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Sunday, August 16, 2009



Foreign Talent Loads the Bases in the Minor Leagues

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Thanks to growing numbers of foreign players, baseball's minor leagues are fast turning into a veritable United Nations.

Tiny Pearls of Booze

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Cointreau Pearls can only be made with a special kit designed by French mixologist Fernando Castellon. The pearls are made with just Cointreau, Evian (because it has the right calcium levels), and "sphere gel," which is vegan — no gelatin like you find in other pearl formulas. EDIBLE GOLD FLAKES [emphasis mine] can also be blended into the mix.

Facebook 3.0 Submitted to Apple, Awaits Approval

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Facebook has submitted v. 3.0 of their iPhone application to Apple, Joe Hewitt says via Twitter: Just uploaded Facebook for iPhone 3.0 to ...

Patient Bites off Doctor's Finger. Police Looking for 'Tips'

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Authorities said a patient at a Cape Coral doctor's office bit part of the doctor's finger off after being denied a prescription. Police reported that a 45-year-old man went to see Dr. Paul Arnold Wednesday morning, and the man became upset about not receiving prescription medication.

The Shot That Beat Tiger Woods

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Tiger Woods was 11-0 when leading after Day 3 at Majors. But that was before Y.E. Yang's improbable long eagle chip on the 14th hole at the PGA championship.

Angry Parking Note!!!!

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT


Norway oil fund expands green activist role

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Norway's $380 billion oil fund seeks more influence over how thousands of companies in which it holds stock tackle climate change, and mold a blueprint for 'green' activism by institutional investors. It is the world's second largest sovereign wealth fund after that of the United Arab Emirates. That's some green power.

Top Ten Sexually Awkward Video Game Moments

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A list of those video game situations that make you the most uncomfortable...

Bull Leaves Top Spanish Matador Unconscious

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

A bull knocked top Spanish bullfighter Jose Pedro Prados, better known as "El Fundi", to the ground during a bullfight on Saturday, leaving him unconscious, public radio RNE reported.

'District 9' Is A Hit!

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The aliens of "District 9" landed with a dramatic win in the top spot at the North American boxoffice on Friday.

The real difference between red and yellow leaves

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Turns out the difference between red and yellow autumn leaves is a difference in processes caused by diminished chlorophyll in the leaves.

North Korea Leadership: STFU or kiss your ass goodbye

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

North Korea denounced upcoming joint South Korean and U.S. military drills and said it would "wipe out" the countries with nuclear weapons if they threatened the communist state, its KCNA news agency said on Sunday.

Active U.S. Hate Groups - An Interactive Map

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project publishes a yearly map tracking hate groups active in the U.S. The list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.

"Glenn Beck" Fox News advertiser plague

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Who needs advertisers anyway

Teens Just Won't Pay for Music

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Researchers say 61% of teens and young adults illegally download music, and they won't change their piracy habits.

Usain Bolt sets new men's 100m record (World's Fastest Man)

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Usain Bolt ran to another world record Sunday, winning the 100-meter race in 9.58 seconds at the world championships.

Gallery: Air & Water Show 2009 (36 Photos)

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team performs during the Chicago Air and Water Show.

Caffeine Causes and Cures Headaches

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Those who suffer from occasional headaches might try cutting back on caffeine.

Star Trek: Patrick Stewart Sings the Alphabet Love Song

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

This is so amazing, it totally made my day :)

Memory experts meet for UK Championships

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Competitors with the some of world's biggest memories have been testing their recall abilities at the UK Open Memory Championships in London. Ben Pridmore dominates the fast growing field of "memory sports" .Two years ago he became the first human to remember a randomly shuffled deck of cards in under 30 seconds.

Passenger Guides Car to Safety After Boulder Kills Driver

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

During a harrowing mile-and-a-half ordeal in Snowmass Canyon, Colorado, a mother guided the car carrying her three boys to safety with one hand on the brakes and the other on the steering wheel after a boulder smashed through the windshield and killed her husband, the driver.

