A few links for your Friday...
1. I was having some problem figuring out how much I was going to end up paying in extras by ordering from a photography company. Then I found this site which explained things to me. Basically, I should pay no duty because there is none on photo equipment. It also gives good advice on what kind of shipping you should use.
It becomes very apparent that using basic UPS or USPS will get you burned pretty badly and end up costing you more money because of brokerage fees.
2. Cancer rates in the U.S. are continuing to decline rapidly. Strong anti-smoking campaigns over the past couple of decades are being given the credit.
3. Just in case you're wondering how much dope goes for in Iqaluit, Voila. Judging by the writing skills of the person involved, I suspect that he might be a regular user.
4. I originally got this from Warren Ellis site, where he was concerned about "zombie babies." But it does sound a touch creepy.
Here's the story. Doctor's feel they are getting close to a womb transplant. Basically taking the womb from a recently deceased woman and transplanting into a woman who wants to have children, but is unable for whatever reason. Theoretically no different than getting a heart transplant.
Except that it sounds really creepy. A live baby being born from the womb of a dead woman. I realize it should be no different than any other transplant, but man, there's something just weird about this. Not even getting into what would happen if the body started to reject the womb if she were pregnant.