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Urban myth of the day: The secret meaning of the lines on a Solo cup

The latest urban myth making the rounds of the internet is that the lines on the ole Solo cups are measurements for amounts of alcohol. Unfortunately there is no truth to this. This via snopes: (the best place to learn … Continue reading

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Shit Schmidt Says: The Follow Up

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt. Image used under Flickr CCLi. Photo by Flickr user jolieodell. Six months ago I had written about Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt’s predictions of where Google will be in 6 months. Well, the time has come to … Continue reading

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Why is Facebook stock taking a beating?

After all that hype and noise, Facebook’s IPO is looking a bit tarnished in just one day. The Facebook stock opened with a thud and continued to loose value throughout the day. It has already lost 13% of its value just … Continue reading

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The unbearable tragedy of horse racing

Image used under Flickr CCLi. Photo by Flickr user Rennett Stowe I believe that there are pet people and then there are non-pet people. Pet people love animals in general and and a few in particular. Non-pet people have no feel … Continue reading

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Is this man a scumbag?

Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, has renounced his U.S. citizenship ahead of the company’s highly anticipated initial public offering. Saverin has taken this step to avoid paying capital gains taxes on the billions he expects to make when Facebook makes … Continue reading

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Horrible headline of the day: Forest Service may blow up frozen cows

Source: via DaringFireball

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11,541 red chairs: one for each dead in the Bosnian war

Bosnia’s capital remembers dead with 11,541 empty chairs 20 years after war started. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) Source: WashingtonPost via boingboing

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Did one man’s lies start the 2003 war in Iraq?

The Independent has an article about Iraqi defector, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who told US intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Janabi, a chemical engineer, claimed to have supervised the building of a mobile biological laboratory when he sought political … Continue reading

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The physics of falling cats

Sugar the cat survived a 19-story fall. Sugar, the white cat from Boston survived a 19-story fall and suffered only minor injuries. Apparently, the very height from where she fell may have helped her survive: According to a 1987 study … Continue reading

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An interactive media map of who is reading what and where

Who is reading the New York Times? Map from Forbes. Click the map to view the site. Who is watching Fox News? Map from Forbes. Click the map to view the site. Residents of Oregon love NPR. People in Wisconsin seem to … Continue reading

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