viernes, 31 de julio de 2009

WWII Hiroshima [PICS]

Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, which invented the atomic bomb, stands before a War Department map in August 1945, the month his bombs destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Source:
http://www.life.com/image/first/in-gallery/22970/wwii-hiroshima

6 Crazy Building Projection Projects

The projected image changed the face of human entertainment, with moving pictures fooling our brains and transporting us to other worlds.

As technologies have evolved, so have the artistic ambitious around them, and while we generally think of technology as trending towards reductions in size, these mapping examples show us how to live large.

Source:
http://www.highestfive.com/science/6-crazy-building-projection-projects/

Sooooo How Many Springfields Are Missing From This Map

Sooooo...

How Many Springfield's Are Missing From This Map?

Source:
http://imgur.com/EU22Q.jpg

California Cops Are Trained Marijuana Is Not A Medicine

A recent court case in San Diego has revealed some California police officers are basing their sworn court testimony in medical marijuana cases on badly outdated, legally inaccurate information.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/07/chronic_city_revealed_--_calif.php

jueves, 30 de julio de 2009

Polyamory The Next Sexual Revolution

Meet a group of Seattle dwellers who believe in "ethical nonmonogamy," or engaging in loving, intimate relationships with more than one person - based upon the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

Source:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/209164?digg=1

FatFree Frenzy Infographic

Despite Health warnings, Americans are gobbling up fat-free products like never before.

Why are we so hungry for them?

Source:
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27426

No room on mountain for angry villagers

Anyone with a spare million and a desire to name a mountain after themselves should look elsewhere, warn campaigners who are opposed to today's planned sale of a landmark of the South African coastline.

Source:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/no-room-on-mountain-for-angry-villagers-1764030.html

How to Combat the Latest Supergerms

More and more bugs, including some truly nasty bacteria, become impervious to the effects of our best drugs.

Acne and some STDs arent clearing up the way they once did. What can YOU do?

Source:
http://living.health.com/2009/06/19/how-to-combat-latest-supergerms/

12 Amazingly Unique Mona Lisa Reproductions

It is amazing how many creative artworks exist and we are totally unaware.

Mona Lisa, a famous portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, is probably the richest in replicas and reproductions all over the world. This post lists the most creative ones " those depicted not on paper.

Source:
http://www.interbent.com/12-amazingly-unique-mona-lisa-reproductions/

Beyond ComicCon The Rise of the Modern Geek in All of Us

Apparently even cool kids are fanboys of something or other -- be it Mad Men or Sex and the City -- even if they haven't watched the Comic-Con trailers we've been watching for the last week.

Once again, Diggers are ahead of the curve...

Source:
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/hollywood/geek-culture-comic-con-072909?src=digg

miércoles, 29 de julio de 2009

Banned MND Advert Is My Pain Really Too Shocking for TV

Motor neurone sufferer Sarah Ezekiel explains why a banned advert in which she appears must have a wider audience.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5907895/Banned-MND-advert-is-my-pain-really-too-shocking-for-television.html

Weird Vodka Infusions to Drink

Vodka is one of the most varied spirit as far as its possible flavors are concerned.

The choice of vodka infusions is almost infinite and stretches as far as your imagination. You can choose between either fresh fruit, or more alternative ingredients. Let's try to list both traditional and extra-ordinary ingredients that can be infused with vodka

Source:
http://www.interbent.com/weird-vodka-infusions-to-drink/

Vintage Playboy Bunnies from the Mad Men Era

These images may just look like cute cheesecake today, but this vivacious photo essay shows a youthful Hugh Hefner and his team of lady bunnies scandalizing America and Europe: Thusly putting the "swinging sixties" into motion.

The Playboy bunnies are shown here doing everyday "normal things" like playing soccer and recording their own music album.

Source:
http://www.life.com/image/2665882/in-gallery/24921/playboy-bunnies-the-early-years

Perils of the professional lab rat

Thousands of people make their living scurrying from one clinical drug trial to the next; are they risking our health as well as their own? These 'volunteers' get paid up to $300 per day in the US or around 150 per day in the UK, many sign up for one trial after another, and consider themselves fully employed, upsetting bioethicists...

Source:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327181.500-perils-of-the-professional-lab-rat.html?full=true

Artist Creates Amazing Designs in Sand [pics]

The sea is no discerning art critic, for once the San Francisco artist finishes his staggering artwork, the waves come in to wipe the slate clean.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1202491/Race-tide-Artist-creates-intricate-masterpieces--sea-washes-away-hours.html

martes, 28 de julio de 2009

Pepsi vs CocaCola Logo Evolution

Pepsi vs.

