sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Where do ghosts come from

Some places spook even those who scoff at the supernatural.

Our reporter braved a night in a haunted castle to find out why.

Source:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427321.200-where-do-ghosts-come-from.html?full=true

Red White Wine Fish And Science

The long-standing rule of matching wine and food -- red wine with red meat and white wine with fish -- actually has a scientific explanation, according to two scientists working for the Mercian Corporation, a Japanese producer and marketer of wine.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news176060518.html

viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009

Amazing Swedish Piano Staircase Fights Obesity

Can making something more fun change human behavior for the better? The Swedish seem to think so.

Source:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/22349/86367-fun-theory

Southwest launches 25 fare sale

Southwest Airlines has launched an air fare sale in which some flights cost the same as what other carriers charge to check a bag.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20091027/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_brief_air_fare_sale

Extreme Pumpkin Carving Makes Halloween Edgy Again

Extreme pumpkin carving might not sound as intense as the envelope-pushing activities of tatted and pierced Gen-X daredevils usually called 'extreme.

Source:
http://www.asylum.com/2009/10/16/extreme-pumpkin-carving-makes-halloween-edgy-again/

Alcohol is worse for you than Ecstasy experts say

It was found that alcohol should rank fifth, behind only cocaine, heroin, barbiturates and methadone, while tobacco should rank ninth, ahead of cannabis, LSD and Ecstasy.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1223708/Alcohol-worse-Ecstasy-says-drugs-tsar.html?ITO=1490

Amazing Landcsape Photos from 2010 Photographer Awards

A picture may be worth a thousand words but in monetary terms it's worth ten thousand pounds. winners of the landscape photographer awards

Source:
http://www.shortlist.com/arts-music/article/landscape-photographer-awards-09/1

What Happens to Your Facebook After You Die

Facebook is quietly offering a fix to one of the social-networking service's most awkward loose ends -- what happens to user profiles after they die

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1932803,00.html?iid=digg_share

jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009

EcoFriendly Water Bottles SIGG Gets Stung by BPA

Many consumers are feeling deceived now that SIGG has been outed for failing to tell the public that its bottles were not BPA-free, at least not the ones that were manufactured before August 2008

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1932826,00.html

Tokyo Motor Show Is This your Future Ride

Take a glimpse of the near future.

Electric vehicles and other types of eco-friendly cars are taking center stage at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which runs through November 4.Following the commercial success of Toyota's hybrid car Prius, Japanese car makers introduced their latest line up of eco-friendly cars.

Source:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/27/tokyo.motor.show/index.html

Alchohol may help nervous drivers claims Irish MP

A politician from Ireland's governing party has claimed that "jumpy" drivers could benefit from having a relaxing alcoholic drink to steady their nerves.

Source:
http://www.dailyexpresso.co.uk/2009/10/alchohol-may-help-nervous-drivers.html

Beautiful Sexism Ads of AnheuserBusch 14 Pics

Now that a former female Anheuser-Busch executive has filed a lawsuit claiming the beer company discriminated against her based upon her gender, some wonder if AB is acting a little too much like its target market, with a "locker room and frat party atmosphere" that works against female employees.

Source:
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2009/10/anheuser_busch_frat_house_images_discrimination_lawsuit.php

Man intentionally exposes woman to HIV only gets 90 days

Apparently exposing someone to a deadly and lifelong disease isn't a big deal in the court of law.

Source:
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/10/duluth_man_inte.php

Bull Sperm Whale Vomit and Pig Placenta for Fabulous Hair

When it comes to beauty products, sometimes ignorance is bliss.

Snake venom, bird droppings, snail serum and cow dung are but a few of the industry's extreme and off-putting ingredients that one might be shocked to know can be slathered about your body.

Source:
http://www.latimes.com/features/image/la-ig-weirdhair25-2009oct25,0,2327232.story

miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2009

Top 10 Military Catastrophes

For every military hero or band of rebels who defied overwhelming odds, there's usually a handful of strategic or tactical blunders on the opposite side of the equation.

Here's the worst of the worst.

Source:
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment/top-10-military-catastrophes_1p.html

11 Treats You Pray You Dont Get on Halloween

Halloween rules! Free candy, hot girls dressing provocatively, and costume parties.

