miércoles, 31 de marzo de 2010

Six months to live is a myth

The main prognostic tool used by cancer specialists is five-year survival � the percentage of people alive five years after diagnosis.


28 Geekiest Mr Potato Head Designs [PICS]

Here are the 28 Geekiest Mr.

Potato Head Designs which really make the classic Potato Head toy into an artistic item.


Job Stress Linked to Higher Weight

A stressful job is associated with a bigger waistline, according to a new study of employees at a downsized company in upstate New York.


Honeymoon tester is latest dream job apply now

Wanted: Luxury-loving couples available to globetrot for six months and get paid to test out the most romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations around the world.

Why not?


martes, 30 de marzo de 2010

The Worlds Worst Custom Corvette [PICS]

Individuals with weak constitutions, young children and pregnant women may want to leave the room.

What you are about to see is the single worst custom Corvette in history. We present: the Dragon Vette.


Jamie Olivers school dinners shown to improve academics

Today an audience of prestigious economists was told that the healthier school dinners introduced by the celebrity chef had not only significantly improved pupils' test results, but also cut the number of days they were off sick.

The effects were comparable in magnitude to those seen after the introduction of the literacy hour in the 90's.


Leading Causes of Death Infographic

At the world's current population, about 57 million people die each year.

Smoking contributes to six of the top eight killers; snuff the butts, and you stop many of the deaths


Dying Patient Was Refused A Glass Of Water

A dying patient had to ring a hospital switchboard on his mobile to ask for a glass of water, after nurses ignored his pleas.

Officials from the South London NHS Trust have apologised to the family of Derek Sauter, who later died in hospital of pneumonia. The 60-year-old did not receive a "proper and professional standard of care" when he was adm


lunes, 29 de marzo de 2010

WiFi Sensitivity Man Sues Neighbor to Shut Off Electronics

Arthur Firstenberg says he is hypersensitive to certain frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.

He now claims to be experiencing nausea, vertigo, body aches, dizziness, heart arrhythmia and insomnia -- all, he says, because his neighbor was using an iPhone, a laptop computer, a wireless router and dimmer switches.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-hometown-santa-fe28-2010mar28,0,2528354.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: latimes/news/nationworld/nation (L.A. Times - National News

sábado, 27 de marzo de 2010

Vice Give Away an All Expenses Paid Trip to North Korea

You remember North Korea right, the fun-factory behind all those nuclear dramas and international tension? Well we had so much fun when we were there making The Vice Guide to North Korea that we thought wed give a Vice reader the chance to live the high life of the soviet elite for one week by holidaying in the hermit kingdom...


SciFi Superfan Reference Manual CHART



7 Food Products Banned in Europe Still Available in the US

Even governments can disagree one which foods are safe.

In many ways the US is still a "wild west" when it comes to food safety.


Burger King Employee Tells Facebook Friends He Spits On Food

A Burger King employee in Michigan is in hot water after blabbing on Facebook about spitting in the food.


Fake Jail At Kids Playground Angers Parents

Here's one playground drama that's deserving of attention: community activists recently discovered a jungle gym with a cell door, prison bars and the word "jail" painted on it at the Tompkins Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn.

The playground just so happens to be in a historically Black neighborhood with the largest prison population.


viernes, 26 de marzo de 2010

Advertising Gone Wrong PIC

Advertising Gone Wrong (PIC)


How to Break Up With a Friend

There are 50 ways to leave your lover, according to Paul Simon.

But how many ways are there to leave a friend?


How to Instantly Get Laid Roses made out of Bacon PIC

How to Instantly Get Laid: Roses made out of Bacon (PIC)


I cant believe it IS butter

The level of detail in Vipula Athukorale's works are so fine that he cannot even breathe on the butter before cutting figures.


Death is inevitable [Graphic]

Regardless who your maker is... we all will face death, approximately 58 million a year!


jueves, 25 de marzo de 2010

The Rise of The MegaRegion Graphic

A report released today reveals that as metropolitan cities continue to grow at incredible rates alongside each other across the globe, their boundaries are starting to blur.

This has given rise to a new scale of geography known as "mega-regions".


Biographer took on Joyces heirs to quote him

James Joyce scholar Carol Loeb Shloss is perhaps better known to the Joyce heirs than any of the Dubliner's other biographers.

Shloss, 64, a consulting professor of English at Stanford University, recently won a large settlement from the Joyce estate.


Adolf Hitler Art to be Auctioned

Drawings believed to be those that Adolf Hitler submitted in a failed attempt to gain entry into the Vienna Academy of Art are to be auctioned.

