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Thursday, February 11, 2010



Markets force Merlin to postpone £2bn flotation

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Merlin Entertainments – the owner of the London Eye and Madame Tussauds - has abandoned plans for a £2bn stock market flotation in the face of growing market volatility.

Racist anti-Kansas State T-Shirts Get Pulled From Shelves

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

A Kansas retailer finally pulled the "Frank Martin Mows My Lawn" T-Shirt. (Kansas State head basketball coach Frank Martin is of Cuban descent) Yeah, it's about time guys.

Old Nintendo System & 5 Games Sells for $13,105 on eBay

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Another eBay seller has stumbled onto a small fortune with the listing of an old Nintendo system and 5 other games which includes the original: Mario/Duck Hunt, Mario 3, Turtles 2, 'MLB' and Family Fitness Stadium Events.

Man vs. Automobile

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

It's no surprise that both human and automobiles require a certain amount of fuel to function... this is just a cool way to compare a gallon of gas to a pint of Guinness!

15-Year-Old Girl Beaten While Security Guards Watch [w/ VID]

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

She's 15 years old, waiting for a bus and on the lookout for a group of 10 teens who just harassed her at Macy's. When she first notices the group coming for her, the victim instinctively stands next to one of three male security guards. Unfortunately for her, these guys are contract workers, and they're only allowed to "observe and report".

60% of Australians Say They Don't Look at Internet Porn

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

Sixty per cent – including almost half of those aged 18 to 29 – said they had never seen it, in the survey conducted for ABC program Hungry Beast.

'Baby' The Elephants First Exposure To Zoo Public [pic's]

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

This three-week-old elephant calf was making her first public appearance at Melbourne Zoo.

12 Celebrity Plastic Surgeries Gone Wrong (Pics)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

While many of these celebs undergo plastic surgery in order to transform into a better and more desirable version of themselves (well a tighter, bigger breasted, fuller-lipped version of themselves), sometimes the results are anything but desirable.

Millionaire gives up fortune to be Happy

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Karl Rabeder, Austrian tycoon, is giving away every penny of his 3 million fortune after realizing his riches were making him unhappy.

The Ten Best Movies of 2010 - That's Right, 2010

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

Anyone can make a ten best movies of 2009 list. Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, Star Trek, Up in the Air, The Hurt Locker, yadda, yadda, yadda. That's easy. But it's much harder to make predictions (i.e. reckless guesses) about what are going to be the best movies of NEXT year. Here are some very real candidates for the top 10 films of 2010.

Elliðaey... (pic)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST


Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million (Confirmed)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Google has acquired social search service Aardvark for around $50 million.

14 Worst Onstage Music Meltdowns

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

From John Mayer's teary apology to U2's malfunctioning giant lemon, no musician is immune to the catastrophe of the onstage meltdown.

The most dangerous Olympics ever?

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Brain injury, shredded knee, fractured neck and paralysis are some of the injuries athletes have suffered just trying to qualify for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Marines push 'The Breacher' against Taliban lines

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:58 PM PST

The Breachers, metal monsters that look like a tank with a cannon, carry a 15-foot (4.5-meter) -wide plow supported by metallic skis that glide on the dirt, digging a safety lane through the numerous minefields laid by the Taliban.

Former President Bill Clinton Rushed to New York Hospital

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Former President Bill Clinton was rushed to a New York hospital late this afternoon, according to ABC News.

St. Louis Rams To Be Sold To Illinois Businessman

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Rams owners have entered into a signed agreement to sell the team to Shahid Khan, an Urbana, Ill., businessman who's an enthusiastic fan and will keep the team in St. Louis.

18 Fantastic Finds for Beer Lovers [Pics]

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST


Did Glenn Beck set up Texas candidate Debra Medina?

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:17 PM PST

Explosive information hit the radio airwaves today as it was revealed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina appeared to confirm in an interview that she is a so-called '9/11 truther.' The interview was conducted by Glenn Beck on the radio today.