Sometimes however, the costume parties suck, ugly girls trick you by dressing all hot, and neighbors give out the nastiest candy on Earth. So, because of that, here they are¦ the 11 treats you pray you dont get this Halloween.

Source:
http://www.topcultured.com/11-treats-you-pray-you-dont-get-on-halloween/

The 5 Men Driving the Global Car Industry

The global downturn has left the car industry facing an unprecedented challange.

Graham Ruddick looks at the five men who will shape the industry's future.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/6439487/The-five-people-who-really-make-the-wheels-turn-in-the-global-car-industry.html

Church Devoured by Lava [PICS]

When the people of the small Mexican town of Par­cutin heard rumbling and felt the earth shake on February 20, 1943, they thought of an earthquake.

What they got was a volcano...

Source:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/mexican-church-devoured-by-lava/16788

What Ive learned from debating religious people

Christopher Hitchen's talks about debating religious people

Source:
http://www.slate.com/id/2233586

martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

WTF Cop Pulls Out Gun On Haunted House Worker w Chain Saw

Guys who get this scared at carnival 'haunted houses' maybe shouldn't be cops...

Source:
http://www.askmen.com/money/money-news_100/122_halloween-not-for-everyone.html

Afghanistan October 2009 [Pics]

Over the past month in Afghanistan it became clear that a Presidential runoff vote between President Hamid Karzai and challenger Abdullah Abdullah would need to take place.

Source:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/10/afghanistan_october_2009.html

LA Marijuana Dispensary Ban Could Cost City 3674 Million

Los Angeles' proposed medical marijuana ordinance -- which would ban the sale of pot at dispensaries -- could cost the city $36 million to $74 million in lost sales tax, according to a marijuana advocacy group.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/10/chronic_city_las_ill_conceived.php

Norman Rockwell The Original King of the Photoshop

Back when Norman Rockwell ruled Saturday evenings, Adobe wasn't even a gleam in some nerd's eye, but a new book shows that the painter was, nevertheless, a photoshop god.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5389780/norman-rockwell-the-original-king-of-the-photoshop

An Anniversary Worth Celebrating

A global campaign was undertaken in 1950, and within 30 years smallpox was struck from the face of the Earth.

Source:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/10/26/an-anniversary-worth-celebrating/

Now Thats What I Call Letting Your Imagination Fly [PICS]

Playing with dead insects is something wed normally deem excusable in children but slightly weird in adults.

Not so when you consider the work of Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr, who takes the carcasses of dead flies, lays them on paper and imbues them with new life through a few strokes of his pencil. Insect necrophilia never looked so good...

Source:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/dead-flies-circus/16839

How Facebook Memorializes Friends Who Have Passed Away

Facebook now has a function allowing you to report that friend is deceased, so that his/her profile can be "memorialized."

Source:
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/26/how-to-memorialize-f.html

lunes, 26 de octubre de 2009

Legalized Marijuana We May Already Be on the Way ABC News

Last week the Obama Administration announced it would not seek to federally prosecute individuals or dispensaries who use or provide medicinal marijuana, as long as they complied with state law.

Instead, a Justice Department memo said, state prosecutors should pursue "significant traffickers" of illegal drugs.

Source:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/legalized-marijuana/story?id=8912772

domingo, 25 de octubre de 2009

Mmm What a juicy cheeseburger hey wait a min [PIC]

Om Nom Nom Nom...

Source:
http://gadgethim.com/cheeseburger-pumpkin-art/

The Science Behind Perfect Boiled Eggs

Nearly every basic cookbook offers conflicting techniques on how it should be done"start the egg in cold water, or gently lower it into boiling water; add vinegar to the water to lower its pH, or add baking soda to the water to raise it; cover the pot, don't cover the pot; use old eggs, or use new eggs, and on and on"but very few offer evidence....

Source:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/10/the-food-lab-science-of-how-to-cook-perfect-boiled-eggs.html

sábado, 24 de octubre de 2009

The Cockroaches are Dying [PIC]

Well, good riddance.

