Saturday, June 28, 2008

Teen decapitated by ride at Six Flags

The youth reportedly climbed over 2 fences and was hit by Batman ride
Teen decapitated by ride at Six Flags: "A teenager was decapitated by a roller coaster after he hopped a pair of fences and entered a restricted area Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia, authorities said."

Amazing two year old drummer

What We Can Learn From Buckminster Fuller

What We Can Learn From Buckminster Fuller: "Sure, he's famous for giving us the geodesic dome — the super-lightweight building that gets stronger as it gets bigger — but Buckminster Fuller's legacy extends way beyond the soccer-ball structure. He was an avid futurist who tinkered in mathematics, engineering, environmental science, architecture, and art, all the while keeping notes in a mad-scientist-style filing system he called the Dymaxion Chronofile."

10 great rail journeys

10 great rail journeys - Telegraph: "Great train journeys provide a return to more leisurely days, when travel was a decorous adventure rather than an irritant endured between home and holiday. Between them, our top 10 carve up the most spectacular scenery on the planet."

The most extreme life-forms in the universe

The most extreme life-forms in the universe
"While scientists find ever more planets around other stars and contemplate missions to probe the far reaches of our own solar system, researchers are looking to the extremes of the Earth for clues about what kind of organisms could exist in the brutal conditions elsewhere."

TOP 10 Movie Gadgets We Wish We Had

TOP 10 Movie Gadgets We Wish We Had
: "Hold out your hands. Now, wish into one hand, and poop in the other. Which one filled up first? You’ll have the same amount of luck when it comes to getting your hands on these gadgets."

Top 10 NFL Runs of the Year

NFL Video Galleries: "NFL Total Access looks back at the top 10 runs of 2007. Find out which plays made the list."

Friday, June 27, 2008

10 Out of Place Songs That Work Really Well in Movies

10 Out of Place Songs That Work Really Well in Movies: "Sometimes songs just seem to fit a movie. For example, it’s pretty obvious that one would use the song “Singing in the Rain” in a movie where the guy is actually singing and it’s actually raining.

However, some movies play a song and you think to yourself, “Dude, what the hell is going on here?” and you just can’t fathom why the song has been used.

However, after thinking about it you realize how disturbing, yet indescribably appropriate the use of that song was.

Here are my picks (in no particular order) for the 10 most out of place songs that work really well in movies"

TEKZILLA - Episode 39

Things you Don't Know about the Statue of Liberty

Things you Don't Know about the Statue of Liberty



ESPN - Disappointing night for many early entrants - Men's College Basketball

ESPN - Disappointing night for many early entrants - Men's College Basketball: "When will the underclassmen learn that the NBA draft can be a cruel and unforgiving process?"

Bank Roles: 25 'I Did It for the Money' Films

Bank Roles: 25 'I Did It for the Money' Films
What the hell is he/she doing in THAT?! From Sean Connery in ''Never Say Never Again'' to Faye Dunaway in ''Supergirl'' to Bill Murray in ''Garfield'' to Judi Dench in ''Riddick,'' here are our picks of the 25 Most Shameless Paycheck Roles of All Time

Michel Gondry Picks 25 Classic Music Videos

Michel Gondry Picks 25 Classic Music Videos: "Michel Gondry, the French-born director of acclaimed offbeat movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, has also directed numerous groundbreaking videos for the likes of Bj�rk and the White Stripes. He offers his picks of the best videos of the last 25 years, in no particular order."

Top 10 Music Moments in Movies

Top 10 Music Moments in Movies: "A movie without music would most definitely be flat. Boring. Unfinished. Music is essential to a film - it provides colour, creates emotion, establishes mood, or simply just reminds you to have a good time. Sure, there are Movie Musicals (pffft please), but even in a regular ol' Talkies, sometimes the most interesting plot or character developments happen with the aid of song. Some of these moments are definitely more memorable than others, so let's take a look at some of the best, shall we?"

Scientists say Martian soil could support life

Scientists say Martian soil could support life: Scientific American: "LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 'Flabbergasted' NASA scientists said on Thursday that first analysis of Martian soil appeared to contain the requirements to support life.

Scientists working on the Mars Phoenix Lander mission said preliminary analysis by the lander's instruments on a sample of soil scooped up by its robotic arm had shown it to be much more alkaline than expected.

