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  • Police: Woman Wanted Daughter's Homeless Boyfriend Killed (Over Lice)

    08/27/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Monday, August 24, 2015 | Patricio Balona
    A New Smyrna Beach woman wanted the homeless man her daughter was dating killed because the daughter's children came home with lice, police said. Pamela Vanorsdale, 50, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder after police said she tried to hire her former son-in-law to “pop” the proposed victim, Dylan Loveless, 22, “in the head and chest,” New Smyrna Beach police said. Vanorsdale is out of jail on $25,000 bail, court records show. New Smyrna Beach police learned of the murder-for-hire plot after the ex-son-in-law, Daniel Dionne, 33, of Daytona Beach, approached a Daytona Beach police detective, reports show....
  • Who Are You Calling a Honky? Gaffe-Prone Fuji TV Stumbles Again

    08/26/2015 6:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Tomohiro Osaki
    July 29—Internet users were snorting in derision after participants on a Fuji TV entertainment show wore T-shirts with a bizarre English slogan incorporating a word that some Caucasians might find offensive. The shirts read: “No Fun No TV Do Honky.” The overall phrase left viewers baffled, while the word “honky” has racial connotations. The T-shirts were worn by individuals such as comedians and presenters taking part in a marathon entertainment show that aired Saturday through Sunday.
  • 3D-Printed Microfish May Soon Inject Themselves In Your Body

    08/26/2015 5:23:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | John Biggs
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created nano-sized fish out of materials that can react to their environment, allowing them to “swim” in various liquids. They also contain nanoparticles that can be used to inject chemicals into cells and organs. These are better than the traditional nano-scale robots in that they are actually shaped like swimming things. By combining Chen’s 3D printing technology with Wang’s expertise in microrobots, the team was able to custom-build microfish that can do more than simply swim around when placed in a solution containing hydrogen peroxide. Nanoengineers were able to easily add...
  • *[SATIRE]* The Probable MSNBC Response To The WDBJ Live-Air Shooting

    08/26/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 34 replies
    By Laz A. Mataz
    Melissa Perry-Harris: "The thing we have to remember, is we can't just judge Vester Flanagan. We can't. He's a black man who faced a lot of stereotyping, a lot of racism. He had a lot of justified anger. And, seriously, what is the death of two white people when we look at all the millions of black people killed every hour? We should pull together. We should honor Vester's struggles. We should scorn the culture of whiteness that has driven our proud young men to extremes." Al Sharpton: "This is true, Perry Melissa-Harris, we cannot blame the shooter. We...
  • Face of Donald Trump appears in woman's tub of organic butter

    08/25/2015 5:58:00 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies ^ | 25 Aug 2015 | WiG
  • Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume blasted for being transphobic

    08/24/2015 8:15:06 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Catherine McIntyre
    While it’s probably too early to be dreaming up your next Halloween costume, the people behind the seemingly unlimited supply of All Hallow’s Eve garb are well underway making a new batch of offensive, trashy and just plain stupid disguises. Among this year’s “trendy” costumes is one depicting Caitlyn Jenner in her iconic Vanity Fair cover. “You probably won’t break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did,” the costume description reads, “but you’ll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together.” The “I Am Cait”...
  • Man Divorces Wife For Not Preparing Food Fast Enough Wife Refutes Charges

    08/23/2015 7:27:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015
    A-57-year old Nigerian man divorced his wife on the grounds that she was preparing his food very late at night, Emarat Al Youm reports, quoting news websites. The report names the man as Oolovada Adikoaa and he told a court in Lagos that his wife failed to fulfil her marriage duties. She did not prepare the food on time, although he warned her many times. “There is no reason for pushing me to continue in a relationship with a woman who makes me starve, I can no longer tolerate it," he is quoted as saying. The 25-year-old wife refuted the...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Coming To Retailers Near You

    08/23/2015 12:39:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Spirit Halloween has confirmed that they will be offering a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume this year at their pop-up stores across America. However, not everyone likes the idea of the costume noting that it is disrespectful to the real-life struggles faced by the transgender community. Despite concerns from transgender equality groups, the Halloween retailer says that they will be releasing the controversial costume to “celebrate” Caitlyn Jenner’s accomplishments as a “real life superhero.” The Huffington Post reports that Spirit Halloween will be stocking their shelves with a new item this year that has many shaking their heads. The store has...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 76 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • Booze Sent to Space to Explore 'Mellow' Mechanism

