Saturday, September 6, 2008

Which NFL team has the drunkest fans?

Which NFL team has the drunkest fans?: "The NFL season is upon us, which means fans across the nation are preparing to spend the next five months locked in a fierce battle with their internal organs, testing the limits of consciousness, heckling incoherently, and fighting with their fellow man over their admiration for the wrong-colored laundry.

But which team's fans are the most tanked of all? Through careful research, we've picked winners(?) in all eight divisions, wild card teams, conference champions and a Super Bowl Champion of Hammeredness. Why? Because football is America's game, and there's nothing Americans are more devoted to than get really hammered in parking lots."

Rare condition gives toddler super strength

Rare condition gives toddler super strength: "Liam Hoekstra was hanging upside down by his feet when he performed an inverted sit-up, his shirt falling away to expose rippled abdominal muscles.

It was a display of raw power one might expect to see from an Olympic gymnast.

Liam is 19 months old.

But this precocious, 22-pound boy with coffee-colored skin, curly hair and washboard abs is far from a typical toddler.

'He could do the iron cross when he was 5 months old,' said his adoptive mother, Dana Hoekstra of Roosevelt Park. She was referring to a difficult gymnastics move in which a male athlete suspends himself by his arms between two hanging rings, forming the shape of a cross."

How To Stop A Row In 30 Seconds

How To Stop A Row In 30 Seconds

Li'l Jukebox Hero

Animals in a Trance

Easy Science Questions That You Will Probably Answer Wrong

Entourage is back - Sunday night HBO

Why Men Die Sooner

Listen up, guys. It may be time to drop the bravado and consider these sobering statistics:Homicide and suicide are among the top three causes for death among males between the ages of 15 and 34.By the age of 85, women outnumber men in the U.S. 2.2 to 1; this rises to 3 to 1 if they reach...

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McCain Vs Obama - The Game

found by Anistyn

35 percent of biggest companies own

Of the companies surveyed, 35% own the domain name for their brand followed by the word "sucks." They include Wal-Mart Stores, Coca-Cola, Toys"R"Us, Target and Whole Foods Market. Some 45% of these domains have yet to be registered by anyone. The study found that the majority of companies that do own these domain names publish no content on them.

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50 Years Ago: Greatest Scientific Discovery is Science!

The most remarkable discovery made by scientists is science itself. The discovery must be compared in importance with the invention of cave-painting and of writing. Like these earlier human creations, science is an attempt to control our surroundings by entering into them and understanding them from inside.

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How Do Vultures Find Dead Stuff?

Turkey vultures, often called buzzards, are found throughout much of the United States and Central and South America. They can often be seen circling endlessly and effortlessly, and are fairly easy to identify by their huge wingspans and striking heads.

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Looking On as the Brain Remembers the Simpsons(Infographic)

Interesting that the memory of the Simpsons is more resilient than the Statue of Liberty.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Is Magnetosphere Now an iTunes 8 Visualizer? - Mac Rumors

Magnetosphere revisited (audio by Tosca) from flight404 on Vimeo.
Is Magnetosphere Now an iTunes 8 Visualizer? - Mac Rumors: "A number of individuals are speculating that Flight 404's Magnetosphere iTunes visualizer is likely to be 'trippy' iTunes 8 visualizer described by Kevin Rose.

Magnetosphere had been available as a free download from the developer's site until a few months ago. The author has since responded to an inquiry by Allan White that the plug-in had been 'sold to a third party'.

Other example videos of the developer's impressive visual work:"

The Words They Used (PIC)

The words that speakers used at the two political conventions show the themes that the parties have highlighted. Republican speakers have talked about reform and character far more frequently than the Democrats. And Republicans were more likely to talk about businesses and taxes, while Democrats were more likely to mention jobs or the economy.

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Huge mechanical spider 'wakes up'

Huge mechanical spider 'wakes up': "A 50ft (15m) high mechanical spider which is set to stalk the streets of Liverpool has come to life.

About 5,000 people braved the rain to watch La Princesse come out of 'hibernation' ahead of her exploration of the city over the next three days.

The creature was operated by French artistic company La Machine as she walked outside the city's arena at King's Dock on Friday morning.

The 1.5m street theatre production is part of the Capital of Culture events.

La Princesse was unveiled to the public on Wednesday morning, hanging from a redundant office block next to Lime Street railway station."

First Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld Microsof Ad Makes No Sense

Besides the slick and probably expensive editing designed to make Jerry Seinfeld look like the more awkward of the pair, there's not a whole lot of special effects in this clip. In fact, there's not really a whole lot of anything, including laughs, info or pimping of Vista. It's kinda like Seinfeld's really long, really rambling Amex Superman ad

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Top 10 NBA Big Three’s

10. Jazz, 9. Wizards, 8. Nuggets, 7. Mavericks, 6. Pistons, 5. Hornets...

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The 5 Most Challenging Golf Courses in the World

The 5 Most Challenging Golf Courses in the World: "Golf is a game of prestige, status, and skill. It is one of the only truly fluid games where the venue makes all of the difference. One can be a champion at one course and a loser at another.

