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Saturday, September 19, 2009



New CNN ad: "Fox News: distorting, not reporting"

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT


New Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Much Worse than West Nile

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Chikungunya virus has spread beyond Africa since 2005, causing outbreaks and scores of fatalities in India and the French island of Reunion. It also has been detected in Italy, where it has begun to spread locally, as well as France.

Johnny Depp Quitting Pirates Of The Caribbean 4?

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

"There's a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment," Depp expressed. "It was all born in that office." As far as I can tell Depp isn't know as a "prick" among his peers, but the guy doesn't exactly need Pirates as much as the other way around so what's to stop him from walking out? Have we thus seen the last of Jack Sparrow?

Left 4 Dead Teletubbies

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Flameknight7 made a mod that changes all the common infected to Teletubbies. The complete package comes with a sound mod and you hear the zombies saying "Eh oh" and at the end of a round, listen to the music.

Underwater Gardens: Award Winning Planted Aquariums Gallery

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Who says an aquarium has to be all about fish? All over the world, planted aquarium enthusiasts practice the art of underwater gardening -- creating lush, natural-looking landscapes that live in the confines of a tank.

Man sets Guinness rec. pulling huge plane 8.8 metres w/rope

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

A strongman from Cobourg, Ont., used some heavy duty muscle to set a Guinness record Thursday for the the heaviest aircraft pulled by an individual.

50 of the best foods in the world and where to eat them

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

From cake, steak and tapas, to oysters, chicken and burgers, Killian Fox roamed the world to find the 50 best things to eat and the best places to eat them in, with a little help from professionals like Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux, Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray

A Flowchart To Determine If You Should Call 911

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Being in an emergency situation is incredibly stressful and confusing. It's like having sex with a girl who's way too hot to be banging you, except without as much screaming and crying. Luckily, flowcharts were invented to help you collect your thoughts and properly assess stressful and confusing scenarios.

Arrr, Talk Like A Pirate Day 2009 is Here

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Every single day millions of 'pirates' all around the world gather on BitTorrent, but one day in September is extra special. Avast mateys, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day so wear your eye patches and Arrr like you've never Arrred before.

Scott Weiland Suffers Seizure on Airplane

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

The Stone Temple Pilots frontman experienced a mild seizure on a commercial flight from Los Angeles to Miami that resulted in the plane having to make an emergency landing at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

GIMP 2.8 and its (huge) improvements to the User Interface!

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Finally confirmed: single window mode is coming for 2.8! But thats not the whole story yet ;) The plan for 2.8 also includes lots of other cool new usability and interaction features!

What Future History Textbooks Will Write About Obama's '09

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

In the future, when my bastard children are reading about what life was like in their alleged father's time, what are they going to see?

Scandinavia Fights Female Genital Mutilation

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

When she was 11, a Swedish-born girl was taken on vacation to her mother's native Somalia. The mother wanted to "make her daughter clean" and paid a man to cut off her daughter's clitoris and labia while two women held her down. No anesthesia was used.

TED: Investigating Global Crime Networks

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia, to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law enforcement officials but criminal insiders.

Woman dies at 99, leaves behind 1,400 descendents

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The commandment to "be fruitful and multiply" the Krishevsky family follows quite closely. Last Saturday, the great grandmother, Rachel Krishevsky passed away at the age of 99, leaving behind no less than 1,400 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren.

Never Mind Leno. Oprah Beats Them All...

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Thanks to the debut of his (critically panned) prime-time talk show this week, Jay Leno has been dominating all sorts of mind share, from mainstream media to social media. As you'd expect, he spiked big as a Twitter topic: On Tuesday, there were 56,549 tweets that referenced him.

Bizarre "Crate Man" Statues Spotted All Over Melbourne

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Melbourne has been known for their diverse street art and Crate Man is nothing short of that! The Crate Man is made up of brightly colored milk crates and can be seen doing many activities such as climbing a fence, sitting on roofs, and even going fishing in a creek.

Worst Mic Check Guy Ever

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Check, one two one two three. My wife's a bitch two one two.

