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  • Armed With A Banana, Man Robs Philadelphia Store, Slips Away On Bike

    09/20/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Kelley
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.</p> <p>The suspect strolled into Tejada Grocery and got in line behind another customer at the counter, where individual bananas were available for sale, according to the tape of Tuesday's robbery, which was released by police on Wednesday.</p>
  • BREAKING: McDaniel says they’ve already found over 1,000 illegal votes in one county alone

    06/26/2014 8:35:33 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 128 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 06-26-2014
    Chris McDaniel was on Hannity tonight and said they’ve already found over 1,000 votes that were cast by people who voted both in the Democratic primary and in the runoff last Tuesday. We’re looking into the issue of whether or not people who participated in the June 3rd Democratic primary crossed over into the Republican primary this Tuesday night, and we’ve already found more than 1,000 examples of that in one county alone.
  • Is the Banana Slipping Away?

    03/16/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Some people lie awake nights worrying about terrorist attacks, giant asteroids crashing into the Earth or war with Russia. I can slumber peacefully through those perils. What causes me to wake up screaming is the banana blight. To say I'm favorably inclined toward bananas is like saying Miley Cyrus has overcome her inhibitions. I have an unbroken record of eating two bananas a day that stretches back to the Johnson administration. Two is the bare minimum I regard as necessary to sustain life. I'm not ashamed to say there are days when I've gone through five. After that I stop...
  • Beaumont police cite man dressed as banana carrying AK-47

    02/10/2014 12:30:29 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    12 News Now ^ | 02/10/2014 update | Vanessa Holmes,
    BEAUMONT - Beaumont police were called to Eastex Freeway near Highway 105 Saturday morning by people complaining about a man dressed as a banana holding an AK-47. Derek Poe, owner of Golden Triangle Tactical, told 12News Saturday that it was part of the store's grand opening after moving locations from Parkdale Mall. Poe said the man in the banana suit was holding an AK-47 across his back with the barrel pointing down and holding a sign with an arrow pointing toward the store. He said this idea was to attract customers to the store. A Beaumont police spokesperson said officers...
  • Connecticut burglar steals one banana after driving into Citgo station

    01/12/2014 6:14:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | january 12, 2014 | doyle murphy
    Connecticut cops are looking for a brazen banana burglar. The fruit thief used his station wagon to ram through the locked glass doors of a Citgo gas station in Newington, stole a single banana off the shelf and stood casually eating it inside the store before he drove away, police said. “The male was not wearing a mask and made no attempt to conceal his identity,” police said in a statement.
  • US teacher suspended for 'touching student with banana'

    05/21/2013 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Nine News ^ | 05/22/2013
    A US teacher has returned to work after a three-day suspension for allegedly touching a girl with a banana during a class on Freudian psychology. A discipline letter said Florida teacher Jonathan Hampton was suspended without pay last week after he "rubbed a student's head and neck area with a banana" during a lecture about "cylinder objects, phalluses and/or sex symbols", Click Orlando reported. A school district spokesman said the Freudian topic of the class was district approved but using the prop to touch a student was inappropriate. He said the girl's parents complained because she felt embarrassed and many...
  • Not bananas again! Monkey reacts with anger after opening his oh so predictable Christmas present

    12/09/2012 7:05:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012
    Excitement turns to deflation as rhesus monkey gets same old giftOpen-mouthed with excitement, this monkey looked like any child on Christmas morning as he got stuck into opening his presents at Longleat Safari Park. What was going to be inside the wrapping paper? Some berries? Strawberries? Anything to break the monotony of his daily diet of bananas, surely. But as he ripped the wrapping away, his faced turned to shock and then apparent horror as the awful truth was revealed - there was to be no respite. Despite having to make do with yet more bananas, it wasn't all bad...
  • I was minding my own business, doing some research .. (vanity)

    04/17/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT · by knarf · 4 replies
    with assist from answers.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | knarf
    I used to spend hours in a library going from book to fascinating book ...
  • Banana Man Wins: High School Principal Gone

