martes, 31 de marzo de 2009

Obamas Paying for White House Renovations Personally New

Integrity in action: Barack and Michelle Obama have decided not to use taxpayers money to renovate the White House.

They are not using public funds or accepting donations of goods for redecorating their private quarters, says Camille Johnston, director of communications for the First Lady.

Link:
http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/55679/

A Brief History Of Spring Break

The annual beach bacchanal we know today has its roots in ancient greek mythology, a college swim meet and the debauchery of Girls Gone Wild.

Read the full story here:
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1888317,00.html

You Call it Fashion I Call it Flashin Pics

What appeared to be a fashion trend, a dress that leaves one breast exposed, so the woman has to cover it with her hand turns out to be an underwear oversight and now a new trend. The problem was, an undergarment that was meant to go with it somehow didnt make it to the show, so they had to go with what they had on hand, so to speak.

Source:
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/03/30/you-call-it-fashion-i-call-it-flashin/

How to Use Chopsticks Become an Expert in 90 Seconds

How to Use Chopsticks - Become an Expert in 90 Seconds

Read the full story here:
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/03/30/how-to-use-chopsticks/

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2009

Watching mum die from HIVAids

Only half of those infected in South Africa by HIV - the virus that causes Aids - have access to life-saving medicines and as Claudia Hammond found out, the care for those dying can still fall on children. This article details the plight of the children who are caring for their dying parents, and all-to-often catching HIV themselves.

Link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7968143.stm

Drew Carey Responds to Obama About Marijuana

Recently, President Obama was asked by an audience member about legalizing marijuana, so that it could be regulated and taxed.

The Presidents response was unsupportive of marijuana legalization, although the Obama administrations Attorney General Holder has signaled an end to DEA raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The full story is here:
http://www.jimboland.com/2009/03/29/drew-carey-responds-to-obama-about-marijuana/

Hoax site promising tan from computer screen gets 1 mil hits

Computertan.com, set up two months ago to promote the work of a skin cancer charity, initially promises to ensure sun-hungry Brits look great in the office by transmitting ultraviolet rays into their homes.

But when users click to access a free five-minute tan trial, bars from a sun bed appear on the screen with a message warning...

Source:
http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=307533&comments=1

domingo, 29 de marzo de 2009

A Lesson in Hanging Toilet Paper

Next time you have to hang toilet paper, just remember this handy lesson.

You dont want to look like an idiot when company comes over.

Read the full story here:
http://www.gunaxin.com/a-lesson-in-hanging-toilet-paper/15802

The Craziest Space Racists Of All Time

In the distant future, most our problems will be solved - except racism.

Science fiction is full of crazy bigots, who hate aliens, robots and mutants. Here are some of science fiction's most monstrous racism allegories.

Link source:
http://io9.com/5187619/the-craziest-space-racists-of-all-time

sábado, 28 de marzo de 2009

Art Made With Old Cassette Tapes

Art Made With Old Cassette Tapes

Link:
http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/celebrity-art-made-with-cassette-tapes/

When News Freezes Over 12M Kids Will Find The Penguin Online

The Club Penguin Times, after all, is more widely read than New York's Daily News, the Chicago Tribune or the Dallas Morning News.

And it's not even 3 years old.

Get the low-down here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/30/business/fi-clubpenguin30

1920s Skyscraper Past to Present [Pics]

The progression of a 1920s skyscraper, the Shelton Hotel, to its present state as the Marriot

Link source:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/03/26/realestate/0329-scapes-slideshow_index.html

Sorry Your Highness but Youre So Over

This has to be the liveliest death on record.

Never mind those scary figures of legend who kept on fighting with bullets, poisons and knives in their guts.

Read the full story here:
http://theater2.nytimes.com/2009/03/27/theater/reviews/27ione.html?ref=arts

viernes, 27 de marzo de 2009

Google Street View Laps Laguna Seca With ALMS Race Cars

Google Street View has recently taken us to some pretty cool locales, but none gets our motors running quite like the little camera car running the Laguna Seca circuit with some ALMS cars.

Check it:
http://jalopnik.com/5185062/google-street-view-laps-laguna-seca-with-alms-race-cars

16 Awesome Star Wars Papercraft Models

Some time ago I gathered a list of 100 Exceptional Free Paper Models and Toys that was quite well received by the readers of this blog.

The amount and quality of paper craft models available for download is amazing. Chances are that anything thats popular and geeky, has already been converted into a paper craft model.

The full story is here:
http://www.creativecloseup.com/16-awesome-star-wars-papercraft-models

Tesla Model S Sedan Concept First Official Pictures Info

Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has accidentally broken the embargo on the Tesla Model S Sedan concept set to be revealed in Los Angeles in mere hours on his flickr account.

We've got the full scoop!!

Get the low-down here:
http://jalopnik.com/5185534/tesla-model-s-sedan-concept-first-official-pictures

Sleep and Diet Eating to Sleep Well

Do you dream of a good night's sleep? Try these tips tonight and learn how your diet may affect your sleep patterns.