Coca-Cola Logo Evolution

Source:
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8676/4586.jpg

How Does Kidney Trafficking Work

A man shows the scar from the removal of a kidney as he sits outside his house in the shantytown of Baseco in Manila.

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1912880,00.html?xid=rss-health

Evolution Producing More Beautiful Women Weeding Out Uglies

According to scientific research, women are gradually becoming more attractive in an evolutionary "beauty race." Beautiful women have more children, while ugly people have trouble mating. Big surprise.

Source:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25845304-36398,00.html

HUGE

Irony at it's finest.

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24917549@N04/3762843475/sizes/l/

25 Various Styles of The Wizard of Oz Illustrations

Currently browsing 25 Various Styles of The Wizard of Oz Illustrations for your design inspiration

Source:
http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/25-various-styles-of-the-wizard-of-oz-illustrations/

23 Breathtaking Moments And Ideas Captured By Photographers

This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will surely refresh you.

These are the wonder creations of photographers who use their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.

Source:
http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/07/27/23-breathtaking-moments-and-ideas-captured-by-photographers.html

lunes, 27 de julio de 2009

Pie Like Youve Never Seen It Pics

Take two things that are great and mash 'em together and what do you get?

Source:
http://topcultured.com/food/pie-like-youve-never-seen-it/

sábado, 25 de julio de 2009

Blue Cross Staff Promoted for Dumping Sick Policyholders

Blue Cross of California encouraged employees through performance evaluations to cancel the health insurance policies of those diagnosed with leukemia, breast cancer and 1,400 other serious illnesses.

Source:
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/17/business/fi-rescind17

Is Michael Jackson Spoof Show Too Tacky Even For Edinburgh

It was inevitable, wasn't it? Given contemporary theatre's burgeoning love affair with the "rapid response play", and despite Michael Jackson dying long after the Fringe entry deadline, you couldn't help feeling someone was bound to do a Michael Jackson show in Edinburgh this year.

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2009/jul/23/michael-jackson-edinburgh-fringe

New Diet Pills That Can Kill or Just Make You Shit Yourself

Xenical - As a way to get thin, Xenical has some drawbacks.

Fat that isnt absorbed has to go somewhere, and Xenical takers find out in a hurry just where. The oily fat that is not absorbed in your gut can slide right out of you. (Doctors advise keeping an extra pair of pants handy in the event of calamitously embarrassing accidents.)

Source:
http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/latest-crop-diet-drugs.html

Top 10 Songs for Getting It On

Burn a CD of these songs - all of which are made of pure, unadulterated sex - and leave the lights on.

Source:
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/07/sexy_songs_to_get_you_laid.php

999 to roll like the ATeam Mr T not included [PIC]

In 1982, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court.

These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Pacific Northwest underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, & if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A Team

Source:
http://imgur.com/bMCGA.png

viernes, 24 de julio de 2009

Mindblowing Bluesome

Mindblowing Bluesome

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http://i39.tinypic.com/fnbex1.jpg

Ten of the Worst Artery Cloggers in America

When it comes to eating out, America has no shortage of unhealthy options.

While many of the artery-clogging, calorie-packing, and waist-expanding choices are obvious, other fast food items are deceptively deleterious. And although some can be enjoyed on occasion, most you're better off avoiding - for good.

Source:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/22177/79355-ten-worst-artery-cloggers-america

Cops Scamming Tourists at Bangkok Airport

At Bangkok's main airport, cops are accusing international visitors of shoplifting from the airport stores and then extorting money from them to drop the charges.

Sometimes a "friendly translator" will help the desperate travelers, and then charge exorbitant fees for his services.

Source:
http://www.gadling.com/2009/07/21/cops-scamming-tourists-at-bangkok-airport/

Five Myths About Sleep and Insomnia

Our culture is obsessed with sleep, and the lack of it, yet many of us don't know some basic facts.

Source:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/146794?digg=1

Scoring chicks at the bar Skill or Simple Math

Unfortunately the percentage of men who actually get laid vs the percentage of men who want to get laid is extremely low.

Source:
http://regretfulmorning.com/2009/07/scoring-chicks-at-the-bar-skill-or-simple-math/

Jhator Tibetan Sky Burial

Sky Burial follows the ritual of "jha-tor" the giving of alms to birds in a northern Tibetan monastery - where the bodies of the dead are offered to the vultures as a final act of kindness to living beings.

