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Monday, March 15, 2010



No coming out of the closet for fasting woman

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 06:10 PM PDT

She locked herself in a closet to fast and pray. Her husband and family left her there until the 26th day, when they forced open the door and found her dead.

WHO'S the hottest woman of 2010? (PICS)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Enjoy guys... Pop Crunch 100 Hottest Women of 2010

Comic Book Characters You Do (And Don't) Want To Party With

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Every super-hero is different...partying-wise. Here, a suggested invite (and non-invite) list to your next blow-out party -- Power Girl and Hercules definitely "in"; Batman...some questions.

Indian Spice and Religious Powders Can Cause Lead Poisoning

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 05:50 PM PDT

A study published today in the journal Pediatrics said young children who regularly ingest some imported Indian spices may be exposed to lead -- a dangerous neurotoxin. In addition, some Indian ritual powders such as "Sindoor" comprise 47 to 64 percent lead, according to the study, and can be particularly dangerous when applied on young children.

Monster K Cup is Biggest Bra None

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Busty Brits can now buy the biggest bra ever seen on the high street - a colossal K-CUP dubbed "the windsock". Until now the largest bra on general sale was a giant G-cup, and bigger ladies had to use specialist shops. Supersize K-cup bras are now being stocked, as British breasts keep on growing.

Poll Finds Conservatives Increasingly Doubt Climate Change

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PDT

A new Gallup poll finds that overall, more Americans feel the media exaggerates the seriousness of climate change today than they did two years ago. Two-thirds of conservatives say its seriousness is overblown, up from half in 2008.

Study: Cash for Clunkers a Success for Obama, Auto Industry

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PDT

A new study concludes that last summer's government-funded "Cash For Clunkers" program didn't hurt car sales rates in future months, and in fact did just what it set out to do: get old, low-mileage cars off the road and stimulate auto sales in the U.S. An analysis by Maritz Research refutes one of...

You’re Leaving a Bacterial Fingerprint on Your Keyboard

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The bacterial communities that live on human skin may form a bacterial fingerprint on the items that you touch. In a new study led by microbiologists, researchers swabbed three different keyboards and nine mice for bacteria, then compared the genomic variation between the communities to deduce whose hands had been touching what.

30 Lost Photos of a Young Charles Barkley [Gallery]

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Charles Barkley has been in the spotlight for a long time. These photos, however, are extremely rare and have barely been seen before.

Do Americans Really Need 3D TV?

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

The unprecedented box office returns for Avatar and Alice inWonderland prove that the public has a strong appetite for immersiveviewing. The only remaining question is whether — given thespecialized glasses and occasional bouts of vertigo that come with it— they want 3D in their homes.

40% of Blackberry users willing to trade in for an iPhone

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

BlackBerry users tended to have fierce brand loyalty, but the iPhone is apparently changing that. And, while more BlackBerry users are planning to switch to an iPhone, Android-based devices are starting to garner more attention as well.

11 Awesome "Mario Bros" Creations (PICS)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

When Mario was first introduced, he was playing second fiddle to Donkey Kong and was just called "Jumpman." Lame. Now look at him. 30 years have passed and fans are still paying tribute to the portly plumber, bringing him (and his world) to life with their awesome creations.

More 12 Year Olds Huff Than Toke, Snort or Trip

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Don't worry about coke or pot, parents—but maybe you should start hiding those cans of spray paint from Jimmy, instead.

Toyota Declares 'Runaway Prius In San Diego' Was A Hoax

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Toyota engineers believe that it would be extremely difficult for the Prius to be driven at a continuous high speed with more than light brake-pedal pressure, and that the assertion that the vehicle could not be stopped with the brakes is fundamentally inconsistent with basic vehicle design and the investigation observations.

AT&T She-Mail Advertising Fail

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Top 5 Public Television Shows They Should Bring Back

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PDT

From 3-2-1 Contact To Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego, here's a list of five public television shows we'd like to see back on the air.

Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism, Court Says.

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 03:13 PM PDT

The special vaccine court rules in 3 test cases that thimerosal does not cause autism. Will the anti-vaccination movement accept the science and move on?

Not Made In The U.S.A.

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A look at 12 All-American icons that are now manufactured on foreign shores.

