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Friday, August 13, 2010



Killer Vampire Bats Attack 500 People

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 06:00 PM PDT

The attacks occurred in the village of Urakusa, in northeastern Peru, where the indigenous Aguajun tribe lives. At least four people are believed to have succumbed to rabies as a result. Medical supplies and vaccines to treat those infected with rabies have been sent to the tribe.

If NBC was honest about its fall schedule... (pic)

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Not everybody, it seems, has full confidence in NBC

Why the U.S. Must Make the Middle East Less Important

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Reducing our use of oil would make the region less significant. That would be good for everyone

Why Men Are Twice as Likely to Be Exposed as Love Cheats?

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

One in ten male cheats have been exposed as love rats, compared with just one in 20 women, according to researchers.

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Real-Life Ronald McDonald

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Charges have been dismissed against a man whose name is Ronald McDonald. No McBong hits for you!

8 Countries That Are Sinking

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

But, it's still probably fair to say that the greatest threat from climate change faces small island nations that could be washed underwater with just a slight rise in sea levels. Here's a look at a few of those nations.

An In-Depth Preview of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

"In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war." It's this iconic catch-phrase that introduces us to the grisly war-torn world of Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine -- the new third-person action title from Vancouver-based developers Relic Entertainment.

Ford Mustang Boss 302 returns with 440 horsepower!

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 04:12 PM PDT

The greatest track-racing Ford Mustang ever created! This is one serious machine - and you can buy it from a Ford dealership! Street legal!

Awesomely Inappropriate Newspaper Headlines (Pics)

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

There are fewer things in life that are better than the accidental double entendre...especially when it is obviously overlooked.

8 Sports Stars Who Deserve Their Own Reality Show

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

These sports stars are certainly no "Snooki" or "The Situation", but nonetheless, they have a lot of potential

Forbes: Why the GOP Should Stop Opposing Online Poker

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

If the GOP really believes in lower taxes, smaller government and free markets, they should oppose federal efforts to ban online poker. An Internet poker ban would require a massive increase in the size and scope of government. Private convictions are no reason to abandon ideals of limited government, individual rights and personal responsibility.

How Does the Flux Capacitor Work? (Graphic)

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Honda to Reprogram 90K Civic Hybrids Due to Battery Failure

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Honda has announced a service bulletin aimed at fixing the programming in 90,000 Civic Hybrid models which may currently suffer premature battery failure.

The Rise and Fall of the Waterbed

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A serious design innovation became an icon of sexual liberation for a generation, but then what happened?

16 Classic Movie Posters You've Probably Never Seen

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

In true classic style...

Vast Majority of Americans Won't Invest in Oil, Study Finds

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

ccording to a new survey, an unusually high number of Americans --almost two-thirds of all adults -- are reluctant to invest in any oil stocks.

Officials to give decision on BP Gulf oil well plug

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Officials are to announce if the damaged oil well in the Gulf is permanently plugged and whether the "bottom kill" procedure is still necessary.

The 11 Greatest Fast Food Fights and Freakouts (VIDEOS)

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Fast food brings out the worst in people, and the calories and artery-clogging deep-fried foods are merely the tip of the iceberg.

New $600M border security bill signed into law

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 01:38 PM PDT

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $600 million border security that will put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

Dual-core smartphones on the horizon

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Smartphones are on the verge of becoming more powerful, with chip makers readying dual-core chips that could accelerate multimedia and application performance on handheld devices.

What if everyone behaved the same way with games?

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Imagine a world where everyone was a cheater, or a fanboy, or a non-team-player

6 Insane Attempts to Make Movies Starring Dead Movie Stars

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The entertainment industry is willing to overlook a lot when it comes to its stars. Substance abuse, violent outbursts and subsequent arrests... and sometimes even the fact that the actor in question is no longer alive.

Why T.O. Loves Social Media [VID]

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

New Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens explains why he finds social media an effective way to interact with his fans.

Huge Sun Storm Sparks Unusual Auroras [PICS]

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Beautiful and colorful auroras triggered by huge coronal mass ejection, which brought the sky show farther south than normal.

10 Wedding Trends That Must Be Stopped

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Butterfly Releases - Yes, some crazy brides actually trap a bunch of winged bugs and release them into the air. Because, apparently, their union is so spectacular that they have to kidnap living creatures and create some fake-ass nature-inspired moment.

Why Cable News Never Punishes Liars

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

"Crime expert" Wendy Murphy routinely makes up facts and figures, without consequences -- because she's good on TV

TV Shows That (Probably) Died Too Soon

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Ask any fan of television what their favorite short-lived TV show is and you're certainly going to get a slew of different answers.

How a 16-Year Old Kid Made His First Million Dollars

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

This British boy—who lives in Corby, Northantshire—got his first computer age seven. Three years later he got a Mac and taught himself web design. Four years later—at age 14, in 2008—he started his first company. It was a simple site that some of you may now: Mac Bundle Box. The site was pretty, rooted into Apple's own design guidelines and style.

Console sales shrink but StarCraft II makes PC games soar

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Overall U.S. console game sales shrank 1 percent in July, continuing a weak trend that has persisted for much of the year. But sales of StarCraft II, which went on sale on July 27, were so strong that PC game sales rose 103 percent during the month.

FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Made by Pfizer, Despondex is the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of excessive perkiness.

Florida Pastor Defends Plan to Burn Koran on 9/11

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Pastor Terry Jones is speaking out in defense of his congregation's controversial plan to burn copies of Koran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The plan received thousands of "Like" recommendations when posted on Facebook, but Jones now says his life is being threatened over it.

5 Reasons to Attend SF's Outside Lands Music Festival

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

As if BEER isn't enough.

Europe ready to launch 3-D TV outperforming the competition

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

No one forgets their first 3D film experience.

Chinchilla Poop Reveals How Much It Rained

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 10:50 AM PDT

By measuring the size of poop pellets from these diminutive mammals, scientists reconstruct rainfall levels from years past.

Smartphones lead mobile sales, Android moves into no. 3 spot

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Android has eclipsed iOS and is creeping up on RIM as smartphone sales continue their strong growth.

The Power of Ignorance

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 10:40 AM PDT

If desperation is the mother of innovation, then ignorance might be its father. In the context of entrepreneurship and idea generation, ignorance equals open-mindedness.

NY gov says Islamic group rejects deal to relocate mosque

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Gov. David Paterson said that developers of an Islamic cultural center that would include a mosque near ground zero have rejected his offer to give them state property if the project is moved farther away from where the twin towers once stood.

Molyneux vs Molyneux

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 10:20 AM PDT

We pit the famous game designer against his harshest critic: himself!

Paralysis At The Federal Reserve

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 10:10 AM PDT

A decade ago, Ben Bernanke had some sharp criticism for how the Bank of Japan was handling a cool economy. Now he's the Fed chairman, and that critique of Japan could be applied to the Fed today.

Anti-Piracy Failure Takes Down Creative Commons Videos

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

An anti-piracy group has caused a storm of controversy by taking down movies it has no rights to. GVU successfully ordered video hosting site Vimeo to take down several Creative Commons videos created by a freelance journalist and an independent filmmaker.The anti-piracy tracking company hired by GVU claims that its technology failed.

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