Read the full story here:
http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/sleep-and-diet-eating-to-sleep-well/article29172.html

jueves, 26 de marzo de 2009

Let me give you a hug

Photographer: Jorge Guillen

Get the low-down here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotolandia/3196745599/sizes/o/

Incredible Footage of the Norma M20 Hill Climb

Incredible Footage of the Norma M20 (Hill Climb)

The full story is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-kUg-Q5DY

Millions of knocked up girls screwed over by FDA and Neocons

LAT Op-Ed: A federal court ruling concludes the Bush administration's attempts to keep the morning-after pill out of the hands of American females involved the FDA abdicating its duty, overriding and overruling scientists so that it could delay and limit access to the pill and thus allay the concerns of religious conservatives.

Check it:
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/25/opinion/ed-pill25

1000s of GM Workers Get Company Cars Gas

General Motors continues to slash costs.

But even as the company asks for more taxpayer loans, there's one perk GM refuses to give up: a company car and company-paid gas for about 8,000 white-collar employees. A former GM economist estimates that last year alone, the automaker spent nearly $12 million on fuel for its staff. By all accounts...

From:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102316176&ft=1&f=1001

Ancient Rock Art From Around The World [PICS]

Even 15,000 years ago, humans were compelled to decorate the interior walls of their abodes.

Back then " the Stone Age " home was often no more than a cave, but the artwork was sophisticated and sublime. Take a look at eight examples of rock art from around the world.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29844547/

miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2009

Eating red meat increases death risk by 30

Before you dig into another hamburger, consider this: Americans who ate the most red meat boosted their overall risk of death by 30% during a 10-year period compared to those who ate the least, according to a new study.

Link source:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/03/killer-meat.html

Brain quirk could help explain financial crisis

Our brains raise few objections when presented with seemingly expert guidance, new research suggests. "Most average people have this tendency to turn off their own capacity for making judgments when an expert comes into the picture," says Gregory Berns, a neuroeconomist at Emory University in Atlanta.

Link source:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16826-brain-quirk-could-help-explain-credit-crunch.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Top 5 Hotels that Will Scare the Daylights Out of You

"­All w­or­k and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull­ boy." This scenario is familiar to anyone who's seen Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film "The Shining." This list contains five hotels that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.

Get the low-down here:
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/top-5-haunted-hotels.htm

Commentary Legalize drugs to stop violence

Jeffrey Miron: Thousands have been killed in Mexico's ongoing drug war He says U.S. drug policy leads to corruption of politicians and law enforcement Miron: Legalizing drugs is the best way to reduce drug violence He says drugs should be controlled through regulation and taxation

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/24/miron.legalization.drugs/index.html

martes, 24 de marzo de 2009

A Cup of Green Tea A Day Keeps Gum Disease at Bay

For each daily cup drank, the risk of having signs of gum disease -- including receding, easily bleeding gums -- inch downward, the researchers report in the Journal of Periodontology.

The full story is here:
http://www.qualityhealth.com/news/green-tea-may-help-keep-gums-healthy-13655

Screw South by Southwest Bacon Camp Was the Best

(Pictured: Bacon Eggs.) People were greeted at the door with free stickers and buttons with great slogans like "I'd kill a petite beagle for a bacon sandwich" and "If God didn't want us to eat bacon, why did he make it out of bacon?"

Link:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2009/03/last_saturday_baconcamp.php

Amazing Places Every Man Should Visit

Being able to see Russia from your house doesn't count - 23 places you need to see before death- upload your own suggestions.

From:
http://www.asylum.com/pictures/amazing-places-every-man-should-visit/26?/photo/?filter=p&sort=asc&n=1

Bratz Dolls Enormous melons no match for Barbie in court

In a cage match between Bratz and Barbie - Bratz took a beating in Dec.

The fate of Bratz remains unclear in the wake of a federal court order that handed the rights to the dolls and the Bratz name to the biggest toy maker of them all: Mattel Inc. This is the story about the original ruling, leaving Bratz dolls clinging for life on the ropes.

Read the full story here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/05/business/fi-bratz5

Eh I think Ill try to swim around PICS

The "great" Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a popular diving spot off the coast of Belize.

Visible in a flyover, the hole is about 1,000 feet in diameter and 412 feet deep. But will it eated me?!

Link:
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-trw-offbeattraveler3,0,1541991.special

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2009

Washington State Medical Marijuana Trial On National Stage

The majority of Washingtonians voted in 1998 for the health and safety of its ill residents.

Supporting the medical use of marijuana was not a hard choice for most, and the state has adjusted very well overall to bringing these sick patients into the fold. Contrary to these ideals seems to be one particular man: Kitsap Co. Prosecutor Russ Hauge.

The full story is here:
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march222009/olson_032209.php

Last MM Standing [Pic]

A bullet through M&M's

The full story is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8763834@N02/2964475355/in/photostream/

50 Stunning Examples Of Architecture Photography

Architectural photography can be broadly considered to encompass views of the exteriors and interiors of domestic, commercial, religious, institutional, and engineering structures, as well as records of the evolution of towns and cities.

From:
http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/03/22/50-stunning-examples-of-architecture-photography.html

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2009

Jaguar Buick dethrone Lexus in reliability study

Jaguar and Buick surged to the top of J.D.

