Thursday, 30 June 2011

Please Let This Canon 5D Mark II Ashtray Be Fake

I wonder how this happened.

Did a bunch of Chinese businessmen desecrate this Canon 5D Mark II for kicks or were they jonesing for some cigs and had nothing but this used camera lying around?


Universes most distant quasar found powered by massive black hole

A team of European astronomers has used European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and a host of other telescopes to discover and study the most distant quasar found to date.

This brilliant beacon, powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe.


Young Darwins Marginalia Shows Evolution of His Theory

A trove of books from Charles Darwins personal library is now digitized, online and free for all to view.

The collection, displaying Darwins scrawled-in-pencil marginalia, tantalizingly reveals his thought process as he developed the theory of evolution.


Obama Seizes The Bully Pulpit And Tells Congress To Do Their Job

During his press conference Obama seized the bully pulpit, and told Congress that they need to do their jobs on the debt ceiling issue.


iOnRoad An augmented reality app that makes driving safer

Picitup, an Israeli technology company founded in 2007, has announced the launch of a new product, the iOnRoad that is designed to help end users to become aware of future dangers in the road, increasing possible response times and hopefully helping drivers to make better decisions.


Lawsuit by Muslim Worker Told to Remove Hijab Now Its Abercrombies Turn

A Muslim woman worked in the stockroom at a Hollister Co. store in the for several months in 2009-2010 before being fired--according to the complaint--for failing to remove her hijab to be in compliance with the company's "look policy."


Why Do Fingers Wrinkle When They Get Wet

Common knowledge says it's because skin absorbs water, but a scientist proposes a new, evolutionary theory.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Supreme Court Declares Mission Accomplished in Class War Rich Win

In yesterday's narrow 5-4 ruling, a majority of the justices on the U.S.

Supreme Court ruled yet again in favor of rich donors over everyone else. This opinion, in particular, enters the annals of the truly bizarre.


Worlds First Tickle Spa Opens in Spain

Using fingertips and feathers, the new Madrid spa Cosquillarte offers to tickle clients into a state of relaxed bliss


I Love When The Underdog Gets His Revenge VIDEO

I learned as a little brother that this is the most effective way to get back at larger foes.


Microsoft launches cloudbased Office 365

Moments ago, Microsoft officially released its new cloud-based Office product, Office 365, which will compete directly with Google Docs.

The Office 365 suite, which has been in public beta for awhile now, is being targeted at the enterprise market and plans for the entire suite cost between $10 and $27 each month depending on the feature set chosen.


New Mexico Wildfire Forces Los Alamos Lab to Close Residents Evacuate Town

Thousands of residents are leaving the town that hosts America's nuclear weapons lab, Los Alamos, ahead of a wildfire that has shot up towers of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a fire on the lab's property where scientists once conducted tests on radioactive explosives.


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Serengeti Highway Canned Victory for Animals

In what is being called a victory for wildlife and natural resources, a large development project to create a highway through the Serengeti National Park has been called off.

The proposed tar highway would have bisected the northern part of the park. This an area where the annual migration of wildebeests and zebra involves an enormous number of wild animals.


Bride killed in tragic paragliding accident on last day of her dream honeymoon to the Bahamas

Crystal Rodriguez died after her harness apparently snapped, sending her plunging more than 200ft into the sea.


Bristol Palin My Virginity Was Stolen VIDEO

When her mother, Sarah Palin, was thrust into the spotlight as John McCain's vice presidential candidate, Bristol Palin had to come out with a secret, that she was about to be a teen mom.

Now she's revealed her whole story in her book, "Not Afraid of Life," and there are plenty of surprises.


Tell Me About It

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Seagull steals video camera and shoots footage of its flight over French Riviera

With the camera recording at the moment of lift off, the seagull records its flight over Cannes in the south of France, home of the world's most famous film festival.


Genderless preschool bans him and her

AT the Egalia preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.

From the colour and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes.
"Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing," says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher.
"Egalia give


Monday, 27 June 2011

Hugo Chvez in critical condition in Cuban hospital

The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public on June 9, is said to be in 'critical condition, not grave, but critical, in a complicated situation' and is receiving treatment for a pelvic abscess.


How To Write Effectively To Congress

Writing to Congress is the single best way to express your view on public policy.

The average consumer has a surprising ability to influence legislation by crafting a well written missive


Cop Arrested for Stealing iPad at TSA Checkpoint

An off-duty police officer from Fullerton, CA was arrested on felony grand theft charges for stealing an iPad at a TSA checkpoint in the Miami International Airport.


