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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hitachi | World's Tiniest RFID Tag Unveiled

The world's smallest radio frequency identification tags have been unveiled by Japanese electronics firm Hitachi. The minute devices measure just 0.05mm by 0.05mm (0.002x0.002in) and to the naked eye look like spots of powder.

Here the tiny tags can be seen next to a human hair


They are thin enough to be embedded in a sheet of paper, Hitachi spokesman Masayuki Takeuchi says. Hitachi says it wants to study the tags' possible uses, but it does not yet have any plans to put its latest creation into commercial production.

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Elite Girls' School Investigates Naked Shenanigans

UP to 20 teenage girls from an exclusive Sydney Catholic school are under investigation for skinny dipping in a river during a Duke of Edinburgh camp.


Principal Janet Freeman said yesterday she would not confirm or deny any of the allegations levelled against the Year 9 students - who were on a trial hike for their Duke of Edinburgh's bronze award at the weekend.

But it is understood that on top of the late night dip in the Colo River, a number of girls are alleged to have urinated and defecated in a cooking pot - used for preparing meals - as a practical joke.

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Original Declaration of Independence for $2.48

A rare, 184-year-old copy of the Declaration of Independence found by a bargain hunter at a Nashville thrift shop is being valued by experts at about 100,000 times the $2.48 purchase price.

Michael Sparks, a music equipment technician, is selling the document in an auction March 22nd at Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions in Burlington, North Carolina. The opening bid is $125,000 and appraisers have estimated it could sell for nearly twice that.

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Resident Evil: Extinction | Mila Jovovich

Just like the other Resident Evil trailers, they do a great job of luring you into a false sense of security by presenting it as though it's a commercial for a product. This, of course, is no indication how the film is going to be. Expect the film to hit theaters September 21st.


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Help Wanted: ESRB Full-Time Game Raters

The Entertainment Software Rating Board is looking for a few good gamers. The task? Work full time on reviewing and assigning ratings to video games. In a brief help-wanted posting, the ESRB says that it is looking for candidates with an "interest in and familiarity with video games," good communications skills, and "experience with children."


Currently, ESRB video game ratings are performed by a part-time staff and are based on reels of representative content sent by the developers and screened by the ESRB. Assuming that the developers make the reel truly representative—and they run the risk of being fined $1 million by the ESRB if they do not—it should result in a rating that accurately reflects a game's content.

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Contest | Find the Illegal Immigrant

A contest called "Find the Illegal Immigrant" - a mock hunt for a student posing as just that - is being met with widespread protest on campus and receiving local and national media coverage.


The event, sponsored by NYU's College Republicans, is planned for today in Washington Square Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The student posing as the illegal immigrant will wear a name tag saying so. Other students will try to find him or her, playing the part of border patrol agents and wearing nametags that say "INS," referring to the former Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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Rare Circumzenithal Arc Upside Down Rainbow

A sight as elusive as a Cheshire cat a rare heavenly arc - This circumzenithal arc, photographed in Concord, looks like an upside-down rainbow but is formed differently. Photo by Andrew G. Saffas, special to the Chronicle.

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CompUSA Closing 100 Stores

CompUSA will close 100 stores this year, according to an industry insider speaking to us under conditions of anonymity. Currently, CompUSA has 229 stores.

Hammered by competition from Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Circuit City, and internet retailers, and burdened by over $100 million in unsalesable store inventory, Mr. Slim evidently thinks CompUSA's chances at recovery too narrow.


News of the shuttering comes after recent corporate restructuring, and a swirl of rumors in recent weeks about the ailing retailer. One was that CompUSA might get a $400 million-plus infusion from Mr. Carlos Slim, Mexican billionaire chain owner. Another one posited that the retailer might buy, or be bought by, Tiger Direct.

This bodes well for shoppers. Can we say fire sale?

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New Pavement Art | Julian Beever


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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Poster

All bow down and worship the bad@ass AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE poster!!!

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Black iMacs & 8-Core Mac Pros Expected Soon

Sources told MacScoop there is strong possibility that most or all the Mac line-ups will see a refresh by the end of June and that the company should start making its first 2007 Mac hardware announcements as soon as during March.


