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Friday, March 12, 2010



New photos of Beatles' John Lennon appear after 40 years

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST

Candid pictures of John Lennon which have never been seen in public have been found after being kept hidden in a photographer's drawer for more than 40 years.

Most Bizarre Photoshopped Animals

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

Ever seen a fish rhino before? Now you can say you have!

The Lowdown on Bike Types and How to Choose Your Ride

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

Likes Like shoes, it's wise to only buy a bike that fits properly. This means not only that the geometry of the frame suits your body, but also that gearing matches your pedaling power.

Korean War Veteran Builds Schools for his Former Enemies

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

Kim Chin-kyung was just 15 when he went to war in 1950, serving for the South Korean army. Many of the 800 soldiers in Kim's unit were killed by enemy fire. When a bullet hit Kim, he was sure he would be killed.

Conan O’Brien’s Chicago Shows Sell Out Immediately

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PST

When "The Tonight Show" debacle finally ended NBC ensured that Conan O'Brien will not be hosting another TV show until at least September 1st.

Calculation [comic]

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST


Monkeys Fighting! [w/ Pics]

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

The human affinity for monkeys and apes can easily be explained by our fascination with a species that is so much like us. When we see monkeys fighting, however, our empathy for the weaker one is overpowered by our admiration for the stronger fighter and his or her animalistic grace and ferociousness.

7 De Niro Sequel Ideas Worse Than "Midnight Run 2"

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

Does Midnight Run really need a sequel? Especially starring a 67-year old De Niro? We're not saying it'll definitely be terrible -- in fact, we can think of seven other De Niro films where a sequel would be a bigger travesty than whatever "Another Midnight Run" turns out to be.

Gabe Newell: Portal 2 is "The Best Game We've Ever Done"

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

Following this year's Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, 1UP were able to grab Valve's Gabe Newell for a brief chat about Portal 2, including his thoughts that Portal is the best game they've ever produced.

10 Most Prolific Killers of the Past 50 Years

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

Sadly, I've never heard of any of these serial killers before seeingthis infographic, yet many "well-known murderers" have achieved morenotoriety without such prolific killing numbers and statistics. Itmakes you wonder how these serial killers avoided the spotlight for solong.

Ground Zero Workers Reach $657 Million Settlement

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PST

A settlement of up to $657.5 million has been reached in the cases of thousands of rescue and cleanup workers at ground zero who sued the city over damage to their health. They said the settlement would compensate about 10,000 plaintiffs according to the severity of their illnesses and the level of their exposure to contaminants at the WTC site.

A Cub of a Different Color [Pics]

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PST

A momma jaguar named Lolo plays with her new cub at the JordanZoo. The mother is a melanistic, which is why her coat is black anddifferent from her spotted baby. You can tell by her face that she'sstill adjusting to being bitten…constantly

A 2nd Chance at Hot Rod History: 1967 Shelby GT500 Is Reborn

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

Back in 1965, Ford Motor Company and Carroll Shelby got together for the start of what would become a long-running—and often contentious—partnership to build high-performance Mustang-based muscle cars.

Lady Gaga Video Tackles Penis Rumor, Lesbian Prison Babes

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:44 PM PST

Lady Gaga's Telephone music video shows her addressing her penis rumor with burly prison lesbians who rip her clothes off.

New Mass Graves of Nazi Victims Found in Austria

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST

Two mass graves containing scores of people murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War have been found underneath an army football pitch in Austria, government officials said on Friday.

The Ten Best Names of Traditional Irish Dishes

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST

The Dublin Coddle: Not what you to do to the lovely barmaid in the alley behind the pub after a few too many pints of Guinness. Instead, a sort of stew of sausage and bacon with potatoes and onion.

$8K Bag of Weed Found in Goodwill Donation Bin

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST

One of the hallmarks of marijuana culture is the willingness of tokers to share their supply with others. But an incident in Boulder yesterday takes that generosity to a whole new level.

YouTube Guide: Best YouTube Tips, Hacks and Resources

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PST

This article aims to be a one-stop destination for all things YouTube. It covers numerous tricks, hacks, tools and apps for YouTube fans. The guide is long, detailed and informative.

Japanese Girl Trying To Be The US' First Female Pro Pitcher

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PST

18 year-old Eri Yoshida was the first woman drafted by a Japanese professional baseball team, and now she may be the first female pitcher to go pro in America.

Cincinnati Named Craziest U.S. City, SF Pissed

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

57 cities were judged based on the number of psychiatrists per capita, stress, eccentricity, and drinking.

