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Friday, July 17, 2009



Colorado Traffic Control [PIC]

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The most efficient traffic control ever.

Thanks, Hollywood, For These "Summer Blockbuster" Games

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Summer means sun. Weeks off school, days off work, Coronas under a palm tree as a sea breeze washes over you. But it also means it's time for Hollywood's big shebang: the summer blockbusters. Time to honor and shame the biggest games to come out of these summer blockbusters.

How to Make Your iPhone Battery Last for Days

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Away from power? Here's the ultimate guide to saving juice.

Brad Pitt Chased Down Wired Cover (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Several months ago, Pitt had his agency CAA call Wired--Conde Nast's tech-savvy mag with a growing circulation of about 700,000 readers, predominantly male--and suggest him for the cover. Neil Patrick Harris had just turned the magazine down. After much back and forth, Wired confirmed that Pitt really did want to be on their August cover.

Hot Climates May Create Sluggish Economies

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

New research suggests that poor countries experience significantly slower economic growth in years when the thermometer soars. Economists are studying why poorer economies of the world tend to be in hot places.

That'll Teach Him Not to Litter Again...

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:19 PM PDT

DENVER -- A man who had just moved from Florida to Denver will be looking for a new car after his caught fire and burned Thursday. Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Developers claim Apple rates browser-embedded apps mature

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:01 PM PDT

Apple has caught the ire of some developers this week after it was revealed that all applications with integrated Web browsers will reportedly be rated for ages 17 and up, and that all such apps will not be entitled to promotional codes.

Judge Dismisses SEC Insider Trading Case Against Mark Cuban

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 04:01 PM PDT

An update to our earlier story about the insider trading charges the SEC brought onto dotcom billionaire Mark Cuban, the notorious entrepreneur famous ...

What is the best way to drink whisky?

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 03:42 PM PDT

Two of the world's greatest drinks experts go face to face in a showdown designed to answer the age-old question: how should you take your whisky?

Top 10: Greatest Movie Wizards (vids)

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 03:41 PM PDT

From Monty Python's Tim the Enchanter to Willow's High Aldwin, a sometimes-nostalgic and great list.

Moths Outwit Bats By Jamming Sonar

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 03:21 PM PDT

Bats are among nature's cleverest predators, using ultrasonic signals to locate their prey at night. But one species of tiger moth has learned to outfox the bats by jamming the bat's sonar using its own bursts of ultrasound.

Swimming With Pigs In The Caribbean [PICS]

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Any thoughts of swine flu is water off a pig's back to these Caribbean creatures. These feral creatures are hugely popular with locals and tourists when they take a daily swim in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas.

How Human Cloning Will Work

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:51 PM PDT

Human cloning has been an ethical issue ever since the first sheep was cloned in 1997. Learn about the science behind human cloning.

Iowa man arrested for smearing his feces on building

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Matthew J. Sodoma, 21, was arrested Thursday and is in jail after defecating on a sidewalk and smearing his feces on the door of a building.

John Daly: Fat Man in Little Tunnel

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Madcap golfer drove his big bus into a short tunnel, tearing off the roof: One of many reasons why we love John Daly.

The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Insurance.com has come up with a list of the 10 most dangerous things to eat behind the wheel. Seriously. Topping the list is the one thing we've all shoved. It should be said this is by no means scientific; it's a rundown of things actuaries don't think you ought to have in your hand (or mouth) when driving.

Goat Penis Bacteria Adds to Food Safety Scare

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Ho Chi Minh City destroyed nearly 1.5 tons of goat penis contaminated with bacteria Wednesday in the latest chapter of Vietnam's food safety saga, which has seen putrid pork and rotten beef flood local markets.

VIDEO: "White People Built This Country" Says Pat Buchanan

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Pat Buchanan talks to Rachel Maddow and says that white people built this country and that explains why 99% of all Supreme Court justices we've had have been white. Must see video.

This has to be the greatest drunk story ever told

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Don't mess with The Mantis . . . Ever

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT


"Don't mind us, we're just whoring out your photos"

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

See, according to Facebook it's all part of the acceptable use policy you agreed to. No, I'm not kidding.

