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Tempers Flare During Powerade-Gatorade Ad Hearing

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 06:00 PM PDT

The beverage behemoths faced off this afternoon over ad claims pitting Coke's Powerade against Pepsi's Gatorade. Inside the courtroom, it was far from the civilized spat one might expect from Fortune 100 companies. Instead, it was an old-fashioned, no-holds-barred courtroom brawl.

America's Best Selling Car: The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 05:40 PM PDT

A classic toy car is being inducted into an auto museum in Cleveland - and it outsold every other car in the U.S. in 2008. The Cozy Coupe, a plastic cherry-red sports car, allows toddlers to sit on a bench-style seat and poke their legs through to the ground. The Cozy Coupe sold 457,000 units in 2008, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

60+ Creative and Clever Advertisements [PICS]

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

We are sucker for creative advertisements, particularly those that convey messages with sense of humor, or deliver ideas in ways we have never expected. Here's something light to digest for the weekend surfers - 60+ creative and smart advertisements we've collected around the web.

Rogers Knocks Out Arlovski in 22 Seconds

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

There is not much to say about Brett Rogers' 0:22 KO of Andrei Arlovski. Rogers moved in just seconds after the bell, unloaded a bevy of punches onto Arlovski, and the former UFC champ was down on the ground. Every one of Rogers' punches connected, rocking Arlovski's head back and forth until he succumbed.

Adam Savage: The Most Spectacular Failure on MythBusters

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The 4th annual Maker Faire Bay Area hosts MythBusters co-host Adam Savage. Savage talks about failure - unmitigated, colossal failures he's experienced during his career.

Every Fish Has His Day [PIC]

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

LMAO o_0

Canadians angered over ''Buy American'' rule

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

By Allan Dowd WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian municipal leaders threatened to retaliate against the ''Buy America'' movement in the United States on Saturday, warning trade restrictions will hurt both countries' economies. The...

Pottery found in China believed to be oldest known

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a cone-shaped vase that they date back to 18,000 years ago. It is the oldest known pottery to date.

Snow falls in western ND, in June

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Snow has fallen in Dickinson in June, the first time in nearly 60 years the city has seen snow past May. National Weather Service meteorologist Janine Vining in Bismarck says there were unofficial reports of a couple of inches of snow in Dickinson on Saturday.

15 TV Characters That Disappeared Without Explanation

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

It is not common for a television character to mysteriously disappear, never to be heard from again. We're not talking about characters being written out of shows like 87 cast members from "ER" or when Jonathan Taylor Thomas left "Home Improvement". What we are talking about are the mysterious disappearances that are never really referenced again.

820 feet long Jellyfish Crop Circle found in Oxfordshire UK

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

250 meters = 820 feet

Real Life Hobbit House

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature.

Pirate Party Wins and Enters The European Parliament | Torre

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The Pirate Party has won a huge victory in the Swedish elections and is marching on to Brussels. After months of campaigning against well established parties, the Pirate Party has gathered enough votes to be guaranteed a seat in the European Parliament.

Texas teen captures state track championship - by herself

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Bonnie Richardson, from tiny Rochelle, Texas (population 600), has accomplished what no other Texas high school track and field athlete has ever achieved: back-to-back team state championships – by herself.

Pirate Bay Nemesis Has Name Changed By Pranksters

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Antipiratbyrån lawyer Henrik Pontén, one of the Pirate Bay's arch rivals, had quite a surprise recently when he received an unexpected piece of mail. The letter from the Swedish tax authority informed him that his request for a name change had been accepted and from now on, he would be officially known as 'Pirate Pontén'.

Palm Pre goes on sale nationwide, line forms on the right

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Oh, hey, look at that: you can buy a Pre now! As of 8:00AM on the East Coast, the phone went on sale at Sprint stores, with Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart also retailing the phone today as Saturday dawns across the country.

Putting the Pressure on a Diagnosis in MLB

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Few doubt the pressure of playing at the major league level, and there is a growing number of social anxiety disorder diagnoses.

Amazing Hammer Skills

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 01:20 PM PDT

This guy is a master with hammer juggling. Watch these insane stunts.Unfortunately, shortly after the camera turned off, one of the hammers fell and impaled ...

Is GM the New Amtrak?

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Taxpayers are still sinking billions of dollars into Amtrak almost 40 years after buying it. Economist James Langenfeld says the bailout of GM could be an even bigger disaster.

Gingrich: Americans ‘surrounded by paganism.’

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

GINGRICH: I am not a citizen of the world. I am a citizen of the United States because only in the United States does citizenship start with our creator. [...] I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history. We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.

