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Monday, July 6, 2009



Racist Fireworks = Not So Patriotic, Cause Uprise

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A Wisconsin fireworks store got a different kind of explosion this Fourth of July weekend. While the state is used to Minnesotans flocking over the border to get fireworks illegal in their own state, the store was bombarded with angry customers and Muslim groups who said their "Run Hadji Run" fireworks were flat-out racist.

Can Artificial Lifeforms Capture Carbon to Create New Fuels?

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The discovery of DNA is one of the most important events in the history of mankind, allowing us to access the program that writes what we are - but what's the point in perfecting ourselves while the planet dies around...

Bank Of America Bans Customer For Life

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Jesse tried to scam Bank of America. No, wait. He tried to open two accounts at once! No, that's not right either. He did something wrong, that's obvious. Isn't it? Hello? Please tell us what Jesse did wrong, Bank of America. Your lifetime banning confuses us.

New Zealand Puts Up Scary-As-Hell Bleeding Billboard [VID]

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The first heavy rains after summer bring the highest death toll on New Zealand roads. To alert people to the dangers of driving in the wet, Colenso BBDO Auckland created billboards that bled every time it rained.

Viagra-laced coffee seized in Malaysia

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Malaysian authorities have confiscated 900 boxes of coffee laced with Viagra, which was marketed as an energy boost.

The Smell of Burning Flesh in the Morning

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

It's about how one of the largest bases in Iraq burns all of its garbage and waste, which might even include amputated body parts, in an open pit. The thick black smoke from the burn pit is a landmark at Camp Anaconda.

20+ Ready to Use Auto Completion Scripts

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Auto Completion has become one of the coolest user interaction element in websites lately and most of the famous sites from google, youtube to msn have auto completion based search boxes.so this time i've Collected 20+ Ready to Use Auto Completion Scripts vary from CSS,Ajax based, mootools and jQuery with cool Animation .

Rally driver goes beyond the call of duty [Video]

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Rally drivers are a plucky bunch but there are times when you have to gracefully admit defeat. One such occasion may be when the car breaks and it stop movin...

Court Approves Formation of New GM

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Only 35 days after GM entered bankruptcy protection, a Manhattan judge issued a ruling allowing GM to sell its best assets to a government backed new company. The sale is expected to close by the end of the week, and the new GM will be free of debt, excess brands, and dealerships.

12 Science Fiction Movie Sequels That Don't Utterly Suck

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Transformers 2 suffered from a terrible case of sequel-itis, raising fears that upcoming Star Trek and Iron Man sequels will contract this deadly ailment. But it doesn't have to be that way: Here are twelve sequels that didn't suck.

Goldman Sachs Hacked Sacked and Tracked

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A Goldman trading scandal? Did someone try to steal Goldman Sachs' secret sauce? While most in the US were celebrating the 4th of July, a Russian immigrant in New Jersey was being held on federal charges of stealing top-secret computer trading codes from a major New York-based financial institution sources say is Goldman Sachs...

TomTom for iPhone en route

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Although final details are still hazy, MacWorld has a ton of information on TomTom's upcoming turn-by-turn navigation solution for the iPhone.

23 Bizarre State Animals [PICS]

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

You may not know it, but in addition to state birds, most states also have several state animals. In what may be a testament to the extreme nature of regional politics in America, the selections range from weird to wonderful.

'Legoland' Cancels Plans for Michael Jackson Lego Figure

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

"Legoland intended to honor the late King of Pop by putting his four-inch Lego likeness on display at its Miniland U.S.A. park in Carlsbad, California. But today officials announced the plan had been abandoned due to 'unresolved legal issues.'"

The 50 Best Selling Videogames of the 1990s

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

See which platforms, publishers, and game series were most prolific in the decade of Clinton! Unlike the 2000s, a top fifty title only had to sell 3m+ to reach the upper echelons of hits for the era.

Boy, 14, Fighting For Life after 30ft Stunt Goes Wrong!

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The teenager, who tried to leap a 10ft gap between two rooftops, plummeted face-first onto the roof of a single storey building below.

British Telecom Drops Ad Spying Company (For Now)

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

UK ISP BT has decided not to roll out the controversial behavioral advertising system Phorm, collects clickstream data from users and sells it to advertisers. The news comes as a relief to privacy groups in the UK, though Phorm is not dead yet.

The Land Below [PHOTOS]

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Many of us know what it's like to observe our world from very high in a jet airliner. If you get the chance to fly in a small aircraft, you'll be amazed at the detail you don't see when taking a commercial flight.

Physical Reality of String Theory Demonstrated

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

String theory has come under fire in recent years. Promises have been made that have not been lived up to. Leiden (The Netherlands) theoretical physicists have now for the first time used string theory to describe a physical phenomenon. Their discovery has been reported in Science Express.