Old-school Gamer, New-school Achievements

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 01:41 PM PDT

Nostalgia unlocked.

Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Post

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 01:31 PM PDT

Amazon removed purchased e-books from Kindles when a publisher had second thoughts about online distribution.

How Apple.com Would Have Looked in 1983

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT


Tehran's streets erupt after a key cleric speaks

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 01:21 PM PDT

Security forces fired tear gas and plainclothes militiamen armed with batons charged at crowds of protesters gathered near Tehran University after a Friday prayer sermon delivered by the cleric and opposition supporter Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, his first appearance at the nation's weekly keynote sermon since before the election.

Man Waits to Feel Wife's Touch After Hand Transplant

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 01:12 PM PDT

Jeff Kepner says he is looking forward to being able to feel his wife's and his daughter's hands when he holds them. Wow, the things we take for granted.....

The Great British Thespians of Harry Potter

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

One of the smartest decisions made by the creative team behind the Harry Potter films was to cast the adult roles from the very cream of British thespians. From Michael Gambon's Dumbledore to Ralph Fiennes' Voldemort, they've cast a lingering spell.

World's oldest tattoos were made of soot

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Belonging to Ötzi the 5300 year old Tyrolean iceman, the simple tattoos may have served a medicinal purpose, not a decorative one.

The 10 Funniest Workplace Training Videos Of All Time

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Bad acting, and bad scripts that try to make uninteresting stuff ... interesting = Comedy.


Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

NASA | This is so so so freaking cool: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken pictures of the Apollo landing sites!Holy Haleakala! LM diagram from WikipediaThat's

5 Useless Robots (And Why We Love Them)

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Robots are made to assist us—to manipulate and improve upon our environments. But in the history of robotics there have been as many epic fails as incremental successes. Here, PM editorial adviser, author and roboticist Daniel H. Wilson corrals five of the most useless robots.

Tiger Woods Fires 74 on Friday, Misses 2009 British Open Cut

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Unless seven players fall back behind Tiger Woods to push the cut at the 2009 British Open to 5-over, Tiger Woods will not be playing at Turnberry over the weekend. And that's not happening. Which makes this really, really awkward. Especially for people who hate the "TIGER IS DONE" crap from the talking heads.

Wal-Mart: Lets Just Keep Building Stores, Bigger is Better!

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

The new Walmart Supercenter was mobbed Wednesday. Some said they were overwhelmed. Carolyn Weaver worried she would get lost.

Adam "Pacman" Jones seen "making it rain" in video NSFW

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Amateur video reveals Adam Pacman Jones making it rain inside a Las Vegas strip club on a February 2007 night when three people were later shot outside the club.

Suspiciously Prescient Patent from 1979

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Kane Kramer, an inventor by trade, came up with a gadget and music distribution service almost eerily similar to the iPod-iTunes relationship that predates it by three decades.

What Will NASA's Next Spacesuit Look Like?

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:21 AM PDT

40 years after the first moon walk, designers and engineers discuss the continuing evolution of astronaut apparel

11 Yr Old Gives CPR and Saves Life of 2 Year Old

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:21 AM PDT

Imani Love said her 2-year-old cousin slipped out an open door and climbed his way to the edge of the pool while she was baby sitting him Friday. She soon discovered her cousin's lifeless body floating in the pool.

Gene That Triggers Antibodies Discoverd

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:11 AM PDT

A research team led by the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology has identified the specific gene which triggers the body to produce disease-fighting antibodies -- a seminal finding that clarifies the exact molecular steps taken by the body to mount an antibody defense against viruses and other pathogens. The finding, published online to

U.S. releases unclassified spy images of Arctic ice

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:03 AM PDT

The United States released more than a thousand intelligence images of Arctic ice to help scientists study the impact of climate change, within hours of a recommendation by the...

Jon Stewart: 'Save Water, Drink Out Of The Toilet' [VIDEO]

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 10:42 AM PDT

Jon Stewart interviews the author of 'Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It'.

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