'We basically have found what appears to be the requirements, the nutrients, to support life whether past present or future,' Sam Kounaves, the lead investigator for the wet chemistry laboratory, told journalists."

NASA Scientist: Global Warming is a Political Lie

NASA's Leading Climate Scientist Says Corrupt Politics is Covering Up the Truth About Global Warming: "James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is widely respected as one of the world's leading climate scientists. He says the public is being lied to and duped by special interest groups about the severity of the threat that global warming poses. He also claims that policy makers and big oil executives are sacrificing public interest to line their own pockets."

Ten Reasons Why Vista Isn't That Bad

Ten Reasons Why Vista Isn't That Bad: "Of all the ware Microsoft churns out from its sweatshop of 'lightning bolt, lightning bolt' nerds, Windows is the one most inexorably tied to the public image of the company. As Bill Gates leaves the building, we look back on the last baby birthed—if not fully gestated—under his watch, the swan song operating system that he himself has issues with. Although we agree that Vista could have used a bit more time shoved back into the silicon womb for some feature buffing and bug fixing, it's not nearly as bad as most people are making it out to be. That's right, I'm actually happy with Windows Vista, which I use about one-third of the time I spend at a computer."

15 People Who Changed the Internet

15 People Who Changed the Internet: "When you turn on your modem or connect to a Wi-Fi access, you are already online which allows access to the Internet. I previously wrote a post about this at 10 Young People Who Changed the Internet. However, I have to admit that I made lots of mistakes in that post, and this post is to make up for it. Please forgive my spelling and grammer errors, I'm mildly retarded. So, here goes:"

9. Mike Morhaime (Blizzard Entertainment - World of Warcraft) - Michael Morhaime is the President of Blizzard Entertainment, a successful computer games company that created the all-popular online gaming fantasy, World of Warcraft (WoW). WoW has over 10 million online gamers, raking Morhaime at least $1.5 billion every year.


The Internet's Undersea World

The Internet's Undersea World

diggNATION - Episode 156

Now Hiring: 'Superfan' to be Annoying & Loud

Superfan Cameron Hughes - Job of the Week
Cameron Hughes is his team's biggest fan. Depending on his mood, he might pull off one of the multiple team jerseys he wears and spin it wildly in the air, scream at the top of his lungs, and exhort fellow supporters to do the same. Or he might pull an old lady from her seat and dance her through the arena.

Behind the scenes of the Fresno ball girl video

Behind the scenes of the Fresno ball girl video: "If you regularly peruse the World Wide Web, there is a good chance you have seen the 'Ball girl Makes Incredible Catch' video making the rounds over the past couple of days. In the 39-second clip, a ball girl at Fresno's Chukchansi Park climbs the left-field wall to make an amazing leaping catch."

5 Ways to Make Your Company Gen Y-Friendly

5 Ways to Make Your Company Gen Y-Friendly:

"Facing a potential onslaught of baby boomer retirements and a smaller pool of Generation X employees to replace them, IT managers who want to create or sustain a Best Place to Work environment will need the additional help of another group of professionals: Generation Y. Also known as Millennials, this group consists of nearly 80 million individuals born roughly between 1979 and 1999. They are the workforce of the future."

Monkey in Clothes - Always Funny

Top 10 Deadliest Snakes

Top 10 Deadliest Snakes: "Snakes are popularly portrayed as aggressive and poisonous creatures. Read on to know the top 10 deadliest snakes.

Snakes evoke fear in most people. Not all snakes are poisonous. Let's have a look at the ten most deadliest snakes."

50 Best Business Movies Ever

50 Best Business Movies Ever: "There’s no easier way to amp up your business acumen than by learning from other people’s experiences. If those people happen to be movie characters, and learning means putting your feet up with some popcorn and a cold one, all the better.

Give yourself a break from the summer swelter by absorbing a business lesson or two from the 50 best business movies ever made."

Steve Carell Signs For Three More Years of The Office!

Steve Carell Signs For Three More Years of The Office!
"Today the angels looking down on Scranton, Pennsylvania are crooning “Beers in Heaven.” Steve Carell has signed on to star as Dunder Mifflin’s quasi-top dog, Michael Scott, on NBC’s The Office for three more years. An understandably elated, Ricky Gervais, broke the news on his blog…

Gervais went on to mention 2009’s The Office spin-off starring Aziz Ansari but kept mum. He also (half-?) jokingly threw his name into the ring for the role of Hannibal in The A-Team remake. John Singleton, give him a call, no joke. That would be choice."