Power and Associates' closely watched vehicle dependability study this year, tying for the No. 1 spot and dethroning Lexus for the first time since the Japanese luxury brand has been a part of the survey.

The full story is here:
http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/908/jaguar-buick-dethrone-lexus-in-reliability-study

Pimpin On The Real East Side

Pimpin' On The Real East Side

Check it out here:
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=8749451

Go Sleeveless

Saggy arms - known as, gasp, batwings! - ugh, they're horrible.

Link source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/4221/go-sleeveless

10 Surprising Things That Affect Memory photos

Maintaining mental acuity is a major concern for aging Americans--they want to make the most of their golden years rather than have to struggle through them.

In fact, adults are more than twice as likely to fear losing their mental capacity as their physical capacity,

Link source:
http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/04/aging-memory-health-forbeslife-cx_avd_0804health_slide_4.html?thisSpeed=20000

sábado, 21 de marzo de 2009

Crane Collapse Blamed on Workers

A report commissioned by NY city's Buildings Department blames the crane collapse that killed seven people last March on workers, who didn't use the right equipment or procedures to raise the crane.

Source:
http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/126043

Very Gradual Change We Can Believe In Pic

(Very Gradual) Change We Can Believe In (Pic)

From:
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1220/darwin1sm.gif

TiltShift Lens Time Lapse Everything Looks Miniature

Really cool time lapse video done with a tilt-shift lens.

Makes everything look like it is a miniature.

Check it out here:
http://vimeo.com/3156959?pg=embed

Legal pot debuts in Midwest

They've been smoking or eating marijuana for years"privately and illegally.

And now, because Michigan voters approved marijuana use for the treatment of certain serious maladies, Bob White soon will be able to get himself together in his Three Rivers home "without having to draw the shades."

Get the low-down here:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-medical-marijuanamar20,0,932857.story

Tips For Reducing Stress

Four easy ways to stay cool, calm and collected

Read the full story here:
http://www.mensfitness.com/advice/career_advice/197

viernes, 20 de marzo de 2009

A Grenade Embedded In The Forehead

A Grenade Embedded In The Forehead

Read the full story here:
http://flickr.com/photos/medicalmuseum/255076065/sizes/l/

Are the Religious More Afraid of Death

Patients were asked about how much they relied upon religion to cope with illness, and researchers found that nearly 80 percent used it at least a moderate amount...it is important to let doctors and nurses know about your religious beliefs in a nice way, and to ensure that if a patient's and a doctor's ethical beliefs conflict

Read the full story here:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=7105959&page=1

Fractal Snowflake Cupcakes

The Koch Snowflake is a neat fractal shape... that you can make in your kitchen.

Read the full story here:
http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/fractalsnowflake

Live Free or Die NH House Comm OKs Medical Marijuana Bill

CONCORD " HB 648, allowing severely ill patients to grow and use marijuana for medicinal purposes, has won a 13-7 vote in the House Health and Human Services Committee.

The bill now goes before the New Hampshire House next week.

Source:
http://unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Panel backs medical marijuana use in NH&articleId=7e2bf89a-36b6-4f5a-b144-f3de2428bac6

Would You Wear This Bizarre Fashion Pics

Would You Wear This? Bizarre Fashion Pics

The full story is here:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-bizarre-fashion-pg,0,4337095.photogallery

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2009

Experts pin down exactly how much exercise u need to get fit

You should be taking 100 steps each minute for half an hour a day if you want to achieve "moderate" exercise by walking, a study shows.

Link source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7950003.stm

The 8 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals

Did your favorite cereal earned a spot on the list?

Check it:
http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/262

Debunking 10 Myths About Guinness Stout

Guinness has become an icon of the Emerald Isle, known around the world for its impenetrable color,its complex pouring ritual & its ability to balance well on a toucan's beak.

It's also known for the wild rumors associated with it, from the common barfly's claim of better-tasting pints in the old country to conspiracy theories of secret ingredients

Source:
http://www.asylum.com/2009/03/17/is-it-good-for-you-debunking-10-myths-about-guinness-stout/

Worlds Fastest Production Car for Sale on eBay

The car " the actual car " that unseated the Bugatti Veyron to become the fastest production car on the planet is for sale on eBay, and the winning bidder not only gets an insanely powerful sports car but a nifty commemorative watch and key fob.

Source:
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/03/worlds-fastest.html

Kermit dee Frog Cookie Monster and The Mystery Box

Kermit dee Frog, Cookie Monster, and The Mystery Box

From:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=shbgRyColvE

Kevin Rose Visits Vaynerchuks Wine Library TV

Gary Vaynerchuk expands Kevin Roses palate with a Sancerre Rose, a Cotes du Rhone, and a Sauternes. Oh, and Kevin Rose.

Link source:
http://tv.winelibrary.com/2009/03/18/digg-this-kevin-rose-from-diggcom-visits-wine-library-tv-episode-645/

Mindblowing Graffiti Animation

Graffiti brought to life on a street wall.

