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Habitable Worlds

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 | 0 comments

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, however, are gas giants, similar to...

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Interpretive Snow Sculpture

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 | 0 comments

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 gesture for “I love you.” The builder does a wonderful job of turning...

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It’s Your #!@@% Nightmare

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 | 0 comments

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 estimates is worth about $10,000—and allow him to...

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Throwdown In Asia

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 | 0 comments

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 Kimura, a former postman who was born...

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I SAID “NO #?#@*&!! CHEESE!”

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 | 0 comments

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 became irate on November...

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First Responders Take On Zombies

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 | 0 comments

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 in U.S. Cities” a report compiled...

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