sábado, 28 de febrero de 2009

The 59 Best Breakfast Places in America

Unranked, incomplete, and unimpeachable list of the best breakfasts across the country.

No brunch allowed. Does your favorite joint make it?

Check it out here:
http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/best-breakfasts-0309

Treasure Hunting in Afghanistan

Archaeologists from around the world are now looking at what lies beneath the ruins of more than two decades of war in Afghanistan.

Check it:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1882179_1851234,00.html

Plasterers in Great Britain

Handy list of Plasterers in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Link source:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/building-works/tradesmen/plasterer/

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of cancers report

A huge proportion of many common cancers could be prevented through diet, exercise and healthy weight maintenance, says a sweeping international report released Thursday.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/02/26/cancer-prevent.html

The 2000 car you cant buy in the US

India's tiny Tata Nano, priced at 100,000 rupees, or about $2,000 at current exchange rates, will not be sold in the United States.

Cars will reach dealerships across India in April, and production for the first year is expected to reach 250,000 vehicles. The Nano's unveiling in January 2008 caused a stir worldwide and especially in India.

Link source:
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveonaCar/2000-dollar-car-coming-to-showrooms.aspx

viernes, 27 de febrero de 2009

The Neon Signs of Los Angeles PHOTOSET

Superb signs, including the most important of them all: In-N-Out

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/sets/72157607753097566/

Oldest English words identified

Some of the oldest words in the English and other Indo-European languages have been identified, scientists believe.Reading University researchers say "I", "we", "two" and "three" are among the oldest in use and date back as much as 40,000 years.

Check it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7911645.stm

10 Most SoulCrushingly Terrible Jobs Ever

These are some of the worst forms of jobs ever created.

Read the full story here:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/top_10_100/127_top_10_list.html

Kites [Pic]

Kites ...... [Pic]

The full story is here:
http://s5.tinypic.com/24q8qoo.jpg

Operation Pork Vintage Board Game and Pork Recipes

Vintage board games and pork recipes just go hand in hand.

The full story is here:
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/Recipes/Operation-Pig.html

Sensational Blog Photos Help Man Discover His Family Roots

A couple of weeks ago I received an email thanking me for posting photos of the old buildings in the village of Matten, Switzerland on my blog.

The message, which was from a William Diesslin, read in part: You didnt know it at the time, but you photographed my great grandfathers store front! Ive attached the photo for your reference.

Source:
http://holeinthedonut.com/2009/02/18/family-roots-discovered-through-blog-photo/

The Slow Death of Handwriting

Christmas cards, shopping lists and what else? The occasions in which we write by hand are fewer and fewer.

A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts. The art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript.

From:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7907888.stm

jueves, 26 de febrero de 2009

Racist Texas Town Hangs Noose Confederate Flag in Workplace

Paris, Texas, was trying to fight an image of racism.

But the big employer in town let these stay up while black workers complained. PIX. And WTF?!?

Source:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-paris_webfeb25,0,4203830.story

Interior Designers in Great Britain

Useful list of Interior Designers in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/planning-design/interior-design/design/

Top 10 Cars To Can

Chryslers killing the Aspen, Durango and PT Cruiser (thankfully).

GM has serious doubts about the futures of Saab and Saturn. Heres a look at 10 other cars that should follow suit before it's too late.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/cars/top-10-cars-to-can.html

Pulp Zombie Fiction How Zombies Shambled into Pop Culture

It's generally accepted that horrors iconic monsters have a long and colorful literary history.

The ghost and vampire, for example, both trace their heritage back to distinguished works of fiction from the nineteenth century and earlier. However, the zombie really did not become a part of American popular culture until 1929.

Link:
http://booksandauthorsblog.com/archives/164

A History Of Mafia Names

The Mafia's got its legends, & its hall-of-famers, if you will.

I know there are a lot of readers who love to learn about the history of the Mafia. So, for those of you who love Mafia history, pay attention (& the rest of yous, shut your traps & just read the article). So heres a history of Mafia names you should know & remember.

Check it:
http://www.askmen.com/money/mafioso_200/219_a-history-of-mafia-names.html??

Beyond Obamas Hope State of the Culture is Scared

Wall Street isn't the only place with a fearful lack of understanding these days.

Whether it's horror in Hollywood or Mumbai, the digital era has become boxed in to the unknown.

The full story is here:
http://www.esquire.com/features/thousand-words-on-culture/dark-matter-0309?src=digg

Bentley Continental Supersports clocks 204 mph

I want this car.

Really, really want it. All I have to do is sell my house and family and rob a few banks.

Link source:
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20090225/GENEVA/302249994

miércoles, 25 de febrero de 2009

Scientists discover gene that can grow TEETH

Researchers have pinpointed the gene that governs the production of tooth enamel, raising the tantalising possibility of people one day growing extra teeth when needed.

Link:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1153575/Found-gene-grow-new-teeth.html

Worlds Fattest Man Set to Marry

The world's heaviest man says he is to marry his girlfriend later this month after losing nearly half his original body weight.