    08/22/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    Tokyo-based Suntory Global Innovation Center, which has a division called Suntory Whiskey, launched a set of alcoholic beverages toward the International Space Station on Wednesday (Aug. 19) aboard Japan's fifth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5). The booze includes five different types of distilled spirits, Suntory representatives said. The robotic HTV-5 is scheduled to reach the orbiting lab on Monday (Aug. 24). But astronauts will not crack open a bottle to celebrate the freighter's arrival; the liquor is flying for purely scientific purposes. Suntory plans to conduct future experiments to see how the "mellowness" of sprits is affected by microgravity and a...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Irish Tourist Takes Dubai Cabbie for Ferrari World Joyride... Goes Viral

    08/21/2015 6:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Bindu Rai
    Takes the Indian taxi driver on the world’s fastest roller coaster They call it the luck of the Irish, and it appears, Liam Murphy’s cup runneth over as the man from Cork spread some good cheer when he cut a ticket for his taxi driver on a joyride to Ferrari World. The kind-hearted test engineer, who was in Dubai on a business trip, decided to invite his driver on a whim to join him in the Yas Island theme park when he learned the Indian national had never been inside the park despite making countless trips to drop off customers...
  • London's sky pool will let the super-rich swim through the air

    08/21/2015 6:06:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Developers in London are building what they claim is the world's first "sky pool" — a 25-meter-long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury flats. The transparent pool at Embassy Gardens will be three meters deep with a water depth of 1.2 meters, and will be constructed with the help of aquarium designers using 20-cm-thick glass. The pool will allow residents to swim between the development's roof-top bar, spa, and orangery (a walkway will be available as well), with prices for apartments and penthouses in the complex starting at £602,000 ($942,572). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "It will...
  • Anything significant in it being 3.5 years into Obama's 2nd term?

    08/21/2015 6:06:16 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    And the Sept. End of work prophecies? Just kidding... Sorta...
  • SPRITES AND TROLLS AT THE EDGE OF SPACE PHOTOS (lightning-related phenomenon)

    08/20/2015 6:27:15 PM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies ^ | Aug 20, 2015
    SPRITES AND TROLLS AT THE EDGE OF SPACE: We all know what comes out of the bottom of thunderclouds: lightning. But rarely do we see what comes out of the top. On August 10th, astronauts onboard the International Space Station were perfectly positioned to observe red sprites dancing atop a cluster of storms in Mexico. They snapped this incredible photo: This shows just how high sprites can go. The photo shows their red forms reaching all the way from the thunderstorm below to a layer of green airglow some 100 km above Earth's surface. This means sprites touch the edge...
  • Asian Movie Weekend #4 & #5

    08/20/2015 4:44:31 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube | 1977 | Various
    I will be in Saipan doing disaster relief next week so this is the list for the next two weeks. Please keep Saipan in in your prayers as they still have no running water, sewage or electricity two weeks after super typhoon Soulidor pounded the island earlier this month. This was a once 25 to 50 year strength typhoon. 80%R of the houses lost their roof and the island has another typhoon heading its way before they can recover from the last one. Question: Do you know why there is no cheese in Hong Kong cuisine? Answer: Because they put...
  • Hillary is showing the wear and tear and mental strain from her email controversy (vanity)

    08/20/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by dennisw · 57 replies
    vanity | 8 20 2015 | vanity
    <p>She is showing the agony of (impending) defeat and humiliation as Bernie gains on her and she is running on empty. How soon before this sloppy (e-mails), inarticulate, press conference dodging, babbling boob gets the hook or throws in the towel to run the Clintoon crime family foundation. The constant lying and spinning is putting a strain on her psyche and it shows.</p>
  • Bad Lip Reading does the first Republican debate! (video at link)

