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Tuesday, April 13, 2010



Energy Efficiency Efforts Could Save the U.S. Military $1.6B

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 05:31 PM PDT

Energy efficiency is the target of many government-sponsored programs, including green job training programs funded through Recovery Act grants. However, the federal government as a whole is also embracing the importance of energy efficiency – including the military.

Helpline Priest Falls Asleep During Suicide Call for Help

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

A suicidal man connected to a Samaritans-style helpline in Sweden was left pondering his options when the priest at the other end fell asleep and started snoring down the line.

Angels witness man jump to death at NYC hotel

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The Los Angeles Angels' first day on the road got off to a grim start Tuesday morning when a man jumped to his death from the 42nd floor of the Manhattan hotel where they are staying.

Lexus SUV Given 'Don't Buy: Safety Risk' Rating

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 04:36 PM PDT

The 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV has gotten a rare "Don't Buy: Safety Risk" rating from Consumer Reports, the magazine announced today, "because of a problem we experienced during our standard emergency-handling tests."

Vatican: Bishops must report sex abuse

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The Vatican responded Monday to allegations that it had concealed years of clerical sex abuse by making it clear for the first time that bishops and other high-ranking clerics should report such crimes to police if required by law.

New Mother Can't Remember She Gave Birth To A Daughter

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The 31-year- old has a rare form of Alzheimer's that has advanced so rapidly during her pregnancy that she can no longer recognise her baby daughter Emily. Mrs Doig - who is thought to be one of the first women to give birth at such a late stage of the disease - is unable to look after herself and instead relies on round-the-clock care.

UFO studies should be 'legitimate university subject'

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The studing of UFOs and other unexplained phenomena from space should be a legitimate university subject, an American professor, Philip Haseley, has claimed.

Zoom: The Latest Odor Blocker Commercial

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The latest Old Spice Odor Blocker commercial starring Terry Crews and directed by Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim from Tim & Eric's Awesome Show

Dirty Jobs: Digging Around The Innards Of IT

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Some tech jobs are literally dirty; digging around the innards of a data center or running network cables through crawlspaces, for example, can leave you deeply in need of a shower.

Joss Whedon to Direct The Avengers, Project Clearly Doomed

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:41 PM PDT

Based on the track record of Joss Whedon in the world of television, film and other things that are visual and entertaining, it is likely that any project to which he becomes attached is going to go down in flames. It's not a quality thing, of course. It's a luck thing...

My Dream Date -- A Perfect Night With My Hypothetical Dream

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

I've never really thought about exactly what I'm looking for, I've only known when I haven't found it. But I think this is what it looks like ...

Want to win the lottery? You're better off with blackjack

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

In these hard times, gambling and lottery revenues are up, with people putting their faith and a little bit of money toward these get-rich-quick schemes. While WalletPop in no way endorses gambling or playing the lottery, we were curious to find out what are the odds when putting some cash toward making money fast.

20 ‘Funny Cause It’s True’ Facebook Fan Pages (pics)

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

We all have those friends on Facebook that become fans of about 17,000 of these pages and, every now and then, you will get a chuckle because the name of them will hit close to home. Here are 20 of such examples.

Kill Zombies With Bazookas & Physics (Flash Game)

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

All ingredients for a fun shooting game. A war-hero, a big bazooka and plenty of zombies!

Are You Eating Real Organic Food? | Personal Dividends - Mon

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Being aware of what organic food labels mean can help you make decisions, but the only way to be completely sure that your produce is truly organic, and the animal products you buy are obtained in as humane a way as possible, is to buy locally from an operation that you can visit and observe.

STRIPPER LOVE! - The Wonderful World of Strippers (Graphic)

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

There's more to strippers than dollar bills, revealing clothes (or none at all), and a long slippery pole! Here are some interesting facts about the less risqué side of exotic dancing.

10 Amazing Sculptures Made of Playing Cards

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Artist Bryan Berg is the only known person who makes a living by building playing card sculptures. Although he's a Harvard-educated architect, Berg claims he learned all his techniques the old-fashioned way—through trial and error. "I never knew a career in card stacking was something that could exist," Berg says.

