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Wednesday, June 23, 2010



New Drilling Agency Will Have Investigative Arm

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The new director of the federal agency that oversees offshore oil drilling has vowed to create an investigative unit to root out corruption and speed reorganization of the office.

What Happens When a 30+-Year-Old Joins a Fight Club?

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Benjamin Leatherman is in his "dirty thirties" and has never been in a real fight. Thinking there's no time like the present, this master of the sedentary lifestyle throws his hat into the ring at a fight club during an industrial dance night.

Seven Marios Made From Common Household Objects

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Mario might normally be made out of pixels, but here he's made out of toast,cake and more.

Will BP Declare Bankruptcy To Avoid Gulf Coast Liabilities?

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

There is a high chance that BP could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the result would be an "absolute horror" for the government. The specter of Chapter 11 bankruptcy terrifies Gulf residents because it could allow BP to avoid paying billions of dollars to businesses and individuals affected by the Gulf spill.

16 Epic Fan-Made Batmobiles (PICS)

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Epic Batmobile remakes that are perfect for Batman fans and also some extras such as the newest Batpod!

Hottest Gadgets from the 1970's [graphic]

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Think your iPad is cool? Check out these awesome gadgets that were the envy of all geeks more than 30 years ago.

The Origin Of The Word “Soccer”

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

For all you out there who love to complain when Americans, and certain others, call "Football", "Soccer", you should know that it was the British that invented the word and it was also one of the first names of what we now primarily know of as "Football".

The Sociopath's Guide to Owning and Maintaining Classic Cars

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Some of us didn't have anybody in our lives that was there to teach us the important things in life: How to fix appliances, build a shed, when it is and is not acceptable to urinate on a police officer or, in my particular case, how to work on classic cars. And that's a damn shame too, because from approximately 1960 to 1979, the best were made.

Jamaican Drug Lord Turns Himself In

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Reputed gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who eluded a bloody police offensive in his slum stronghold last month, was arrested Tuesday by authorities outside Jamaica's capital. Coke has been called one of the world's most dangerous drug lords by U.S. authorities and faces trial in New York on drug and arms trafficking charges.

Making Bread, Ice Cream and Yogurt At Home: Worth It or Not?

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Ask a foodie why they're in the kitchen whipping up a few pints of homemade chocolate chunk ice cream, kneading whole wheat bread dough or canning tomato sauce, and cost-effectiveness likely hasn't crossed his or her mind.

A Field Study of Subway Rats (w/pics)

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

In the first study of its kind, New York City officials scoured the city's subway system to discover what accounts for the perennial presence of rodents, a scourge since the system opened more than a century ago.

High-Five World Cup

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

The Montage hits South Africa, proving that hands do play a pivotal role in soccer.

iOS 4: The Upgrade Guide

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

While the vast majority of reported upgrades have been painless, there have been rumblings around the Web that not everything is working so smoothly. We can't guarantee you won't have any problems, but here are some tips to ensure that things go as seamlessly as possible.

Smartphones Flunk for Blind Users

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

For many in the blind and visually impaired community, the absence of physical buttons on most smartphones makes interactions with some devices virtually impossible.

10 Bizarre Old Vacuum Cleaners [PICS]

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

These sings really do suck.

Obama: Petraeus to replace McChrystal as Afghanistan commander

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:29 PM PDT

A day after his disparaging comments about America's civilian leadership surfaced and dramatically struck a nerve in the White House, the top commander in Afghanistan has stepped down.

California's Toxic Hiking Trails a Gold Rush Legacy

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The thousands of mine shafts that pockmark the Sierra Nevada and testify to California's Gold Rush riches have also left a legacy of toxic contamination in some of the state's popular recreation areas.

Zero Punctuation : Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.Be sure to join the Zero Punctuation Facebook Fan Page.

The 10 Biggest Players On and Off the Field

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

We know that athletes don't exactly have a rep for committed fidelity, but there are some guys in particular that take the "player" off the field (or court or rink) and into a more X-rated arena. Somehow when heavy cash flow meets a certain sporty agility, ladies lose their wherewithal to resist an infamous cad.

Cocaine Market Shifts To Europe, Hurts Africa :U.N.