    08/19/2015 2:47:46 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/19/15 | The Right Scoop
    Must see video at link it is hilarious a break in the intensity of politics...
  • You Can Now Buy Shotgun Shells Designed Specifically For Shooting Down Drones

    08/19/2015 1:13:56 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 64 replies
    Popular Photography ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Popular Photography
    I’ll say this right here at the beginning: Shooting a drone out of the sky is probably a bad idea. But, if you’re dead set on taking down one of those unmanned flying camera copters, Snake River Shooting Products makes a shotgun shell made for that specific purpose. The packaging says, “Prepare for the drone apocalypse!” which is either a joke or a really alarmist thing to make people feel paranoid. The shells are full of #2 steel shot, which is rather big, meaning that hitting a drone from a reasonable range with one of these would likely reduce it...
  • Artist Draws All 100,000 Objects in Grandpa’s Shed

    08/19/2015 7:50:21 AM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    MakeZine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Donald Bell
    As we all know, a well-stocked workshop is a beautiful thing. It’s the place that keeps and collects all the tools and hardware you may someday need to fix something you love or make something new. When Lee John Phillips’ grandfather passed away, he left behind a tool shed packed with a lifetime of old tools, hardware, and odds and ends. As an artist by training, Lee took inspiration from the dense, seemingly limitless stash of unique artifacts and began organizing and drawing collections of them in his sketchbook.
  • Hilarious Dog Hoards Tater Tots From His Human Like A Giant Squirrel

    08/19/2015 3:06:40 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | Aug. 18, 2015, | Ali Velez
    VIEW w/ earphones
  • Five crazy devices showcased at Intel's developer conference

    08/18/2015 8:08:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    fortune ^ | Jonathan Vanian
    Connected gloves for manufacturing One of the most time-consuming tasks for auto workers is scanning barcodes, explained Sebastian Petruch of the Munich-based startup ProGlove. As workers piece cars, they have to scan barcodes on each part to help keep track of inventory. ... Wear this connected wristband and belt and save your back New York-based Kinetic aims to help workers lift boxes better with a connected wristband and belt armed with sensors and algorithms that can track a human’s movement when lifting an object. People who fail to bend their knees or who twist instead of turn hear a buzz...
  • First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

    08/18/2015 4:20:38 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 21 replies
    the Guardian ^ | August 18 | Helen Thomson
    An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease. Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful for scientists who want to study the progression of developmental diseases. It could also be used to test drugs for conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, since the regions they affect are in place during an early stage of brain developmen
  • Hillary's More Recent Crowds.Paid Actors And "Hired Cheerers"? Beyond Obvious?

    08/18/2015 4:14:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    By now all or most of us watched that cheering Hillary crowd, either laughing,applauding or cheering over any statements she made. Now, comon, does Hillary really think that average Americans were to believe that her more recent crowds are made up of anyone who wanted to attend and watch the show? Or was is a select group of paid actors? And who was holding the "Cheer And Applause" signs? Huma?
  • KKK member built death-ray machine to kill Muslims and Obama, prosecutors say

    08/18/2015 11:26:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 18, 2015
    ALBANY, N.Y. —A Ku Klux Klan member conspired to use a remote-controlled X-ray device hidden in a truck, which he called “Hiroshima on a light switch,” as a weapon of mass destruction to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama, a prosecutor told jurors on Monday. But a lawyer for Glendon Scott Crawford at the start of his trial said that government undercover agents dragged him further into the plot to build what media dubbed the “death ray” machine after he tried to pull away in the initial stages, when he had no more than “a piece of paper” sketching out...
  • Dogs React to California Earthquake Rattling the Bay Area

    08/18/2015 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies ^ | Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015; 8:00 AM ET: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco area Monday, Aug. 17, briefly halting train services while workers inspected the tracks. No injuries or serious damage were reported but these dogs knew something was up.
  • World's first portable islands will let super-rich create eco-friendly getaways anywhere on Earth