The 35 Best iPhone Apps Of 2009 (So Far)

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

There are a massive number of clones, one-off gimmicks, volumes of books and reference material, and a never-ending supply of uninteresting games. So here are what is worth of your time and money.

Greatest Hockey Bench Brawl Ever

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

One of the greatest bench clearing brawls in the history of hockey. This was in the 1987 World Juniors in a match between Canada and the U.S.S.R. The "Punch-up in Piestany" erupted halfway through the final game.

Thai elephant takes 1st steps with artificial leg

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

An elephant who lost a foot and part of her leg when she stepped on a land mine 10 years ago, happily if tentatively stepped out Sunday after being fitted with an artificial limb.

Apple Store Gets Raided By Hula Dancers

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

San Francisco's Apple store was flash mobbed by hula dancers.

5 Best & Colorful Collections Of Dual-Screen Wallpapers

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

A collections of beautiful and inspiring dual-screen wallpapers.

Hong Kong Reports Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Case

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Hong Kong health authorities have reported the first local case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu in the southern Chinese territory.

G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes Now Shilling for Norton Anti-Virus

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Given that the massive Joe team couldn't even keep four bombs out of the hands of 10 terrorists while inside its own secret headquarters, I'm not sure how much "G.I. Joe" exemplifies security at this point.

Baoding,China,Becomes World's First 'Carbon Positive' City

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

In three years, Yu has transformed Baoding from an automobile and textile town into the fastest-growing hub of solar, wind, and biomass energy-equipmentmakers in China. Baoding now has the highest growth rate of any city in Hebei Province.

The Seven Actors Who Really Should've Taken The Role

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Success in Hollywood can be elusive…and sometimes it can slip right out of your grasp before you even realize it's there. Here are seven actors who just missed the brass ring.

White House to drop 'public option' - Yahoo

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Apparently ready to abandon the idea, President Barack Obama's health secretary said Sunday a government alternative to private health insurance is

The Billionaire Universities - Forbes.com

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Some schools make more moneymakers than others. These make the most. For every one opening at Harvard's undergraduate college, there were 14 hopeful high school applicants. Despite the daunting odds, there's good reason to try to win one of those coveted acceptance letters.

Natural Disasters captured from Space

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Satellites have been responsible for providing weather news for the past 50 years, and they heralded an era of global communication. From commercial communication satellites to spy satellites to weather satellites, they are awe inspiring in all forms. Natural disasters strike in many forms, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions,etc

What In The Hell Was This Guy Thinking!!

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Door County authorities are trying to figure out how a motorist ended up near the top of the east arm of the Maple-Oregon Bridge across Sturgeon Bay after the arms of the drawbridge were lifted to a 45-degree angle.

Top 10 Tricks for Creatively Hiding Your Stuff

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Every kid has a creative stash for secret stuff, but that useful enthusiasm doesn't have to die off just because we've traded treehouses for desks. See how you can hide money, files, workspaces, and more in today's Top 10.

Fight to clear the name of computer pioneer Alan Turing

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Convicted of homosexuality in 1952, Alan Turing is considered one of the founders of modern computing. A campaign has been started to clear Turing's name and recognize the tragic consequences of prejudice that ended his life and career.

APOD: 2009 August 16 - A Laser Strike at the Galactic Center

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Why are these people shooting a powerful laser into the center of our Galaxy? Fortunately, this is not meant to be the first step in a Galactic war. Rather, astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile are trying to measure the distortions of Earth's ever changing atmosphere.

The Linux users' guide to Mac OS X

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 10:10 AM PDT

The Linux users' guide to Mac OS X Similarities and differences between the two systems explained : TechRadar UK

The 8 Germiest Spots in Your Home

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

The Hygiene Council -- comprising global experts in the field of public health and infectious diseases -- recently released the results of its second annual International Home Hygiene Study.

Mom Tasered Repeatedly in Front of Kids, Arrested (Video)

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 09:20 AM PDT

A police officer in the Syracuse, New York, area Tasered a 37-year-old mom repeatedly in front of her children during a routine traffic stop—and then arrested the mom, leaving the children alone in their family minivan for 40 minutes in freezing weather.

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