The only specific information MacScoop has recently obtained from sources regarding Apple's forthcoming hardware releases is that a black version of the iMac could make its way with the next update of the company's all-in-one consumer desktop Macs.

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Gallery | Frank Miller's 300 Battle of Thermopylae

Graphic novelist Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) team up for a new-form war movie. 300 uses fresh digital technologies to retell the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which a small band of Spartans held off an enormous Persian Army. The film opens March 9.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Download | Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

Use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer. Switch between virtual machines with the click of a button. Use virtual machines to run legacy applications, provide support, train users, and enhance quality assurance.


Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer. Use virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS, Windows, and OS/2.

You can run multiple operating systems at once on a single physical computer and switch between them as easily as switching applications—instantly, with a mouse click.

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Marissa Miller | 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Mag

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Kool Aid Man

In a scene in the first episode of Family Guy, it is revealed that Peter is going to jail. One by one, the main characters say, "Oh, No!" in turn. Immediately Kool-Aid Man bursts through the wall and says "Oh, Yeah!" in his trademark way, before retreating through the hole during the awkward silence that follows.


Ohhhh Yeahhh!!!

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Grenade Found In Burger King

Police said a grenade found in the Burger King in Andalusia caused some tense moments yesterday.


Andalusia Police Chief Wilbur Williams said an employee at the fast food restaurant found the grenade and gave it to a manager who called police.

The building was evacuated and the grenade was taken to an empty field so a military expert could examine it. The grenade turned out to be inert.

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Video | Spiders on Drugs Hinterland Who's Who

Thanks Noilly for the video. This is a must see educational experience.

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Video | Yoga for Dudes

Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy, focusing on meditation. In India, Yoga is seen as a means to both physiological and spiritual mastery.

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Outside India, Yoga has become primarily associated with the practice of asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga (see Yoga as exercise). Yoga used as a form of alternative medicine is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation, practiced for over 5,000 years.

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Chotiros Suriyawong Wearing Sexiest Dress Ever

Chotiros Suriyawong, a 22-year-old actress better known by her stage name of Amy, has been publicly vilified after she dared to turn up to Thailand's version of the Oscars ceremony in a dress modelled on Elizabeth Hurley's well-known safety-pin number.


She has been sacked from the cast of a film in which she was due to appear and ordered by her university to make a public apology and to do 15 days of community service by reading to the blind.

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The UN's New international Radiation Symbol

Seriously, this is what the UN, the ISO, and the IAEA came up with. Should we take it to mean you can run but can't hide from deadly, deadly radiation? (Better start using that Geiger watch again.) Look for this emblem on a cellphone, CRT monitor, or gauss gun near you.

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Fake Drug, Fake illness -- People Believe it!

A media exhibit featuring a campaign for a fake drug to treat a fictitious illness is causing a stir because some people think the illness is real.


Australian artist Justine Cooper created the marketing campaign for a non-existent drug called Havidol for Dysphoric Social Attention Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder (DSACDAD), which she also invented.

But the multi-media exhibit at the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York, which includes a Web site, mock television and print advertisements and billboards is so convincing people think it is authentic.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

History Today | All Your base Are Belong to Us

"All Your Base" put up for auction on eBay by owner nickleblackrock. The initial asking price of $0.25 is essentually bid up over $50,000,000. (2001)



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Restaurant Offers Skinny Models Free Sandwich

Size zero models in town for London Fashion Week now have one less excuse to skip a meal. A restaurant popular with celebrities and fashionistas in the British capital is offering free food to skinny models who have come under attack for promoting a stick-thin image which critics says encourages eating disorders in young women.


Bumpkin restaurant in trendy Notting Hill is offering models with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 18 the opportunity to gorge on fish pies, lamb burgers, king prawns and scallops.

"If I could recommend a dish to a size zero model, it would be a charter pie containing leeks, chicken and bacon; it's enough to keep you warm and energised all day," Bumpkin general manager Dariush Nejad said in a statement on Monday.

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Toshiba | World's Smallest Hard Drive 8GB

This new hard drive from Toshiba is just 0.85 inches in diameter. As can be seen in the picture above, it is small and approaching the size of an SD memory card. With a hard drive this size, it opens up more possibilities to put a small drive in to small devices such as PDA’s, mobile phones and cameras.