    09/28/2011 12:16:01 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/28/11 | Ben Maller
    The high school principal who pushed to suspend a 14-year-old autistic boy for running onto the field during halftime of a football game while wearing a banana man costume has resigned. Karen Spillman lasted less than two months at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va. The superintendent wouldn't say why Spillman is officially out. Bryan Thompson became an Internet folk hero after he ended up in handcuffs in the back of a police car following his Sept. 16 stunt
  • Miami Beach cop at center of banana dispute has history of complaints, record shows

    08/31/2011 8:58:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 31, 2011 | Julie K. Brown
    A Miami Beach police officer accused of hassling the sister of pop star Beyoncé in a dispute over an inflated banana has had 16 internal affairs complaints filed against him, and 33 documented incidents of using force to make an arrest in his 16 years with the department. Officer John Pereira was suspended for 120 hours in 2005 for using excessive force, and has been reprimanded three times, including once for violating the department's rules for integrity, records show. Pereira, who was in uniform working an off-duty shift at Club Cameo in South Beach, allegedly intervened when Solange Knowles was...
  • Security Guard Schools Banana During Peanut Butter Jelly Time

    08/07/2011 7:18:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 1, 2011 | Ethan Fedida
    Peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time! Whenever that song comes on as a video starts, you just know it is probably going to be something great to watch. This is no exception. This security guard goes absolutely bananas and shows this mascot how to really go crazy and dance while pumping up a crowd. Maybe he was just tired of all of the annoying in-your-face dances you just know the mascot has done in the past. Or maybe he was just a little hungry and used an interpretive dance to request a PB&J. Either way you split it,...
  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Bananas

    08/07/2011 5:08:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | Heather Lovejoy
    Jacksonville is bananas for bananas. Consumers here eat so many that Dole Fresh Fruit has bestowed on us the title "Top Banana City." But how much do you really know about bananas? 1. They're naturally radioactive, but it's no big deal. We're exposed to low levels of natural radiation every day; it's even emitted by our bodies. So it's OK to keep eating bananas, radiation and all. 2. Bananas are berries. Botanically speaking, "berry" is defined as a fruit produced from a single ovary, so bananas are in the same category as grapes, cranberries and tomatoes. But botanically, strawberries and...
  • NASCAR - Good Sam RV Insurance 500 - from Pocono - on ESPN, Sun Aug 7, 1:00pm ET - Race #21 of 36

    08/02/2011 5:42:33 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 364 replies
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  • Banana at Large After Attacking Gorilla in Strongsville

    07/08/2011 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 12 replies
    Fox 8 - Cleveland ^ | 7/8/11 | Melissa Reid
    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio— There is a banana at large in Strongsville. Police say that someone dressed up as a banana and attacked the Wireless Center's mascot, a gorilla, last week. "I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla," said Brandon Parham, the manager. "The kid just speared our gorilla." Parham and another employee witnessed the attack. "The kid was in mid-air, flying. He just looked like a Spartan from that movie '300,' except he was a banana," added Parham. The Wireless Center uses...
  • Is This the Poster Food for a Radiation Menace?(banana)

    04/12/2011 7:36:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 04/11/11 | DENISE GRADY
    April 11, 2011 Is This the Poster Food for a Radiation Menace? By DENISE GRADY One of the many endearing things about my husband is that he has five Geiger counters. /snip Recently, one of my interviews took a turn for the weird. I asked a scientist about possible health effects from radioactive materials leaking out of the plant, and he started talking about bananas. “Why, we ingest radioactive material every day,” he said in a tone of wonderment. “Bananas are a most potent source.” They contain a naturally occurring form of radioactive potassium, more than other fruit, he explained....
  • Banana dose equivalents of radiation (Fukushima spiked at 30 bananas/day, now 2 bananas/day)