9 Strange Athlete Superstitions

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

Professional athletes, by definition, are not normal. They spend their entire young lives in a fishbowl, alternately worshiped and torn down by an ever-braying chorus of onlookers. It should come as no surprise, then, that many jocks develop unusual coping mechanisms, quite often involving superstitions.

Christians Urged to Boycott Glenn Beck - The Caucus Blog - N

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

A liberal evangelical leader responds to the broadcaster's attack on churches that preach about social or economic justice.

Ice Diving In Kazakhstan

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Kaindy Lake is a unique place in Kazakhstan very famous among divers for its hidden underwater forest. Here is a story in pictures of five 'a little bit crazy' guys setting off to look for a good chance for ice diving.

Microsoft loses appeal in Word patent case

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

Microsoft has lost a second appeal in a case that will see it pay $240m (£160m) in damages to software firm i4i.

The Anatomy of an 80’s Action Movie

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

Growing up as a male in the 1980s, there was one thing that was definitely a staple of our viewing – the Action Movie. Did they kick ass? HELL YES. Were they formulaic? Totally. As a connoisseur of the 80s action movie, I've dissected and performed an autopsy to find out what makes the 80s movie tick.

Coconut Crabs: Nature's Worst Thing [PICS]

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PST

The absolute worst thing about coconut crabs? They ate Amelia Earhart. It's true! Recent discoveries suggest that coconut crabs ate her flesh and hoarded her bones in their crab burrows. Researchers hope that some of her remains can still be found in those crab burrows on Nikumaroro, the desert island where she died.

Oh No! Woman Drives With Lady Stuck in Windshield

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PST

Still in shock when she reached home four miles away.....

The Rules and Regulations of Social Internet.

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

Things you should know before entering the ostentatious world of Social Internet.

Stargate Atlantis Home Theater (PICS)

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

Stargate Atlantis home theatre is a specially designed theme theatre with special Visual and Acoustic effects. When you wave a hand at the Atlantis Logo at the entrance of the theatre, the doors automatically slide open just like the Star Wars.

Too Many Women Dying in U.S. While Having Babies

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PST

In a new report on pregnancy andchildbirth care in the U.S., Amnesty details the maternal health care crisisin this country as part of a systemic violation of women's rights

SXSW Film Preview: 13 Movies to Watch For

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PST

This year, SXSW's film portion runs March 12-20, and features movies from a host of categories, including headliners, spotlight premieres, films from the Lone Star state, the controversial midnighters (which tend to feature adult-themed topics) and a range of shorts, from live-action to animation.

We Bought A Toxic Asset; You Can Watch It Die

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PST

Remember those complicated bonds full of home mortgages? The ones that almost brought down the economy? A team of reporters with NPR's Planet Money used $1,000 of their own cash to buy a tiny piece of one — and plan to track it until it dies.

Apple vs HTC: The Real Purpose of Apple

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

Many experts are inclined to believe that Apple's lawsuit against HTC has another real purpose that is to somehow precipitate Google, whose Android operating system and smart phones based on it are becoming a real threat to the iPhone.

UK Unveils Plan for 250 MPH High Speed Train

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

The British government yesterday uncovered its plan for a $45 billion high speed rail corridor that would connect the cities of London and Birmingham, ultimately linking to the northern part of the country.

Five insights into the behaviors of social media users

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PST

Sometimes it's easy to think we know everything about your everyday Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or even mobile users. However, we managed to dig up a few tidbits about these people that piqued our interest.

Women on Pill May Live Longer

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST

Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are less likely to die of cancer and heart disease, a long-term study finds.

Dope-Fiend Monkey on Lam Since 2008--Now a Pop Culture Celeb

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PST

Not only has this monkey eluded capture since '08–and "enjoyed" all the drugged darts authorities have shot at him…But his antics have captured popular imagination – Facebook pages on him, growing fan base. Only thing left is his own (sure-to-come) reality TV series – maybe that'll finally lure him in…

Absent-Mindedness is a Middle-Aged Male Problem

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PST

Not, it seems, because they cannot be bothered to remember, according to a study from the Institute of Education, University of London

Virtual Economies - What Economists are Learning

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PST

Economists are beginning to ask, what if such broad economic policies could be tested first? Not on living, breathing, tax-paying citizens, mind you, but on goblins, wizards, and intergalactic space pirates.

Google's Own Stated List of Competitors Grows from 2 to 10

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PST

"Google sees an Internet far more crowded with competitors than just a year ago. At least, that's what the company is telling government regulators."

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