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

jueves, 23 de julio de 2009

FDA Deems ECigs As Bad As The Real Thing

Put down that e-cigar, Mark! The FDA has ruled that electronic cigarettes, cigars, and similar devices contain known carcinogens and slammed them for being marketed to younger age groups.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5320734/fda-deems-e cigs-as-bad-as-the-real-thing

Woman Arrested For Over Salting Police Officers Burger

No, "over salting" isn't code for anything nasty.

The 20-year-old McDonald's worker literally spilled salt on the hamburger meat that was used to make a "Big 'N Tasty" that was served to a Georgia police officer. The police officer says the burger made him sick"and Kendra Bull, 20, spent a night in jail because of it.

Source:
http://consumerist.com/298077/mcdonalds-worker-arrested-for-over-salting-police-officers-burger/

The invisible man Liu Bolins camouflage artwork

The real-life Invisible Man, an artist with the ability to disappear.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/5886805/The-invisible-man-Liu-Bolins-camouflage-artwork.html

100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week's 40th anniversary of the Moon landing for one, but here are some things that are on their way out

Source:
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/100-things-your-kids-may-never-know-about/

Spectacular HD Aquarium Video viewed 740K times in a week

It's a single, steady picture of a huge fish tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, shot with a Canon 5D Mark II. People love these fish.

Since Rawlinson posted the video on YouTube and Vimeo last week, it has been played more than 730,000 times. "Shot by: http://jonrawlinson.com"

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw&eurl=http://www.pdnpulse.com/2009/07/superrelaxing-canon-5d-aquarium-video-goes-viral.html&feature=player_embedded

miércoles, 22 de julio de 2009

Man Flies Balloon Over Mt Everest Snaps Incredible Pics

This awe-inspiring photograph captures the majesty of Mount Everest as you've never seen it before - from more than a mile above.

The spectacular panorama shows the breathtaking landscape of the Himalayas from six miles above sea level. It was shot by an intrepid British photographer wearing breathing apparatus in -56C temperatures 36,000 feet up.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1201090/Everest-revealed-British-balloonists-breathtaking-panoramic-shot-worlds-highest-peaks.html

21st Century High Speed Rail Station For Orange County

Southern California will soon be getting a much needed infrastructure update in the form of Orange Countys recently unveiled Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Source:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/21/21st-century-rail-station-for-orange-county/

Stressed parents up asthma risk

Stressed parents may increase the risk that a child will develop asthma, research findings suggest.

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8158680.stm

Do Hot Dogs Cause Alzheimers

A study published in this month's issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease suggests that the nitrites and nitrates in hot dogs, other cured and processed meats, and even root vegetables due to commercial fertilizer use could be linked to increased mortality from age related diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Source:
http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/do-hot-dogs-cause-alzheimers/

19 Amazing Acts of Death Defiance

Here are 19 of the most daring and extreme human feats ever completed.

Source:
http://www.manolith.com/2009/07/20/19-amazing-acts-of-death-defiance/

Pancreatic Cancer Patients Could Live Longer With New Drug

No cancer is good, but pancreatic cancer is one of the worst kinds you can get.

The 5-year survival rate is about 5%. So it's major news that this new drug, given in combination with the standard pancreatic cancer drug, almost doubled the life expectancy of those who received it.

Source:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090720134512.htm

martes, 21 de julio de 2009

The Bionic Eye Latest In MedTech

A tiny glass telescope about the size of a garden pea could hold the answer to patients suffering from an otherwise untreatable type of eye disease.

Developed by US health tech firm VisionCare, the Implantable Miniature Telescope could help in the fight against

Source:
http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/the-bionic-eye-latest-in-med-tech-617848

Las Vegas Residents Get Paid to Kill Their Lawns

In Las Vegas, the biggest desert city in the U.S., and still one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, the local water utility is offering cash incentives to replace water-sucking lawns with drought-resistant landscapes.

Source:
http://greenbiz.com/blog/2009/07/20/cities-creative-water-savings

The Voice NPRs Mystery Man Revealed

An ode to National Public Radio.

Source:
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/c45b60f571/the-voice

McDonalds Worker Exposed 10000 People To Hepatitis A

An estimated 10,000 people who ate at a McDonald's in Milan (MY'-luhn) are being urged to get preventive treatment.

At least 20 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed.

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/20/mcdonalds-hepatitis-scare_n_241335.html

Nascar Safety Flow CHart

There are four crucial decisions every NASCAR driver must make.

