Ah! Women are a mystery wrapped in an enigma.
miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2009
Have you ever thought of a cool way to take your web life offline? To show off you are an Internet geek? Here's a cool idea for you: a web-geeky automobile license plate.
A man recently filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court alleging that he bought and ate boxes of Froot Loops based on his mistaken belief the cereal contained fruit.
The Federal Department of Transportation has issued an "urgent" warning to owners of several Toyota and Lexus models, strongly advising them to remove the floor mats on the driver's side to prevent the accelerator pedal from sticking.
As of Jan. 1, 2011, those yellow HOV stickers are set to expire and lawmakers say, sorry, your current hybrid just isn't good enough for an extension.
Bernie Madoff crushed by a farting bull.
American advertising today has lost some of its edge.
But a look back at the 40s, 50s, and early 60s shows an innocence and boldness that brings about a good laugh today.
martes, 29 de septiembre de 2009
Investigation finds at least a dozen adverts have appeared on the internet offering kidneys for sale from British 'donors'
The theory dates back to 1935 when Clive McCay, a nutritionist at Cornell University, discovered that mice consuming 30 percent fewer calories lived 40 percent longer than mice that ate as they pleased.
"The finding is strong and counterintuitive," said researcher Jose Tapia Granados from the university's Institute for Social Research. "Most people assume that periods of high unemployment are harmful to health."
Mental health professionals have long known that certain mental illnesses can run within families and that history weighs heavily on some people who are struggling to decide whether to have children and risk passing it on.
A new international study is endeavoring to apply hard science to one of lifes biggest mysteries " its end.
Most people think of death as a moment, said the projects founder, Dr. Sam Parnia. Weve found it goes on for a period of time.
A few basic remedies, along with some "cures" you definitely want to avoid.
Drawbridge is an abandoned town on the outskirts of San Jose and is slowly sinking into the sloughs of San Francisco Bay. Chronicled through photographs, we capture the beauty that lies in abandonment.
lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2009
New York's unexpected and off-the-beaten-path attractions.
Modern Chevy Malibu versus vintage Chevy Bel Air; Crash test.
The results speak for themselves (check the video). The two cars, one a 1959 model and the other from 2009, illustrate exactly how far vehicle safety has come in 50 years.
HOLLYWOOD was right, robots are going to take over the world not in the way we thought.
Erin will have the first Robot for sexual purposes.
Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.
domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2009
Firefighters had to saw off the gym weight that a man had attached to his penis in an attempt to enhance his size. D'oh
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=d4061256-afd9-4459-a099-2ad0fc7b0db7&cat=empty&src=front&title=KTLA: Man Injured in Do-It-Yourself Penis Enhancement Gone Wrong -- Brandon Rudat repor
sábado, 26 de septiembre de 2009
How many disgruntled ex-employees does it take to rob the Louvre? Apparently just one.
On Aug. 21, 1911, former workman Vincenzo Peruggia waltzed into the museum and stole the tiny painting, then valued at $1 million, by ripping it from the wall while no one was looking, stuffing it under his shirt, and waltzing right back out.
Interview from Joystiq
Stephen ever-so-bravely defends our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ against the non-slanderous, non-accusation that wasn't made against Him.
In order to figure out the essentials of the first-aid kit, PM spoke with Col.
Ian Wedmore, the emergency medicine consultant to the surgeon general of the U.S. Army, and Myke Hawke, survival expert, author and founder of a survival training company.
THE average man or woman has slept with 2.8 million people - albeit indirectly, according to figures released to promote awareness of sexual health.
New research suggests that for some smokers, allusions to death may actually increase the likelihood they'll light up.
viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009
Michael Winn is the president of a private university, a US Airways frequent flier, and according to at least one flight attendant, an imminent threat to security.
Why else would he have kicked Winn off a recent flight from Charlotte to Phoenix? Case study in what not to do if seated in an exit row, or yet another example of flight attendant abuse?
Landscapes are usually associated with rolling hills and lush meadows, the tranquil quiet broken only by occasional birdsong.
Not these landscapes...
A lack of sleep could help toxic plaques develop in the brain, accelerating the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
A vaccine has reduced the chance of HIV infection in humans for the first time, in what the scientific community has hailed a breakthrough in the fight against Aids.
A 3 hour time limit on tarmac waits for airline passengers will soon become law, Sen.
