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  • British UFO encounter "gave me heart failure", says US airman after military...(Rendlesham)

    03/06/2015 6:14:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Jasper Hamill
    Shortly afterwards [after the Rendlesham Forest experience], Burroughs fell ill with symptoms resembling radiation exposure. But the real problems started in 2011, when doctors were astonished after the mithral valve of his heart had failed - something which usually happens to men much older than 50-year-old Burroughs. "I couldn't work and was going downhill fast," he continued. Neither Burroughs nor his doctor were able to access his medical records, which were classified. Burroughs even claimed the Air Force denied he was employed with them at the time of the UFO incident. He asked for the help of presidential candidate Senator...
  • 'I Jumped Off a Bridge to End My Life But Was Saved - by a Sea Lion'

    03/05/2015 8:39:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 March 2015 | John Shammas
    Kevin Hines was battling mental illness when he tried to commit suicide, but believed the sea creature kept him afloat and saved his lifeA man who was suffering from mental illness and depression has revealed how a sea lion saved his life after he tried to kill himself. Kevin Hines jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, but against all the odds he managed to survive. Hines told how his depression had led him to see life through a "bit of tunnel vision," leading him to think he had to die. SNIP He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:...
  • Attack of the B Movies! 50 of the Best Schlocky Titles of All Time

    03/05/2015 2:29:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3-5-15 | Patrick Shanley
    MASTERS OF SCHLOCK The sci-fi and horror movies of the 1950s sparked a trend that continues even today of downright silly titles, ranging from 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' to 'The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?' to 'Big Ass Spider!' (Yes, there also is a love affair with unnecessary punctuation.) Here, THR breaks down 50 of the best (and funniest) titles of all time.
  • Astronomers saw the same star explode four times in four places because of a rare cosmic phenomenon

    03/05/2015 2:29:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Rachel Feltman
    Because of the lensing effect of a massive galaxy located between this supernova and the telescope imaging it, the same explosion showed up four times around the galaxy. This formation is called an Einstein Cross. Einstein first predicted the phenomenon of gravitational lensing (a result of his theory of relativity) about a century ago. Astronomers have seen Einstein Crosses made by galaxies and black holes before, but this is the first time they've seen a supernova jump into the shot. In this case, the supernova -- which is 9 billion light years away -- would be too faint to be...
  • Deadheads Denied Camping, Overnight Parking For Farewell Shows

    03/04/2015 3:39:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    stereogum ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Rettig
    The Grateful Dead’s three-night farewell shows don’t seem like they’re shaping up to be a great time for the band’s most dedicated followers. Over the weekend, we reported that tickets for the event were being scalped for as high at $10,000. And now, Chicago’s police and fire departments have decided not to let Deadheads camp out or park overnight on the land in front of Soldier Field. Earlier this year, a petition circulated around asking the venue to waive their usual policy. “We took this seriously and did not want to dismiss it,” Luca Serra, a spokesman for Soldier Field,...
  • 'Oldest human brain' may have been preserved by mud

    03/04/2015 10:02:21 AM PST · by moose07 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 March 2015 | BBC
    The brain was discovered inside a skull found at Heslington near York A human brain, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,000 years by mud, archaeologists have said. The organ was found inside a decapitated skull at an Iron Age dig site near York in 2008. Tests on the remains suggested they were from the 6th Century BC, making them about 2,600 years old. York Archaeological Trust said the skull had been buried in wet, clay-rich ground providing an oxygen-free burial. They said the burial location could have helped conserve the brain,...
  • Greta Van Susteren Cuts the Price on Her Maryland Home

    03/03/2015 6:28:26 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 26, 2015 | STEFANOS CHEN
    Fox News host Greta Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, have reduced the asking price on their 18th-century Annapolis, Md., home to $1.825 million, down from $2.1 million last April. The couple bought the 3,684-square-foot home for about $1.8 million in 2010, according to public records and Mr. Coale. Located downtown near the waterfront, the home has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half-baths. Its price was reduced in December.
  • 35 hilariously bad Kindle book covers

    03/03/2015 4:24:19 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | March 3, 2015 | Peter Yeung
    Amazon's Kindle ebooks have revolutionised the way that people can read, write and publish books. The process has been democratised, meaning that large teams of proofreaders, illustrators and designers have been replaced by a single author doing everything themselves including designing the book cover. But the results aren't always pretty, as the Tumblr blog Kindle Cover Disasters proves. Can you judge a book by its cover? Let's hope not. Compiled by Peter Yeung Link to book cover gallery.
  • Mother: Santa Barbara Rampage Lawsuit To Prevent Future Tragedies

