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dave from knoxville

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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2008, 12:33:30 PM »
British scientists make human-cow embryos
http://uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKN0242023320080402

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British researchers say they have created embryos using human cells and the egg cells of cows, but said such experiments would not lead to hybrid human-animal babies, or even to direct medical therapies.


Malaysian Fisherman Reels in Shark with 'Webbed Feet'
http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=73210864950





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samir

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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2008, 01:02:33 PM »
Programmer pops the question on girlfriend's video game: 'Bejeweled' with an engagement ring (This happened in Jersey City!)

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"I thought it was pretty cool, in a nerdy way,'' Peng told The Star-Ledger of Newark.

The couple plan to marry over Labor Day weekend, and PopCap, the Seattle company that makes "Bejeweled,'' will fly the couple to Seattle as part of their honeymoon.

"Most video game companies would frown on people manipulating their games,'' said Garth Chouteau, a spokesman for PopCap.

"But it won him a woman. As a bunch of geeks we have to say, 'Bernie, hats off to you.'''
"Son, there's a thin line between crazed and rabid"


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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2008, 10:17:03 AM »
Yanks unearth Sox jersey at new stadium By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080413/ap_on_fe_st/bba_yankees_curse_foiled;_ylt=AivPDoR.H7SvKT73dP6lBxSs0NUE

NEW YORK - So much for the curse. The New York Yankees have ended a construction worker's attempt to jinx their new stadium with a buried Boston Red Sox jersey.

Team officials watched Sunday as construction workers removed the jersey, with slugger David Ortiz's name on it, from 2 feet of concrete in a service corridor of the stadium that's under construction.

The team says a construction worker — who is a Red Sox fan — recently buried the jersey there while on the job. Two other supervisors found the tattered shirt Saturday.

The Yankees plan to donate the jersey to charity, and may pursue a lawsuit against the construction worker.


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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2008, 10:24:33 AM »
Company makes floating ad 'clouds' in the shape of, well, anything

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24162063/

Now, one company aims to indulge those flights of fancy by actually making "clouds" in the shapes of, well, anything, from the Atlanta Braves' tomahawk to Mickey Mouse's iconic head.

These clouds are actually a mixture of soap-based foams and lighter-than-air gases such as helium, something like what you'd get if you married helium balloons with the solutions that kids use to blow bubbles from plastic wands....





Earth's Hum Sounds More Mysterious Than Ever
http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080416-earth-hum.html

Earth gives off a relentless hum of countless notes completely imperceptible to the human ear, like a giant, exceptionally quiet symphony, but the origin of this sound remains a mystery.

Now unexpected powerful tunes have been discovered in this hum. These new findings could shed light on the source of this enigma....

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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2008, 01:44:13 PM »
Swedes find 'world's oldest tree' 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7353357.stm
 
The 9,550-year-old conifer first took root at the end of the last ice age

A tree said to be the oldest on the planet - thought to be nearly 10,000 years old - has been found in Sweden.

The age of its genetic material was recently calculated using carbon dating at a laboratory in Miami, Florida.


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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2008, 04:17:10 PM »
Aurora Borealis in Murmansk

http://englishrussia.com/?p=1869

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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2008, 09:38:47 AM »
Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World
http://nysun.com/news/food-rationing-confronts-breadbasket-world

By JOSH GERSTEIN, Staff Reporter of the Sun | April 21, 2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing.

 Rice is stored at a National Food Authority warehouse at Manila, the Philippines, on April 17.Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as demand outstrips supply. There are also anecdotal reports that some consumers are hoarding grain stocks.

At a Costco Warehouse in Mountain View, Calif., yesterday, shoppers grew frustrated and occasionally uttered expletives as they searched in vain for the large sacks of rice they usually buy.

At a Costco Warehouse in Mountain View, Calif., yesterday, shoppers grew frustrated and occasionally uttered expletives as they searched in vain for the large sacks of rice they usually buy.