Barbara Boxer said Tuesday. The event drew both supporters and critics of the legislation, which would force airlines to deplane passengers after 3 hours and provide basic services such as food and water while people are waiting.
jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2009
The study, which was conducted by "female hygiene" company FemFresh (eek), questioned 3,000 British women and came up with some surprising results.
Akihabara, Tokyos historic electronics district, has morphed into a geek paradise filled with videogames, pop-culture collectibles and other nerd attractions.
Since McDonald's buys more than 3.4 billion pounds of U.S. potatoes annually, it has the power to dictate whether a variety sprouts or winds up in the less-lucrative supermarket freezer's crinklecut bin -- or worse yet, banished to become dehydrated taters.
I am a big, big...
BIG fan of whiskey (or whisky depending on where you're from), and have had the opportunity to drink it in great places, be it in a fancy bar or on a blustery mountain top.
The flavored cigarette ban is the first major crackdown under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which went into effect June 22 and gave the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate the $96 billion tobacco industry.
On Monday, Cloves were outlawed.
Sophisticated computer systems, sensor networks, next-gen batteries and electric grid development are among the hot research projects that U.S. lawmakers are backing with more than a half billion dollars a year in taxpayer dollars.
Branding project for Adidas Originals.
It's not Photoshop!
miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2009
Still, despite the mind-blowing dimensions of the event, a visit to the world's most outsized party can end in sober frustration if not done right.
Here's how to ensure your visit leaves you wanting to go back.
Twenty extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites " which you have probably never heard of. [PICS]
Imaging studies along with diagnostic codes on medical charts show that the rate of strokes in infants and children is two to four times higher than commonly thought, researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Female sexual dysfunction was wholly created by drug companies hoping to make even bigger money off women than they have off men.
martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009
The Scientologists can't follow one simple bit of Internet wisdom: Don't feed the trolls.
Given the number of English cognates in Russian (the language we'll focus on here), learning the Cyrillic alphabet allows you to read and understand dozens of words in Russian, including the three above (computer, student, and passport, respectively).
lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2009
Posing and lighting both play enormous roles in the creation of a dynamic portrait.
However, background composition is a forgotten component that requires an equal amount of time and thought here are some things to consider when creating a perfectly composed portrait.
Whether to promote a business or raise funds for a good cause, Americans have become obsessed with creating big food"from meatballs and bagels to carrots and cupcakes.
Not only are these culinary feats fun to engineer, but who could resist the idea of being a Guinness World Record holder?
domingo, 20 de septiembre de 2009
Every single day millions of pirates all around the world gather on BitTorrent, but one day in September is extra special.
Avast mateys, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day so wear your eye patches and Arrr like youve never Arrred before.
The day to roll out some sod, fire up the barbecue, and set out in the street like its your front porch.
If you didnt hear about it from us, from the event site, or from last years awesome photos, then you must not have gotten the telegram, cause this is the best reason to cruise around the city on bikes since you were 10 years old.
sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2009
A Rembrandt masterpiece unseen in public for more than 40 years is expected to fetch up to 25 million(41 million USD) when it goes under the hammer at Christie's in December.
Malaysia is starting a food fight with other countries to win bragging rights for producing some of Southeast Asia's most beloved recipes, including chili crabs and coconut cream rice...
viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2009
American sculptor Mike Libby turns dried insects to small robots!
Thanks to a Senate vote on Wednesday, Amtrak is a step closer to becoming the nation's gun-friendly travel alternative.
A group of enterprising students at Obama Fisheries High School (located in the Japanese town of Obama no less!) have brought together these disparate phenomena by developing a sweet and salty caramel made out of sugar, starch syrup, and jellyfish powder, which is produced by boiling jellyfish into a paste and grinding it into tiny particles.
Washington, D.C. has become the favorite area for wealthy young adults, with the nation's highest percentage of 25-34 year-olds making more than $100,000 a year, according to a new analysis.
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered an insurance company to pay $10 million for wrongly revoking the insurance policy of a 17-year-old college student after he tested positive for HIV.
jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009
Designed by Ahmad Moslemi Far, the Peugeot Globule is made up of four separate parts each with the capacity of one passenger and powered by an electric motor, and these parts are connected together to a centralized battery system.