    03/03/2015 2:00:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    that they all wished they could have laid down their lives for their children. Rodgers first three victims were roommates, David Wang and James Hong, and Chen who was visiting. Each was stabbed numerous times with a nearly 9-inch boar-hunting knife. The lawsuit contends that authorities, and the apartment building and its owners, Asset Campus Housing, a Texas-based company that provides student housing around the nation, failed to check Rodgers online postings in which he spouted venomous comments about women and others and bemoaned his virginity. ... The suit said that after Rodger moved into the Capri complex in 2011,...
  • Katy Perry continues to cash in..after releasing a $130 'official left shark onesie' [edited]

    03/03/2015 11:20:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Katy Perry has launched an official 'left shark' costume inspired by one of the backing dancers from her Super Bowl halftime show, who became an overnight internet sensation when he appeared to forget his dance moves live on air. The 30-year-old singer, who was joined by backing dancers dressed as surfboards, palm trees and beach balls, as well as the now-infamous shark duo, for her rendition of California Girls and Teenage Dream at the NFL final in February, tweeted the news to her delighted followers on Monday evening, advising them to head to her online store and pick up one...
  • Gas explosion levels house, blows man out front door after he turned on bathroom light

    03/03/2015 6:41:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jason Molinet
    An early morning gas explosion rocked a New Jersey neighborhood and left a man severely burned. The Point Pleasant Beach man suffered burns over half his body when he awoke to the odor of gas early Monday and then turned on a bathroom light, which sparked an explosion, NJ.com reported. Neighbors and friends said 47-year-old Kurt Wagner was blown out through the front door of the rental. He was rushed to the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was in stable condition, according NJ.com. "The guy that was living in the house got blown out the front door,"...
  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 4:37:19 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter become the latest guest stars in the Syfy sensation. Syfy's Sharknado 3 has elected a new president and vice president. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid Returning for 'Sharknado 3' Third 'Sharknado' Will Target the "Feast Coast" Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Launching in July, Sharknado 3 will be set in Washington, D.C., this time and, per Syfy, will "cause mass destruction in the nation's capital" before it roars down the Eastern Seaboard. Entrepreneur/Dallas Mavericks owner...
  • Syrias civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    03/02/2015 4:00:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 2 at 3:57 PM
    Columbia University and the University of California Santa Barbara trace the effects of Syrias drought from the collapse of farming, to the migration of 1.5 million farmers to the cities, and then to poverty and civil unrest. Syrias drought started in 2007 and continued until at least 2010 and perhaps longer. ...Seager said, this is the single clearest case ever presented by scientists of climate change playing a part in conflict...
  • Friday Funny: Whatll happen to Bruce Jenners balls? [humor]

    03/01/2015 9:28:56 AM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Dr. Ewoyn
    Wash. DC Over the past year a rash of news stories surfaced speculating whether gold-medal winning Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner, 65, is undergoing a gender transition from male to female. Though Jenner has yet to publicly confirm the story, members of his extended family, including the Kardashian clan, have recently approached various news outlets confirming Jenners intention. Now it appears a number of world leaders have picked up on the story and are wondering aloud What will happen to Jenners balls if he completes the transition? Sources this week quoted Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu as suggesting it would...
  • Whats going on with this mugshot?

    03/01/2015 1:32:09 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 125 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | Harry Readhead
    Whats going on with this mugshot? Ashley Stabler, 23, was detained by police after allegedly driving without insurance or proper plates and having a suspended licence. But we dont know why her mouth is opened wide like that though we do have a few suggestions: 1. She was at a new state-of-the-art prison/dentist combo facility, and was asked to say ah 2. Shes playing charades and describing the film Scream 3. She and one of the officers are taking turns throwing sweets into each others mouths 4. Shes singing Puccinis Nessun Dorma 5. Her mother is saying Here comes...
  • A Hillary Dilemma If She Runs.Inability To Fill Arenas Especially In Crucial Swing States.

    02/28/2015 6:48:03 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 45 replies
    Lets assume Hillary runs.And keep in mind that she can't sell her book, can never draw a massive crowd,well only in deep blue liberal districts. The GOP does have a chance to retake four of five states back from Obama to win in 2016.Can anyone see Hillary filling stadiums in the manner that Palin and Romney did? Especially in Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida. Those are the states the Republican nominee needs to flip. So does Hillary really expect to fill halls/arena's and stadiums in those crucial purple states? Will she have to give away free gifts at the...
  • Are we alone? Do we want to know?