Woman Stabs Two Men in Threesome From Hell

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Upon arriving at the hospital, the men's wounds were treated and were not considered life-threatening. But according to authorities, doctors were not able to revive their dignity.

Bob Dole knows Bob Dole loves breasts (PIC)

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT


Hayden Panettiere's Claire Character To Go Gay In HEROES

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Hayden Panettiere is preparing for girl-on-girl love scenes in the next series of HEROES - her character will reportedly enjoy a smooch with her college roommate. According to a source, "It's just girlie fun at first. But it might progress into something more serious."

The pillars of PC gaming: why StarCraft 2 LAN play matters

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 01:31 PM PDT

While it may not change the game's bottom line, the exclusion of LAN play from StarCraft 2 bothers many old-school gamers. It's an uncomfortable reminder of just how much the PC gaming world has changed.

DNA's repair system studied for better cancer treatments

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 01:21 PM PDT

Scientists are looking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by understanding how cells repair themselves.

Report: Steve McNair's Girlfriend Recently Purchased a Gun

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 01:11 PM PDT

A relative of the woman found shot to death with Steve McNair says Nashville police told him she recently purchased a gun, which would heighten the possibility that McNair's death was a murder-suicide, which police had originally ruled out.

LucasArts classics coming to Steam this Wednesday, July 8

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 01:01 PM PDT

LucasArts announced the availability of ten LucasArts classics from the back-catalog, to be made available on Steam this Wednesday: Fate of Atlantis, The Last Crusade, LOOM, The Dig, and more!

-China says dollar to remain leading world currency

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei said on Sunday the U.S. dollar would continue to be the world's leading reserve currency for years to come."The U.S. dollar is still the most important and major reserve currency of the day, and we believe that that situation will continue for many years to come," He told a news briefing in Rome

Top 10: Horniest Countries

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 12:02 PM PDT

These are the top 10 horniest countries on the planet.

Tiger Born With No Stripes

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT

A snow white Bengal tiger has become the first of its kind to exist in the wild today after being born without stripes.

Earliest Surviving Christian Bible Put Together and Online

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 11:41 AM PDT

About 800 pages of the earliest surviving Christian Bible have been pieced together and made available on the internet.

Silicone Breast Explodes Upon Landing at Los Angeles Airport

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Irena D. was on her way from Moscow to Los Angeles on an unnamed airline. When she boarded the plane, she was not feeling too well, but things really got out of hand when she stepped off the plane and collapsed. Apparently, one of her size F silicone implants had ruptured.

Gun permits surge since Obama election

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT

The number of people seeking gun permits has soared in Kentucky and Indiana this year, apparently sparked by fears that President Barack Obama's administration has an anti-firearms agenda.

5 Bizarre Sexual Conditions That Can Ruin Your Life

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Sometimes you hear on the news about weird medical conditions that actually cause more sex than normal. While sounding awesome these conditions are kind of like eating at Taco Bell, you may be left with internal bleeding.

Authorities Are Now Reminding Everyone To...WTF?!? (PIC)

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT

It looks like the local authorities want everyone to be cool, man. Just, like, relax. I got this.

Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate - Ars Technica

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 10:51 AM PDT

The HTML 5 video element has the potential to liberate streaming Internet video from plugin prison, but a debate over which codec to define in the standard is threatening to derail the effort. Ars takes a close look at the HTML 5 codec controversy and examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of H.264 and Ogg Theora.

Stingray's leap of faith!

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 10:41 AM PDT

A stingray leaps out of the water as it is hunted by a killer whale, whose fin can be seen below the ray

Researchers study 'personality traits' of cars

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 10:30 AM PDT

The butterfly decals on the front bumper, flowers in the dashboard vase and lime-green paint job only confirmed Dennis Slice's perception of a Volkswagen Beetle parked in a lot at Florida State University. "This is the classic cute car — not dominant, not aggressive," said Slice, an associate professor of scientific computing at FSU.

Tribune Co. finalizes deal to sell Cubs, Wrigley

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 10:12 AM PDT

Tribune Co. has reached a deal to sell the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field to the Ricketts family, a source familiar with matter said this morning.The two sides finalized a sale agreement over the weekend and have forwarded the contract to Major League Baseball, the source said.

Robert S. McNamara Dies

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 09:50 AM PDT

McNamara served as secretary of defense during the Vietnam war under presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

New Zealand teen sells nude pictures of mum online

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 09:21 AM PDT

A NEW Zealand teenager tried to sell sexy photos of his mother in her underwear online to make some quick cash.

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