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Tuesday, October 13, 2009



12 Awesome Things Tetris To Know, See, And Play

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:41 PM PDT

No other iconic video game can get itself immortalized by bored college students quite like Tetris.

Base Jumping in Switzerland (HD)

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT


10 Sweet GIMP Photo Editing Tricks to Wean You Off Photoshop

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

You could buy a used car -albeit not a very good one- for the same scratch it takes to pick up a copy of Adobe Photoshop. Yes, is expensive and powerful, but don't worry if you don't have a handful of Benjamins lying around. Thankfully, you can perform a lot of the same photo editing tricks for free with GIMP. That's where we come in.

Hospital Error Leads to 206 Radiation Overdoses

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

FDA issues warning after Cedars-Sinai Medical Center mistakenly overdoses patients with too much radiation.

The 5 Corporations Ruining America

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

In a country going to hell in a handbasket, there are five corporations that are trying to make the transition as quick and as painful as possible.

8 Sexy Halloween Cocktails: Witching Hour Meets Happy Hour

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The spirits are flying in this round-up of sexy, tricked-out Halloween cocktails for your costume party. The title for each drink links to its recipe.

Interstate wars turn dirty during recession: NV vs. CA

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

California have accused Nevada of stooping to a "new low" with its $1 million year-long advertising campaign, which mocks California's $26 billion budget deficit and uses the slogan, "Keep your business in California and Kiss Your Assets Goodbye."

Homeless: A Technological Approach (pic)

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT


E-Mail Mocking Obama Is ‘Exhibit A’ in Wrongful Firing Suit

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The president of a Midwest office supply company is in court after a salesman claimed the boss' pre-election e-mail rant against Barack Obama amounted to an edict: vote for Obama and be fired.

Dr. Dre Gives More Info About Detox and Calls Out For Jay-Z

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

While his fans patiently wait for the "2010" release of Detox, Dr. Dre gives more insight as to who has been writing and who are among the artists in consideration to appear on the record. He also invites Jay-Z to rap on the long-awaited album.

Fencing + Wheelchairs = Awesomeness Incarnate

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

A program in North Jersey is giving children in wheelchairs a new physical activity to call their own and, their parents say, confidence.

BREAKING - Key Senate Committee Passes Health Care Plan 14-9

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

The Senate Finance Committee passed a long-awaited $829 billion health care bill Tuesday by a 14-9 vote.

The radiant beauty of cosmic collisions

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

This is the unusual galaxy NGC 2623, seen in this newly-released and breathtaking Hubble Space Telescope image taken in 2007. We're seeing this vast smash-up caught in the act, a galactic collision already in progress. It appears frozen in time, but that is an illusion of distance: at a distance of a staggering 250 million light years...

UAE convicts U.S. man for ''terror'' funding

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

A U.S. citizen of Lebanese origin has been sentenced by a United Arab Emirates court to 18 months in prison on terrorist charges relating to Israel and Iraq, newspapers reported on Tuesday. Naji Hamdan was found guilty of funding...

Pepsi apologises for 'sexist' iPhone app

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Pepsi has apologised for releasing an iPhone app that encouraged men to brag about their sexual conquests.

FCC Considers Ways to Simplify Cellphone Bills

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

If consumer advocates get their way, deconstructing that monthly cellphone bill could become a lot easier. Comments are filing in to the Federal Communications Commission's request for input on simplifying wireless bills.

WTF: Kids set another kid on fire over a bike

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Think you have it bad? After stopping another kid from stealing his father's bike, 15 year old Michael Brewer was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire. Yeah, you just read that.

Researchers from MIT teach computers to recognize objects

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

If computers could recognize objects, they could automatically search through hours of video footage for a particular two-minute scene. A tourist strolling down a street in a strange city could take a cell-phone photo of an unmarked monument and immediately find out what it was.

The Freak Show Is Coming To Hollywood

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The Weekly Wold News is bringing famous freaks to Hollywood. Bat Boy is first on the list...

Why Do Women REALLY Love Vampires So Much?

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

From Twilight to True Blood and now The Vampire Diaries, why are women obsessed with Vampires?