Orange You Glad You Came? (Pic)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

And you thought your day was rough.

Lack of Health Care vs. Terrorism [Infographic]

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Which Kills More? You'd be surprised at just how the numbers stack up

White House Launches Report Card on Government Openness

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Yesterday, the U.S. unveiled the Open Government Dashboard, a report card for government agencies. The Dashboard makes it easy to see how the various agencies are progressing on initiatives to provide valuable data, maintain the integrity of that data, & perform basic services like hosting a publicly accessible Web site. Obama rated highly.

Activision-Blizzard Profits hit $113m in 2009

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

The mega-western publisher profited $113 million in 2009 after posting a net loss of $107 million in 2008.

Stephen Colbert heads to Olympics for medals and mockery

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

:Like many of the athletes vying for gold in Vancouver, Stephen Colbert's Olympic training has been eventful.. He has already auditioned for the U.S. bobsled, skating and curling teams.

Strangest McFoods from around the World

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

McDonald's is ubiquitous worldwide. It's not just Americans who are lovin' it. But since tastes in fast food differ from place to place? So does the McFood being offered.

1200 Year-Old Tree Saved by King Henry II Succumbs to Winter

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

The Great Oak had a circumference of 34 ft and dated from the 9th century. According to legend, in 1165 King Henry II, preparing to meet Owain Gwynedd in the Battle of Crogen, commanded his men to clear Ceiriog Woods but ordered the Great Oak to be spared. Unfortunately, the oak could not survive this year's usually wet and cold Welch winter.

Holy ***** this Guy Is Excited (Video)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

Feeling down? This Italian sports announcer will make you laugh.

Report: Hundreds Forced Into Labor, Sex in Ohio

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday.

Thats True (PIC)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST


Iran is now a 'nuclear state' says Ahmadinejad as thousands

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:53 PM PST

Today Ahmadinejad told scores of cheering Iranians that the Islamic Republic is capable of producing weapons-grade uranium.

Martian Dune Mystery Solved by Bouncing Sand Grains

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

Once Martian sand grains hop, they don't stop. That's the conclusion of a new study that finds sand can move on Mars without much windy encouragement.

Jamaica's Olympic Runnings not Cool this year

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

Jamaica's bid to have its bobsled team compete in this month's Olympics has come up short. The list of nations who qualified and entered bobsled events at the Vancouver Games failed to include Jamaica — which had spent the last few weeks hoping that a slot opened in the field.

Japan apologizes for colonial rule of Korea - CNN.com

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada on Thursday apologized to South Korea for the more than three decades when Japan ruled over Korea, calling the time a "tragic incident."

Parent TV Group Freaks out over Stern Judging 'Idol' Rumor

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

The Parents Television Council has extended its broadcast TV neurosis to a new level: issuing press releases about events that have not happened.

The 5 Most Widely Believed WWII Facts (That Are *****)

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

They say history is written by the winners, but the truth is even stranger than that. In reality history is often written by popular opinion, or wishful thinking, or crass politics. And most of the time, it's straight *****.

Valentine's Day: By the Numbers [Infographic]

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

Billions are spent annually on flowers, candy, jewelry, balloons and cards for Valentine's Day, making it one of the sweetest days of the year for many retailers.

Is this the coolest iPhone accessory ever made?

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

No, we don't know what this is going to cost, nor do we know when it will ship other than "in 2010," but if you have your geek on, you're going to want one of these.

5 Hopes for a More Social Gmail

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 01:00 PM PST

Google on Tuesday is reportedly going to unveil a new social service that will incorporate a stream of "media and status updates" into Gmail.

New Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car | evo

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 12:53 PM PST

Pics of Porsche 911 GT3 hybrid racing car

Where William Faulkner got his characters

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 12:50 PM PST

The author William Faulkner appears to have drawn the names of characters and other inspiration from a plantation diary just discovered by scholars.

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