Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Troy Davis loses lastditch clemency bid after winning global support CSMonitorcom

Troy Davis, a death row inmate who garnered global support for his claims of innocence, was denied clemency Tuesday by a Georgia parole board.

His execution is scheduled for Wednesday night.


Travis Rice Talks Jackass John Candy And The Art Of Flight

Following months of anticipation and several badass trailers, Travis Rice and the snowboarders behind "The Art of Flight" have descended upon New York City for the world premiere of their visually stunning masterpiece.


INFOGRAPHIC The Incredibly Lengthy Process of Designing a Cereal Box

Costing millions of dollars.


How to Turn Web Apps into Desktop Apps

If you want the reliability and stability of a desktop program without giving up the functionality of a Web app, we've got the solution.


Google finally adds search to Google

And invitations are no longer needed; anyone can join.

As for how many want to, well �


Facebook Seeks Exec to Build Hollywood Media Ties

Facebook is looking to hire a big-name executive to cultivate relationships and strike deals with the film and music industries to bolster its media offerings.


Criticize The Better Business Bureau And Theyll Pull Your Accreditation Techdirt

For many consumers, the Better Business Bureau is considered the authoritative, objective source on whether or not a small business is trustworthy.

Most people think of the group as being quite trustworthy itself. But who's the Better Business...


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Pentagon Ready for gay ban repeal Tuesday

The Pentagon says the military is adequately prepared for the official lifting Tuesday of the legal ban on gays serving openly.


Netflix renames DVD service to Qwikster video games coming VentureBeat

Say goodbye to the iconic red Netflix DVD envelope: CEO Reed Hastings announced tonight that the company will be splitting its business in two, with its DVD-by-mail service getting a name change to Qwikster, while Netflix will focus on streaming video.


Plane Crash At Reno Air Show Kills Nine Injures Dozens

Three are dead and dozens injured after a pilot lost control of his plane at an air show in Reno.


Student protests in Chile

The ongoing student demonstrations in Chile began as a protest over the costs, profits, and fairness of higher education there. They have since attracted other segments of Chilean society venting frustration over wages, health care, and other issues. Uniting the protesters is common dissatisfaction with hugely unpopular President Sebastian Pinera and social inequality. Workers joined a 48-hour general strike in August which, like many demonstr


Monday, 19 September 2011

Miami Invaded By Giant HouseEating Snails

A Miami neighborhood has been invaded by giant African land snails, 10-inch long creatures that eat everything from garbage to the stucco on the sides of houses. "It's us against the snails," says the local official leading the eradication effort.


Sir Did You Order A WakeUp Call VIDEO

...and he was just getting a nice nap and tan in.


Students Gain Love of Space with SPHERES Summer Camp

Teachers commonly ask students to share summer experiences.

This year a few can say that they controlled satellites on the ISS!


Pirate Party Enters Berlin Parliament After Historical Election Win

For the first time in history a Pirate Party has managed to enter a federal parliament.

With an estimated 9 percent of the total vote the Pirate Party exceeded the 5% floor needed to enter the Berlin parliament with several seats. For the international Pirate Party movement this is the second major success after the European elections of 2009.


Hundreds of protesters descend to Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street organizers want people to swarm into lower Manhattan on September 17 and set up camp for two months, then "incessantly repeat one simple demand."


23 Rejected Covers of Famous Books

23 Rejected Covers of Famous Books


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unable to afford heavy weight (funny Pic)


Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Guardian Will Resist Scotland Yards Demand to Reveal Phone Hacking Source

In an unprecedented move, Scotland Yard is demanding that the Guardian release the names of their sources, using the UKs Official Secrets Act to justify their actions.

The UKs Official Secrets Act was designed for spies, not journalists sources. The maximum fine for violating the Official Secrets Act is life imprisonment.


NASAs Webb Telescope Completes MirrorCoating Milestone

The James Webb Space Telescopes mirrors have completed their coating process which allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light.


Daughters of Mondale Kennedy Both Dead at 51

Kara Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen.

Edward Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale have died. Both were 51. (Sept. 17)


Womens sex strike ends fighting in Philippine villages

MANILA, Philippines - Women ended armed clashes in 2 Mindanao villages by not having sex with their husbands unless the men laid down their weapons, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


The Fast Fix Can Obama keep the presidency

President Obama will have a tough time in the 2012 election with the country's economic problems looming overhead.

Dark clouds have been gathering around President Obama for months now as the still struggling economy threatens to imperil his chances at winning a second term next year. But, there's evidence that a silver lining might be [...]


Greek man sets himself on fire after denied a loan renegotiation

A 55-year old man set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki, northern Greece after he asked for a renegotiation of his overdue loan payments on his home and business, but was refused by


Saturday, 17 September 2011

TechCrunch George Costanzas Infamous Wallet Is The Star Of New Google Wallet Commercial

While Google Wallet didn't come out this summer as expected, Google has just unveiled first Google Wallet commercial, starring none other than Seinfeld's George Costanza and his overstuffed wallet.


Arizona Man Gives the Best Description of a Car Crash Ever

A Phoenix man became trapped inside his SUV on Thursday after he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and strike a utility pole.

In the process, the driver rear-ended another vehicle driven by a man named George Lindell, who later described the events to local Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV...


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That would be so nice (PIC)


Mom Lured Teen 16 For Sex Using World of Warcraft Video Game

Angie Jenkins was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison and ordered to pay $4,480 in restitution to the Buffalo, N.Y. victim, the U.S.

Attorney's Office in Buffalo said. She pleaded guilty in April to receiving child pornography.


God I Love Rookie Hazing in Major League Baseball

In case you guys dont know, its that time of year again.

Mid to late September is when rookies all around baseball are called up to the big club.


Mortal Kombat is the Franchises

It's also the year's best-selling fighting game.


Friday, 16 September 2011

Criminal Probe Closes In as FBI Raids the Home of Gov Scott Walkers Top Aide

About a dozen law enforcement officers including the Milwaukee FBI raided Cindy Archers Madison home yesterday as part of an FBI investigation into allegations that staffers of Walker's worked on his campaign on the county dime while he was running for governor.

This investigation may be....


Dial M for Murder [Video]

Murder has never been this easy to abbreviate via text message.

Official Funny or Die short written by Justin Becker (Sorry, Dad) and directed by David Green (Meltdown).


