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Monthly Archive for October, 2011
Apparently, somebody in Canadian academia wanted to find out where the best trick or treating in the states is. This is probably because the Great White North offers cut-rate brands that can’t compete the American institutions like, um, candy corn. In any case, The Atlantic reports that for the second year in a row, Lower […] [Read More]
European budget airline Ryanair made news again when pilots aborted a flight as tape around the edges of the cockpit windscreen came loose and began loudly flapping in the breeze. The Huffington Post cites British publications The Telegraph and The Sun: Anthony Neal, a passenger from Kent, told The Sun: “We were kept in the [...] [Read More]
Meet Lindy Hinkelman, the nation’s best fantasy baseball player … and a pig farmer from Greencreek, Idaho. Yeah, you might want to read that last little bit again. A pig farmer. You would think that the National Fantasy Baseball Championship would be won by the next Billy Beane or Theo Epstein — or a professor [...] [Read More]
Trying to avoid a cold this season? Count gas pumps, mailbox handles, ATM buttons, and escalator rails as things that you probably don’t want to touch. Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona just completed a study that pointed out some of the most germ-infested places in America. According to Dr. Gerba, nicknamed [...] [Read More]
ABOVE: A dramatic reenactment (well, not really) via Flickr/MelvinSchlubman Vallejo, Calif. authorities had to cut the world’s biggest — and oldest — baby out of a child’s swing at a local park this weekend. An unidentified 21-year-old man allegedly made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit in a child’s swing at […] [Read More]
Thanks to an abundance of cell phones and videocameras, there’s no shortage of images of the capture and death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. But now a particularly gruesome one has surfaced that indicates the dictator may have been sodomized before being killed. The Global Post has an extremely graphic video on its site that [...] [Read More]