Link source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7648634.stm

The Worlds Most Unhealthy Restaurant

This hospital-themed burger joint has a menu featuring French fries cooked in pure lard, cigarettes and Quadruple Bypass Burgers, which packs over two pounds of meat and 8,000 calories.

Link:
http://www.king-mag.com/online/?p=8423

Colorful Mardi Gras Madness pics

The pageantry, color and straight-up craziness of Mardi Gras goes on display.

Source:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-mardi-gras0224-pg,0,6587198.photogallery?index=4

A Brief History of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras isn't all nudity and drunken debauchery (though, yes,there is definitely nudity and drunken debauchery).

From King Cakes to Mardi Gras Indians, TIME takes a look at the unique traditions of New Orleans Carnival season.

Check it out here:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1881375_1849894,00.html

Worlds craziest restaurants

For centuries, restaurants have been making the same fiscal error time and time again: serving delicious food at reasonable prices.

Truly a recipe for fiduciary disaster. Here at least are ten restaurants that understand, to truly make a profit in the food business!

Read the full story here:
http://www.nuffy.net/cool/pics/worlds-craziest-restaurants.html

The Top Natural Cures For Depression

Sales of antidepressants topped 30 billion dollars last year, but here are the most natural ways you should fight depression before talking to your doctor.

Check it:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/natural-cures-for-depression.html

martes, 24 de febrero de 2009

Brazilian Land of Twins May Be Caused By Nazi Eugenics

Geneticists have no solid explanation for the 38 pairs of twins among about 80 German families living in a one-and-a-half-square-mile area in Brazil.

Some researchers have suggested the darker possibility that Josef Mengele, the Nazi physician known as the Angel of Death, was involved.

Link source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/23/world/americas/23twins.html?_r=1

Electricians in the UK

Great list of Electricians in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Check it:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/electrical/tradesmen/electrician/

Slumdog Patronizing Sham of a Social Justice Movie

Indian professor accuses Boyle's film of gross misrepresentation and exploitation. She asserts that Dharavi (the featured slum) is not a wasteland, but teems with dynamism and creativity - with annual small business revenue between $50-$100 million, much from arts like embroidery & pottery.

Dharavi is also endangered by redevelopment schemes.

From:
http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/127845/

Amazing 3D pavement art that has pedestrians on edge wVID

Giant ice-age crevasses are few and far between - especially in Ireland.

Don't worry, it is the latest creation of 3-D street artist Edgar Mueller. The crack, appearing to show a fault in the earth's crust, was created for the town's 'Festival of World Culture' last year in the town of Dun Laoghaire.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1153004/Mind-crevasse-The-amazing-3D-pavement-art-pedestrians-edge.html

Mans Greatest Invention To Date

All it needs is a bacon grill and internet and there is no need for any more science.

Check it out here:
http://www.kontraband.co.uk/pics/16169/Mans-Greatest-Invention-To-Date/

Britains Fattest Teenager Loses 280 Pounds

BRITAINS fattest teenager has had drastic surgery and shed a whopping 20 STONE after doctors told her: Lose weight or youll be dead in months.

The full story is here:
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/187905/Britains-fattest-teen-Malissa-Jones-loses-20-stone-in-a-year-with-gastric-op.html

lunes, 23 de febrero de 2009

New Biomaterial Helps Bones Heal

A synthetic biomaterial that encourages the body to create bone could be the answer to successful bone grafts and treating bone disease, say Australian researchers.

Get the low-down here:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/02/20/biomaterial-bone.html

Scientists develop super drug against deadly flu viruses

A single injection of the anti-viral medicine can fight off everything from a common winter virus to a life-threatening strain of bird flu, researchers say.

Check it out here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1152322/Breakthrough-scientists-develop-super-drug-deadly-forms-flu-virus.html

Newsweek Used Cars Are Outselling New Vehicles

While new car sales stall, used vehicles are flying off dealers' lots.

The full story is here:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/185461?GT1=43002

Burgers fries and a stroke

If you live in a neighborhood with a lot of fast-food restaurants, you run a higher chance of having a stroke, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2009/02/20/2009-02-20_fastfood_zones_tied_to_strokes.html

domingo, 22 de febrero de 2009

NY Times 2009 Nissan 370Z

For most of four decades, the Z-car has given purpose and direction to the rest of Nissans lineup, serving as a metallic lodestar.

For 2009 a revised Z-car " the 370Z " emerges as a scale version of the hulking GT-R supercoupe. It is just as tightly focused, just as much fun and, now, just as weird looking as its bigger brother.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/automobiles/autoreviews/22nissan-z.html

Iran The Friendliest People in the World

Beaming smiles, gel and a joke about lavatory brushes and weapons of mass destruction - Iran overturns all expectations

Check it:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/middle_east/article5768065.ece

Plumbers in Great Britain

Handy list of Plumbers in the UK, sortable by postcode.

The full story is here:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/plumbing-heating/tradesmen/plumber/

The Tower

Photographed by Martin Burrow at Embalse de Los Bermejales, Province of Granada, Spain.