Source:
http://i.imgur.com/wBqy8.jpg

Two Gaijin Eat The Windows 7 Whopper in Japan

Celebrating the launch of Windows 7 in Japan, the Windows 7 Whopper is 791 grams or 1.74 pounds of Burger King beef.

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRZ4qjrqB0U

The Ten Most Delicious Foods When Youre Drunk

Im not sure what propels us toward high-calorie food after a night of high-calorie beverages, but I do know that most of us tend to base our late-night eats on the same three factors"convenience, cheapness, and the greasier, the better.

Source:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/33612/85856-ten-most-delicious-foods-eat

High Time to Legalize Infographic

Have you ever wondered which states have made marijuana legal for medical use? What about where marijuana use has been decriminalized? The following map illustrates which states have passed more progressive marijuana-related legislature, and offers insight to the prevalence and associated costs of marijuana-related offenses.

Source:
http://heralddaily.com/2009/10/22/high-time-to-legalize/

viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009

USS New York built with 24 tons of scrap steel from 911

The steel from the World Trade Center was sent to Amite, LA, where it was melted down in a local foundry and "Those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence." The ship will be commissioned in New York City on November 7th, 2009, when a small piece of what was lost on September 11 will return to the Big Apple.

Source:
http://greenopolis.com/goblog/litegreen/history-remembrance-and-recycling

Bring Back Cars That Are Fun and FuelEfficient

Remember the Honda CRX? 56 mpg on the highway and a blast to drive.

It was a great achievement: a car that was fun to drive and efficient. Things have gone pretty much downhill since.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/10/fun-fuel-efficient/

Castle On the Ocean Could Paper Craft Get Any Better

Going through a recent paper craft exhibition in Tokyo. Words alone cannot exactly capture the intensity of Itous creation.

But looking at it, one is left wondering whether paper craft could ever get any better, or whether Itous work isnt really as good as it can get; in other words the ultimate.

Source:
http://zuzutop.com/2009/10/castle-on-the-ocean-could-paper-craft-get-any-better/

AntiAmericanism vs American Ignorance

From the early 19th century onwards, American politicians and the American people have frequently been seen as culturally and intellectually inferior by outsiders.

Should these claims be seen as anti-American stereotypes and prejudices or is there reasonable evidence to support such conclusions?

Source:
http://fora.tv/2009/06/25/Anti-Americanism_vs_American_Ignorance

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2009

Newsweek New York Times writers in swag orgy

In these lean times for journalists, the temptation to live large with an all-expenses-paid vacation and some high-grade swag is harder than ever to resist -- even if it means skirting the company ethics policy.

Source:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/10/21/ethics-takes-a-holiday-newsweek-new-york-times-writers-in-swag/

Atheist Ads to be Displayed in New York Subway Stations

Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning next Monday.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/21/new.york.subway.ads/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

This is the best Halloween costume ever [PIC]

That middle head is so fake....

Source:
http://loveyourchaos.tumblr.com/post/162991383

Breast cancers sufferers to be denied life extending drug

Breast cancer sufferers at the end of their lives should be denied a new drug that could give them three extra months, the NHS rationing body has recommended.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6397267/Thousands-of-breast-cancer-sufferers-to-be-denied-life-extending-drug.html

Tokyo 2009 Lexus reveals 375000 LFA supercarfinally

TOYOTA has unveiled a new Lexus two-seat super car, the LFA, with a 4.8-litre engine and a price tag of about $US375,000.

The new addition to Toyota's luxury Lexus line uses lightweight materials such as carbon fibre. It has a V10 petrol engine and boasts a top speed of 325 kilometres per hour, with an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds

Source:
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/21/lexus-lfa-tokyo-2009/

10 Simple Tips to Master the Art of Haggling

If haggling isnt your forte, have no fear, we have a few tips for you.

Source:
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/tips-haggling-savvy-shopping/

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2010

Here are the greenest cars on the road this--and next--year.

And then there's the 10 worst gas guzzlers . . .

Source:
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tech-transport/fuel-efficient-gas-guzzlers.html

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2009

8 Stores That Should Be In Every Mall

For many people today, their local shopping mall takes the place of the town squares of ancient societies.

Source:
http://www.holytaco.com/8-stores-should-be-every-mall

Caricature Map of Europe 1914

Is Russia eating Europe?

