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Tuesday, October 27, 2009



Hulk Hogan returning to pro wrestling

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession -- but not to the organization -- that made him a household name. Hogan has joined TNA Wrestling (the name sounds dirty, but it actually stands for "Total Nonstop Action"), the outfit behind Spike TV's "TNA Impact."

Ten Things Women Want in a Man & How to Get Them

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

According to various women's magazines, women are not just looking for a Brad Pitt look-a-like who's rich. Who knows, maybe this could shed some light on whats going on.

LHC Reawakens, Sending Proton Beams at the Speed of Light

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Over the weekend, Cern ran particle beams through the Large Hadron Collider for the first time since it was shut down last September. After a helium leak caused magnets to overheat, operations at the LHC were suspended for cleanup and repairs. After tests on October 23 and 25, scientists hope to have the LHC running again in full by November.

16 Scary Movie Quotes

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Famous quotes from scary movies like Silence of the Lambs, Hellraiser, The Shining and others.

The Top 12 Internet Scams of the 2000s

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Today we will look back on 12 of the top Internet scams of the 2000's and what makes them so attractive to their targets.

Comic Book Characters in Halloween Costumes [PICS]

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Instead of getting readers to dress up as comic book characters, our own Chris Sims has gathered together fifteen of our favorite comic book characters that have swapped out their own costumes (well, most of them) to dress as someone else!

Google Wave: we came, we saw, we played D&D

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Give a bunch of computer geeks a new medium to play around in, and you could probably guess that the first thing they'd think to do with it is... no, not that, we're talking role-playing games.

U.S. official resigns over Afghan war - washingtonpost.com

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

When Matthew Hoh joined the Foreign Service early this year, he was exactly the kind of smart civil-military hybrid the administration was looking for to help expand its development efforts in Afghanistan.

If cats could talk... [Graph]

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT


2-Hour Gang Rape of 15-yo Girl May Have Been Caught on Video

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

"She was raped, beaten, robbed and dehumanized by several suspects who were obviously okay enough with it to behave that way in each other's presence," Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan said. "What makes it even more disturbing is the presence of others. People came by, saw what was happening and failed to report it."

Drinking Water Wells Contaminated with Zinc

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Zinc might be seeping into people's drinking water, getting into their brains, and causing problems with learning, memory, stress and more.

Yankees are a Team Phils Fans Love to Hate

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

"If you had to pick one team to beat, it would be the Yankees," said Michael Bare, 28, a Center City information-technology specialist. "There's nothing better than beating the evil empire."

Top 10: Military Catastrophes

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

For every military hero or band of rebels who defied overwhelming odds, there's usually a handful of strategic or tactical blunders on the opposite side of the equation. Here's the worst of the worst.

How to Stop America's Creeping Water Crisis

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

California has its share of problems these days; the state carries billions of dollars in debt, drug cartels have made their way in from Mexico and the wild fire season came and went with great force. As if the governor didn't have enough on his plate, California is also in the midst of one of the biggest water crises this nation has ever seen.

Net Neutrality: Follow the Money

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

It's been framed as a fight for freedom but Net Neutrality is really a battle of business models. The outcome will almost certainly affect We The People's wallets or/and Internet experience so we'd best keep a wary eye on everyone who is trying to "help" us.

Championship Rings [Images}

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

As a person, Frankie Crosetti won seven World Series titles as a player and nine as a coach, for a total of 16. He participated in a staggering 23 World Series as a player or coach.

Redskins ban all fan signs at FedEx Field

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

I fished this sign out of a garbage can outside FedEx Field. It was in the garbage can because there's a new policy that says no signs of any sort are permitted inside the stadium. Even signs sending best wishes to husbands in Afghanistan.

10 Neat Facts About SpongeBob SquarePants

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

3. If the theme song has ever planted itself firmly in your brain for days on end, you're not alone. The catchy tune has been covered many a time, presumably by musicians who decided the only way to get their song out of their skulls was to create a more grown-up version.

Report: 90% Of Waking Hours Spent Staring At Glowing Rectang

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The report found that at work, special information rectangles aid in completing business-related tasks, while entertainment rectangles - larger, louder, and often placed inside the home - help us enter a relaxing trance-like state after a long day of rectangle-gazing.

