Saturday, August 2, 2008

Black Bear Mixes Things Up at U.S. Senior Open

Tom Watson heard somebody shout "Bear!" while he was in the middle of a backswing. Bernhard Langer stopped his pre-shot routine and waited until the bear got out of sight. Television golf analyst Dottie Pepper ran the other way on the 13th fairway.

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Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads [PICS]

Collection of creative Coca-Cola print advertising ideas.

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This is what $65,500,000 buys you near Dallas, Tx

In a related story, you can buy a small condo and a few bottles of water for the same amount of money in Beverly Hills.

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Greyhound Man Who Beheaded Passenger Has Been Charged

Vince Weiguang Li, the 40-year-old suspect in the gruesome stabbing and decapitation aboard a Greyhound bus in Manitoba, appeared in court Friday to face a second-degree murder charge. Shackled at the wrists and ankles, Li was led by police in and out of a courtroom on Friday morning.

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MangoFalls is about old photos developed from film from old cameras found in antique stores and Sunday flea markets. A lot of these photos are about people, but it is not known who these people are.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Olympic Games: Have we reached a plateau in terms of speed?

The world-record pace for the marathon continues to improve for both men and women. For men, the record pace for the marathon is now about as fast as the record pace for the 10,000-meter run just after World War II. Today, champion athletes are running more than four times farther at speeds of well under five minutes per mile.

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Great Seinfeld Characters that were only in one episode

You might have only seen them once, but you should remember them forever

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Five People You Should Never Date

You should have known better. Or maybe you did; you just didn’t care. You’d heard the horror stories and the admonitions: “Don’t date a/your…” But some things are easier said than done, and forbidden fruit tastes so much sweeter. When I got into a relationship with a co-worker a few years ago, I knew it wasn’t the brightest idea I’d ever had. We w

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10 Notable Staircases

Staircases can be so much more than just a means of getting to the next floor. A staircase can be a work of art, a conversation piece, a place to meditate, or a historical marker.

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Sexual Attraction & Population Control Chemicals Found

Organisms ranging from humans to plants to the lowliest bacterium use molecules to communicate. Some chemicals trigger the various stages of an organism's development, and still others are used to attract members of the opposite sex. They have now been discovered

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50 Ways in Which NASA Changed Our World

Today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration marks its first half-century of exploration and discovery. But missions to the Moon and beyond are only part of the story. Without Nasa's scientists, life on Earth would be very different indeed.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

10 of the Dumbest Business Decisions in History

We’ve all made mistakes … but probably not big mistakes like making snot beer, saying no to The Beatles, or turning down the patent for the telephone. In fact, here are some of the biggest business blunders in history:

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Five Tips to Help Couples Resolve a Fight

How to overcome those spats that induce silence and a week-long stand-off.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Windows Vista Ads That Will Crumble Apple Mac Propaganda

It's an eye opener full of PWN.

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Free Multiservice IM App Arrives on iPhone

A free iPhone application that launched Tuesday allows users to instant message with the service of their choice -- AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and so on. In addition to chat capabilities, Palringo, available through the App Store, allows you to snap photos and send them to your friends.

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Ancient Olympic Calculator Discovered

An ancient astronomy calculator appears to show the four-year cycle of the early Greek competitions that inspired today's Olympic Games.

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Twenty Percent Of All Primetime TV Is Viewed Online

Pundits argue that the computer is quickly on its way to becoming the primary source of delivering audio-visual entertainment. Others will argue that it's already happened. With over 12 billion videos watched online in the U.S. during the month of May, its hard to argue against the ubiquity of the PC as the king of media.

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1,000 apps today, 10,000,000 iPhones tomorrow

The Apple App Store has hit another milestone, but an even bigger one is fast approaching for the iPhone.

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Giant Lake Confirmed on Saturn's Moon Titan

A giant, glassy lake larger than North America's Lake Ontario graces the south pole of Saturn's largest moon Titan, new research confirms. "This is the first observation that really pins down that Titan has a surface lake filled with liquid," said lead researcher Robert Brown of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pet Observation Dome

Pet Observation Dome: "This clear acrylic dome opens a window to the world that helps satisfy a pet's natural curiosity while maintaining safety and security. The porthole mounts easily over a hole cut into the fence and the 9-1/2' diam. dome protrudes 5' to give an inquisitive canine a panoramic view of the world beyond."

10 Things You Should Know About the Internet

10 Things You Should Know About the Internet: "Ah, the Internet: you use it every day for school, work or fun. In such a short period of time, the Net has grown into an essential every day thing that it's hard to imagine life without it.

But how much do you know about the Internet? Did you know that you have the Soviets to thank for this wonderful invention? Or that despite the flack that he got for inventing the Internet, Al Gore actually did play a major role in the creation of the Net?

Here are the 10 Things You Should Know About the Internet:"

Monday, July 28, 2008

9 ways you can take advantage of this “terrible” economy.

The economy sucks. So? Get over it and take advantage of it!

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Man Stole Buses, Drove Their Routes, Returned Them at Night

Poilice say Harris wore a Miami-Dade Transit employee uniform, did not steal the fares, and returned the buses to the depot each night.