NASA Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

June 21, 2011: In Sept. 1859, on the eve of a below-average solar cycle, the sun unleashed one of the most powerful storms in centuries.

The underlying flare was so unusual, researchers still aren't sure how to categorize it. The blast peppered Earth with the most energetic protons in half-a-millennium, induced electrical currents that set telegraph offices on fire, and sparked Northern Lights over Cuba and Hawaii.

"A similar storm today might k


Sunday, 26 June 2011

Smarter car algorithm shows radio interference risk

An experiment at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology has highlighted some of the hidden risks inherent in (supposedly) smart cars that will depend on radio-based Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for extra safety on the road.


Mexican troops replace police in half a state that borders Texas

Mexican troops fanned out across the border state of Tamaulipas this weekend, taking over security operations in half the state's cities and towns.


Notorious Hacker Group LulzSec Just Announced That Its Finished

Just announced by LulzSec, the hacker group that's been on a tear for the last several days, hacking companies and even the state of Arizona, an announcement that it's finished


The lone Democrat Against Gay Marriage in NY Senator Ruben Diaz comments

Here's one man who shouldn't get re-elected.

Both for his disdain for equal rights and his blatant inability to stay on any sort of coherent topic.


LulzSec Shuts Down Ends Hacking Campaign

LulzSec, the hacker group that has hacked the CIA, U.S.

Senate, Nintendo, Sony and others, has surprisingly announced that it is disbanding.


Google investors fear long battle against feds

The Federal Trade Commission has started a formal investigation into Google's business, raising concerns among investors about a lengthy, distracting probe and potential legal action.


Struggling Unemployed Guy in Mitt Romneys ad Is Actually not Unemployed

Mitt Romneys newly released ad titled, Obamas misery index� showing another struggling American trying to obtain employment is highly questionable.

Ryan King, the struggling guy, who claims to be an unemployed college graduate with only $3 to his name, surviving on baloney, is not telling the entire truth. In fact, it's a lie....


Saturday, 25 June 2011

The woman who died at her own funeral

A Russian woman survives a presumably fatal heart attack � only to die from the shock of waking up in her own casket


Car crash sends man hurtling through window then things get weird [wvid]

What would you do if you were in a car that had just smashed into a person sending them flying through a window? It's a fairly specific question we grant you.


Dogs With Human BodiesNo Biggy [Pics]

Dogs are awesome.

The only thing that would make dogs more awesome is if our dogs had hands so they could help us do work, arms so they could lift things for us, and the rest of a human body so that they could walk around with us and be our cool friend who has an amazing sense of smell


Incredible Tree Climbing Dog VIDEO

The little guy is trained better than any puppy I know.


Friday, 24 June 2011

Gov Rick Scott Wants to DrugTest Welfare Recipients Including His Little Brother

Florida Governor Rick Scott has more than just a 51% disapproval rating and a history of Medicaire fraud.

He also has a bi-polar younger brother, with a history of drug use, living on welfare in Texas.


EFF Australia Heads Down the Slippery Slope Authorizes ISPs to Filter

Starting next month, the vast majority of Australias Internet users will find their access censored, following a decision by the countrys two largest providers--Telstra and Optus--as well as two smaller ISPs (itExtreme and Webshield), to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view.


Receipt Racer Print Your Own Racing Game

You'll never look at your store receipts the same way again..


Top GOPers Walk Out On Budget Talks Wont Budge on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

Republicans gave notice as Eric Cantor walked out of budget talks today, with debt reduction on the table � leaving no Republicans to negotiate.

Disregarding the vulgar tax cuts given to millionaires and billionaires, while piling $6,000 on seniors shoulders per year to pay for the generous tax cuts afforded to the wealthiest. This ploy followed by blaming Democrats for their walkout....


Obama stops short of backing samesex marriage

Unlike the majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, President Obama tells donors that gay couple deserve equal rights - but declines to endorse gay marriage.


Saab cannot afford employee wages

Swedish carmaker Saab says it does not have enough money to pay its employees' wages.


Russias New FleshEating Drug Epidemic Krokodil NSFW due to rotting flesh

It consists of codeine mixed with gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous.

Users typically die within 3 years, but not before their flesh rots off.


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Democrats Explicitly Call Out GOP For Sabotaging The Economic Recovery

They've made it explicit.

Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to sabotage the recovery -- or at least stall it -- by blocking all short-term measures to boost the economy, even ones they previously supported.


Will you help Senator Sanders expose the Koch Echo Chamber

EXPOSE THE KOCHS: The Koch brothers fund multiple think tanks and academic centers to promote their ideology and grow their profits, a Brave New Foundation investigation reveals.