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Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe Bares it All

This is the view theatregoers will get tonight of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. And the question some are asking is: will he end up wishing he had brought along Harry's cloak of invisibility?


It won't be for reasons of modesty - Radcliffe, 17, has shown himself to be remarkably relaxed about exposing his naked body to the world - but there are those who wonder whether this full-on display, in the West End revival of Peter Schaffer's play Equus, could prove ultimately damaging to the teenage star's career.

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eBay | It’s Cheaper For a Reason

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Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind

A bionic eye that can restore sight to the blind should be available commercially within two years, scientists behind the revolutionary technology announced yesterday.


The artificial retina has been cleared by US regulators to begin trials on between 50 and 75 people suffering from two of the most common causes of blindness, opening the way for millions more to benefit from similar implants in the future.

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New York | Bill 1640 Banning Rim Spinners

New York State is taking fresh legal steps to ban spinning hubcaps and wheels. Bill Number 1640 is presently being considered by the Senate Transportation Committee, and it would make such wheels illegal statewide.


The bill was introduced previously, but it is now gaining traction after being reintroduced by State Senator John Sabini. The measure would fine vehicle owners up to $750 for a third (or subsequent) violation.

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The Cost of Leaving Your PC on 24/7

Between my server and my Windows Media Center home theater PC, I have at least two PCs on all the time at home. Have you ever wondered how much it's costing you to leave a computer on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?


The first thing you need to know is how much power your computer draws. The best way is to measure the actual power consumption. You'll need a $30 device like the Kill-a-Watt or Seasonic PowerAngel to do this accurately.

Once you get one, you'll inevitably go through a phase where you run around your home, measuring the power draw of everything you can plug into a wall socket. For example, I learned this weekend that our 42" plasma television draws between 90 watts (totally black screen) and 270 watts (totally white screen).

Based on a little ad-hoc channel surfing with an eye on the Kill-a-Watt's LCD display, the average appears to be around 150 watts for a typical television show or movie.

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Zink Imaging Inkless Photo Printer

A revolutionary way to print pictures without ink has been invented by a US company called Zink Imaging.

The company, a spin-off of Polaroid, says it will use the technology to make hand-held printers that can be integrated into mobile phones and digital cameras, with the first products available at the end of 2007. The key to creating the devices is doing away with ink, using a new type of digital printing that changes colour of paper when heat is applied.


"Unlike ink jet and thermal transfer printing, which need liquid ink cartridges and ink ribbon cassettes, with Zink all you need is the paper," says Steve Herchen, chief technology officer of the company. "All the colour-forming chemistry is imbedded within the paper."

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Chrysler's in-Car Record Player Phonograph

Back in the early 1950s there were many fewer music radio stations, and if you didn’t like those that were within range, your only choice was to shut the radio off and listen to the road, the engine noise and the splat of bugs on the windshield.

Then in 1956, Chrysler Corporation stepped up to offer car buyers a new listening option – an in-car phonograph.


The players, made by Columbia, were mounted on the bottom edge of the dash, directly above the transmission hump, and were wired directly into the car radio.

The player had to be small, so the 7-inch size of the 45-rpm record was ideal; but using 45s would have meant changing the record every few minutes, a little risky at highway speeds. To solve that problem, 7-inch records for the player were produced in the new 16⅔-rpm format (ultra-microgroove) offering up to an hour of playing time per side and the added benefit of a slower speed that was less likely to kick up the needle.

If you ordered the option for your new 1956 Chrysler, Desoto, Dodge or Plymouth you also received the first six of 42 special platters available exclusively from Columbia Records.

What happened? The records skipped – just like they often did with the first version – if the ride and the road weren’t smooth as glass. It was an insurmountable problem.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Video | 8 Million Dollar Car Maybach Excelero

The Excelero project is actually a joint venture between Maybach and German tire manufacturer Fulda. Fulda has been making all sorts of high-performance rubber for almost a century, and is well known for using high-profile one-off vehicles to advertise itself.

Past vehicles include high-speed buses, special trucks and racing cars. Oh yeah, Fulda also once used a super streamlined Maybach to test high-speed tires (over 200 kph) way back in 1938.