The answer is the same every time. Luckily, NASCAR manages to keep the races exciting by treating safety systems the way a child treats green vegetables.

Source:
http://www.cracked.com/funny-1027-nascar-safety/

lunes, 20 de julio de 2009

The Exploding Internet Pic

The Exploding Internet (Pic)

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http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2988/27062201.jpg

The worlds worst airports to sleep in

FROM flea infestations to homeless people and putrid toilets, travellers have revealed the top 10 worst airports to sleep in.

While Pariss Charles de Gualle was voted the worst airport to sleep in, airports in Europe, the US and India were also mentioned.

Source:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,25795105-5014090,00.html?from=public_rss

domingo, 19 de julio de 2009

Greatest Shirt Ever Three Keyboard Cat Moon

Thought the three-wolf moon tee from Amazon was just ok? You've really been waiting for the three keyboard cats playing at the moon.

Source:
http://media.threadless.com/subs/big/222011.jpg

Sustenance Where Will Hunger Strike MAP

There are more than 30 countries where food emergencies persist.

This is a look at why those countries are in trouble.

Source:
http://awesome.good.is/ecosystem/#/sustenance/infographic

Top 10 AlcoholDrinking Citiesand 10 Most Sober Cities

The list below ranks the 10 U.S. metropolitan areas"defined as counties or groups of counties with a population of 10,000 or more"with the highest rates of heavy drinking.

A second list identifies the 10 metro areas with the lowest rates.

Source:
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2008/12/17/americas-top-10-alcohol-drinking-cities--and-10-most-sober-cities-too.html

sábado, 18 de julio de 2009

Fresh Blood Hondas hybrids are spreading like CRaZy

It looks as if Honda will be pushing deeper into small-hybrid territory with two new models, the CR-Z and the Fit Hybrid, bringing the number of small, cutesy, Honda hybrids to four.

Source:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5846-Auto-Industry-Examiner~y2009m7d14-Fresh-Blood-Hondas-hybrids-are-spreading-like-CRaZy

Helping the Elderly Keep Their Driving Skills

Next year there will be 39 million Americans aged 65 years or older.

And that number will jump to 69 million by 2030, which means more older drivers. What is responsible for this increase in older drivers?

Source:
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/helping-the-elderly-keep-their-driving-skills/?scp=1&sq=positscience&st=cse

Some EBooks Are More Equal Than Others Pogues Post

Amazon removed purchased e-books from Kindles when a publisher had second thoughts about online distribution.

Source:
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/some-e-books-are-more-equal-than-others/

Will Robots Replace Teachers in the Near Future

Social robots are being used on an experimental basis already to teach various skills to preschool children, including the names of colors, new vocabulary words and simple songs.

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/technology/090716-human-learning.html

The 10 Strangest Fast Food Chain Items [PICS]

While one would assume that these big companies don't make a single move that isn't pre-approved by a focus group, the truly bizarre offerings at some of the world's most recognizable chains might suggest otherwise.

From chicken that bends in a way you never thought possible to desserts you want to drown in, these are some strange concoctions.

Source:
http://www.sfweekly.com/slideshow/view/28034792/

viernes, 17 de julio de 2009

Pig Flu of the Apocalypse could kill 63000 in UK

New U.K. calculations suggest that, in the worst-case scenario, 63,000 people could die after contracting the A/H1N1 swine flu virus in the first wave of the pandemic.

Source:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124776040193152381.html

Whad you talkin bout Willis Sears Tower renamed

One of the world's most iconic skyscrapers has long tempted Chicago visitors to squint, crane their necks and try to see the tip of the country's tallest building.

But starting Thursday, Sears Tower will be gone.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_on_re_us/us_sears_tower

MySpace No Longer King of Entertainment

MySpace hasnt had a good year.

Its been slowly dropping in traffic like a ship unwittingly taking on water, ousted the MySpace founders, hired a new CEO, and most recently, slashed 30% of its workforce. Dark times, indeed.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2009/07/15/myspace-entertainment/

jueves, 16 de julio de 2009

Blackpool Once the Vegas of England Now Dying [Video]

Documentary filmmakers spend a week with some of the magicians, comedians, comed- iennes, ectothermic strippers, rowdy teens, rowdy lesbians, and erotic jaguar men who call the Las Vegas of North England home.

Source:
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/rule-britannia/blackpool-las-vegas-of-the-north

The Most Shocking McDonalds Locations in The World

You often hear people say that when Armageddon comes, the only survivors left will be cockroaches and Cher.

