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Sunday, May 30, 2010



Top 10 Meat Consuming Countries [InfoGraphics]

Posted: 30 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

That's Right. World's smallest island nation of Nauru consumes the most meat per capita.The total dependency on processed meat has turned these previously muscularly built islanders into some of the world's fattest. A whopping 78.5% of all adult Naurans are obese.

It's Time for Kobe to Top LeBron

Posted: 30 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

With all due respect to every metric ever invented, and Pau Gasol -- who does make a slight bit of difference -- these Finals will be the great reckoning we've all waited for.

Lotto Winner Returns to His Trashman Job After Blowing £9.7m

Posted: 30 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

He became the self-proclaimed king of the chavs after turning up to collect his £9.7million lottery win wearing an electronic offender's tag. But eight years on, having blown all that money, Michael Carroll is practising for a return to his old job as a binman.

Stay Classy, CNN

Posted: 30 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT


Pope may deal with fallout for rest of papacy

Posted: 30 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

This has been a tough Lent for the Roman Catholic Church. Its seemingly endless sexual abuse scandal finally has seeped into the papal apartments, and the Vatican's response to this week's revelations suggests that far too little has been learned from this squalid affair.

Warning: This Car Armed With Anti-Theft Device (pic)

Posted: 30 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Ewok Karaoke

Posted: 30 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Here is an excerpt from the newly remastered "Return of the Jedi".

Parents fight college that won't admit daughter. She's 13

Posted: 30 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

College won't admit a 13-year-old girl, so her parents do the logical thing and file an age-discrimination suit. "We have many adult students having adult conversations on adult topics." Do you think Lake-Sumter Community College should admit 13-year-old Anastasia Megan?

The Black Hole Universe

Posted: 30 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Is our universe housed in a black hole? Or did it exist before the Big Bang? If so, we could solve the mystery of dark energy—surprisingly, it's all down to the humble neutrino.

The 10 Greatest NBA Playoff Performers of All Time

Posted: 30 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The Playoffs are where players step up and cement their legacy in the history books for all to see. All-Stars become superstars and superstars become legends.

Dario Franchitti wins Indianapolis 500 [w/video]

Posted: 30 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500, for the second time, beating Dan Wheldon to help Chip Ganassi become the first car owner to win at Indy and the Daytona 500 in the same year.

Could streaming move AppleTV from hobby to serious business?

Posted: 30 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A new rumor suggests Apple will slim down the Apple TV hardware and price. However, moving to streaming-only won't matter much if it's still tied down to the iTunes Store.

Volcanos erupt in Ecuador and Guatemala (pics)

Posted: 30 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Images from Ecuador and Guatemala where volcanos have erupted forcing thousands to flee their homes.

The 5 Best Free Benchmark Programs for Windows

Posted: 30 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

One problem which occurs whenever you try to optimize or speed up your computer is measuring how much of an effect your efforts have made.That is where free benchmark testing software comes in. Downloading a free benchmark will give you a firm, objective way of judging the perform of your computer.

Maserati Owner Collected Welfare Benefits, Commits Fraud

Posted: 30 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

A Cerritos, Californian woman was charged with welfare fraud for receiving more than $60,000 in benefits while hiding assets including a Maserati, officials say.

Gary McKinnon's fight with US extradition

Posted: 30 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Gary McKinnon continues his appeal against extradition to America. He's sought by U.S. authorities to answer charges of hacking into computers at NASA and the DoD, causing $800,000 damage. McKinnon has many vocal supporters in the UK; read on to find out why feelings run so strongly for this admitted lawbreaker...

Why a New Generation Is Investing In Underground Bunkers

Posted: 30 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Fallout shelters and 'survival condos' purport to offer refuge from nuclear wars, terrorist attacks, giant tsunamis, 2012 — you name it. Cue the entrepreneurs. Demand is fueled by natural disasters, terrorist activity and websites dedicated exploring such topics as what will happen, as some people believe, when the world ends.

The Anatomy of the Perfect Burger (Infograph)

Posted: 30 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Just in time for your Memorial Day barbecue and the coming summer season. This infograph shows you the best possible burger one could make. From cheese, toppings, thickness, size, bun, condiments and more. So check it out, get your apron on, get the charcoal fired up, grab a cold one and let the cooking begin.

Google has mapped every WiFi network in Britain

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Every WiFi wireless router in every Britain home has been entered into a Google database...

Is DLC Really The Future?

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Downloadable content (DLC) has existed in gaming since the Atari 2600 first allowed games to be transferred with a telephone line. It was introduced to make transactions easier and as a way for developers to get their content out to the public at a cheaper expense.

Woman Sues Adobe in Small Claims Court and Wins!

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

"I argued that the product was not able to be installed and used, and that I had exhausted all the remedies Adobe's technical support offered trying to get it to be usable," She maintained that the software license was null and void. "Since I was never able to read it or agree to its terms, and I was never able to view the license screen...