The ultimate E3 2009 Booth Babes [pics]

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 11:20 AM PDT

For days 2 and 3, Evan joined Gabriel in his quest to document the babes of E3...

All Your Comic Book Heroes 'Simpsonized' (PIC)

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 11:10 AM PDT

The idea of doing fan art parodying some of my favorite characters and stars in such a fun and simple style got me hooked immediately. Some of these guys and gals have appeared on the Simpsons and I could just work from that, but most I had to do from scratch.

The Highs and Lows of a Pre-Pre Palm

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Palm has pinned its hopes of a revival on the Palm Pre, which launches in the US this weekend. It's a case of 'fingers crossed' for a company that reported a catastrophic loss of over $500 million last December and that languishes in sixth place in the smartphone sales rankings.

Revealed: Why curve balls are so hard to hit

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

AN ANIMATION that sheds light on why a type of baseball pitch called a "curve ball" fools batters has been voted Visual Illusion of the Year.One of the weapons in a pitcher's armoury is to give the ball a spin that causes its trajectory to curve. Batters see the ball as if it is going straight and then changes direction making it hard to hit.

Fan Charges Roger Federer During French Open Final

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 10:20 AM PDT

A fan with a flag charged the Swiss star on court in the second set and appeared to briefly rattle him. Nice take-down by the security guard!

BB Pellet Striking a Bubble [GIF]

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 10:00 AM PDT


Roger Federer wins French Open

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Roger Federer has won his first French Open championship Sunday to tie Pete Sampras' record of 14 major titles and complete a career Grand Slam to become arguably the greatest player of all time.

Military Intelligence Used to Shutdown BitTorrent Site

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 09:20 AM PDT

This week police and anti-piracy groups moved to close down a very large BitTorrent tracker. With 250,000 users, Snowtigers was possibly the largest French tracker. According to reports, police arrested 10 members of staff and seized more than 20 servers, after the military assisted in locating the operators.

A Brief History of Downloadable Console Games

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 08:20 AM PDT

Game companies have been trying to get direct-download games working on consoles since the early 1980s. Let's take a brief look at previous efforts to sell console games without any physical media.

Fed hiring veteran lobbyist: ¿To Combat HR 1207?

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 08:00 AM PDT

The U.S. Federal Reserve is on track to hire a veteran lobbyist to help manage its relations with Congress at a time of heightened attention to its role in national affairs, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.The Fed plans to hire Linda Robertson, who previously worked for now-defunct energy company Enron, as well as the Clinton


Posted: 07 Jun 2009 07:00 AM PDT

The ancient black earth cries out in anguish, the dire heavens pour open with scorn and smoke as dark as a hopeless abyss, a deafening roar like thunder erupts from the void and shakes the highest mountains, the animals of the Earth cry out in tortured agony!.................

Google Updates Street View for Easier Navigation

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 07:00 AM PDT

Google updated Street View to allows users to move through the streets by double clicking on your mouse rather than using the arrow keys.

Dog, Cat & Rat

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 06:40 AM PDT

A perversion of nature.

Dishes Men Like (1952)

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 05:00 AM PDT

New and old favorites: Oyster Bar Stew, Pork Chops Piquant, London Loaf.

Lil' Dez Teases Lebron About Not Making it to NBA Finals

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:50 AM PDT

Nike has released it's newest Lebron James puppet commercial, but this time Kobe isn't involved as he's busy in the NBA Finals. Lil' Dez is keeping Lebron company though, pouring salt in 'Bron's open wounds. Funny stuff.

Longstanding volcanic mystery solved

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:30 AM PDT

For decades, geologists have been puzzled by the mechanisms that give rise to the kind of volcanoes that form the so-called "ring of fire" around the Pacific Ocean. These arc volcanoes, which account for about 10 to 25 percent of all volcanoes, are produced when one of the plates that make up Earth's crust plunges beneath another plate.

Genuine Fake Watches (PIC)

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:20 AM PDT


Teen was Injected with HIV by Dad as a Baby

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 04:00 AM PDT

When he was a baby, his father entered his hospital room and injected a syringe of HIV-tainted blood into his tiny body. At times during his childhood, he was expected to die.

A Note From the Toilet

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 03:20 AM PDT

Please be patient.

Video INSIDE a tornado! Goshen Co, Wyoming - June 5, 2009

Posted: 07 Jun 2009 01:30 AM PDT

Extreme video from inside the Goshen co, Wyoming tornado on June 5, 2009 from the TornadoVideos.net SRV Dominator.

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