Source:
http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/grandmap.html

Enough with the Portmanteaus Already

Pedantic a-holes decry the use of combined words.

Source:
http://www.delsquacho.com/blog/2009/10/20/portmanteau-fatigue/

If Paper Towels Could Talk [Pics]

Illustrator Marc Johns causing some trouble in a Starbucks Bathroom.

Source:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/33672/85599-paper-towels-talk

Canned Beer Not Just Watered Down and Tasteless

Theres a stigma that goes along with canned beer, that its cheap and it tastes like metal. NOT TRUE. Beer can taste delicious regardless of the vessel you serve it in.

Source:
http://www.barjax.com/2009/10/19/premium-canned-beer/

25 Amazing EtchASketches Pics

A lot of these took a lot of skill.

Source:
http://www.holytaco.com/25-amazing-etch-sketches

martes, 20 de octubre de 2009

Bus Collision Nearly Hits Jogging Pedestrian

This guy has to be one of the luckiest men alive.

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO2rW1alVv8

Scientists Predict the End of Aging By 2029

The world's top aging scientists will converge on Manhattan Beach from November 13 through 15 to figure out how to put off that whole getting-old-and-dying thing.

Source:
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/naranja-news/aging-to-end-in-manhattan-beac//

Five Halloween Candies You Dont Love for Their Taste

The candy you're always excited about finding in your trick or treat basket, even though it actually, when you think about it, doesn't really taste that great.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2009/10/top_five_nostalgic_halloween_c.php

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

Siblings must play in the dark

A time when most kids get called into the house is safe for them because they have albinism, a genetic condition that means they lack the normal protective pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair.

Source:
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_c664aaca-bad3-11de-8f87-001cc4c03286.html

sábado, 17 de octubre de 2009

Oaksterdam How Oakland is Leading Marijuana Legalization

Welcome to Potopia.

A nine-block section of downtown Oakland, Calif., has become a modern marijuana mecca"and a model for what a legalized-drug America could look like.

Source:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/217942?digg=1

Minnesota Nurse Suspected Of Encouraging Suicides

Investigators say William Melchert-Dinke visited online suicide chat rooms and offered depressed people step-by-step instructions on how to kill themselves.

He is under investigation in at least two deaths and could face criminal charges. His nursing license was revoked in June.

Source:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113892522&ft=1&f=1001

Beer Binge Bud Light buys ALL Saturday Night Live airtime

The Anheuser-Busch ad buy, for the Oct. 17 episode, marks the first time in 35 seasons of the show that a single marketer has bought all its national commercial time, according to NBC.

It's designed to grab attention for Golden Wheat, which the brewing giant introduced on October 5.

Source:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/10/16/saturday-night-live-puts-on-a-show-sponsored-only-by-budweiser/#continued

viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

Anatomy of Japanese folk monsters

Illustrated guide to monsters features a collection of cutaway diagrams showing the anatomy of traditional monsters from Japanese folklore.

The Makura-gaeshi (pillow-mover), pictured in the thumbnail, is a soul-stealing prankster known for moving pillows around while people sleep. The creature is invisible to adults and can only be seen by children

Source:
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2009/10/anatomy-of-japanese-folk-monsters/

Freakonomics Does Posting a Calorie Count Change How We Eat

"From the Freakonomics blog, which highlights a NYU School of Medicine study trying to figure out if that state's law requiring restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus, similar to one that we just passed in Washington, has had any effect on eating habits."

Source:
http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2009/10/calorie_count.php

iPhone App Remotely Drives a Minivan amazing video

In the future, we'll all be able to drive without leaving home.

Researchers in Berlin reworked their DARPA-spec autonomous minivan to be controllable by an iPhone app

Source:
http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2009-10/iphone-app-controls-car

Now this is what you call a whopper

World Record Breaking Burger, cooked up by a US restaurant, weighs in at a gut-busting 13 STONE and is topped with a dozen tomatoes, ten onions, more than 50 rashers of bacon, and a pound of sliced cheese.

