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  • Geminid Meteor Shower TONIGHT!

    12/13/2014 9:27:57 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    Slooh ^ | 13DEC2014 | FR Staff Writer
    You can follow live coverage of the shower at the link. They are using a meteor shower radio, from their listening post in New Mexico, to listen when the meteors strike the atmosphere and leave an ionized gas trail that reflects radio waves. The radiant is located in the constellation of Gemini which is in the NW direction about 40 degrees above the horizon. Dress warmly!
  • Navy: Women secretly filmed in shower aboard sub

    12/03/2014 3:41:55 PM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    Navy Times | Dec. 3, 2014 | Meghann Myers, Staff writer
    Linky only per FR copyright rule.
  • Meteor Shower over North America a Dud (Camelopadalids)

    05/24/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    NDTV.com ^ | 24MAY2014 | Staff Writer
    Cape Town: Astronomers and amateur sky watchers across North America went to bed early Saturday disappointed by a meteor shower hyped as "potentially spectacular" that, in the end, was a dud. The US Naval Observatory described the Camelopardalids meteor shower on Friday as a "potentially spectacular show," but that potential was never fulfilled. The meteor shower could be seen by people in the United States, Canada and Mexico starting around 0230 GMT Saturday, according to NASA. A weak showing, combined with passing clouds and light pollution from towns and cities, conspired to turn what many hoped would be a light...
  • How Often Do You Really Need to Shower?

    05/07/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 93 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/6/2014 | Yahoo
    If you don't shower much - but generally keep that information to yourself because of the negative stigma - you're not alone. Following hot on the heels of the no-shampooing hair care revolution, some folks are taking the logical next step: If no or reduced shampooing results in healthier, shinier hair, what about skipping soaping up the body? Unlike the modified hair-washing schedule, which tends to elicit commentary about shampoos and parabens, conditioners and hair-drying time, skipping showers altogether seems to bring up plenty of other opinions on the subject. Many people who do shower every day think that not...
  • Rancid Iranian Coot (80) Sets New World Record- Hasn't Touched a Bath in 60 Years!

    01/13/2014 3:19:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This dubious achievement smashes the previous record of 38-years-without-washing held by 'The World's Smelliest Man', Indian farm worker Kailash Sigh... and you thought the French were bad! Our proud new record-holder is a homeless drifter in the Iranian village of Dejgah, a fetid character who took his last bath in 1954- 'Amou Hadji'. He is said to have suffered some psychological trauma in his youth, the reaction to which being a vow to live the rest of his life in solitude. He consistently refuses offers of help from others, and won't even take clean drinking water. Amou -which is a term of affection...
  • Weird Question - Need help finding name of bathroom shower/window curtain line

    12/09/2013 12:10:53 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 70 replies
    self | 12-9-13 | Lee Meyer
    Hey, been trying to find the name of the style of a certain shower/window curtain set, that JC Penney sold in the 1990s, that was pretty popular. It has diamonds and arches in it, and the arches kind of remind you of medieval arch sconces. On the bottom were horizontal color band lines, and the diamonds ended here, and then from there up two-thirds of the way it was mainly a solid color with diamond shapes spaced in a grid pattern, and then the upper part had the arch patterns. The bottom of the arches joined one another and joined...
  • Burglar Breaks Into Arcadia Home To Take A Shower, Have A Snack

    06/21/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | June 21, 2012 11:00 AM | unattributed
    ARCADIA (CBS) — A burglar broke into an Arcadia home over the weekend, but didn’t take money or jewelry – she took a shower. Police say they are looking for the woman, described as having flower tattoos on both sides of her face, who broke into a home in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road Saturday afternoon, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. The resident returned home about 2:30 p.m. to find her front door chained from the inside and the screen removed from an opened rear window. The resident climbed inside and heard water running in her shower...
  • Texas school staff forced 'smelly, dirty' third-grader to shower, lawsuit says

    06/17/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 55 replies
    fox news ^ | 6-17-12
    FORT WORTH, Texas – The parents of a third-grade boy have sued two Texas school employees, alleging that they forced their son to strip and shower in front of them because he "smelled badly, was dirty and had bad hygiene." The eight-year-old was singled out last November and taken to the nurse's office at Peaster Elementary School where he was forced to remove his clothes, the suit alleges, the Courthouse News Service reported. The two school officials then "began violently washing his body with a washcloth, scrubbing him over a large portion of his body, stuck cotton balls in his...
  • Newsflash

