Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ever seen how a mosquito changes when it sucks your blood?

Ever seen how a mosquito changes when it sucks your blood?: "After piercing the skin with her proboscis, she angles and explores until she nicks a venule or arteriole. Meanwhile, her salivary tube pumps out an anticoagulant that helps the flow of blood. When she has found blood beneath the skin, she holds still and, in the span of 90 seconds, distends her abdomen to grotesque proportions with as much blood as she can hold."

A Trip to the Future, as seen from 1979 (PICS)

First published in 1979, The Usborne Book of the Future was "A trip in time to the year 2000 and beyond. See the robots, machines and cities of the future, and then travel to the stars." It's crazy to see the predictions about the future that were so off the mark...and which are eerily prescient.

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Oddly Fascinating: 10 Videos of Cats Swimming

So, to celebrate what summer is all about, I’ve put on my water wings, and eased into the deepest depths of Youtube to compile the following list: 10 Videos of Cats Swimming.

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Fake Stroke Effect Linked to Full Moon

THE full moon may cause people to suffer symptoms similar to those of a stroke, experts believe. The number of people treated for mystery numbness and co-ordination loss rises significantly on full-moon nights – like tonight.

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13 Things That Do Not Make Sense

At least to the average person.

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Cake Wrecks

Cake Wrecks: "When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong."

Human eye can't keep up with fast-closing Phelps

Human eye can't keep up with fast-closing Phelps

BEIJING (AP) -- The eyes didn't have it. Lucky for Michael Phelps technology did.

Phelps got his seventh Olympic gold medal to match Mark Spitz's record haul but it took some doing.

The finish was impossible to see with the naked eye, so close that video and timing reviews down to the 10-thousandth of a second were needed.

Anyone watching in the jammed-to-the-rafters Water Cube or on television thought Milorad Cavic of Serbia had pulled off a monumental upset Saturday morning, spoiling Phelps' chance at breaking Spitz's vaunted record of seven golds in a single games.

Not so, thanks to technology.

"The timing system says it all," Phelps said. "There hasn't really been an error in the timing system that I've ever heard of. The scoreboard said I got my hand on the wall first."

But he - and everyone else - wasn't sure until a "1" appeared by Phelps' name and a "2" by Cavic. They were separated by a hundredth of a second, the smallest margin measured in swimming.

"It's almost too close to see," Phelps said after watching a frame-by-frame replay on computer.

Even Phelps' coach was in doubt.

ShotPak: Controversial and Convenient Booze

ShotPak: Controversial and Convenient Booze | Serious Eats: "A bottle of whiskey may not be appropriate on a camping trip, but a shot or two? Perfectly acceptable! That's when ShotPak comes to the rescue—for all those times that you need a shot of something, whether it's a hit of whiskey or vodka and raspberry cocktail, and need it in a easy-to-carry form. The patented ShotPack pouch 'has the lowest carbon dioxide footprint of any container used to package alcohol in the world' and each one contains 50 milliliters of liquid. The easy-tear opening means there's little standing in between you and your booze.

But the ShotPak may be too convenient, making it appealing to those under 21. The Los Angeles Times investigates opposition to the ShotPak: 'The company's critics call it a blatant play to entice underage drinkers and to get alcohol into schools and other public venues where it wouldn't ordinarily be drunk.' Who does this 'party in a pouch' appeal to more: kids or adults?"

Reading Test

Reading Test: "The paomnnehel pweor of the hmuan mnid

Aoccdrnig to rseearch, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

Now you can put your mind to the test and try to read your favourite websites in the same fashion!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Turn your toaster into a sandwich maker

Turn your toaster into a sandwich maker - Slashfood: "There's a new product on the market that could revolutionize the toasted cheese sandwich and make it accessible for everyone, even those who own pop-up toasters. It's called the Toastabag and it is intended to be used for toasting entire sandwiches."

10 Creatures People Didn’t Think Existed

The Quick 10: 10 Creatures People Didn’t Think Existed: "In the span of less than a week, there’s news that Bigfoot and el Chupacabra may have been discovered. Weird. At this rate, Nessie is going to pop up next week and the Mothman will knock on someone’s door in West Virginia and ask to borrow a cup of sugar.

I wanted to do today’s Q10 on animals that were thought to be mythical but ended up being real; however, I couldn’t find that many. So it’s a combined list of that and animals that were thought to be extinct but were rediscovered at some point. Those types of animals are called Lazarus species, by the way… a rather fitting name."