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Though the original Maybach/Fulda car was lost during WW2, it is still remembered as one of Fulda's most beautiful test vehicles. Now that DaimlerChrysler resurrected the Maybach brand, Fulda felt that it was time to reintroduce a streamlined luxury supercar to the world. If you were able to figure out that the new luxury supercar is the Maybach Exelero you see here, give yourself a cookie.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Female Girl Women Video Gamers Want More Sex

It’s official – women who play video games have sex more often! Gametart, the UK’s largest online games rental company, carried out the survey throughout January to see how the recent influx of the likes of Pink PSPs and DS Lites would affect gamers’ sex lives across the country.


Of our sample of 200 women, those who played video games on average had sex 4.3 times a week while those who didn’t play games only had sex just 3.2 times a week.

Perhaps even more promising for gamers is the fact that many of the women that we interviewed who have only recently started playing games said that they now have sex more often than before.

Gamers have never had it so good!

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6,124 Couples Kiss, Break World Record

More than 6,000 couples kissed simultaneously at midnight Saturday in the Philippines with organizers of the event claiming to have set a new world record. Organizers of the annual pre-Valentine's Day celebration said they broke the record held by Hungary, where 5,875 couples kissed simultaneously in Budapest in 2005.


With fireworks, confetti, a giant TV screen, and red balloons as the backdrop, couples locked lips and hugged for 10 seconds following a countdown outside a Manila mall.

An unofficial tally showed 6,124 couples kissed simultaneously, organizers said, but the number needs to be verified by an independent auditor and approved by Guinness World Record officials before it becomes a world record.

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Viagra Sold Over Counter on Valentine's Day

Men will be able to buy impotence treatment Viagra over the counter in Britain for the first time from Valentine's Day, chemist chain Alliance Boots said on Sunday.

Three Manchester Boots pharmacies will sell the prescription-only medication made by U.S. drugs group Pfizer in a pilot program from February 14.


Men aged between 30 and 65 suffering from erectile dysfunction will be able to buy four Viagra pills for 50 pounds ($97) without having to get a prescription from a doctor first.

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Video | Ron Connery & The Windmill Smugglers

Premiere screening at the local Port Moody film festival. Sadly, it didn't win, place, show or get an honourable mention, but I think that the festival might have been rigged. Apparently they were looking for really thought provoking or tear-jerkers not light comedy. Well done film! Better luck next time.

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Missing Shopping Carts

We’ve all seen them and wondered how they got there — a supermarket shopping cart, sitting forlornly along a residential street, far from the nearest grocery store. Was it a prank, or someone who walked to the store and bought more than they could carry?


Either way, this is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month — including milk crates and bread trays. The idea is for consumers to avoid the increased food prices that result when store owners have to replace stolen equipment. And supermarkets play a big role in everyday life. There are more than 6,600 supermarkets across the nation, selling $395 billion of groceries each year.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Adriana Lima | MoPo Forum Arcade

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eBay | Men Who Drive Expensive Sports Cars


I'll make this short and sweet, look at the guy selling this Ferrari, then read his feedback comments.. what was that last item he bought?

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Vicki Vlachakis Hotter Than The Pontiac Solstice?

Is GM Design Manager Vicki Vlachakis better looking than the cars she designs? We'll call it the Ralph Gilles Effect (we're comfortable enough to admit he is better looking than a Chrysler 300, if just barely). Vlachakis is the pen behind the recently launched Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky convertibles. Described in this flattering Freep article as "Part car geek, part Malibu glam girl," her work has definitely been turning heads.


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Today | The Sims is Released

"The Sims" is released. It is a computer game that allows real people to live the lives of artificial ones. (2000)

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

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Bears Fan Loses Bet and Must Change Name

Scott Wiese, a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, will legally change his name to that of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning after signing a pledge in front of a crowd at a Decatur bar last Friday night. He vowed to adopt Manning's name if the Bears lost Sunday's Super Bowl.

The final score was Colts 29, Bears 17. So on Tuesday, Wiese went to the Macon County Courts Facility and started the process of changing his name.

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Woman on the Wrong Bus Lost for 25 Years

A woman who boarded the wrong bus on an attempted shopping trip from Thailand to Malaysia has returned home after 25 years.