Obama: Leak 'enraging, heartbreaking'

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

President Obama issued this statement Saturday after BP announced its efforts to stem the flow of oil from a well in the Gulf of Mexico using the "top kill" method had failed

A Memorial Day Guide to Not Becoming Shark Food

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

With millions flocking to the beach to soak up the sun on the holiday weekend, a new study shows some crucial ways to make sure you don't end up as prey for a shark.

New MTV Show: How To Be Tight

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Yo chill, check out the tightest show of all time. Typical Chazz.

How Computers Know What We Want — Before We Do

Posted: 30 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Recommendation engines are the software that suggests what we should watch or read or listen to next. They help us deal with the millions of choices the Web offers. But can a computer really have good taste?

Obama’s Katrina? Maybe Worse

Posted: 30 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The president's credibility as a champion of reformed, competent government is held hostage by video from the gulf.

The Nimoys [PIC]

Posted: 30 May 2010 11:20 AM PDT


In dead of night, Senate surprise vote on illegals in Mass.

Posted: 30 May 2010 11:11 AM PDT

In a 28-to-10 vote, the Senate passed a sweeping measure to toughen/expand rules barring illegal immigrants from obtaining public health care, housing, and higher education benefits; set up hot lines for anonymous tips about illegal immigrants holding jobs; and encourage the state AG to consult w/the Justice Dept to help halt illegal immigration.

Bangladesh blocks Facebook over prophet drawings

Posted: 30 May 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Bangladesh has become the second South Asian nation after Pakistan to block the popular social networking website Facebook over a page that urged people to draw images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Meanwhile, protesters burn Swedish flags after artist Lars Vilks drew highly blasphemous caricature of the Prophet.

Cop Pretends to be Terrorist, Brandishes Gun at Hospital

Posted: 30 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT

How's this for an ill-conceived emergency preparedness drill? An off-duty cop pretending to be a terrorist stormed into a hospital brandishing a handgun and herded nurses down a corridor and into a room.

iPed Launches For $105 in China, Runs On Android

Posted: 30 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Sounding more like a banned iPhone app than a tablet, the iPed is exactly what you're probably thinking: a Chinese knockoff. Now available (!!!) in Shenzhen, China, the iPed is an Intel-driven, Android-based copycat packaged like an Apple product and, to be honest… it doesn't look half bad. An Android device for ¥9,600 ($150)? Yes, please.

Butterfly wings could make bank notes impossible to forge

Posted: 30 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Scientists at Cambridge University have found a way to mimic the colours on tropical butterfly wings, which could be used to make bank notes and credit cards far harder to forge.

Fed up with your country? Create your own!

Posted: 30 May 2010 10:20 AM PDT

His Imperial Majesty George II raises the flag of Atlantium. Just like most of the other few-hundred-or-so citizens of the world who have founded their own micronations — quirky self-declared countries that claim independence, even if no international body recognizes them.

"Jungle Girl" Escapes Family, Returns to the Jungle

Posted: 30 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

A Cambodian "jungle girl" who disappeared into the hilly forest as a little girl - only to be found and reunited with her family nearly 20 years later - has fled back to the wild. Rochom P'ngieng, 29, went missing in 1989 while herding water buffalo with her sister.

When Patients Meet Online, Are There Side Effects?

Posted: 30 May 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Some Web sites offer online communities for patients and collect health data for research, but critics wonder if there is a risk that consumers can be exploited.

Skype 2.0 for iPhone Released, Supports 3G Calls

Posted: 30 May 2010 09:30 AM PDT

That's right: The most yearned-for feature of Skype for iPhone, making calls over 3G, is finally here. The new app just landed in the app store, and by all accounts the 3G calls hold up fairly well.

Nintendo Suits Follow Suit and Look into Factory Suicides

Posted: 30 May 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Nintendo of Japan began came forward to the media and stated it will be investigating the factory working conditions at Foxconn Technology Group. The company, whose Shenzhen factory location has played host to nearly fifteen worker suicides in a row during the past several weeks

The Gear That Won the Race to the South Pole

Posted: 30 May 2010 09:10 AM PDT

In 1910, two expeditions, one led by an adventurer, the other by a scientist, raced to become the first to reach the South Pole. Only one of the teams had the equipment and experience necessary to make it there alive.

David Laws resigns over expenses claim

Posted: 30 May 2010 09:00 AM PDT

David Laws has resigned from the Coalition Cabinet after revelations that he claimed £40,000 of taxpayers' money to pay rent to his boyfriend.

Andy Richter, Conan's Writers To Tape TBS Special

Posted: 30 May 2010 08:50 AM PDT

The one-hour special, with the working title "Team Coco presents Conan's Writers Live," is scheduled to air 10 p.m. EDT June 27.

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