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Friday, July 30, 2010



Jimmy Fallon plays the history of gaming consoles in 60 secs

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:30 AM PDT

On Late Night, Jimmy Fallon attempted to break a record by playing ten different video game systems in 60 seconds, completing at least one play on each before moving to the next.

Goldman Sachs: Don't Call Our ***** Deals, "***** Deals"

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:29 AM PDT

The employees of Goldman Sachs have been told to please watch their language. Bad words—for instance, bad words that may have featured prominently in a certain e-mail characterizing a business transaction as a "***** deal"—will no longer be allowed to sully the firm's e-mails.

U.S. embassy employees poisoned by mail

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:28 AM PDT

Three employees of the U.S. embassy in Paris were being treated for poisoning on Friday after opening mail, but there was no immediate information on the seriousness of their condition.

Mexican Flag Flies as Dozens Arrested at Illegal [vid]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:27 AM PDT

Dozens of protesters were arrested after confronting police in riot gear in Phoenix today. The protesters waved the Mexican flag and a flag with Communist Che Guevara as they protested Arizona's recent crackdown on illegal immigration.

Sarah Palin - What a Drag - Literally...

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:27 AM PDT

Sarah Palin just endorsed two Republican congressional candidates in New York. That may hurt them more than it helps them.

The Dubai Fountain - Baba Yetu

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:23 AM PDT

From http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=9033544&postcount=451 ...

Muslim brides becoming virgins again on the NHS

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:20 AM PDT

Muslim brides becoming virgins again with hymen replacement operations on the NHS......

Vanilla Ice Jumps a Cadillac Through Fire... Into a Lake

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 07:20 AM PDT

Wellington old-school rapper Vanilla Ice likes to attract attention. This time it was for his upcoming T.V. show. The obvious stunt manuever? Jump something large and fire-y to it's watery demise.

Retarded Tests

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 06:40 AM PDT


The Cost of Piracy For Video Games

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 06:30 AM PDT

We speak to authorities on video-game piracy -- including everyone from well-known game hackers to anti-piracy officials -- to learn how this isn't something that merely impacts developers but jeopardizes the very strength of our industry.

Snake Game on College Dorm Building Windows [Video]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 06:20 AM PDT

They have a lot of time on their hands so much for finals

Len Wiseman Pegged to Direct Total Recall Remake

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 06:20 AM PDT

You know how sometimes you get a weird, gruesome rash and think "if I just ignore it, it'll go away," and maybe it does for a little while, but then a few months later it comes back, only 1000 times worse? We have learned that not only is a Total Recall remake still in the works, but that Len Wiseman has signed on to direct.

White House Takes on Rush Limbaugh - Again!

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:59 AM PDT

Hey, when you can't govern competently, it's always a good idea to use Saul Alinsky tactics to change the subject and demonize the opposition.

Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? (TED video)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:48 AM PDT

Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion that'll make you think -- and might even change your mind.

WordPress 3.0.1

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:38 AM PDT

After nearly 11 million downloads of WordPress 3.0 in just 42 days, we're releasing WordPress 3.0.1.

Why Do Americans Have Blind Faith in Republicans?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:20 AM PDT

Most Americans think a GOP Congress would be better at running the economy, but few can tell you just what that means.

Uganda's First Action Movie: Who Killed Captain Alex? [VID]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:00 AM PDT

UWuaLaLaLaLa Action!!!

London Gardens Where Smoking Is Encouraged

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:50 AM PDT

They are called COSAS—an acronym for Comfortable Outdoor Smoking Area. And according to Jemma Freeman, the sixth-generation owner of the London-based Havana cigar importer Hunters & Frankau, "They are opening up in London at the rate of one a week."

The Most Powerful Wind Turbine Looks Like the Weirdest Too

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:30 AM PDT

In the future, we will look at these 885-foot-wide structures in the middle of the ocean and we won't even blink. But, right now, I'm having a hard time imagining them spinning en masse at 20 revolutions per minute.

Recipe for a Long Life: No Smoking, Lots of Friends

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:20 AM PDT

Researchers pooled data from every research paper on on health outcomes and social relationships they could find, involving more than 300,000 people — and found that those with poor social connections had on average 50% higher odds of death in the study's follow-up period (an average of 7.5 years) than people with more robust social ties.

Drew Carey lost 80 lbs but something doesn't feel right /PIC

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:10 AM PDT

"I was sick of being fat."

