Friday, June 15, 2007

Holy jeez, this spider is as big as the friggin’ clock!

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New study finds Toliets are cleaner than your keyboard

Studies show that computer keyboards have more bacteria than toilet seats. But it's hard to clean all those keys. So some people advocate an extreme solution: Throw your keyboard in your dishwasher.
At first glance, this seems insane. But the computer-keyboard-in- the-dishwasher advice is all over the Internet. And don't we wish it were true? My keyboard is an old Hewlett Packard that's encrusted with a kind of mysterious black grime. I thought, "Well, why not try my KitchenAid?'"

I ran the experiment one night. I put the keyboard on the top rack, cord and all, key-side down. I used a little soap, and hit "normal wash." (I didn't want to pots 'n' pans it.) » Article here

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50 Cent would be jealous of this Iraqi teenager

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Passengers, if you look out the left side of the plane...

Passengers landing at UK Gatwick airport are being greeted by a giant naked pole dancer. The 9,000 sq m (100,000 sq ft) image is painted on grassland under the incoming flight path.
Planning officers are investigating whether permission was granted for the advertisement, which promotes a website. The Council to Protect Rural England said that the display was “a tacky advert which set a nasty precedent”.

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OMG, these kids decide to blow up their school papers

Couple of kids at the end of senior year decide to burn their school papers...except there is a lot of gasoline in the pile. (skip to 1:07)

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Jessica Alba loves experimenting in sex and one-night stands

Jessica Alba says she is up for a one-night stand - as long as the man leaves the next morning. Jesssica says she likes the idea of getting intimate with lots of different people because she loves experimenting in sex.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "I just wanted to see what it was like to be with different people. I don't think a girl's a slut if she enjoys sex.
"I could have a one-night stand, and I'm the kind of girl who looks over in the morning and is like, 'Do you really have to be here?' I don't need to cuddle and do all that stuff because I know what it is and I don't try to make it more.

"Even when I was a virgin and wanted to marry the first guy who I slept with, I never passed any judgments about that. But now I'm done with dating around." » Article here

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This is what you call ‘urban camping’.

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Cousins fight, stab each other with hammer and screwdriver

Police are trying to determine if charges will be filed after two female cousins used tools during a fight on the West Side Thursday morning.

According to police, two women, in their 20s, got into a fight in the middle of a street around 1 a.m. One of the women hit the other in the head with a hammer, and the other was stabbed in the eye with a screwdriver.

The woman stabbed in the eye remains in critical condition at a local hospital. The woman hit in the head was treated at the scene. Police have not charged anyone, because of conflicting stories from witnesses. » Article here

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Ouch.

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I kinda feel bad for the butterfly… j/k ;)

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Sleeping on the weekend hurts grades in school

Many teens love sleeping in on weekends but their report cards may suffer, new research suggests.

Saturday morning snoozers were more likely to do poorly in school than teens who kept more regular sleep habits, concludes a U.S. study.

"When teenagers stay up late and sleep in over the weekend, this behavior resets their (internal) daily clock to a later time," study author Stephanie J. Crowley, of Brown University in East Providence, R.I., explained in a prepared statement. "This resetting can push back the brain's cue to be awake on Monday morning for school. As a result, teens may feel worse and have poor performance in school at the beginning of the week. Essentially, teenagers may be giving themselves jet lag over the weekend even without getting on a plane."

She noted that many high school students don't get enough sleep during the school week and try to catch up on their sleep on weekends. In this study, Crowley examined circadian phase, sleep quality and morning vigilance before and after simulating this weekend sleep pattern in volunteers. » Article here

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Yes, he’s that guy.

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Dog crossed with a panda... a panda dog?

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Family's baby monitor picks up live space shuttle feed

What do you get when you cross a baby monitor and a science teacher? Apparently, live feeds off a NASA space mission.

When Palatine mom Natalie Meilinger switched on the family's baby monitor, instead of her 3-month-old son Jack, what came up were images of astronauts walking around inside the space shuttle.

She and her husband, Tom, were immediately hooked. They started telling friends. She told other teachers at work, but no one believed her until she brought in proof. » Article here

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