    01/26/2012 7:02:00 AM PST · by warchild9 · 240 replies
    WRAL Newsflash | 26 January 2012 | WRAL Raleigh
    She was going to get creamed in the general election, anyway.
  • Assad: Syria will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if attacked by foreign powers

    10/04/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/4/11 | Staff
    Syria will strike Israel and "set fire" to the Middle East if foreign forces choose to launch a military strike on the protest-ridden country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday. During a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad was quoted by the Iranian semi-official news agency Fars as saying that Syria would not hesitate to strike major Israeli cities if it was attacked. "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv," Assad
  • Evidence Found for Undiscovered Comet That May Threaten Earth

    07/28/2011 8:51:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/27/11 | Mike Wall
    A surprise meteor shower spotted in February was likely caused by cosmic "bread crumbs" dropped by an undiscovered comet that could potentially pose a threat to Earth, astronomers announced today (July 27). The tiny meteoroids that streaked through Earth's atmosphere for a few hours on Feb. 4 represent a previously unknown meteor shower, researchers said. The "shooting stars" arrived from the direction of the star Eta Draconis, so the shower is called the February Eta Draconids, or FEDs for short. The bits of debris appear to have been shed by a long-period comet. Long-period comets whiz by the sun very...
  • Alaska Woman Kicked by Moose in City Park

    03/08/2011 10:18:32 AM PST · by Sopater · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 08, 2011
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Don't mess with the moose. That's the warning police in Anchorage, Alaska, are repeating after one of the animals kicked a woman in the chest and shoulder at a city park. She was checked by medics Monday afternoon and didn't have to go to a hospital.
  • Baby shower brawl turns into riot in Wilson, chief says

    11/26/2010 8:40:09 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 11-24-10 | Pamela Lehman
    A Saturday night baby shower at a Wilson fire hall spun out of control after the hall manager confronted party-goers about overcrowding and underage drinking, which led to a crowd of 100 out on the street fighting and causing a near riot, police said.
  • Possible shots fired at Pentagon

    10/19/2010 7:34:44 AM PDT · by kozanne · 29 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10-19-2010 | kozanne
    No other news yet. Please update as info gets to you. I may not be able to get back to the board for awhile.
  • Perseid meteor shower, planets, moon to grace night sky

    08/12/2010 10:18:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    boston herals ^ | 8/12/10 | Robert Nolin
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stargazers who cast their eyes skyward Thursday should enjoy two-for-one celestial treats. A heavenly threesome will appear after dusk, when a trio of planets glides above a fragile crescent moon. Later, the fabled Perseid meteor shower will adorn the night with up to 50 shooting stars an hour. "This is the astronomy night of the summer," said Arnold Pearlstein, who writes an astronomy column for the Sun Sentinel and teaches science for Miami-Dade schools. "The Perseid is one of the top showers of the year." The show begins at twilight, with the glow of the setting...
  • Perseid meteor shower is here - Tonight best after midnight

    08/12/2010 12:32:59 AM PDT · by Fred · 1 replies
    Seattle PI blog ^ | 081210 | Amy Rolph
    Showers are expected Thursday, but not the wet kind that have plagued Seattle all summer. The Perseid meteor shower will be visible Thursday night, and viewing conditions should be optimal. The meteor shower appears every year as the Earth enters a band of dust that trails the comet Swift-Tuttle. It's one of of the more reliable night-sky events for stargazers in Seattle, and this year's show could be easier to watch because of clear skies and limited moonlight.
  • Excellent Perseid Meteor Shower Expected Aug. 11-13

    08/09/2010 3:01:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Space.com ^ | 8/9/10 | Joe Rao
    Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower — the Perseid meteor shower — makes its appearance. The "shooting stars" promise to deliver an excellent show this year to anyone with clear and dark skies away from urban and suburban lights. The best time to watch for meteors will be from the late-night hours of Wednesday, Aug, 11 on through the predawn hours of Aug. 13 – two full nights and early mornings. Patient skywatchers with good conditions could see up to 60 shooting stars an hour or more....
  • Jamaican gang boss Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradited to US

    06/24/2010 3:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 24 June 2010 | Chris McGreal i
    The once powerful Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke was extradited to the US tonight immediately after a court hearing at which he expressed regret for the fighting that claimed scores of lives last month as he evaded capture. Coke was flown to the US to face trial for alleged drug and weapons trafficking. He faces a life sentence if convicted. The leader of the Shower Posse gang, who the US authorities allege is the head of a crime network that extends from Jamaica to Europe and North America, said he was deeply saddened by the more than 75 lives...
  • A Demotivational Poster For Liberals