    03/15/2011 9:07:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 3+ views
    Watt's up with that - The average radiologic profile of bananas is 3520 picocuries per kg, or roughly 520 picocuries per 150g banana. The equivalent dose for 365 bananas (one per day for a year) is 3.6 millirems (36 μSv). Another way to consider the concept is by comparing the risk from radiation-induced cancer to that from cancer from other sources. For instance, a radiation exposure of 10 mrems (10,000,000,000 picorems) increases your risk of death by about one in one million—the same risk as eating 40 tablespoons of peanut butter, or of smoking 1.4 cigarettes. Japanese radiation readings: Monitoring...
  • California woman sues after slipping on banana peel, says report

    03/04/2011 8:19:45 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 3 Mar 2011 | Edecio Martinez
    A woman is reportedly suing a California dollar store after slipping on a banana peel. According to Reuters, Ida Valentine is seeking an unspecified amount in damages after slipping on a banana peel at the 99 Cents Only store in Fontana, east of Los Angeles, last April. The 58-year-old woman claims she spent $9,000 on medical bills after suffering a herniated disk and tissue damage, the news agency reports. Her attorney, Courtney Mikolaj, said the store refused a proposed settlement of $44,000.
  • Caption: Diddy Ridin' a Banana

    12/25/2010 1:23:24 PM PST · by llevrok · 27 replies
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  • Forbes: China's President Hu Jintao more powerful than Obama

    11/08/2010 8:57:39 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 12 replies
    plushasia ^ | November 5, 2010
    Washington - Chinese President Hu Jintao has topped U.S. President Barack Obama on the Forbes list of most powerful people, with the magazine pointing to Hu's sweeping powers and the stinging defeat of Obama's democrats in legislative polls. Thursday, the magazine said Hu was the world's most powerful person, saying he "exercises near dictatorial control over 1.3 billion people, one-fifth of world's population." "Unlike Western counterparts, Hu can divert rivers, build cities, jail dissidents and censor Internet without meddling from pesky bureaucrats, courts," it said. Hu topped Obama, last year's most powerful person, whose Democratic Party suffered major losses in...
  • Largo couple in jail after banana battle, authorities say (Floriduh)

    10/04/2010 4:43:37 PM PDT · by Shermy · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Tampabay.com ^ | September 30, 2010
    LARGO — They weren't exactly using lethal weapons, but a food fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend landed them both in jail early Wednesday, authorities say. According to Largo police, Keane E. Langel and his girlfriend, Brenda M. Riley, were arguing at their home at 301 N Belcher Road, No. 901, just after midnight when Langel started spitting bananas on Riley and throwing doughnuts at her. Riley, 49, then "armed herself with a banana," ripped the fruit into two pieces and jammed them into Langel's ears, an arrest report shows. No injuries were reported, but both were charged with domestic...
  • Banana-costumed Port Angeles man suspected of exposing self, brandishing gun

    08/18/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 37 replies · 2+ views
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. – A man in a banana costume is accused of exposing himself and brandishing a shotgun while riding around with a bunch of friends in Port Angeles. The Clallam County sheriff's office says the 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday evening for investigation of indecent exposure and reckless endangerment. The Peninsula Daily News reports police first received a report of the costumed man exposing himself at a restaurant. Sheriff's Sgt. Randy Pieper says they also drove through a neighborhood where the man got out brandishing the gun. After his arrest, the man couldn't explain why he was costumed. The...
  • George Obama book & "Obama's Plate of the Day" = plantains. Barack Obama Kenya birth certificate.

