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Wednesday, January 20, 2010



This is Why I'm Scared of Surfing! [PICS]

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

When Fergal Smith dropped in on a monster barrel two miles off the coast of Perth in Western Australia, he little realised he was also dropping in on a monster of another kind. Other surfers' shaves with man-eating sharks are closer still.

The Four Most Annoying U.S. Accents (W/ VIDS)

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Most of us have at least one accent that sets our nerves on edge. Though taste is subjective, these four seem to be the biggest offenders.

52 Photos of a Poisonous, Abandoned Factory: Enter & Die

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

This building is out of order! You are not allowed to enter because you may DIE! Welcome the mercury poisoned, abandoned Polam Philips factory in Poland.

Letterman: Leno Always Shows Up At Scene Of The Crime (vid)

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Letterman committed an hilarious chunk of his monologue to trashing Leno and NBC...

Rebuilding Haiti Faces Special Challenges Others Have Not

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

An MIT urban design expert explains why devastated cities are nearly always rebuilt — but why Haiti faces special challenges to reconstruction.

EFF: Takedown Hall Of Shame Grows

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Today, we're inducting four more would-be censors into the pantheon of speech bullies.

The Science, History and Future of Devistating Earthquakes

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Earthquakes happen every day by the hundreds, most of them too weak or remote to affect many people. But all that seismic noise is helping hide the risk of catastrophic quakes, which have been periodically surprising us throughout human history. Here's a look at why such tremors happen and where the next one might strike.

8 Hilarious Brain Farts (That Endangered National Security)

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Little national security mistakes happen all the time. Also, some huge, laugh-out-loud ridiculous ones.

Boy, 5, pulled alive from rubble in Haiti

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

A 5-year-old boy was pulled alive from a collapsed home, eight days after a 7.0-magnitude quake devastated Haiti.

68-Year-Old Uses Stun-Gun To Rob Own Bank, Gets Arrested

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

If anyone out there is compiling a list of pitfalls for bank robbers, you might add robbing your own bank to the list. Meet the "stun-gun bandit."

Democrats point fingers after stunning loss

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Even before the polls closed on Tuesday night, Democrats were distancing themselves from Democrat Martha Coakley and blaming her lackluster campaign for her stunning loss in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.

5 Reasons Science ♥ Google

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Scientists have begun tapping into Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google News to monitor volcanoes, find fossils, and track infectious diseases.

Hitler's One-Nuttedness: An Analysis

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

Armchair psychologists, take your seats.

Brain structure predicts ability to learn video games

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Researchers can predict your performance on a video game simply by measuring the volume of specific structures in your brain, a multi-institutional team reports this week.

Bethesda Files for Redactions to Hide In-Development MMORPG

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Maryland-based publisher Bethesda filed to redact court statements relating to their parent company Zenimax's investments into an unannounced MMO. The statements were made in their recent legal battles with Interplay and its development of a Fallout MMO (dubbed Project V13).

Sadly Conan's Guest List Hints He Will End Show This Friday

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:46 PM PST

In the strongest indication yet that Friday indeed will mark Conan O'Brien's final "Tonight Show," a list of the booked guests for the rest of this week released Tuesday

10 Things Not To Say At Wedding

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

A wedding is an auspicious event that not only celebrates a union of two people, but joins two families together as well. On this happy occasion, a wrong comment, even if its said as a joke, can have a lasting impact on the whole marriage, turning it into an eternal tiff rather than eternal bliss.

Why We Slip On Icy Pavements

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

The interplay between static and kinetic friction is what causes people to slip on icy pavements. It also sheds some light on earthquakes, such as that which devastated Haiti.

NASA wants your Mars photo target ideas

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

NASA today said it would begin accepting public photo shoot suggestions for the cutting edge camera onboard its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

British bobsleigh rider bursting Lycra suit! (VIDEO)

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Shots of British bobsleigh rider Gillian Cooke bursting her skin-tight Lycra suit during a world championship event in Switzerland has become an internet hit.

*CONFIRMED* Photo Of Apple's Tablet Computer

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST


Why So Serious? 19 Weirdest Joker Impersonations

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

From network sitcoms to homemade political satire, the Joker's iconic face has popped up just about everywhere.

Is "Excessive Photography" A Threat To Public Safety?

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Signs recently posted by the Chicago Transit Authority encourage commuters to report "excessive photography/filming" to authorities. In fact, the signs suggest that photographers are just as much of a threat to safety as "unattended packages" and "noxious smells or smoke."

Bank of America sees $194m loss

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Wall Street giant Bank of America reports a net loss of $194m in the last three months of 2009.

$2 Golf Ball Not Worth Losing Your Arm to a Gator (PICS)

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Some folks will do anything to regain possession of that lost golf ball, unfortunately this man wasn't that lucky.

A Field Guide to Videogame Frustration

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Sadistic game designers have weaved their tapestry of pain and aggravation for too long. If it saves just one console from being pitched out of the window to the street below, it will all have been worth contracting "Gamer's Thumb" and "Castlevania Cramp".

IPCC officials admit mistake over melting Himalayan glaciers

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:07 PM PST

Senior members of the UN's climate science body admit a claim that Himalayan glaciers could melt away by 2035 was unfounded

Blame the Left for Massachusetts

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

The Democrats' overreaching liberal policies are to blame for Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts, according to Lanny Davis, who worked in the Clinton administration.

Does Pot Mean No Payday for Tim Lincecum?

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Perhaps Lincecum is lucky he plays for a team in pot-friendly NorCal and not, say, an image-conscious franchise in Red State USA

Hotel chain offers human bed warmers

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

A hotel chain is employing human bed warmers to help guests get a good night's sleep.

Nintendo: DSi XL is Not Just For Old People.

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Nintendo's James Honeywell disproves the claims that the bigger redesigned DSi XL is only for the elderly.

Conan: NBC 'sons of goats who eat money and crap trouble'

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Conan bashes NBC in his latest monologue..

Sister Bear is Such a Bitch Sometimes (PIC)

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST


Hey, that's not Joan of Arc! It's a dead cat

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

How did the bones of two ancient Egyptian mummies -- one human, the other feline -- end up in a bottle that supposedly contained the remains of Joan of Arc?

Sony delays PS3 motion controller

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Sony delays the release of its highly anticipated motion controller for its PlayStation 3 console until the autumn of 2010.

Gorillaz new album; a lot of special guest singers

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn's cartoon creations reveal all about 'Plastic Beach'. Confirming the record's full tracklisting, the band also announced that the likes of Lou Reed, Mos Def, Mark E Smith, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, De La Soul and Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, while The Clash duo Mick Jones and Paul Simonon reunite on the title trac

Report: 2000s Warmest Decade on Record

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The 2000-2009 decade was the warmest on record, easily surpassing the previous hottest decade -- the 1990s -- researchers said Tuesday in a report providing fresh evidence that the planet may be warming at a potentially disastrous rate.

UConn BBall Coach Jim Calhoun Taking Leave Of Absence

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Jim Calhoun is taking an indefinite leave of absence because of undisclosed medical issues. This will be the 22nd time that Calhoun, who has beaten cancer multiple times, will have to miss all or part of a UConn game because of illness.

Collecting Crap: Gaming's Worst Collector's Editions

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Face it: You just threw your money down the drain.

Jim Cramer vs. Reality, Is this guy EVER right?

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

A few days ago, CNBC's financial guru predicts a huge surge in the stock market if Scott Brown wins the Mass. special election. Was he right?

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