    05/11/2010 8:07:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies · 690+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-12-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Maybe this is a reason why Mayor Bloomberg thought an ObamaCare opponent could've been behind the NYC Times Square Bombing attempt.... I know there are a lot of these out there, so I guess its worth mentioning that I authored this one. Maybe I'll do more, this one was kind of fun. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Waterpebble gets water-wasters out of the shower

    03/20/2010 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Flavius · 58 replies · 1,299+ views
    cnet ^ | March 10, 2010 | Leslie Katz
    It's easy to lose track of how long your shower's getting--especially when it's 10 degrees out and the only thing that roused you from bed was the vision of a steamy cascade of water. Well, Waterpebble is here to guilt you out of your wasteful ways. The little round device monitors water going down the drain. It records the length of your first Waterpebble shower and uses that as a benchmark, then indicating via a series of gently flashing "traffic lights" when you need to get out of the shower already! Green tells you to start showering, amber means you're...
  • Massa: "Rahm Would Strap His Children to a Locamotive for a Vote" (confronted him in the shower)

    03/08/2010 8:22:06 AM PST · by maggief · 101 replies · 592+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | March 08, 2010 | ANDREW GREINER
    Rahm Emanuel has been accused of a lot of things during his political career, but today one outgoing congressman may have topped all insults. “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn,” disgraced Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY ) said during a radio show, -- the radio diatribe is posted on Real Clear Politics.com. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.” (snip) "Let me tell you a story about Rahm Emanuel," Massa said on the program. "I was a congressman in my...
  • Manny: I was in the shower when Phils came back

    10/20/2009 7:13:26 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 32 replies · 1,042+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | October 20, 2009 | Jon Paul Morosi
    PHILADELPHIA - Those who watched the ninth inning of Game 4 in the National League Championship Series won't soon forget it. Manny Ramirez wasn't one of those people. When asked prior to Tuesday's workout how surprised he was to see Jimmy Rollins beat the Dodgers with a walk-off double into the right-center gap the night before, Ramirez said he was in the shower at the time. "When I came out, they were turning the TVs off and everybody was coming in," Ramirez said. Philadelphia's 5-4 victory gave the Phillies a 3-1 series lead and put Los Angeles on the brink...
  • Get Out: Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight

    10/20/2009 2:26:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 975+ views
    Space.com ^ | 10/20/09 | Robert Roy Britt
    The Orionid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show tonight into the predawn hours Wednesday, weather permitting. This annual meteor shower is created when Earth passes through trails of comet debris left in space long ago by Halley's Comet. The "shooting stars" develop when bits typically no larger than a pea , and mostly sand-grain-sized, vaporize in Earth's upper atmosphere. "Flakes of comet dust hitting the atmosphere should give us dozens of meteors per hour," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. People in cities and suburbs will see far fewer meteors, because all but the...
  • Did something happen?

    10/09/2009 10:24:16 AM PDT · by paulycy · 61 replies · 1,688+ views
    FR | 10/9/09 | self
    I was in the shower....
  • Woman In Shower Shoots At Intruder(TN)

    09/26/2009 6:20:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies · 1,256+ views
    WSMV ^ | 24 September, 2009 | na
    MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. -- A woman in Mount Juliet got a scare this week when a man broke into her home while she was in the shower. The intruder quickly ran out, but the woman grabbed her gun and shot at his car. Police arrested Franklin Fish a short time later. The woman identified him as the burglar. Detectives believe Fish is wanted for several other home break-ins.
  • Your shower may be blasting you with germs: study

    09/15/2009 12:37:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 88 replies · 2,060+ views
    reuters ^ | Sep 14, 2009
    NEW YORK - Your shower may not be getting you as clean as you think with a U.S. study finding many showerheads are dirty and may be covering you in a daily dose of bacteria that could make you sick.
  • Vermont Says Man Must Give Up Pet Moose (Kill the moose)

    08/01/2009 4:35:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 1,541+ views
    WSBTV ^ | July 31, 2009 | Unknown
    A Vermont man rescued a baby moose from dogs that had chewed up his hips, but it doesn't look like David Lawrence can protect the moose from state wildlife officials who say the now-grown bull must be killed. Every day Lawrence makes the trip from Albany, Vt., to an Irasburg farm to visit Pete, a male moose whose affection he earned by nursing the bull back to health with a daily supply of food, reported WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, N.Y. "He expects me to come through the gate every day. This area has become his home because he knows I'm going...
  • Psycho anniversary film highlights UK bad shower habits