Let's create an echo chamber of truth by using YouTube's SHARE tools above to protect Social Security and counter the Koch billions.


Zhou Xiaoguang the queen of fashion jewellery

How China's 'queen of fashion jewellery' Zhou Xiaoguan rose from hawker to billionaire


Whats Wrong with Green Marketing and How to Fix It

Green marketing -- as it's been practiced -- is over.

It needs to instead grow a sense of humor and be expressed in all of its market-changing glory.


How to become an Author in 5 Incredibly Difficult Steps

There are a lot of questions and answers for new authors out there on the internet, but they always seem to dance around the subject in the name of preserving some sort of artistic mystique.

As is the case with all nice things, I would like to ruin that tradition. I'll talk to you about the publishing process honestly and unflinchingly, even when i


Obama faces steep climb to reelection new poll indicates

President Obama addresses the nation Wednesday night on foreign policy in Afghanistan, but his political future more likely rests with how he handles domestic issues such as the economy.

And in that arena, the latest Bloomberg News poll offers little comfort for the man seeking his second term.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

These Amish teens have never seen the ocean or girls in bikinis

Five Amish teenagers leave their sheltered community for the first time to spend four weeks abroad in the United Kingdom. It's a trip full of firsts � first time on an airplane, first visit to the ocean and first nightclub. We'll see how they react to the seedy streets of London, street performers and the hedonistic lifestyle of an indie rock band they befriend. We'll also see how their simple life clashes with that of the British upper clas


Rap Manager Allegedly Linked to Tupac Attack Arrested in Drug Investigation

James Rosemond, a.k.a.

Jimmy Henchman, alleged to have had a role in the 1994 attack on rapper Tupac Shakur that set off the East Coast-West Coast rap wars of the '90s was arrested in New York this morning by federal agents who claim he is the leader an L.A.-to-NYC coke ring.


Half of US Workers Unhappy with Bosses OneThird Want to Quit

Half of the American workforce may soon be bounding for the building exits, a new survey reveals.

The survey by consulting firm Mercer illustrates just how discontent workers are with their jobs, with half of the 2,400 workers polled expressing unfavorable opinions of their employers.


Chinas Latest Craze Dyeing Pets to Look Like Other Wild Animals PHOTOS

In a sign of the rising China economy, the latest craze in pet culture is dyeing pets to look like other wild animals.

Panda or chow chow? Tiger or retriever? Check out the photos.


The Obama administrations war on whistleblowers

Barack Obama came into office promising transparency, but his administration is pursuing more leak prosecutions than all previous administrations combined.


Russian Magic VIDEO

Those Russian Gypsies have quite the magic touch.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

10 Ad Campaigns That Backfired Badly [PicsVids]

Occasionally advertising executives fail to hit the mark; a joke that passed at the focus group stage ends up flatlining when it hits the TV screen or billboard space.

However, sometimes were cursed, or perhaps even blessed, with beholding the moments when adverts truly backfire, spinning off ungraciously into the land of ironic failure.


Conflict Rages Between the White House and the Military Over Troop Withdrawal

Late last year, shortly before he died, the presidents special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan told me to expect a tremendous debate� in 2011 between those in the administration who wanted a steep and deep� troop withdrawal and those who wanted any draw-down in Afghanistan to be small and shallow.


New Browser Plugin Reveals Email Senders Political Contributions

I just came across a Firefox plugin, Inbox Influence, which gives instant data on which political entities or individuals your email senders are contributing money to.

If, for example, you receive daily news updates from the Washington Post, the following graphic would appear on the right side of the email


Global Warming is Affecting Italian Vineyards

Italian winemakers blame climate change for raising the alcohol content of their wines.

In Italy, longer seasons have led to sweeter grapes and wines with high alcohol.


HTC Tries on Google Goggles for New Ad Campaign

HTC's new ad campaign for its Sensation 4G phone lets users get extra content with Google Goggles.


Military spends more to air condition tents than NASAs entire budget

Military spends more to air condition tents than NASAs entire budget


WalMart Wins Supreme Court Ruling In Historic Sex Discrimination Suit

The Supreme Court today ruled against a class action sex discrimination suit involving 1.5 million women versus Wal-Mart.


Monday, 20 June 2011

Casey Anthony Trial Day 19 Prosecution Ends CaseinChief Defense Calls Surprise Witness a Convicted Kidnapper

As prosecutors masterfully completed their case-in-chief, before Casey Anthonys defense left court on a fishing expedition� for the purposes of deflecting suspicion from their client, Casey Anthony, Baez and company tarried long enough to ask Judge Perry to acquit their client.

