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Friday, August 6, 2010



Humans Share 70% Of Our DNA With.... Sea Sponges??

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Well if there wasn't a good enough reason to save our oceans, there is now because it means saving our relatives, and possibly ourselves. Australian Scientists have completed a study revealing that humans and sea sponges have about 70% of our DNA in common.

BACONPALOOZA: 101 Awesome Bacon Products [PICS]

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Bacon is the epitome of awesomeness.

How much is that doggie in China? A cool $600K

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 04:27 PM PDT

In China, breeders say that adult Tibetan mastiffs typically sell for tens of thousands of dollars, with some going for more than $100,000. Last November, a couple forked over $600,000 for a purebred Tibetan mastiff called Yangtze River Number Two, and organized a fleet of twenty Mercedes-Benzes to bring the dog home.

Mom Suing After Wet T-Shirt Leads to Arrest

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

A central Florida woman who was arrested after her shirt got wet at a kiddie splash park in Tavares is suing the city for violating her rights.

Oil Companies Funding Campaign to Overturn CA Climate Law

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Working with veteran tobacco lobbyists in Sacramento, Texan oil companies are orchestrating a campaign to roll back California's landmark clean energy climate change law.

SI Sends Out Army Of Peter Kings To Cover NFL Training Camp

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Looking to cover every possible angle of NFL training camp, Sports Illustrated has once again unleashed its army of 350,000 Peter King clones on the preseason workout facilities of all 32 NFL teams.

10 Google Services That Don’t Get the Limelight They Deserve

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

It's an irony that Google hides behind its simple page, a gargantuan network of subsidiary web services. The one textbox page of Google Search is like a little door that leads inside to a labyrinth. The way we navigate through Google could make it our Aladdin's Cave or our personal la-la land.

15 of the Worst Shark Attacks Ever

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Shark attacks are a fairly rare occurrence; however, attacks still do happen, and when they do they're often terrifying and horrific. Here are the 15 worst shark attacks ever.

Severe flooding in Pakistan (Pics)

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT


Teachers sue the pants off Milwaukee to get Viagra covered

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is fighting to get their taxpayer-funded Viagra back. The union has asked a judge to order the school board to again include Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug and similar pills in its health insurance plan.

Ecuador Will Receive $3.6 Billion to Not Drill for Oil

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

While many countries throughout the world are seeking to boost their economies by pumping the oil within their borders, Ecuador is now set to receive $3.6 billion for leaving it in the ground. In a UN agreement that's the first of its kind, the country has committed to not drill...

EFF: Government Abuses Computer Crime Law...

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

EFF Asks Appeals Court to Block Attempt to Turn Misdemeanors into Felonies

Suicide Risk Tests: Coming Soon to a Psychiatrist Near You?

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Two new approaches to evaluating suicide risk seem to outdo existing approaches, including a psychiatrist's own opinion of whether or not a patient was in danger.

Child protection database to be switched off

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

A £235m government database containing the records of England's 11 million children is being switched off.

iPod Causes 17 Accidents a Day in the UK

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Apple's iPod has been singled out as the reason for more than 17 accidents per day in the UK. The situation has been dubbed "iPod Oblivion": people so "into" what's playing on their iPod that they ignore the world around them, necessarily leading to accidents.

Amazing New NASA Photo: What Colliding Galaxies Look Like

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Nyrd Love Note (PIC)

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

What do you get when you mix love and geeks? This...

HP CEO Mark Hurd resigns over sex scandal!

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:25 PM PDT

Word just broke that Mark Hurd, the CEO of HP resigned due to a sexual harassment investigation! Whoa.

25 Lies I Learned From Video Games

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Since I was a little, little boy, I believed a lot of the lies I saw time after time.

Oil Spill Cleanup Crew Find Message in Bottle 1300miles Away

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Upon reading the letters, shift supervisor Doug Kirchoff and his crew discovered they were written by the family of James Prosser, a soldier from Wales killed in Afghanistan in September 2009.

Insanely Epic Baseball Catch (GIF)

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

This is what you call a nice recovery...