    07/10/2009 1:03:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,333+ views
    Royal Society of Chemistry ^ | 02 July 2009 | Brian Emsley
    The 50th anniversary this year of the shooting of Hitchcock's film Psycho will be employed to demonstrate how a one-minute shower will help conserve water and the environment.The Royal Society of Chemistry is seeking a lookalike of Janet Leigh, who played the part of Norman Bates' shower victim in the celebrated horror movie.The RSC is to make a tasteful video, called Shower Murder, to go on its website to illustrate how a shower can be taken effectively in just 60 seconds, so avoiding the huge wastage of water and the contamination that many in Britain cause currently.   RSC chief...
  • Showering during the day helps productivity

    05/18/2009 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 33 replies · 1,032+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 18, 2009
    Showering during the working day helps employees become more productive and more creative, according to a new study. Four businesses - a restaurant, an architect firm, an advertising agency and a lingerie company - took part in the eight-week study, conducted by PR firm Lucre. Staff took a shower break in addition to their usual daily wash - and results showed improvement across a range of areas, from mood to productivity. Employees taking shower breaks at the four businesses - ad agency Home, in Leeds, restaurant The Chancery, in London, architects and designers 3s, in London, and Simone Perele UK,...
  • Group: New vinyl shower curtains hazardous

    06/13/2008 11:49:37 AM PDT · by teacherwoes · 35 replies · 134+ views
    Krem.com ^ | 6/13/08
    SEATTLE - It may the last thing on your mind when you get ready for a shower, but that new shower curtain may bring some unwanted friends into your home. A study found that more than 100 chemicals are released by some curtains, and some are at levels that violate indoor air safety standards. "I think what's most surprising was the amount of chemicals that were released into the air when you bring a new shower curtain home," said Ivy Sager-Rosenthal of Washington Toxics Coalition. "Well there is a range of volatile aromatic hydrocarbons that are coming off. These compounds...
  • Dem leaders shower pork on freshmen

    02/13/2008 9:03:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 110+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/08 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders have sent tens of millions of dollars to freshman lawmakers’ districts in hope of protecting the party’s newfound majority come November. A new study of December’s omnibus spending package shows that the party in power has resisted pressure to abandon earmarking, at least to the extent of handing lawmakers in tough districts plenty of pet projects they can boast about to voters. Democratic freshmen in the House were among the biggest recipients of earmarked funds, often surpassing much more senior colleagues by millions of dollars. Republicans have made the practice of earmarking a major campaign theme and are...
  • Airborne Astronomers To Track Intense Meteor Shower (Tonight, 1-3-2008)

    01/03/2008 4:58:10 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 470+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-3-2008 | Steeve Meacham
    Airborne astronomers to track intense meteor shower 16:59 03 January 2008 NewScientist.com news service Stephen Battersby The most intense meteor shower of the year hits Earth tonight. If the skies are clear and you live at high northern latitudes, then you could see dozens of Quadrantid meteors streaking over the pole. Or you might spot a plane full of astronomers racing northward, trying to find out how this unusual meteor shower was created, and whether it is the shrapnel of a celestial explosion witnessed in the 15th century. Like other meteor showers, the Quadrantids appear when Earth moves through an...
  • Egyptian Woman Files for Divorce Over Husband's Refusal To Shower

    11/20/2007 4:14:38 AM PST · by steve-b · 38 replies · 64+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11/19/07
    An Egyptian woman has filed for divorce from her husband on the grounds that he has not showered since they married, AlArabiya.net reported Sunday. The wedding took place two months ago. It was a quick courtship for Yara Saad Al-Din, 23, and Aysar Ali, 31, who got engaged two weeks after meeting on an airplane, AlArabiya reported. But a couple of months into the marriage and the honeymoon is over. Ali recently confessed to his blushing bride that he hasn't showered in all eight weeks of their union, and now the missus is ready to change her marriage vows to...
  • 2007 Leonid meteor peak(s) Saturday, November 17

    11/17/2007 10:40:46 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 4 replies · 160+ views
    Earth & Sky ^ | 17 Nov 2007 | Deborah Byrd, Joel Block,
    Friday, November 16, 2007 According to predictions, the famous Leonid meteor shower will peak this weekend. The best viewing is predicted to be during the wee hours before dawn on Sunday, when you might see as many as 10 to 15 meteors per hour. But meteor showers are notorious for defying predictions, so don’t discount Saturday and Monday mornings. And don’t be too surprised if the Leonids surpass or fall shy of the predictions. Even though the first quarter moon will light the evening sky, moonlight shouldn’t bother this year’s Leonid meteor display. As a general rule, the fast-flying Leonid...
  • For better or for a lot, lot worse (Woman livid about husband's shower habits)

    10/17/2007 5:29:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 129 replies · 72+ views
    Ukiah Daily Journal ^ | 10/16/2007 | Peter H. Gott M.D.
    "I would, if it weren't for my religious beliefs and the fact that I'd be facing prison time, shoot my husband dead for his deliberate annoyance."
  • FR administrator, Please put up the shower thread from way back. I need some funny reading.