Link source:
http://flickr.com/photos/mudmucks/586500859/sizes/l/

We already have healthcare rationing [video]

In a community meeting held by Barak Obama in New Hampshire in March 2007, a member of the audience explains that we already have healthcare rationing.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh6v2GEc4r8

sábado, 21 de febrero de 2009

Republican Christian What My Life Was Like Before Cannabis

He said the issue is often seen as a Democrat versus Republican debate.

However, he labels himself as a Republican Christian. Im frustrated to death with the way the Christian community sees the word marijuana and immediately turns away, he said.

Read the full story here:
http://www.timberjay.com/current.php?article=5105

Stained Glass in Great Britain

Useful list of Stained Glass tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Perfect for the Church windows!

The full story is here:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/windows-doors/doors/stained-glass/

5 Best Cities to Live in 2009 if the Economy Keeps Tanking

Hard times at home necessitate careful planning for successful live-abroad experiences.

Here are a few destinations to weather the current economic downturn.

Check it:
http://matadorabroad.com/five-best-cities-to-live-in-2009-if-the-economy-keeps-tanking/

Would You Save Jesus From Murder A Baffling Dilemma

I asked him a plain and simple query, one I have heard so eloquently postulated on the Non-Prophets and Atheist Experience podcasts.

Read the full story here:
http://www.uniformvelocity.com/2009/02/would-you-save-jesus-from-murder.html

The Surrender PIC

Alternate title could be Holy War.

Link:
http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g13/26113/26113_1161592818_large.jpg

viernes, 20 de febrero de 2009

Good To The Last Drop Vintage Coffee Ads

Good To The Last Drop: Vintage Coffee Ads

Check it:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-090219-coffee-ads-pg,0,6753647.photogallery

Our Health Care System Is Organized for the Wealthy

We are accustomed to living in a sharply tiered society, but it doesn't have to be that way with health care.

The full story is here:
http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/126669/our_health_care_system_is_organized_for_the_wealthy_--_we_can_change_that

Gatorade Indirectly Confirms That Drink Does Nurse Hangovers

Clerks at several grocery stores I hit up today acknowledged that at least 50 percent of the folks buying the drink at their stores are either hung over or plan to be (You don't need to ask someone about their itinerary when the items on the conveyor belt are hard liquor, beer, and Gatorade).

The full story is here:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/02/gatorade_--_sorry_g_--_confirm.php

Rick Santelli Blast Obama

An instant classic...rick captures the mood of the country

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZB4taSEoA

jueves, 19 de febrero de 2009

Why Do All Cars Look the Same

Have you ever exited a supermarket and wondered why you couldn't find your car?...What will be next? For the near-term, expect derivative mono-block shapes like the 2010 Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

What may happen closer to 2028 is unknown, but we should expect that it will be very cool

From:
http://autos.aol.com/article/general/v2/_a/car-design/20090216193209990001

Spray Painting in the UK

Handy list of Spray Painting tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Link source:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/walls-ceilings/tradesmen/spray-painting/

Can Exercising Your Brain Prevent Memory Loss

Participating in certain mental activities, like reading magazines or crafting in middle age or later in life, may delay or prevent memory loss, according to a study released February 17 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009.

Check it out here:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090217173022.htm

Australia [Pic]

Australia [Pic]

From:
http://s5.tinypic.com/2cr4wlx.jpg

The 10 Longest Construction Projects Ever

From the Pyramids to the Roman Coliseum, there was some serious time invested here.

Check it:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment/top-10-longest-construction-projects_10.html

miércoles, 18 de febrero de 2009

Salmonella Outbreak Pushes Gov to Engage in Social Media

The recent peanut-butter-borne Salmonella outbreak has prompted the US Dept. of Health and Human Services to engage in a heavy social media push to inform citizens about the health risks and product recalls.

Among other channels employed the government agencies used MySpace, YouTube and Twitter.

Link:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/social_media_saves_lives_salmonella_cdc_hhs.php

How to Order Healthy Chinese TakeOut

A cheat sheet for navigating everyone's favorite form of takeout

Get the low-down here:
http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/259

The Shape of Alternative Powered Cars [Pics]

There are many new electric and gas-electric hybrids in the works.

Some, like the Mini electric, are available in limited numbers, some are just months away and others are much further down the road.

Read the full story here:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/02/15/automobiles/0215-altcars_2.html

9 Bizarre Methods Once Used to Wipe Ass

We've all been a situation where someone forgot to restock the TP.

Check it:
http://regretfulmorning.com/2009/02/9-bizarre-methods-once-used-to-wipe-ass/

Feeling frazzled 8 ways to lower stress

Relentless stress can keep this survival mechanism churning in high gear, subverting the hormone's good intentions....an antidote to the body's fight-or-flight mode has evolved: the relaxation response.

Here are eight surprising ways to invoke it

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28719686/

What Are Your Chances Of Getting A Tapeworm

Take the quiz to find out if you are likely to get a tapeworm.

