Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wal-Mart Shoppers Fight Over Last XBox 360

Wal-Mart Shoppers Fight Over Last XBox 360: "In the early morning rush at a Wal-Mart on Black Friday, customers fight over the last X-Box 360 console."

How Star Wars Changed The World

Wine Carrier Cases for a World of Travel


Whether you're on the high seas, in the air, or out on the open road, you can rest assured that your prized possessions will be safely stowed."

White House Chanukah Cards Include Christmas Tree

White House officials have hastily apologized for sending out invitations to a Chanukah reception with images of a Christmas tree. Spokesman Sally McDonough said a "staff mistake" caused the embarrassing gaffe. "It is just something that fell through the cracks,

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10 enormous floating cranes

10 enormous floating cranes: "Aside from their spectacular size, what makes floating cranes unusual and interesting objects is that they are essentially boats. As such, they dont exactly conjure up the idea of stability, which is the primary requirement for lifting things. They also look weird since boats usually consist of large hulls with smaller superstructure, here the arrangement is reversed making them seem very ungainly.

Some of these cranes can lift tens of thousands of tons, at sea, and are engineering wonders."

Friday, November 28, 2008

70's Rock Musicians and Their Parent's Homes

70's Rock Musicians and Their Parent's Homes: "We found this fascinating series of photos from the archives of LIFE magazine, giving readers a peek inside the homes of the parents/grandparents of some of the most influential musical artists from the 1970's, including the likes of Frank Zappa [above], Grace Slick, The Jackson Five, Elton John, Eric Clapton and many more previewed below..."

Potentially Universal Mechanism Of Aging Identified

Potentially Universal Mechanism Of Aging Identified: "Researchers have uncovered what may be a universal cause of aging, one that applies to both single cell organisms such as yeast and multicellular organisms, including mammals. This is the first time that such an evolutionarily conserved aging mechanism has been identified between such diverse organisms."

Wal-Mart Worker Dies in New York ‘Black Friday’ Store Stampede

Wal-Mart Worker Dies in New York ‘Black Friday’ Store Stampede : "A worker at a Wal-Mart in Long Island, New York, was killed when a throng of shoppers broke down the doors to the store early this morning and knocked him to the ground, according to local police and the company.

The event involved a temporary worker and was “a tragic situation,” Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, said in a statement. “The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority.”"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Around the World in 116 Beers

Around the World in 116 Beers: "Beer is by far the most popular beverage in the universe. Well, at least in the world. Have you ever wondered what countries produced beer, and what the most popular domestically produced beers were in these countries? We did. So then we decided to compile a ton of information, pictures, and then we got thirsty and got some imports."

Patternicity: Finding Meaningful Patterns in Meaningless Noise

Patternicity: Finding Meaningful Patterns in Meaningless Noise: "Why do people see faces in nature, interpret window stains as human figures, hear voices in random sounds generated by electronic devices or find conspiracies in the daily news? A proximate cause is the priming effect, in which our brain and senses are prepared to interpret stimuli according to an expected model. UFOlogists see a face on Mars. Religionists see the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. Paranormalists hear dead people speaking to them through a radio receiver. Conspiracy theorists think 9/11 was an inside job by the Bush administration. Is there a deeper ultimate cause for why people believe such weird things? There is. I call it “patternicity,” or the tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise."

Strong, lightweight green material could replace concrete, but contains no cement

Strong, lightweight green material could replace concrete, but contains no cement: "Each year, coal-burning power plants, steel factories and similar facilities in the United States produce more than 125 million tons of waste, much of it fly ash and bottom ash left over from combustion. Mulalo Doyoyo has plans for that material.

An assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doyoyo has developed a new structural material based on these leftovers from coal burning. Known as Cenocell, the material offers attributes that include high strength and light weight – without the use of cement, an essential ingredient of conventional concrete.

The Hot List : Rolling Stone

The Hot List : Rolling Stone

BMW Goes Diesel

BMW Goes Diesel:
The German car company brings its diesel back to America.

"It’s the first clean diesel legal in all 50 states to come from BMW, thanks to what BMW is calling BluePerformance, which refers to the use of urea to keep emissions low, and it cracks off a zero-to-60 sprint in six seconds dead."

Scientists solve evolutionary puzzle on how the turtle got its shell

Scientists solve evolutionary puzzle on how the turtle got its shell: "Scientists believe they have cracked a long-standing mystery of evolution - how the turtle got its shell.

