Archive for May, 2010

Cell Phones May Be Cause Of Honey Bee Problem

The Telegraph reports –

Their disappearance has caused alarm throughout Europe and North America where campaigners have blamed agricultural pesticides, climate change and the advent of genetically modified crops for what is now known as ‘colony collapse disorder.’ Britain has seen a 15 per cent decline in its bee population in the last two years and shrinking numbers has led to a rise in thefts of hives. Now researchers from Chandigarh’s Punjab University claim they have found the cause which could be the first step in reversing the decline: They have established that radiation from mobile telephones is a key factor in the phenomenon and say that it probably interfering with the bee’s navigation senses.

Continue reading HERE.

Louisiana Targets Criminal Masterminds – Google Maps Users

According to TechDirt, a new law about to go into effect in Louisiana will add from 1 to 10 years to a prison sentence, if an online map was used in the process of committing the crime. The bill passed by a vote of 89-0. Apparently, in Louisiana, only criminal masterminds possess the skills needed to use Google Maps. This is another fine example of politicians being completely ignorant of technology.

Read the TechDirt article HERE.

Man Dies of Uterine Cancer

MSNBC reports –

NEW YORK – Vincent Liew waited five years for the kidney that was supposed to change his life. Instead, the organ ended it. The kidney came from a woman who had uterine cancer, but she and doctors didn’t know it. Once her disease was discovered after the transplant, Liew’s doctors highly doubted it could spread to him. But in seven months, Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant.

Continue reading HERE.

Dilbert In 2 Panels – A Letter of Reference

Every once in a while, I find that the third panel of Dilbert is not necessary. Here are today’s first two panels. Very funny – third panel is not needed.

If you must see the third panel – go HERE.

The Unofficial BP Twitter Feed

BuzzFeed presented some highlights from the unofficial twitter feed from BP public relations.

Go to BuzzFeed.

Go to unofficial BP feed.

Why Apple Sucks – 26 Concise Reasons

An article from TechRadar does an excellent job of skewering the corporation that is all style and no substance. Apple fan boys may get upset, but normal people will agree with nearly every one of the 26 points.

Read the article HERE.

So easy to use!

Catholic Church’s History of Self Denial [pic]

Lost His Marbles? No Way! [video]

Cooking Yourself Is Now A Sport

ESPN reports –

Okay kids, today’s activity is to go down to your local Pizza Hut, have the oven set for 261° and insert your body into it. The tips of your ears start to ignite. The backs of your arms scream. Your throat burns as if somebody had stuck a tiki torch down it. Your lips feel bitten by large, unseen raccoons. And you haven’t hit 30 seconds. Now do it for 10 minutes or more, and that’s what it’s like to compete in quite possibly the world’s dumbest sport: the Sauna World Championships.

Then there was Ellis, who entered the quarterfinals with dozens of blisters on his body. “Man, I knew I was in trouble right away,” he later said. “When I felt this big, half-dollar-size blister behind my back, I said, ‘Okay, that’s enough. I gotta get out.'” He was the first out, at 4:15, and he was melting like the wicked witch. His forehead, his lips and his ears were giant lumps of pus. His triceps were riddled with pebble-size blisters, dozens of them. So much skin was hanging off him he looked like the world’s most successful gastric-bypass patient. His forehead was a science-fiction movie. His nose was cooked like a forgotten kielbasa. And this was just what we could see.

Continue reading HERE. There is a lot more!


How To Survive An Atomic Bomb – 1951 [pic]

This is a print PSA from 1951. Click HERE to super-size it.

original source

Stuff Walmart Sells Only In China

This set of pictures from BuzzFeed shows 16 items that Walmart sells only in its stores in China. Most are bizarre and sort of gross, none more so than the pic showing shoppers picking through tubs of “mixed meat”.

See all 16 HERE.

Draw Mohammad Day [pic]

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