Link:
http://www.heyquiz.com/quiz/tapeworm

British Government launches anticannabis campaign

A two million pound campaign to alert children and young people to the health risks posed by cannabis was launched by the government on Monday.

Adverts will be run across TV, radio and the Internet, with the message that cannabis is not a safe drug and has links to mental health problems such as paranoia and schizophrenia...

Check it out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiIo9Ufg798

martes, 17 de febrero de 2009

Spiraling Skyscraper Farms for a Future Manhattan

As the worlds population continues to skyrocket and cities strain under the increased demand for resources, skyscraper farms offer an inspired approach toward creating sustainable vertical density.

When considering the future needs of our cities, few urban designs address the worlds burgeoning population better than vertical farms.

Link source:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/16/dystopian-farm-by-eric-vergne/

Floor Repairs in Great Britain

Great list of Floor Repairs tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Check it:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/floors/prevention-and-repairs/repairs/

Stunning Prefab In the Style of Frank Lloyd Wright

The goal was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape. The project, entirely built by the students at Taliesin West, now sits nearly complete furnished with furniture.

Link source:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/16/mod-fab-by-taliesin-west-studio/

One in four liver transplants in UK go to heavy drinkers

Transplants for people with alcohol-related liver damage rose by more than 60 per cent in the last decade, while waiting lists for donors has lengthened.

Dr Tony Calland, chairman of the British Medical Association's ethics committee, says surgeons could refuse transplants to heavy drinkers unless they agree to curb their alcohol habit.

Link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4631153/Transplant-row-as-one-in-four-livers-go-to-heavy-drinkers.html

Researchers link loneliness to changes in the brain

Social isolation affects how people behave as well as how their brains operate, a study at the University of Chicago shows.

The researchers used fMRI scans to study the connections between perceived social isolation (or loneliness) and activity in the brain.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.physorg.com/news153919206.html

Cotton Candy A Medical Wonder

Two researchers are trying to use cotton candy to create a network of vessels that could carry blood through artificial tissue.

If successful, the synthetic tissue they create could be used in applications from skin grafts to breast reconstruction.

Link:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100721500

Top 10 Forgettable Presidents

These 10 US Presidents once led the nation, but it wasn't exactly memorable.

Check it:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1879648_1879646,00.html

Outrage brewing over proposed 1900 beer tax hike

Five Oregon state lawmakers want to impose a hefty tax on beer and have introduced a bill that brewers say would cripple them. Four Portland legislators joined a Springfield senator to introduce Oregon House Bill 2461, which would impose a $49.61 tax on each barrel of beer produced by Oregon brewers...

Link source:
http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_021309_news_oregon_beer_tax.126942e1.html?npc

lunes, 16 de febrero de 2009

US Teens Lead World In PregnancyTest Scores

Many knew the U.S. teens would pick up the pace but no one knew that they would take the lead!

Read the full story here:
http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/u_s_teens_lead_world_in?utm_source=onion_rss_daily

Painful memories could be erased by a pill

A drug that can erase painful memories has been developed by scientists.

Check it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1145777/Scientists-develop-drug-erase-painful-memories.html

Repeat After Me I am Free

Facts of life.

Check it out here:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/bspcn.com/SLdQ3yBG2zI/AAAAAAAAC9Q/6r8yfTtg-ok/s800/5KIJKAm7G8by4rem1epgL46H_500.jpg

A World Without Chocolate

It's hard to imagine Valentine's Day without chocolate, but some scientists say that it's possible that chocolate could one day be in short supply.

What would the world be like without this decadent, delectable and divine dessert?

Check it:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Business/story?id=6871539&page=1

Hospital let 80yearold man walk home to his death becaus

A hospital has been censured by health watchdogs for letting an elderly man walk home unsupervised to his death after a blood transfusion.

Link:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1145547/Hospital-let-80-year-old-man-walk-home-death--payphone-broken.html

domingo, 15 de febrero de 2009

Dear Digg Happy Valentines Day

Dear Digg: Happy Valentine's Day

Get the low-down here:
http://i41.tinypic.com/2lscuv6.jpg

Kitchen Acessories in Great Britain

Great list of Kitchen Acessories tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/kitchen/essentials/accessories/

Why are octuplet births so rare in humans

Late last month, a team of 46 doctors and nurses in the Los Angeles suburb Bellflower pulled eight babies from the belly of a 33-year-old woman.

The octuplets"the second known set to have been born in the U.S."were nine weeks premature and were delivered in just five minutes via caesarean section.

From:
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=ask-the-experts-why-are-o

Are Hugs the New Handshakes

If White House etiquette is any indication, you should be getting a random hug soon.

The Obama family was always cuddly on the campaign trail, and last month the President bestowed no fewer than nine hugs on senior male staffers at a single meeting.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1879201,00.html

The 5 Geekiest Marriage Proposals That Worked

Geeks have come a long way since they were mocked and despised a couple decades ago.

Now that we know nerdiness can lead to fame, power and riches, it's possible to be a geek and get the girl. To prove the point, we've rounded up a list of the geekiest, tech-inspired marriage proposals that were sweet enough to work.