Jaeyana Beuraheng told her eight children she accidentally boarded a bus bound for Bangkok instead of Malaysia, and once there she boarded a second incorrect bus because she could not read or speak Thai or English, The Times of London reported Wednesday.


Beuraheng, who speaks only the Yawi dialect used by Muslims in southern Thailand, said the noise and traffic of the big city confused and disoriented her, leading her to board the second wrong bus to Chiang Mai, near the border with Burma.

However, last month, three students from her home village arrived at the hostel for training, and they were able to communicate with Beuraheng and help her find her way home.

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Canadian Mint Planning $1M Loonie

It'd take mighty deep pockets to jingle the new coins planned by the Royal Canadian Mint: Canada's official money-maker wants to stamp out a $1-million coin. Coin experts say it would likely be made of gold, be the size of a pizza and be extremely heavy. Some numismatists wonder if it would be a good idea.


The editor of Canadian Coin News, Bret Evans, said if it goes forward it would be the first of its kind in the world, the mint's attempt to create a record-breaking coin.

The $1-million loonie, he figures, would weigh around 100 kilograms - about the weight of a typical hockey player.

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Video | Windows 386 Promo

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iPod | Truck Spills 40 Tons of Cow Intestines

About 40 tons of cow intestines and bones spilled onto a major highway after a truck driver became distracted by his iPod and his semitrailer tipped over, officials said.


Authorities closed parts of Interstate 43 for about two hours Thursday while the beef byproduct was cleaned up, said sheriff's Sgt. Blaine Spicer.

The accident happened in the town of Mosel when 25-year-old Ryan Engle's truck veered off the road as he adjusted his iPod, Spicer said.

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Home Depot Has Free Delivery!

The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they had the customer sign a waiver. While the plywood and 2X4s are fairly obvious, what you can't see is the back seat, which contains -- are you ready for this? -- 10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs.


Both back tires exploded, the wheels bent and the back shocks were driven through the floorboard. The car, with FL plates (naturally), was headed for Annapolis, where the couple presumably planned to build a new house in which to smoke their crack.

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Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for $500,000

Dramatic video of EMTs struggling to save the life of former Playmate Anna Nicole Smith surfaced Friday on the Web, hours after the paparazzi outlet Splash News & Picture Agency reported that rights to the graphic video sold for more than $500,000.

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The video shows paramedics working on the unresponsive reality star as she was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Splash News screened the videotape to potential media buyers at their Los Angeles headquarters just hours after Smith's death Thursday afternoon.

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Anna Nicole Smith Dies at 39

Former Playboy Playmate and billionaire's widow Anna Nicole Smith has died at the age of 39 after apparently collapsing in a Florida hotel room, her lawyer said on Thursday.


"I can confirm that she is deceased. It's as shocking to me as to you guys," Smith's attorney, Ronald Rale, told Reuters. "I don't know anything further. (Her lawyer and husband) Howard (K. Stern) obviously is speechless and grieving.

The sudden death of Smith came just five months after Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died in the Bahamas three days after the birth of her daughter.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hoohah Monologues Vs The Vagina Monologues

A modified marquee in Atlantic Beach has been drawing some attention. "Hoohaa" replaced a word in the title of a play after a driver complained about finding the previous wording offensive.


The marquis for Atlantic Theaters advertises a number of plays including, the Masquerade Ball, Band Jam, and now The Hoohaa Monologues.

Some said hoohaa is a strange word and that its definition depends on its context, while others said it sounds like a country band.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Watching Paint Dry? Cheddarvision is Better

As pastimes go it is in the same league as watching paint dry, with perhaps a frisson of extra excitement.


English firm West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers has turned a web camera on a rack of its maturing cheddar cheeses to give aficionados a chance to watch in real time the slow process of mold growth for a whole year and without having to leave home.

"It puts watching paint dry in the shade. If you happen to tune in at the right time you will even get to see them being turned," a company spokeswoman told Reuters by telephone.

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Surviving on $12,000 a Year

I'll be living on just over $1,000 a month this year. That doesn't sound like much -- and it isn't -- yet I plan not just to live on it, but to build a savings account.

My 2007 "income," the money I can actually count on, will be $12,084. I know this because it consists of alimony and a portion of a school grant.