Source:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2683973/World-record-breaking-burger.html

Richard Dawkins The NotSoAngry Evolutionist

British biologist Richard Dawkins is the author of the new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution."Biologist Richard Dawkins is turning down the atheist rhetoric as he promotes "The Greatest Show on Earth,"

Source:
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/10/14/2097873.aspx

jueves, 15 de octubre de 2009

I wish I could be there and If you see it You would too

Some of the most breathtaking images of nature.

I wish I could be there.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/6316605/Mountain-Magic-Photographs-of-mountainscapes-in-Britain-by-Van-Greaves.html

Taco Bell Reported to be Considering Cupcakes and Smoothies

"Three words I thought I'd never type together: Taco Bell cupcakes.

But the taco chain is apparently test marketing cupcakes -- as well as a new line of smoothie offerings -- in California."

Source:
http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2009/10/taco_bell_tackling_cupcakes.php

Second GOP Senator Signals Support For Health Bill

Sen.

Susan Collins of Maine indicates that she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year. But she says the bill approved Tuesday by a Senate panel needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs and protect Medicare.

Source:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113790630&ft=1&f=1001

Scariest 80s workout ever

How can this be real?

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJer8fcochE

miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2009

Colbert Talks Zombies and Immortality with Dr Sanjay Gupta

I always find it funny to hear doctors and scientists talk about the possibility of prolonging life or even living forever.

Not because I don't think it's possible, but because I already know I will live forever, just as soon as I clear my operating thetan and free myself from this pesky meat body. I mean, why even discuss it?

Source:
http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2009/10/13/colbert-talks-zombies-and-immortality-with-dr-sanjay-gupta/

China as seen by Elizabeth Dalziel [PICS]

Collected here are a recent handful of images of people from all walks of life, events large and small, and daily life in China, care of Elizabeth Dalziel.

Source:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/10/china_as_seen_by_elizabeth_dal.html

Chinas Fairytale TerrorTrail [PICS]

Nature's very own Rorschach tests...Far up on Yellow Mountain in the south east of Chinas Anhui province is a trail comprising tens of thousands of granite steps...

Source:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/china’s-fairytale-terror-trail/16223

Satellite Is My CoPilot on Fords of The Future

Researchers at Auburn University and Ford have teamed up to develop new accident-avoidance technology that allows satellites to communicate with a vehicles on-board electronic stability control (ESC) to prevent a crash.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/10/satellite-is-my-co-pilot-on-fords-of-the-future/

martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

Why Renting Works For Many Why Buying A Home Doesnt

Not every home purchased is an investment ... many times it is quite the opposite. Many apartment hunters are happy renters and forgo the up-and-downs of home owning. We just wanted to buy something.

We were like fresh meat. - The LeCount's, former owners who recently ditched their condo for a waterside apartment at Liberty Towers ...

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/realestate/13HUNT.html

Former refugee recycles US hotel soap for Uganda

In his African homeland, the cost of soap is out of reach for many, often with tragic consequences.

In 2004, the World Health Organization found roughly 15 percent of deaths among Ugandan children under age 5 resulted from diarrheal diseases, many of which could be prevented through hand sanitation.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091012/ap_on_re_us/us_operation_soap

Blood Rivers and Stone Forests 15 Alien Landscapes

Fairy chimneys, blood red rivers and Seuss-like spotted lakes: these aren't CGI settings for sci-fi films, but real places right here on earth.

From rivers in Spain that run blood red to a legendary place of underground rock cities and fairy chimneys in Turkey, these locations seem to have come straight out of science fiction.

Source:
http://webecoist.com/2009/10/12/out-of-this-world-earth’s-most-bizarre-landscapes/

Twoyearold boy with same IQ as Einstein

Oscar Wrigley, a two-year-old with the same IQ as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, has become the youngest boy in Britain to be accepted into Mensa.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6286512/Two-year-old-with-same-IQ-as-Einstein.html

lunes, 12 de octubre de 2009

Use PingPong Balls to Create Diffused Party Lights DIY

If you need some cheap and novel ambient lighting for your next party, you're only a box of ping-pong balls and a string of lights away from solving your lighting worries.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5373479/use-ping pong-balls-to-create-diffused-party-lights

Selfhelp course may have led to her suicide

The young woman stood naked in her downtown office building, swaying next to an open window.