    06/16/2010 9:40:15 PM PDT · by InspectorSmith · 220 replies · 2,989+ views
    book - Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival, by George Hussein Obama | June 17, 2010 | InspectorSmith
    I, Lucas Smith, have recently completed my reading of the book Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival, by George Hussein Obama (President Barack Obama's youngest brother in Kenya). George Hussein Obama, in his book, which was published in January of 2010 depicts Kenya just as I, Lucas Smith, saw Kenya in February of 2009. There are several segments of the book that aid in dipicting Kenya as I saw Kenya in 2009. Many critics (and Obots) have made claims that my, Lucas Smith's, depicting of Kenya in 2009 was tremendously inaccurate and downright impossible. Let's see what President...
  • Aussie underwear has gone bananas

    03/05/2010 12:11:00 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies · 1,209+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/05/2010
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – Australian underwear company AussieBum has been monkeying around and the result is a range of men's underwear made with bananas. ~SNIP~ The banana fiber used in the underwear is made from a bark weave from the banana plant and makes the underwear not only lightweight, but also very absorbent, he said. "Naturally you can't really add anymore banana fiber than that because it might be a bit squishy," said Jones, adding that wearers did not have to worry about real monkeys, as the underwear does not smell like a banana.
  • Peach Banana Smoothie

    01/22/2010 6:23:00 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 330+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/22/2010 | Stacey Winder
    This is a healthy way to start the day, and is oh, so tasty!
  • Wind power takes a blow around Minnesota

    01/12/2010 5:15:00 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 700+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/12/10 | TOM MEERSMAN
    ELKTON, MINN. -- Every sunny morning, shadows from the massive rotating blades swing across their breakfast table. The giant towers dominate the view from their deck. Noise from the turbines fills the silence that Dolores and Rudy Jech once enjoyed on their Minnesota farm. "Rudy and I are retired, and we like to sit out on our deck," Dolores said. "And that darned thing is right across the road from us. It's an eyesore, it's noisy, and having so many of them there's a constant hum." Just as they are being touted as a green, economical and job-producing energy source,...
  • Jesus image appears on banana peel

    12/31/2009 3:33:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 1,385+ views
    SITTING down for an after lunch snack turned into a brush with all things holy when Lisa Swinton saw the face of Jesus on her banana peel. ‘‘I was like ‘Oh my God! It’s Jesus on a banana!’’ ‘‘I got it out of the fruit bowl and was about to peel it and eat it when I saw his face,’’ she told The Daily Telegraph. The impact of seeing Christ pressed into the banana did not stop the 39-year-old of Haberfield from still eating the fruit and depositing the holy peel. ‘‘I put some photos up on Facebook – one...
  • IS THIS OUR LAST CHRISTMAS?

    12/23/2009 8:52:39 PM PST · by Gargantua · 32 replies · 1,625+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | December 23, 2009 | Gargantua
    Is This Our Last Christmas? The Liberal Left, combining Democrat-cum-Socialist members of the House and Senate along with our Manchurian President, have proven through their actions over the last several months that they no longer care what America’s voters think or want. Just as destructive is their having proven, again and again, that they refuse to be constrained in any way shape or form by the Constitution of the United States of America. This is definitely our last Christmas without the government’s mitts directly smearing with their putrid fingerprints our medical care, doctor-patient relationships, and individual liberties to live and...
  • Public gasps at Lake Michigan wind farm images

    12/16/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 72 replies · 3,601+ views
    Oceana Herald Journal ^ | 12/16/09 | John Cavanagh
    A collective gasp was heard when computer enhanced photographs depicting numerous wind turbine generators were shown in Lake Michigan off Pentwater harbor and Little Point Sable at informational meeting in Scottville Tuesday night. The photos were included as part of the public presentation before a full house at West Shore Community College by wind farm developer Scandia Wind LLC. “It’s (Lake Michigan) more beautiful without them. Even I recognize that,” said Harald Dirdal, a project manager with Havgul Clean Energy of Norway. Scandia Wind LLC is exploring the possibility of constructing an estimated $3 billion, 1,000 megawatt wind farm in...
  • Banana Pilelets

    11/08/2009 6:37:23 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 405+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 11/07/2009 | Chrissy Siggee
    1 cup Gluten Free bread mix (white or whole meal) 2 eggs - beaten ¼ cup sugar (optional) ¼ teaspoon salt 2 ripe bananas - mashed Milk
  • Banana sex cult leader splits after raid