Source: Investiga

Life in the Year 2050 Infographic

What do Americans think the world will be like in 40 years?


How To Have Fun Overnight At The Airport

Next time you're stuck overnight at the airport, race wheelchairs, beatbox on the gate mic, and drink free beers like these dudes.


Exploring The Cult Of Beauty Through Generative Art

The newest interactive installation from Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi) modernizes refined tastes and atmospheres.


Aphrodite Jones Reports Public Madness Reminds us Justice for Caylee Anthony Must Prevail

The situation outside the courtroom has gotten so out of hand, police had to be called to break up a fist fight that went on last night, as people are now resorting to sleeping outside the courthouse overnight -- in order to get a seat in court.

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911 Dispatcher Takes Call for Drowning Boy Only to Learn Later the Victim Was Her Son

Dispatcher Tracy Wilson's 17-year-old son Mitchel Krause, had gone to Rock Cut State Park, Illinois but got into trouble after his canoe tipped over.

He later died in hospital.


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Convict says he can clear Amanda Knox

A convicted child murderer has taken the stand at the appeals trial of Amanda Knox, claiming he has information clearing the American student of killing her roommate.


What Do You Say to a Drunken Naked Lady on a Park Bench

You have the right to remain clothed!� We imagine that Mesa, Arizona police said something to that effect to 44-year-old Susan Pollack, who claimed she was only trying to cool off.

In her defense � it is Mesa, Arizona.

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Girl Power 1951 Edition PIC

Girl Power: 1951 Edition (PIC)


Thinking Outside The Box PIC

Thinking Outside The Box (PIC)


After a Decade in Prison Man Proves His Innocence Only to See Inaction From Courts

April 6, 2001, is a day that has haunted Elroy "Eighty-Six" Phillips.

That's the day West Palm Beach cops say they bought nearly a gram of coke from him outside an apartment building at 625 Eighth St. They claimed they paid him $50 for the drugs, and for that, he could spend three decades in prison.

The bust was sketchy from the beginning...


Modern Superman Wears Jeans [image]

I guess not that many people read comics any more, as DC is doing some really, really weird shit in order to reboot their entire universe to get people read their comics and "related" to their superheros


Strange Hooded Guardians Appear All Over Europe

The eerie and powerful Guardians of Time and Light in the art of Manfred Kielnhofer.


Friday, 17 June 2011

Mitt Romney Net Worth Over 200 Million Tells Unemployed People Im Also Unemployed

Leave it to Romney -- net worth over $200 million -- to completely step on his own message by joking about how he, too, is unemployed.


Atheists fed up Believe it

Anti-atheist discrimination is rampant, and were just not going to take it anymore. After the repeal of dont ask, dont tell,� it occurred to me that gays were making greater strides than atheists and agnostics in popular acceptance.


Wart blasted off with shotgun

For five years Sean Murphy was driven to distraction by a painful blemish that no amount of creams, ointments or doctors' appointments could cure.

So he came up with his own radical and permament procedure to remove the stubborn wart forever - he blasted it with a 12-bore shotgun.


Disney Raises Theme Park Admission Again

The Walt Disney Company announced the cost of a one-day pass to Disneyland had risen from $76 to $80, the second price increase in a year.

What do you think?


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Bored teenager sparks outrage after pegging puppy up on washing line and posting photos on Facebook

A Filipino teenager has sparked outrage after pegging his puppy out on a clothes line and posting pictures of the helpless animal on Facebook.

Jerzon Senador, from Calamba, Laguna, is likely to face animal cruelty charges after deciding to carry out the stunt because he was bored.
The teenager suspended the struggling puppy from the skin on its back as he took photographs from different angles.


Video Lioness tries to eat baby visiting the zoo

Read 'Lioness tries to eat baby visiting the zoo' from our blog Daily Buzz on Yahoo! News.

On a visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, baby Trent and his parents learn a valuable lesson: don't look so tasty when you're visiting the lions. Angie, a 400-pound lioness, clearly thinks one-year-old Trent looks like a � Continue reading ��


Hong Kong Has Pink Dolphins

I've posted about pink hippos and odd dolphin behavior before here at Animal Oddities, but I've never posted about pink dolphins.

