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Saturday, February 20, 2010



5 Greatest Moments in "The Final Countdown" History [videos]

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Few songs are as epic and iconic as Europe's "The Final Countdown". This post counts down the five greatest (and funniest) moments in the history of others interpreting this classic song, starting out with a memorable moment from the eternally underrated "Arrested Development".

America's Drunkest Cities

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Overdose on almost any medicine, and it can go from balm to bomb in an instant. A couple glasses of wine each day? Liquid fix-it for your heart. A bottle before bed? You might end up like the folks in Fresno. Is your city sloshed? Find out with our statistical sobriety checkpoint

Las Vegas hotel unveils Elvis Presley extravaganza

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Three decades after Elvis Presley took his last bow on the Las Vegas Strip, where he once reigned as king, the magicians of Cirque du Soleil have tried to summon back the power of this supreme entertainer in a show titled, "Viva Elvis."

Tired of your usual breakfast? Try Nintendo DS Toast (Pic)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

This is the best breakfast ever, or at least for a Nintendo fanboy.

Ten iPhone Apps for the Pathetically Lazy

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

And for good measure they're all overpriced.

A Visual Tool to Track Olympic Tweets (Video)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

As Twitter's user base continues to grow, the signal-to-noise ratio can become increasingly difficult to sift through. Twitter's new media team has been working to solve this problem — particularly during major current events like the Super Bowl, the Oscars, and the State of the Union address — by creating data visualizations based on the chatter..

Google: An Electric Company?

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Internet search engine and global tech giant, Google Inc., has officially entered the electric utility game, although don't expect to be writing a monthly check to Google for your electric bill any time soon.

RIAA DMCA's Sites it Recruited to Promote Music

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Clearly, the record labels could have and should have done more to avoiding filing against those they recruited to push out their works.

This is the Lombardi Trophy. Made of bacon. Hello, delicious

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

I think this is what they give you when you win the Super Bowl, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, a Pulitzer, the Nobel Prize for Math, a Daytime Emmy, the Australian Open, an AVN Award and the UFC Middleweight Championship, all in the same year.

Trip Wire Decoy and Lotion Prank (Video)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

Sometimes the simplest prank can also be the most ingenious: his buddy steps over the trip wire and right onto the slick patch of kitchen floor.

GE Sponsors Digg's Entire Health Section

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

Digg is one of the first social media communities to really take sponsorships and advertising to the next level.

UCSD TV Program Calls Black Students "Ungrateful N-----s"

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

UCSD's SRTV allegedly aired a program late Thursday night showing students calling those who stood up about the Compton Cookout party "ungrateful n----s." According to the source, a note was also found on the TV studio floor that read "Compton lynching party." That note was turned over to police.

McDonald's A-Z: Food around the world [PICS]

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

The food McDonald's serves around the world may be different from what you're used to ordering. Here's a journey of food from A-Z, one country per letter. Well, for the most part.

Study: Optimists Less Likely to Get Heart Disease

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

First study to find such a strong link between positive emotions and a lower risk of heart disease...revealing the potentially damaging effects of pessimistic thoughts and long-term negativity.

The Secret World of Private BitTorrent Trackers

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

Somewhere on the web is the ultimate music site. It has virtually every album, EP and single ever released in a variety of high-quality formats with insanely fast download speeds. You're probably not allowed in.

They say it's not the camera, it's the photographer...(Pic)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

I say, it's not the photographer, it's the lens. Image and quote originally posted by Leo Laporte on Google Buzz.

Neighbors “mistakenly” loot dying old woman’s house

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 01:00 PM PST

People are scum. For concrete evidence, take a look at this story of an elderly woman who collapsed, was put on life support and, within 24 hours, had her neighbors dividing up her possessions and taking them all.

Women's hockey: How to catch North America?

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST

Peter Elander speaks five languages yet needs only a few terse words of English to explain why his Swedish women's hockey team can't catch North America.

Wasabi Smoke Alarm Wakes up the Deaf

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 12:20 PM PST

Next to not being able to listen to music, one can imagine that one of the worst aspects of being deaf is the inability to hear warning signs. Thankfully, Air Water Safety Service, a fire extinguisher company based out of Kobe, Japan, and Seems, a bioventure in Tokyo, have developed a device that warns the deaf of impending fire that isn't ...

Amazing White Tiger: Underwater Roar & Om Nom Nom Nom (PICS)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 12:20 PM PST

Like all cats, most tigers hate the water. Not Odin. Odin can't get enough of the water. At Six Flag's in Vallejo, this beautiful Bengal tiger dives into the pool for chunks of meat. He likes it wet and wild!