A distinguished emeritus dean of art has studied them and said that today they would be considered only up to "moderate GCSE standard"


viernes, 19 de marzo de 2010

Magic Mushroom farm was kept all in the family

Connecticut State police on Friday announced an uncommon drug bust: a woman and her three sons accused of growing "magic mushrooms" in their home.

The Richard family, police say, was producing mind-bending hallucinogens that are in the same class of illegal drugs as LSD and Ecstasy.


I Like My Women Like My Coffee PIC

I Like My Women Like My Coffee (PIC)


How a Man Produces 1500 Sperm a Second

In the last second your bodies each produced at least 1,500 sperm cells.

Now researchers have unlocked just how this seminal feat is possible.


Fat People Are Making Us Into Fat People

A study from Arizona State University shows that using chubsters in weight loss ad campaigns lowers womens' self-esteem and makes them less likely to buy a product...but more likely to eat an carton of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.


jueves, 18 de marzo de 2010

St Patricks Day Massacre Of White House Shamrocks

I've always wondered what happens to the shamrock that the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen will present to President Barack Obama at the White House today...


Get poisoned in China go to jail

More than 50 villagers suffering from lead poisoning have been in custody for six months after the bus taking them to the doctor was stopped by police.

Chinese authorities have defended the six-month detention of lead poisoning victims who were seeking medical care, saying the punishment was necessary for "public education".


This is how you should drink beer [Video]

This is how you should drink beer [Video]


11 Amazing Treehouses from Around the World

Treehouses bring us closer to nature, and appeal to the kid in all of us.


Baldness A New Canvas For Awesome Art

When Philip Levine first started losing his hair in his early twenties he didn't quite know how to deal with the situation. "I thought why not use it as a canvas, paint and attach things to my head using the border of where my hair would be"


miércoles, 17 de marzo de 2010

Humans Could Regrow Body Parts Like Some Amphibians

Regrowing amputated limbs, broken backs and even damaged brains could one day be a reality after scientists discovered a gene that is key to the almost magical ability.


Less Healthy Women Prefer More Masculine Men

Women who live in communities where poor health is the norm are attracted to more masculine-looking men, researchers in Aberdeen have found.

The lower the level of health in a country, the more women are likely to prefer faces with masculine traits, such as a bigger jaw, or heavier brow line.


Mister Rogers Still Looms Large in Pittsburgh

Fred Rogers died in 2003, and while many children nationwide no longer see his TV show, images and memories of him abound in the city where he lived and worked.


Man Legally Changes Name to Fuck the Drug War PIC

Sound crazy? Click through to see what his name USED to be.


Pepsi to pull sugarsweetened drinks from schools

Anti-obesity campaigns scored a direct hit today when PepsiCo said it would pull its sugary drinks from schools around the world.

PepsiCo, No. 2 worldwide to the Coca-Cola Co., set a 2012 date for removal of all of its full-calorie, sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012.


martes, 16 de marzo de 2010

Indian Spice and Religious Powders Can Cause Lead Poisoning

A study published today in the journal Pediatrics said young children who regularly ingest some imported Indian spices may be exposed to lead -- a dangerous neurotoxin.

In addition, some Indian ritual powders such as "Sindoor" comprise 47 to 64 percent lead, according to the study, and can be particularly dangerous when applied on young children.


Chewbacca Gets Sexy

Star Wars-themed burlesque show brings out Chewbacca, R2-D2, Death
Star and more.


Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism Court Says

The special vaccine court rules in 3 test cases that thimerosal does not cause autism.

Will the anti-vaccination movement accept the science and move on?


LMC Super Cuda races Enzo Ferrari over 200 mph Vid

Legendary Motorcar Company decided to create a twin-turbo V10 1,000+ horsepower monster of a 1970 Chrysler Barracuda � a project that has taken over 5,000 man hours over the course of nearly two years.

Just days after completion, LMC took the Cuda to Chryslers Proving Grounds to race it against a Ferrari Enzo supercar.


lunes, 15 de marzo de 2010

Texas Textbook MASSACRE Madrassas Texas Style

Ultra Conservatives approve radical changes in Textbooks that will be used by millions of students in the coming decade.

Cutting out Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton from the History pages and inserting Religious figures instead.


Bolivias Dinosaur Wall Ancient Curiosities PICS

Sixty-five million years ago, the vertical wall below was a muddy flat which dinosaurs walked across. Now, thanks to fossilization and plate movement, the flat is now a wall of solid stone and the footprints are beautifully preserved.


domingo, 14 de marzo de 2010

Calcium may help you live longer study

Swedish researchers found that men who consumed the most calcium in food were 25 percent less likely to die over the next decade than their peers..


sábado, 13 de marzo de 2010

Salt Restrictions by Bloomberg A Matter of Bad Taste

This is the latest case of salt hysteria.