It follows the discovery in south west China last year of the oldest known turtle fossils, believed to date back 220 million years.

The three adult specimens were discovered remarkably intact and with characteristics never before seen in turtles - including teeth and an incomplete upper shell."

Auditorium - Flash Game

Auditorium is about the process of discovery and play. There are no right or wrong answers; there are many ways to solve every puzzle. To get started, fill up the first audio level. We hope you enjoy the demo of Auditorium.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rick Roll!

World Trade Center Old Ads

World Trade Center Old Ads

35 Things Every PC User Should Know

35 Things Every PC User Should Know: "Want to speed up your broadband connection? Diagnose mysterious crashes? Move massive files across the Internet? Sooner or later, you will--and you'll find step-by-step instructions for these and other common PC tasks right here."


Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Demolition Derby Video

Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Demolition Derby Video: "Photograph extraordinaire Keith Loutit amazes us again with a new tilt-shift time-lapse video produced during a demolition derby event. Seeing all those scrap cars, monster trucks, and even a humongous Godzilla, going around an arena like harmless toys in a sandbox is both awesome and hilarious."

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Why Do The Lions and Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?

Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how bad their record has been. When this year’s 0-11 squad squares off against the powerhouse Tennessee Titans, you might find yourself wondering how the lowly Lions managed to get the plum gig of playing a nationally televised game every Turkey Day.

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The Difference Between Women And Men

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Why scientists believe 'heavy water' could be the real elixir of life

Why scientists believe 'heavy water' could be the real elixir of life: "For centuries mankind has sought the secret of a long and healthy life.

And for centuries it seems we were looking in the wrong place. Forget exotic pills and potions, the key to prolonged life could be as simple as a glass of water. Scientists believe 'heavy water' enriched with a rare form of hydrogen could add as much as ten years to life.

And by also modifying foods, such as steak and eggs, with the hydrogen the way could be cleared to allowing us to eat and drink our way to a healthy old age.

The idea is the brainchild of Mikhail Shchepinov, a former Oxford University scientist."

ABCDEF...Cookie Monster!

Female Bodybuilding

Female Bodybuilding - Men's Fitness: "In the 1960s, guys like Dave Draper, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, and Lou Ferrigno turned body-building into an international phenomenon.

Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, female-only competitions started popping up in the late '70s, with the first U.S. Women's National Physique Championship held in Canton, Ohio, in 1978.

Since then the sport has continued to grow with the annual Ms. International and the Ms. Olympia events seeing an increased popularity year after year.

Not convinced that women have what it takes to compete at the same level? These five ladies might change your mind."

Gakken Mechamo Centipede

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

15 Bizarre Human Activities From Around The World

15 Bizarre Human Activities From Around The World: "Travel broadens the mind. At least that’s what they say. And with the holidays approaching, one’s mind inevitably turns to travel. For many, this means the annual pilgrimage home for big, turkey-laced family gatherings. For others, as witnessed by the film Four Christmases, others take advantage of the opportunity to skip the predictable fights and family drama, and opt instead for a spot of globe trotting. Depending on where and when you go, you‘re sure to discover stranger things than kissing under the mistletoe. Take a look at some of the bizarre things you‘ll find."

The Condiment Packet Gallery

The Condiment Packet Gallery

Football's High-Tech Revolution

Should Football Go High-Tech?: "Football may be one of America's most treasured sports, but this traditional pastime is getting a high-tech makeover that is moving the game from the gridiron to the Internet and even video game consoles.

For many college and pro coaches, technology is a necessary tool to connect with players in the digital age. Some coaches acknowledge that there can be a digital divide between player and coach, and say that it has become increasingly important to engage their players online."

The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history

The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history: "t has everything you could ever wish for and more. The world's largest cruise ship has touched water for the first time as it prepares to sail into maritime history.

Standing at 1,187ft long and 240ft high it is impossible to understand the scale of the vessel."

The 15 Most Expensive Paintings in the World

The 15 Most Expensive Paintings in the World: "In 2006, media mogul David Geffen sold Jackson Pollock’s masterwork, No. 5 1948, for $140 million. This made Pollock’s work the most expensive painting in modern history, leading a list of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists. From Pollock to Picasso, Renoir to Van Gogh, famouse fine art fetches an other-wordly price on today’s market. In celebration of their masterworks and the riches now behind them, here is a list of the 15 most expensive paintings in the world."