Get the low-down here:
http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/02/propose-to-your.html

Octuplets doctor has another patient expecting quadruplets

The patient, who is in her late 40s, wanted one baby.

Dr. Michael Kamrava transferred at least seven embryos to her. She is now hospitalized without insurance.

Link:
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-me-octuplets13-2009feb13,0,457763.story

sábado, 14 de febrero de 2009

Some women driven to baby addiction

Theres not always a simple reason why people create uncommonly large families.

Some women can be driven to have more children in an effort to make up for some sort of void or loss, usually from their own unhappy childhood...children who dont get enough attention because mother is depressed or overwhelmed....may become anxious or depressed

Read the full story here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29163803/

Say Hello To My Little Friend

And she'll be sure to say 'high' back :)

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jazminmillion/2038557191/sizes/l/

Eye movements prevent blindness

Humans make thousands of unconscious flickering eye movements to stop them from going blind, a study has shown.

Check it out here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4602894/Thousands-of-unconscious-eye-movements-stop-us-from-going-blind.html

These Are Probably the Three Geekiest Cars of All Time

The first is fully covered with keyboard keys-with the hood keys showing a pixelated Homer Simpson-, the second with floppy disks and Compact Flash cards, and the third one with Lego pieces.

The full story is here:
http://i.gizmodo.com/5152198/these-are-probably-the-three-geekiest-cars-of-all-time

9 Foods That Will Boost Your Libido

Weve combed through the latest scientific studies to come up with a list of foods guaranteed to boost your libido.

Every food aphrodisiac here is easy to find -- and some you dont even have to cook.

Source:
http://www.mixingbowl.com/message/blog/view.castle?g=775935&m=3889318

Graffiti that make you say hmm

Graffiti that make you say: hmm...

Get the low-down here:
http://images.flm.fr/181008/7.jpg

Medieval Suits of Armor [PICS]

Back in the good old days -- which everyone pretty much agrees were pretty damned rotten -- what you wore was a matter of life and death: simple rotting cloth was common, leather was rare, but for the gentleman of standing, it was armor or nothing.

The full story is here:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009/02/medieval-suits-of-armor.html

viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009

Bathroom Fittings in the UK

Great list of Bathroom Fittings tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Link source:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/bathroom/bathroom-fixtures-fittings/fittings/

5 Reasons Why Getting Laid Keeps You Healthy

Beyond being just one-heck-of-good-time, medical studies report that an active sex life contributes to a longer and more fulfilling life.

From:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-reasons-to-have-sex-today.html

The doctor isYOU Online medical symptom checkers examined

Symptom checkers can be a good resource, but their usefulness varies on a case-by-case basis depending on what a patient's symptoms are.

One common problem is there's a spectrum on what information they're giving you. It could be a lack of information depending on the illness, or it could be far too much info for what we're concerned about.

Link source:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=printArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Networking and Internet&articleId=9127684&taxonomyId=16

I will break your fing face

After John Needham was diagnosed with PTSD in 2007, he was sent to Fort Carson.

An advocate advised him to keep notes on how he was treated while at Fort Carson. In the document below, Needham describes what happened when his medications caused him to fall asleep on a desk. On the next page are photos of Needham in Iraq, as well as a photo of his..

Read the full story here:
http://www.salon.com/news/primary_sources/2009/02/12/coming_home_three/

See theres lots of space for you in my swimming pool

Photographer: Linh Dinh

Check it:
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=7766596&size=lg

Gum disease feared to trigger fullblown AIDS

An acid produced in the mouth due to gum disease invigorates the virus that can lead to full-blown AIDS, a Japanese researcher said Thursday, billing the finding as a world first.

From:
http://www.physorg.com/news153632664.html

jueves, 12 de febrero de 2009

Chinas Lantern Festival and an unfortunate ending [PICS]

Collected here are 27 photos of the festival, and a handful from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel fire in Beijing.

Source:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/chinas_lantern_festival_and_an.html

Dont Dial 911 if Burger King Runs Out of Lemonade wAUDIO

"You cannot dial 911 'cause you're unhappy with your burger." That's what a police operator told a Florida man early Saturday morning when he called 911 to complain about his order at a Burger King in Boynton Beach.

As can be heard on the below police recording, Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 when a Burger King employee told him...

Link:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0209092burgerking1.html?link=rssfeed

Louisville test to regrow heart muscle with stem cells

The University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital & St.

Mary's HealthCare will conduct a clinical trial using adult cardiac stem cells to try to regrow dead heart muscle after heart attacks -- research that's especially relevant in a state where cardiovascular disease kills at one of the highest rates in the nation.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090211/NEWS01/902110404/-1/NLETTER01?source=nletter-news

Transformers 2 How To Build Bumblebee PICS

Chevy plans to reveal the official "Bumblebee II" Camaro from Transformers 2 here at the Chicago Auto Show.

To celebrate the new-look, they've brought his robot mode. Here's a gallery of how they built it.