Check out the news report below on the rare Chinese white dolphin, which is less white and more pink. These dolphins are a popular attraction in the waters off Hong Kong, where conservationists raise awareness about these strangely-colored marine mammals' plight. This video explains dolphins' fascinating ability to div

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Sky Sharks Pictures of SuperPredators Snatching Prey From the Air

What one-ton fish armed with rows of dagger-like teeth can rocket ten feet out of the ocean in pursuit of its prey? None other than the great white shark, a super predator that has honed its killing skills over hundreds of millions of years.

Husband-and-wife photography team Chris and Monique Fallows share their pictures, experiences, and insights collected over many years of following sharks and other predators in Africa.


US Airways Worker Hid in Plane

A US Airways employee is arrested in Pittsburgh.

The man, who has not been named, allegedly tucked himself away near the tail of a Boeing 737, reports said.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Karma Sex offender has heart attack while raping 77yearold woman

He was 5-foot-7 and weighed 250 pounds, so he wasn't in the best of shape when he bicycled two miles to break into an elderly woman's home and rape her at knifepoint.


Discover Marco Tempest and his amazing iPhone magic tricks [wvid]

Here's a question for you � is it magic when the magician performing said "magic" not only tells you how he's doing it... but also uses iPhones to carry out his tricks?


Brilliant Animated Star Wars Neon Signs

In this modern age of infinitely available culture, Twitter and Tumblr have formed important arenas for artists and general creative heads to post their work for wider consumption, and thank God for that.

Not only has the advent of social media opened the world to the collected rantings of too many unstable people to mention, it has also served a hugely valuable service for geniuses like Mr Whaite a pop artist who occasionally produces Neon Sign


New Campaign Attempts to Solve Rick Santorums Google Problem

Don't know what that is? Just google "Rick Santorum."


6 People Who Had No Clue Their Faces Were WorldFamous

Imagine that your face has been famous for years or decades, and you never had any idea.

This happens -- people have found out that completely without their knowledge, they've become icons.


Police Searching For Owner Of 38 Bales Of Marijuana

I can't tell you to leave spurious, humorous and insulting tips, because that would clearly be illegal and oh-so-disrespectful of the great state of Florida's harsh marijuana laws.

No, really, stop it! Don't do that! You darn rascals!


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Insomnia Cap May Allay Sleeping Blues

Could treating insomnia be as simple as putting on a cap to slow down the brain's metabolism during sleep?


Obama said if he were Weiner he wouldnt stick it out Hed resign

In an exclusive interview to air on TODAY Tuesday, President Barack Obama tells Ann Curry that Rep.

Anthony Weiners sexing scandal has embarrassed himself, his wife and family.� He also discusses jobs, the economy and says the nations debt problem can be solved without big, radical change.�


25 Incredible Examples of Urban Camouflage [PICS]

Most of the pictures in this gallery feature Chinese artist Liu Bolin, dubbed The Invisible Man�, who has mastered the art of incredible urban camouflage.

Bolin camouflages himself perfectly into urban landscapes by painting his body to look like his background.


Is Pakistans nuclear arsenal vulnerable to terrorists

Evidence of terror ties to the Pakistani government raises questions about the worlds fastest growing nuclear arsenal.


Killing The American Dream One Corporate Tax Cut At A Time

Each corporate tax cut that is passed places more pressure on the middle class and moves the American dream further away for those who strive to reach it.


Birdsong independent of brain size

The brains of all vertebrates display gender-related differences.

In songbirds, for example, the size of the brain areas that control their singing behaviour could be linked to the size of their song repertoires. In many songbird species, only the males sing and indeed, they do have ...


Monday, 13 June 2011

Current Senate Sets New Record For Delays

The Senate is now so unable to function under its broken rules that its members are giving up on trying to penetrate the wall of obstruction.

Fully one third of the Senates work time is now spent on quorum calls,� a procedure that is used when absolutely nothing is happening on the Senate floor:


Britains soil is as dry as a desert study shows

It was once a green and pleasant land, but the spring drought has left parts of Britain as dry as a desert, soil tests have found.


Talking traditional Samoan tattooing

Sulu'ape Steve Looney comes to the great tradition of tattooing through his teacher, Suluape Petelo, a descendant of one of the original families tattooing in Samoa.


Congress Hires Drummer

You wouldnt believe how much his steady backbeat helps keep bills and budget proposals rolling along, not to mention adding some zip to those filibusters,� Sen.

Alfonse DAmato (R-NY) said. Lombardo provides a rock-solid foundation upon which Congress can really jam.�


Sarah Palin Email Frenzy Backfires on Her Media Antagonists

The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palins governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.

One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are no


Whos The Police And Whos The Crook Anyway

The past few years has seen a development that may look like the tables have turned completely with respect for the law.