    09/17/2009 7:13:20 AM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 2,806+ views
    AFP ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | AFP
    PAPUA New Guinea police are hunting the leader of a sex cult who promised villagers a bumper banana harvest if they engaged in public sex. The man and his followers fled naked into the wilderness when police tried to arrest them over the weekend, the Post Courier newspaper reported. The newspaper said the villagers in Morobe province, about 200km north of the capital Port Moresby, had been promised their banana harvest would increase 10-fold every time they had sex in public. It said the cult leader was wanted for a range of alleged offences over the past four months, including...
  • Editorial: War between the states

    08/29/2009 2:32:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 1,761+ views
    Register ^ | August 25, 2009
    Nevada fired the first shot, targeting California's lousy business climate. A good, old-fashioned advertising war has erupted between California and Nevada. At issue is which venue is more business-friendly. Nevada says it's more business friendly because it has no corporate income tax, no personal income tax and its worker compensation fees are much lower. California says it's more business friendly because, well, because California has a lot of consumers and nice weather. Nevada's campaign is the latest in a series run by bordering states to lure dissatisfied California businesses to greener pastures. Paid for by the Nevada Development Authority, the...
  • Recession wipes out 9 years of job gains

    07/03/2009 8:09:46 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 20 replies · 1,000+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/03/09
    WASHINGTON — Mounting job losses rattled hopes Thursday that the economy is on track to grow this year, showing prospects for U.S. workers are terrible — and still getting worse. Employers reduced their payrolls by 467,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department said, far more than the 363,000 forecasters had expected. The unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent, from 9.4 percent in May. And an additional 614,000 people applied for unemployment-insurance benefits last week. The rate of job losses had decreased every month since January before spiking again in June, and economists believe it is highly likely the unemployment rate...
  • Police: Pet chimpanzee, Travis, attacks woman in Stamford

    02/16/2009 4:34:06 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 1,594+ views
    nydailynews ^ | February 16th 2009 | Helen Kennedy
    Escaped chimpanzee Travis is coaxed into a waiting sport utility vehicle in downtown Stamford, Conn. in 2003. A tame chimp was shot and killed by Stamford cops Monday after the ape badly mauled a friend of its owner. Witnesses said Travis, a normally docile 200-pound chimp, attacked a woman, forcing his owner to go after him with a butcher's knife.When cops drove up, the chimp tore off the cruiser's side mirror and tried to open the door.Police then shot and killed him, WABC-TV reported. The victim was said to be in critical condition. Travis, a 16-year-old who liked to drink...
  • Ultraconserved sequences pose megaproblems for evolutionary theory

    02/05/2009 7:26:33 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 988+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Peter Borger and Royal Truman
    According to Darwinian theory, in the past we had a common ancestor with baboons, further back with bananas and still further with bacteria. This dogma has spread like a ‘meme’, which is a contagious idea that propagates in a similar way as a virus by infecting brains, according to inventor of the word, Richard Dawkins.1 In 2002, Roy Britten dispelled the first monkey meme that human and chimpanzee DNA sequences are 98.5% identical.2 He showed that when indelmutations were also taken into account, the difference suddenly became about 5%. The fact that chimpanzee genomes are about 10% larger than that...
  • Woman Caught Smuggling Bananas In Underpants

    11/03/2008 7:26:16 AM PST · by redrunner · 82 replies · 2,404+ views
    Javno ^ | 11/1/2008 | Bangshowbiz
    A woman has been caught smuggling banana plants into Sydney in her underpants. The 56-year-old Czech woman was travelling from Somoa when Australian customs officials became suspicious she was concealing something on her person. She was frisked by a female officer who found the fruit in her underwear. Quarantine officers immediately seized the offending items, which contravene customs laws as they can carry diseases which may threatens the Australian banana industry. Officials expect the woman to be given a court attendance notice when their investigation is over. Breaching the laws can result in a fine of over AUD$66,000 or 10...
  • Bandit Tries To Rob Store With Banana