Sources: Missing Florida girl Nadia Bloom found alive

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:44 PM PDT

Sources said Nadia Bloom was found alive by one of her church's members.

Would You Stop Sex to Check a Facebook Message?

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

According to a new study, today's youth may be more addicted to the internet than we thought.

Personal Finance 101: How to Graduate From College Debt-Free

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The party-filled adventures of college make it difficult to even come up with a plan to manage money, much less stick to it. Luckily, that doesn't have to be an excruciating chore. Below, are ten painless ways to graduate in great financial shape.

US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Surprise! A Government Accountability Office review of piracy studies finds that they are largely guesses, based on untested assumptions. Is this what content owners thought they were getting when they pushed the PRO-IP Act through Congress?

Man gambled £20,000 in 2hrs after accidental deposit by bank

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A man gambled away nearly £20,000 in just two hours after the money was accidentally placed in his account bank account.

How Today's Job Searchers Are Supplementing Their Résumés

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

One thing is clear: after decades of staying relatively the same, résumés are changing in a big way.

Conan kicks off his tour singing "I Will Survive" (vid)

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Opening night in Eugene OR, April 12 2010

China's Looming Woman Shortage: 5 Possible Consequences

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A globally unprecedented crisis is facing China, thanks to the illegal but still-all-too-common practice of selectively aborting female fetuses. By 2020, China will find itself with 30 million more men of marrying age than women. What will this imbalance mean in practical terms?

Obama's Nuclear Summit Yields Early Dividends

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials.

30 Spectacularly Painted Digital Environments

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:11 PM PDT

In this post, we'll look at 30 spectacularly painted digital landscapes and environments from a variety of talented concept and digital artists.

Paul McCartney Likes to Party (PIC)

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT


5 Photoshop CS5 Features that will Turn N00b into a Pro!

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

5 Super cool features of Photoshop 5, Check it out!

Nine Myths About Socialism in the US

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Glenn Beck and other far right multi-millionaires are claiming that the US is hot on the path toward socialism. Part of their claim is that the US is much more generous and supportive of our working and poor people than other countries. People may wish it was so, but it is not.

Child Molester, Blames 5-Year-Old Girl For Coming On To Him

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Girl's mom loses custody of all 4 of her kids as a result.

Kevin Eubanks leaving ‘Tonight Show’

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Kevin Eubanks is making it official: He's leaving as Jay Leno's sideman in May after 18 years with the late-night host.

Israel defends West Bank ID policy

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Israel has defended a new policy that critics say could allow the Israeli military to expel tens of thousands of Palestinians from their own homes.

The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

They claim the bad habit of munching while navigating traffic can lead to an average increase of 25% in your insurance costs. In general 80% percent of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve driver distraction. Which delectable delights have you eaten while careening down the road?

Man Plummets to Ground After Hot Air Balloon Crash (Vid)

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

At a balloon festival, a man plunges out of a basket as his co-pilot struggles to maintain control before crashing.

The Best 5 Year Old Baseball Player Ever [Video]

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Ariel Antigua is only 5 years old and can hit an 85 mph fastball consistently. Watch that and how well he fields and throws. Truly amazing.

Company To Stop Producing Ben Roethlisberger Beef Jerky

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

(Insert your own joke about Ben Roethlisberger and meat). Bonus: a preview of an ad Google should run involving Roethlisberger for next year's Super Bowl.

U.S. Officials Tally $13.8 Billion in Fines Against Toyota

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Toyota is being fined as a result of failing to disclose multiple known safety defects of its vehicles, well beyond the legally required time frame.

Doctor Terminates Wrong Fetus, Loses Licence

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Women Pregnant with Twins Wanted Abortion Performed on Fetus with Congenital Defects; Healthy One Mistakenly Terminated

Crysis 2 Lead Writer says, “Halo is *****”

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The well known science fiction writer and lead writer of Crysis 2 Richard Morgan, is slamming the Halo story down to the ground. In an interview with NowGamer, Morgan describes Halo's story as "*****".

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