The people who are upholding the law and guaranteeing our fundamental rights are hunted activists. They are defending our law-written rights against none other than law enforcement. Whos the police these days, anyway, and whos the crook?


Can the GOP Trick the Public Into Thinking Obamas to Blame for High Gas Prices

That's precisely what they're trying to do, and they're not shy about it.

Earlier this week, I pointed out the Politico article that spells out exactly how the Tea Party-affiliated group Americans for Prosperity plans on pushing the message that Obama's to blame for high gas prices.


Sunday, 12 June 2011

This Is Not Banksy VIDEO

People continue to wonder who Bansky is and where his art will show up next.

One thing is for sure, this is not him.


How To Be A Person A Guide To Life For The Recent Graduate

Greetings, graduating classes of 2011! Congratulations on accomplishing all you have accomplished to get here, and pre-congratulations on all the accomplishments you will surely accomplish in your accomplishful futures.


My vote for best gif ever

My vote for best gif ever


Forgiveable Face

Forgiveable Face

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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Only life rule youll ever need pic

Only life rule you'll ever need... (pic)


Would you like to take a test drive of This Mercedes Benz 600

Would you like to take a test drive of This Mercedes Benz 600


North Korea Is the end of Kim Jong Il the only hope

For North Korea to move forward, Kim Jong Il must be removed.


Virginia is for what

Virginia is for what?


Get Blown Away By This Architectural Music Light Show

I love what happens when you put technology in the hands of very creative people like Andr Chocron.

Using only time-lapse photography, the Norwegian director created one of the best music light shows I've seen.


Flowchart Should You Post a Photo of Your Wiener on Twitter

Weve all dealt with this difficult question before: should you post a photo of your wiener on Twitter? Im not sure why this is even an issue that we as a society have to deal with, but it is: a lot of adults have gotten into big trouble for posting pictures of their wieners on the internet.


Friday, 10 June 2011

Hubbles Legacy Imaging the Beauty of the Universe

The lecture considers the legacy of both Edwin Hubble and the Space Telescope that bears his name - from Hubble's discovery of the expanding universe to the obs..


Rule by Rentiers

Who benefits from economic stagnation?


Microsoft loses Supreme Court case on Canadian patent

Microsoft Corp suffered a defeat on Thursday when the Supreme Court upheld a record $290 million jury verdict against the software giant for infringing a small Canadian company's patent.


Hilary Clinton may quit State Dept for World Bank


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday.

The former first lady and onetime political rival to....


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Obamacare goes to courtLegal battle over health law moves to Atlanta courtroom

The multi-pronged legal battle over President Obamas health-care law moves to an Atlanta courtroom Wednesday, where a three-judge appellate court panel will hear oral arguments in a suit brought by Florida and 25 other states challenging its constitutionality.

The case before the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit will be the fourth to reach the mid-level stage of a legal marathon widely expected to end in the Supreme Court.


Rep Anthony Weiners Wife Pregnant With Their First Child

Theres a little Weiner on the way! Anthony Weiner apologized profusely to his wife Huma Abedin in his tearful press conference Monday, but in a shocking development, it appears that she is pregnant.


Kinoto Raided In Massive Police Operation Admins Arrested

Europe just witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history with the raid of the popular movie streaming portal

More than a dozen people connected to the site were arrested after police officers in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands raided several residential addresses and data centers. hosted no illicit content itself, but indexed material stored on file-hosters and other streaming services.


Worlds Most Embarrassing Dad PICS

Dales sheer enthusiasm for embarrassing his son knows no bounds.


Polar Bear stole your car

Polar Bear stole your car.


Peter Diamond and Paul Krugman are cowards

Faced with the possibility of affecting change by taking a role in Washington, Peter Diamond and Paul Krugman show their true colors: They're cowards, says David Weidner.


Scott Walker Removes Painting of Milwaukee Children from Governors Mansion

Governor Scott Walker and his wife have replaced a David Lenz painting of three Milwaukee children of different races with a century-old painting of Old Abe, a Civil War-era bald eagle from Wisconsin, in the Executive Residence.


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

SpiderMan Is Fabulous VIDEO

I don't think this is quite what they had in mind when they designed these.


The Sun lets loose a HUGE explosion Bad Astronomy Discover Magazine

Astronomy | "Early this morning, the Sun erupted with an explosion [that] can only [be described] as ginormous.