Huge Manta Ray Appears on San Francisco Sidewalk

Just ran into this crazy scene on the streets of San Francisco... check out the picture... big manta ray on the sidewalk of San Francisco, someone dropped it off there still alive. Crazy!

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When General Motors Was Dreaming (PICS)

In its heyday during the 1950s, Motorama delivered G.M.'s message of postwar optimism to millions of curious spectators.

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Bizarre Records

Bizarre Records

Ernest Borgnine's Secret to Aging Well

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Burj Dubai Skyscraper - August 8, 2008

3 Controversial Maps

3 Controversial Maps: "If George Etzel Pearcy had his way, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s famous song would have been called “Sweet Home Talladego.” In 1973, the California State University geography professor suggested that the U.S. should redraw its antiquated state boundaries and narrow the overall number of states to a mere thirty-eight.

Pearcy’s proposed state lines were drawn in less-populated areas, isolating large cities and reducing their number within each state. He argued that if there were fewer cities vying for a state’s tax dollars, more money would be available for projects that would benefit all citizens."

Donald Trump Saves Ed McMahon From Foreclosure!

Donald Trump Saves Ed McMahon From Foreclosure!: "Donald Trump doesn't know Ed McMahon, but he 'grew up watching him on tv,' so he'd like to be his new landlord. McMahon is currently facing foreclosure from Countrywide, and had 2 weeks to sell his house before the bank repossessed it. Mr. Trump has agreed to buy the house and lease it to McMahon, says the LA Times.

'I don't know the man, but I grew up watching him on TV,' Trump told The Times. 'When I was at the Wharton School of Business,' Trump said, 'I'd watch him every night. How could this happen?'"

Whatever Happened to Past Olympic Venues?

While many of these arenas and stadiums are stunning and maximize athletes’ chances at record-breaking performances, how useful are they after the Games end? Many fade into obscurity or become general-use arenas. However, we do know the fates of these past sites of Olympic glory:

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25 Worst Game Shows of All Time

We’re following up our list of the 25 Greatest Game Shows of All Time with our picks for the 25 Worst Game Shows. While many of these may have a special place in our hearts, make no mistake - they were pretty bad. And the rest… well, they just suck.

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2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games | Free Online Videos

2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games | Free Online Videos

Two Georgians Say They Have Bigfoot’s Body

Two Georgians Say They Have Bigfoot’s Body - "In the hairy and hoax-filled history of Bigfoot, those who believe in the mythical beast have offered up all manner of evidence, from grainy photos to hoarse recordings to tracks of those aforementioned feet.

But on Friday at a hotel in Palo Alto, Calif., a pair of Bigfoot hunters say they will present what they contend is the most definitive proof yet of an animal that science says does not exist: DNA evidence and photographs of a dead specimen they say they found in a remote swath of woods in northern Georgia."

Chasing the Dragon - Authoritarian State

Thursday, August 14, 2008

12000 Calories a Day: Michael Phelps and his Gold Medal Diet

After his latest victory, he revealed the secret behind his six-days-a-week, five-hours-a-day training regime: an extraordinary 12,000-calorie daily diet, six times the intake of a normal adult male. This is a typical day:

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For Most People,College Is a Waste of Time

Imagine that America had no system of post-secondary education, and you were a member of a task force assigned to create one from scratch. One of your colleagues submits this proposal.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The 10 Most Delicious Extinct Candies from the '80s

The 10 Most Delicious Extinct Candies from the '80s: "This last question is especially irksome, for while plebian crap like Dum Dum Suckers and Candy Corn continue to fill up many a sad Trick-or-Treater pumpkin-shaped pail, so many innovative and satisfying candies have died premature deaths, from Abba Zabbas and Fresh Mint Skittles, to hap pappy Uncle Buck. But this isn’t a list celebrating the Candy Man’s greatest comedies (although there damn well should be). Rather, it’s a paean to that last great candy decade, the 80s, decade of so much unhealthy greatness."

China’s fast-food menu for the 2008 Olympics

China’s fast-food menu for the 2008 Olympics : "The Chinese have done a great job so far as hosts of this year’s Olympic games and they deserve to be praised. But the food they offer foreign tourists…now that’s a whole other story. I love traveling and one of the things I love to do most when I visit a foreign land is try out the local menu.