In 1976, the president of Tufts University said salt was "the most dangerous food additive of all." According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), salt is "perhaps the deadliest ingredient in the food supply." Bloomberg recently compared salt to asbestos.


2012 Ford Police Interceptor A Taurus WTF

Ford's Crown Victoria-based police interceptor will finally end production late next year.

This is its replacement — the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor. Other than the movie Robocop, it's the first time Ford's Taurus has served as a purpose-built patrol car.


You Are a Tamagotchi Turning Your Health Into a Game

In the mid 1990s, a craze swept Japan and crested its way onto American shores: Kids were going crazy for the Tamagotchi, an egg-shaped digital pet.


Man Sees Jesus In Burnt Pan Of Bacon

Religious people say the Lord works in mysterious ways.

Example: A British man accidentally fell asleep while making a pan of bacon. He was awoken by all of the smoke and, upon lifting up the pan, saw the image of Jesus Christ burned into it. Behold the awesome power of Bacon.


viernes, 12 de marzo de 2010

New Way to Get Physical in the Fight Against Cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that the biochemical activity of a key player in cancer metastasis can be altered by the application of a direct physical force.

This new way in which cells can sense and respond to physical forces presents a new road for future cancer therapies.


Its Shamrock Shake Time

Now that were well into March, Shamrock shakes are popping up all over the country.

A little history of the delightful shake, plus a graphic showing the full spectrum of all McDonald's milkshakes.


March Madness The Geek Edition NYTimes

Editors from Random House's Del Rey and Spectra imprints have created their own NCAA-style bracket in which 32 of genre fiction's best known heroes, villains and beasts are placed head-to-head in a six-round battle to the finish.


jueves, 11 de marzo de 2010

How to Cook Dinner Using a Dishwasher

Stove broken? No problem, whip up a near gourmet meal with your dishwasher, simple ingredients and foil.


Wii workouts Best of the games

Four top training videos that can get you moving and into shape....


The Internet and its Crazy Statistics [Graphic]



Dinner is Served But We Cant Tell You Where

Clandestine kitchens are a growing phenomenon in the United States, as supper clubs shun pomp, circumstance and plebian steak dinners in favor of more-offbeat dining experiences.


miércoles, 10 de marzo de 2010

DR Congo ring may be giant impact crater

Deforestation has revealed what could be a giant impact crater in Central Africa, scientists say.

The 36-46km-wide feature, identified in DR Congo, may be one of the largest such structures discovered in the last decade.


Check Out The Secret McMenu Item In SF The Mc1035

Peter has stumbled upon a McDonald's secret menu item that can only be ordered during the changeover from breakfast to the standard menu.

The Mc10:35 is the unholy but oh-so-hot union between the McDouble and Egg McMuffin.


The Secret Of A Long Happy Sex Life Be Healthy Be A Man

Men and women are living longer than ever before, but are they still having sex? Yes, say researchers in the US, but how often, and how enjoyable it is depends partly on their gender and partly on their state of health.


Authorities Move Against Sushi Bar for Serving Whale Meat

Investigation by The Cove filmmaker Charles Hambleton leads to allegations that a sushi hotspot has been serving whale meat.


Star Trek The Next Generation of Fandom

From the fantastic to the ridiculous, here are 10 of the most interesting expressions of Star Trek fanaticism.


martes, 9 de marzo de 2010

Major Retailers Stores Selling Used Underwear

You know how retail clothing stores always have signs up saying they dont allow pantie returns? Lies, theyre all lies.


First threeway kidney transplants carried out in Britain

The first three-way kidney transplant operations have been carried out in Britain, it has been announced.

The pioneering operation involved three pairs of donors and recipients. Each donor was not a match for their own loved one but was prepared to offer a kidney to a stranger in return for one for their spouse or relative.


Ferrari Will Make Every Model a Hybrid by 2013

Ferrari will offer hybrid versions of every model by 2013, says the supercar maker, cutting CO2 emissions by 35%.


8 Electric Car Concepts Shaking Up the Auto Industry PICS

Most of the excitement at Geneva this year didn't come from the announcement of new production model cars.

No, the task of riling up the auto press was left to the hyper-fuel efficient vehicle concepts trotted


lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

The Human Body as a Subway Map PIC

Sam Loman [just-sam.com] created an original take on illustrating the inner structure and workings of the human body as the tight intertwining of different systems (e.g. arterial, digestive, musculetal, respiratory, etc.), by way of a subway map metaphor.


sábado, 6 de marzo de 2010

9 Spring Breaks I Wished I Was Going To

I remember one roadtrip I made down to Savannah over spring break that ended up with me making out with some random chick in a green dress.

I was the one wearing the dress. Anyway, the point is, there are many places to choose from to go and let loose.