I already know my big-ticket annual costs, too: rent of $6,300 and $1,200 for car insurance. Subtract these from my income and I'm left with $382 a month for food, utilities, clothes, medical deductibles and co-pays, gasoline, renter's and life insurance and any help I give my daughter, who lives on even less than I do.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sun Ming Ming World's Tallest Basketball Player

Sun Ming Ming of China holds a basketball in this photo. The Maryland Nighthawks signed the 7 ft 9 ins center on Wednesday, introducing the world's tallest professional basketball player.

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Love is ... a Pair of Really Good Jeans

For most women, the choice between sex and a new wardrobe is simple -- they go for the clothes.


Women on average say they would be willing to give up sex for 15 months for a closet full of new apparel, with 2 percent ready to abstain from sex for three years in exchange for new duds, according to a new survey of about 1,000 women in 10 U.S. cities.

Sixty-one percent of women polled said it would be worse to lose their favorite article of clothing than give up sex for a month.

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Littered Skies Large Debris Orbits Around Earth


The destruction of a Chinese weather satellite last month added millions of pieces of large and small debris to an already crowded orbit around Earth.

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Nintendo Valentines

We are going to make an archive of Nintendo themed Valentines just for all of you to print off and hand out to your closest buddies, significant others, friends with privileges, and all those who matter most.


And don't be a stranger! We will be adding a new Valentine for each day leading up to the big day! Who knows what Nintendo character will come next, so be sure to keep checking this page for more updates.

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Crazy Diaper Wearing Astronaut Lisa M. Nowak

U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, who flew last July on a shuttle mission to the international space station, was also charged with attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. She was denied bail.

Police said Nowak drove from her home in Houston to the Orlando International Airport--wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate _ to confront Colleen Shipman.


During a check of the parking lot, an officer followed Nowak and watched her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. They also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.

Inside Nowak's vehicle, which was parked at a nearby motel, authorities uncovered a pepper spray package, an unused BB-gun cartridge, latex gloves and e-mails between Shipman and Oefelein. They also found a letter ``that indicated how much Mrs. Nowak loved Mr. Oefelein,'' an opened package for a buck knife, Shipman's home address and hand written directions to the address, the arrest affidavit said.

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Soldier Uses 360 Controller Live-Fire Excercise


Supposedly he's viewing his screen for "unseen obstacles". It's like FPS, but with better graphics.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Zlata Russian Contortionist

Contortion (sometimes contortionism) is an unusual form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body. Contortion is often part of a circus act.

In general, contortionists have unusual natural flexibility, which is then enhanced through gymnastic training.

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Like other visual arts, a contortion performance can convey any of several emotions, depending on the choreography and costumes that are chosen, as well as the personality and acting skills of the performer. Performers might choose a style that is beautiful, athletic, weird, shocking, sensual, erotic or humorous, and each has fans that prefer that particular style, sometimes to the exclusion of other styles.

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Arcade Extinction is Almost Upon Us

It's difficult to write a eulogy for the arcade, that once ubiquitous quarter-eating staple of malls, bowling alleys and college campuses everywhere. Like Saturday morning cartoons and the NHL, it still exists, but has been slowly fading from the American consciousness since its 1980s heyday.


For many teens in the late '70s and '80s (before the advent of Xbox, cellphones and MySpace), arcades were actually prime destinations.

The number of arcade game units nationwide dropped from 860,000 in 1994 to 333,000 in 2004, according to statistics from Vending Times. Revenue from the games sank from $2.3 billion to $866 million in that same timeframe.

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Exxon Valdez Oil Still Pours into Alaskan Waters

Crude oil is still polluting Alaskan waters almost 18 years after the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, according to a study by US government scientists to be published in two weeks.


The study, an advance of which was released on Wednesday, found more than 26,600 gallons of oil remaining at Prince William Sound. Researchers say it is declining at a rate of only 4% a year and even slower in the Gulf of Alaska.

The disclosure came as Exxon Mobil posted the largest annual profit by a US company, $39.5bn (£20bn) yesterday.

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Meet My Twin Sister Black & White

A mixed-race British mom gave birth to twins recently - one of each. No, not a boy and a girl. Two girls - one black, the other white. The odds of such a birth are about a million to one, experts said.


Fertility experts speculate that a sperm containing all-white genes fused with an egg with all-white genes, and a sperm with all-black genes fused with an all-black gene egg to produce the fraternal twins.