    08/18/2015 8:02:57 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/18/15 | Jack Williams
    Trending Bangkok explosion Next Labour leader Andy Burnham UK weather Alexander Pacteau Sport Technology Money Travel Fashion Home News World news Holidays World's first portable islands will let super-rich create eco-friendly getaways anywhere on Earth 12:11, 18 August 2015 By Jack Williams Amillarah Private Islands have released artists' impressions of luxury getaways in the Maldives, Miami and Dubai, where work is already is already planned Share Share Tweet +1 Pinterest Want to own your own island but can't find one in your desired location? Such issues could soon be consigned to history - for the super-wealthy, at least - after...
  • How to preserve fleeting digital information with DNA for future generations

    08/17/2015 4:40:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    One team has demonstrated that DNA they encapsulated can preserve information for at least 2,000 years, and they're now working on a filing system to make it easier to navigate. ... "A little after the discovery of the double helix architecture of DNA, people figured out that the coding language of nature is very similar to the binary language we use in computers," says Grass, who is with ETH Zurich. "On a hard drive, we use 0s and 1s to represent data, and in DNA, we have four nucleotides A, C, T and G." But DNA has two major advantages...
  • Revolt over Times Square's topless ladies: Parents' anger over 'inappropriate' behavior [tr]

    08/17/2015 7:00:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2015 | Staff
    Complaints have been made over the influx of topless women prancing around Times Square and charging tourists to be in photos, deeming it inappropriate and offensive. The women, who cover their bodies in paint and and typically wear nothing but a thong, are not in trouble for being topless - which is legal in New York City - but for posing with underage children. The number of women at the tourist mecca have doubled in the last year, with about 40 walking around Times Square on the weekends, according to The New York Daily News.
  • Home > U.S. Bear Pokes Its Head Through Cat Door in Latest Break-In at Idaho Home

    08/16/2015 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Aug 15, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Bears have become frequent uninvited guests at Doug Harder's Sandpoint, Idaho, home. In May, these three bears set up shop on the second-floor deck outside his condo. Harder found teeth marks in empty soda cans and scratches on the side of the building.
  • Internet sees Vladimir Putin's face in flock of birds over New York City

    08/16/2015 5:26:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | 14 August 2015 | CBC News
    There is something fishy about this swarm of birds Is Big Brother Vladimir Putin watching us from above? We've seen the Russian president shirtless on a horse, calmly stroking a leopard and flooring a Judo black belt. Has Russia's king of masculine poses found a way to get a swarm of flying birds to soar into a formation of his face?
  • Stop What You're Doing & Watch Canadian Candidate's Truly Bizarre Ad

    08/15/2015 8:09:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 14, 2015
    <p>A Canadian candidate for parliament has released an ad that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.</p> <p>In the strange video, Wyatt Scott flies on a Canadian goose as he declares, “I’m an independent candidate, and I’m here to fight for Canada!”</p>
  • NYC pizzeria accused of racism for ingredients, name of pizza slice

    08/15/2015 2:35:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 93 replies
    examiner ^ | 14/08/2015
    One man's rations is another's racism. That's what a Manhattan pizzeria named Pizza by Certé discovered when passersby noticed the sign for a summertime specialty — and promptly uploaded a snapshot of the same to Instagram. The sign advertised a pizza slice with the curious name “Pic-a-nika” and even more curious toppings, among them Southern-fried chicken and watermelon. The owner of the restaurant maintains that the name of the creation comes from the lilting manner in which his father, who emigrated here from Italy, pronounces the word picnic. And what foods are more common picnic fare than fried chicken and...
  • Pontoons Are The New Ultimate Party Boats

    08/14/2015 9:29:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Aimee Blanchette
    Minnesotans are putting a tidal wave of imagination into their pontoons — from luxe water slides to pirate planks. “Pontoons Gone Wild.” “Pontoon Hunters.” “Pimp My Pontoon.” If a TV producer stumbled on the gems floating on our lakes, there’d be a reality show waiting. These aren’t the kitschy putt-putters with plastic chairs and artificial turf, either. Pontoons, while still floating platforms, are larger, more powerful, more luxurious and sometimes even outrageous. “The pontoon used to be grandpa and grandma’s boat,” said Brent Wiczek, manager of Nisswa Marine. “We’re selling pontoons to a much younger generation than we ever have....
  • Asian Movie Weekend #3

    08/13/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 21 replies
    None | 2015 | Fai Mao
    If you'd like to see the previous post in this series FR search using the key words Asian Movies There are two movies this week. Both are free to view. I have gotten probably 15 request to put Kung Fu Hustle in one of these so here it is Kung Fu Hustle 2004 Stephen Chow et al Comedy Violence, nudity some strong language Also available on Netflix Notes about the film. If you dig around in academic databases you can find that couple of academic papers were written about the use and abuse of Chinese religious tradition. Notice the...
  • And Remember How Juan Williams Boasted Over The Future Success Of Hillary Since 2014?