Senators Blast FBI Terror Training Lies

The FBI swears it's stopped teaching agents that mainstream Muslims are proto-terrorists and that Mohammed is a cult leader.

But top Senators aren't


Honey Badger Dont Give a Shit

Honey Badger - the Most BAD ASS Animal on the planet!


12 Most Poisonous Snakes on Earth [Pics]

A list of the twelve most venomous snakes in the world, with amazing pictures of all of the scary serpents!


Warning over planning black hole

Problems with the planning system have left a multi million-pound black hole in council finances, Scotland's spending watchdog warns.


66 Kids Crammed in a Mini Van

Police in northern China were shocked to discover 66 school children crammed into a minivan.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Woman says I do to evil robot Game fan uses Portal 2 villain to pop the question

A game fan delivered one of the oddest proposals ever - delivered by the sinister villain in the hit game Portal 2.


How to Drive 1418 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas

The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is estimated to get a solid 40 mpg on the highway.

But a team of hypermiling� specialists�who utilize special driving techniques to boost a vehicles fuel economy�just finished a trip through every Lower 48 state while averaging 64.55 miles per gallon. They broke a Guinness World Record in the process.


Obama If you love me ask Congress to pass my jobs bill

President Obama continued pushing his jobs bill in battleground states on Wednesday, telling a fired-up crowd of students at North Carolina State University that, "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill!"

Obama, speaking to a crowd of more than 9,000 people in an unairconditioned auditorium, reiterated the main points of his recently-unveiled American Jobs Act, and urged students to help him get it passed through Congress.


Daily Kos That was my brothers death you were cheering you aholes Updated

I had not planned on watching the debate because it conflicted with more important activities, like a new episode of The Closer. But even more importantly, it was being held at a time when I had committed to posting a diary for The Grieving Room. That diary was about the death of my brother from a very painful, uninsured struggle against metastatic cancer.


NASA Announces Design for New Deep Space Exploration System

NASA is ready to move forward with development of the Space Launch System -- an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle for human exploration.


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Iran TV bans shirtless men and love triangles

Provocative love stories on TV banned in apparent bow to hard-line Muslim clerics complaining about scenes in foreign movies


Spain Revives Rape Case Against Saudi Prince

Spain has reopened a sexual assault case against a Saudi prince, reviving accusations that he raped a model on his yacht in the Spanish Mediterranean in 2008.


Return of the Big GOP Medicare Lie

The participant's in last night's GOP presidential debate once again took the opportunity to pretend that the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") put a massive dent in Medicare by cutting $500 billion from the program.

Michele Bachmann told us that "We know that President Obama stole over $500 billion out of Medicare to switch it over to Obamacare." Mitt Romney intoned "He cut Medicare by $500 billion.

This is a Democratic president the liberal, s


Irans Video Guide to Good Sex

Authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have approved a sex education DVD that covers everything from foreplay to premature ejaculation.


Paying for Obamas Jobs Bill Tax Hikes For The Rich

The president wants to fund his $447 billion jobs bill by scrapping tax breaks for hedge fund managers � and families making north of $250,000 a year.


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Sea Ports Not as Safe As They Should Be

California's ports move about 40 percent of the container cargo transported in and out of the United States.

By 2012, all cargo ships are supposed to undergo physical inspection, but right now that happens only 5 percent of the time.


Global Warming Could Put Florida Nuclear Reactors Under Water

Hurricanes are getting stronger; droughts and floods are more frequent.

In South Florida, waters rose roughly six inches between 1930 and 1981. That might not sound like much, but it's just the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg. "We are the most vulnerable metropolitan area in the world when it comes to sea-level rise," University of Miami professor Harold Wanless says. And, the avuncular geologist adds, that's nothing.


Fedup obese man suing White Castle for bigger booths

White Castle has the taste some people can't live without, but it also features moderately sized booths.

These booths do not sit well (sorry) with 290-pound stockbroker Martin Kessman, who filed suit last week in Manhattan federal court after the fast-food chain failed to increase the size of their booths, which Kessman said they repeatedly promised to do at his local establishment. So he's suing.


Another FaithHealing Death of a Child Puts Oregon City Parents on Trial

The Hickmans are members of the Followers of Christ, an Oregon City faith-healing church.

The congregation has a long history of children dying from curable conditions because parents rejected medical care in favor of spiritual treatments.


Monday, 12 September 2011

US video game sales slide 23 in August

Sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in the United States continued to slide in August according to new data from NPD Group, again dipp


Coral reefs will be gone by end of the century

Coral reefs are on course to become the first ecosystem that human activity will eliminate entirely from the Earth, a leading United Nations scientist claims.

He says this event will occur before the end of the present century, which means that there are children already born who will live to see a world without coral.


Taliban offered bin Laden trial before 911

Former minister says group was prepared to see bin Laden put on trial prior to 9/11, but US was not interested.


6 Ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling Your Mind

6 Ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling Your Mind


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Chris Brown Gets 95 Parking Tickets Dismissed

Chris Brown escapes $15,000 in parking fines by having 95 of his 117 tickets dismissed.


10 Things You Can Do On A Kindle Thatll Make You Forget The iPad

If you have a Kindle, and you're enviously eyeing the iPad as an improvement upon the e-reader you're holding in your hands, you have at least 10 reasons to feel content


Top 10 Most Embarrassing Marriage Proposal Rejections

Marriage is a complicated thing.

They say if a marriage 7 years you two are probably going to be together forever. Unfortunately though the divorce rate in America is 50%, getting married is like a 1 in 2 gamble and really I'm not a fan of those odds.


911 changed my life forever

A Muslim author on the impact of the tragic event.


Great digital expectations at IKEA as eBook sales rise

IKEA is introducing a new, deeper version of its ubiquitous BILLY� bookcase for people to display ornaments rather than store books.


Scientology vs Anonymous Spin War Over a Potential Defector

There's more intrigue surrounding the debate over who won the latest battle in the three-year war between San Francisco's...


Want a Retro Electric Car Firm Plans AllElectric VW Beetle

When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned the end of a 60-year production run.


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Twenty Terrible Dog Haircuts

Its important to remember that not all dog haircuts� are deliberate.

For example, if you ever see a dog with dreadlocks�thats probably a Komondor. It has that coat to protect it from wolves.


