Saturday, October 25, 2008
14 to 42: New York City Signs: "Since it is possible to display only a small fragment of these images, the site will contain only a few highlights of the signs in this prolific area. The emphasis is on vintage signs but not exclusively. My earliest photographs date from the mid 1980's. Many of these signs no longer exist. Documentation is supplied wherever available."
Friday, October 24, 2008
25 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time: "In many ways, a film's soundtrack is every bit as important as the actors, dialog and everything else that go into making a movie. Imagine if, instead of 'Stayin' Alive,' John Travolta strutted through the opening sequence of Saturday Night Fever to the sounds of 'Anarchy In the UK.' OK, bad example, because that would have been pretty awesome also, but still, totally different movie if that happens. Here is a look at 25 of the greatest film soundtracks of all time."
Horse gets head stuck in tree: "The young filly needed to be freed from the tree after curiosity got the better of it and it wedged its head between separate sections of the trunk.
The horse, called Gracie, was unable to free itself and could have been in danger were it not for a passer-by who was able to come to the rescue after he heard the horse whinnying .
Jason Harschbarger, a neighbour in the town of Pullman, West Virginia, USA, arrived at the scene which resembled the image of Winnie the Pooh getting stuck in the honey tree.
Mr Harschbarger collected his tools and was able to carefully set the horse free by using a chainsaw to slowly cut the wood around its neck.
However, before he did so, he was able to take a few photographs.
Fortunately for Gracie, she was able to escape her ordeal with only a few minor injuries and, according to Mr Harschbarger, is on the road to recovery.
Following his rescue operation, Mr Harschbarger told a local television station: 'She has a few cuts on her face and ear.
'Last I heard her jaw was a little dislocated but I think it is healing up and she can eat on her own again.'
It remains unclear why Gracie put her head into the gap."
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Imagine a diet where you could eat whatever you wanted for lunch and dinner and lose weight without even hitting the gym. And it all costs less than a dollar a day. No joke. It's bananas. Does it work?
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8 Food Myths Busted!: "Food myths are created from outdated science, old wives' tales, and a bit of wishful thinking. They stick around because they are so familiar. But every now and then, you need to take another look at information you believe is true and change with the times. How many of these common myths are still part of your nutrition playbook?"
Giant spider eating a bird caught on camera: "Photographs of a giant spider eating a bird in an Australian garden have stunned wildlife experts.
The pictures show the spider with its long black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web.
Giant spider eating a bird caught on camera
The startling images were reportedly taken in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north.
Despite their unlikely subject matter, the pictures appear to be real.
Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park, said the spider was a Golden Orb Weaver.
'Normally they prey on large insects… it's unusual to see one eating a bird,' he told ninemsn.com."
Coffee Table Makes Retro Gaming a Contemporary Experience: "Half MAME cabinet, half pretentious furniture, this new coffee table by Surface Tension mixes worlds to adultize your gaming habit. Available in walnut or oak, the table features a 19-inch LCD, Shuttle PC with dual core CPU, integrated USB and HDMI outputs, 100W of speakers and two sets of high quality buttons and joysticks. With this hardware configuration, you can play games on the table or output the experience to your HDTV."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
10 Old Computers With Outrageous Price Tags: "Presenting the ugliest computers from the past that came with outrageous price tags. Enjoy!"
Guns N’ Roses Return To Radio With “Chinese Democracy”: "Radio listeners were rewarded for their years of patience this morning when rock stations across the country added Guns N’ Roses’ official new single “Chinese Democracy” to their playlists. The track marks the first time a Chinese Democracy track has been officially released to radio after a string of leaked versions have crept into the rotations in years past. As promised, Axl Rose announces his return with a scream before the full guitar assault shows up. The song is comparable to the leaked versions that have emerged, but even on an Internet stream the sound quality is clearly superior. So was it worth the wait? Click here to listen and decide for yourself. Chinese Democracy, as we confirmed, will hit Best Buy stores on November 23rd."
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
'Drunk' pilot is arrested on jet: "AN airline pilot was arrested in a jet’s cockpit minutes before take-off yesterday on suspicion of being DRUNK.
Hundreds of stunned passengers watched police march the 44-year-old American first officer off the Boeing 777.
The United Airlines flight to San Francisco was delayed at Heathrow for almost three hours while a replacement co-pilot was found.
Cops swooped after a tip-off from ground staff, who suspected the airman was boozing before the 5,300-mile flight."
How 10 American Towns Got Their Weird Names: "Plan to hit the road next summer, but don't know where to go? We don't mean to be rude, but have you considered Hell? Hell, Michigan, that is. (And you thought you had to drive south.) For a different kind of vacation, check out this tour of off-road America, where unusual names are the main attraction:"
Monday, October 20, 2008
Technology is helping families stay in touch like never before, says a report.
Instead of driving people apart, mobile phones and the net are helping them maintain social ties, says the Pew Internet report.
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