“Where’s the rice?” an engineer from Palo Alto, Calif., Yajun Liu, said. “You should be able to buy something like rice. This is ridiculous.”



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« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2008, 01:29:04 PM »
Brazil priest carried aloft by balloons missing
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24244282/

updated 3:48 p.m. CT, Mon., April. 21, 2008
SAO PAULO, Brazil - A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons was missing Monday off the southern coast of Brazil.

Rescuers in helicopters and small fishing boats were searching off the coast of Santa Catarina state, where pieces of balloons were found.

Rev. Adelir Antonio de Carli lifted off from the port city of Paranagua on Sunday afternoon, wearing a helmet, thermal suit and a parachute...


Man with road rage accidentally shoots himself
http://www.theweirdpost.com/wordpress/2008/04/man-with-road-rage-accidentally-shoots-self/

TEMPE — A man accidentally shot himself after he waved a gun in anger at a fellow driver in Tempe, police said.

He was waving the gun in an attempt to threaten the fellow driver when the gun suddenly fired. Police were already dispatched to the incident and tried to stop the now wounded driver.

The man tried to evade police by driving into a nearby neighbourhood after the Friday night road-rage incident, but he crashed his car into a canal embankment, according to a police report.
The man then got out of the car and ran away, but police soon caught up to him. He was taken to a hospital and was in serious condition.
The other driver in the incident, who was uninjured, fled the scene, but was later located by police, department spokesman Brandon Banks said.
The drivers’ identities have not been released.
Banks said authorities are talking to the uninjured driver but have not been able to speak to the driver who shot himself.

Man Arrested After Pumping Gas Into Imaginary Car
http://www.theweirdpost.com/wordpress/2008/04/man-arrested-after-pumping-gas-into-imaginary-car/

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Frankfort man was arrested on drug trafficking charges early Sunday morning after he was reportedly pumping gas into an imaginary vehicle. According to the arrest report, Metro Police arrived at a gas station at First and Jefferson streets in Louisville and immediately smelled marijuana coming from Joshua L. Moore, who station clerks contend was filling up an imaginary vehicle.

Officers searched Moore and found “two large baggies” of marijuana and a large amount of Ecstasy. Police said Moore also had a cell phone and a large amount of money, which they said was indicative of trafficking.


Man superglues condom to penis to save on safe sex
http://www.theweirdpost.com/wordpress/2008/04/man-superglues-condom-to-penis-to-save-on-safe-sex/

A Romanian man needed some help after his ‘great idea’ started to feel not so great. He had super glued his condom to his penis.
The 43-year-old father-of-five told doctors he and his wife didn’t want any more children. Their obvious solution was to start using condoms, but the condoms Nicolae Popovici’s wife bought were a bit ‘roomy’.

The couples solution for this small problem was not to buy new condoms that did fit, but to make the big ones fit. One way or another.

They used superglue to glue the condom to the man’s penis. This did not only solve the size-issue, but they could also re-use the condoms, so they thought.


Scientists decode brain farts
Up to 30 seconds before your goof, the brain starts acting abnormally
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24245365/

 
We've all goofed up and flubbed up things we've previously done time and again.

It turns out the root of these brain farts may be a special kind of abnormal brain activity that begins up to 30 seconds before a mistake even happens.

The solution to such screw-ups could be a kind of mind-reading hat, a device to predict and even prevent mindless errors that can threaten lives.



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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2008, 02:02:43 PM »
The Yankees . . . may pursue a lawsuit against the construction worker.

You can sue someone for trying to put a hex on you?

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Re: Your planet today
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2008, 08:44:11 PM »
Why did Robert Redford stick his cock in a jar of Paul Newman's spaghetti sauce?

Well, the two men have been friends for over 40 years, do you think he's gonna stick his cock in a competitor's product?


http://www.watoday.com.au/national/man-caught-with-penis-in-pasta-jar--near-nobbys-beach-20081120-6crq.html