How Special Ops Copied alQaida to Kill It

After 9/11, al-Qaida was widely denounced as a brutal band of fanatics.

But one special operations commander thought its organizational structure was kind of brilliant. He set out to build, in essence, America's very own al-Qaida.


Hiphop Charter School Planned for Portland at Risk of Being Closed

REAL Prep Charter Academy, more than three years in the making, is scheduled to open Monday in Portland's Pearl District to serve students in grades nine through 12.

The school's designers have spent $500,000 in federal grants to get the school and its curriculum up and running.


xkcd File Transfer

xkcd: File Transfer


Whats Your Internet Dick Rating

Dear commenters, before you write anything in Gizmodo or any other blog or forum today, please print this image, read it and tape it right next to your computer screen.

Alternatively, go here now and buy the fucking t-shirt. [Rosscott]


5 Bits of Advice That Dont Make Sense Until Its Too Late

5 Bits of Advice That Don't Make Sense Until It's Too Late


Friday, 9 September 2011

Rick Perry Says Its Misinformation To Suggest He Wants To Abolish Social Security

Today at a campaign stop in Newport Beach, California, one attendee asked Perry for his reaction to Romneys charge that he wants to abolish Social Security because its a Ponzi scheme.� Perry responded, Id say thats misinformation: ATTENDEE: Romneys advisers said you want to abolish Social Security because its a Ponzi scheme.

What do you [...]


5 Exotic Animals Vs Invasive Species

Forget home-field advantage: When species roam, they can thrive.

Free from their own predators and among other species that aren't used to competing with them, invasive species can monopolize resources and alter delicate ecological relationships. One way biocontrol experts have countered invasive-species threats is by bringing in other exotic species to target the invaders. As some past examples show, such tinkering can work, but it also can prod


Queen Elizabeth Uses Green Hydroelectricity to Power Windsor Castle

The Queen has given the green light to power Windsor Castle by hydroelectricity, using two giant turbines.

The 40-ton Archimedes Screws were lowered into place by crane at Romney Weir on the River Thames, within sight of her favorite royal residence...


4 Million Microloans Visualized in 4 Minutes [VIDEO]

Kiva has put out a data visualization showing what happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 people in need around the planet.


Drunk Swedish elk found in tree

An intoxicated Swedish elk is freed from a fruit tree after becoming caught while hunting for fermenting apples.


The quest for jobs

A LITTLE geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West.

If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich members of the OECD lived in one country, its population would be similar to Spains. In Spain itself, which has the Wests highest jobless rate (21%), the number of people without work matches the combined population of Madrid and Barcelona. In America the 14m people officially jobless would form the


Americans flee north to Canada for economic opportunity

As the U.S. economy worsens, more Americans are immigrating to Canada in search of jobs and a more affordable lifestyle.

Many are finding it more difficult to get in than they thought.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

5 Reasons Cleveland Rocks

Don't overlook this Ohio town as a vacation destination.

Here's 5 great reasons to checkout Cleveland.


Cable Reveals Extent Of Lapdoggery From Swedish Govt On Copyright Monopoly

Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media.

In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests.


EU spends 25m encouraging people to eat insects

The European Union thinks creepy crawlies should start appearing on menus after experts in Brussels recommended that bugs could be a vital source of nutrition.


AMAZON How The Second Best Strategy Is Taking Them To The Top

Amazon is having success drafting in the #2 position in several digital products and services.

It's the reason that their market cap is approaching $100 bill...


Canine heroes of 911 set example for new generation

While there were hundreds of human heroes in the days following the September 11 attacks, there were four-legged heroes too -- the dogs who searched for survivors and bodies in the rubble of buildings and planes.


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New York Governor Signs Bear Protection Legislation Into Law

Success! Governor Cuomo has signed a law to protect New York bears from being hunted for their gallbladders and bile.

Thank to all who signed the Care2 petition!


Facebook to offer Spotify service as a rival to Apples iTunes

Facebook's 750 million users will soon be able to listen to music through the site - sharing songs in the same way users now share videos, Hollywood films and news links.


Female Orgasm Remains an Evolutionary Mystery

After baffling biologists for decades, the female orgasm has resisted yet another attempt to explain its elusive evolutionary origins.


How Americas Most Promising Private Companies are Selected [INFOGRAPHIC]

How America's Most Promising Private Companies are Selected [INFOGRAPHIC]


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The 10 Greatest Uses of Trash Talk in the History of War

The 10 Greatest Uses of Trash Talk in the History of War


Lab Chimps See Light for the First Time

Lab Chimps See Light for the First Time


Guinness World Record confirms Sonim XP3300 Forces status as the worlds toughest phone

The Sonim XP3300 Force is officially the World's Toughest Phone, as confirmed by the Guinness World Records folks.


The Weirdest Things the FDA Thinks Will Kill You

Remember: only you can keep your family safe from potentially lethal neck massagers.


Dapper Mustached Monkeys VIDEO

They got more class than me in just their mustache.


14 Months of Naked Men Cats the Official Cat Lady Calendar

Introducing 6 Packs/9 Lives, a wall-hanger featuing 14 months of hot dudes letting it all hang out with their feline friends.

Mr. March chills with Bubbles the tabby; Mr. February shares a Popsicle with Mr. Vittles; and Mr. June cuddles with a gaggle of kittens tangled with yarn.


Monday, 5 September 2011

TB relative could be new vaccine

Injecting modified bacteria - related to those which cause tuberculosis - has the potential to protect against the lung disease, say US scientists.


AFP Tropical Storm Lee makes landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee made landfall in the southern US state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing with it torrential rains threatening floods in parts of the country, US government forecasters said.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency, saying flooding was the state's "primary concern."

Lee came ashore just 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Lafayette, packing sustained winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, the Mi


If Rick Perry is an economic miracle worker why are so many Texans going hungry

John Turner: Simple: because so much of his job creation is minimum wage


1252 Peaceful Protesters Arrested Opposing Tar Sands Pipeline at the White House

Today marked the final day in the two week-long marathon of tar sands pipeline protests outside the White House.

In all, 1,252 scientists, authors, farmers, activists, students, grandmothers, indigenous people, religious leaders -- you name it -- were arrested


What Will School Look Like in 10 Years

Computers, electronic whiteboards and other interactive technologies are fundamentally changing American education, according to experts interviewed by The Times.