Well, you might want to add McDonald's to the survivors list too...

Source:
http://www.jaunted.com/story/2009/7/14/11728/1698/travel/The Most Shocking McDonald's Locations in The World

Dos Equis Most Interesting Man Is a Great Beer Salesman

Through mid-June, a period when imported beer sales dropped 11%, sales of Dos Equis rose more than 17%, moving the brand into eighth place among imports. "There's never really been an import brand that's been built so clearly through advertising," said Benj Steinman, publisher of Beer Marketer's Insights.

Source:
http://adage.com/article?article_id=137963

Lower IQ a heart disease risk

Having a lower than average IQ is in itself a risk factor for heart disease, say researchers.

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8149298.stm

Top 10 Most Unusual State Fair Foods

They've got Hot Beef Sundaes, Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwiches and much more!

Source:
http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/unusual-state-fair-food

100 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids This Summer

There is plenty of summer vacation season left on the calendar, and boredom may already be settling in around the house.

So what are some fun, geeky places to take your geeklets? Even better, what are some fun, geeky places that kids and adults will all enjoy?

Source:
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/100-geeky-places-to-bring-your-kids-this-summer/

miércoles, 15 de julio de 2009

9 More Things Your Contractor Wont Tell You

#5 -- Find out who will actually be doing the work on your project by requesting a list of your sub-contractors.

If theres an apprentice, who will be supervising him to be sure the work is done correctly?

Source:
http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/9-more-things-your-contractor-wont-tell-you/article153644.html

Five Hundred and Eighty Two Drummers Smash World Record

The efforts at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, sanctioned by Guinness World Records, beat the previous record of 533 set by a group of U.S. drummers in 2006. The record attempt was organized to increase awareness of multiple sclerosis and succeeded in raising 20,000 for charity.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1199480/Now-thats-massive-hit-582-drummers-play-way-new-world-record.html

WHO says new flu unstoppable calls for vaccine

Saying the new H1N1 virus is ''unstoppable'', the World Health Organization gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and...

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE56C60820090714?rpc=64

The 10 Lamest Fictional Ninja

Let me put it this way -- the ninja cookie is only #4 on this list.

Source:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/07/the_10_lamest_fictional_ninja.php

Bill Moyers shines light on the health insurance mess

"I beg everyone who reads this and clicks onto the link to send it on to everyone you know.

Send it to your congressmen, your governors, your legislatures, the White House. Get an email chain going--put the link up on yard signs or billboards. Put it on bumper stickers. Stencil it on tee-shirts or tattoo it onto your forehead. Whatever it takes."

Source:
http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/ramona/2009/07/bill-moyers-shines-light-on-th.php

Ford Engine Ignition Replaces Spark Plugs With Laser

Ford Motor Co. and researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing a car ignition system that swaps spark plugs for a laser beam to start vehicles while generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Ford plans to install the laser ignitions in a small range of vehicles before expanding the laser ignitions on a larger scale.

Source:
http://www.climatebiz.com/blog/2009/07/14/ford-laser-ignition

Amazing Unheard of Burgers Penaut Butter Frito Pie

Peanut butter burgers, tamale burgers, Frito pie burgers, summer sausage burgers...

Heart attacks one and all.

Source:
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2009/07/hubcap_grill_new_burgers.php

martes, 14 de julio de 2009

LOOK Pictures of the Year

These are among the defining moments of the past year, captured"with expertise, daring, and some degree of luck"by the best photographers in the world.,

Source:
http://www.good.is/post/look-pictures-of-the-year/

lunes, 13 de julio de 2009

Scrub tech causes major hepatitis scare in Colo Comcastn

Kimberly Spencer's 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery.

The rambunctious child stuck a BB in his ear and doctors had to op | Comcast.net.

Source:
http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090711/US.Surgery.Tech.Hepatitis/

domingo, 12 de julio de 2009

Chernobyl offers a holiday in hell

Chernobyls tragic secrets are open to anyone.

Just watch out for the wild boar and wolves... ...and the radiation.

Source:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/europe/article6676246.ece

In Phoenix Homeless Battle Summer Heat

Summers in Phoenix can be long and lethal for those who can't escape the heat.

Those who live in it say the heat makes them irritable, disoriented and unable to eat. Even at night, the temperature can hover in the lower 90s.

