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Sunday, February 7, 2010



The Land Where Electric Bikes Rule

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

China, the world's bicycle kingdom - one for every three inhabitants - is going electric. Workers weary of crammed public transport are upgrading to battery-powered bikes and scooters. Even some who can afford cars are ditching them to avoid traffic jams and expensive gasoline.

No, You Titan Yours...

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST


Iran's president orders higher enrichment of uranium

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered Iran's atomic chief on Sunday to enrich the country's uranium to 20 percent. The move is seen as a fresh challenge to Western powers trying to rein in Tehran's galloping nuclear drive.

This is better than mud wrestling! This is a nerds dream.

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

Every hetero male SW fan's dream

China Doesn't Care About America

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Beijing shows little interest in the United States, except to complain, threaten, or refuse to work together on global problems.

Taylor Lautner To 'Stretch' Into Latest Role

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Taylor Lautner has been cast in the title role of 'Stretch Armstrong,' Universal Pictures confirmed to Access Hollywood.

How much you want to play your Video Games (graph)

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Live Webcast Goes Wrong (VID)

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST


Dicko Dickson Eliminated Drink & Dessert Now He Looks Diesel

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

"I feel a bit stupid that I didn't do it sooner," said the new streamlined Dicko. The Australian Idol judge said "You look at yourself (in the mirror) and you realise the only reason I've got this big floppy gut and floppy man boobs is that I was just too lazy to do anything about it." Dicko looks divine.

Fritz Lang: Behind the Scenes with a Master Sci-Fi Filmmaker

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

A behind the scenes look at the "Master Of Darkness", Fritz Lang.

Can Toyota Digg its way out of recall crisis?

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

At a hastily-called news conference in Nagoya on Feb. 5, Akio Toyoda — Toyota president and grandson of the company's legendary founder Kiichiro Toyoda — bowed deeply in remorse before a gaggle of Japanese photographers. He then, dutifully, uttered phrases like "personal responsibility," "deeply regretted," and "very sorry."

Mega Taco [PIC]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST


Warren Sapp Arrested for Domestic Battery

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 03:26 PM PST

Former NFL star Warren Sapp was arrested by Miami Beach police this afternoon and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

12" Snowfall [Timelapse GIF]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST


Snowpocalypse '10 Empties Grocery Stores [pics]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

Washington DC is forecast to get 20 to 28 inches of snow. Naturally, the capitol is preparing for the impending blizzard by hoarding Lunchables, half & half and Chunky Monkey.

Best Use of Mac Genie Effect. EVER [Pic]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST


PayPal stops personal payments & bank withdrawals in India

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

PayPal is reversing personal payments to and from India, charging users reversal fees. PayPal won't allow balance to be transferred to banks. So typical of PayPal no reasons given.

George Will: How to Get the Country to Solvency

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

Some calamities -- the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11 -- have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America's Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.

Super Mario Land Rap (Video)

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:00 PM PST

8-Bit Duane drops a phat beat in honor of Super Mario Land, the original Game Boy Mario game from 1989.

UN to discuss Air Traffic Control for outer space

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 12:40 PM PST

An international air traffic control for outer space should be set up to prevent damage to satellites and spacecraft orbiting the Earth, according to proposal to be discussed at the United Nations next week.

I thought of killing myself, says climate scandal professor

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 12:20 PM PST

THE scientist at the centre of the climategate email scandal has revealed that he was so traumatised by the global backlash against him that he contemplated suicide.

NASA's Chief Backs Plan Privatizing Astronaut Travel

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 12:00 PM PST

About 50 years ago, NASA introduced its first seven astronauts — the famous Mercury Seven. On Tuesday, the head of NASA introduced another seven people he called "space pioneers."

In Search of the "Original Cougar"

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 11:50 AM PST

Demi may have popularized it, but did Canadian Patricia Mumford inadvertently spark the cougar trend?

The world's most precise clock

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now the world's most precise clock, more than twice as precise as the previous pacesetter. The new aluminum clock would neither gain nor lose one second in about 3.7 billion years.

Battle of the Bulge Soldier finally receives Purple Hearts

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

A decorated Houston soldier who survived the Battle of the Bulge in World War II is now receiving more recognition - a Purple Heart with three oak clusters. He was wounded four times and held by Nazis, but his fight to set things right isn't over."He is proof that they are truly the greatest generation," said Congressman Ted Poe

ChatRoulette: Future of the Internet or Its Distant Past?

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 11:10 AM PST

The first time I entered ChatRoulette—a new website that brings you face-to-face, via webcam, with an endless stream of random strangers all over the world—I was primed for a full-on Walt Whitman experience: an ecstatic surrender to the miraculous variety and abundance of humankind.

10 Most Sinister Abandoned Mental Asylums [PICS]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 11:00 AM PST

Abandoned buildings of all descriptions seem haunted by the ghosts of their past – but when the ghosts are the souls of those declared clinically insane and sectioned, the place is likely to hold more bad memories than most.

Sometimes an inability to read English is good for business

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 10:30 AM PST


Breaking News: Connecticut blast causes 'mass casualties

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 10:18 AM PST

The blast happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Kleen Power Plant in Middletown, a suburb of Hartford.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pete Rozelle

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 10:00 AM PST

You know the stories of the great players who have shaped the Super Bowl, but how well do you know the man who made the big game possible? Pete Rozelle spent 29 years as the NFL's commissioner, so in honor of the Super Bowl, let's take a look at a few things you might not know about him.

Vintage Palin Moment: She Reads Answers Off Her Handprompter

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 09:40 AM PST

The Vintage Palin moment occurred when she sat down to answer questions from the Tea Partiers at the convention in Nashville, which apparently had been pre-screened. So, she had a chance to study up prior to this moment. And yet, she actually consulted notes scrawled in her hand while fishing around for the answer.

A Total Original, and the Best Speed Skater in the World

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 09:20 AM PST

Shani Davis. He won't train with his teammates. He cultivates slights more than his public image. He doesn't care about money. And that may be why he's the best speed skater in the world.

G7 nations pledge to cancel debts with quake-hit Haiti

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 09:00 AM PST

The world's leading industrialised nations have pledged to write off the debts that Haiti owes them, following a devastating earthquake last month.

Which Organs Aren't Vital, and How Much Can I Get For Them?

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 08:40 AM PST

Now, black-market organ dealers don't do a great job of filing taxes, but here are some prices based on rumored deals and reports from the World Heath Organization. In India, a kidney fetches around $20,000. In China, buyers will pay $40,000 or more. A good, healthy kidney from Israel goes for $160,000.

Vladimir Putin Never Looked So Good [Pic]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 08:30 AM PST


World's Biggest Snake Ate New Prehistoric Croc Species

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 08:10 AM PST

A new, unusually small species of ancient croc found in Colombia was likely no match for the largest snake ever to slither across the Earth, a new study says.

Manu Ginobili Goes Five-hole on Juwan Howard [Video]

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 07:40 AM PST

Manu Ginobili is one crafty veteran. And by using that craftiness he embarrasses his fellow NBA'ers on the court from time to time. Latest victim: Juwan Howard of the Blazers...

Rice, Smith Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 07:10 AM PST

Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little and John Randle were selected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Smoke The Bigots Out Of The Closet

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 06:50 AM PST

After Adm. Mike Mullen called for gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, a curious silence befell the right.

Brazilian Commentator Faints On Live Television (Video)

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 06:20 AM PST

It is no secret that at times the job of a commentator may be even more difficult than it looks.

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