The Price Of Food: 2007 - 2008

The Price Of Food: 2007 - 2008

Don't put it in your mouth!

The New Zoo Revue: "The Miracle of Birth"

Stephen Hawking's explosive new theory

Stephen Hawking's explosive new theory - Telegraph: "Astronomers can deduce that the early universe expanded at a mind-boggling rate because regions separated by vast distances have similar background temperatures.

They have proposed a process of rapid expansion of neighbouring regions, with similar cosmic properties, to explain this growth spurt which they call inflation.

But that left a deeper mystery: why did inflation occur in the first place?"

Top 10 Film Fatties

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Honda ASIMO Conducts The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

How To Hide An Airplane Factory

How To Hide An Airplane Factory: "During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting and to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air."

Seffner man dies after downing 23 shots of vodka

Seffner man dies after downing 23 shots of vodka: "Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies believe a Seffner man may have drunk himself to death, by downing 23 shots of vodka in 30 minutes.

Deputies discovered the body of Eric Morris at a bar on US 92 in Tampa Tuesday night.

Morris was 26 years old."

The Incredible, Edible Front Lawn

The Incredible, Edible Front Lawn: "Clarence and Rudine Ridgley can feed their entire block with the produce from their 'Edible Estate', a community garden and art project pioneered by L.A.-based architect Fritz Haeg that seeks to bring the garden from the backyard to the front."

‘Guitar Hero’ Action Figure

First Pic Of ‘Guitar Hero’ Action Figure - Axel Steel: "I expected “Halo” action figures. I did not expect “Guitar Hero” ones. But McFarlane Toys wasn’t content to just produce figures from Master Chief’s world."

Inspired by MAI - Handmade Custom Fit Jewelry

Why I Still Use Windows Despite the Peer Pressure

Bill Gates Retirement Party: Why I Still Use Windows Despite the Peer Pressure: "There are over a dozen people working at our fair Gizmodo, but as a Windows user, I'm in a definite minority. I still rock XP, and I'm pretty happy with that. Why haven't I switched to Macs? Plenty of reasons, not least of which being that I'm just too smart to switch to a Mac. That's right, I'm too smart for Macs. As Bill Gates's retirement rapidly approaches I figured now is a good time to lay out why I'm loyal to his OS."

10 Very Rare Clouds

10 Very Rare Clouds: "Clouds fill the skies above us and are part of our every day lives, often going unnoticed. However, there are some clouds that are so rare that you will be very lucky to see them in your lifetime. This is a list of the top 10 most rarest cloud formations (in no particular order) that for those lucky enough to see them, were caught on camera."

Wii: ‘Top Spin 3’ released, looks pretty cool

Wii: ‘Top Spin 3’ released, looks pretty cool: "“Top Spin 3” from 2K Sports was released a few days ago for the Wii and, although I’m not a huge tennis buff, I’m a fan of games that lend themselves to a semi-realistic experience with the Wii remote. The Sun took Top Spin 3 for a whirl and gave the game a 92% rating. The game features players like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, and Andy Roddick, each with their signature moves and whatnot."

The Tiger Woods Rulebook To Being A Huge Success

The Tiger Woods Rulebook To Being A Huge Success: "If you believe in evolution, you know there wasn't some superstar golfer caveman from which Tiger Woods evolved centuries later. His talent and subsequent success were not a genetic lottery win -- let's take a look at 12 factors that we can adapt from this legendary golfer."

Rare photo of original Microsoft staff recreated

The original Microsoft 'family': "In 1978, when Microsoft was three years old and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there were only a dozen people working for the company - compared with the current number of almost 90 000 employees worldwide."

Inexplicable English Signs From Around the World

Sign language:: "Twisted translations can provide some of the funniest on-the-road experiences."

Home for sale includes wife

Home for sale includes wife : "A struggling single parent and real estate agent is trying to sell her house and find a husband. She's auctioning off both her home and herself in a package deal on eBay and Craigslist."

World Record 394.5 ft. Dirtbike Jump

10 Extraordinary Burial Ceremonies From Around The World

10 Extraordinary Burial Ceremonies From Around The World: "Not all cultures believe in burying the dead in the ground. Here are 10 unique ceremonies from around the world."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jowling - Photography Fun For a Rainy Day

Jowling - Photography Fun For a Rainy Day: "Looking to take a portraits with a quirky twist? Try ‘jowling‘ (also sometimes known as slap n’ flap)."

