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Bono Gets New Namesake

A newly-identified species of spider living in California’s Joshua Tree National Park has been named after Bono. Nearly three dozen new species of the cleverly named trapdoor spider, which hides from prey beneath a self-made hatch, have been identified, three of them from Joshua Tree National Park. The female trapdoor spiders live 20 years or…

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Did Anyone Interview the Donkey?

Evidently, sleeping on the road is an everyday thing for asses in Botswana. Google says that one of its Street View cars did not kill a donkey in Botswana, despite what images taken by that Street View car seem to imply. As CNET notes, the images appeared to have gained steam earlier this week after they were shared on the…

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Habitable Worlds

In the search for an Earth-like alien world, astronomers have had their eyes set on planets beyond our solar system, but some moons orbiting these exoplanets may be just as likely to support life, scientists say. Astronomers have discovered more than 800 exoplanets, with many more candidate worlds awaiting confirmation by follow-up observations. Most of them,…

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Interpretive Snow Sculpture

“I LOVE YOU” in sign language. Or is it a family member of the late great Ronnie James Dio erecting a tribute in the middle of suburbia? Either way, we think is such a unique display that anyone can enjoy, especially since most people who don’t know sign language can at least recognize the hand…

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It’s Your #!@@% Nightmare

This is DEFINITELY not how to jam a guitar. Dave Schneider, guitarist and singer for Hanukkah-themed rock band The LeeVees, describes how his guitar—a 1965 Gibson ES-335—got jammed in an elevator by baggage handlers at a Detroit airport. While boarding in Buffalo, Schneider says he asked Delta staffers not to check in the vintage guitar—which he…

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Throwdown In Asia

China and Japan are constantly struggling over territory, politics and economic dominance – but now it appears the two Asian giants could have found another topic to fight about. Earlier this month a Japanese man was officially declared the world’s oldest living person at 115, but China is fielding an alternative candidate for the title. Jiroemon…

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I SAID “NO #?#@*&!! CHEESE!”

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct for his alleged rampage last month at McDonald’s, a meltdown reportedly triggered when his drive-thru order contained a hamburger with an unwanted piece of cheese. Sean Varone, 35, was named in a District Court criminal complaint filed yesterday in York County, Pennsylvania. According to cops, Varone…

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First Responders Take On Zombies

Here you go, your tax dollars hard at work.  Here’s some actual footage of a first responder seminar in San Diego, Calif. The Department of Homeland Security deemed the event an allowable expense, enabling participants to use federal grant funding to pay to go. That’s according to “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending…

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Grandma’s Tattoos

She looks her disease in the face. Scoffs. And conquers. Ann McDonald, 60, proves that you don’t need hair to look great. The Scotland grandmother suffers from alopecia and, as a result, has been completely bald for the past three years, the Daily Mail reported. Three tattoo shops turned McDonald away, she said, but she ultimately ended up…

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There’s a Donut For That

Sweet dough fried in hot oil is irresistible–cholesterol and fat be damned. It’s hard to find anyone who dislikes them, even New York City’s trans-fat-fighting Mayor Bloomberg. One day after proposing the New York City soda ban the Mayor proclaimed June 1, 2012, “NYC Donut Day.” The contemporary hole-in-the-center “torus”-shaped donut emerged in the second half…

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