Wait! Since when has orange juice had *****? [img]

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT


Squirrel seen savaging fruit bat

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

"The bat was injured and damaged in very specific places. This is pure speculation, but it's almost as if the squirrel was seeking to maim the bat in some way. Maim it or kill it such that it couldn't fly." ..Why the squirrel would want to kill the bat is a mystery

FCC Chairman To Smack Down ISPs That Throttle Data - HotHard

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

The new FCC chairman has clearly had enough of these games. In just a few hours, he'll spark up a speech at The Brookings Institute, where he will "propose a new so-called net neutrality rule Monday that could prevent telecommunications, cable and wireless companies from blocking Internet applications."

Vintage Rolling Stone Cover w/ Cast of Star Wars [PIC]

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT


Idol didn't make a cent on 300,000 CDs

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Australian Idol survivor Damien Leith sold more than $5 million worth of records when he won the 2006 crown but had to sell his car to pay the rent.

Google Releases A Nuke. Apple Won't Win This Fight.

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Well, something clearly broke down behind the scenes in the ongoing Apple/Google negotiations over Google Voice on the iPhone, because Google released one ...

Monkey pushes woman who wouldn't share off cliff

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 11:20 AM PDT

A MONKEY has pushed a woman off a cliff. The woman, 60-year-old Zhou Juchang, made the claim after winding up at the bottom of a seven-metre rockface, fracturing her hip and breaking three ribs.

SF Program Offers to Train Deaf Woman's Dog Over the Phone

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 11:10 AM PDT

While dog-training over the phone is a novel concept, the kicker here is that Patricia Frieze is deaf -- and the animal in question, Cragmont, is her hearing assistance dog.

5 Popular Facebook Scams (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Just as bearded hipsters migrate from bar to bar in pursuit of young ladies to ogle, so too have scammers and hackers followed their prey from MySpace to Facebook. As a result, the social network once deemed the "safe" option is now plagued by legions of 419 scammers, phishers, and peddlers of malware. Fortunately, there are a few simple...

7 Reasons Why the Motorola Dext Will Save the Brand

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

After what seems like eons in the wilderness, Motorola is back with a new phone, the Dext. It's the brand's first effort at a phone on the Android platform, and it has high hopes that this will be the one to bring it back into the light.

Disney Freaks in Mouse Heaven: Best of D23 Expo (23 PICS)

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Los Angeles Art. Disney Freaks in Mouse Heaven: Best of D23 Expo Photos. LA Weekly news, blogs, music, movies, restaurants and the arts.

Hidden atmospheric & oceanic waves pack a big punch

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 10:30 AM PDT

MIT sheds light on an odd but powerful phenomenon of sea and sky.

New NASA Temperature Maps 'Whole New Way Of Seeing The Moon"

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 09:50 AM PDT

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, has returned its first data. One of the seven instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, is making the first global survey of the temperature of the lunar surface while the spacecraft orbits some 31 miles above the moon.

Poverty Forces Kids to Sleep in Odd Places [PICS]

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 09:40 AM PDT

What to some may seem like a disgusting place that one hastens to pass is a suitable sleeping place for others. Drainage pipes, train stations, garbage bins, house entrances and really any little ledge not claimed by anyone else are turned into makeshift beds by millions of homeless children every night.

Ways the web has changed the world

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 09:10 AM PDT

When was the last time you checked Ceefax, received a hand-written letter, or displayed your holiday photos in an album?

Cavs' Delonte West Arrested with Shotgun and Two Handguns

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested Thursday after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two handguns and a shotgun in a guitar case.

Top 5 Moon Moments (VIDEO)

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Lunar astronauts really CAN carry a tune, as James Williams discovers in this review of our favorite filmed moments on the moon.

Ninja on Sick Leave (video)

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 07:40 AM PDT


Google Aims to Wrest Display Ads From Yahoo

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 07:11 AM PDT

The company has built its fortune almost entirely on the back of small text ads, which appear alongside its search results and on sites across the Web. Now it is stepping up efforts to make inroads into graphical display ads, a business long dominated by Yahoo.

'See-Through' Frog

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 06:10 AM PDT

Awesome image. See-through skin of Venezuelan 'glass' frog reveals the frog eggs and other internal organs.

Tea Party Organizer Is Epitome Of Privilege (Video)

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 06:10 AM PDT

This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal" which airs tonight. In the episode, Moyers goes after FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey -- one of the key figures using large industry donations to fund "Tea Party" rallies around the country, such as the the 9/12 march in Washington DC last week.

Reusable Protest Sign [PIC]

Posted: 19 Sep 2009 06:00 AM PDT


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