U.S. Soccer's Charlie Davies injured in fatal car accident

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

USMNT striker Charlie Davies had surgery for non-life-threatening injuries after he was involved in a fatal one-car accident around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in Arlington, Va. Davies was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon. Ashley J. Roberta, 22, of Phoenix, Md., died on the scene.

Stress VS. Productivity (Graphic)

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Stress and productivity are intrinsically linked - but that's not always a bad thing for the global workforce. Using stress to leverage your productivity can lead to great gains, not losses. Can't it?

Ultra Slo-Mo Vid of Bullet Impacts--vs. Glass, Metal, Wood

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Pretty strange, fascinating. Long video but can watch any or all of it. (Soundtrack rarely changes; so, if prefer, can mute for same -- or better -- effect.)

Mile Long Trail of ***** Closes Beach

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Swimmers and sunbathers arriving at Humiston Park Beach in Vero Beach, FL got a disgusting surprise last Wednesday evening when they found a mysterious mile-long trail of large feces in the sand. The Environmental Health Department was able to rule out humans as the source of the mess, but it took a bit more digging to determine the actual culprit.

Clever New Fan Has No Blades

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

James Dyson, the British inventor behind the vacuums, has invented a fan that has no blades.

The Friendly and Honest Guide to Writing a Videogame Story

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Go get 'em tiger!

25 Things I Learned About Business from "It's Always Sunny"

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Fans of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia might chuckle at the idea of gleaning serious business advice from such a silly show.

7 Reasons To Go See ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Where the Wild Things Are is note after note a love song to childhood – and every facet of that world that we live in when we're not quite a part of this concrete world, where we can see beyond what things really are to what they might be, when we still feel like kings of the universe even when we're scared and alone.

Polaroid Classic Instant Cameras To Make a Comeback

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Polaroid has announced it will be re-introducing its classic instant film cameras, and has a new digital instant camera lined up as well.

Buy The Silverdome For A Buck!

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The 80,300-seat Pontiac Silverdome will be auctioned off next month and sold to the highest bidder. "We're told there has already been considerable interest, but if the high bid is only $1, well, then that's it." Good luck getting that icky Lions' smell out.

Ten Reasons 'Stand by Me' Is Cool

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Rob Reiner's 1986 classic Stand By Me is perhaps the greatest coming-of-age film ever. There are many reasons why this film is great, aside from the obvious ones like the writing, the directing, the acting, the casting, and so forth. Here are the others...

Chris Chelios plays on .. with the Wolves?

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Chelios, the former Blackhawks and Red Wings star who was not re-signed by the Detroit, is planning to play for the Wolves in hopes of attracting the attention of an NHL team.

Colbert Talks Zombies and Immortality with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

I always find it funny to hear doctors and scientists talk about the possibility of prolonging life or even living forever. Not because I don't think it's possible, but because I already know I will live forever, just as soon as I clear my operating thetan and free myself from this pesky meat body. I mean, why even discuss it?

Report: North Korea fires 5 short-range missiles

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified South Korean government official, said the North test-fired two short-range missiles on Monday morning and three others on Monday afternoon from mobile launch pads.

Magnificent Sculputures.....That's what I call True Artist

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Sudarsan Pattnaik has won international awards for his sand sculptures and now you know why because they are truly magnificent.

"Surreal" Vegetarian Spider Found -- A First

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A new discovery has taken the bite out of spiders' status as meat-eaters.

Twenty Five 'Misters' from Pop Culture

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Being called 'Mister' is a badge of honor worn exclusively by those who truly deserve it. Whether you are a mascot, a person who'd rather remain anonymous, or even a toy, if you've earned the title, 'Mr.', you, my friend, are in the upper echelon of men.

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial Questioned As Experts Check Data

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

According to sources with a firsthand look at the data, results of the first successful AIDS vaccine trial may have been a fluke

B-Boy's Awesome Move Knocks Him Out

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

This dude gets KTFO'd so bad, they call a timeout during the battle! Did you even know you could call a time-out during a breakdance battle?!?!

Mystery Google: The "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button Re-imagined

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

The Mystery Google website offers a seriously strange riff on the I'm Feeling Lucky button: instead of taking you to the number one result for your own query,

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