    02/28/2015 4:34:21 PM PST · by NRx · 72 replies
    WaPo ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | Joel Achenbach
    ...So began SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a form of astronomical inquiry that has captured the imaginations of people around the planet but has so far failed to detect a single “hello.” Pick your explanation: They’re not there; they’re too far away; they’re insular and aloof; they’re zoned out on computer games; they’re watching us in mild bemusement and wondering when we’ll grow up. Now some SETI researchers are pushing a more aggressive agenda: Instead of just listening, we would transmit messages, targeting newly discovered planets orbiting distant stars. Through “active SETI,” we’d boldly announce our presence and try...
  • Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

    02/27/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-25-15 | KELLY MCEVERS
    Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.
  • Art Class Allows You To Smoke Pot And Paint

    Art Class Allows You To Smoke Pot And Paint February 19, 2015 marijuana art class puff pass paint Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists.
  • Freep a Poll! ("What color is this dress?" weirdness of the day)

    02/27/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | 2-26-15 | KDVR
    What color is this dress? Black and blue White and gold
  • One of CNN's aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    02/27/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by McGruff · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN's aviation analysts during the network's wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has a wild theory about the plane's true location. In short, he thinks that the plane landed on a remote runway in Kazakhstan and might be part of a larger plot Russia orchestrated but has yet to fully play out. Investigators have not offered any conclusive explanation as to what happened to the plane after it vanished from radar, leaving plenty of opportunities for crazy theories to gain ground. People have speculated that the plane was shot...
  • The girl who gets gifts from birds

    02/27/2015 12:53:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 February 2015 Last updated at 17:09 ET | Katy Sewall
    Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.
  • NASA scientists stumped by mystery 'alien lights' on dwarf planet Ceres

    02/26/2015 9:41:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    A mysterious dwarf planet has left scientists scratching their heads after a strange light was seen shining from it. The dwarf planet Ceres has stumped boffins at NASA after a spacecraft sent to investigate it took these stunning pictures. In the images taken by NASAs Dawn spacecraft, a bright spot is seen projecting out from the darkness of the surface. A second bright light is seen close to the other one, leaving scientists completely baffled.
  • Video: Man, woman fall into sinkhole in train station

    02/26/2015 2:38:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    WOKV ^ | 02/23/15 | Jonathan Tully
    SEOUL A man and a woman were subjected to a terrifying fall, as a sinkhole suddenly opened underneath them, according to FoxCT.com. The whole incident was filmed via surveillance cameras in a Seoul train station. The couple emerge from a train, only to fall into the hole. CNN reports the hole was nearly 10 feet deep.
  • 5 tips (from scientists) on how to survive a zombie apocalypse

    02/25/2015 11:51:49 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Rob Waugh
    Got a plan for what youd do if a zombie outbreak led to the total collapse of civilisation?Bad news you are almost certainly doing it wrong.Simply hiding inside buildings or God forbid, running around smashing in zombie skullswith a baseball bat is a terrible idea, Cornell University researchers revealed after running the first complete mathematical simulation.The best way to survive is actually to run for country areas in particular sparsely populated mountains (the researchers give the example of the Rockies, but the Cairngorms ought to do it).By all means ignore the hordes of the undead and...
  • Raht Racer velomobile may let riders pedal "as fast as a car"

    02/25/2015 8:40:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    gizmag ^ | 2-23-14 | Ben Coxworth
    Instead of directly driving the wheels, the Raht Racer's pedals are connected to a unique flywheel generator that powers the vehicle's 20-kWh electric motor (located in the rear wheel hub). As with regular pedal-assist electric bicycles, this system senses the torque being applied to the pedals by the rider, then uses the motor to amplify it. In the case of the Raht Racer, however, it's supposedly amplified to the point that an average adult should be easily able to maintain a cruising speed of around 30 mph (48 km/h) or over.
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · by workerbee · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/15 | Kate Seamons
    ***SNIP***The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies. He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak...
  • Will holidays [vacations] soon be uploaded to our MINDS? {snip}

    02/25/2015 7:33:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    The holiday of the future will still provide memories of strolls along sunny beaches, the sensation of sand between your toes and the peaceful rush of the ocean, but there will be one crucial difference. You won't have ever actually been away - in fact you might not have even left your home. Instead, people will download memories to their brains to make them feel as if they have been on a sun-kissed holiday. ... All this will be made possible by significant advancements in our understanding of the brain. .. And crucially, our knowledge of the map of neural...
  • Elsa the Ice Queen vs. Algore the Global Warming Freak. Who wins?