I’m not picky when it comes to food but just looking at those scorpions on a stick kills my appetite. I hear roaches and other insects are very nutritious and I’d probably eat them if my life depended on it, but actually paying for them…never."

Shocker: iPhone 3G Faster in Ad Than In Real Life

Hey, did you know that advertising misleads you? Like, products might not perform as exceptionally, look as hot or taste as yummy as they do in slickly produced ads? The iPhone 3G not cruising the internets as briskly as Apple's ads depict might be a big bucket of "duh," but this comparison video shows just how stark the contrast is.

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Map of Nations that don't use The Metric System

Flight attendant says pastor Joel Osteen's wife attacked her

Flight attendant says pastor Joel Osteen's wife attacked her: "A flight attendant suing the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen told a jury on Tuesday that Victoria Osteen should be held accountable for attacking her on a plane without provocation.

But the attorney for Victoria Osteen questioned the flight attendant's perception that an assault ever took place.

Continental Airlines flight attendant Sharon Brown testified that Victoria Osteen approached her upset and angry before the start of a 2005 flight from Houston to Vail, Colo."

Cooking Stimulated Cognitive Spurt In Humans

Cooking Stimulated Cognitive Spurt In Humans: "Prehistoric man's invention of cooking could be a major factor in us getting smarter, according to Live Science. About two million years ago, the human brain rapidly doubled in size from other primate brains and researcher Philipp Khaitovich of the Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai thinks it's 'because we started to eat better food' like 'more meat.'

'For a long time, we were pretty dumb,' he says. But about 150,000 years ago, 'our big brains suddenly got smart.' Why did we start experimenting with bone and invent new tools like needles for beadwork? Because of an increased access to calories, explains Khaitovich. 'Eating (mostly) cooked meals would have lessened the energy needs of our digestion systems, thereby freeing up calories for our brains.' Khaitovich and colleagues thank the emergence of prehistoric 'Iron Chefs' who developed the first hearths about 200,000 years ago.

Since this research doesn't really back the raw food movement, you should probably put down that celery stalk if you want future generations to be smarter."

USA Basketball Stars Consider Move Abroad

USA Basketball Stars Consider Move Abroad: "Last week LeBron James and Kobe Bryant sent a shockwave through the NBA universe when each floated the idea of playing in Europe when their current contracts expire. James tossed up the alley-oop when it was leaked that he’d consider signing with a European club for $50 million dollars a year, and Bryant then slammed it home when he confirmed he would go to Italy for the same price. American fans better hope Bryant and James don’t get too comfortable playing Euro ball when the USA Olympic men’s basketball team takes the court against Greece in Beijing on Thursday."

6 Reasons Today’s Olympic Swimmers are Breaking so many World Records

6 Reasons Today’s Olympic Swimmers are Breaking so many World Records: "For some reason every swim event in this Olympics is a record smasher. And it isn’t just Michael Phelps who’s seconds ahead of that daunting green world record line. Curious what’s making this year’s athletes so much faster? Here are 6 possible answers."

The World's Weirdest Vending Machines

The World's Weirdest Vending Machines: "Today’s news that Best Buy is to put vending machines into airports got me thinking about these automated, mechanical stores. Vending machines can be incredibly useful if they are put in the right place, and sell the right things. They are available 24 hours and can empower even the shyest of shoppers to buy normally embarrassing items (toilet paper, anyone?)"

How many arms does an octopus have? Only six - the other two are legs, say scientists

How many arms does an octopus have? Only six - the other two are legs, say scientists: "Ask anyone how many arms an octopus has and the usual answer will be eight. But scientists now insist these nautical animals only have six.

In a new study they found that the creatures used six of their tentacles as arms and two as legs.

Marine experts at 20 Sea Life centres across Europe gathered data from over 2,000 separate observations.

They found common octopuses moved over the ground using their back two limbs, leaving the remaining six for eating."

Disgusting Flavors We Never Got a Chance to Love

Disgusting Flavors We Never Got a Chance to Love: "We’re not sure what flavor you like your laxatives, PEZ and tortilla chips, but we’re guessing these aren’t them. The following are some of the biggest marketing missteps, all done in very bad taste."