The full story is here:
http://jalopnik.com/5151146/how-to-build-bumblebee

Ashley Schaeffer Motors Commercial [w Will Ferrell]

Will Ferrell is Ashley Schaeffer for Ashley Schaeffer Motors.

Come on down and you could meet baseball legend Kenny Powers! This looks like some kind of bit for HBO's new show 'Eastbound and Down' with Tropic Thunder/Pineapple Express star Danny McBride.

Read the full story here:
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/33522bb6bb/eastbound-and-down-2

Ford Uses Balloon Cars for Crash Testing

While Ford has been developing a new collision warning system, they've decided that there are cheaper, safer ways to the R&D than smashing endless piles of cars into one another.

Check it out here:
http://i.gizmodo.com/5151511/ford-uses-balloon-cars-for-crash-testing

miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2009

Top 10 Female Spies

There is a tendency to regard high-stakes espionage as a mans domain, but history repudiates this myopic view -- in spades.

In fact, for centuries women have served their allegiances with as much distinction, bravery and awe-inspiring efficacy as their male counterparts. To prove our point, we present the top 10 female spies in history.

Check it out here:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment/top-10-female-spies.html

Tradesmen in Great Britain

Handy list of tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

From:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory

FDA Finds Natural Diet Pills Laced With Drugs

Food and Drug Administration says those weight-loss capsules, called StarCaps and promoted as natural dietary supplements using papaya, could be hazardous to your health.

The full story is here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/business/10pills.html?_r=1&ref=health

Tropicanas new Orange Juice design is a disaster

Tropicana recently came out with a new design for its cartons of orange juice, and the results are less than impressive.

Read the full story here:
http://www.johnmamus.com/designeverything/2009/01/tropicana-design-critique.html

Being Mr Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday means brisk business for Lincoln impersonators like Fritz Klein.

Watch this video of Fritz Klein going through his routine as Abe Lincoln.

Check it:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1877093_1877109_1878238,00.html

Indevus Sex Gel Shows First AIDS Protection in Women

A vaginal gel made by Indevus Pharmaceuticals Inc. showed first signs that such a product might protect women from the AIDS virus.

Women who used the gel were 30 percent less likely to become infected with the virus than those using no gel or an unmedicated product, said Salim Abdool Karim, a Columbia University researcher...

Read the full story here:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aEGcHw8JQkYU

martes, 10 de febrero de 2009

Boston Bans Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores Colleges

The regulations passed by the commission two months ago also ban colleges from selling tobacco products on campus and will force smoking bars to shut their doors within a decade, reports CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston.

From:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/08/eveningnews/main4784060.shtml

Mushroom Cities Tropical Urban Rainforests

As cities stretch to accommodate the worlds skyrocketing population, loyal Inhabitat followers are surely familiar with skyscrapers and other vertical solutions to cope with urban densification.

Still, an urban ecology modeled after the rainforest, complete with towering mushroom high-rises, is sure to raise some eyebrows.

Read the full story here:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/09/tropicool-at-kl-mushroom-city/

Flu Mystery Solved Why It Flourishes in Winter

Why the flu strikes hard during the winter but nearly vanishes in the summer has baffled epidemiologists for decades.

Now a new study may have the answer.

Link source:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090209-flu-humidity.html

Boy with Rarest of Rare illnesses Cured by Parents Alone

The dedicated parents of an eight-year-old boy with a devastating blood disorder have amazed doctors by finding a cure for him after refusing to give up hope.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1139624/Boy-baffling-illness-rare-does-cured-PARENTS.html?ITO=1490

Could smoking pot raise testicular cancer risk

Do men who frequently smoke pot have a higher risk of testicular cancer than those who do not? It's possible, according to a new study.

However, the researchers say the link is currently a "hypothesis" that needs further testing.

Get the low-down here:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/09/health.pot.cancer/

A Different Way To Think About Creative Genius TED 2009

"Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.

It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk."

Get the low-down here:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

How I found the perfect gift for the man who has everything

Boyfriends are so impossible to buy for! Pilar finds something original, romantic and original this Valentines.

Great blog!

From:
http://pilarsgifts.thebloggr.com/

lunes, 9 de febrero de 2009

CNN FDA says Peanut plant knew product was tainted

The Georgia company whose peanut products have been blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak shipped some products even though they had tested positive for the bacteria and no other tests indicated they were safe, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Check it out here:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/06/peanut.butter/index.html

Her Morning Elegence

Unique, awsome still frame video.

From:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k5ZWwouQXsgNZXVhdf

21 Most Incredible and Horrifying My Little Pony Mods

From artist and sculptor Mari Kasurinen.

Link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marikasurinen/sets/72157611336529762/

Chocolatecovered bacon at the Florida State Fair

Pity those humorless souls who deride state fairs as carnivals for the overweight and undercultured, the simple and the soft.

Weep for them, for they will never know the exquisite joys of chocolate-dipped bacon. (with choco-baco-licious PIC)

Link:
http://www.tampabay.com/features/events/article973624.ece

Swedish drug companies are poisoning India and China

Many of the substances in the most common medicines are manufactured in India and China.

