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Wednesday, December 16, 2009



Female To Try Improbable Quest – Rowing the Atlantic Ocean

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 06:10 PM PST

Any number of catastrophes could befall Katie Spotz in the next three months. She knows them all, and will rattle off all the potential and likely issues that could arise when she's by herself, surrounded by the nothingness of the Atlantic Ocean…

Ronaldinho is a Freak When it Comes to Juggling the Ball

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 06:10 PM PST

New FIFA 10 commercial shows the best soccer players in the world trying to juggle the ball with a blindfold on....guess who's the best?

Truecolor (COMIC)

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 06:10 PM PST

You can never have too big of a box.

Thomson, Ill.: Bring on the Terrorists

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 06:01 PM PST

Locals aren't afraid, they want the jobs.

15 Greatest Mindless Movie Explosions

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 06:00 PM PST

These 15 films show that some explosions are best left out of the script entirely, if not at least downgraded a few notches.

Man Attacked by Rabid Bobcat StranglesIt With His Bare Hands

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:50 PM PST

Officials at the Arizona Game and Fish Department say a Yavapai County man was attacked by a rabid bobcat on Monday. Rather than panic, he strangled it with his bare hands.

If We Got to Choose the Best Picture nominees ...

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:50 PM PST

This year, for the first time since 1943, there will be 10 Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards. We'd rather pick who should be nominated, though. No wild left-field choices that have absolutely zero chance of scoring a nod; these are the 10 films we want to see compete..

Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers for Next Season

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

Wide Receiver rankings are based on PPR leagues (point per reception) that reward 1 pt. per 10 yards rushing/receiving and 6 pts. per TD rushing/receiving.

Yes, we messed it up, but if you act smart - we will kill u!

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:30 PM PST


Dog Poops During Live News Segment (Video)

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:30 PM PST

As Triumph the Insult Comic Dog would say, 'This is a great news program...for me to poop on!'

Fired Chicago DJ Slams Bosses In Profanity-Laden Rap

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:20 PM PST

Chicago radio personality Jonathan Brandmeier, who was let go November 30 by classic rock station WLUP, has struck back with a scathingly-profane video called Johnny B. The Unemployed Radio Mo Fo, in which he blasts his ex- bosses with gusto.

EU drops Microsoft browser charges with agreement on 'ballot

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:10 PM PST

The EU's Competition Commission has dropped its anti-trust case following agreement on a 'ballot screen' that will offer users a choice of browsers

Colbert Performs 'Empire State of Mind' with Alicia Keys

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

Jigga WHO??

Where You Can Marry Your Cousin [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

Marrying your cousin is illegal in 25 states. But you can do it in the rest of the country, including Washington D.C.

Charting a Typical Glenn Beck Broadcast

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

America is like a beautiful woman he swoons over with no thought of himself, and the socialist warlocks in Washington are like Ted Bundy if he were a less attentive lover.

Is This Thing On? [PIC]

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST


Virgin Galactic signs Spandau Ballet to perform in space

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Sir Richard Branson, the flamboyant adventurer and CEO of Virgin Galactic, has hired British rockers Spandau Ballet to become the first band to play in space.

'Simpsons' 20th Anniversary Poster Has It All (pic)

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST


10 Years After Y2K -- Stories From the IT Battlegrounds

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

It was a fear fest of epic proportions. Magazine headlines predicted that the end of the world would shortly befall us. They told harrowing tales of feral computer systems going awry the minute the clock struck midnight on January 1st, 2000--planes would fall from the sky, power grids would fail and the global economy would crash.

Views from inside U.S Military Machines

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST


10 worst phrases to use at office

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:33 PM PST

By Frances Cole Jones, author of "The Wow Factor"

Newly-Discovered Planet Could Be A Watery World

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:31 PM PST

The planet orbits a red dwarf star 40 light-years from our Earth, and its surface may be covered in water. But scientists say conditions on this planet would probably be too extreme to support life as we know it on Earth.

Mapping the God of Sperm

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

One of the Midwest's most prolific sperm donors may hold the key to understanding how genes affect our health.

2010: The Year Of Better Wii Games?

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:29 PM PST

The Wii had a good 2009, thanks to the arrival of Nintendo fan-pleasing releases like Punch-Out!! and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. But 2010 should one-up this year's showing thanks to Nintendo and third-party publishers.

Republicans, Religion and the Triumph of Unreason

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:28 PM PST

Something strange has happened in America in the nine months since Barack Obama was elected. It has best been summarized by the comedian Bill Maher: "The Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved to a mental hospital."

Seven Things You Didn't Know About the 2010 Tesla Roadster

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

The Tesla Roadster is fast and mighty fancy. Here are 7 things you didn't know about it - unless you are a true Tesla enthusiast of course.

The best office gift ever! [Pic]

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST


Ribbed... For Her Pleasure

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST


The Benefits of a Successful Singularity

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

Who doesn't love artificial intelligence?

Hollywood Fact Check: The Science Behind Avatar

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

James Cameron, who has served as an adviser to NASA to investigate a camera for a Mars mission, is known for taking the science in his flicks very seriously. So how did he do? Here we check on some of the movie's scientific bona fides with top researchers in their respective fields to see where artistic license and scientific plausibility meld.

Nearly half of Detroit's workers are unemployed

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

Despite an official unemployment rate of 27 percent, the real jobs problem in Detroit may be affecting half of the working-age population, thousands of whom either can't find a job or are working fewer hours than they want. As much as 45 percent of the labor force has been affected by the downturn.

Cherrypal Launches $99 Computer

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

Cherrypal surprised most of the technology industry by announcing the CherryPal Africa, a $99 computer. The Africa uses either Windows CE or Linux.

A 'Gitmo' in Illinois

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:19 PM PST

President Obama has ordered the federal government to acquire an underused state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terror suspects now held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Woman Delivers Baby in Toilet, Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:11 PM PST

A newborn boy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is expected to fully recover after being born into a toilet by his mother who says she didn't know she was pregnant...

Bush officials spread bogus rumor blaming Gore on Bin Laden

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 02:09 PM PST

White House emails reveal that top Bush Justice Department officials circulated a memo falsely blaming Al Gore for U.S. failure to get Osama bin Laden. The apocryphal story, already debunked on snopes.com, was forwarded internally to administration personnel by John Ashcroft's deputy chief of staff, David M. Israelite.

Top 10 Space Stories of the Decade [PICS]

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

There is little doubt that the last ten years have been momentous for space science. For some of the most profound moments, here are the Discovery News choices for the Top 10 space stories of the decade.

Lucas Loses Stormtrooper Lawsuit. Helmets 'Not Works Of Art'

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

George Lucas should have used the Force rather than lawyers to pursue a British designer who sculpted the original Stormtrooper helmets in the first 'Star Wars'...

If The Real World Was Like Facebook

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

What happens on Facebook, would get you punched in real life.

Shaun Of The Dead Cast Reunion Photoshoot!

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Watch as Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright, the team behind Shaun of the Dead, hit the stage suited, booted and cracking so many jokes that the undead legions (lovely volunteers comprised of TF staff and friends) were breaking character and laughing so hard the photographer couldn't get a shot.

Newsrooms Don't Need More Conservatives

Posted: 16 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST

What's important is the willingness to hold power accountable.

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