    08/14/2007 8:29:04 AM PDT · by clippedwing · 92 replies · 2,770+ views
    I would really like to read the "I'm going to go take a shower now" thread that happened here probably 4 years ago. PLEASE, PLEASE.....
  • Rare Meteor Shower To Shed Light On Dangerous Comets

    08/08/2007 3:08:54 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 1,046+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-8-2007 | Stephen Battersby
    Rare meteor shower to shed light on dangerous comets 17:07 08 August 2007 NewScientist.com news service Stephen Battersby A rare meteor shower predicted to hit Earth on 1 September should give astronomers only their second chance to study an ancient comet's crust. It could also help them develop a warning system against an otherwise insidious threat – a comet aimed at Earth from the dark fringes of the solar system. September's shower, called the alpha Aurigids, has only been seen three times before, in 1935, 1986 and 1994. The reason for this elusiveness is the shower's unusual origin. Most meteor...
  • Bits of Halley's Comet to produce meteor shower

    05/04/2007 12:05:22 PM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 271+ views
    space.newscientist.com ^ | 05-04-2007 | Maggie McKee
    Bits of Halley's Comet will streak into the Earth's atmosphere before dawn on Sunday during the peak of the eta Aquarid meteor shower. Although moonlight will make all but the brightest meteors impossible to see, those that are visible may be quite spectacular due to the geometry of the shower. Halley's Comet last swung by the Earth in 1986 and now lies in the outer solar system. But every time it passes near the Sun on its 76-year orbit, the nucleus of the icy object sheds about 6 metres of material, which spreads out along the comet's orbit. Twice a...
  • Bar of soap gives caffeine kick in the shower

    04/20/2007 12:30:57 PM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 1,010+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | April 21, 2007. 0:20am (AEST) | staff writer
    Inventors have created a soap infused with caffeine which helps users wake up in the morning. The soap, called Shower Shock, supplies the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee per wash with the stimulant absorbed naturally through the skin, manufacturers say. "Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning (coffee) to brew?" ask the makers, thinkgeek.com. Scented with peppermint oil, each bar is designed to provide a stimulant boost within five minutes.
  • Killer Found Dead In Jessup Prison Shower

    12/11/2006 6:00:18 PM PST · by CAWats · 48 replies · 5,799+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12-11-06 | CAWats
    JESSUP, Md. (AP) -- A father serving two life sentences for killing his two small children was found dead in a prison shower, apparently the victim of a homicide, authorities said. Richard Spicknall, 34, was found unresponsive in the shower at the Jessup Correctional Institution around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead a few minutes later, said Department of Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli. Mr. Vernarelli said Spicknall's death was a homicide. The state's chief medical examiner, Dr. David Fowler, said he could not release the cause of death because the case...
  • Malodour on the dancefloor

    09/07/2006 9:01:15 AM PDT · by metesky · 55 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Mon 4 Sep 2006 | n/a
    Mon 4 Sep 2006 Malodour on the dancefloor NIGHTSPOTS are being forced to pump out perfume because the new smoking ban is failing to disguise body odours. Air fresheners and scented oils are being deployed in a bid to banish smells caused by sweaty revellers. Licensed trade chiefs say venues are turning some people away because of poor hygiene, which was covered up before by the smell of cigarette smoke. Kay Bennett, of Edinburgh city centre nightclub Cabaret Voltaire, said: "If you walk into a club with a few hundred people dancing, you notice a smell. It's a combination of...
  • Put that in your mousetrap: mice don't like cheese