Congress ponders privacy of your underwear, immortal soul

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:59 AM PDT

Senators compare the Internet to the world's creepiest mall, one where someone follows you into bookstores and ladies' lingerie shops, recording all of your purchases. Also, you may unwittingly lose your soul.

N. Korean Soccer Team Gets Public Humiliation After WorldCup

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:58 AM PDT

North Korea's football squad have been subjected to a public humiliation in the wake of their World Cup failure. They took the stage at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang while 400 students subjected them to a six-hour reprimand. Reports claim coach Kim Jong-Hun was made to work on a building site and expelled from the Worker's Party.

Mars site may hold buried life!!

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:45 AM PDT

Researchers identify rocks that they say could contain the fossilised remains of life on early Mars.

Tubby Telly Man

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:38 AM PDT

Can you spot Paul Yarrow? The stocky balding man has so far appeared on British TV more than 100 times this year, in news reports for BBC1, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News and Al Jazeera. The trouble is none of the channels wanted him there.

Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The Social Web

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:32 AM PDT

"... Why is Slashdot almost irrelevant to the social media community? It used to be the biggest driver of traffic to tech web sites, but now it hardly delivers any traffic at all to them. We explore some of the reasons, including input from our own community. Slashdot Has Lost Users to Competitors. Much of the reason why Slashdot isn't ..."

Devil Granny Murders Husband & Dances With Skull Around Fire

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:50 AM PDT

A grandmother who murdered her husband threw a party to celebrate. She kicked off the festivities by digging up her husband's head and parading it around with a pitchfork.

BBC News - FBI to help investigate leak of documents on Afgh

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:40 AM PDT

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates calls in the FBI to help investigate the leaking of 90,000 classified papers related to the Afghan war.

Intense new trailer for 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' (video)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:30 AM PDT


Answers.com Gets 200,000 Video Answers From 5Min

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:30 AM PDT

Every big publisher on the Web wants to be able to serve up ad-friendly videos, but creating them can be a pain. Answers.com has quietly launched Video Answerswith about 200,000 videos from video distribution network 5min on everything from home repair and fashion tips to cars and travel.

Kevin Smith Made Batman Pee Himself

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:20 AM PDT

Kevin Smith's Batman stories are the worst Batman comics I've ever read, and while I haven't actually read them all, I've read enough that I'm pretty comfortable in declaring them the worst Batman comics ever.

The Cutest Endangered Primate on Earth

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:20 AM PDT

A journey to see the rarest and most elusive primate. If you are so lucky to see one in the wild, be respectful of these animals and their environment.

A Flying Car To Debut In 2011

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:00 AM PDT

A company called Terrafugia is expected to start selling ''The Transition'' late next year. Price: $194,000.

If Eating Fat Keeps You From Sleeping, So Does Being Fat.

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:50 AM PDT

Science has yet to find a magical food that can send us right to slumberland. In fact, there are more foods that can hinder your sleep than those that can help. Think caffeine (of course), spicy foods, and fat.

New Harrods Owners See Cars Worth £1.5m CLAMPED

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:30 AM PDT

The Qatari royal family decided not to take advantage of Harrods' valet parking and will have to pay £150 to have each car released.

Cities Want High-Mileage Hybrid Taxis; Judge Says No

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:30 AM PDT

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the city's method for encouraging greener taxis that emit less exhaust emissions and greenhouse gases is illegal.

10 More Ways For The Tea Party To Rip Off 4Chan

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:20 AM PDT

The Oregon Tea Party came in for a little trouble when they stole a slogan from notorious Internet beehive 4Chan. But why stop there? Here's ten more memes they could steal.

5 Best 'Double Rainbow' Musical Remixes

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:20 AM PDT

While there have been some really good takes on the double rainbow video so far, it's the musical remixes that have really caught on, becoming a meme within a meme.

Winning One For Elin: Babe Boxes Tiger Woods Former Mistress

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:10 AM PDT

Holly LeHair intends to strike a blow and then another and then another for wronged women everywhere.On Aug. 6, LeHair will square off against Former Mistress of Tiger Woods, Devon James in a "celebrity boxing" match at the Holiday Inn off Interstate 91. Maybe Tiger will be the special guest referee...

How To Deal With Financial Infidelity

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:00 AM PDT

It's no secret that money is something of a taboo topic in many social settings. So what should you do if you have a spendaholic significant other? And what if you're the one with the hidden shopping problem? Here are three suggestions from the experts.

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