Googles Schmidt Motorola buy is about more than just patents

Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt on Thursday reiterated that the company's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility i


Canadian Police Impound 2 Million Worth of Luxury Cars After Street Race

This news pains our Top Gear-loving souls.

Police in Vancouver say they hauled away 13 sports cars worth $2 million after a dangerous street race that witnesses say reached speeds of 125 mph (200 kph). Facing off on a busy highway on Wednesday afternoon, the 13 drivers were easily picked up by police.� That's because [...]


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Deathbed quotes of the rich and famous

When famous people die, their last words go down in history - with unpredictable results.


Feds Check Urban Dictionary to Crack GunStore Death Threat

U.S. federal agents used Urban Dictionary to bust an Indiana man accused of sending a barely comprehensible death threat on Facebook to a gun store manager, according to a U.S.

District Court complaint.


Me first No Me

"This is Lucy and Ricky

Source: DailyCuddle (Daily Cuddle)

8 eerie abandoned amusement parks

Take a ride ... or not


20 Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs That You Probably Havent Seen Yet

His Journey of Life.


Reporter Borrows 2011 Chevy Volt During Hurricane Irene Both Survive

We hear time and time again the claim that electric and plug-in hybrids are great for the environment -- but cant handle bad weather.


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Panasonic Turns On OLED Lighting Roadmap Announces Record Efficiency

Japan-based Panasonic Electric Works (PEW) has announced an aggressive roadmap to make organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) lighting a part of the not so distant future.

The company has said it will launch easy to embed OLED lighting modules with built-in control circuits in December for use by lighting fixture manufacturers locally and overseas. PEW will cultivate new customers to create a new lighting device market. The modules are targeted as


Android in spaaaace

Which is where the Nexus S comes in.

After taking a ride up to the ISS on the last manned Shuttle launch, two Nexus S devices are being used by NASA to give these droids � err, robots � more powers.


Sony Ericsson announces Xperia Arc S with 14GHz CPU

Even today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of the sexiest phones to ever exist in my book, hindered only by its late 2010 specs.


Hacking ATMs With Infrared Cameras

Residual heat from fingertips leaves your PIN number visible on ATM keypads.


Motorola Droid 2 meets Android 23 Gingerbread

Verizon will soon push the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update out to Motorola Droid 2 owners.


The bittern is back One of Britains rarest birds returns from brink of extinction to enjoy its best year on record

The numbers of breeding males has topped 100 for the first time since 1997.

Conservationists said there were 104 birds across England, up from 11 just 15 years ago.


25 Firms Paid More to CEOs Than in Taxes

Twenty-five of the 100 largest U.S. corporations paid their chief executives more last year than they paid in federal income taxes..


Friday, 2 September 2011

The Disgusting 911 Memorial Coloring Book

Is coloring in the burning World Trade Center � or putting glitter on a Navy SEAL shooting Osama bin Laden � the right way to teach kids about 9/11?


Futuristic Urban MegaStructures Update

By that logic, a colossal 2 kilometer high mega-structure should be really easy to visualize and put together.

Of course, this is exaggerated and only meant to emphasize thoughtfulness in design. But speaking of immense skyscrapers... We've already talked about gigantic city-structures of Paolo Soleri.


Russian cannibal ate gay date WTF

A 21-year-old Russian chef brutally stabbed his gay date to death and then cooked him into meatballs.


Why Are US Army Soldiers Pants Breaking

Our soldiers just got one more enemy in Afghanistan: their own pants.

It seems their pants�which are completely new and supposed to be more durable than previous models�can't survive the rigors of the desert.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

How To Capture An Asteroid and Why Motherboard

Every now and again, Jupiter will get a cosmic couchsurfer of sorts in the form of an asteroid.

Rocks of various sizes get snagged by the planets massive gravity, orbit around for a while, clean out the fridge, and then stumble back out into the solar system. Sometimes they do as little as one orbit around the planet, sometimes several.


Germany Fights NeoNazis After Norway Killings

Forced by law to subsidize neo-Nazis who win legislative seats, German lawmakers seek to banish the party.

But how?


Party Poopers New York City Bars Dogs from Bars

In New York, a dog can no longer walk into a bar - the city's health department says so.

The citys history of dog-friendly establishments predates most of its bars. In the 19th century, saloons often housed dogs as security. Occasionally, the animals attracted crowds of gamblers, who wagered on how many penned rats a dog could kill in five minutes. (The record was 60, which New Yorks champion terrier failed to break when he was dispatched t


Alabama Governor Denies Soldiers Request for Flag to Post in Afghanistan


Robert Bentley's office last week refused the request of a soldier from Alabama who asked the office to give him an Alabama flag to fly in Afghanistan, where he is deployed.


Panel tallies massive waste and fraud in wartime US contracts

A nonpartisan panel reporting to Congress says the United States is wasting $12 million a day among contracts issued in support of American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Amazing Gravity Defying Trick Photography Photos

At first glance, Tokyo-based photographer Hayashi Natsumis levitation self-portrait series is reminiscent of the photographic works of Creator Li Wei.

Hovering in mid-air, both artists capture nanoseconds of impossible-seeming, posed performance.


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Man Hits 7YearOld Son on Tour Boat and Tosses Him Overboard

A man who was arguing with his girlfriend aboard a tour boat is accused of extending his rage to his 7-year-old son, who the man allegedly hit and then threw overboard.


Just letting digg know Irene wasnt only tipped over lawn chairs

Just letting digg know Irene wasn't only tipped over lawn chairs


Tangle Fairy is an Asshole Video

An ancient evil torments a young man.


This is a human heart alive and beating in a box

It's like something out of science fiction or a horror movie or both: in order to facilitate transplants, we can now keep human hearts alive and beating and toasty warm inside a special electromechanical box full of fresh blood.

Up until this point, live organs have been transported from donors to patients in coolers, buried in ice to keep them "fresh." This only works for about six hours, which is why private jets, helicopters, and ambulances ar


Polygamist Leader Jeffs in Coma in Texas Hospital in Critical Condition

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was in critical condition in a Texas hospital Monday after falling ill during a fast, a state prison official and his attorney said.