5 Famed Retired Corporate Mascots

5 Famed Retired Corporate Mascots: "Consumer product companies love finding a memorable corporate mascot who can get the buying public to open their wallets. A great mascot builds brand equity for decades, while a bad one can be an embarrassing smear on a company’s history. Both types often meet the same fate, though, when it comes time for forced retirement. Here are a few of our favorites, some still mourned, some still mocked."

Spelling Bee Finalist Eliminated on the Word “Girlfriend”

Christopher Heck, a finalist at last week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, was eliminated when he was unable to spell the word “girlfriend.” Bee champion David Tidmarsh then clinched the title by successfully spelling “autochthonous,” a word meaning “indigenous.”

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Our Favorite 25 TV Bosses (And What We Learn From Them)

If you think your boss is tough, wait ’till you see these guys! The scripted, non-reality TV show might be a dying breed, but shows past and present provide us with many memorable bosses and leaders. Following are some of the most unforgettable TV bosses, along with what made them so great (or not so great).

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Television Review - ‘Mad Men’ Return to the Office (Forbidden Vices in Tow) - Review -

Television Review - ‘Mad Men’ Return to the Office: "The very first time the hero of “Mad Men” appeared on the screen, this ad executive was in a swanky New York bar, smoking and drinking manhattans before heading downtown to look in on his sexy, free-thinking girlfriend — before going home to his wife.

Season 2 puts Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in his undershirt in a doctor’s office, where he is chided for his blood pressure, two-pack-a-day habit, five-drinks-a-day lifestyle and other forms of dissipation."

Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist - Trailer

Will the Madden Curse Cost Favre and the Jets?

Will the Madden Curse Cost Favre and the Jets?: "Jet's fans be wary: Madden 2009 (ERTS) is out, and that's could be cursed news for Brett Favre and his new team.

What’s the Madden video game curse? Earlier releases of the football game featured the Hall of Fame Coach, John Madden's, mug, until 1999 when 49ers' running back Garrison Hearst became the first player featured on the game's cover. Hearst broke his ankle that season and did not return until 2001."

Burger King Employee Takes Bath In Sink

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Mammoth 5 Ton Shark caught in China

Mammoth 5 Ton Shark caught in China: "A five-ton shark is caught by fishermen on the outskirts of Lianyungang, in east China’s Jiangsu province, on May 23, 2007. The shark has been bought by a businessman at a price of 100,000 RMB ($13,066), local media reported."

$20,000 Earrings Found in New York Trash Dump

$20,000 Earrings Found in New York Trash Dump: "Diamonds in the rough? Try a $20,000 pair of the glinting gems in a reeking truckload of trash.

A Staten Island jeweler got her 3-carat diamond earrings back after she, her husband and city sanitation employees sorted through a heap of garbage.

'It's a miracle — $20,000 earrings looking at you from the garbage,' said their owner, Haya Sharon.

The studs, an anniversary gift from her husband, were in a small jar of cleaning solution. A worker at the couple's jewelry store accidentally threw it away Tuesday.

After store employees alerted the Sanitation Department, the earrings were recovered Thursday after a grimy search at the site of the former Fresh Kills landfill. The giant dump closed in 2001, and the earrings were in a load of trash destined to be compacted and shipped out of state.

Engagement rings and other precious possessions have been plucked from piles of city garbage in the past, Sanitation Department spokesman Keith Mellis said."

Top 10 Bizarre Sleep Disorders

Top 10 Bizarre Sleep Disorders: "Sleep is something we all do - mostly every day (except on all nighters reading Listverse or studying) and for most people it is one of the great pleasures in life. But sadly, for many people, with sleep comes problems - some of which can be extremely serious. This is a list of the 10 weirdest sleep disorders."

Toddler takes SUV for a joyride

Toddler takes SUV for a joyride: "What kid doesn't like to play in the front seat of Mom and Dad's car? Whenever we're parked for any length of time, my kids beg to come up front and try out all of the buttons and knobs, so that when I finally turn the car back on, the radio is blasting and the windshield wipers work furiously, despite the fact that it's not raining."

Pinot Grigios For Every Taste

Pinot Grigios For Every Taste - "On a hot summer day, choosing between a cheap pinot grigio and an expensive one may not seem like much of a choice. You'll take the Diet Coke, thanks.

That's understandable. Chances are, your earliest experience with pinot grigio involved the ubiquitous and mass-produced Santa Margherita, Sutter Home or Ecco Domani. You snuck a swig of one of them when you were 17, and haven't touched a drop since you hit the legal age.