Mark Zuckerberg makes more than you think! The $$$ behind FB

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Social juggernaut Facebook continues to explode in popularity, particularly in the developing world. The site's ad targeting strategies have proved successful, and a string of highly public flaps over privacy and the origin of the service have seemingly done nothing to slow its ascendancy.

Obama's Top Economic Adviser Christina Romer Resigns

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:39 PM PDT

Christina Romer, chairwoman of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, has decided to resign, according to a source familiar with her plans. Romer, an economics professor at the University of California (Berkeley) before taking the key admin post, did not respond to repeated calls to her office.

Russia on Fire in Photos

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:31 PM PDT

The fires started in July and by the end of the month, Russia was in flames. By August 5, 2010, nearly 600 fires were burning, destroying some 500,000 acres in central and western Russia.

The 6 Creepiest Things Ever Slipped Into Children's Cartoons

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

For every wholesome lesson about sharing and togetherness, there's at least one deeply disturbing reference writers have managed to slip past the censors. And some times, it's not exactly subtle.

5 Huge Hulu Plus Problems

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

I'm a fan of Hulu. I was among the first Hulu Plus pay subscribers. It unexpectedly launched on iPhone, iPad and PlayStation 3. These are all devices I own, so it fit neatly into my gadget ecosystem. But Hulu has some problems it needs to work out and it needs to work them out quickly.

Venn Pieagram (PIC)

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Because sometimes you need the help of English philosopher and logician John Venn at dessert time.

Woman faked cancer to raise money for herself!

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Meet your new devious cancer-scammer: 23-year-old Toronto resident Ashley Kirilow. She shaved her head, waxed her eyebrows, plucked her eyelashes and allegedly scammed more than $20,000 through her charity for the Cure.

Museum Of Bad Art Gives A Home To Forlorn Paintings

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

As curator of the Museum of Bad Art outside Boston, Michael Frank stays on the lookout for atrocious acrylics and inferior oils. He frequents garage sales and thrift stores -- and drives extra slowly on trash night.

1 Million Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Valley Meat Co is recalling 1 million pounds of ground beef and ground beef hamburger patties distributed under its own and other brands, including Bigger Valley and Safeway.

Build a Linux Media Center PC

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Putting together a Linux-based media center PC still makes sense in 2010, even post Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6. Here's why and how to get started.

This It How It Feels to Be Under a Nuclear Attack

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

We're used to see atomic bombs images. From afar, they even look beautiful. But when one explodes near you, that immaculate light will burn your skin and make you bleed spontaneously. 65 years ago today, this is how that felt....

Apple Stores Block JailbreakMe, Can't Stop the Jailbreaking

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:19 PM PDT

So we all had a big laugh when people started jailbreaking iPhones inside Apple's stores this week, but inevitably that fun's been ended by the retail spots wising up and banning jailbreakme.com from their WiFi networks. Well, not so fast...

Seth MacFarlane signs record deal to release his debut album

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

It's no joke: "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has signed a record deal to release his debut album.

How Do I Tell My Girlfriend That I'm Broke?

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Sometimes, we don't really seek black-and-white answers to our personal finance questions – we just want to hear other people's opinions or learn from their experience.

Ariz. toddler's body found in sludge pit

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

The body of Emmett Trapp, a 2-year-old Arizona boy who had gone missing Monday was found in a sludge pit about a mile from his home.

20 Classic Closing Lines From Famous Literature

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:51 AM PDT

Somehow we always seem to recall the first page that leads us into the encompassing shroud of a wonderful book, but it always seems the last line we read doesn't quite pack the same familiar punch.

This is What Will Destroy The New Digg

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

I might get banned for saying this, but honestly I think this is what will destroy the new Digg -- Indie publishers are going to get screwed and Lamestream Media will dominate even more than it does already.

Eleven Great Playable Video Game Satires

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

They're games, but they're also parodies of games. Sweet!

Superheroes Reimagined in NES Games [PICS]

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Imagine what a few great comics might look like if they had their roots in the 8-Bit Games of the NES era!

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