From:
http://www.soulpancake.com/view_post/210246/just-remember-this-word-muto.html

martes, 17 de marzo de 2009

Britains Pioneering Electric Supercar Powered by Wind

It is faster than a V12 Ferrari and can do 0-60mph in four seconds.

It will go faster than 140mph and can be fully charged over lunch. But the most remarkable thing about the first British electric supercar is that it is not being built by one of the world's great car companies with a limitless research budget, but in a Norfolk garage.

Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/mar/15/windpower-motoring

Old age begins at 27 scientists claim after new research

New research shows that many well-known effects of ageing may start in our late 20s, decades before our twilight years According to scientists, our mental abilities begin to decline from the age of 27 after reaching a peak at 22.

Read the full story here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1162052/Old-age-begins-27--scientists-claim-new-research.html

Are Girls Who Think Theyre Fat More Suicidal

The researchers found the perception of being overweight among girls raised the probability of suicidal thoughts by 5.6 percent, the probability of a suicide attempts by 3.2 percent and the probability of injury causing suicide attempts by 0.6 percent.

Check it out here:
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/03/16/Girls_who_think_theyre_fat_more_suicidal/UPI-42621237253031/

GM Aims to Wow With Chevy Volt Driving Experience

Jon Lauckner is GMs VP of global program management and co-creator of the Chevy Volt. Lauckner feels it is imperative GM makes this car absolutely perfect. He said we need an experience where people say Wow this is really something special.

The full story is here:
http://gm-volt.com/2009/03/16/gm-aims-to-wow-customers-with-seemless-and-intuitive-chevy-volt-driving-experience/

5 Things You Probably Didnt Know The Great Depression

Are we really heading toward another Great Depression? These 5 facts about the original crisis might give some insight.

Source:
http://askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_200/236_special_feature.html

lunes, 16 de marzo de 2009

Colorado Undermines Populations Right To Medical Marijuana

"Among other things, the rules would limit each medical marijuana "caregiver" to a max of five patients -- a constraint that would seem to disallow the state's growing number of marijuana dispensaries."

Link source:
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2009/03/medical_marijuana_hearing_gets.php

Scientists find a soup of suspects in milks link to cancer

For more than a century, people thought that any beverage safe enough to serve to a weaning child couldnt hurt an adult.

But test-tube studies and studies in adults over the past decade have linked cows milk with an excess cancer risk in the prostate, and to a lesser extent in the breast and ovaries.

Source:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/41720/title/Scientists_find_a_soup_of_suspects_while_probing_milk’s_link_to_cancer

Tattoo FAIL 15 Reasons Never To Get Tattood By An Amateur

These look like they were all done in prison by bubba the biker.

From:
http://www.kontraband.co.uk/pics/16549/Tattoo-FAIL/

domingo, 15 de marzo de 2009

Hugh Hefner Selling 28M Mansion

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is unloading the Holmby Hills mansion adjacent to the Playboy Mansion for $27,995,000, which has been home to his estranged wife Kimberly and their two teenage sons since the late 1990s.

Read the full story here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/13/hugh-hefner-selling-28m-m_n_174829.html

Washington Post Can the Volt JumpStart GM

The automaker hopes the battery-powered car will be a game changer.

Critics say it's too expensive.

Check it:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/13/AR2009031303023.html

Interesting Photo Manipulations [PICS]

Erik Johansson, a young talented artist from Sweden, creates remarkable images by digitally modifying photographs that he took himself.

Yes, the Tic-Tac-Toe was done by him.

Check it:
http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/03/13/photo-manipulations-by-erik-johansson/

Traffic may trigger heart attacks

The next time youre trapped in traffic, fuming that your fellow drivers are about to give you a heart attack, heres another good reason to pull over: You might be right.

New research shows that people who had heart attacks were three times more likely than not to have been sitting in traffic an hour before their symptoms began.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29664984/

In Italy a Vending Machine Even Makes the Pizza

The machine, which Mr.

Torghele calls Lets Pizza, is only the spearhead of a trend. Restaurants reminiscent of the old Horn & Hardart chain in the United States, which are fully automatic, are also showing up around the Continent.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/14/business/worldbusiness/14vend.html?_r=1&partner=rss

sábado, 14 de marzo de 2009

Female Inventors Who Reinvented Our World

From irrigation and water storage innovations to the first solar oven and solar heating system (in 1900), these women have left an impact on society.

Check it:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22343/69126-female-inventors-reinvented-world

16 Creative and Inspirational Photographs

This is a showcase of the amazing photographs taken by Alex & Cocco, a collection of photographs that re-present the everyday confinements, re-proposing the ordinary, the displaced and the the overlooked.

Check it out here:
http://speckyboy.com/2009/03/13/distil-ennui-honest-and-inspirational-photography-showcase/

Hyperactivity helps ADHD boys with memorization

Hyperactivity could be more than a simple byproduct of inattention in those with ADHD; it might actually help children focus on difficult tasks that require working memory.

From:
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/03/hyperactivity-helps-adhd-boys-with-memorization.ars

Finger Length Predicts Speed Aggression Smarts Motivation

Boys with ring fingers longer than their index fingers run faster, a new study finds.