    06/26/2008 5:37:29 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 21 replies · 572+ views
    WJLA TV ^ | 6/25/08
    Maryland State Police have a strange case to solve: A man walked into a Frederick County 7-11 Wednesday morning and tried to rob it. His weapon of choice? A banana. The 7-11 on Fingerboard Road in Monrovia has been robbed before, but never like this. At 12:45 a.m., a masked man walked up to the counter and grabbed--a banana. He aimed it at the clerk and demanded cash. "What's he think he's going to do with a banana?! Ain't much you can do with a banana! Throw the peel down and hope he slips on it," said resident Michael Benton....
  • $2.5 million in punitive damages awarded to banana workers

    11/15/2007 3:39:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 53+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/15/7 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer
    A jury in a lawsuit against Dole Fresh Fruit Co. on Thursday awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages to five workers who said they were made sterile by use of a pesticide used on Nicaraguan banana plantations in the 1970s. Last week, the Superior Court jury awarded $3.3 million in actual damages to six workers. The jury's finding that Dole acted maliciously in harming five of the six allowed punitive damages to be considered for the five. The punitive damages total was to be split evenly among the five workers. Twelve workers originally filed suit, but the jury determined that...
  • Global Warming? Blame Jane Fonda

    09/17/2007 2:24:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 658+ views
    NewsMax ^ | September 15, 2007
    If you're wondering who's largely to blame for the alleged heating up of the climate you need look no further than Jane Fonda. That's what "Freakanomics" columnists Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt suggest in Sunday's New York Times Magazine. "If you were asked to name the biggest global warming villains of the past 30 years, here's one name that probably wouldn't spring to mind: Jane Fonda. But should it?" the authors ask. According to Editor & Publisher, the two cite Fonda's anti-nuclear thriller "The China Syndrome," which opened just 12 days before the Three Mile Island accident in...
  • Start Of Banana Farming In Africa Pushed Back 2000 Years

    08/07/2006 5:59:36 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 766+ views
    inibap ^ | unknown
    Start of banana farming in Africa pushed back 2000 years According to recent evidence from Uganda, the banana may have arrived on the African continent more than 4000 years ago, some 2000 years before the accepted introduction of the fruit on the continent. The finding was published in the January 2006 issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science (Vol. 33(1):102-113). The authors base their claim on banana phytoliths - distinctive microscopic silica bodies that accumulate in plant cells - which they found in sedimentary layers estimated to be 4000-4500 years old. Earlier findings in Cameroon of 2500 year-old banana phytoliths...
  • Pentagon Joins Kennedy's Wind Farm Fight

    06/12/2006 9:44:14 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 32 replies · 954+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., has a new ally in his effort to torpedo an environmentally friendly "wind farm” off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis – the Pentagon. The Defense Department has begun a study to find out if wind turbine projects designed to produce energy could interfere with military radar – even though wind farms are already operating in military radar areas. The study is threatening not only the Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts, but other wind farm projects around the country as well. The study was inserted in the 2006 Defense Authorization Act...
  • It's, like, a pot fest, dude (MN college libs smoking pot for 'social justice')

    04/19/2006 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 17 replies · 616+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-19-06 | MATT PEIKEN
    The CHEEBA Club's celebration of marijuana is 'part entertainment (free food and dodge ball), but it's also about social justice.' So, like, check this out. These dudes at Macalester College are throwing this righteous party Thursday. They're calling it CHEEBAdanza — "the Twin Cities premier marijuana festival." Says so right on the green flier. This isn't one of those mediocre pot fests — it's A-grade all the way. Excellent. First of all, OK, you have the date, right? Thursday, April 20. That's 4/20. And you know the party starts at 4:20 p.m. That's the legendary tokin' hour, my friends. So...
  • Banana Bunker-For the person that has everything...