But your unsavory experiences with pinot grigios past shouldn't hold you back today."

12V In-Car Microwave Oven

12V In-Car Microwave Oven: "This 12V In-Car Microwave Oven proves that you can never make ‘em too small, or too black for those travellin’ treats. Plug it into your cigarette lighter socket and roast that hog on the hoof.

Steve Sax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steve Sax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Though never regarded as one of the top fielding second baseman in the league, Steve Sax inexplicably became incapable of making routine throws to first base in 1983, committing 30 errors that season. This is referred to in baseball terminology as 'Steve Blass disease', named after the Pirates pitcher who suffered a similar breakdown of basic mechanics. As his accuracy suffered, fans sitting behind the first base dugout began wearing batting helmets as mock protection. (Teammate Pedro Guerrero, an outfielder pressed into service at third base in 1983, once reportedly stated that his first thought whenever he was in the field was 'I hope they don't hit it to me,' while his second thought was 'I hope they don't hit it to Sax.') By 1989, however, Sax seemed to be completely 'cured', leading the American League in both fielding percentage and double plays."

The Life of the Top Guitar-Hero Player In The World

If Chris were not otherwise occupied, he could tell you that he is, by several objective measures, the most talented Guitar Hero player in existence: not only good enough to have attained numerous high-score records, but also online celebrity and a fledgling career designing and endorsing his own line of video game hardware.

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8 Extraordinary Uses for Epsom Salt

#6. Regenerate a Car Battery -- Is your car battery starting to sound as if it won't turn over? Worried that you'll be stuck the next time you try to start your car? Give your battery a little more life with this potion. Dissolve about an ounce of Epsom salt in warm water and add it to each battery cell.

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The 20 Most Outdated Stereotypes In Film And Television

An educational list featuring 20 outdated stereotypes from television and films both recent and past. A lot of these movies are really quite good, despite their cultural faux pas. While others are all that remains of a talent that once shone bright as the stars.

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First Round Quarterbacks - Reminder Note

First Round Quarterbacks - Reminder Note (Sports Frog): "First round quarterbacks since 1995 and their current state of activity:

Russell, J OAK Starting
Quinn, B CLE Competing
Young, V TEN Starting
Leinart, M ARZ Competing
Cutler, J DEN Starting
Smith, A SF Competing
Rodgers, A GB Starting
Campbell, J WAS Starting
Manning, E NYG Starting
Rivers, P SD Starting
Roethlisberger, B PIT Starting
Losman, JP BUF Competing
Palmer, C CIN Starting
Leftwich, B --- Free Agent
Boller, K BAL Competing
Grossman, R CHI Competing
Carr, D HOU Backup
Harrington, J ATL Backup
Ramsey, P WAS Backup
Vick, M --- Prison"

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Irony (Pic)

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Monday, August 11, 2008

How and Why Slang Spreads

Slang is an oral, highly expressive language not accepted as good, formal usage that can spread like wildfire. Growing from subcultures to the mainstream almost overnight. Learn how and why slang spreads in this article.

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Spanish shopkeeper finds Homer Simpson euro

Spanish shopkeeper finds Homer Simpson euro
Candy shop owner Jose Martinez shows an official Spanish 1 Euro coin with the face of Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) and another one altered to look like a face of cartoon character Homer Simpson in the northern Spanish town of Avile August 8, 2008. Martinez found the Homer Simpson coin in his shop's cash register while counting the days' transactions last week.

Robert Downey Jr.'s risky role in Tropic Thunder

Robert Downey Jr.'s risky role in Tropic Thunder: "When Robert Downey Jr. put on dark make-up for film comedy 'Tropic Thunder,' the actor ventured into the racially charged territory of blackface, an old showbiz convention that is no laughing matter."

Matt Jones Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charge

Matt Jones Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charge: "Former Razorback quarterback Matt Jones pleaded not guilty in Fayetteville on Monday to possession of a controlled substance.

The receiver with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars had been arrested in Fayetteville on July 10th.

The police report issued after Jones' arrest stated that a police officer saw him inside a vehicle using a credit card to cut up a white substance, later tested to be cocaine.

Jones' father denied those allegations to the Razorback Nation when his son was first arrested and continues to deny his son had cocaine in his possession, but says instead that the star football player was only near the drugs.

If convicted of the felony charge, Jones faces 3 to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine."