A source familiar with Jeffs' medical condition told CNN Monday that Jeffs was in a coma. The source did.....


A Monster Forecast for Washington DC Cartoon

A Monster Forecast for Washington DC (Cartoon)


A Game of Office Dodgeball [Video]

Guy pelts his boss with a dodgeball!


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Wheres WaldoMan has a Waldo scene tattooed across his back pic

One "Where's Waldo" fan will always be able to find his favorite stripy-shirted children's character - after having him tattooed on his back.

Music producer John Mosley , 22, sat patiently for 24 hours while tattooist Rytch Soddy created a scene featuring150 characters and Waldo hiding among them.
The artwork was created in s studio in Norwich and raised 2,000 for charity.


The mystery of Sri Lankas grease devils

A few nights ago Tuan Mohamed Saleh Nona Faris heard a rustling outside her house and saw a shadow move.

"He looked like a gorilla, he was completely covered in black from top to toe.

I couldn't see his face or hands," the elderly lady in the west coast fishing district of Puttalam said.

She believes the intruder was one of Sri Lanka's notorious "grease devils".


6 Animals That Kill Natures Scariest Creatures For Fun

We have made it our mission to celebrate the underrated badasses of the animal kingdom because in general, Hollywood has taught us to be afraid of the wrong creatures.

For instance, for every animal you'd be terrified to run across in the wild, the odds are there is at least one other beast who sees it as a tasty snack. And often it's what you'd least expect. Like ...


Taiwan hospital transplants HIVinfected organs into patients

A hospital in Taiwan transplants HIV-infected organs into five patients.


Monday, 29 August 2011

Colin Powell Cheney takes cheap shots in new book

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke with Bob Schieffer about Dick Cheney's new book, which the former Vice President said would cause "heads around Washington, D.C. to explode."


Clever Hurricane Preparation Pic

If you don't want your poolside furniture to blow away in a hurricane and you don't have a place to store it all, why not get clever.


How Businesses Use Social Media for Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]

Employers are taking note of the importance of social media in the recruiting process, and the majority of businesses are turning to social media to find and evaluate job candidates.


After IreneLittle damage seen in many places

From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions.

But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.
More than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast lost power, and at least 11 deaths were blamed on the storm. But as day broke Sunday, surprisingly light damage was repor


As Climate Changes Scientists See Irene as a Harbinger

Scientists dont know if hurricanes are currently getting worse because of climate change, but many say they will get more intense as the climate warms.


UnderwearMasked Man Robs Convenience Store

Like snowflakes, each stupid criminal's act of imbecility is unique.

And full of surprises. For instance, you would think that a crook wearing a black and white flowered dress as he embarked on his caper would be the weirdest part. Not so in Dallas.

Source: InvestigationDiscoveryStupidCriminals (Investigation Discovery

Trying to Recreate The Social Network at Harvard Today

Trying to Recreate 'The Social Network' at Harvard Today


Sunday, 28 August 2011

The FAA Signs Off on Boeings 787 Dreamliner

At long last, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is ready for commercial service.


Pets During Hurricanes What To Do

Hurricane-savvy animal experts share their pet safety tips as Irene causes evacuations.


Uh oh House Repubs voted against hurricane forecasting funding

In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms.

The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOPs 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the presidents own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed upgrades to the satellites that gather the data th


Marine species discovered on Gorringe seamount in pictures

An expedition by Oceana in the Portuguese Atlantic has identified more than 100 marine species on Gorringe seamount.


US official alQaidas No 2 leader Atiyah Abd alRahman killed in Pakistan

Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.


5 Questions for the Brains CodeBreaker

Sheila Nirenberg hopes to cure blindness by combining an artificial eye, gene therapy in the brain, and some skillful translation between them.


Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hurricane Irene Apps Maps and More

Some of the best Web sites, iOS and Android apps, Twitter lists and mapping tools to keep up on Hurricane Irene


Dolphins Trustworthy Computer Experts

Nothing phishy here at all.

How could a face like that lie to you?..


Samsung reportedly confirms Nexus Prime

In an attempt to stop the spread of a leaked Nexus Prime firmware build, Samsungs legal department appears to have confirmed both the existence of the phone and rumors that device was built by Samsung.


What Steve Jobs resignation means to rivals

Tim Cook is not set to change Apple's strategy, but Samsung, Google and others
are making the market more competitive than ever anyway


Perry signs pledge on antigay marriage amendment

Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage � a reversal from a month ago when the Texas governor said he so supported individual states' rights that he was fine with New York's approval of same-sex marriage.


The 5 Worst Things Found By X Ray Technicians

These horror stories were a nightmare to watch, but they make for some pretty cool stories for an x ray tech to tell.

The best souvenir from an ordeal regarding inedible objects inappropriately appearing inside one's body is keeping the X-rays from the event.


Readers Choice Awards 2011 Tablets and Ebook Readers

The Tablet and e-reader market is still pretty new, but our readers have used them long enough to find out which models stand out when it comes to reliability and quality.


Friday, 26 August 2011

US Road Travel Hits SevenYear Low

Thanks to the combination of higher gas prices and stagnant unemployment, roadway use in the United States fell 1.1 percent during the first half of the year, marking the lowest tally on record since the start of 2004.


Too Many Antibiotics Are Making You Fat

By age 18, most Americans have had up to 20 doses of antibiotics.

And that might be making us fat. According to a commentary published in Thursday's issue of Nature, over-killing bacteria might be causing obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma.


US Teachers Spend 13 Billion Out of Pocket on Classroom Materials

Public school teachers in the United States spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year, according to new research released by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies.


The Rules Of Quitting Smoking

Ten steps to stopping, starting, and stopping smoking.


In Africa the waves eat you for breakfast

In Africa, the waves eat you for breakfast.


Thursday, 25 August 2011

One of Five Reasons to Live in Portland OR

Free Sex�This city program must be one of the most successful.

Come sundown, beautiful women and men line the boulevards of this great city. Dressed festively, they are in such chipper moods that inevitably within moments of giving them a lift (they always seem to be in need of a ride), things start getting intimate. One time, after seeing a person for the second time that evening, I asked if he/she/he-she/she-he/it-he had the proper paperwork


Doesnt Care About the Picture

Doesn't Care About the Picture


Whats the Worlds BestSelling Beer

Heineken? Carlsberg? Budweiser? Wrong, and you've probably never heard of it unless you are from China.