Source:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106499804&ft=1&f=1001

sábado, 11 de julio de 2009

Origami City Model crafted entirely from paper PICS

An origami artist from Japan, Wataru Ito, has spent four years crafting an incredible model city from paper - but now plans to burn it down.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/5795356/Origami-city-model-crafted-entirely-from-paper.html

Are some Big Pharma encouraging larger doses than needed

When a recent manufacturing problem threatened a potential Cerezyme shortage, Genzyme's response seemed to confirm some critics' long-held suspicions that the company may be encouraging inflated dosage -- and therefore higher sales -- of its drug, which costs patients hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

Source:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/07/10/big-dosage-big-profit-does-genzyme-encourage-larger-dosages-th/

Sara Lee Chef Boyardee More Food IconsReal or Fake

Gather the family 'round the grill this weekend and lift your wienies high to the sky in tribute to Oscar Mayer.

He died Monday, age 95. Mayer's death in a Wisconsin nursing home got us thinking about other the other famous food "names" out there. Were they, like Mayer, real people and are they still living? Here's the score.

Source:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/chi-food-people-pg,0,1530538.photogallery

Drug Use and Addiction in War

Were all familiar with the War on Drugs but what about drugs in war? Drug use in wartime is a topic rarely covered by mainstream media but each war has a distinct underlying drug culture attached to it.

Whats interesting is that no army in recent history has ever successfully been able to curb drug use among their ranks.

Source:
http://www.highestfive.com/combat/drug-use-and-addiction-in-war/

viernes, 10 de julio de 2009

15 Most Breathtaking Restaurants with a View

Sightseeing is so much more fun when you can eat while youre doing it.

So in order to save you some time, and make sure you never have to stare at another car park while you enjoy your dinner, heres our guide to the worlds most scenic dining experiences.

Source:
http://www.qype.co.uk/best_restaurant_views.html

Recycle SUVs Save Lives Recycled Car Part Incubator

SUVs may actually be good for something after all...Saving the lives of millions of newborns! With the help of recycled auto parts, such as the Toyota 4x4, junk becomes a precious resource.

And at about $1500.00, the Car Part Incubator costs just a fraction of a traditional incubator.

Source:
http://greenopolis.com/goblog/litegreen/lite-green-recycle-suvs-save-lives

I wanted slippers but I got a bondage catalogue

A home shopper who ordered a pair of slippers and was shocked to receive an explicit catalogue for sex aids and erotic clothing should not have been sent the unsolicited advertising, a watchdog ruled.

Source:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?I_wanted_slippers,_but_I_got_a_bondage_catalogue&in_article_id=699304&in_page_id=34

Best Fast Food Values Dollar Menus to donuts

100,000 readers voted and chose the fast food items - from burgers and fries to coffee - that deliver the best bang for the buck.

Source:
http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/07/09/best-fast-food-values-weve-crowned-the-winners/

Mmmm Cone Pizza

Mmmm...

Cone Pizza

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/superlocal/111095392/

Outrage 7yo boy asks Am I too black to go into the pool

A private Huntingdon Valley, Pa., club has come under fire after black and Hispanic inner-city campers were asked not to come back to the pool despite the camp's having paid membership dues through August.

Source:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=8043735

Costly and Dangerous Treatments Weigh Down Health Care

Our health care system is wrought with inefficiencies and waste that account for up to $700 billion annually.

Indeed, some researchers speculate that one-third or more of all treatments and procedures performed in the US have no proven benefits. Whats more, a number of these unhelpful services produce hazardous side effects in patients.

Source:
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/07/costly_and_dangerous.html

jueves, 9 de julio de 2009

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year [PICS]

The Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009 competition is in full swing.

Here are some of the photos that have been submitted across all ten categories.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/5777933/Digital-Camera-Photographer-of-the-Year-recent-entries-8-July-2009.html

If you look closely its just regular paper

Photograph by Bernd Gruber.

Source:
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5923594

FDA takes control of tobacco Is it going to grow some teeth

This week, the House of Representatives is considering a spending bill that would increase the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) budget by 11%.

At the same time, the embattled agency is beginning to take on a new role as the primary regulator of tobacco products. In the case of tobacco, however, the agency has been given impressive powers.

Source:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/07/08/fda-takes-control-of-tobacco-is-it-going-to-grow-some-teeth/

Mount Rushmore takes the heat for Climate Change

As President Obama meets with G8 leaders in Italy to discuss global warming, a team of 11 Greenpeace climbers scaled Mount Rushmore today and unfurled a huge banner proclaiming "America honors leaders not politicians"

Source:
http://www.care2.com/causes/global-warming/blog/greenpeace-activists-rushmore/?preview=1

Brazil Getting Network of Solar EV Charging Stations

The first of many roadside electric charging stations in Brazil is set to be installed in the Barra de Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, and itll be solar-powered.

