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Monthly Archive for June, 2012
We’ve seen it coming for years, but we might have to finally face the facts that the United States may not be top dog globally anymore.
MSNBC with NBC News colleagues around the world collected thoughts of what America means to our fellow nations.[Read More]
A man in an off-brand Elmo costume had to be taken from New York City’s Central Park after launching into an obscenity-filled rant, according to the Gothamist. The man — also clad in blue kneepads for some reason — became agitated after pestering tourists to pose with him for pictures and, according to witnesses on [...] [Read More]
Can this mean Snooki in space? A Dutch group promises a “media spectacle” like none the world has ever seen. Mars One has been working in secret since January 2011 on a plan to create a permanent colony on Mars within 11 years, and fund the private operation with an interplanetary reality TV show. The [...] [Read More]
Earlier this year, Tokyo artist Sugiyama, 22, had elective surgery to remove his genitals, underscoring his commitment to an “asexual” lifestyle in which his behavior and attitude are supposedly completely irrelevant to whether he is male or female. Then, on April 8, he solicited diners to a meal (for the equivalent of about $250 each) [...] [Read More]
Number-crunchers at Pew Research Center find that more than half of us use our cellphones to surf the Internet, sometimes leaving our computers to gather dust. A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults now own a cellphone of some sort, as of April 2012, Pew reports in its latest survey. Out of those, 55 percent [...] [Read More]