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Friday, October 9, 2009



The Studio That Invented Awesomely Bad Movies

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

The Cannon Group Inc.. The Cannon Group Inc. was a movie production company that made low-budget movies for more than 25 years. This is actually quite impressive considering that almost all of them...

Too early for Obama to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

The peace prize only has been awarded to two other sitting American presidents---Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919. President Jimmy Carter won the prize in 2002, more than 20 years after he left office.

Be Aware

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT


30 Astonishing 3D Portraits

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

One of the best ways to really trip deeply into imagination is to check 3D works! Yes, 3D opens wide possibilities for stories, as we see new characters, still to have their story written. Seriously, thank God for 3D artists, like the ones featured here.

H1N1 Flu Taking Off in U.S. Killing 76 Children Since April

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The new pandemic of swine flu has killed 76 children in the United States since it emerged in April and is worsening, U.S. health officials said on Friday.

CIGNA Gives an F-You to a family previous told to F-off

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

A CIGNA employee gave the finger -- literally -- to a woman whose daughter died after the insurance giant refused to cover her liver transplant.

Dodgers Beat Cardinals in Bottom of the 9th! Lead Series 2-0

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

In a very exciting bottom of the 9th inning the Dodgers scored 2 runs with 2 outs. Loretta was the real hero of the game, getting the final hit that took the score from a tie to a victory for Los Angeles. The final score was 3-2. The Dodgers have a chance to finish this series if they can beat the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday.

Unboxing the Windows 7 Launch Party Kit (Pics)

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

My Windows 7 Launch Party kit is finally here! Oh, man, look at all this stuff. Streamers, balloons, party bags, playing cards, a puzzle, and a poster!!! Microsoft sure knows how to through a party.

Golfer kills mother-in-law on 3rd hole

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A Grandmother has died after being hit by a golf ball driven by her son-in-law in a freak accident on a nine-hole course.

8 Awesome Mashups Made Possible by APIs

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

We here at Mashable are big fans of mashup services — it's our name, after all! And at the heart of almost all of these mashups is a term you'll see frequently thrown around related to web services: APIs, or application programming interfaces.

Google Flu Trends Goes Global

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Google Flu Trends tracks flu-related search terms as an early predictor of flu outbreaks. In the U.S., Google's data has a 92 percent correlation with actual U.S. government data, which can lag by two weeks or more.

Tiger in Olympics??? YES

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 03:22 PM PDT

The IOC has approved golf and rugby for inclusion in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

South Polar Ocean Temps Were Tropical 50 Million Years Ago

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The temperature difference between equatorial and polar sea waters was minimal during the extremely warm 'Greenhouse World' 60 to 50 million years ago. A team of scientists headed by Peter Bijl has shown that circum-Antarctic sea water exceeded 30ºC (86ºF) at that time.

Telephone Company is Arm of Govt, Feds Admit in Spy Suit

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The Department of Justice has finally admitted it in court papers: the nation's telecom companies are an arm of the government — at least when it comes to secret spying.

The ER removed this splinter from patient Foot

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

I have Got Something Interesting in this Photo...[PIC]

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Have You??

Man propositions own daughter on Facebook

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

State authorities have charged a central Pennsylvania man with propositioning his own 13-year-old daughter on the Internet.

The War Between Halo and Call of Duty Fans Gets Thirstier

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

An air strike assault on your taste buds.

A Doctor's View on Euthanasia ... His Own

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

I am not afraid of dying or death, and that is a wonderfully comforting thing for me right now. I know this passage can be peaceful, spiritual and even comforting to those left behind. I have also started to think about how I will know when I am ready for it.

Americas Unexpected “Risky” Foods (Graphic)

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The top ten riskiest foods linked to foodborne illnesses and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are not what you'd expect. It seems some of the healthiest foods can have the most dangerous risk levels. The following 10 foods have accounted for almost 40 percent of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks since 1990.

iPhone app store is a squatter's delight

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

You would normally find a story about one of our favourite apps on App Friday but today we uncovered something rather disturbing. At 8am this morning we received an email from Atomic Antelope, a UK-based iPhone app company, asking us if we had heard about iPhone app name squatting...

