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Save Funeral Costs, Donate Your Flesh

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Save Funeral Costs, Donate Your Flesh

If you’ve been a financial burden to your family (or not), consider this parting gift. Donating your body to science is FREE, and it would put your loved ones at ease at a time when they are mourning your loss and trying to figure out how to pay for your funeral. Each year, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Americans donate their whole body, after death, to medical facilities throughout the...

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English to Klingon, Perhaps

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

English to Klingon, Perhaps

Microsoft may boldly go where no one has gone before. At a demonstration in China on Oct. 25, Microsoft’s chief research officer Rick Rashid revealed a new technology seemingly straight out of Star Trek. In the classic sci-fi television show, a gadget known as the “universal translator” (seen here) was used to decipher languages in the 22nd century. And now, Microsoft has...

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Alternative Thanks

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Alternative Thanks

Who says you have to eat this bird, the turkey, on Thanksgiving? It IS a free country, so it should mean Americans are free to choose whatever the heck they want to eat on this most excellent four day weekend holiday (for some). Skip the turkey altogether and opt for a non turkey Thanksgiving. Food blogger Simply Recipes has many great options to choose from. It’s a good chance this meal...

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Sauronasaurus Rex

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Sauronasaurus Rex

Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a meat-eating dinosaur—as big as a Tyrannosaurus rex—that roamed North Africa 95 million years ago.  In a paper published October 27 in Cretaceous Research, its discoverers have dubbed it Sauroniops pachytholus as an homage to the “Lord of the Rings” villain Sauron, National Geographic reports. Why that particular villain? It all has to...

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You Didn’t Have to Cuuut It Off

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 | 0 comments

You Didn’t Have to Cuuut It Off

It’s been almost a month since two people were abducted from their California home, and one of them was burned, doused with bleach and had his penis partially severed. Investigators are still looking for clues. An unidentified 29-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were kidnapped from separate rooms in their Southern California home on Oct. 1, tied up and driven to the Mojave Desert where...

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