Amazing Backflip Basketball Shot [Video]

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT


Controversial sex domain name decision delayed

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

.xxx vote delayed until June as official body that awards web addresses decides to examine options

Fake TV Report Of Russian Invasion Sparks Panic In Georgia

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Thousands of people in Georgia were sent into panic when they saw a TV news report saying Russian tanks had invaded their capital and the president was dead. But what they didn't know was that the show on Imedi TV was a fake, aimed to show how events might unfold if the president were killed.

15 Hilariously Overweight Dogs (PICS)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Dogs are cute. Fat can be funny. Here are some dogs who ate their way to obeastity.

Gibbs: 'This is the week'

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Even as a House Democratic leader admitted that Democrats are still lacking votes, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs proclaimed on CBS' "Face the Nation" that "this is the week" that the House will pass the Senate's health-care reform bill.

A Gorgeous Gallery of the Best Princess Zelda Cosplayer Ever

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PDT

We've featured a lot of cosplayers on this site in the past year or so, but I'm not sure we've ever seen one quite like this, which is why she's getting her own post.

NASA Finds Shrimp Beneath Antarctica Ice

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

600 Feet Below Antarctic Ice Where Nothing Complex Should Live, NASA Catches A Curious Shrimp

Taking On China

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

It's time for America to confront China about the undervaluation of its currency, which is adding to the world's economic problems.

25 Atomic Wedgies (PICS)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT


World's shortest man has died, aged 21

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Pingping, who was 29 inches tall, was filming a television programme in Italy when he developed chest problems.

10 Kids and Teens on TV That We Don't Hate

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 01:31 PM PDT

Too often, our precious airwaves are filled with children who scream and give us migraines, precocious kids who try too hard to be cute, spoiled rich teenagers and temper-tantrum-throwing brats who make us want to seriously reconsider ever procreating. These 10, we'd actually consider spending time with.

Scientists reveal how snakes 'see' at night

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Scientists revealed Sunday for the first time how some snakes can detect the faint body heat exuded by a mouse a metre (three feet) away with enough precision and speed to hunt in the dark.

Church sex abuse brings trouble to pope

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

With allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests piling up in Germany and Ireland and surfacing in Austria and the Netherlands, Europe appears poised to face church abuse in the broad, wrenching way the United States did in the last decade.

Total Solar Eclipses Paths 2001-2025

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

This map (infographic) shows when and where you can watch every eclipse in the next fifteen years.

New Phones Still Sold With Old Versions of Android!

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Two weeks ago when Buddy Roark bought a brand-new HTC Eris smartphone from Verizon, his first Android device, it was a big step up from his feature phone.

1UP Mushroom (PIC)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Photographer Jon Beard, who normally photographs broken light bulbs at the exact moment the filament burns altered this still because, "What can I say? I grew up gaming and learned that if you break enough objects you'll eventually find one of these. Lesson reinforced." Check out the rest of his amazing photographs.

Britons Sentenced to a Month in Prison for Kissing in Dubai

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Two Britons have been sentenced to a month's imprisonment for indecency after a local woman took objection to them kissing in a restaurant.

Richard Dawkins: Why Creationists are like Holocaust Deniers

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He now presents a stunning counterattack against advocates of "Intelligent Design" that explains the evidence for evolution while keeping an eye trained on the absurdities of the creationist argument.

SETI at 50 ... Are We Alone?

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

We haven't heard from ET. Is it time to re-think the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence?

Interesting Theories on World Creation

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

For centuries, people have wondered how the world was created. We may never know how we came to be, but there are many different theories on the subject.

Social network site Ning's CEO Gina Bianchini stepping down

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Chairman Marc Andreeseen announced today that CEO Gina Bianchini is stepping down after 5 years at the helm of Ning, which boasts of supporting 2.3 million user-created social networks. Bianchini will become an entrepreneur in residence with Andreessen's VC firm

Game Guru Sid Meier Explains Gamer Psychology

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Sid Meier knows how gamers think. He has been making hit games such as Civilization for decades. Today at the Game Developers Conference, he shared his insights on gamer psychology and how he has had to change his assumptions about how players behave. More often than not, he said, players just don't act logically.

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