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Scratch 'n Smell Samsung Phone is Born

You've seen the advert and heard the jingle. Now prepare yourself for the "odour logo". Electronics manufacturers, airlines and banks are commissioning unique fragrances for use in their stores and on their products.


Sony and Samsung are both testing signature scents, while Sony Ericsson, the mobile phone company, has launched a handset that releases a faint smell as it is used. The marketing ploy has emerged as research from Oxford University shows that it is possible to train people to associate smells with particular experiences or objects.

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Tribute to Soft Drinks No Longer with Us

Below are eleven of the most-dead soft drinks in my collection, each with its own story to tell, each way past its expiration date. Relive the glories of things you used to drink!


Crystal Pepsi: I think part of the reason why Crystal Pepsi was considered such a flop is because Pepsi built up its debut like the second coming of Christ.

I mean, you buy a minute-long Superbowl commercial where Van Halen credits Crystal Pepsi as the root of a cultural evolution, and you damn well better be more than a can of Pepsi without any brown in it.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Man Between the Coffee Beans


20 seconds, how long did it take you?

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Go Bears! Super Bowl XLI

Super Bowl XLI will be the 41st Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game will be played on February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb of Miami, Florida, following the 2006 regular season.

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This Super Bowl features two participants ending long droughts. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Indianapolis Colts will make their first appearance in a Super Bowl game since winning Super Bowl V in January 1971 during the team's tenure in Baltimore, and their first appearance since they moved to Indianapolis in 1984.

The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Chicago Bears will make their first appearance since their storied 1985 season in which they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.

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The Bridge

More people choose to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world. THE BRIDGE offers glimpses into the darkest, and possibly most impenetrable corners of the human mind.

The fates of the 24 people who died at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004 are linked together by a 4 second fall.


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Taktshang Monastery in Bhutan

Taktshang Taktshang is the most famous of monasteries in Bhutan. It hangs on a cliff at 3,120 metres (10,200 feet), some 700 meters (2,300 feet) above the bottom of Paro valley.


Famous visitors include Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century and Milarepa. The name means "Tiger's nest", the legend being that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew there on the back of a tiger.

The monastery includes seven temples which can all be visited. The monastery suffered several blazes and is a recent restoration. Climbing to the monastery is on foot or mule.

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Balance

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The Original 1983 Microsoft Mouse

Do you remember the year 1983, when Return of the Jedi was in theaters, The Police were still together, and Travis was still inside his parents' genitalia? Well Gearlog does, because they got their hands on an original 1983 Microsoft Mouse.


The green buttoned mouse was bundled with Microsoft Word, and came with the Life game, Notepad, and a musical tutorial teaching then-noobs how to use a mouse. Look how far they've come since then! Now Microsoft mice sport lasers, charging stations, multiple buttons, Bluetooth, and a scroll wheel, but are just as uncomfortable to use. Good thing their keyboards rock.

How much did the Microsoft Mouse cost back then? $195! We've got one in the office under lockdown.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Marisa Miller | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Registered users play 100's of free flash games in the MoPo Arcade.

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Today | iVilliage CEO Candice Carpenter

iVilliage CEO Candice Carpenter tells FastCompany, "There isn't an Internet company in the world that's going to fail because of mistakes", noting such companies make thousands a week. (1998)

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Why Can't a Person Tickle Themselves?

The answer lies at the back of the brain in an area called the cerebellum, which is involved in monitoring movements. Our studies at University College London have shown that the cerebellum can predict sensations when your own movement causes them but not when someone else does. When you try to tickle yourself, the cerebellum predicts the sensation and this prediction is used to cancel the response of other brain areas to the tickle.


Two brain regions are involved in processing how tickling feels. The somatosensory cortex processes touch and the anterior cingulate cortex processes pleasant information. We found that both these regions are less active during self-tickling than they are during tickling performed by someone else, which helps to explains why it doesn't feel tickly and pleasant when you tickle yourself.

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I Won't Be Happy Until I lose My Legs

I was six when I first became aware of my desire to lose my legs. I don't remember what started it - there was no specific trigger. Most people want to change something about themselves, and the image I have of myself has always been one without legs.


