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Tuesday, November 3, 2009



Take a Bow Atlanta, You're the Most Toxic City in America

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

Forbes has ranked the 40 largest metro areas to determine the most, and least, toxic cities in the United States. Atlanta and Detroit were named the dirtiest, while Las Vegas and Sacramento rank among the cleanest.

Greek teacher and aid worker kidnapped by Taliban

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

The intensifying conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan has claimed considerable collateral damage, including the kidnapping of Greek teacher and aid worker Thanassis Lerounis. Lerounis was the only Westerner living in a series of lush interconnected valleys inhabited by a lost pre-Islamic tribe on Pakistan's mountainous frontier.

Best & Worst Places to Work by Salary/Job Type (PIC)

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

Wondering what city holds the gold at the end of the rainbow? We've done the research for you. Above you will find the lowest, average, and highest incomes by profession in the USA. So before you move to Scranton for that writing job, take a look above.

10 Important 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Questions Answered!

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

Next Halloween will be a different story. You probably will see more than a few red-and-green striped sweaters coming to your door thanks to the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake, which is expected to hit theaters April 30, 2010.

Toyota To Launch Battery Electric Vehicles In 2012

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

Carter confirmed that Toyota would introduce a battery electric car in 2012.Toyota would like to have a fuel cell vehicle on the market by 2015 if there is a reasonable network of filling stations. oyota will start deploying its test fleet of 500 plug-in Priuses around the end of November to commercial and government fleets in Japan, North America

The coolest tower I ever saw

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST


3 Cool Things About the World War II Museum's New Movie

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans recently debuted its newest attraction: an immersive film called Beyond all Boundaries, full of bells, whistles and warplanes, that goes to great lengths to make you feel as if you're in 1940's Europe.

7 Horrible Videogames with Awesome Soundtracks

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Every now and then, though, you'll still manage to encounter a terrible title - one that you only keep on trudging through to hear more sweet, sweet tunage. Here are seven totally awesome soundtracks attached to games we'd really rather forget.

Man Dressed As Breathalyser Arrested For Drink-Driving

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

If you're going to dress up as a breathalyser for Halloween, you should probably make sure that you don't find yourself on the wrong end of an...

Jon Stewart Covers Indecision 2009

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

Sure everybody gets excited about the Presidential election years. And the midterms are fun too. But for the hardcore political junkie, there's nothing like the midmidterms.

10 Bands That Have Overstayed Their Welcome

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

These bands should have quit a long time ago.

A Long Way From Vaudeville: 11 Sketch Comedy Milestones

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

In an age where sketch comedy is available at the touch of a button, it's easy to forget how far short-form comedy has come. The following list takes a look back at some of the biggest shows in sketch comedy history.

Pearl Jam Disguised as Devo Perform Whip It

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

A pretty funny Pearl Jam Halloween appearance.

AT&T sues Verizon over 'There's a map for that' ads

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

False advertising or just pure hatred?

Fantasy Football is Glorified Dungeons and Dragons

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Fantasy football and Dungeons & Dragons are similar in too many ways to ignore. The first main similarity is determining the draft order. Similar to the draft, D&D players roll a 20 sided die to determine who will fight first during a battle. Every position has its advantages and disadvantages. Both are games of extreme chance, luck and passion.

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Playboy Bunny Halloween Costume (PIC)

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

This picture is a reminder of two things: Jennifer Love Hewitt is still awesome and Jamie Kennedy, who originally posted this picture on his Twitter since they're dating, must be some kind of hypnotist or own a magic lamp.

You win some, you lose some: a review of Apple's Magic Mouse

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Apple attempts to reinvent the mouse with its new Magic Mouse. It offers multitouch gestures and brings a new dimension to scrolling, while dropping some useful features from its predecessor.

The World's Largest, Smelliest And Most Bizarre Flowers

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

While flowers typically attract humans and insects alike with their enchanting beauty and luscious fragrance, some rather perverse stinking flowers entice flesh and fecal-loving insects to their foul-smelling blooms in the guise of meat by their colors and fetid scents, which include some of the largest and most bizarre flowers in the world.

Candy Store Fail (PIC)

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST


The 7 Rules of Vampire Hunting from a "Real" Vampire Hunter

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Someone claiming to be an honest-to-god "real" vampire hunter emailed me to explain that "the only creature who is lonelier than the vampire is the one who hunts it." Here are his (or her) Seven Rules of Vampire Hunting.

An Interview With Weird Al Yankovic

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

College Humor and Yankovic talk about the life and times of Weird Al.