Were in no danger from it, but the size and scope of this thing are simply spectacular. [...] What [this video shows] is a solar flare (an enormous explosion of pent-up magnetic energy) coupled with a prominence (a physical eruption of gas from the surface). This event blasted something like a billion tons of material away from the S


Why Dont You Look At Me When We Make Love PIC

Why Don't You Look At Me When We Make Love? (PIC)


Planking in Los Angeles [Video]

Comedy duo The Walsh Brothers & friends go Planking in Los Angeles.


What its like inside BotCon the ultimate Transformers convention PICS

What it's like inside BotCon, the ultimate Transformers convention (PICS)


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

More than 9 in 10 Americans believe in God

Poll shows U.S. still extremely religious -- unlike our Canadian, U.K. or European allies


In A Quantum First Light Is Created From A Vacuum

In what may be a landmark experimental proof of quantum mechanics, a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden is claiming to have created sparks in a vacuum.


The New Orthodoxy is Fundamentalist Americanism

The relationship between religion and politics is, to my mind, the central question of our time.

As the false totalisms of the twentieth century - communism, fascism, Nazism - have been revealed as oppressive, murderous lies, insecure and inadequate human...


AOL INSIDER Here Are 12 Reasons Why The AOLHuffington Post Merger Is Going Down In Flames AOL

AOL bought Huffington Post for $315 million earlier this year.

So far, according to a reader, the intergration is going very badly: Twelve reasons why the AOL � Huffington Post merger is going down in flames. The...


Chiles Puyehue Volcano Erupts [PICS]

On Saturday, a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain of south-central Chile erupted after lying dormant for more than 50 years.

The government evacuated several thousand residents as Puyehue threw ash more than 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, pushing the plume toward neighboring Argentina. Authorities had already put the area around the volcano on alert after a flurry of earthquakes earlier on Saturday -- at one point, the tremors reached an a


Monday, 6 June 2011

Israeli troops battle protesters in Syria 20 dead

Israeli troops on Sunday battled hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to burst across Syria's frontier with the Golan Heights, killing a reported 20 people and wounding scores more in the second outbreak of deadly violence in the border area in less than a month.


Track Thieves Cause Train Derailment Methhead Recycling Again

Bogus metals recycling has been a topic of interest on TreeHugger since 2007.

Once the easy metal pickings get scarfed up, demand for even a base metal like steel will eventually return, tempting thievery that is occasionally amplified by the idiotic desperation of meth addiction


Antimatter Atoms Trapped for More Than 15 Minutes

CERN physicists have forced flighty atoms of antihydrogen to stick around, potentially affording a better look at how antimatter behaves


Muslim creationists same as the old creationists Pharyngula

There were Muslims lurking about here at the Dublin conference, and I spent a few minutes talking to them and grabbing some of their literature.

I can tell you this: don't bother. They were boring and utterly unoriginal


Beansprouts likely Ecoli cause in Germany

Beansprouts grown in Germany are suspected as the likely source of an E.coli outbreak that has left at least 21 people dead, German officials say.


A Filibuster Creates an Overnight Celebrity

Senator Wendy Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, filibustered to stop a school finance plan and became a political star overnight.


Why the Overhaul of the Nations Food Safety System Has Stalled

As a scary E. coli outbreak spreads across Europe, health authorities in the EU are coming to grips with the fact that the transnational body may not be ready to investigate and stop a major foodborne illness.

But surely we'd do better if a similar outbreak occurred in the U.S.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Bruce Campbell says Happy Birthday [VIDEO]

Somewhere there is a lucky girl having a very cool Happy Birthday moment, courtesy of the Evil Dead star


Papercraft Topo Maps As Modern Art

These simply beautiful papercut maps really caught our eye.


What Are We Yelling At Our Childrens Graduation

Is this over yet?


Jack kevorkians Painting 1915 Genocide 1945

1915 Genocide 1945� equates the Armenian Genocide with the Holocaust by featuring a Nazi and an Ottoman arm both holding a decapitated head with one Star of David earring and one earring featuring the Armenian flags design.

This painting incorporates actual blood in the paint (often reported as Kevorkian's own blood).


Saturday, 4 June 2011

The Cheapest Games in the World

IGN takes a look at the varying prices of games around the world and gives the verdict on which country is cheapest.


TimeLapse Video Catches Milky Way Season in Swing

Far from starscape-dulling city lights, farmer and photographer Randy Halverson spent three weeks creating a new video of the spinning night sky.

Amazing stuff.


EA Announces Origin to Compete with Steam

Can EA launch an effective digital distribution store to rival Steam? Or are they too late to the party? EAs new online storefront that the publisher hopes will help it carve out a slice of the gaming digital distribution market.