To the general public, people like me are sick and strange, and that's where it ends. I think it is a question of fearing the unknown. I have something called body identity integrity disorder (BIID), where sufferers want to remove one or more healthy limbs.

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K-Fed Super Bowl Ad Think Outside the Bun

Kevin Federline's Nationwide commercial evidently didn't offend everyone in the fast food business. While he may have pissed off the National Restaurant Association for insulting their industry, he made a big fan over at Taco Bell. The chain's President Greg Creed even sent a letter to K-Fed praising the rapper-turned-Nationwide star and also offered him a job!


Dear Mr. Federline,

First off, congratulations on your upcoming Super Bowl ad. We heard it's generating a lot of talk, particularly about working in the fast food industry.

We know you respect those who work in our business. In fact, last year you said in an interview, "My kids are going to have to learn what a real job is, what life is. You don't have it easy with me. Period. My kids are going to work at Taco Bell."

We're flattered, but obviously they're too young to work for us. So here's our offer to you: Come work for us, just for a one hour shift. We'll get you a uniform, a custom name tag and show you what a great place Taco Bell is to work. We'll even reward customers who visit that restaurant with an order of our new Carne Asada Steak Grilled Taquitos for free.

We encourage you to continue to "Think Outside the Bun" and hope you accept our tasty offer.

Sincerely,
Greg Creed
President
Taco Bell Corp.

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Man Bets Wife in Card Game, Loses

A Russian man lost his wife in a game of cards after putting her up as a stake instead of cash. Andrei Karpov from Murmansk had run out of money in a game of poker and offered his opponent his wife instead of cash to stay in the game.


When he lost the game and his opponent Sergey Brodov turned up to claim his winnings his wife Tatiana was so angry she decided to divorce her husband and started a relationship with Brodov.

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John Travolta's Boeing 707

Travolta is the only private citizen in the U.S. to own and operate a Boeing 707. He employs a cockpit crew of six, who along with Travolta wear navy-blue uniforms and jaunty white caps. "He uses the 707 as the family van, the Gulfstream is his sports car." Where is the anti-hummer crowd on this?

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Video | Britney Spears When She Was Hot

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Lite Bright Boston Terror Attack



A lite brite with batteries? Is anything now potentially an explosive device? Oh! Shit! An old shoe on the side of the road! Call the bomb squad!

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Beer | Helping Ugly People Get Dates Since 1865

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Triton ATM Reprogramming Hack Caught On Video

A security expert in New York has learned how to get free money from some ATMs by entering a special code sequence on the PIN pad.

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Last week, news reports circulated about a cyber thief who strolled into a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and, with no special equipment, reprogrammed the mini ATM in the corner to think it had $5.00 bills in its dispensing tray, instead of $20.00 bills.

Using a pre-paid debit card, the crook then made a withdrawal, and casually strolled off with a 300% profit in his pocket.

Foolishly, he left the ATM misprogrammed this way for 9 days — presumably to the delight of other customers — before a good Samaritan reported the issue and exposed the caper.

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Sleepwalking Woman had Sex with Strangers

Sleep medicine experts have successfully treated a rare case of a woman having sex with strangers while sleepwalking.

The behaviour had disrupted the lives of the woman and her partner. At night while asleep, the middle-aged sleepwalker - who lives in Australia and cannot be identified for reasons of confidentiality - left her house and had sexual intercourse with strangers. The behaviour continued for several months and the woman had no memory of her nocturnal activities.


Circumstantial evidence, such as condoms found scattered around the house, alerted the couple to the problem. On one occasion, her partner awoke to find her missing, went searching for her and found her engaged in the sex act.

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Scented Soaps May Cause Rare Condition in Boys

Researchers think scented oils that are found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can cause temporary breast growth in young boys, but only in rare cases.


Three boys, ages four, seven and ten, developed the condition while using products containing lavender and tea tree oils. All three were normal again when they stopped using the product with the natural oils.

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New Hair Product Uses Bull Semen

As far as hair treatments go, it sounds like a load of bull. But a new product is available that is enough to make your hair stand on end – it's made from bull's semen.


An upmarket hairdresser's has taken a leaf out of Cameron Diaz's book – her character used sperm to style her hair in comedy There's Something About Mary.

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