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Great Bands Forgotten By Rock Hall Of Fame (pics)

Some of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll bands of all time aren't even in the Hall of Fame. See if your favorite is here.

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10 of the Most Annoying Things about the iPhone

Now that I’ve had time to incorporate the iPhone 3G into my daily regime, I’ve ratified my most annoying things about it into the following 10.

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Apple CEO Jobs' life not in danger, NYT reports

A New York Times columnist reported Saturday that Steve Jobs' health problems "amounted to a good deal more than 'a common bug,' they weren't life-threatening."

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Red Bull Helicopter does back flips!

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The Ultimate Souvenir

The Ultimate Souvenir

Guess Which Country Supplies the Most Oil to the U.S?

The answer was a little surprising. None of the Middle Eastern countries were at the top of the list.

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FDIC takes over 2 more banks, closing 28 branches

FDIC takes over 2 more banks, closing 28 branches: "The 28 branches of 1st National Bank of Nevada and First Heritage Bank, operating in Nevada, Arizona and California, were closed Friday by federal regulators.

The banks, owned by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based First National Bank Holding Co., were scheduled to reopen on Monday as Mutual of Omaha Bank branches, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said.

The FDIC said the takeover of the failed banks was the least costly resolution and all depositors - including those with funds in excess of FDIC insurance limits - will switch to Mutual of Omaha with 'the full amount of their deposits.'

The FDIC also said accountholders can access their funds during the weekend by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards"

Stiller triumphs with Tropic Thunder

Stiller triumphs with Tropic Thunder: "'Tropic Thunder,' which opens August 13 via DreamWorks/Paramount, sends up all things Hollywood, from pampered actors and outrageous media tycoons to war movies in general. OK, these are easy targets. But Stiller and co-writers Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen hit 'em with a fair degree of accuracy and consistency."

Ex-Google engineers debut 'Cuil' way to search

Ex-Google engineers debut 'Cuil' way to search : "Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system.

She believes her latest invention is even more valuable - only this time it's not for sale.

Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet.

The end result is Cuil, pronounced 'cool.' Backed by $33 million in venture capital, the search engine plans to begin processing requests for the first time Monday.

Cuil had kept a low profile while Patterson, her husband, Tom Costello, and two other former Google engineers - Russell Power and Louis Monier - searched for better ways to search.

Now, it's boasting time.

For starters, Cuil's search index spans 120 billion Web pages.

Patterson believes that's at least three times the size of Google's index, although there is no way to know for certain. Google stopped publicly quantifying its index's breadth nearly three years ago when the catalog spanned 8.2 billion Web pages."

Mad Men lives up to hype as second season begins

Mad Men lives up to hype as second season begins: "When it debuted as AMC's first original weekly drama series July 19, 2007, 'Mad Men' could not have started out further from the TV industry's consciousness. Its premiere was pretty much a spectacular non-event. But as the weeks piled up, word began to filter out that this little period hour set in the hard-drinking, chain-smoking, brutally sexist New York advertising world circa 1960 was pretty damn good.

The ratings remained tragically low, but the buzz seemed to grow exponentially, even after the 13-week season wrapped. Now, of course, the show faces a divergent but equally daunting challenge: avoiding a sophomore swoon and meet the soaring expectations of critics and fans alike -- stoked by 16 Emmy nominations and Golden Globe wins for top drama and lead actor Jon Hamm in its rookie season."

Super Mario Bros Voted Greatest Computer Game Ever

The classic platform game was first released in 1985 and has since become one of the biggest selling ever with more than 40 million copies flying off the shelves worldwide. The poll of 2,000 gamers, conducted by, revealed 'old skool' games are still firm favourites with Britain's army of gamers.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Can The New iPhone Revolutionize Radio?

Technology Guru Larry Magid Explores The Possibilities Of Free Or Cheap Web Radio Software Two free applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and another program that costs only $4.99, make it possible to listen to live radio on the iPhone from anywhere, including a moving car.

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101 Dumbest Moments in Business: Top tech flops

Exploding toilets and a startup that actually called itself VaporTech. When 400 surfers are dumb enough to click on an ad offering to infect their PCs, what's left for us to do?

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From NOT to HOT in 60 Seconds

found by Pat classic

From NOT to HOT in 60 Seconds | Minor Model: "Girls of all ages are starving themselves to get that perfect super model body. When in reality not even the glamorous models we see on billboards are real. Every ad photo you see has been altered by powerful software like Photoshop. Trim here, widen there, stretch this, cut that, lighting and shading turn and average woman into a goddess."

Top 50 Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time

Top 50 Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time - "''s entertainment staff decided to take a look at some of the science fiction genre shows you may very well know. Based on years of sci fi viewing experience and through a variety of online sources, we've come up with our picks for the Top 50 science fiction shows of all time."

Newlyweds Tasered at their Wedding

Newlyweds Tasered at their Wedding:
"Witness says Officers Overreacted

Michigan wedding of Durango newlyweds Andy and Ania Somora came to an electrifying end last Saturday, July 19, after the bride and groom were tasered by local police.

According to a news release, Judi Burnison, who had rented the Burnison Art Gallery in Chikaming Township to the couple, called police when the reception had gotten out of control. Officer Jeff Enders responded after Burnison conveyed that the guests had spilled drinks and there was broken glass"