Finger-length ratios have been related to a host of things good and bad, from fertility and disease vulnerability to test scores and personality traits.

Check it out here:
http://www.livescience.com/health/090312-finger-length-speed.html

viernes, 13 de marzo de 2009

How Not to Pull Your Jeep Out of the Mud

This is what happens when people with not enough brains have too much money to spend on vehicles.

Link:
http://jalopnik.com/5168043/how-not-to-pull-your-jeep-out-of-the-mud

FOXNewscom Secret Message Found In Lincoln Pocket Watch

For nearly 150 years, a story has circulated about a hidden Civil War message engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.

On Tuesday, museum curators confirmed it was true.

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,508624,00.html

College kid shot in chest in dorm room during marijuana raid

Apartment neighbors of Grand Valley State University student Derek Copp say they cannot fathom what prompted police to shoot him late Wednesday

The full story is here:
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/03/derek_copp_is_name_of_grand_va.html

Never Trust a Girl When She Says You Can Pull Out SFW

Fuck my life.

Check it out here:
http://www.fmylife.com/sex/253938

jueves, 12 de marzo de 2009

Visualizing US Immigration Since 1890 Interactive Map

Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html

Depression and antidepressant use linked to cardiac death

A new analysis has found that major depression predicted cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in women participating in the Nurses' Health Study.

The hazard ratios were strongest for fatal events and were driven by the association of depression"in particular, antidepressant use"with sudden cardiac death.

Link source:
http://www.theheart.org/article/946581.do

Caravaggio used photography to create his masterpieces

Renaissance artist Caravaggio used an early form of photography to project images of his subjects onto a canvas using a noxious concoction of crushed fireflies and white lead.

The 16th century master used modern darkroom techniques to create his masterpieces, more than 200 years before the invention of the camera.

From:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/4968509/Caravaggio-used-photography-to-create-dramatic-masterpieces.html

Crazy sickness Mass hysteria breaks out in central America

More than 40 people in three indigenous communities in Nicaragua have fallen ill with what locals are calling crazy sickness.

Symptoms: tremors, shaking, difficulty breathing and feelings of suffocation, the person does not recognise where he or she is, seems to be in a trance, looks as if they are in a daze, etc.

Check it out here:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16743-mass-hysteria-breaks-out-in-central-america.html

Unlocking the secrets of gray hair

Countless studies have shown that gray hair is not related to stress, until now.

Last month, European researchers discovered that our hair actually bleaches itself from the inside out. By identifying the chemicals involved, researchers may learn how stress plays a role. Maybe meditation, not hair color, can permanently stop the gray.

From:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/health/10well.html

Strapped for cash Take a Fakecation

Now more than ever youre lusting after a vacation that will take your mind off all the gloom and doom in the news.

The trouble is you just cant afford it. But exotic travel doesnt have to be expensive. That is if youre willing to suspend disbelief and consider a variety of travel alternatives that can stand-in for the real thing.

Link source:
http://www.mint.com/blog/finance-core/strapped-for-cash-take-a-fake-cation/

8 Enjoyable Efficient Cars for Less Than 18000

Comfort, performance, reliability - you'll be amazed at what you can get when you go economy.

Link:
http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/106710/8-Cars-for-Under-18000

miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2009

Kidneys grown in genetically modified mouse

SCIENTISTS have successfully used implanted cells to create kidneys inside a mouse whose parents were genetically engineered so their offspring would not be born with the organs.

The full story is here:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,25164757-1702,00.html

Tourist burns phone booths after losing money to bar girls

Thai police have arrested a 64-year-old German man on charges of setting fire to 11 public phone booths after allegedly losing all his money to Thai bar girls.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/tourist-burns-phone-booths-after-losing-money-to-bar-girls-20090310-8tom.html

Largest Swimming Pool in the World PICS

Get the low-down here:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-trw-offbeattraveler2,0,4713370.special

Flooring Tradesmen in Great Britain

Useful list of Flooring Tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Source:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/tradesmen/building-work/flooring/

Rare Harry Potter book fetches 19000 at auction WTF

A first-edition Harry Potter book was sold for about $19,000, according to an auction house in Dallas, Texas.

Link source:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/books/03/10/harry.potter.auction/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

First Look Burger Kings New Whopper Bar

The Burger King venture will offer Whoppers, Double Whoppers, and Steakhouse XT burgers, along with new Bourbon Whoppers, Three-Cheese Steakhouse XT burgers, and Pepper Bacon Steakhouse XT burgers.

Each will come with options for 22 different toppings. Among the choices: guacamole, smoked bacon, or steak sauce.

Link:
http://www.inquisitr.com/19632/whopper-bar/

martes, 10 de marzo de 2009

California A plan for pot

California voters approved the use of marijuana prescribed for medical purposes in 1996, yet possession, cultivation and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

There is no common ground between these two positions. 100+ people have been arrested, prosecuted and/or imprisoned, for up to 20 years, what the fed now says it will now ignore

Source:
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-holder9-2009mar09,0,2769959.story

20 of US Soldiers in Iraq Afghanistan Suffer Head Trauma

The number of U.S. troops who have suffered wartime brain injuries may be as high as 360,000, Defense Department doctors said Wednesday.