Source:
http://ecoworldly.com/2009/07/07/brazils-first-network-of-electric-charging-stations-will-be-solar-powered/

10 Oddest Allergies You Never Really Hear About

Every year millions of us bemoan our allergies.

We sniffle and wheeze through Hay Fever season, flee every cat we see and keep an EpiPen handy in case of accidental peanut consumption. Most of the allergies we suffer are as common as pollen in the Spring, but there are a few that are not just rare, but damned strange too.

Source:
http://www.blurtit.com/q1459602.html

miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009

14 of the Greatest Icons of Cool

Few men exhibit times timeless cool and display of good taste, and those that have shone in the public eye deserve mention.

Though not complete, the following article lists some of the icons from the last century.

Source:
http://stylecrave.com/2009-07-07/mens-style/

Scientists Claim to Have Created Human Sperm in Laboratory

Scientists in Newcastle claim to have created human sperm in the laboratory in what they say is a world first.

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8138963.stm

Science of risktaking Why smart people do reckless things

The pursuit of a thrill can make us take crazy chances: bungee-jumping, say, or skydiving.

And then there's paying for a prostitute when you're a public figure the whole world is watching. In all such cases, excitement is involved--so why does it seduce some of us while leaving others cold?

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1722282,00.html

Stop Sagging St Louis company sells jeans with two waists

These ridiculous jeans have two waist-bands: one for your waist, and a second faux-band to make it look like you're "sagging." For sale in metro St.

Louis, where sagging could land you a police ticket.

Source:
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2009/07/mother_launches_clothing_line_to_stop_saggin_baggns_jeans_thomasina_clarke_underwear.php

Toyota Employees Taped Watching Porn In Customers Truck

The first two times Jason brought his truck in to his local Toyota dealership for service, he noticed that someone had taken quarters from his change compartment.

He complained both times, but was ignored. So the third time he brought his truck in, he placed a video camera on the passenger side. The dealership didn't ignore him this time.

Source:
http://consumerist.com/5308464/video-toyota-employees-taped-stealing-from-watching-porn-in-customers-truck

Sports Cant Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

Taking part in team sports lowers the odds of children smoking, but it cant compete with the powerful influence of smoking in movies, a new study finds....

Source:
http://news.health.com/2009/07/07/team-sports-cant-compete-films-keep-kids-smoking/

martes, 7 de julio de 2009

Photographic Memory in a Pill

A group of Spanish scientists claim to have singled out a protein that can extend the life of visual memory significantly.

When the production of the protein was boosted in mice, the rodents' visual memory retention increased, from about an hour to almost 2 months.

Source:
http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-07/memory-problems-new-drug-could-give-you-photographic-memory

Creepy Closing Ceremonies

The 16th Mediterranean Games Closing Ceremony looks like the Michelin Man meets Japanese paper lanterns.

However they're not alone in adding a bit of surrealism to the world of sports: This photo essay shows a wide range of offbeat imagery from the increasingly weird world of sports ceremonies from all over the globe.

Source:
http://www.life.com/image/88845666/in-gallery/29992/freaky-closing-ceremonies

Top 10 Horniest Countries

These are the top 10 horniest countries on the planet.

Source:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/travel/top-10-horniest-countries_10.html

lunes, 6 de julio de 2009

Coffee May Reverse Alzheimers

Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8132122.stm?t

sábado, 4 de julio de 2009

Parents in faithhealing case never considered calling a doc

OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died. "I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith healing."

Source:
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2009/07/jury_hears_father_recount_fait.html

North Korea Launhes Beer Less Threatening Tastes Great

North Korea's latest launch is not missiles, but a TV campaign for a locally-brewed beer. features a thirsty worker holding a mug of frothy beer.

Young women in traditional Korean dress are shown serving trays of beer to men in Western suits. Billed as the "Pride of Pyongyang"

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8132199.stm

New Art Form

They could be jellyfish, alien clouds or microscopic organisms - but in fact these amazing images are a whole new art form.

Source:
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1197235/Is-cloud-Is-jellyfish-No-new-way-making-splash-art-world.html

viernes, 3 de julio de 2009

Top 10 train stations where you wouldnt mind being delayed

There are railway stations around the world that offer more than hot beverages and gloomy stationary stores.

