Archive for April, 2012

Job Title – Win or Fail? [pic]

Old Photos of New York City Just Released

TheDailyMail has a few great old photographs that were among the 870,000 photos just released by the NYC Department of Records ArchiveTheDailyMail page will have to do, for now, as the NYC Department of Records site is currently (4/27/12) down.

 

The Planets – Stunning Actual Video

Scientists Investigate ‘Pee Power’

The Guardian reports –

We each produce 2.5 litres of the stuff a day and a total of 6.4 trillion litres globally, but until now it has been widely regarded as a rather unpleasant waste product. However, a team of UK scientists reckon they may have found an extremely useful application for urine by turning it into electricity. The initial tests confirmed that urine-powered fuel cells are technically feasible, and the team now hopes to scale up a prototype system capable of powering homes, businesses or even a small village. The researchers are particularly interested in using the 38 billion litres of urine produced each day by farm animals, which can have an adverse effect on the environment if not properly managed.

Continue reading HERE

 

 

A Man And His Polar Bear [video]

UK Firm Accidentally Fires 1,300 Employees

According to Bloomberg –

Aviva Plc (AV/), the U.K.’s second- biggest insurer by market value, said the company’s investment unit mistakenly sent an e-mail dismissing its entire staff before retracting the message. The e-mail, which was sent by the Aviva Investors human resources department to 1,300 employees globally, told recipients to turn over company property as they left the building and reminded them of their obligation to guard the firm’s confidential information, according to Paul Lockstone, spokesman for the unit of the London-based insurer. “It was intended that this e-mail should have gone to one single person,” Lockstone said by phone. “Unfortunately, as a result of a clerical error, it was sent to all of the Investors staff worldwide.”

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Happy New Years Eve … or NOT [pic]

Jesus Bracelet – Can Someone Explain This?

I recently received a flyer in snail mail that is advertising the Jesus Bracelet. It would seem that it is the most powerful pain killing bracelet ever. Sure it’s a “magic” copper bracelet, add “magic” magnets for double the effectiveness – BUT WAIT – there’s more! Add the “magic” power of Jesus for even more healing POWER!

My question is, if any of these three “magic” healing solutions actually worked, why are the other two needed. If copper bracelets actually work – magnets and Jesus have nothing to do. If Jesus works, the magnets and copper have nothing to do. How gullible must a person be to buy this hokum?

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I’m gullible – I want one!

Another Patch From Apple [comic]

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List of Unusual Wikipedia Articles

This wikipedia page is a massive collection of strange articles from wikipedia. If you have some time to kill, you will find something of interest in this long, categorized list. Here’s one to start off – Bubbly Creek.

Unusual article list HERE

 

How far is a second? [video]

6 Most Quoted Pieces of Bad Advice

Cracked has another winning column in this one. Six common pieces of advice are examined and explained how they are wrong and what advice would be better. All 6 seem sensible to me. For example, #3. “Don’t Take S*** From Anyone”. Following this nugget of advice will often end badly, so it is suggested that “Pick your battles” is a better alternative.

Read all 6 HERE

 


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