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Tuesday, September 1, 2009



Underwear Index: What Underwear Says About the Economy

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

For one answer to the nation's most pressing economic question -- when will the recession end? -- just take a peek inside the American man's underwear drawer.

Use Facebook Chat from the Desktop without opening Facebook.

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Learn how to use Facebook chat without opening the Facebook.com website. You can use Facebook chat in the browser, from the desktop or on your mobile phone.

Study: 1 in 10 binge drinkers get on the road

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

One in 10 binge drinkers got behind the wheel the last time they drank heavily. And half of those drivers left from a bar, restaurant or nightclub after downing five or more drinks, a new study has found.

Mac clone maker Psystar sues Apple over Snow Leopard

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Mac clone maker Psystar last week sued Apple for a second time, charging that it illegally ties the new Snow Leopard operating system

Why AI is a dangerous dream

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The robotics expert thinks artificial intelligence is an illusion that could lead to a future of unintelligent, unfeeling robot carers and soldiers.

Superstitious? Feeling Lucky? Derren Brown Proves Otherwise.

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT


How To Have A Kick Ass Time Walking To Work [Vid]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

This tribute to Michael Jackson is not so much a music video as it is a true-life documentary about Josh commuting to work.

25 Fears You Never Knew Existed

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

We've all seen the episodes of Maury, where the people with phobias come onstage and freak out about spiders and snakes. While the fear of snakes (ophiophobia) and spiders (arachnophobia) are fairly common and understandable, there are all kinds of weird phobias out there that defy explanation. Here are 25 of the strangest.

Cyclist Draws Toronto With GPS [Time Lapse Video]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A time-lapse animation of recumbent cycling in Toronto, spanning 2004 to 2009. In all, about 650 hours of cycling totalling almost 8100km.

Is it Time for Twitter to Validate Account IDs?

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Some news Web sites were caught with their trousers down earlier today when they reported that a hacker had broken into the Twitter account of Fox News and posted offensive messages.

New Japanese Watermelon Comes from the Heart

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

An enterprising farmer and his wife in Kumamoto, Japan have created a heart-shaped watermelon.

Never Obsolete [Pic]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT


Re-Igniting the Forgotten Dreams of Space Travel

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Is space travel a lost cause? Since the 60s, the final frontier has lost its allure. We must reignite interest in the opportunities of space travel.

Super Slow Motion Sneezing [Video]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT


"Fantastic Four" Films Series To Reboot

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

While Disney lays down a $4 billion bet on the future of Marvel's superheroes, 20th Century Fox has already begun overhauling one of its big Marvel franchises, Fantastic Four, to take the property beyond the two films already made. Fox controls "Fantastic Four" in perpetuity -- as long as it continues making the films.

Star Wars Origami: Modern Paper Art [Pics]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Origami is the Japanese art of creating paper sculptures (normally) without gluing or cutting the paper, as well as using only one piece of paper. This post is about representing the world of Star Wars with Origami sculptures. It is amazing how folded paper can render movements, emotions and even traits of character.

Japanese Robotics Gallery See the Future (29 PICS) @LIFE

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Robots and Japanese popular culture go hand-in-hand, so it's not surprising that the greatest advances in robotics in recent years have come from the Land of the Rising Sun. Honoring the 30th anniversary of the popular anime show Gundam is a testament to Japan's enthusiasm for robots and, as this gallery will...

100 Cocktails To Try Before You Die

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

The list launches straight into the first cocktail -- an Absinthe Drip (just absinthe and water over sugar) -- and doesn't let up until the Zombie (which tastes better than it sounds, made with Jamaican rum, lime, lemon, pineapple, passion fruit syrup, brown sugar and angostura bitters). Along the way, you cross over 400 years of history...

There is Now a Scientific Way to Measure Smelly Farts

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Ever wondered if your farts really are as bad as your girlfriend says they are? You're in luck!

50,000 Released Felons in Illinois Slip Through DNA Net

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Felons freed without submitting DNA samples, potentially leaving many violent crimes unsolved.

5 Amazing New Inventions (That Will Doom Humanity)

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Science is like heroin: It'll give you some of the best and worst times of your life, and occasionally they will be the exact same thing. Here are five inventions that will most likely revolutionize the modern way of life, right before they flush it down the toilet.