Her final words were sudden and calm: "I know I am going to jump."

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33233605/ns/health-mental_health/

domingo, 11 de octubre de 2009

GM signs Deal to sell Hummer to Tengzhong

General Motors Co signed a deal on Friday to sell its iconic but tarnished Hummer brand to an investment partnership headed by an obscure Chinese machinery maker in an agreement that...

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/innovationNews/idUSTRE5984EL20091009?rpc=64

Drives On What Side [PIC]

Drives On What Side? [PIC]

Source:
http://imgrr.com/x/driveswxw.jpg

sábado, 10 de octubre de 2009

The 5 Minute Decision that Saved the World in 1983

In 1983, Stanislav Petrov held a very important station: He was in charge of monitoring the Soviet Unions satellites over the United States, and watching for any sign of military action.

According to the system, the United States had launched five missiles and the U.S.S.R. was under attack.

Source:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/22343/84651-prevented-wwiii

30 Astonishing 3D Portraits

One of the best ways to really trip deeply into imagination is to check 3D works! Yes, 3D opens wide possibilities for stories, as we see new characters, still to have their story written.

Seriously, thank God for 3D artists, like the ones featured here.

Source:
http://abduzeedo.com/30-astonishing-3d-portraits

Step Away From The Nuts

Boba Fett wished all his bounties were so easily caught.

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/3995055489/sizes/o/

Small classes have longterm benefit for all students

Providing small classes for at least several consecutive grades starting in early elementary school gives students the best chance to succeed in later grades, according to groundbreaking new research from a Michigan State University scholar.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news174300427.html

Al Capones Hideout Sold for 26 Million

Sawyer County Sheriff's Secretary Margie Schull said more than 30 people showed up at the courthouse to witness the auction of the property, which included 407 secluded acres with a 37-acre private lake, an eight-car garage and a guard tower.

Source:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-talk-al-capone-hideoutoct09,0,4933995.story

viernes, 9 de octubre de 2009

Pole dancing FAIL

Moscow is holding a championship in one of the sexiest sports on earth - pole dancing.

But during finals of the competition - one dance almost finished in tragedy.

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwvc-RUKOSM#t=2m15

Flu Season The Top 5 Comfort Foods and Drinks

Flu season is here! So while we're slathering ourselves in Purell and homeopathic elderberry tinctures in what will surely be a futile effort to keep the swine flu at bay, here's a list of our favorite comfort foods and drinks for when the flu inevitably strikes.

Source:
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2009/10/for_flu_season_the_top_5_comfo.php

The Associated Press Pot legalization gains momentum in CA

SAN FRANCISCO " Marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to get at least three pot-legalization measures on the ballot in 2010 in California, setting up what could be a groundbreaking clash with the federal government over U.S. drug policy.

Source:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h6W7KC63V4xxIsSnUT7zLcWc6upwD9B6FADG3

The Worst Way To Get Rich

It's hard out there in this economy, but it's not (ever) hard enough to do this.

Source:
http://www.askmen.com/sports/news/43_the-worst-way-to-get-rich.html

jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009

The criticism that Ralph Lauren doesnt want you to see

Ralph Lauren tries to DMCA BoingBoing - Oops!

Source:
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/06/the-criticism-that-r.html

Gaiam Admits BPAfree Bottles Leech 20x More than SIGG

Gaiam admits that bottles previously labeled "BPA-free" leach BPA at nearly 20 times SIGGs levels.

The company has quietly provided the data on it's retail website from independent lab test results that show BPA leaching levels at 23.8 parts per billion.

Source:
http://www.mnn.com/family/baby/blogs/aluminum-bottle-manufacturer-admits-bottles-leach-bpa

Life Without Cable or Satellite TV Is Easier Than You Think

I only watch a handful of the 200+ DirecTV channels I pay for.

To see whether I could survive without the pricey service, I simply went without it. I soon wondered why we all don't just turn off traditional TV.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5366161/life-without-cable-or-satellite-tv-is-easier-than-you-think

When bacon isnt enough add butter and blue cheese

The world has gone bacon crazy, and it has nothing to do with the food item actually made from pork bellies.