A select few are actually so nice they're almost part of your holiday.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1196308/The-best-train-stations-world-spend-time.html

July 4th Goes Red White Green With EcoFriendly Fireworks

Green business news and tools for aligning sustainability with business success. Resources for successful green strategies, covering operations, energy, product design, marketing, and more.

Source:
http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/07/02/next-generation-fireworks-green

Hidden Fees in the American Airline Industry Infographic

Recent trips to the airport have left me in amazement at the seeming decline in airline provisions and the imposition of new fees on almost every service of value to travelers.Here is a handy guide to each airline's pricing for additional services to help you know for what you are going to have to pay, before you buy your ticket.

Source:
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/hidden-airline-fees/

New Cars That Fly Run on Air Reinvent Internal Combustion

A look at some of the alternative cars with revolutionary technology that are under development, from the Scuderi split-cycle engine to the air car by Zero Pollution Motors and the Terrafugia Transition flying car.

Source:
http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/cars-transportation/flying-cars-split-cycle-engines-air-cars-460709

jueves, 2 de julio de 2009

Guinness Beer Offers Drinkers Chance to Win Space Flight

Guinness has launched a competition offering drinkers the chance to win a trip into space aboard Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spacecraft.

To mark its 250 years in business, the company is sending one winner into space, another to the depths of the ocean, and a third to an exclusive Black Eyed Peas concert.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5704446/Guinness-offers-drinkers-chance-to-win-space-flight.html

The Best Summer Road Trips on a Budget Map

Travelers are getting back to the basics, seeking to experience the world on a budget and taking the time to explore their own backyards.

For many, that means hitting the road.

Source:
http://www.windowseatblog.com/2009/06/budget-summer-road-trips

Coming Soon A Breathalyzer in Every Car

Congress may soon mandate that breathalyzers be installed in cars of convicted drunk drivers.

Opponents worry that it's a first step toward high-tech breathalyzers in all cars

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1907493,00.html?iid=digg_share

24 Most Ridiculously Thought Out Storefront Signs

Nothing can make a trip better than that inevitable double-take when you catch an absolutely ridiculous business sign lurking about the city.

The proper way to handle these occurrences is to take a picture, and show the entire world what you've found so we can all laugh with you.

Source:
http://designcrave.com/2009-07-01/storefront-logo-designs/

After 3 Days wo Sleep I Drove Like A Drunk Lost 3 lbs

There is no substitute for a good nights sleep.

In the modern world, we work hard to live life to the fullest, cramming as much as we can into our waking hours, assuming well catch up on sleep later. But the reality is, you cant catch up on sleep. Once its gone, its gone.

Source:
http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/sleep-yourself-slimmer.html

10 Years Later Medical Marijuana Grower Still Being Harassed

Back in 1998, for a 20/20 special titled "Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults," I interviewed Will Foster, who had been sentenced to 93 years in jail for growing marijuana to treat his arthritis.

After his case got attention, Foster's sentence was reduced to 20 years, and after several years in prison he was given parole. Now he's being hounded again.

Source:
http://blogs.abcnews.com/johnstossel/2009/07/10-years-later-medical-marijuana-grower-still-being-harassed.html

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/465898486/sizes/o/in/set-72157594453335768/

miércoles, 1 de julio de 2009

11 vacations sure to please your inner geek slideshow

From the Space Academy for Adults to next month's Comic-Con 2009 in sunny San Diego or a Lord of the Rings movie location tour in New Zealand, there are plenty of vacation opportunities for those who believe -- oh, say a few days of live action role-playing games -- beats a week at the beach.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/063009-geeky-vacations.html

11 Fantastic Fireworks Celebrations

The most spectacularly patriotic events across the country

Source:
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/Holidays/11-Fantastic-Fireworks-Celebrations.html

Aston Martin delivers a car to the masses

James Bond screeches around hairpin bends in them with a beautiful woman at his side, while they are the car of choice for European royalty in which to parade themselves around the Continent's more opulent capitals. Now, at last, the opportunity to pop out to the supermarket behind the wheel of an Aston Martin will be more accessible.

Source:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/article6605832.ece

Swine flu parties a bad idea

FTA: "Throwing "swine flu parties" in an attempt to get immunity against the virus while it is a fairly mild form is not a good idea, doctors say." Ummm....

DUH!!!!

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8125191.stm

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen Health

US health advisers recommended Tuesday to lower the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and many other pain-killing medications.

Source:
http://www.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/06/30/fda-advisers-urge-smaller-doses-of-acetaminophen.html