One thing that already has gamers doubting its chances is that Origin will not be EAs first attempt to do this.


Paul Ryan Who Supported Auto Bailout And TARP Says Government Shouldnt Pick Winners

House Budget chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered a well-received speech at Friday's Faith and Freedom Conference in which he warned that the government needed to remove itself from the free market.


E3 Preview

The countdown to E3 2011 begins! Get an inside look at what to expect from the biggest gaming event of the year!


E3 2011 Preview The 10 Questions that MUST be Answered

E3, the biggest show on Earth, is kicking off on Tuesday in sunny Los Angeles.

At this minute, the world's largest publishers are building their multi-million-dollar stands, plugging in their shiny demo machines and awaiting the onslaught of ravenous games journalists, hungry for triple-A goodies.


Friday, 3 June 2011

The Crooks Who Created Modern Wiretapping Law

During Prohibition, the government tapped telephones without warrants; after all, the lines left the home.

It took 40 years, and the arrest of a bookie, for the Supreme Court to conclude that privacy wasn't a matter of physical location.


Your old laptops are killing people in China

Worldwide, we generate around 20 � 30 million tons of e-waste every year.

Its a whole lot of cell phones/smart-phones, TV sets, and computers�and iPads and e-readers and all of the many, many, many things the industry is concocting to sell you in the future


34 Reasons Were Losing the Cyber War

Here, in no particular order, are the top 34 reasons we're losing the war.

For example: 1) The game is rigged; 3) There's no Internet User Guide; 6) SSL is a sham; 8) Public Wi-Fi; 14) Programming is still an art and one best done by the fewest possible people; 29) Google.


Windows 8 Nice for tablets but what about PCs

For a company that continues to play up how many more PCs are being sold than iPads and Android tablets, the new Windows 8 default UI seems like somewhat of an odd choice.


Northeast Tornado Watch NYC Philadelphia Boston Included In June 1 2011 Alert

A system of strong storms is headed straight for the northeastern United States, prompting a National Weather Service alert for a tornado watch for a wide area until 8 p.m.

Eastern Time tonight.


Gmail attack shows growing cybercrime sophistication

In the cyber war being fought across international boundaries, the recent Gmail hack of top U.S. and South Korean officials makes one thing clear, analysts say: the bad guys are winning.


Thursday, 2 June 2011

BREAKING The Vatican Gets Sued

Dozens of alleged victims of child sex abuse in Belgium's Roman Catholic Church announce they are to take legal action against the Vatican.


God Deserves a Cosmological Explanation

Cosmologists claim to have found a way to rid themselves of the need for a God-like observer.

Now they can begin to take him (or her) seriously


Next Mars Rover Will See in 3D Color

Two digital color cameras on the mast of NASA's next Mars rover will complement each other in showing the surface of Mars in exquisite detail.

They are the left and right eyes of the Mast Camera, or Mastcam, instrument on...


Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle nuclear crisis

A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station.


Major panel Drug War Failed Legalize Marijuana

Instead of punishing users who "do no harm to others," the commission argues that governments should end criminalization of drug use


Ancient hominid males stayed home while females roamed

The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Lonely death of a gentle giant who washed up on an English beach [PICS]

The sperm whale became beached because it got lost, a marine expert involved in the rescue bid said today.


Odd Rodent Rediscovered

Conservationists in Columbia, South America recently had an unexpected surprise: the rediscovery of a mammal that hadn't been seen for 113 years! Known as the red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis), the guinea pig-sized rodent was throught to be extinct until one randomly emerged from the forest at the El Dorado Nature Preserve.

Researchers Lizzie Noble and Simon McKeown were looking for amphibians and just happened to be standing righ

Source: AnimalPlanetAnimalOddities (Animal Planet: Animal Oddities)

Can You Really Conduct A Citizens Arrest

There may come a point in your life during which you're walking down the street only to witness a crime.

You may or may not consider stepping in and conducting a citizen's arrest.


Questioning the Small Business Administration

Armed with questions from our Board of Directors, we recently sat down with Karen Mills, administrator of the Small Business Administration, for a wide-ranging conversation about the agency and its work on behalf of entrepreneurs.


The 5 Saddest Things People Do to Look Smart

The biggest problem is that there's a lot of different kinds of smart, and we can't all be good at all of them.

Some people just panic and think there's only two groups of people - the smart and the dumb.


Who Inspires MythBuster Adam Savage

MythBuster Adam Savage talks about inspiration with attendees of the 2011 Maker Faire Bay Area.

What inspires you?