One of the most interesting aspects of the game is that there is a certain level of challenge when it comes to the course itself. Some courses favor power drivers, with long par fives, tall trees, and greens that are just out of reach for all but a few. Other courses favor those with a strong short game with terrain that can take a ball in 3 different directions on its way to the cup."

Hot Dog Bun Grilling Jig

Hot Dog Bun Grilling Jig: "Cooking hot dogs (and similarly shaped things) on the backyard grill is one of those classic American summer traditions. One of the weaker parts of this scheme is preparing the hot dog buns. I happen to like mine toasty and warm and crunchy, and without the hinges broken! Not everyone likes grilled buns, but for those of us who do, this is a legitimate concern. Folding buns wide or flat to grill them seems to universally weaken the hinges to the point that they are prone to break upon introduction of a sausage, particularly if there are condiments involved."

Alcoholic Drinks That Make You Fat

Alcoholic Drinks That Make You Fat - High Calorie Cocktails, Beer and Liquor: "For millions, dieting is a part of daily life. Calorie counting, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going to the gym; all part of the routine. Come Friday night, however, it's three sheets to the wind and anything goes.

big-mac Did you know one 10 oz. Long Island Iced Tea has the same number of calories as a McDonald’s Big Mac? Yeah, a Big Mac. So go ahead, belly up to the bar and start putting down those Big Macs."

Sept. 4, 1957: The Short, Unhappy Life of the Ford Edsel

In an industry celebrated for its spectacular failures, the Edsel still takes the cake. Although as mechanically sound as other Ford products, the car was criticized from Day One for being too ugly, too expensive and vastly overhyped.

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Is Sushi Safe to Eat?

A Chicago man made the papers last month for suing a restaurant that allegedly served him a parasitic tapeworm along with his undercooked salmon. So what about the sushi or sashimi that hungry buyers pick up to go during the lunch hour rush?

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Amazing! Intellectual Work Induces Excessive Calorie Intake

A team of researchers have demonstrated that intellectual work induces a substantial increase in calorie intake. Caloric overcompensation following intellectual work, combined with the fact that we are less physically active when doing intellectual tasks, could contribute to the obesity epidemic currently observed in industrialized countries.

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An Inconvenient Truth exaggerated sea level rise

Al Gore's Oscar-winning environmental documentary exaggerated the likely effects of global warming on sea levels, a new study shows. ..if the glaciers continue to break up and melt like they are right now for 100 years, a two meter rise in sea level by 2100 would not be possible.

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Finding a Guy Who Looks Like Dear Old Dad

Finding a Guy Who Looks Like Dear Old Dad: "A new study of facial features adds to mounting evidence that a man tends to choose a girlfriend who resembles his mother, and a woman picks a boyfriend who looks like her father.

Researchers are on to something, says Randy Thornhill, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque: 'It's more than just a little fluke.'"

After 7,300 pro at-bats, McClain attains a first

After 7,300 pro at-bats, McClain attains a first:
"When McClain finally hit his first major-league home run Wednesday - in his 7,301st professional at-bat, after blasting 362 in the minors and Japan - his teammates did not even look at him."

The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth [PICS]

Socotra Island: you have to see it to believe it! We covered some otherwordly places before (see, for example, Bolvian Salt Lake, or The Richat structure), but this island simply blows away any notion about what is considered "normal" for a landscape on Earth.

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Sarah Palin Gender Card

Thursday, September 4, 2008

7 Great Sports Moments (That Might Have Been Fixed)

Some of the greatest coaches, players and games in history have been dogged by rumors of cheating and outright corruption, some of the accusations so outlandish and retarded that they couldn't possibly be true. Or could they?

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The 11 Kinds of Insomnia

Sleep specialists may also describe a sleep problem based on its underlying cause, such as a medical condition or a psychological issue. To do this they use the 11 classifications of insomnia below, developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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Letterman wants to call sunset for late night gig

David Letterman wants to stick with CBS' "Late Show" through his contract — and maybe longer — as rival Jay Leno prepares to surrender the "Tonight" reins next year. "The way I feel now, I would like to go beyond 2010, not much beyond, but you know, enough to go beyond. You always like to be able to excuse yourself on your own terms,"

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Chocolate Lovers Pained by Candy Changes

Changes to the formulations of several candy bars has chocolate lovers buzzing, and not in a good way. Cocoa butter is fat derived from cocoa beans. Like other commodities, cocoa prices have skyrocketed in recent years. In 2006, one metric ton of African cocoa butter cost less than $4,000. Today, it costs more than $8,100.

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WWII Posters: Free Speech Doesn't Mean Careless Talk (PICS)

Careless words can liquidate ships, so better button up those blabber lips.

