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  • Frigid Week Ahead for Most of the U.S.

    11/07/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 11/7/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Brace yourself for more “polar vortex” news stories by the middle of next week. An unusually widespread and persistent cold air mass will grip all but the U.S. Southwest and Florida by late in the week. It’s origins can be traced back to eastern Siberia a week ago, then it crossed the Arctic Ocean and northwest Canada. It will enter Montana and the Dakotas on Sunday, then gradually sink south and east as the week progresses. The latest forecast for 7-day average temperature departures from normal shows widespread 10 to 15 deg. F below normal over much of the nation...
  • Missing French Chef's Body Found In Freezer

    08/11/2010 12:54:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Sky News Online ^ | August 11, 2010 | Richard Williams
    The body of an acclaimed French chef has been found hidden in a freezer - two years after he went missing. Detectives discovered the frozen corpse of Jean-Francois Poinard after his girlfriend Guylene Collober, 51, told her daughter "something unfortunate" had happened to him. The 71-year-old's body is believed to have been secreted in a freezer at their home in Lyon for up to two years. He was found in the foetal position and covered with plastic bags. Ms Collober is said to have made the revelation to her daughter during a night out. Her daughter told police, who found...
  • Swimsuits in Up Here? Yep. (Canadian magazine runs swimsuit edition to highlight global warming)

    07/08/2010 12:57:26 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    UpHere ^ | July 2010 | Tim Querengesser
    The inevitable has happened with our new July/August issue, which features two articles about climate change -- one listing the mounting evidence that its impacts are being felt right now in the North, the other daring to explore why many Northerners actually like climate change. But no one has paid much attention to those. No, what's getting all the attention -- just as we expected and intended -- is our swimsuit spread. When you want to get attention in a room full of people talking, you tend to yell. So, when we decided to dedicate an entire issue to climate...
  • Iceland's gay prime minister weds partner

    06/28/2010 5:58:19 PM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-28-10
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has married her long-term partner, her office said on Monday, making her the world's first national leader with a same-sex spouse. Sigurdardottir, 67, married writer Jonina Leosdottir on Sunday, the day a new law took effect defining marriage as a union between two consenting adults regardless of sex. The two had had a civil union for years and changed this into a marriage under the new law, which was approved by parliament earlier this month.
  • Frigid Storm Closes California Freeways, Drops Snow in Malibu

    12/18/2008 5:36:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,130+ views ^ | 12/18/08 | AP
    LOS ANGELES — Snow snarled major mountain highways and even dusted Malibu on Wednesday as a cold storm hit parts of California. One person was killed by a wind-related helicopter crash, and an overflowing river on the U.S.-Mexico border led to the evacuation of nearly two dozen people, rescues of about 50 horses and the deaths of four others.
  • Man wins divorce from wife 'too shy' to sleep with him

    02/13/2007 10:43:22 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies · 3,738+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Monday, Feb 12, 2007 | DPA, TAIPEI
    Man wins divorce from wife 'too shy' to sleep with him DPA, TAIPEI Monday, Feb 12, 2007, Page 2 A Tainan court has granted a man's request for divorce because his wife was "too shy" to consummate their marriage, a newspaper said yesterday. The man surnamed Chen (’Â), a 38-year-old teacher from Tainan County was introduced to a woman surnamed Lin (—Ñ), 29, also a teacher, by a matchmaker. After the couple dated for three months, they married a year ago, but Lin refused to consummate the marriage, the Chinese-language daily China Times reported. On the wedding night, Lin slept...
  • Mel Gibson Tops 'Frigid' List

    11/20/2006 1:31:28 PM PST · by Millee · 11 replies · 592+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/06 | Staff
    Oh, how the hot and powerful have turned cold and weak -- at least that's the assessment of Mel Gibson by FilmThreat online. The site has named Gibson No. 1 among the "least-powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in all of Tinseltown." The dishonor comes, of course, because of the anti-Semitic remarks he made during his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The site said "who cares" to his upcoming movie, "Apocalypto." Also on the Film Threat's "Frigid 50: The Coldest People in Hollywood" is Borat, because the site says there's no future for him, actress Lindsay Lohan and the Internet phenomenon...
  • CWA Says Marriott Should Stop Blowing Smoke About Porn

    07/21/2006 5:42:37 AM PDT · by SheLion · 189 replies · 3,340+ views
    Concerned Woman For America ^ | July 20, 2006 | Stacey Holliday
    Concerned Women for America (CWA) says that if the Marriott hotels care so much about their customers, as indicated in their recent decision to ban smoking from hotel rooms, they should stop offering hard-core porn in their hotel rooms. “Creating a smoke-free environment demonstrates a new level of service and care for our guests and associates,” said J.W. Marriott Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International. “Our family of brands is united on this important health issue and we anticipate very positive customer feedback. … Demand for nonsmoking rooms continues to rise with new information from the...
  • Newfound Ice World Alters Perceptions of Planetary Systems - 'super-Earth'

    03/13/2006 6:27:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 627+ views on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/06 | Bjorn Carey
    Astronomers announced today the discovery of a frigid extrasolar planet several times larger than Earth orbiting a small red dwarf star roughly 9,000 light years away. The finding alters astronomers' perceptions of planetary system formation and the distribution of planets in the galaxy, suggesting that large rock-ice worlds might outnumber gas giants like Jupiter. The newfound planet is about 13 times more massive than Earth and likely has an icy and rocky but barren terrestrial surface, and it is one of the coldest planets ever discovered outside of our solar system. It orbits 250 million miles away from a red...
  • DULUTH: It's too cold for Frigid Fest(global warming update)

    02/18/2006 5:54:51 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 252+ views ^ | 2-18-06 | ap
    The three-day festival at the University of Minnesota-Duluth was supposed to begin Friday. But it was postponed until next Friday because of the cold snap. The event includes snow-shoeing, homemade sledding, a snow sculpture contest, and a Polar Plunge. There's also cross-country ski and snowshoe race called the Yeti Challenge. The event is designed to raise money for youth scholarships. The National Weather Service said highs in Duluth on Friday were expected to be about 10 degrees below
  • New Planet Discovered Beyond Pluto

    07/30/2005 4:26:35 AM PDT · by donprocto · 7 replies · 632+ views
    the Proctoscope ^ | 07/30/2005 | donprocto
    New Planet Discovered Beyond Pluto... Designated as 2003 EL61, the main object in the two-body system is 32 percent as massive as Pluto and is estimated to be about 70 percent of Pluto's diameter. Scientists have not given the planet a name - but since it shares major characteristics with a senator we all know: dwelling in darkness, way out in left field, frigid, may I suggest... ...Hillary?
  • You're not the only species trying to keep warm

    01/26/2003 10:21:22 AM PST · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 422+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2003 | David Templeton
    <p>When I'm walking my dogs or jogging in 8-degree weather, one thought pervades my junk-drawer brain: How do they do it?</p> <p>How do animals big and small survive frigid January weather?</p> <p>Heading snout-first through a blizzard, I imagine myself as a squirrel, mole or weasel -- not a hard thing to imagine, my wife says -- wearing a leotard of fur and trying to survive frigid weather for one full day. Perhaps I would survive, but I'd be cranky.</p>