The estimate of the number injured represents 20 percent of the roughly 1.8 million men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where blast injuries are common from roadside bombs and other explosives.

The full story is here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29513359/

Shakespeare Scholar Identifies True Portrait of the Bard

Our image of Shakespeare comes from an often-reproduced engraving.

Now a portrait has emerged that, if Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells is correct, shows the Bard's true face

Link:
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1883770,00.html?iid=digg_share

Older Men May Have Less Intelligent Kids

While men, unlike women, can continue having children into old age, there could be a price to pay in terms of their child's intelligence.

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16719-older-men-may-have-less-intelligent-kids.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=health

Finnish millionaire gets 111888euro speeding ticket

A Finnish millionaire Jari B¤r was handed a fine of 111,888 euros (141,661 dollars) for doing 82 km/h (51 mph) in a 60 km/h (37 mph) zone on January in Siilij¤rvi, Finland.

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http://www.globalmotors.net/finnish-millionaire-gets-111888-euro-speeding-ticket/

lunes, 9 de marzo de 2009

Is CuttingEdge Marijuana Lab the Future of Legitimate Pot

If pot is truly medicine, shouldn't it be standardized? A lab has big plans to test the potency of Cali cannabis sold in dispensaries.

Read the full story here:
http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/130163

Christopher Columbus real name was Pedro Scotto

The great navigator who opened up the American continents to Europe was Pedro Scotto - the real name of the 15th century explorer known as Christopher Columbus.

According to a Spanish historian, the navigator worked, when he was young, for a pirate called Vincenzo Columbus, and adopted that family name in order not to "expose" his relations.

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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/768796/explorer-columbus-named-pedro-scotto

Corgi Engineers in Great Britain

Useful list of Corgi Engineers in the UK, sortable by postcode.

The full story is here:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/tradesmen/general/corgi-engineer/

How Will Obamas Health Care Reforms Work in West Virginia

Consider the shoppers at the Save-A-Lot supermarket in Hamlin, West Virginia.

At the beginning of the month, when the food stamps arrive, they snap up buckets of lard so big that the label says: Warning"Children can fall into bucket and drown. Some 77% of adults are overweight; an incredible 46% are clinically obese.

Check it out here:
http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13235460

Cute hamburger cupcakes

This is a great picture for sunday morning!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/32406899@N07/3331745348/

Its Mr Crocodile Cloud to You

Nom nom nom?

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/22/39835554_f1be6e6946.jpg

domingo, 8 de marzo de 2009

McDonalds Makes Top 10 Healthiest FastFood List

The magazine's criteria was to look at uses of fats, preparation, sodium counts, organic produce and the availability of nutritional information.

The testing was conducted by a panel of dietitians, nutritionists and doctors.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.myfoxcharlotte.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?version=1&pageId=3.3.1&layoutCode=TSTY&locale=EN-US&contentId=8371683

Bruce Lee Like Strength Without Ever Going to a Gym

Bruce Lee was a paragon of cool and an icon of the ultimate bad-ass.

Not only were his martial arts skills incredible, but he had such an impressive physique that even bodybuilders in the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger admired him. More impressively is that Bruce trained his body without ever stepping into a gym and with very little use of...

Get the low-down here:
http://zenhabits.net/2009/03/how-to-get-bruce-lee-like-strength-without-ever-going-to-a-gym/

Grand Canyon at sunrise and sunset PICS

Seeing a familiar place in a new light can be tricky.

But in this series of photos by Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster showing the Grand Canyon at sunrise and sunset, the rays that paint the iconic canyon at dawn and dusk give a new perspective.

Check it:
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-trw-grandcanyon,0,6815812.special

Howard Dean for Surgeon General

Howard Dean has said he doesn't want the job.

But that hasn't stopped admirers from pushing his name. Within hours " maybe even minutes " of Gupta's withdrawal, liberal bloggers threw out the possibility of Dean as the nation's top doc.

From:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19732.html

Common Sense and Compassion Overcome Marijuana Propaganda

Americans for Safe Access is reporting that 72 million Americans live in states with access to legal medical marijuana.

Given the 100 years of hysterical propaganda generated by the "drug wars", is this an indication that common sense and compassion are finally overcoming the mis- and disinformation distributed by the "all drugs are 'bad'" crowd?

Get the low-down here:
http://www.jimboland.com/2009/03/07/common-sense-compassion-overcome-marijuana-propaganda/

Fart molecule could be next Viagra

THE stink of flatulence and rotten eggs could provide a surprising lift for men.

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) causes erections in rats and may one day provide an alternative to Viagra for men.

Check it out here:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126985.000-fart-molecule-could-be-next-viagra.html

sábado, 7 de marzo de 2009

Ten Ridiculously Expensive Cars

"But a man can dream, and most men dream about owning a car with some flash.

And lets face it, if you had the money and the opportunity, you will definitely spend a small fraction of your cash on a nice car. Its just that the super wealthy can own the flashiest supercars without much of a dent in their wallet..."