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The world's 36;88 billion cocaine market is shifting toward Europe and is severely destabilizing transit countries in West Africa even as total production falls, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Europe's around 4 million cocaine users consumed about one quarter of global production in 2008.

7 Athletes That Don't Know When to Quit

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Like the Kenny Rogers song goes: You've got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk and know when to run.

YouTube wins case against Viacom!

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:06 PM PDT

Today, the court granted Google's motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube. This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.

Just around the Corner: GPS Navigation Evolved

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Today's and tomorrow's GPS navigation units go beyond these core features. So here's a peek at some current trends and upcoming ones to look for in case you're saving or shopping for a roadworthy upgrade.

More images from Hogwarts theme park

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT


42 FAILs Caught at the Right Moment (Pictures)

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The internet is where the FAILs and WINs run rampant. Other people's failures are typically other people's source of enjoyment in real life, but when captured on film, you've got a smorgasbord of entertainment. Here are 42 hilarious FAILs caught at the right moment.Note: If you have any awesome fail pics, send them on it to webmaster [@] forkpa

Algeria player slaps female reporter after loss to USA

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Frustrations over Algeria's loss to the U.S. boiled over with Rafik Saifi confronting a female Algerian writer. Unprovoked, he slapped her. To her credit, she cracked him right back, in the mouth.

Beyond the petaflop: DARPA wants quintillion-speed computers

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Researchers at DARPA this week announced a program aimed at building extreme scale computers that exceed current peta-scale computers to achieve the mind-altering speed of one quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second.

8 Real Grade Schools That Went Completely Insane

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

We know teaching is hard and salute our teachers on the frontlines. The ones who aren't insane at least.

You Say Party! We Say Die! Changes Name After Death

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A band called You Say Party! We Say Die! decides to shorten their name after the sudden death of their drummer last April.

15 Myths About the Gulf Oil Spill

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A judge has lifted the moratorium on Gulf oil drilling, but few realize that the moratorium affected fewer than 1% of Gulf of Mexico oil wells. Here's a look at that, and 14 other myths and misconceptions about the Gulf Oil Spill.

Remains of 72 people found at World Trade Center site

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

New York City officials say a renewed search this year of debris in and around the World Trade Center site has recovered 72 human remains.

Goddamn Vuvuzela [GIF]

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT


The 5 Most Advanced Search Engines On The Web

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Advanced search engines will meet you halfway, by providing forms for advanced searches, better interpreting your queries, suggesting keywords, or finding unusual context.

BREAKING: BP oil containment stopped after gas detected

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:48 PM PDT

The containment system capturing oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill had to be removed Wednesday, leaving the gusher unchecked after a collision involving a robotic submarine, US officials said.

The 20 Worst Names Real People Have (With Proof)

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

You know, you can go down to the courthouse and file a petition of name change for like fifty bucks and then bam! You have a whole new name! So why haven�t the twenty people in this article changed their amazingly fail names? Lord only knows. Let�s just point and laugh and wonder, shall we?

Isner-Mahut Playing Epic, Record-Setting Match at Wimbledon

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:38 PM PDT

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are in the midst of the longest match in tennis history in the first round of Wimbledon 2010. Really. You could have traveled to Wimbledon by now.

Drunken Bentley driver goes mudding, gets stuck [video]

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Following one, or better yet several too many drinks, a Russian Bentley Continental GT owner decides to go mudding.

Ex-Giants Star Lawrence Taylor Indicted on Rape Charges

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

NFL Hall of Famer and former Dancing With the Stars hoofer Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Upstate New York on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse stemming from his arrest last month involving an alleged encounter with an underage prostitute.

Mexican gov't asks U.S. court to throw out SB 1070

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

The Mexican government jumped into the fight against Arizona's SB 1070 on Monday, telling a federal court that the immigration law "threatens to poison the well" of U.S.-Mexican diplomacy and will lead to racial profiling of Mexican citizens.A 28-page amicus curiae brief filed in U.S. District Court says that Mexico has a "substantial and compell

Is the live album dead?

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The live album, once an obligatory component of a band's discography and in some cases, a defining work, doesn't seem as culturally prevalent as it did 35 years ago. Where's this generation's "Frampton Comes Alive"?

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