Thousands pick up free vegetables on Colo. farm

Thousands pick up free vegetables on Colo. farm: "A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest - 40,000 people showed up. Joe and Chris Miller's fields were picked so clean Saturday that a second day of gleaning - the ancient practice of picking up leftover food in farm fields - was canceled Sunday. 'Overwhelmed is putting it mildly,' Chris Miller said. 'People obviously need food.'"

A list of average IQ's per occupation

75 Books Every Man Should Read

75 Books Every Man Should Read: "An unranked, incomplete, utterly biased list of the greatest works of literature ever published. How many have you read?

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20 Bricks

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rolle Wins Rhodes Scholarship -

Rolle Wins Rhodes Scholarship - "Florida State safety Myron Rolle was awarded a Rhodes scholarship Saturday. He is the first major-college football player of his generation to win what is considered the world’s most prestigious postgraduate academic scholarship.

He became the most prominent student-athlete to win the award since Bill Bradley at Princeton in 1965. Bradley was later a Knicks star, a senator and a presidential candidate. Other winners have included Pat Haden (U.S.C. and the Rams) and Tom McMillen (Maryland and the N.B.A. and Congress).

Rolle’s quest to the win the Rhodes had received heavy attention from the news media because he chose to risk missing all or part of Florida State’s pivotal game at Maryland on Saturday night to have the interview, which took place in Birmingham, Ala."

Waves Rocking Cruise Ship

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Dubai crazy tennis

Dubai crazy tennis: "This tennis court, located atop the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, is the world's highest. When not used for extreme sport matches, it doubles as a helicopter landing pad."

A collection of trick composition photography

A collection of trick composition photography

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The design of the universe

6 Dangerous & Lethal Poisonous Small Animals

6 Dangerous & Lethal Poisonous Small Animals: "These little creatures may look cute and cuddly. Until they melt you with their nuclear venom or feast on, say, your bladder. Snails, insects and other small animals often appear to be harmless, but many tiny creatures around the world are capable of delivering a deadly knock-out to the unsuspecting human who crosses their path, as if to compensate for their insignificant size. Read on to be amazed - and consider yourself warned!"

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Texas Tech kicker taking an unlikely road to stardom

Texas Tech kicker taking an unlikely road to stardom: "Williams entered a drawing for a chance to attempt a 30-yard field goal between the third and fourth quarters of Texas Tech's home game with Massachusetts on Sept. 20.

The former high school kicker, who was briefly on the team at Division II Tarleton State but never played in a game, drilled the ball between the uprights, winning, he thought, a year of free rent at Lynnwood Townhomes in Lubbock.

But as Williams headed off the field up the tunnel, an equipment manager chased him down.

Williams cut short a congratulatory cellphone conversation with his parents, who were in the stands.

'I can't talk,' he told his mom. 'Leach wants to see me.'"

Man Builds Audi R8 Super Car Out Of A Mercury Cougar

Man Builds Audi R8 Super Car Out Of A Mercury Cougar: "The Audi R8 is one of the most exclusive and beautiful supercars in the world, commanding auto-lust wherever it goes and wherever it's seen. But what if you want an R8 but don't have the $105,000 to buy one yourself? You could go through the arduous process of designing and building the whole thing from the ground up in your basement, but that would take 17 years. Who has the time? Why not just design an approximation of the R8 around a 2001 Mercury Cougar, fabricate it from fiberglass, and call it the ReplicaAudiR8?"

Einstein's messy desk & office in Princeton

The Story of the Great Philadelphia Hot Dog Launcher

Hot Dogs: The Story of the Great Philadelphia Hot Dog Launcher: "Hot dog maker Hatfield constructed a hot dog launcher with the help of the Philly Phanatic, famous weirdo mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, for use during Phillies games. And now, in a fit of boredom and comedic inspiration, they've released a 'documentary' detailing the making of the launcher."

Unusual and Creative Staircase Designs

Unusual and Creative Staircase Designs: "Collection of unusual and creative staircase designs from around the world."

Meet the iPhone’s granddaddy: Apple Newton

Meet the iPhone’s granddaddy: Apple Newton: "It was introduced back in 1993. and is considered to be first PDA (Personal digital assistant) ever. With its handwriting recognition screen, auto rotating display for usage in horizontal and vertical mode, and some AI features Apple Newton was device way ahead its time."

UltraSlo motion

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