    12/19/2005 9:51:21 PM PST · by Sarajevo · 5 replies · 216+ views
    Cultured Containers has developed the BananaBunker® to protect this delicate fruit from bruising when placed in your backpack, nap sack, soft carrying case, or briefcase. The container also protects your backpack’s valuable contents, such as CD players, textbooks, binders, and business documents. Whether you are on a hiking trip, day trip, athletic event, between classes, or at a board meeting, the BananaBunker® will keep your fruit safe until you are ready to snack. Go ahead, eat healthy!
  • America Supports You: Couple Supports Troops With Banana Bread

    10/18/2005 5:26:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 278+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Spc. Claude Flowers, USA
    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Oct. 18, 2005 – Albert Davis of Largo, Fla., may have retired from the U.S. Navy in 1973, but he's still serving his country and doing all that he can for the military. For the last 15 years, he and his wife Barbara have been diligently baking loaves of banana bread for American troops serving around the world. How many? Seven an hour, 94 per day, every day --- so many that on Oct. 14 the couple presented Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, with their 75,000th loaf during a ceremony here....
  • The Banana Free Republic of Dr. Ahmadinejad, Pres. of Iran

    08/11/2005 11:39:55 AM PDT · by Khashayar · 2 replies · 404+ views
    Z Net ^ | by Ahmad Sadri
    Looking back at a close election won, lost or stolen by an unlikely candidate one must guard against over rationalizing. On occasions like this pundits who never told us so tend to speak as if they could have, or nearly did tell us so. The neurotic pundit in us wants to do the same thing. The results of the recent elections in Iran, all economic explanations and political conspiracy theories notwithstanding, could easily have been different. If Karrubi’s stunt of $60 checks raining from heavens had been slightly more successful or if Rafsanjaani had pulled out in favor of Karrubi...
  • Bucking the tide

    06/05/2005 2:57:45 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 4 replies · 309+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6/5/05 | Terry Rodgers
    Hiking along a ridge trail at Point Reyes National Seashore, Peter Douglas can see the shadow of his past and a glint of the future. The deep-green landscape of conifer trees and chaparral is where he built his first home, raised two sons and spread his grandmother's ashes. He helped establish this place as a national park and a personal reminder of why he perseveres as a leading advocate for California's 1,100-mile coastline. A political Houdini, Douglas has spent a lifetime sparring with developers, local government and even fellow environmentalists over his vision of coastal protection. This year marks his...
  • Police Charge Man for Flashing With Banana

    03/17/2005 9:18:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies · 2,123+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2005 | Staff
    GREENWICH, Conn. - A former Stamford police officer has been charged with lewd conduct involving a toy banana. Arthur Bertana, 62, who had been on probation for lewd conduct more than four years ago, was arrested Saturday after police said he placed a toy banana in his pants and flashed people. Bertana was charged with breach of peace and interfering with a police officer
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Always worth reposting: Kerry greets core constituency

    03/21/2004 6:06:39 PM PST · by Brainhose · 23 replies · 180+ views
    My Brain | Today | Brainhose
    This Clown is a super flambouantly gay character who performs at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Do not shake hands with either of these two "men"
  • Liberals are a bunch of freggin` bananas (HYSTERICAL flash movie)Must Watch

    07/23/2003 3:01:12 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 18 replies · 343+ views
    prepare to die laughing. Flash movie depicting liberals as bananas sung to the one bananas two banana song... Priceless. Just for the Hillary head alone.
  • Banana Going Extinct?

    05/26/2003 1:56:06 PM PDT · by NoControllingLegalAuthority · 48 replies · 2,655+ views
    HealthNewsDigest.com ^ | 5-26-03 | HealthNewsDigest.com
    Philadelphia, Pa. - The next time you order a banana split or sip on a banana daiquiri by the poolside, make sure you savor the sweet taste of the popular yellow fruit, because it may go the path of the mighty dinosaurs - extinction. That's right, the crescent-shaped fruit, which is one of the largest agricultural products in the world, is in for the fight of its life against a plague of pests and diseases. The banana's biggest foe is Black Sigatoka, a fungal disease that affects the fruit's all-important leaf area, causing premature ripening and reducing the productive life...