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Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Study: Women Less Likely to Keep Cars Clean

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

A British study indicates that women are marginally less likely to regularly wash their cars than men are.

Black USDA Official Says She Didn't Help White Farmer

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Agriculture Department official regaling an NAACP audience with a story about how she withheld help to a white farmer facing bankruptcy.

12 Myths about HIV/AIDS & People who use Drugs!

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Myths about HIV/AIDS are debunked...

This is against lawn...(Pic)

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT


"Brostitute" w/ Tim Roth

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

This documentary takes a closer look at the seedy world of brostitution and brostitutes. This film digs deeper than any other film has when it comes to this secret world of bro-on-bro non-sexual love for profit.

Stuck In Your Online World? Give This a Shot

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Attention Second Lifers: Are you afraid, even in your fantasy worlds, of new experiences? Your avatar might be a candidate, then, for a psychotropic drug called, Virta-Flaneurazine, designed to treat Wanderlust Deficit Disorder — in other words, Internet addiction.

Damn Hipsters (Pic)

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT


I See What You Did There (PIC)

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Clever...very clever...

Gimmie Tha Loot! America's Top Paying Degrees

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

A college degree is essential for many of the high-paying careers in America, and, whether we like it or not, having money is extremely important to living a comfortable life.

Irish Gun Owners Can Now Legally Shoot Home Intruders

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The police association of superintendents and inspectors, stated that "the current situation, which legally demands a house owner to retreat from an intruder, was intolerable". Irish homeowners can now legally use guns to defend themselves if their homes are attacked under new legislation.

10 Consequences of the Oil Spill (Infographic)

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 03:52 PM PDT


Spider-infested ship turned back from Guam landing

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Authorities in the U.S. territory of Guam have turned away a ship after thousands of spiders overflowed from its cargo.

New Video Game Endurance Guinness World Record Set

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Did you play a lot of games this past weekend? Odds are, a group of six Dutch game enthusiasts have you beat, as the team broke the previously-set 40-hour record by notching over 50 hours with Red Dead Redemption.

Did BP Fake Its Crisis Center With Photoshop?

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

That's some sloppy photoshopping.

How Looks Affect Your Work, Your Career, Your Life

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

In 2010, when Heidi Montag's bloated lips plaster every magazine in town, when little girls lust after an airbrushed, unattainable body ideal, there's a growing bundle of research to show that our bias against the unattractive is more pervasive than ever. And when it comes to the workplace, it's looks, not merit, that all too often rule.

California Governor's Race: Meg Whitman vs. the Unions

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

In her campaign, California billionaire Meg Whitman fancies herself a turnaround artist, not unlike CEOs who take on failing companies and put them in the black. In her analysis of why the nation's most populous state and the world's 12th largest economy has a chronically dysfunctional government, one villain stands out: public-employee unions.

100-Year-Old OB/Gyn Doctor Still Making Rounds

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Did you hear the one about the 100-year-old gynecologist? Dr. Walter Watson of Augusta, Georgia still sees a few patients every day. Then, he drives himself down the block to University Hospital where he still serves as chairman of his department. In recent years, Dr. Watson has delegated most of his duties to other doctors, which is good, because

France's Ribery, Benzema questioned in underage sex probe

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

French soccer players Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema were detained for questioning Tuesday as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring, the latest setback for a national team that returned home from the World Cup in disgrace.

Remember 'The Giving Tree'?

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT


Avatar and Aliens are the same movie - The Oatmeal

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

I re-watched aliens a few days ago and realized this

Walking Robot Breaks Distance Record

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Cornell University's Ranger robot has set a world record for untethered robotic walking.

New Market Research: Social Media Sites as Annoying to U.S.

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 01:15 PM PDT

A new study by ForeSee Results and the American Customer Satisfaction Index finds that U.S. consumers regard social media sites Facebook and Myspace as lowly as they regard cable providers, airlines and the I.R.S.

China now world's biggest energy user

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

China overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's biggest energy user, the International Energy Agency revealed on Monday.

Drill and Kill: Nigeria's Oil Crimes

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

The Niger River Delta is one of the most oil-rich places in the world and therefore one of the most exploited.

10 Under-Appreciated Sci-Fi Movies

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Sci-fi is a genre that you either love or hate, and since it's a niche market movie studios often release sci-fi films with less fanfare than they deserve. Even if you're a sci-fi fan, it can be easy to miss some solid films in the category. To right this wrong, here's a list of great sci-fi flicks that you might have missed.

Name-Brand Marijauna Patents Nixed By Feds

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

A gold rush to obtain federal patents on strains of marijuana such as Acapulco Gold, Maui Wowie and even straight-up "Chronic" was nipped in the bud last week by the U.S. Patent Office.

Gun Permit Loophole Allows Quick Access Into TX Capitol

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

A unique loophole in a new security procedure means a gun permit is like a special-access pass into the Texas Capitol building, allowing people who are certified to carry a gun bypass lines at the metal detectors. This loophole has caused a frenzy for folks to get trained and licensed to carry a firearm.

A Magnetic Remote Control That Can Rewind a Worm's Wriggle

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Researchers use heated magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate nerve cells and control simple behavior in nematodes.

Crazy golf pants (photo gallery)

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

You probably thought the ubiquitous "ugly tie" was the biggest problem dads face. But wearing pants like these are cause for concern too.

Afghan Soldier Kills Two US Civilian Trainers

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

An Afghan army soldier kills two US civilian trainers at a post in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Nato's Isaf says.

How Inception’s Astonishing Visuals Came to Life

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Paul Franklin specializes in turning the imaginary into reality. As the visual effects supervisor for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and now Inception,

Everything you need to know about Starcraft II

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

On July 27, Blizzard Entertainment will release Starcraft II, the sequel to the real-time strategy game so popular that it's still the gold standard of the genre 12 years later. Today, we'll be looking at Starcraft as a scifi narrative.

Slender hope: A tiny primate is rediscovered after 65 years

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

After a 65-year disappearance, the mysterious (Loris tardigradus nycticeboides) has been photographed for the first time, reports the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Mexico arrests man with 18 titis

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 11:43 AM PDT

A man is arrested in Mexico trying to smuggle 18 monkeys into the country by hiding them in a girdle around his waist.

Judiciary Committee Approves Kagan Supreme Court Nomination

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 11:33 AM PDT

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Digital movie locker `UltraViolet' nears launch

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 11:31 AM PDT

A group of media and electronics companies will soon start testing a system that will let you watch the movies you buy wherever you are, regardless of formats and other technical hurdles. Like ATMs, your account would follow you, no matter what brand of machine you use.

USDA employee resigns over statements about white farmer

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 11:23 AM PDT

A black Department of Agriculture employee resigned Monday after conservative media outlets aired a video of her telling an audience she had not given a white farmer "the full force of what I could do" to help him save the family farm.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he had accepted the resignation of Shirley Sherrod

Women's breasts are larger than ever

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

- and it's not due to implants.

Oakland Could Go to Pot in a Big Way

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

The state's pot-friendliest city could approve a plan to set up four marijuana factory farms. But it has ignited intense opposition from medical marijuana activists, dispensary operators and growers.

Sprint says Premium Data is for "Shrimp and Crab"

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

This is a phone conversation that took place on July 1st, 2010, between the author and a Sprint Executive Analyst. This conversation took place due to his complaint at the Better Business Bureau. He was asked to speak with them, so that they could talk about his complaint.

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