The answer is Snow Beer. The Telegraph reports that Chinese Snow Beer, a joint venture between SABMiller and China Resources Enterprise, scored the global number one sales for the past three years. It sold 16.5 billion pints last year [...]


PETA is Making XXX Porn to Promote Animal Rights Awesome

PETA's great at making you cringe, and its latest attempt to stop you from eating - and beating - your meat is with, a XXX website said to feature regular people in porny positions with surprise clips showing what happens to chickens before they reach your plate.

Is your appetite whet yet?


15 Million Bees Now Living at Chicago airport

There are now 1.5 million bees living in beehives in this open space.

The beehives are tended mainly by carefully screened former convicts. The felons work for Sweet Beginnings, an enterprise that employs them as beekeepers, landscapers and food processors.


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

5 Physical Details That Reveal Highly Personal Information

None of these are 100 percent, and you should not use any of them to make unfair assumptions about people.

It is only in the name of entertainment that we point out that researchers have found ...


When you see it

When you see it�


Marvels Next Big Thing Shattered Heroes

With Marvels big event Fear Itself wrapping up, whats next? Turns out, its Shattered Heroes, a line-wide branding that deals with the fall-out from Fear Itself, as well as leading directly into the NEXT big Marvel event.


Evidence that humans began cooking with fire 2m years ago

Processing food played a vital role in human evolution.

By boosting calorie intake, and reducing feeding time, it aided survival, say Harvard University researchers.


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Time Spent Viewing Ads Online vs Television

1.3% of time spent viewing video online is spent viewing ads compared to 20-30% on TV.


Michelle Bachmann Revealed To Be Elaborate Joaquin Phoenix Performance Piece

Michelle Bachmann Revealed To Be Elaborate Joaquin Phoenix Performance Piece


Keith Olbermann Rep Eric Cantor an idiot tool of the rich

On his Worst Persons� segment of Countdown Monday night, Keith Olbermann called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) an idiot tool of the rich� for claiming in an op-ed piece that President Barack Obama wanted to make it harder to create jobs and incite class warfare.

Only an idiot believes ...


Russians unveil space hotel

"Getting away from it all" may be a travel marketing clich, but the phrase might take on a whole new meaning come 2016.


Will they Eat Crow News From Libya Pushes GOP Candidates to Respond

During remarks in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of mission muddle�.

Representative Michele Bachmann stood by her original criticism on the President's action and strategy Monday. Hey, heads up you buncha Republican bozos? You were wrong!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Evidence of Active Water on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter beams back images that suggest rivulets of water, flowing in spring and summer, then evaporating


Bank of America Files to Foreclose on Elderly Couple for Paying Their Mortgage Early

When James became ill, the couple encountered financial difficulties because of high medical bills.

The couple asked Bank of America to modify the loan.

There was a catch. The couple would have to first officially default on their $1,400-a-month payment. The couple did that and entered into the modification plan, which reduced their payment to $916. Sharon Bullington made the January payment on Dec. 23, and the bank accepted the money, according


Egyptian Spiderman removes Israeli flag from embassy

23-year-old painter, Ahmed El-Shahat, decided to take matters into his own hands, climbing to the top of the 13-story building to remove the Israeli flag.

He managed this at night, with no rope, whilst carrying an Egyptian flag which he then swapped for the Israeli one.


Man tries using feet to stop truck with faulty brakes

Fred Flintstone brakes don't work -- as a Detroit-area man has learned the hard way.


Is That Review a Fake

Deceptive reviews on the Web can be very hard even for experts to identify as fake.

A team of researchers at Cornell University has been developing sophisticated automated methods to detect them, based on analysis of the text. Here are some of the features that their algorithm looks for, using this example of a fake hotel review.


A Person Inside a Costume of a Person Inside of a Costume Pic

When Monsters, Inc. meets Inception, our brains melt.


In pictures Rebels advance into Tripoli

Images from the Tripoli area as rebel forces move into the Libyan capital.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Michele Bachmann is not the female Republican leader we need

Michele Bachmann is a woman of Republican leader Mary Louise Smiths legacy but without her values.


Blog Debunks 13YearOld Scientists Solar Power Breakthrough

It asks: how did this become international news?


FreakOutNation Karl Rove Gives a Gift to Dems Believes Sarah Palin Will Run for President

On Fox News this morning Karl Rove, a long-time critic of Sarah Palins, as if presenting a gift to Democrats, stated that he believes the half-term Governor of Alaska will enter the Republican Presidential race around Labor Day.


Chain of Lies The Resurrection of Email Slander Against Michelle Obama

Another lie, resurrected by the Right.

Yes, its election time which means your inbox will soon be full of those charming chain emails conservatives are so fond of sending, but so incapable of fact-checking themselves.
Today, I got the Michelle Obama salary chain of lies from 2009. They dont even feel it necessary to find new lies, apparently. Just this past week, they rolled out the stale, debunked, and ignored.....


No HP youre off the mark

HP's Jon Zilber took to a company blog in an effort to call the press out and convince us all that webOS lives on.

It did not go well.


FACT CHECK Recession is culprit in high US debt

This is from CNBC...Much of the present large gap between tax revenues and federal spending comes not from political decisions but from what happens to a nation's finances during any deep recession, economists suggest.

But you wouldn't know it from some of the recent campaign rhetoric.

The Republican candidates all want to shrink government's role by slashing spending and taxes, and repealing or suspending regulations.


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Man Somehow Overcomes Alcoholism Without Jesus

CHICAGO-Despite a lack of divine intervention by the Son of God or any other higher power, area man Tom Wendt has somehow managed to overcome his alcoholism, sources confirmed Friday.


Honeycomb Carbon Crystals Possibly Detected in Space

Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space.


Guantanamo Prisoner Noor Uthman Muhammed Guantanamo Story

We follow Prisoner 707, Noor Uthman Muhammed, to find out how the unlucky men got to the island prison, and whether it'll ever be possible for us all to leave.


Top 10 Celebrities Caught Behaving Badly on Planes

Celebrities are not known for being patient - and they probably didn't get famous for being nice.


Scientists explain coffee stains as mystery of physics

Studying how coffee stains dry could help scientists improve the ways inks and paints are made to dry.