Get the low-down here:
http://www.gunaxin.com/ten-ridiculously-expensive-cars/10760

Genital Shield Promises to Rid the World of STDs

Florida businessman-turned-inventor Doug Sturlingh just filed patent papers for a product he believes will "change the world." It's called the Genital Shield, and " though the name is a bit of a boner-shrinker " he believes it will eventually rid the planet of STDs.

His target consumer: responsible gentlemen with herpes.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2009-03-05/news/genital-shield-promises-to-rid-the-world-of-stds/

GENEVA Want a car that will run on nothing but air No

this isn'ta bunch of hot air.

A French company is showing a car at the Geneva Auto Show that runs on compressed air. MDI says their 3-wheeler AirPod can travel nearly 140 miles on a tank of air.

Source:
http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Tech+and+Science/Story/STIStory_346161.html

The Best BlueCollar Budget Beers

Nothing tastes better at the end of a long, hard day than cheap beer.

Okay, scratch that"just about anything tastes better than cheap beer. But for various reasons"price, convenience, working-class pride (even, or especially, if you're middle-class and in art school)"sometimes nothing beats a budget brew.

Link source:
http://men.style.com/theupgrader/living/hotlist/blue-collar-beers

The famous Afghan Girl after 17 years of war

Her eyes are sea green.

They are haunted and haunting, and in them you can read the tragedy of a land drained by war. Her eyes have captivated the world since she appeared on our cover in 1985. Now we can tell her story.

Source:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2002/04/afghan-girl/index-text.html

viernes, 6 de marzo de 2009

Zimbabwe cholera death toll at 4000 30 strains found

From the start of the outbreak in August 2008 and up until 1 March 2009, cholera has claimed the lives of 3,939 people, infected 85,300, and has been reported in all the country's 10 provinces and 55 of its 62 districts.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=83271

Wives health suffers in strained marriage

A strained marriage can result in both spouses getting depressed, but only wives face higher heart disease risk because of it, U.S. researchers say.

The full story is here:
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/03/05/Wives_health_suffers_in_strained_marriage/UPI-45401236238450/

Chimney Repairs in Great Britain

Useful list of Chimney Repair tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

Link source:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/exterior/prevention-repair/chimney-repairs/

The Most Powerful StreetLegal Bentley Ever

E85 Ethanol makes the Continental Supersports the most powerful street-legal Bentley ever.

Link source:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=10&article_id=7834

Americas Most Popular Toys

Winston Churchill opined that "a joke is a very serious thing" but he'd be equally correct if he substituted "toy" for "joke." Americans take their toys very seriously, and the more popular the toy, the more passion, anger, and general strangeness it is capable of generating.

From:
http://features.parents.com/most-popular-toys.html

Fish Cloud pic

Fish Cloud (pic)

Check it out here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hubs/thebigpicture/4938343/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-40.html?image=27

jueves, 5 de marzo de 2009

Italdesign Unveils the Worlds Fastest Hybrid

The press release reveals that hybrid will have a lithium ion battery pack, with overall power of 270 kW, equivalent to 370 hp.

They claim the car will get a fuel efficiency of about 39 km/L, which is about 92 miles to the gallon. As far as carbon emissions, Italdesign says the car will release less than 60 g/km of CO2.

Read the full story here:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/03/namir-hybrid-by-italdesign/

The Worst Cars for the Money

No carmaker is perfect.

Each has best and worst sellers, hits and misses. And while plenty of cars are generally good values, there are a few that don't make as much sense when you work out the calculations over time. That's where our new list comes in: the Worst Cars for the Money.

Get the low-down here:
http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/866/the-worst-cars-for-the-money/

Obese Teens as Likely to Die Prematurely as Heavy Smokers

Likening obesitys risks to those of smoking, a large European study spanning decades has found that young men who were overweight at age 18 were as likely to die by 60 as light smokers, while obese teens, like heavy smokers, were at double the risk of dying early.

Link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/health/04obesity.html?ref=health

GM Ford Toyota Post Bleak February

GM's U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 53% last month, while Ford's dropped 48% and Toyota's declined 40%.

Other auto makers will report later in the day.

Source:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123608748443918465.html

If Women Ruled the world 35 perspectives

If Women Ruled the world (35 perspectives)

The full story is here:
http://www.worth1000.com/contest.asp?contest_id=22937&display=photoshop

miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2009

Top 11 Concept Cars Of The 2009 Geneva Motor Show [PICS]

The 2009 Geneva Motor Show's overwhelmed us with hi-tech, futuristic concept cars.

Our Swiss friend Gehard the Bookie makes sense of it all by giving us the odds of these rolling testbeds seeing production.

Check it out here:
http://jalopnik.com/tag/geneva-motor-show/?id=5163759

The Ghost Hunters name 5 of the most haunted places in US

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson name the five scariest places this side of a bus station bathroom.

Source:
http://www.king-mag.com/online/?p=8669

Garden Fencing in Great Britain

Useful list of Garden Fencing tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

The full story is here:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/garden/constructions/fencing/

What Your Groceries Say About You

Looking at what people purchase at the grocery store can really give you some insight into their personal lives.