    09/06/2006 7:08:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 9,576+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/06/06
    Mice, contrary to popular belief and cartoons like Tom and Jerry, don't actually like cheese, British researchers said after studying their diet and those of other animals. Instead, the tiny rodents prefer foods with a high sugar content like grains and fruit and would turn their noses up at something as strong in smell and rich in taste as cheese, scientists in Manchester in northwest England said. Animal behaviourist David Holmes, from Manchester Metropolitan University, said: "Clearly the supposition of mice liking cheese is a popular premise. Mice have evolved almost entirely without cheese or anything resembling it. "Mice respond...
  • 2006 FREEREPUBLIC LEXICON (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    08/25/2006 10:19:00 AM PDT · by batter · 214 replies · 12,576+ views
    Freepers past and present | 25 August 2006 | soccer8
    The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! In this latest update, I have cut the emoticons and standard acronyms (LOL etc - which are readily available on the web and previous Lexicons) for the sake of brevity. I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the...
  • Man’s wallet stolen while he’s in shower

    04/27/2006 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 4/27/2006 | Times Leader Staff
    SLOCUM TWP. – Luther George Cragle got undressed and stepped into the shower Tuesday afternoon thinking his lady friend was right behind him. But she was already out the door with his wallet, driving his car down the road. The woman, Renee Helena Davis of Wilkes-Barre, didn’t get far. She was arrested later Tuesday on a felony charge of theft of a motor vehicle. According to police: Cragle picked up Davis at Ricci’s pizza shop on Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, at about 4 p.m. and drove her to his Slocum Road residence where they agreed to shower together. He got into...
  • Iran prez arrests 4 over text message (Receives cellphone "insult")

    04/15/2006 8:48:16 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 42 replies · 1,136+ views
    WND ^ | 4/15/2006
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got an anonymous text message suggesting he didn't wash enough, he did not take it lying down. He fired the president of the phone company, had four people arrested, took other legal action and accused those involved of conspiring with the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to the Iranian opposition website Rooz Online. The website says Ahmadinejad, known throughout the world as a hard-liner who has threatened Israel with destruction and questioned the Holocaust, is the target of many barbs among the populace in his country.
  • SMALL PLANE DOWN IN SANTA MONICA BAY

    03/13/2006 10:19:29 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 41 replies · 1,290+ views
    FOX TV NEWS | 3-13-06
    Fox News just reported a small plane down in the ocean off Santa Monica near Ocean Park. Anyone hear anything more?
  • Peeping tom gets community service

    02/12/2006 9:23:54 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 143+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 February 2006
    A PEEPING tom has been sentenced to 350 hours of community service for installing a camera to spy on two women, including his girlfriend, in the bathroom of his Sydney home. Harley Bateman, 28, was convicted last year of installing a camera for indecent purposes and filming for indecent purposes. Ordering Bateman to perform 350 hours of community service, Deputy Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson said he accepted that his behaviour was "isolated" and did not represent "a long-term threat" to the community. Central Local Court was told that the Randwick tow truck driver had rigged up a camera system in...
  • The Bureaucrat in Your Shower

    01/12/2006 1:29:43 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 108 replies · 4,246+ views
    http://www.mises.org ^ | 1 10 06 | Jeffrey Tucker
    The Department of Energy may soon be paying a visit to a certain shower-head manufacturer in Arizona. The company is Zoe Industries Manufacturing. It runs Showerbuddy.com, a popular site that sells amazing equipment for bathrooms. Consumers love the company but one man doesn't. He is Al Dietemann, head of conservation for the Seattle Water Board. Al ordered some products and sent them to BR Laboratories in Hungtington, California, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. And sure enough, Bureaucrat Al gained enough data to report Zoe to the feds, accusing Zoe of "blatant violations of environmental protection laws." Now the heat is...
  • Shower head maker may face sanctions

    12/23/2005 10:52:08 AM PST · by JZelle · 168 replies · 3,568+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-23-05 | UPI
    Seattle officials plan to take action against the makers of a showerhead they say violates the city's maximum water flow rate requirement. The decision follows a lab test by Al Dietemann, head of water conservation for Seattle Public Utilities. He obtained the product online whose ads claimed experiences akin to tropical waterfalls, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "The people of Seattle have a very strong environmental ethic, and I think most people would be appalled at others who are wasting energy or water," Dietemann told the newspaper. Dietemann said he had received complaints from local plumbers and developers about body spa...
  • ABOUT THAT 100,000

    09/26/2005 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Albertafriend · 85 replies · 3,744+ views
    September 26, 2005 | self
    Well I was going to put this into some other thread but things have been moving so fast that it is going to be lost and I have been encouraged to give it one of its own. So since this is the first time I've posted like this, I hope I do it all right. I was feeling really frustrated by all the conflicting accounts of how many people were at the anti-war/anti-everything related or not related to Bush protest, that I decided to try to get a closer number based on the picture that came from Reuters of the...