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Funeral home owners admit to selling parts from corpses

They allowed at least 244 corpses to be carved up without families' permission. Skin, bones, tendons and other parts, some of them diseased, were then sold around the country for dental implants, knee and hip replacements, and other procedures. Among the corpses plundered was that of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

How to Take a Sick Day When You're Not Sick

Sometimes you just need some time to yourself -- to hit a museum, get drunk in the afternoon or play Wii all night without the sound of your boss's voice ringing in your ears.

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"Bonding Gene" Could Help Men Stay Married

Whether a man has one type of gene versus another could help decide whether he's good "husband material," a new study suggests. A study of Swedish twin brothers found that differences in a gene modulating the hormone vasopressin were strongly tied to how well each man fared in marriage.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Get Chrome - Google's New Browser

Geek 2.0: Think you aren’t a geek? Think again!

Geek 2.0: Think you aren’t a geek? Think again!: "In this new digital era that we’re all living in, a lot of people who think they aren’t geeks actually are. Just look at the following illustration by David Armano and you’ll understand right away."

Ordering off the menu at fast food restaurants

Ordering off the menu at fast food restaurants: "Now, my world opened up when I first realized that you could order off-the-menu at fast food restaurants. Since that time I’ve learned about a few other secret options around."

Top 10 Ultimate Rivalries

Top 10 Ultimate Rivalries: "Conflict and opposition have been a common trait of the human experience throughout history. Some rivalries come and go, but some rivalries have become so inherent to our lives that no one can deny their influence on the modern world. Even if some rivalries seem petty and unimportant, they secretly represent a much deeper conflict that may occur in our world and sometimes within ourselves. This list of the Top 10 ultimate rivalries reminds us of a world in black and white, where conflicts are much simpler and innocent; when in reality we live in a complex and chaotic world, tinted in many shades of gray."

Monday, September 1, 2008

Google takes aim at Microsoft with new Web browser

Google takes aim at Microsoft with new Web browser : "Google Inc. is releasing its own Web browser in a long-anticipated move aimed at countering the dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer and ensuring easy access to its market-leading search engine.

The Mountain View-based company took the unusual step of announcing its latest product on the Labor Day holiday after it prematurely sent out a comic book drawn up to herald the new browser's arrival"

Wal-Mart's Emergency-Relief Team Girds for Hurricane Gustav

Wal-Mart's Emergency-Relief Team Girds for Hurricane Gustav: "With its huge, geographically diverse base of 4,500 U.S. stores and Sam's Club warehouses, Wal-Mart has become an emergency-relief standard bearer. The speed with which Wal-Mart and such retailers as Home Depot Inc. were able to get supplies to devastated areas after Hurricane Katrina rivaled government relief efforts."

American Idol winner in trouble with IRS

Season two 'American Idol' winner Ruben Studdard has been hit with federal and state property liens for allegedly failing to pay nearly $200,000 in state and federal taxes, according to court records.

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Whatever Happend to DICK Cheney's Shooting Victim?

February 2006, while hunting quail, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots his friend, 78-year-old Texas lawyer Harry Whittington, in the face, spraying birdshot into his head, neck and torso. Whittington is helicoptered to a hospital.

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Key Cancer Enzyme Gives Up Its Secret

At the heart of almost all human cancers is a rogue enzyme, telomerase. Now the structure of a key catalytic component of the enzyme has been discovered, paving the way to more effective anti-cancer and, perhaps, anti-ageing drugs.

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Seven-year-old Girl Being Kept Alive by Viagra

A seven-year-old girl with a rare illness is being kept alive by four doses of Viagra a day.

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Amy Winehouse Could Be Brain-Damaged From Drugs

Amy Winehouse Could Be Brain-Damaged From Drugs: "Shocking details of Amy Winehouse’s drug use emerged Sunday night — including a report that she binged on crystal meth and may have brain damage after a 36-hour marijuana marathon."

7 Different Ways to Speed Up XP

Scientists Unlocking Mysteries of Intuition

ATTEMPTS to manipulate consumers with subliminal messages, flashed onto movie or TV screens, once thrilled admen and panicked the public, but the furore faded when the technique failed to work.

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World's Most Powerful Magnet Under Construction

Engineers are readying a supercooled, record-setting 100-tesla magnet at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The magnet will have to withstand forces equivalent to 200 sticks of dynamite concentrated into a space the size of a marble.

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8 Animals With Real Superpowers

It’s no secret: animals are out to kill us. While we spend hundreds of billions of dollars fighting the terrorist threat overseas, animal sleeper cells are biding their time, developing strange and fabulous powers far beyond those of man.

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The World’s First MP3 Player (c. 1998)

Today we all take MP3 players for granted. iPods are ubiquitous, mobile phones can play the format, even most new car stereos support MP3 right off the showroom floor. But it wasn’t always like this...

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