Microsoft's EU browser ballot approved, arrives March 1

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 12:10 PM PST

The browser selection ballot, Microsoft's answer to the EU's Competition Commission, is finally complete. It will be pushed out on Windows Update over the next few weeks.

Dating Priorities (PIC)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 12:10 PM PST

Know them.

10 Bygone (or rejected) Academy Awards Categories

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 11:50 AM PST

The Academy Awards are coming up in a few weeks, which means another long awards ceremony to sit through… if you're inclined to sit through those things, I mean (I am). But we really shouldn't complain too much – the awards could be much longer if the Academy accepted every category submitted by the public or never got rid of the outdated ones.

Super Bowl Ads in Perspective [Graphic]

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

The following graphic compares the cost of advertising in this year's Super Bowl with other newsworthy, or just generally noteworthy, expenditures.

Identical Twins Are Not Truly Identical

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 11:30 AM PST

Identical twins look alike and share the same DNA, but they aren't completely identical. Some of the differences can be caused by the environment. But a new study says the differences can also depend on which genes are switched on, and which aren't.

France Sells America 3.6M Gallons Phony Pinot, No Complaints

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 11:10 AM PST

A group of French wine brokers were convicted of selling to E. & J. Gallo 3.57 million gallons of red wine from the Languedoc that it falsely called pinot noir but in fact was made from a much less expensive grape. The defense asserted "Not a single American consumer complained''

Canada's Montgomery slides to gold in skeleton

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 11:00 AM PST

Jon Montgomery has a maple leaf and "Canada" tattooed above his heart. The redhead with the scruffy beard and penchant for speed, won the Olympic gold medal in men's skeleton on Friday night, snatching it away from Latvia's Martins Dukurs, who had been nearly flawless during three heats, but made a critical mistake within feet of the finish.

Alcohol Brings People Together [pic]

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 10:50 AM PST

An ice cold beer can mend any rivalry...

Reid Will Push For Public Option Through Reconciliation

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 10:30 AM PST

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Friday afternoon that he would work with other Democrats and the White House to pass a public option through reconciliation if that's the legislative path the party chooses.

Muslim group wants government to call plane attack terrorism

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 10:30 AM PST

A leading Muslim advocacy group is pushing government officials to call the suicide plane crash in Texas "an act of terror," saying that if a Muslim had been flying the plane there would be no hesitancy to call it terrorism.

Sean Penn charged with assault

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 10:03 AM PST

The Hollywood film star and director Sean Penn has been charged with battery and vandalism after being accused of kicking a photographer.

St. Louis Mayor Duct-Tapes Mouth for Gay Rights on Census

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 10:00 AM PST

"The fact is that few federal surveys record any information whatsoever about LGBT people," said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay this week. With duct tape over his mouth, and "NO H8" written on his left cheek, the 54-year-old straight politician appears to be smiling behind his statement.

Open letter to Google: free On2 VP8 , and use it on YouTube!

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:50 AM PST

Now that Google has purchased video codec maker On2, they should make On2's VP8 a free format, and use YouTube's clout to make the format a global standard. Read our open letter to Google. This move would be so amazing for free software and the web!

Hilary Duff Engaged to Hockey Player

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:37 AM PST

It's official: Hilary Duff is engaged to her hockey player boyfriend Mike Comrie.

Tiger Woods Announces Return To Sex

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:30 AM PST

In an announcement highly anticipated by sex fans around the world, Tiger Woods told a small gathering of reporters, family, and lovers Friday that the most dominant fornicator on the planet would soon return to sex.

Blue Marble: Looking Back at Earth from Space (PICS)

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:30 AM PST

This image of earth was captured as ESA's Rosetta comet chaser approached Earth for the third and final swingby. Three images with an orange, green, and blue filter were combined to create this one.

Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:23 AM PST

Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, a four-star general who served as a top adviser to three presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own, died Saturday of complications from an infection, his family said. He was 85.

Nintendo's Secret Pokemon Game: Kimjongil Pokemon

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:10 AM PST


Rewriting Science: Is the Universe Actually a Multiverse?

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 09:00 AM PST

Thanks to advanced cosmological technology, we may be on the verge of changing the way we see life, the universe, and everything. According to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, we may be edging nearer and nearer to a new Copernican revolution – one that will push us to see our Universe as a Multiverse.

Turn Any Web Site Into Music

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 08:50 AM PST

Type-in a Web site URL and it scans the words, removes all the non musical letters, and makes "music" out of whatever's left

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