    02/24/2015 4:36:12 PM PST · by buffaloguy · 10 replies
    vanity | me
    Battle of the Century: Elsa the Ice Queen vs Algore the Global Warming Freak. Who wins and why?*
  • Mummy Found Hiding [sic] Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

    02/23/2015 5:43:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    livescience.com ^ | Tia Ghose,
    The mummy may have once been a respected Buddhist monk who, after death, was worshipped as an enlightened being, one who helped the living end their cycle of suffering and death, said Vincent van Vilsteren, an archaeology curator at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands, where the mummy (from inside the Buddha statue) was on exhibit last year. The secret hidden in the gold-painted statue was first discovered when preservationists began restoring the statue many years ago. But the human remains weren't studied in detail until researchers took scans and samples of tissue from the mummy late last year.
  • Military court tosses aggravated assault conviction of HIV-positive airman

    02/23/2015 5:34:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press
    The nation's highest military court has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unanimously ruled Monday that prosecutors failed to prove that any of (the) acts were likely to transmit HIV to his partners. The court upheld for "offensive touching to which his sexual partners did not provide meaningful informed consent". It also upheld his conviction for adultery, even though his wife participated.
  • A close call of 0.8 light years [Nibiru?]

    02/22/2015 7:43:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Provided by University of Rochester
    A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to have passed through the solar system's distant cloud of comets, the Oort Cloud. No other star is known to have ever approached our solar system this close - five times closer than the current closest star, Proxima Centauri. In a paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, lead author Eric Mamajek from the University of Rochester and his collaborators analyzed the velocity and trajectory of a low-mass star system nicknamed "Scholz's star." The star's trajectory...
  • Octopus jumps out of water and attacks huge crab

    02/21/2015 10:38:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 2/21/15
    Who knew an octopus could do this?
  • "Torch" Building In Dubia Burning, Major Damage Reported (online)

    02/20/2015 4:52:22 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 35 replies
    na | RACookPE1978
    One of the world's tallest skyscrapers is burning now in Dubai, not an area known for terror attacks to date. Extensive damage to the sides, exterior and upper floors. No reported cause yet. Evacuated, but clearly, nobody if additional casualties and victims are trapped on higher floors.
  • Marijuana dating app High There bubbles up onto the App Store

    02/20/2015 4:27:56 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | AppleInsider Staff
    iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud. To differentiate itself from similar social networks, High There gives users the ability to define their marijuana preferences in detail. When creating a profile, users can specify their preferred method of THC ingestion, their energy level while baked, and various pastimes that hold their interest. Typical features needed to reach parity with competitors such as person-to-person text chat are of course included....
  • Our 'Hands On' VP, Literally "Joe Biden's Hands Across America

    02/20/2015 7:33:40 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/19/15 | David Rutz
    http://freebeacon.com/culture/joe-bidens-hands-across-america/ Vice President Joe Biden cant keep his hands to himself when women are around. The latest woman to fall into the Biden snare was Stephanie Carter, wife of new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Biden laid hands on her shoulders and whispered in her ear as Carter spoke about his new job Tuesday, and the moment went viral. Biden also made bad headlines for himself in January when, during a day of trying to charm incoming members of the U.S. Senate and their families, he bestowed a rather unwanted kiss on the head of Sen. Christopher Coons (D., Del.) daughter....
  • Don't let her go! Kentucky police put out arrest warrant for Frozen's Elsa because it's so cold

    02/20/2015 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2015 | Lydia Will Gress
    A police force fed up with the unusually cold weather has jokingly put out an arrest warrant for Frozen's Princess Elsa. Harlan City Police, in Kentucky, announced the warrant on their Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon after temperatures dropped to minus 17 degrees. It wrote: 'HPD has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of Arendelle.
  • Murder suspect dubbed 'Michelangelo of buttocks injections'

    02/19/2015 4:37:43 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 2/19/2015 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) "A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections." http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/dancers-death-reveals-world-of-pumping-parties-surgery/ar-BBhJOL9?ocid=U142DHP
  • Festivities to mark birthday of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il [1:08]

    02/18/2015 8:33:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    Reuters YouTube ^ | 2-16-15 | Deborah Lutterbeck
    Pyongyang residents enjoy swimming, skating and flower displays to mark "Day of the Shining Star," commemorating former leader Kim Jong Il's birthday. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
  • Desperate bride marries wedding guest instead of groom

    02/18/2015 3:39:54 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 57 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/18/15 | Mark Molloy
    A cold-hearted bride made sure her Hindu wedding went ahead when her groom fell ill - by marrying a guest instead. Jugal Kishore, 25, was rushed to hospital in India after suffering an epileptic seizure on his wedding day, the Times of India reports He returned to the venue to find his 23-year-old bride, named Indira, had already moved on to another man, says the report. The woman was apparently angry at not being informed of her partners medical condition and announced she would happily marry someone else at the wedding. Step forward Harper Singh, her sisters brother-in-law, who saved...
  • Saudi Preacher Bandar Al-Khaybari Demonstrates: The Earth Does Not Revolve around Itself