GigaTons Of Ice Crawl Off Antarctica

Satellite data shows how ice moves from the interior of the Antarctic continent to the coasts.

This color-coded animation shows vast movement on geologic time scales.


At least 6 killed in attacks in Israel

The Associated Press said Israeli soldiers have been targeted by explosive devices and a second vehicle was attacked in southern Israel, following an ambush by gunmen of a bus near the border with Egypt.


Friday, 19 August 2011

An oral history of Boston Hardcore

Anthony Pappalardo helped write Radio Silence, one of the few retrospectives of 80s American hardcore that nobody hates.

He also played in Ten Yard Fight, the band pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the jockification of straightedge in the mid 90s.


Top 9 People Who Obliviously Mistake Things for Toilets

From convenience stores, to pantry cupboards, and beyond, here are 9 glorious examples of people who have partaken in the strange and smelly cocktail of obliviousness and biological functioning and found themselves unable to distinguish ordinary places from restrooms.


Cannibal Tadpoles Eat Siblings

Cane toads tadpoles in Australia cannibalise eggs to safeguard their own survival, according to scientists.


NASA Video Shows Huge Sun Storm Grow to Engulf Earth

For the first time, scientists have watched the evolution of a huge solar storm, from its origin on the sun until its collision with Earth 93 million miles later.


Oxford Dictionary Defines Sexting Cyberbullying

Geek-centric words sexting, woot, textspeak and retweet are among the latest terms to be added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.


Doctor Kills Partner and 3YearOld Son with 5 Knives 100 Stab Wounds


Louis Chen didn't show for his first day of work as an endocrinologist. A concerned nurse found him in his home covered in blood, his 29-year-old partner and 3-year-old son stabbed to death.


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Manhattans mysterious bookfilled car

For 11 years, a battered green Honda Civic, bursting at the seams with books, has been parked at the corner of Columbus Ave. and 68th St., in the middle of Manhattan's fancy Upper West Side.

Source: filled-car

Google Chrome 12 The Fastest Browser In The World

Google Chrome is apparently the fastest browser in the world.

At least this is what the results of a recent test, that measured the loading speed of websites, are showing.


Gymnasts Tampons Are Huge

Gymnast's Tampons Are Huge


5 Movie Characters Who Were Wildly Unqualified for Their Job

5 Movie Characters Who Were Wildly Unqualified for Their Job


Zynga sued for patent infringement

A games company is accusing Zynga of infringing its patents and asking that it shut down its most popular games for the Facebook social network, including FarmVille and Mafia Wars.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Scientists expand knowledge of cell process involved in many diseases

As part of a joint research effort with the University of Michigan, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time defined the structure of one of the cell's most basic engines, which is required for cell growth, as it assembles from its components.


Ill keep your seat warm Pic

I'll keep your seat warm (Pic)

Source: DailyCuddle (Daily Cuddle)

GOP Super Committee Member Pledges Not To Chop Entitlement Benefits Or Raise Retirement Age

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) surprised many when he appointed a Republican widely perceived as a moderate, Rep.

Fred Upton (MI), to serve as one of six GOP members on the congressional super committee� tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit savings by November. Conservatives are worried that Upton will not toe the GOPs hardline stance....


California Store Gives Away All Items for Free

If everything's free, is it still a store? No matter � the Long Beach Free Store just says all its items are 100% off.

That's right, just walk in, look around, and take items home at no cost.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Casey Anthony Linked to Caylees Untimely Death State Agency Reports

A state agency investigating Caylee Anthonys untimely death says Casey Anthony failed to protect her child from harm or possibly that the acquitted murder defendant harmed her daughter in some manner. Could this official document affect Casey Anthonys expressed wishes to adopt another child?

Source: InvestigationDiscovery-theCriminalReportDa

Personal Grilling Dynamics Pic

Anyone who puts meat to grill on a regular basis knows exactly how this feels.


In Vitro Fertilization May Help Older Cheetahs Reproduce

Following the discovery that the eggs of older cheetahs are still in normal condition, scientists aim to fertilize and transfer the eggs to younger females, infusing the captive cheetah population with new genes.


MPAA Lobbies For Wall Street Reform

It is no secret that the MPAA and RIAA spend millions in Washington to guarantee that their anti-piracy interests are secured.

However, it turns out that not all the lobbying dollars go to secure the well-being of workers in the entertainment industry. The MPAA has also spent significant funds on the implementation of a Wall Street reform law, one that was proposed by the new MPAA CEO Chris Dodd when he was senator.


Woman sold in black market baby adoption reunited with her birth mother 34 years later

Sara Hudson was snatched from the arms of her birth mother, Kathleen Rhodes, in a Long Island parking lot by Brooklyn lawyer and rabbi Seymour Fenichel in 1976.


When Galaxies Collide Photos of Great Galactic Crashes

Photos of colliding galaxies show the chaotic, beautiful process of galactic mergers.


Monday, 15 August 2011

National Beef recalls 60424 lbs of ground beef for ecoli


CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said National Beef Packing Co has recalled about 60,424 pounds of ground beef products produced by an Ohio processing plant on suspicion of contamination by e.coli 0157:H7 bacteria.


Stop Coddling the SuperRich

We mega-rich should not continue to get extraordinary tax breaks while most Americans struggle to make ends meet.


A soothing voice can change your hormonesbut a text message wont

It's not always easy to distinguish between human social interactions and the complex chemical interactions that underpin them.

Just hearing a calming, familiar voice can alter a person's hormones in a beneficial way...and technology just gets in the way. That's the finding of biological...


Norway attack suspect returns to scene of shooting

The suspect accused of ambushing a political youth retreat and killing dozens of people in Norway last month returned to the island where the shooting rampage took place as part of a police investigation, authorities said Sunday.


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Des Moines TV Station Refuses to Air Colberts Super PAC Ad

In the wake of their decision, they should have expected nothing less than ridicule and satire from Colbert himself.� WOI, the local ABC affiliate, thought better of airing his commercial a mere hour before its scheduled debut on Wednesday night.

Colbert paid to have his FEC-approved Super PAC commercials air on the three primary Des [...]


Apples Spaceship Just Got More Beautiful

We're all quite familiar with how beautiful the proposed new Apple campus is supposed to look.