Disney Princesses Deconstructed [PIC]

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT


Cyber Crooks Trick Gawker Into Serving Ad Laced With Malware

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Remember when the global economic crisis was supposed to drive legions of desperate, unemployed computer programmers into cybercrime? It turns out the real threat comes from unemployed advertising agents.

The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Don't believe in ghosts? Well these places will make even the most jaded skeptic poop his pants.

Do We Deserve the Sacrifice of Our Soldiers?

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

While our military personnel make these sacrifices, back in the U.S. we are attacking each other like a particularly feral bunch of weasels. It doesn't seem to be a very good way to honor them, despite all of the "Support our troops" magnets in the world. We can support them by allowing them to bring out the best in the rest of us.

Lieberman: Sure, I'd Filibuster Health Care Reform

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) told reporters today that he would in fact filibuster any health care bill he doesn't agree with--and right now, he doesn't agree with the proposal making its way through the Senate.

15 of the Hottest Newswomen in America

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Sometimes it's tough to watch the news; it's boring, it's ugly, it reminds us that we aren't safe where we live. Enter the hot newsgirl.

The Smart Grid Is On Its Way -- Slowly

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Today, President Obama announced 100 grants providing a total of $3.4 billion in recovery-act funding for the smart grid. What would a smart grid mean to you? In theory, you could save money by running appliances like dishwashers or dryers at night when electricity is cheaper. You'd know how much it costs you to watch that big-screen TV. And more.

Who Is Filing Bankruptcy? (Infographic)

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

A look at the 1.07 million Americans who filed bankruptcy in 2008.

Angelina Jolie Slept With Mom's Lover at 16

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Actress Angelina Jolie bedded her mother's boyfriend when she was just 16, according to a bombshell new biography penned by controversial writer Andrew Morton.

Sandra Bullock in Custody Battle with Porn Star

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Bullock is trying to prove that she is a better parent for her husband's five year-old daughter than the girl's mother, Janine Lindemulder. Lindemulder is the star of over 100 adult films including Mrs Behavin', Sleeping Booty and Dyke Diner.

10 Scariest Horror Movies You Might Not Have Seen

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Never mind Jigsaw, Freddy, and Jason. Here's the real horror...

Study Says Junk Food Addiction As Strong As Heroin Addiction

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

According to a recent study presented at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in October, rats that are given unlimited amounts of junk food had similar addictive behaviors as those addicted to heroin.

60 Minutes: Medicare Fraud, A $60 Billion Crime (with video)

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Medicare fraud - estimated now to total about $60 billion a year - has become one of, if not the most profitable, crimes in America. This story may raise your blood pressure, along with some troubling questions about our government's ability to manage a medical bureaucracy.

Woman arrested after offering sex for World Series tix

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Bensalem police said they arrested a Philadelphia woman Tuesday after she offered to perform various sex acts to an undercover officer in exchange for tickets.

8 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The U.S. military suffered another day of heavy losses in Afghanistan on Tuesday as roadside bombs killed eight U.S. service members, the U.S. military said.

Experts: Tigers fast dying out despite campaigns - Yahoo!

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The world's tiger population is declining fast despite efforts to save them, and new strategies are urgently needed to keep the species from dying out, international wildlife experts said Tuesday.

World Series State of Mind

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 01:11 PM PDT

The people in both of these cities love to compete at everything and just like you would expect both cities musicians (specifically rappers) would get involved with a World Series championship on the line.

Colossal Sea Monster Unearthed That Would Have Dwarfed T-Rex

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The fossilised skull of a giant 'sea monster' measuring up to 53ft in length has been discovered on the south coast of England.

Jon Stewart on McCain's Anti-Net-Neutrality Bill

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

John McCain, the most in-touch-with-technology member of our government, has introduced a bill similar to Larry Craig's No Handjobs for Me, Thanks Act, and it promises to make the Google-tubes as fair as America. Or something.

Using Smoke to Create Art [Pics]

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

A photographer has created these mesmerising images by combining thousands of pictures of smoke to form incredible works of art.

Mars Caves Might Protect Microbes (or Astronauts)

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

A series of newly discovered depressions on the Martian surface could be the entrances to a cave system on the red planet. Hints of subsurface tunnels have been found in images of Mars before, but the new evidence is more suggestive, said Glen Cushing, a physicist with the U.S. Geological Survey who discovered the possible caves.

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