    02/18/2015 3:31:24 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 78 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Jan 28-31, 2015
    Following are excerpts: Bandar Al-Khaybari: Someone is asking whether the Earth moves or whether it is fixed in place. Does it move or remain fixed? The Truth, as described by our scholars Imam Ibn Baz and Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan, is that the Earth is fixed and does not move. This is in keeping with the Quranic text, and it makes sense as well. [...] There is ample Quranic evidence that it is the sun that revolves around the Earth. As for evidence based on reason... The [Westerners] present all kinds of theories, but we Muslims also have theories and brains....
  • Oklahoma lawmaker seeks to do away with AP history

    02/17/2015 3:46:09 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    kFOR.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2015 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    Oklahoma lawmaker seeks to do away with AP history courses, says they emphasize what is bad about America Lawmakers argue that AP courses are similar to Common Core and that they violate legislation since Common Core was repealed last year.
  • Knight club: The mace-wielding fighters who REALLY go medieval (...)

    02/16/2015 4:27:22 PM PST · by Ramius · 21 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 2/16/2015 | Claire Carter
    As maces crash into shields and battle axes cut into armor, knights are left wounded and bloodied on the battlefield. But while this scene appears reminiscent of a Medieval clash, these fights are happening in the U.S. with the launch of a new extreme sport in the form of a medieval fight club. The Armored Combat League of America (ACL) sees knights from different states face each other in battle, armed with maces and swords. The Armored Combat League of America has launched its own Medieval fight club, where people dress as knights in full armor and equip themselves with...
  • Hitler finds out about Brian Williams. (U knew it was going to happen)

    02/16/2015 12:50:05 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | orwellsspectre
    Hitler Finds Out About Brian Williams youtube video It just never gets old....
  • Report: LAX Flight Has To Return To Gate After Woman Stung By Scorpion

    02/15/2015 8:30:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    LAX was unable to confirm the incident, but ESPN reported that the woman, who was reportedly sitting two rows in front of coach Wayne Tinkle, was stung before Alaska Airlines flight 567 had taken off. According to Tinkle, the plane had flown in from Mexico prior to Oregon States flight. The woman was taken away in an ambulance to be examined.
  • 6 Awful Lessons I Learned Transitioning from Female to Male

    02/15/2015 7:57:26 AM PST · by Salman · 43 replies
    Cracked ^ | February 15, 2015 | Amanda Mannen, Roman Jones
    If you're a man and want to throw your office into turmoil tomorrow, all you have to do is show up in a dress. If you're a woman and want to utterly disrupt the lives of everyone around you, just grow a beard. What we're saying is that people cling so desperately to gender roles that when anyone colors outside those lines, the world freaks the **** out. No one knows this better than transgender people. ...
  • Crowds attack Ebola facility, health workers in Guinea

    02/14/2015 6:56:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Crowds destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in central Guinea on rumors that the Red Cross was planning to disinfect a school, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Red Cross teams in Guinea have been attacked on average 10 times a month over the past year, the organization said this week, warning that the violence was hampering efforts to contain the disease.
  • McDonald's customer is displeased with the alleged slow response of staff to her refund request

    02/14/2015 6:39:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Dec 28, 2014
    For your viewing pleasure. Probably not a good idea to let your kids see or hear this. You have been warned. Customer meltdown at McDonald's over refund
  • Mr. Grey To Beat Christ February Opening Day; Industry Projects $91M Bow

    02/14/2015 9:40:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 14, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Update, Saturday 3:30 AM: In Friday late night grosses, Universal Focus Fifty Shades of Grey is poised to hit a February opening day record with industry estimates predicting a first day of $31M for the feature adaptation of E.L. James fan femme novel and revised weekend projections standing at $83M for FSS and a potential four-day of $91M. Should Fifty Shades final at its current weekend projections, it is bound to find a place among the top R-rated weekend openings of all-time. 2003s Matrix Reloaded currently owns the top FSS for an R-Rated film with $91.77M while 2004s Passion of...
  • Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young claims a dolphin tried to drown him over girlfriend Iggy Azalea

    02/13/2015 1:51:39 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    In a bizarre tale that would be more believable as a bad movie script, Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers claims a dolphin tried to drown him over his rapper girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. The story started earlier this week when Azalea sent out a simple tweet that read, Nick is scared of dolphins. Following the Lakers game on Tuesday night, Young was asked why he was afraid of dolphins. He then recounted a story about a time he and Azalea went for dolphin rides while vacationing in Cabo.