Well, today Cupertino released high-res renders of the facility.

Source: er/gallery/

Germany marks Berlin Walls 50th

Germany marks the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, with commemorations for those who died trying to escape across it.


Neil deGrasse Tyson continues his onslaught on the governments betrayal of science

The passionate astronomer takes to Twitter and puts a little sarcasm into his latest attack.


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Income inequality is bad for rich people too

Japan, which made a conscious decision to impose the costs of its post bubble hangover on all members of society to preserve stability, has gotten through its lost two decades with remarkable grace.

The US seems to be implementing the polar opposite playbook, and there are good reasons to think the outcome of this experiment will be ugly indeed.


AntiGay Republican Cruised Craigslist for Male Prostitute

Indiana State Rep.

Phillip "Phil" Hinkle, a Republican who recently voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, had quite a Saturday evening this past weekend in the company of an 18-year-old young man named "Kameryn," to whom Hinkle allegedly showed his penis and then "grabbed in...

Source: gay-republican-cruised-craigslist-for-male-prostitute

The complete idiots guide to protecting American Atheists

A group of atheists have filed a lawsuit to prevent the inclusion of the historic Ground Zero Cross at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

We have learned from their lawsuit that they, have suffered, are suffering, and will continue to suffer damages, both physical and emotional, from the existence of the challenged cross.� Atheists have reportedly endured cross-induced, dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and m


Your Senator Is Probably a Millionaire

A new ranking of the richest members of the House and Senate.


Cosmic Exclamation Point

VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction.

The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on galaxy at the bottom of the image is VV 340 South. Millions of years later these two spirals will merge -- much like the Milky Way and Andromeda will likely do billions of years from now. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple) are s


UK riots Man gets 6 months in prison for stealing a bottle of water

It was a day of frenzied activity in magistrates courts as the long riot cleanup entered its judicial phase.


Friday, 12 August 2011

How one arrest escalated into Britains largest national crisis since 1980

On Saturday, Aug. 6, people gathered in Tottenham to protest the police shooting of a 29-year-old local man.

It quickly escalated into riots, looting and arson.


US Stocks Jump at Start of Trading

The gains on Thursday, in what could be another unpredictable trading day, came despite declines in European shares, led by drops in French bank stocks.


UK riots Birminghams Muslims and Sikhs debate retribution for deaths

Emotions run high at candlelit vigil for three men killed in riots as Asian communities weigh up response to tensions


3 more buttocks slashings in Fairfax stores reported

Three women tell police they, too, may have been victims of a serial buttocks slasher in Fairfax County stores.


Tea Party Rep Bank Should Have Known I Wouldnt Be Able To Repay 22 Million Loan

Tea Party aligned Georgia Rep.

Tom Graves (R), who castigates Washington for fiscal irresponsibility, reached an out of court settlement Wednesday after he was sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan -- which his attorney argued is the bank's fault for lending him the money in the first place.


Dont get Neil Degrasse Tyson started on the antiscience politicians

As weve learned time and time again, when you need to hear someone kvetch hard about the state of science in this country, point your radio telescopes at Hayden Planetarium head Neil deGrasse.


UFO sightings revealed in files

The latest batch of secret Ministry of Defence files detailing UFO sightings around Wales are made public for the first time.


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Angry Birds Superhero Mashups

Angry Birds Superhero Mashups: How do you make Angry Birds even better? Give 'em superpowers.


State Going Full Blast With Theft Charges Against Former TSA Screener Says Lawyer

Toussain Puddie, the 32-year-old former TSA screener who says he mistakenly took home a Montblanc pen belonging to car dealer Rick Case, was arraigned on Monday for grand theft charges relating to the incident.


Live in Idaho and Want an Electric Car Youre In For a Long Wait

If California is the undisputed capital of electric cars in North America, which state is its antithesis? According to the Idaho Business Review, Idaho could be that state, with both the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Nissan Leaf unavailable at present.

Worse still, Nissan wont be even making...


Man too poor to pay fishing fine sent to jail

Kyle Dewitt spent three days in jail because he was too poor to pay a fishing fine. ..he offered to pay $100 up front, and repay the rest in a month.

But Judge Raymond Voet of Ionia, Mich., refused.


Deaf man complains nudists would not provide interpreter

A deaf man has accused a nudist park in upstate New York of violating federal law by refusing to provide him with a sign-language interpreter at an annual festival.


The Dos and Donts of Dating Mark Hamill [PIC]

You'll have a great chance to scoring with Luke Skywalker if you practice yoga... who knew?


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Mattels Angel Bikiniclad Farrah Fawcett Barbie doll becomes an instant collectors item

Farrah Fawcett has been given a new lease of life in the unlikely guise of a Barbie doll.

Taking the favourite Charlie's Angel star's famed poster pose as inspiration, the Farrah Barbie wears a red swimsuit and sits against a backdrop of a striped Mexican rug.
And like the poster, the doll has been a sell-out success.
The record-breaking 1976 poster sold over ten million copies, helping to immortalise Farrah Fawcett's trademark smile and flaxen l


Airplane Circles Wall Street With Banner Thanks For The Downgrade You Should All Be Fired

On Tuesday, less than a week after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit for the first time in history, a plane circled lower Manhattan with a banner that read: "Thanks for the downgrade.

You should all be fired," according to a tweet by AmericanBanker.


9 Steps to Creating Your Own HyperIntelligent Ape

Growing up, it's every boy's dream to one day stand up in front of his peers, introduce a hyper-intelligent ape he raised from a baby, and tell the audience that he'll never forgive them for doubting him. "I will feast on your entrails!" this ur-child screams, pounding his fists on the podium. "So please, I beg of you, take care of yourselves! High-fiber foods!"


Study Lizards are way smarter than you think

Tropical lizards show they can solve novel problems and remember the solutions


Bachmanns Views On Slavery Are Worse Than You Thought

Ryan Lizza's profile of Bachmann reveals that Bachmann's odd perspective on slavery isn't a series of gaffes, but rather "a world view." Lizza explains that Bachmann is a believer in a kind of Christian conservative reimagining of slavery, where "many Christians opposed slavery" but owned them anyway and didn't free them because "it might be very difficult for a freed slave to make a living in that economy; under such circumstances setting sla