    08/13/2015 6:04:42 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    Pretty much ever since 2013/2014, we have been watching Juan Williams on Fox News gloat and predict how well Hillary will perform as the leading Democrat candidate, and at the same time the other four hosts on "The Five" just sat there are proved him wrong. For the last two or so years Juan has been bragging on how Hillary is way ahead of all GOP contenders, really? And who declared Juan to be God? Juan always has to come across as the smartest on on the Five, always interrupting the hosts on The Five when he thought they were...
  • Bill Gate's Poop Water Machine Gets Test Run

    08/13/2015 11:53:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Earlier this year, Bill Gates posted a video of himself drinking water that was made from human feces. (It went viral, unsurprisingly.) The water was processed by a machine that collects human waste and converts it into safe, reusable byproducts -- water, electricity and ash. This week, Gates said in a blog post that the "Omni Processor" machine is getting its first test run in Dakar, Senegal, with the aim of reducing disease and saving lives in the city. ... The Omni Processor makes much of the current waste management process obsolete, potentially making sanitation much cheaper for Dakar. And...
  • Dutch store celebrates 10,000th shoplifter - Thank You, Internet!

    08/13/2015 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies ^ | Aug 12, 2015 9:01 AM ET | staff reporter
    This woman got a party hat, a marching band, flowers, champagne and a whole lot of embarrassment for being named a Dutch store's 10,000th shoplifter. It turns out, not everybody loves a parade.
  • [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae

    08/13/2015 1:54:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015/04/15.
    [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae Link to the Video
  • Winner in the Scary Cow Film Festival! — Grandmama Tlzédeczkanü Comes to America

    08/12/2015 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Vimeo ^ | August 9, 2015 | Tony Jonick — from Kingfisher Talking Pictures
    Winner in the Scary Cow Film Festival! Before she passed away, my Great-Grandmama recorded a cassette tape of a story she said must be told. I found the tape, had it translated from Geshemshaskcili, and using photos from our family archives assembled it into this movie. Some of the photos are from current family, but others are original. People who know my clan might notice some family resemblances. This is a delightfully twisted fairy tale of coming to America. . .
  • 2m Wedge-Tailed Eagle takes down Drone. Watch it Punch it out of the sky -

    08/12/2015 2:36:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/08/15
    To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email As seen on The herald sun, abc america
  • 'haunted puppet' said to have choked its previous owner starts moving on its own (tr)

    08/12/2015 9:49:30 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.12.2015 | Euan McLelland
    FULL TITLE: Creepy moment 'haunted puppet' said to have choked its previous owner starts moving on its own inside a sealed glass container in the middle of the night A creepy puppet said to have choked its former owner has been filmed moving inside a sealed glass container in the dead of night. Paranormal Investigator Jayne Harris, 32, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, recorded the puppet every night for three months - after its previous owner claimed it tried to choke him to death. And last month she was left dumbfounded, when her cameras caught the chilling moment the wooden doll...
  • Fishing with grenades, generators, and gunpowder

    08/12/2015 9:00:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2015-08-10 | Seol Song Ah
    Be it to the ocean, rivers, or reservoirs, North Koreans are heading out to catch fish not only with fishing poles but an array of creative tools in order to earn some extra money, Daily NK has learned. Using a fishing rod or nets are of course the most basic of methods, but more extreme measures are also being employed such as electrocuting fish with the help of generators or even blowing them up with grenades and gunpowder, according to Daily NK’s local sources. “Even though it’s so hot right now, people are out day and night fishing,” a source...
  • Rosetta's Comet Lets Out An Epic Fart [Toot, toot]