Confused Ninja Thinks "Avenge Me" Means "Blow Me" [Vid]

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

He has mastered martial arts, but not the dictionary.

Stars Who Gave Birth After 40 [Pics]

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

These celebrity mothers didn't let age stop them from experiencing motherhood.

Simon Cowell Has a Heart: Donates $160,000 to Save a Baby

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

On American Idol, Simon Cowell is known as 'Mr Nasty' with his acid tongue and damning put-downs, but in real life he's more 'Mr Nice Guy'. Cowell has just donated $160,000 to save the life of 18-month-old Sophie Atay from Gateshead in the United Kingdom.

After the Fall: 20 Years Since the Berlin Wall Came Down

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

I first saw the Berlin Wall in 1971. It was then about 10 years old and was the ugliest human structure I'd ever seen: gray, brutal, pitiless, unyielding. Unlike the walls built around ancient European cities (and the one being proposed for the U.S. border with Mexico), this one was not created to keep people out. It was to keep East Germans in.

Woman Sues Employer for 'Losing Facebook Friends'

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

The complaint asserts that Gloor's communications caused several friends and acquaintances to "block [Swatos] from communicating with her through the social networking site Facebook."

Where the 'Wild Things' Actors Are (PIC)

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

By this point, everyone knows Where the Wild Things Are. But more importantly, do you know where all the cast members of the sexy 90's thriller, Wild Things, are?

Don’t Worry, They’re Only Canadians

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

It's normal to be afraid of something you don't understand. For example, math, Tyler Perry, or whether or not girls actually fart are all quite scary things. However, I'm sure with a little research you'll find that whatever was scaring you is really just Canadians with flashlights…Also, if you're living in the U.S. you may be wondering who those

Arizona Girl Dies After Her Father Ran Her Over In His Car

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

A 20-year-old woman from Iraq has died in an Arizona hospital, nearly two weeks after her father, police say, ran her over with a car because she had become "too Westernized."

The Legacy of Saddam’s Architecture of Fear [+ PICS]

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

Environmental Graffiti put together a great set of images and a very interesting article. Empires rise and fall, but the physical foundations they lay remain like ghosts. Fifty years ago Baghdad had just three public sculptures. But what has become of this architecture of fear since the fall of Saddam?

The long unanswered question of the four Doc Browns.

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Let's figure out exactly how many Doc Browns exist in the Back to the Future universe, and where they all ended up.

Twitter Reveals More Lists Power With A Widget

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Since it was turned on for all users late last week, everyone is talking about Twitter's new Lists feature. The List Widget is exactly what you'd expect: A widget that you can place on your blog that displays a list of your choosing. One nice thing is that this can be a list you made or one any user has made (that is public). If you simply type in

Alan Grayson Money Bomb Nets $500k

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:24 PM PST

Freshman Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) just raked in half a million dollars on a non-election year money bomb. The fundraising effort was coordinated by ActBlue, and demonstrates the truth behind the ancient Latin proverb: fortune favors the bold.

Save That Money! 15 Overlooked Tax Deductions

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

Who knows how many people forgot -- or never knew about -- a deduction that could save them money? It's all too easy to miss a trick and pay too much.

Martin Landau: I Worked with a Wooden Actor in Pinocchio!

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

The unstoppable Martin Landau is working harder than most actors half his age. Recently, he has been promoting a remastered print of North by Northwest and a new drama called Lovely, Still. Here Landau talks about his amazing career, Alfred Hitchcock, and his appearances on Entourage and in the movies Ed Wood, Tucker, Crimes and Misdemeanors.

US Olympic Speedskating to be Sponsored by Stephen Colbert

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

On Monday's "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert announced his show has become the primary sponsor of the U.S. Speedskating team. The team's largest annual cash sponsor, DSB Bank NV, left the team in the lurch after it declared bankruptcy in October. The name "Colbert Nation" will be emblazoned on the team's uniforms.

15 of the Hottest Fembots of All Time (PICS)

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

These women all have one thing in common now: they've all been on a shortlist of the world's 15 hottest fembots of all time.

Smiling Great White Shark [PICS]

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Underwater photographer Amos Nachoum captures Finding Nemo moment.

7 Ways to Keep Your Metabolism Burning

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Not all of us are blessed with bodies like David Beckham. It simply means you'll need to give your metabolism a little TLC, a little time to repair, a lot of inspirat

CNN projects marijuana tax revenue for every U.S. state

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

How much would legalizing marijuana help with state budget deficits? CNN breaks down the projected tax revenue for each state.

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