Brazilian architecture is amongst the worlds most progressive and intercultural.
Gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment- these are old-fashioned, Anglo-Saxon indicators of national wellbeing, says the president of France.
From now on, the country's economic progress will be measured in terms of happiness.
Looking for a way to waste your hard earned cash on junk? Well, Universal Designs has exactly what your looking for.
Some say that the man in charge of the nations cancer drug office makes it too hard for drugs to come to market.
All you have to do is follow her diet, live by her newsletter, and dance in your living room.
Which one Esquire editor did, for two weeks. But just how much can the average man learn from a skinny blond celebrity?
A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday.
miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2009
Wish I had these my freshman year of college...
The banknote as a form of currency goes back to the 7th century in China.
When Marco Polo returned to Europe after his travels in the Far East in the 13th century, Europeans scoffed at the idea that the Chinese used paper for money. It wasnt until 1661 that paper currency was introduced in Europe.
Vertigo: nature's crack [pic]
martes, 15 de septiembre de 2009
New BMW cars that will be on display at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show reveal two possible futures for hybrid drivetrains in Europe and around the world.
A recent WHO report reveals some encouraging signs of progress in world related health issues over the past 10-15 years.
Despite this, we still have a long way to go...
As the global warming factor is rapidly increasing day-by-day, people are still not taking concern for environmental protection? At least this is what seems today due to the present deteriorating conditions.
The lower heights snow is melting swiftly and people in the chase to grab fun and adventure climb at higher escalations.
A lack of technique behind the stove is, in the end, as complicit in harming human health and the environment as the confinement pig or the corn-fed steer.
Lack of sleep can disrupt hormone levels, making you feel hungry even when your body doesn't need food.
Texans must not sleep too much...
Of course, wed prefer to bring our own goods from home rather than break the bank on over-priced stadium drinks but security simply wont allow it!
domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2009
Apparently, human urine works remarkably well as a fertilizer for tomatoes, according to a new study out of Finland.
It produced 4.2 times more fruit than plants without the pee, the study found. The urine-fertilized tomatoes had more beta-carotene than unfertilized ones, and much more protein than traditionally fertilized plants.
Just like the Dutch windmills of yore, the gentle giants that dot the whole stretch of the concourse will be structures of both beauty and practicality.
Colette Krol pored through the adoption documents on a Saturday morning this spring and one glaring clerical error caught her eye.Though some details of her adoption were supposed to be kept secret by law, a social worker failed to black out her birth mother's first name on one page; on another, the last name.
sábado, 12 de septiembre de 2009
The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care.
With the advent of amazing and clinically tested stem cell treatments, todays expecting parents are faced with the real possibility that their child may one day require a stem cell transplant.
Six years, six million toothpicks and 170 litres of glue: it's Toothpick City.
Useful Little Blood Suckers: While studying the Amblyomma cajennense tick, Brazilian researchers discovered an interesting protein in its spit.
After some testing on rats with cancer, it looks like tick saliva might hold the key to cure cancers of the skin, liver and pancreas!
viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009
From Bill and Ted's less-than-Excellent part of a nutritious breakfast to the only cereal where you're eating with power.
What's crazier than a screaming woman in labor? A screaming robot woman in labor.
It sounds like a joke, but it's not. The University of Arizona Medical Center is the proud owner of their very own pregnant robot-mannequin lady, named Noelle.
jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2009
Many artists still use black and white photography for artistic purposes.
This showcase is a tribute to this often forgotten and underrated art of photography.
A 1-year-old girl is waiting to have an operation after doctors discovered she was carrying her parasitic twin.
Hopes are high as the McLaren MP4-12C leads the British manufacturer's new range.
The following people have baffled the medical and scientific communities, as they have recorded the highest blood alcohol contents in the world.
Recreational drug use is as old as humanity, and has not been stopped by the most draconian laws.
Given that drugs are here to stay, how do we limit the harm they do? The evidence suggests most of the problems stem not from drugs themselves, but from the fact that they are illegal. The obvious answer, then, is to make them legal.
Attorneys Lawrence Taylor and Cole Casey argue that California's DUI laws shouldn't apply to marijuana.
While many automatically assume that pot affects the ability to safely operate a vehicle, Taylor and Casey said two federal studies do not support that.
miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009
Just opposite train station Akasaka is the culinary temple for Tokyos hungry ninja fans.