Four Hidden Florida Destinations

Four Hidden Florida Destinations | MainStreet: "If you're already thinking ahead to fall and winter vacations, there's a good chance you're thinking Florida. But for all the popularity of such cold-weather destinations as Miami Beach and Key West, there are plenty of others that offer similar fun-in-the-sun diversions, but are slightly off the beaten tourist track.

Plus, there are those that offer an altogether different experience that defies the Jimmy Buffett-inspired, margarita-sipping Florida norm.
Here are four less-heralded Florida destinations to put on your radar for the months ahead."

Extraordinary Facts About Ostriches

Extraordinary Facts About Ostriches: "Does the ostrich really stick its head in the sand? No, it just tries to hide its head by lowering it to the ground. Is an ostrich's eye really bigger than its brain?

Ostrich fossils have been found which date back for more than 120 million years and the oldest of these was found in Central Europe. Strangely enough fossils have been found in Europe, Africa and Asia, in spite of the fact that wild ostriches are now only found in Africa."

29 Instrumentals By Bands That Usually Sing

Who knows—besides the members of the Scottish band themselves—what Teenage Fanclub were referring to with the title of the final song on the classic Bandwagonesque. Perhaps they didn't think it was music if it didn't have lyrics, or maybe it was just too cheerful and simple.

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Animatronic Showbiz Band Moves From Pizza Parlors to YouTube

Meet the Rock-afire Explosion, the animatronic musical mascots stationed in ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurants in the '80s and enjoying a YouTube revival thanks to a series of videos in which the reprogrammed robots rip through songs by Usher, The White Stripes and others.

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Olympics: Wall hides entire Beijing neighborhood from World

If Oppressing people and building wall's around their Shops and homes to hide them from Tourists and the world was an Olympic event than the Chinese government would surely win a Gold Medal, Some of Beijing's rundown storefronts and neighborhoods are hidden behind newly built walls as China puts on its best face for the games

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Opinion: Why laptops will kick desktop PCs to the curb

The desktop has historically been the leader in the computing business, but in recent years, the notebook has taken charge. And as that changeover continues to progress, is it time to write off the desktop?

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Springfield Punx

Springfield Punx

Most Amazing 3D 'Real Life Realistic' Paintings

These enormous 3D pavement sketchings are made by Julian Beever, internationally renowned artist, often called the 'Pavement Picasso'. Julian has made pavement drawings for over ten years. He has worked in the U.K., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cheap Airlines Make Pilots Fly "Uncomfortably Low On Fuel"

Ugh, those selfish pilots can't be bothered to help their airlines return to profitability. No, instead they're whining to NASA that they're being forced to fly "uncomfortably low on fuel" and that "safety for passengers and crews could be compromised." These flight simulator jockeys want more fuel, but that isn't likely to happen anytime soon.

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The Best Geek Film Soundracks Ever

Music can make or break a movie. Just look at the Simpsons movie's Spider Pig song. With that in mind, Rob counts down the ten best geek movie soundtracks

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How to Prevent a Coffee Shop Wi-Fi Attack

Logging on using your mobile device allows hackers to steal your password unless you take basic precautions.

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No Joke: 38 People Dead After Vampire Bats Attack

Laboratory investigations have yet to confirm the cause, but the symptoms point to rabies, according to two researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and other medical experts.

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Debunking the 7 Myths of Crowd Psychology

Many authors of introductory sociology textbooks say that crowds are irrational, spontaneous, suggestible, emotional and even potentially dangerous groups. But crowds are not the many-armed destructive monsters of the popular or even fascist imagination, the actual evidence does not support it. Here are the seven myths about crowds.

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diggNATION Episode 162

Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

Extra-Wide Contacts Confer Big-Eyed Beauty: "Anyone who's seen Japanese comics, cartoon videos or anime art is instantly struck by the common look of the girls - big eyes that, by making the rest of the face look small, add the cuteness and sex appeal prized by many Japanese men. Since no amount of cosmetic surgery will make actual human eyes larger, some girls are trying another way to up their cute quotient: extra-wide contact lenses!"

Bush Knows How to Enjoy the Summer

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Replicating the Human Eye

Researchers develop a new semiconductor processing technology that has allowed them to make a working image sensor structured like a human eye.

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7 Things Your Computer Person Won’t Tell You...

...probably because they think you know already. Still, if you're new to the computer owner world, here are seven tips that don't come in a manual

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