Playboy Starts Recommending Pizza

Long known as an intellectual repository for thoughtful and well-reasoned food criticism, Playboy this month has, at long last, weighed in on the ���who got da best pizza��� debate.

Maybe people really do read Playboy for the articles.


viernes, 5 de marzo de 2010

Creepiest Abandoned Japanese Amusement Park Ever [w Photos]

When Japans economic miracle imploded in the 90s, a lot of rubble was left in its wake.

Two decades on, the ruins can still be found intact. Despite their abundance, finding and exploring these places can be difficult because information is guarded and trespassing is viewed with bizarre severity here.


Stupak 12 Dems ready to oppose health care bill Yahoo

A congressman who has played a key role in the long-running health care debate says he and 11 other Democrats will vote against the overhaul unless a provision subsidizing abortion is removed.


Trapped in the desert Dont Worry You Have a Meal PICS

You just need to take a look for it.


How to Put the Kibosh on Content Scrapers Thieves

If you have been blogging for more than a few months, you have undoubtedly had to deal with content theft on more than occasion.

Since it has been a couple of years since I have written about online content theft, I felt it was the perfect time to write an up-to-date post outlining some of the ways you can catch someone stealing your content.


10 Harmful Health Myths

Get the misinformation about cholesterol, exhaustion, STDs and more.


10yrolds Jesus picture declared too disturbing for church

The elders at Ecclesia Church were expecting something tame from Jackson Potts II for their annual Stations of the Cross art display.
Instead, the 10-year-old produced a photo of his kid brother being beaten by a police officer.

Jackson says it's a modern-day interpretation of Roman soldiers beating Jesus.


Protein A Guide to Maximum Muscle

How much protein do you need? Will cutting carbs help my muscles grow faster? Could eating too much protein be dangerous? And other protein-related facts.


jueves, 4 de marzo de 2010

Swiss govt produces extra small condoms for 12 year old boys

Called the Hotshot, the condom has been produced after government research showed 12 to 14-year-olds did not use sufficient protection when having sex.


AntiDrinking Ads Induce More Drinking in Some People

Anti-drinking ads can trigger a defensive mindset and in turn lead to more drinking of alcohol.


The Best Concept Cars From the Geneva Auto Show

Auto show concept cars can be either futuristic ideas that never will see a production line or thinly disguised versions of cars you can buy within months at your local dealer


miércoles, 3 de marzo de 2010

Chevrolet to Recall 13 million for Steering Failure

General Motors Co. announced an upcoming recall of 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles over steering motor failure.

The recall will be compact vehicles including:


Facebook Abuse One of Many Reasons Facebook Sucks Video

Facebook was once great.

It was relatively orderly, fun, and private. Not anymore. Now Facebook sucks and this rant and video sums up many of the reasons why.


Busted Massive Flight Attendant Prostitution Ring

A Hindu swami and a British Airways flight attendant have been arrested.

They're accused of making the friendly skies a bit too friendly -- with flight attendant hookers.


SizzlingHot Market For Bacontrepreneurs

"In our health-conscious society, bacon has almost taken on the edge of a rebel food," he says. "Really enjoying bacon and advertising that fact is almost daring someone to tell you you're wrong." Bacon even has the power to lead vegetarians astray. "It's amazing how many people are in the closet about their die-hard love for bacon," she said.


martes, 2 de marzo de 2010

Pizza Cone is Big Fat Failure

It must have taken a lot of chutzpah to introduce this pizza variation in the pizza capital of the world.

Or maybe the proprietors knew that the combination of novelty and relentless hype would draw culinary curiosity seekers like flies to -- well, never mind.


Number of Pot Dispensaries in San Jose Getting Higher

Pot clubs were nonexistent in northern California's largest city a year ago, forcing patients to trek north to Oakland or SF or south to Santa Cruz.

Those bad old days are over, and a Los Angeles-style cannabis gold rush has set in...


Why The Stick Shift is Vanishing

Stick shifts, aka manual transmissions, are going the way of the buggy whip as usage drops below 10% in the U.S.


Fruit Juice Can Prevent Kidney Stones

Citrate in the fruit reduces the formation of calcium oxalate stones (the most common type) and lowers urine acidity, much like the kidney stone medication potassium citrate.


15 Houseplants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities.

They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


Porsche Unveils PlugIn Gets 78 MPG and 060 in 32 Seconds

The 918 Spyder is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) producing an additional 218 horsepower or 160kW.

At full gallop, the concept can theoretically reach 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds and nip 198 mph on the high end.


lunes, 1 de marzo de 2010

The deadliest most aweinspiring of the plagues

Yellow fever was a terrifying plague until Finlay and Reed showed a way to combat it by demonstrating that it's transmitted by mosquitoes