Thursday, April 20, 2006

He totally grabbed their cash & prizes!

Hot women = men making bad decisions

Catching sight of a pretty woman really is enough to throw a man's decision-making skills into disarray, a study suggests.

The more testosterone he has, the stronger the effect, according to work by Belgian researchers.

Men about to play a financial game were shown images of sexy women or lingerie. The Proceedings of the Royal Society B study found they were more likely to accept unfair offers than men not been exposed to the alluring images.

The suggestion is that the sexual cues distract the men's thoughts, preventing them from focusing on their task- particularly among those with high natural testosterone levels.

The University of Leuven researchers gave 176 heterosexual male student volunteers aged 18 to 28 financial games to test their fair play. But first, half of the men were shown sexual cues of some kind. One group of 44 men were given pictures to rate; some were shown landscapes while the rest were shown attractive women. Read the full article here.

This froggyz on his knees saying pleasey


Dude loses McDonalds job for finger in food

A 16-year-old boy lost his job at a fast-food restaurant and was given a ticket by police after he was accused of tampering with a police officer's food.

The boy, who had been working at the drive-through window at McDonald's when the incident occurred, told police that he put his finger through the food because he doesn't like police officers, Geiszler said.
A Muskego officer went through the drive-through the evening of April 12 to order a McChicken sandwich and medium french fries for an emergency dispatcher, Geiszler said. Dispatchers cannot leave the station during work shifts, and officers occasionally pick up dinner for them, he said.

Not suspecting that anything had happened to the food, the officer brought it to the station and handed the bag to the dispatcher. She discovered a hole that went through the paper wrapped around the sandwich and through the sandwich, Geiszler said.

The officer who had brought the food, along with a second officer, went back to McDonald's to speak to a manager, Geiszler said. The manager then brought in the employee who had handed the officer the bag of food. The boy at first said he didn't remember a police squad car using the drive-through.

After more questioning, the boy admitted to putting his finger through the sandwich because he had gotten tickets for underage drinking and didn't like police officers, Geiszler said.

The boy apparently also bragged to another employee, saying he had just "messed with a cop's food," Geiszler said. The boy, who isn't being named because he's a juvenile, was given a ticket accusing him of disorderly conduct, Geiszler said. The boy was fired from his job that night, Geiszler said. Article here.

Check out this cool-ass lamp

Droog Design, made this 85 Lamps masterpiece. Imagine this over your dining room table.
It's also pretty much what it says it is, which is 85 bulbs strung together. So many that it requires professional installation and has to be hung from something that can support 55 pounds of bulb glass.

Totally worth it in my opinion. And I won't even complain about the $2,350 price, which is just $27 per bulb. Bargain! Click here to buy one.

This guy's lucky a tree was there...

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'Watch This" man injured in waterfall jump

A Georgia man was hospitalized after jumping from the side of Alabama's DeSoto Falls and plunging 150 feet before hitting the water.

The leap wasn't a suicide attempt since several witnesses reported that prior to the plunge, the man yelled, "Watch this."
Tim Whitehead, superintendent of DeSoto State Park, said 23-year-old Jason Carter of Trion, Georgia, jumped from the east side of the canyon around 3 p.m. Monday. He was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after rescue personnel spent three hours removing him from the canyon. Carter, who was treated for a back injury, was reported to be in stable condition yesterday.

Whitehead said Carter landed in an area of water that's ten feet deep or less. He said Carter told rescuers that he hit something underwater. Carter managed to swim out, but couldn't make it any further.

Ouch. That sucks. Article here.

Blasty from the pasty

Overheard on the streets of New York:

Guy: And as I walked out the door I said to her, "One last thing - if your pussy is so good, why don't you eat it yourself?"
-33rd & Park

Guy #1: I stayed the night at her place and woke early. She was still asleep.
Guy #2: What did you do?
Guy #1: I got up and was going to make myself breakfast. But when I cracked the egg open it got away from me.
Guy #2: Where did it go?
Guy #1: It slid down a crack between the counter and the stove.
Guy #2: What did you do?
Guy #1: I put everything away and climbed back into bed.
Guy #2: You know that shit is going to stink!
Guy #1: Yeah, I'm sure it will.
-97th & Broadway

Girl: Wow! Did you see the rack on her?
Guy: Where?
Girl: Over there...
Guy: Man! You're not kidding!
Girl: See what I do for you? Who's the best girlfriend ever?
-Rockefeller Center
[via OHINY]

The new world’s thinnest phone...

