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  • STUPOR BOWL THREAD: WHO GIVES A RIP?

    01/26/2014 8:18:53 PM PST · by Howie66 · 82 replies
    Self | 26 January 2014 | Self
    Okay, who gives a Rats Arse about the 2014 Stupor Bowl? I sure don't.
  • Eating Candy in Childhood Linked to Adult Crime

    10/03/2009 3:09:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies · 1,860+ views
    Time ^ | Oct. 3, 2009 | ALICE PARK
    What parent hasn't used candy to pacify a cranky child or head off a brewing tantrum? When reasoning, threats and time-outs fail, a sugary treat often does the trick. But while that chocolate-covered balm may be highly effective in the short term, say British scientists, it may be setting youngsters up for problem behavior later. According to a new study, kids who eat too many treats at a young age risk becoming violent in adulthood. The research was led by Simon Moore, a senior lecturer in Violence and Society Research at Cardiff University in the U.K., who specializes in the...
  • Gigolo holidays seduce the French

    09/12/2005 2:45:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 385+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 9/10/05 | Matt Campbell
    A FRENCH film has thrown a spotlight on the country’s latest cultural obsession by featuring Charlotte Rampling, the British star, in the role of a middle-aged sex tourist. The film, Vers le Sud (Heading South), premiered last week at the Venice film festival where it received glowing reviews for its compassionate treatment of women escaping loveless lives to have sex with young men in the tropics. It is certain to be well received in France, where a series of recent novels and magazine articles exploring the subject of women who pay for sex has taken the country’s well-documented taste for...
  • !00 things we didn't know this time last year

    01/01/2005 10:00:28 AM PST · by flitton · 12 replies · 379+ views
    BBC ^ | 31/12/04 | unknown
    1. Street brawlers sometimes arm themselves with potato peelers, according to the Home Office, which wants to make them banned weapons. 2. Farmers plant their crops up to three weeks earlier than 15 years ago. In the 1960s, temperatures from January to March averaged 4.2C; it rose to 5.6C in the 1990s. 3. Brussels sprouts have three times as much vitamin C as oranges. 4. Crows apparently like the taste of windscreen-wiper blades. 5. 52% of households have five or more remote controls. 7. The heat generated by a laptop, and the knees-together pose needed to balance it, can damage...