AP, News Corp bosses say pay up -

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The message from some of the world's leading news providers at the first Beijing international media summit was clear: It's time to demand payment for online use of content.After free-falling profits and massive changes in technology and in the way people obtain their ne..............................

Small classes have long-term benefit for all students

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Providing small classes for at least several consecutive grades starting in early elementary school gives students the best chance to succeed in later grades, according to groundbreaking new research from a Michigan State University scholar.

Breaking News: 'Al-Qaeda-link' Cern worker held

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:31 PM PDT

France has arrested a researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) for suspected links with al-Qaeda, officials have said.

Bits: Craigslist Expands Legal Battle Against Spammers

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The company has filed four new lawsuits in federal court against spammers, accusing them of violating its copyright and trademark.

LHC Test Could Lead to Hyperdrive Space Propulsion

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The idea behind Felber's hypervelocity propulsion is grounded in the notion that the relativistic particle can provide a specific impulse even greater than its own motion through space. Felber also believes these otherworldly velocities could be reached without putting severe stresses on a spacecraft or those inside because the spacecraft follows

Taliban Mocks Obama's "Peace Prize" Award

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it was absurd to give a peace award to a man who had sent 21,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to escalate a war. "The Nobel prize for peace? Obama should have won the 'Nobel Prize for escalating violence and killing civilians'," he told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

Why In-Car GPS Systems Suck

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Why portable GPS devices beat factory-installed car navigation systems almost every time in terms of price, flexibility and ease-of-use.

Nobel Controversy: Who Deserves Credit for Inventing the CCD

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

While recent Nobel Prize winners Willard Boyle and George Smith sketched out the charge transfer concept, they were not the ones who actually built the CCD.

Ivan Reitman Is Back For Ghostbusters 3

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 12:21 PM PDT

I have straight up confirmed, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt that Ivan Reitman, director of Ghost Busters and Ghostbusters II, is in fact attached to get behind the camera for Ghostbusters 3.

Chainsaws, Guns, Tattooed Pigs and the Louis Vuitton Logo

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 12:21 PM PDT

The Louis Vuitton logo is not only ugly - it's the most counterfeited brand in fashion history. Here are 11 of the most ridiculous uses of it: including the exterior for a Mexican bungalow, trash bags, machine guns, chainsaws.. even an electric chair.

Couple Go Ballistic Over Incorrect French Fries Order

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The cashier gave them a small french fries, not a large. For most McDonald's customers, a forgivable mistake. Not for these two, police said.

$1 Million Parking Ticket Lawsuit

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Fegan is suing the city, Reid and the other officers for more than $1 million plus punitive damages, claiming false arrest and imprisonment, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Don't F*ck With Feces-Hurling Mythical Nazi Ape

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

The three-year oil expedition had been unsuccessful, not to say costly. Men had died, killed in clashes with Motilone Indians or taken by disease, and of the original 20 members of the party, only four would survive. The group was taking respite near the Tarra River when suddenly the incredible happened...

Pigs Use Mirrors to Find Hidden Food

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

In just five hours, an average farm pig can learn how to interpret an image in the mirror and use it to find hidden food.

Glenn Beck Is Stealing Colbert's Schtick

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:41 AM PDT

Stephen Colbert compares footage of himself with that of Glenn Beck to demonstrate how similar they are.

This Is Not Your Ordinary Family Photo

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

This is probably the most extraordinary family photo you will ever see in a long time. Not for the photo itself, but from where is currently resting...

Marge Simpson is November's Playboy Covergirl

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:20 AM PDT

You heard it right. Marge Simpson will be undressing somewhere in November's Playboy issue. Nerds rejoice!

Dugg for Truth [PIC]

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Your car sounds like it's broken, thanks for bursting my ear drums.

Woman Loses Marathon Title For Wearing iPod During Race

Posted: 09 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Want to run for 26.2 miles and get nothing in return? There's an app for that.

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