Some of these factories release large quantities of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical substances into the environment. There is an obvious risk of these releases leading to resistant bacteria.

Read the full story here:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090205083522.htm

Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half Study Shows

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University.

Researchers do not know why THC inhibits tumor growth, they say the substance could be activating molecules that arrest the cell cycle.

Read the full story here:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

domingo, 8 de febrero de 2009

The Most Famous Building In Science Fiction

There's one building in Los Angeles that screams "retro-futuristic gothic," and it was built in 1893.

The Bradbury Building featured heavily in Blade Runner, but it's starred in tons of other stories. Here's a list.

The full story is here:
http://io9.com/5128982/the-most-famous-building-in-science-fiction

Lego Religion

Lego Religion

Get the low-down here:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/80914827_386ba87ac7_b.jpg

Protesters Demand End To Medical Pot Shop Raids

The Obama administration should halt federal raids of medical marijuana dispensaries, a long-sought turnaround from the policy of the Bush White House, protesters said Thursday.

The Drug Enforcement Administration raided four dispensaries in Los Angeles this week and seized 500 pounds of marijuana.

Check it:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/05/BAKB15OF6J.DTL

The 10 Most Romantic Ecotourism Destinations

Dreaming of a romantic or exciting vacation adventure? Premier trips are going green with luxury eco-lodges, great wildlife viewing, renewable energy, carbon offsets and more.

Read the full story here:
http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/ecotourism-green-travel-460209

sábado, 7 de febrero de 2009

IBM teams up with Google on health software

IBM is teaming up with Google Inc on a new software to move data from remote personal medical devices into Google Health and other personal health records (PHRs). Patients will be able to exchange vital health information with their...

Get the low-down here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE5141Y520090205?rpc=64

Should School Districts Start DrugTesting Teachers

One could argue that some jobs " painting, writing, being a rock star " are better performed under the influence.

But other jobs should clearly be given only to the perpetually sober. But what about people who work in less perilous environments " say, with children in public schools? Should teachers be randomly drug tested too?

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1876840,00.html

Bizarre Russian AntiCocaCola Calendar PICS

Bizarre Russian Anti-Coca-Cola Calendar (PICS)

Link source:
http://englishrussia.com/?p=2272?=rssfeed

FDA Testing Artificial Liver

"Research is now underway in the US to seek FDA approval for an artificial liver.

The Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD) filters blood through a cartridge containing immortalized human liver cells with fiber tubes running through that allow the patients blood to interact with them.

Link:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28981937/

WalMart Tests First Ever DieselHybrid Trucks And Biofuels

After saving $50 MILLION and 10 million gallons of fuel last year, Wal-Mart is now going to test the first ever Diesel Hybrid Class 8 trucks, and use fuel made from Reclaimed grease from Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores.

Link:
http://gas2.org/2009/02/06/wal-mart-tests-diesel-hybrid-trucks-alternative-fuels-2/

Group Fights For Medical Marijuana In Alabama

All Loretta Nall and the Alabamians for Compassionate Care want to do is persuade our monumentally intractable legislature, on the cusp of an election year, to disregard 70 years of social taboos and a federal pharmaceutical jihad to ordain that the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes shall be legal throughout the state.

Link:
http://www.bhamweekly.com/article.php?article_id=001173

The 25 Hottest Products Of All Time

The 25 hottest products and fads of modern times - This gallery includes the likes of Pet Rock, Slinky, and some of your favorite things from a time passed.

Wake up your mind and bring up some of your best memories!

Check it:
http://www.walletpop.com/specials/top-it-products?ref=aolhp

viernes, 6 de febrero de 2009

5 Surprisingly Weird Things You Didnt Know About Rome

In Rome, it was considered decadent to vomit between meals...

Source:
http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_250/255_5-things-you-didnt-know-rome.html

Elephant Interruptus

Photographer: Andy Goodman

Get the low-down here:
http://flickr.com/photos/andy_goodman/3033454635/

A Brief History of the White House Kitchen

The Obamas are keeping the Bush's White House executive chef, but will also have a friend from Chicago in the kitchen " Sam Kass, who has previously cooked for the family.

TIME offers an inside look at the presidential kitchen over the years

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1877168,00.html

Top 10 Absolute Worst Valentines Day Gifts Ever

Are you one of those that can never seem to think of the perfect Valentines Day gift? Does seeing rows and aisles full of teddy bears and chocolates make your eyes glaze over? Well, we cant tell you what to buy your sweetheart this year, but we can sure tell you what NOT to buy!

Check it out here:
http://www.klyque.com/blog/index.php/2009/02/02/top-10-absolute-worst-valentines-day-gifts-ever/

Papa Johns boss urges customers not to eat entire pizzas

John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's Pizza, risked the wrath of shareholders by warning diners that it is unhealthy to eat more than two slices of pizza.

Schnatter delivered the advice even though customers cannot buy less than a whole pizza at any of the company's outlets.

Read the full story here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4528833/Papa-Johns-pizza-boss-has-Gerald-Ratner-moment.html

Fla doctor investigated in badly botched abortion

What Williams and the Health Department say happened next has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate: One of the clinic's owners, who has no medical license, cut the infant's umbilical cord.