Specially dressed ninja waiters lead diners through an underground fantasy world with built-in obstacles. A drawbridge to the main dining room opens only after a holler from the head ninja. On the menu are hundreds of differently decorated ninja dishes.
A new German AIDS-awareness campaign that uses steamy sex and Adolf Hitler to shock people into wearing condoms is drawing fire from activists who say it demonizes those who are HIV positive...
The viewer only sees the back of the man's head until the very end, the camera pans to his face revealing Adolf Hitler! quoting "AIDS is a Mass Murderer"
Talk about a one-man stimulus package: Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has given away 20 cars to people who wrote about their struggles to keep their jobs for a lack of wheels of their own.
martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009
Ferraris replacement for the F430 is the 458 Italia.
The new car is the latest in a long line of mid-engined, two-seat, road-going Ferraris that can all trace their heritage back to the 1967 Dino-badged 206 GT. Over those 40-plus years, the price has increased more than twentyfold and horsepower has nearly tripled.
It's a Trap! (#2)
Matt Held, a fine artist with a specialization in portraiture, was blocked.
After upping sticks from Seattle to NYC in his late thirties, young family in tow, as a last chance at 'making it', he became a stay at home Dad. Nothing he did worked. Until, as an exercise in skintone, he painted his wife's facebook profile photo.
Working to design cars for the future, Indian auto designer Nanish K R has come up with a car design aimed to revolutionize transport in the year 2020.
domingo, 6 de septiembre de 2009
Pfizer executives have again promised to play by the rules after a record-setting $2.3 billion settlement announced Wednesday for fraudulent drug marketing, and the upshot could be a windfall of millions of dollars for state Medicaid programs.
sábado, 5 de septiembre de 2009
Virtual tour of the top 10 coolest statues in the world.
An advisory panel is recommending a major step up in protection for health workers dealing with patients suspected or confirmed to have H1N1 influenza.
viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2009
Who buys these sometimes bizarre, occasionally creepy, and oddly specific publications? Who publishes them? Do they have columnists and staff cartoonists like other magazines? And are there weird dentists out there who stock their waiting rooms with them? here is a selection of some of our favourite mags still somehow in publication.
I've never seen anything but perfect fruit for sale -- each neatly packaged one-by-one.
So what happens to the produce that is misshapen or slightly bruised or marred by rubbing against the stem? Some of it goes into processed foods and juice. The rest is dumped -- and dumped all along the delivery chain.
Things are looking up for the one American automaker that didn't go for a government bailout, and it's not just because of "cash-for-clunkers.
jueves, 3 de septiembre de 2009
Hooping has come a long way since children spun light plastic hoops in the playground.
Today it's more than just a fitness phenomenon. A little bit hippy-dippy, a little bit circus-punk. ''Hooping makes you feel more positive and calmer, with a great sense of being grounded and connected to your body,''
The notion of eating your babys placenta has always been tied to strange, gag-inducing, sensationalized stories.
But placentophagy, (eating the placenta) is being increasingly marketed to the mainstream as a practice for new mothers to help them stave off postpartum depression and recover more quickly after giving birth.
The name light graffiti struggles to do these displays justice.
The fantastic spectacles of colour - which are the latest trend in street art - are as impressive as fireworks.
A look at ongoing efforts to develop next-generation car technology, including "driverless" models.
miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2009
Roman Catholic married couples are being encouraged to pray together before they have sexual intercourse.
Some of our bad habits can actually be good for our health new research shows.
The pharmaceutical industry has developed thousands of medicines that have saved millions of lives, but it has also used its marketing muscle to successfully peddle expensive pills that are no more effective than older drugs sold at a fraction of the cost.
The most common-sense explanation for teens' carelessness is that their brains just aren't developed enough to know better.
But new research suggests that in the case of some teens, the culprit is just the opposite: the brain matures not too slowly but, perhaps, too quickly.
#6 - 1970 Chevrolet Nova from Death Proof " It's better than safe.
It's death proof. "Stuntman Mike...
martes, 1 de septiembre de 2009
Between all the Red Bulls, Five Hour Energies, and Horny Goat Weeds, I have to wonder, just where in the hell did everyones energy go?
Nobody was safe...
Not even the children... [PIC]
If We Could At Least Agree On One Thing... (Pic)