Samsung have announced what they claim is the world's thinnest mobile phone. The Samsung X828 beats the previous record-holder, the KTF EV-K100 by a full millimeter.

At these levels of thinness, what’s more amazing, it's half the size of Motorola's RAZR V3 (13.9mm), yet still packs a 2 mega-pixel camera, MP3 player and 80MB of memory. Tight huh?

Hit-and-run victims dead in ditch hours

Two hit-and-run victims in Palm Bay, Fla., were thrown into a ditch face-down and left dead or dying for hours before an officer found their bodies.

Nicole LaFlamme, 36, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of Dayle Adams and Dean Bealch on Tuesday.

LaFlamme was turned into police after she told a friend she thought she hit a bear on the road, according to a Local 6 News report. When LaFlamme's friend noticed the damage to her car, she turned the woman into police, Local 6 News reporter Gerald Reznick said.
"She said that she was driving along and something popped up in front of her and she hit it," Palm Bay police officer Jennifer Cordeau said.

Adams and Bealch were found along a darkened stretch of U.S. 1 near Overlook Drive. A patrol officer spotted the bodies of Adams and Belach in a ditch just off the roadway about 150 feet north of Sun Manor Trailer Park, officials said.

"They were both thrown a great distance away," Cordeau said. "The people were in a ditch face down, dying or dead for at least two hours before anyone found them." Investigators said LaFlamme admitted that she was tired and had been at a bar before Adams and Bealch were hit.
"She is not showing any kind of remorse, she is not crying," Cordeau said. "When you hit someone on the side of the road, you stop your car and render aid. That is the humane thing to do. You don't leave them on the side of the road to die in a ditch."
LaFlamme could face 30 years in prison on each count she faces. Article here.

I'm pretty sure I'd card these two


Woman sues own parents after dog attack

A woman is suing her parents after their 120-pound Rottweiler allegedly attacked her two-year-old son while he played on the floor.

Tanya Davis is accusing Connie and Michael Davis of raising a dog that could viciously bite and attack the child. The lawsuit says the child will continue to suffer disfigurement, mental anguish and pain from the attack, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Wednesday.

"It's torn this family right in two," Connie Davis said. "I feel worse than you can ever imagine." The dog was euthanized right after the Dec. 29 attack, she said. She declined to comment on the facts of the case after talking with her attorney.

Tanya Davis' attorney, Martin Rosen, said the child is still not doing well, but declined to comment further about details of the case. He said it would likely be settled before a trial.

Suing your own parents? Not cool. Article here.

Paris Hilton is so posh it makes me puke

Non-Ford drivers walk farther to work?

Kentucky Ford employees who aren't using the company's product may have to buy new shoes before a new car, television.

The company has said that factory workers driving other makes will have to park farther from the plant.

Ford worker Steve Musick drives an Oldsmobile, but not necessarily by choice.

"Because of financial conditions, I'm driving what I can afford," he said. Musick is one of the employees who will be affected by the enforcement of the new company policy.

Just because you work for a place like Ford, by no means should they spoil the employees that buy their own product. Or inversely, they shouldn’t put employees through the degrading humiliation and physical task of parking in farther parking lot. This is a dumb policy. Click here to read the full article.

One really kick-ass RV...

100,000 bras strung together for record?

Women on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus hope to form the world's longest chain of bras with the twin aims of heightening awareness of breast cancer and winning a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

The organizers hope to string together as many as 100,000 bras on April 30, beating the current record of 79,000 bras held by Singapore, and forming a 56 mile chain. "It's an odd thing to do, but it's the perfect way to get the message across. Its important that people are aware of the risks, and the need for regular screening," said Louise van Rooij, a Dutch resident of Cyprus.

Women as far afield as Alaska have contributed bras, including Betty Boothroyd, Britain's first female speaker of the House of Commons and a regular visitor to the holiday island.

Ha! 100,000 bras… cool. Article here.