Williams says the woman placed the baby in a plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.

Source:
http://www.buffalonews.com/260/story/570428.html

jueves, 5 de febrero de 2009

What a Remote Town in Greenland Looks Like [PIC]

Ittoqqortoormiit is a town in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland, near the mouth of the northern shore of the Kangertittivaq fjord.

Population is 537. Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most remote towns in Greenland. It is served by the Nerlerit Inaat Airport, reachable by helicopter or boat for a few months a year.

Source:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Ittoqqortoormiit_top_hg.jpg

Belly Buttons May Signal a Womans Vigor

Many mammals have virtually no noticeable belly button.

We humans, however, are left with an umbilical scar that is not only obvious but which varies dramatically. Some are seen as beautiful. Others are deemed ugly. Aki Sinkkonen at the University of Helsinki in Finland thinks the belly button, aka the umbilicus, serves a greater purpose.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.livescience.com/health/090203-belly-buttons.html

Injured man dies after rejection by 14 hospitals

A 69-year-old Japanese man injured in a traffic accident died after paramedics spent more than an hour negotiating with 14 hospitals before one admitted him, a fire department official said Wednesday.

Get the low-down here:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_MEDICAL_CARE_DENIED?SITE=TXSAE

Guac Bowl 2009s Champion PIC

The annual Guac Bowl, which asks entrants to construct the best statue from guacamole, has crowd this year's winner: a Han Solo in carbonite replica.

They went through 243 avocados, and om nom nom'd for hours.

Link:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2009/02/guac-bowl-2009.html

New Illness Facebook Depression

Facebook usage can leave you more prone to anxiety and depression...that is, if you're a teenage girl.

In a study, a group of 13-year old girls were evaluated by psychology professor Dr. Joanne Davila and her colleague, Lisa Starr. A year later, the researchers followed up with the girls, testing them for depressive symptoms.

From:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/new_illness_facebook_depression.php

Marijuana Porn 12 Strains of Medical Pot and How They Heal

Colorado Springs-based Cannabis Therapeutics, the states largest medical marijuana dispensary, has lots of meds to suit your fancy " at least 35 varieties.

To help patients pick their potent poison, heres a primer on some of the operations top selections. Take three tokes and call us in the morning.

Link source:
http://www.westword.com/slideshow/view/236479

Cars That Runs On 100 Million Lines of Code

It takes dozens of microprocessors running 100 million lines of code to get a premium car out of the driveway, and this software is only going to get more complex.

The avionics system in the F-22 Raptor, the current U.S. Air Force frontline jet fighter, consists of about 1.7 million lines of software code.

Read the full story here:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/feb09/7649

miércoles, 4 de febrero de 2009

Obama FDA too slow in tracking tainted food

President Barack Obama, speaking as the nation's chief executive and a father, wants the nation's food safety agency to do a better job.

Read the full story here:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-02-02-obama-fda_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

The long reach of youthful angst

Research suggests whether in college or not, almost half of young adults in US meet criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder.

The full story is here:
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/02/02/the_long_reach_of_youthful_angst/

Shedding light on vitamin D deficiency crisis

The seizures gripped the nine-month-old baby boy as he slept.In the beginning, the infants mother thought he was sick with a cold.

But then he became feverish and developed diarrhea, along with a strange, bulging soft spot on his skull.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28894095/

10 Famous People Saved By The Heimlich

If not for the Heimlich, Halle Berry might not be with us today.

Get the low-down here:
http://redeye.chicagotribune.com/red-020309-heimlich-pg,0,4679163.photogallery

Study finds that green tea blocks benefits of cancer drug

Contrary to popular assumptions about the health benefits of green tea, researchers at USC have found that a component of green tea extract (GTE) called EGCG destroys any anticancer activity of the drug Velcade in tumor-bearing mice.

Check it:
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/02/03/usc.study.finds.green.tea.blocks.benefits.cancer.drug

Economic crisis meet obesity crisis

The economic downsizing of the United States presents a good opportunity to address the downsizing of the average American.

Check it out here:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/02/economic-crisis.html

martes, 3 de febrero de 2009

In Paris an antiadvertising insurgency grows

Activists opposed to billboards invite police to rallies where they tag the offending signs, seeking a day in court.

Check it:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-france-no-ads1-2009feb01,0,5124576.story

Mother and her twin girls all need heart transplant

A mother and her twin daughters all suffer from a rare condition, which has left all three needing heart transplants.

Link source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4434591/Mother-and-her-twin-girls-all-need-heart-transplant.html

Crime Pays If You Need Free Topnotch Medical Care

James Wolfe was doing hard time in Pennsylvania for raping an 8 yr. old girl when he discovered that prison can be a pretty good deal.

A doctor labeled his condition "gender identity disorder." That made James eligible for hormone treatments to help change his gender -- at taxpayer expense.

Link:
http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/thats-outrageous----prisoners-rights-to-free-medical-care/article27400.html