Source:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/oct/06/when-bacon-isnt-enough-add-butter-and-blue-cheese/life/

The Two Births of Kim Jong Il Bizarre Myth vs Fact

The truth became murky sometime in the 1980s, when Kim began publicizing a new, more illustrious version.

He switched his birth date from 1941 to 1942, making him the same age for two years straight. Then he built a log cabin on the highest mountain in North Korea, proclaiming it his official birthplace and offering guided tours. Which one is real?

Source:
http://www.babelgum.com/3022260/the-two-births-kim-jong-myth-fact.html

SA Man Married 4 Women at Once Mass wedding saved money

South African businessman Milton Mbele says marrying his four wives on the same day made financial sense.

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8292312.stm

miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2009

Zombies Vs Vampires Is This Generations Beatles Vs Stones

Vampires have a much richer history, it's true.

Ancient cultures like Persia and Rome all have some version of bloodsucking spirit, but the current incarnation really became popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. Zombies, by comparison, didn't start showing up on our radar until the mid-1800s.

Source:
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2009/10/zombieland_vampires.php

The Eight Best Places on Earth for Foodie Vacations PICS

San Francisco may be the food capital of the United States (at least in our minds), but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other destinations worthy of gastro-tourism this fall.

Fasten your seat belt (and undo the top button of your jeans) as we take you to some of our global favorites.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2009/10/eight_places_on_earth_for_a_f.php

Argentina Death Pilot held in Spain

A Spanish judge Tuesday ordered an Argentine pilot to be kept in prison in Madrid, Spain, until a decision is made about whether he should be extradited to his home country on charges that he participated in "death flights."

Source:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/06/argentina.dirtywar.pilots/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

New Urbanism Rooftop Vegetable Farming

Annie Novak and Ben Flanner have been farming the rooftop of a Brooklyn warehouse since May 2009 and the 6,000 square-foot farm has over 30 different varieties of vegetables.

Nearby restaurants have caught on to the idea and the urban farmers have been making deliveries on their bikes - now that's local.

Source:
http://www.babelgum.com/3021540/new-urbanism-2-rooftop-farming.html

martes, 6 de octubre de 2009

Top 5 Caffeinated Things That Actually Shouldnt Be

Well you may not be asleep right now, but that perfect world is closer than you think, because caffeinated lip balm is a product that actually exists as strange as that may seem.

Here are some other unlikely caffeinated contenders.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2009/10/top_5_caffeinated_things_that.php

Top Gear in Americas redneck country

Of all the hair-raising escapades in the show, being chased by murderous Alabamans was the scariest says presenter.

Source:
http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/features/article6858884.ece

Five Quick Tips for Beating Your Craving for Sweets

Even after a big dinner, do you still crave something sweet? Here are five expert tips on how to quench your cravings.

Source:
http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/210

10 of the Most Disturbing Books of All Time

Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst.

Id say enjoy, but that doesnt really seem appropriate ¦

Source:
http://www.popcrunch.com/the-10-most-disturbing-books-of-all-time/

After 68 Years Ad Slump Kills Appetite for Gourmet Magazine

Conde Nast Publications is closing Gourmet, the nation's oldest food magazine, and three other money-losing titles as the high-end publisher tries to weather a devastating advertising slump.

Source:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/05/financial/f082419D01.DTL

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2009

EXCLUSIVE The Chevy Caprice Police Car Is Back

After a 15-year absence patrolling U.S. streets, an all-new law-enforcement-only Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) joins GM'a fleet in 2011.

Source:
http://jalopnik.com/5373645/exclusive-the-chevy-caprice-police-car-is-back?skyline=true&s=i

Sexy BreastCancer Ads Provocative or Patronizing

October is breast-cancer-awareness month, and already the country is awash in various shades of pink.

But some groups have taken a more direct approach to promoting breast-cancer awareness: namely, by making us all aware of breasts. Big, bouncing, half-naked breasts.

Source:
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thehumancondition/archive/2009/10/02/sexy-breast-cancer-ads-provocative-or-patronizing-.aspx

The Onion Releases 12 Irreverent Greeting Cards

Stop the presses.

There is a new frontier for newspapers after all -- in the novelty aisle.