Chicks Being Ground Up Alive (Video)

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

An undercover video shot by an animal rights group at an Iowa egg hatchery shows workers discarding unwanted chicks by sending them alive into a grinder, and other chicks falling through a sorting machine to die on the factory floor.

It's Not Just You: Gmail Is Down

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

It's not just you: Gmail is indeed down. We've been unable to connect to the popular email service from Googleand receiving errors for at least 15-20 minutes (as of 4:00pm ET) and we're not alone, as there are already thousands of tweets from frustrated users sharing the experience.

He Lied, She Lied

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Both men and women fib, falsify and deceive. Just not about the same things. Any woman who has been online dating for awhile can tell you the story of meeting a man whose profile, which said he was 6-feet tall, ended up being several inches short of the truth. And most men can tell you about the woman whose reality was about 10 years older...

Cash4gold: The Article Cash4Gold Doesn't Want You To Read

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Cash4Gold is suing Consumerist for posting confessions of an ex-employee. Consumerist isn't backing down, and has just posted a feature length investigation into Cash4Gold. Must be gluttons for punishment.

A Radical Solution to End the Drug War: LEGALIZE EVERYTHING

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

A cop, of all people, crunches the numbers to help discover that America's prohibition of narcotics may be costing more lives than Mexico's — and nearly enough dollars to fund universal health care. So why NOT repeal our drug laws? This guy has the right idea.

Astronomy Picture of the Day Shadows of Saturn at Equinox

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

nusual shadows and dark rings appeared around Saturn near its equinox last month. At that time -- early August -- Saturn's ring plane pointed directly at the Sun. Visible above, Saturn's moon Tethys casts a shadow visible only on the far right. Saturn's own shadow blacks out a large swath of rings on the right. The night side of Saturn glows with r

5 Stunning New Clips From Tim Burton's '9'

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The videos should play sequentially. If not, just click on the vids in the sidebar. The attention to detail here is really amazing.

Belgian Magazine Goes For Most Offensive Ads Ever [PIC]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT


Grandson sues to clear Stalin over killings

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Josef Stalin was in the dock on Monday when a Russian court held a preliminary hearing in a libel case brought by his grandson over a newspaper story which said the tyrant had ordered the killings of Soviet citizens.

Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Returning As A DVD Movie

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

According to ex-John Connor Thomas Dekker, the show might return as a direct-to-DVD movie following up to the series' cliffhanger finale.

Mario Kart - The Movie Trailer

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT


Best visions from the night sky [PICS]

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Star trails, horse heads and shadowy moons are some of the sights captured by stargazers across the world vying for the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

Look Like A Million Bucks, Literally

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Here we go, from head to toe, and we'll prove that you don't really have to do a formal James Bond or a glitzy Kimora Lee Simmons look to pull it off. You can still be the everyday wearer of cap, t-shirt and jeans… but with no everyday price tags.

Investing in Gold Without Being Scammed

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Investing in gold and other precious metals is one of the best ways to maintain your footing in an otherwise unstable economy. But while gold, silver, platinum have maintained their status as solid investments, you need to be wary of unscrupulous dealers and the many scams they perpetrate on unsuspecting investors.

Tightwads and Spendthrifts Attract, Marry, Fight

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Tightwads are likely to tie the knot with individuals who throw caution to the wind when spending money, often to the detriment of the marriage, new research suggests. On the mating scene, the adage says opposites indeed attract, though past research suggests the saying has more to do with fantasy than reality.

Man Spies on New Owner of Stolen Computer via Apple's Mobile

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Earlier, we reported the story of a robbery victim who used his stolen iPhone's GPS application to track down his purloined phone and, thus, the suspected thieves. In other crime-fighting Mac news, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) reports that an anonymous contributor dubbed 'Jim' has gotten a tip on the location of his stolen laptop.

Researchers - There Is No Such Thing As Ethnic Groups

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Central Asian ethnic groups are more defined by societal rules than ancestry. Researchers found that overall there are more genetic differences within ethnic groups than between them, indicating that separate "ethnic groups" exist in the mind more than the blood.

Woman tries to shoot down plane for being too noisy

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Every now and then you come across a story that can be filed under "you can't make this stuff up". Such is the story of 69 year old Judy Davis from Fulton, MO.

Inside Mexico's Overcrowded Prisons (Video)

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 10:40 AM PDT

As Mexico fights an ongoing battle with drug cartels, its prisons are overcrowded, and criminals continue to commit crimes behind bars.

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