    08/12/2015 8:48:40 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 29 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/11/2015 | Sarah Fecht
    Popular Science (8/11, Fecht) reports that on July 29, the Rosetta spacecraft was able to capture what the ESA called a “dramatic outburst” from Comet 67P, which was strong enough to affect the solar wind. The article notes that the ESA said that “unpredictable outbursts” like this one are occurring more frequently as the comet reaches perihelion, or its closest point to the sun in its orbit, on August 13.
  • Caitlyn Jenner conquers her fear of swimsuits: see her white-hot style (seriously ugly)

    08/11/2015 3:44:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 135 replies
    Us Magazine ^ | 8/10/2015 | Rachel Torgenson
    White-hot! After admitting her insecurities about wearing a bathing suit, Caitlyn Jenner conquered her fear and rocked a sexy one-piece on the Aug. 9 episode of her E! reality series, I Am Cait.
  • Study Shows That Universe Is Dying [We Are All Doomed]

    08/11/2015 2:00:06 PM PDT · by Purdue77 · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/10/2015 | Amina Khan
    The Los Angeles Times (8/10, Khan) reports that an international study led by Simon Driver of the University of Western Australia and presented at the International Astronomical Union meeting on Monday found that the amount of light the 200,000 galaxies are outputting is half of what they did two billion years ago, meaning “the universe is dying.” The article notes that seven telescopes were used in the study, including NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft. Driver said that the conclusion is consistent with each of the three indicators measured. However, the universe should continue to exist “far into the foreseeable...
  • Watch Slidell motorcyclist survive horrific crash with 18-wheeler

    08/11/2015 1:44:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/11/15 | James Varney, | The Times-Picayune
    A man crushed and dragged on his motorcycle by an 18-wheeler in Slidell has survived. The incident, captured in a terrifying video, leads "one to believe that miracles really do exist," the Slidell Police Department declared. The crash occurred last Friday (Aug. 7) around 7 p.m. At the intersection of Gause Boulevard West and Carnation Street a motorcyclist had come to a stop and was surveying traffic, video provided by the Police Department shows.As he is there idling on his bike, an 18-wheeler makes a right turn and plows right into him. The 2005 Freightliner careens down Carnation Street, pushing...
  • 'The ISS is being monitored by aliens': Conspiracy theorists spot yet another UFO hovering...

    08/11/2015 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | Updated: 04:09 EST, 11 August 2015 | By Mia De Graaf
    Full Title: 'The ISS is being monitored by aliens': Conspiracy theorists spot yet another UFO hovering above the space station ============================================================================================================= Another UFO has been spotted hovering over the International Space Station, conspiracy theorists claim. Footage allegedly taken from a Nasa camera shows a pink and white object soaring across space. It has reignited claims the ISS is being 'monitored by extra-terrestrials'. The latest supposed sighting comes after another Nasa video, shot from the ISS in June, which showed mysterious lights 'leaving' Earth before the stream cut. The short clip, uploaded to YouTube, is the latest to fuel claims that...
  • Kim Jong-un: Photos of North Korean leader surrounded by his adoring female fanbase

    08/11/2015 7:25:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 11, 2015 | David Sim
    Kim Jong-un: Photos of North Korean leader surrounded by his adoring female fanbase By David Sim August 11, 2015 12:11 BST North Korea has released photos of Kim Jong-un meeting the country's women's football team at Pyongyang airport after they won the East Asian Cup. The leader lavished praise on the side for beating their bitter enemy South Korea, and held each player's hand to express his approval. The women appeared to be overwhelmed by the gesture, many of them in floods of tears. 10 August 2015: Members of the North Korean women's football team surround Kim Jong-un as he...
  • North Korea wants investment for brewery

    08/10/2015 2:44:59 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 10, 2015 | Reuters
    SEOUL — Plenty of coastline, proximity to millions of potential tourists, at the ground-floor for development — North Korea could be a perfect investment spot. You'll just have to ignore the megalomaniacal dictator who represses his population through starvation and propaganda. The so-called Hermit Kingdom is looking to raise more than $150 million for infrastructure projects — including $39 million to build a brewery — that would launch it as east Asia's newest "tourism hub."