Source:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-talk-onion-greeting-cardsoct03,0,1751458.story

Surgeons Offer Eyesight Tailored to an Individuals Career

Would sir like night vision? Does he require the eyes of a hawk? Or one eye customised to see into the distance, the other for reading? Such questions are now the stuff of client consultations in leading eye clinics.

Source:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6859483.ece

sábado, 3 de octubre de 2009

15 Essential Differences Between Men and Women

There are exceptions to every rule, but for the most part, these 15 points of contention provide for easy ways to perpetuate the rift been the two disparate halves of humanity.

Source:
http://www.manolith.com/2009/10/01/men-versus-women/

8 Horrifying Misunderstood Nightmares

Do you die in real life, too?

Source:
http://www.mademan.com/eight-horrifying-misunderstood-nightmares

21 Secrets to Save on Travel

The travel industry continues to smart from the recession, so deals abound.

You just need to know where to look. Search no further than our 21 tips to save on lodging, airfare, vacation packages and cruises: Book a bargain stay.

Source:
http://www.kiplinger.com/features/archives/2009/09/21-travel-secrets.html

Canadians Breathing in Ashes of Dead People

Looks like we're celebrating Halloween early this year...

Residents of Ottawa, Canada, have been complaining that soot from a crematorium on Bank street has been "falling and blowing on nearby homes" and making it impossible to open windows or sit outside. A resident said: "It makes you feel like you're breathing in the remnants of a ... dead body.

Source:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/crematorium-soot-pollution-ottawa-canada-zombies.php

viernes, 2 de octubre de 2009

Most babies will live to be 100 says study

More than half of babies born in rich nations today will live to be 100 years old if current life expectancy trends continue, according to Danish researchers.

Source:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/more-than-half-babies-will-live-to-be-100-study/story-e6freuyi-1225781920716

FungiInfected Violins Best Stradivarius

A soggy wooden board carpeted in soft white fungi doesn't look like much, but in the right hands it can become a world class violin.

According to a recent sound test before about 180 people, two fungi infested violins bested a multi-million dollar Stradivarius.

Source:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/09/30/violin-fungus-wood.html

11 Colorful Droplets Captured In High Speed

11 Colorful Droplets Captured In High Speed

Source:
http://tutzone.net/2009/10/11-colorful-droplets-captured-in-high-speed.html

What Went Wrong With Saturn

GM pulled the plug on Saturn, ending nearly 20 tumultuous years with this bold, creative automotive experiment.

Now, the many Saturn owners, lovers and admirers are asking, What happened? Here's how Saturn came up short.

Source:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/4332298.html

jueves, 1 de octubre de 2009

Change Your Fat Habits

Follow these simple solutions to the five most common nutritional conundrums

Source:
http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/286

Indians Using Cow Dung to Cremate the Dead

Strange as it may seem, the people in Bihar have no aversion to cremating their dead with cow dung--it's entirely socially acceptable, rapidly growing as a practice, and is now done by 40% of the population.

And it's one of the oddest and best conservation stories to emerge in some time.

Source:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/save-trees-indians-turning-to-cow-dung-cremate-dead.php

235K gold Montblanc Gandhi pen not the change India seeks

Swiss penmaker Montblanc, in a jarring attempt to raise its profile in India, has unveiled a gold-and-silver fountain pen to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, the independence leader whose austere asceticism was at the heart of his liberation campaign.

Source:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c97b5bc0-add9-11de-87e7-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss

Vacation vs Stress COMIC

Maybe this is why people seem just as stressed out when they're away from work.

Source:
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1231

Fall 2009 PopCulture Hype Stressing You Out

Media psychiatrist: "It's a collusion.

We're colluding with the media providers to live in la-la land." SOMETHING's gotta be forcing people to stand on line for Michael Jackson movie tickets for THREE DAYS...

Source:
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/hollywood/michael-jackson-this-is-it-anxiety-093009?src=digg

At 65 He Has Donated Blood More Than 150 Times

Caring for others is what this service-minded person talks about while speaking to Express on his blood donation saga.

Age hasn't deterred him from continuing his service to humanity.

Source:
http://www.itvnews.tv/Blog/Blog/at-65-he-has-donated-blood-more-than-150-times.html