Modeling agency trying to add glamour to LPGA

Modeling agency trying to add glamour to LPGA Tour - Los Angeles Times: "Wilhelmina Artist Management is promoting seven pros for how they look off the course as much as how they perform on it."

Small Mo. town allows fake police officer to rob/beat people

Case against fake police officer upends Mo. town: "GERALD, Mo. - Bill Jakob arrived in this small town with an offer to help police curb the community's methamphetamine problem. He had a badge and a gun and told officials he had previously worked as an anti-drug agent in Illinois. He even drove a fully equipped Ford Crown Victoria, which he said was for undercover work.

There was just one problem: Jakob was no cop. He was an unemployed truck driver with a criminal record and had recently filed for bankruptcy."

Crazy Driver Nearly Killed By Train

Crazy Driver Nearly Killed By Train - Watch more free videos

The World's Dirtiest Cities

The World's Dirtiest Cities | Popular Science: "Arsenic-laced drinking water, lead-contaminated soils and choking air pollution are sadly just the start in some of the world's dirtiest places"

In Virginia, Beer-Sicles Are Legal Again

In Virginia, Beer-Sicles Are Legal Again "Almost a year ago to the day, the beer-centric restaurant Rustico in Alexandria, Virginia had to remove 'beer pops' from their menu. The grown-up popsicles, available in flavors like 'Raspbeer-y,' didn't jibe with Virginia legislation. According to the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), beer must be served in its original container, or served immediately after pouring."

First Pics of NYC's Waterfalls in Action, Set to Launch Fully Tomorrow

First Pics of NYC's Waterfalls in Action, Set to Launch Fully Tomorrow: "This summer, NYC is installing a handful of giant, 120-foot-tall waterfalls in the East River and under the Brooklyn Bridge. The art installation will be turned on fully tomorrow, but here are the first shots of the Brooklyn Bridge waterfall in action, taken during a pre-dawn test yesterday morning. It looks awesome. The waterfalls will be up for the next couple months, so be sure to walk across the Manhattan bridge and check them out if you're in town this summer."

Teacher Really Loves Baseball, Sleeps With Eight Players on High School Team

Woman has sex with student, 15, plus 7 friends: "A female special education teacher and sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at a middle school in Alabama has been charged with having sex with at least eight high school students between the ages of 15 and 19."
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What to Do (and Not Do) In A Fistfight

What to Do (and Not Do) In A Fistfight

Neanderthals Were High-Tech For Their Era

Neanderthals Were High-Tech For Their Era | LiveScience: "Neanderthal tools found in England suggest our early human relatives hunted with blades and spear tips that were pretty sophisticated, rivaling those made by modern humans, a new analysis suggests."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Golden Ray photos of amazing mass migration

Golden Ray photos of amazing mass migration - Telegraph: "Looking like giant leaves floating in the sea thousands of Golden Rays are seen here gathering off the coast of Mexico.

The spectacular scene was captured as the magnificent creatures made one of their biannual mass migrations to more agreeable waters."

My Kid Took These

My Kid Took These

Scientific modeling suggests that up to 18 unknown large aquatic creatures exist

Monsters of the deep still undiscovered:

"GIVEN their size, you might assume they had all been found by now. But scientists believe the world's oceans are still hiding giant underwater creatures which have yet to be discovered.

Marine ecologists have predicted there could be as many as 18 unknown species, with body lengths greater than 1.8 metres, still swimming in the great expanses of unexplored sea."

Icon Story

Icon Story

Dying Is Hard. Comedy Is Harder.

Jerry Seinfeld on George Carlin’s Life and Comedy - Op-Ed -

THE honest truth is, for a comedian, even death is just a premise to make jokes about. I know this because I was on the phone with George Carlin nine days ago and we were making some death jokes."

The Story of Smosh

Big Brown photo reveals loose shoe early in Belmont Stakes

ESPN - Big Brown photo reveals loose shoe early in Belmont Stakes - Horse Racing: "The photos show a dislodged shoe on the horse's right hind hoof about 200 yards into the Belmont.

There was no evidence of injury to the hoof after the race, but Iavarone didn't think it could have been comfortable for the horse, who was wearing an acrylic patch on his left front hoof to compensate for a painful quarter crack."