Here are eight examples:

From:
http://www.holytaco.com/what-your-groceries-say-about-you

Fascination With Flight Aviations History In Photos

Fascination With Flight: Aviation's History In Photos

Read the full story here:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-081001-aero-history-photogallery,0,7465802.photogallery

martes, 3 de marzo de 2009

Humans May Be Hardwired to Believe in Creation

Religion might not be the only reason people buy into creationism and intelligent design, psychological experiments suggest.

Read the full story here:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16687-humans-may-be-hardwired-to-believe-in-creation.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Bill Would Ban Adoptions by Unwed Couples Gay or Straight

Supporters of the bill say it would place more children in "traditional" families, while critics say it would leave more children lingering in the state foster care system, The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville reported Monday.

Link source:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/03/02/Bill_would_ban_adoptions_by_unwed_couples/UPI-16261236019126/

Are these the best Ferraris of all time

People can be divided into two groups - those who own a Ferrari and those who wish they owned a Ferrari.

All car lovers have their favourites but these are arguably the greatest machines the Italian automobile giant ever produced.

Source:
http://www.worlds-luxury-guide.com/Red-Racers-10-Passion-Igniting-Ferraris/Red-Racers-10-Passion-Igniting-Ferraris

Screenplay Script Coverage Analysis and What Pros Look For

Here is a great nuts & bolts example of how a professional coverage evaluator breaks down essential components of a potentially winning script.

How they examine the Idea, Storyline, Dialogue, Characterization, Mechanics, Structure, Market Value, and Production Value of a screenplay. This example is entitled, MY BROTHERS REAPER, a 110 page comedy.

Get the low-down here:
http://www.triggerstreet.com/screenplay_of_the_month/2009/02/FEB09-SOM-MBR.htm

lunes, 2 de marzo de 2009

Venice From Above [Pics]

Venice From Above [Pics]

The full story is here:
http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2008/09/02/venice-from-above/

MSN Health The Wisdom on Wisdom Teeth

Studies link even pain-free wisdom teeth to early gum disease that worsens over time, sometimes causing havoc far beyond the mouth.

Indeed, pregnant women with gum disease around their wisdom teeth appear to be much more likely to give birth prematurely than unaffected pregnant women. As many as 80% of people will develop wisdom teeth problems.

Check it out here:
http://health.msn.com/health-topics/oral-care/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100233876

Skip Hire in Great Britain

Useful list of Skip Hire tradesmen in the UK, sortable by postcode.

From:
http://www.simplifydiy.com/directory/tools-materials/hire/skip-hire/

Top 10 Badass Movie Cars

As long youve been going to the movies, youve seen gratuitous shots of these badass movie cars.

You know theyre fake, but you still want to get your hands on them. Better still, the thought of you and your girlfriend getting your hands on them would be a helluva ride -- but thats kind of the idea with badass movie cars.....

Check it out here:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/cars/top-10-badass-movie-cars.html

Three Eggs Cost

Three Eggs Cost...

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http://s5.tinypic.com/x36an6.jpg

106 Passengers Get Sick with Norovirus on Cruise Ship

A cruise ship that sailed out of San Diego is put on high alert after 106 passengers came down with the norovirus.

More than 1,800 guests were on board the Oosterdam for a seven day cruise to Mexico. Guests who demonstrated symptoms were asked to remain in their cabins until symptoms disappeared."

The full story is here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29443298/

NY Times BMWs 7 Series More Heavenly for 2009

The new BMW 7 Series is a delight; faster, nimbler and more fun than any plus-size sedan has a right to be.

The 2009 7 Series is such a double delight, whether in standard (750i) or stretched (750Li) guise. Yes, the new 7 is faster, nimbler and more fun than any plus-size sedan has a right to be.

From:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/automobiles/autoreviews/01bmw-750.html

Airline might charge for bathroom use

The head of Europe's largest budget airline told the BBC that it may begin charging for in-flight use of toilets.

Check it:
http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2009/02/27/airline-might-charge-for-bathroom-use.aspx

domingo, 1 de marzo de 2009

OWOWOWWWWWWWWWWW

Photographer: Don Durfee

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http://flickr.com/photos/durfeefl/3301076840/sizes/o/

MIT Unveils 90 MPH Solar Race Car

MIT's latest solar race car might look like a funky Ikea table with a hump, but don't laugh.

It'll do 90 mph and is packed with technology that may end up in the hybrids and EVs the rest of us will soon be driving. The university's Solar Electric Vehicle Team, the oldest such team in the country, unveiled the $243,000 carbon-fiber racer ...

Check it out here:
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/02/hot-wheels---mi.html

25 Billion to Promote Electric Cars Is Untouched

The Energy Department has $25 billion to make loans to hasten the arrival of the next generation of automotive technology " electric-powered cars, but no money has been allocated so far.

Link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/energy-environment/27green.html?ref=science

Consumer Reports Top car picks for 2009

Consumer Reports has released a list of cars and trucks that received a coveted "top pick" rating for 2009 in its annual April Autos issue.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29391305/?pg=1