Monday, October 15, 2007

Oh shit.

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Quentin Tarantino interprets Top Gun's real movie plot.

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People who clean once a week could develop asthma?

Using household cleaning sprays and air fresheners as little as once a week can raise the risk of asthma in adults, researchers in Europe said.

The higher asthma rate had been seen before, but only in people who cleaned for a living and had very high exposure to the products, said lead author Jan-Paul Zock. The study looked at 3,500 patients in 10 European cities. About 6 percent of women in had asthma symptoms, though only 10 percent were full-time homemakers.

A news release said the risk of asthma went up with frequence of use and the number of products used, but air fresheners, furniture sprays and glass cleaners had the strongest effect. Zock said the research indicates that 15 percent of adult asthma cases are caused by cleaners. » Article here

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A message for 'that guy'.

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Wow, this is one amazing soccer goal.

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Mom awarded $85,000 after daughters see porn on motel TV

A Nashville mother who sued a California motel after her two daughters, 8 and 9, were exposed to a porn film on television was awarded $85,000 by a jury. The motel owner argued that guests were encouraged to tell the front desk to block access to the adult channel. » Article here

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Will cuddle for food.

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I hope he's wearing a 'cup'.

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844-pound, 11-foot shark caught in Florida

Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught a 844-pound mako shark instead. Adlee Bruner and five others headed out into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday on a charter boat and came back with a record catch for the decades-old Destin Fishing Rodeo.

After a fight which lasted more than an hour, the shark was gaffed and eventually gave up after its tail was roped. The men could not get the big shark in the boat. They tied the shark to the stern with three ropes and made the four-hour trip back to land. The shark was hoisted up at the rodeo before a big crowd. It tipped the scale at 844.4 pounds. » Article here

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'The Tornado Potato' on a stick.

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Wow, another bad reality TV show, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashian's'

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Woman shoots homeless washing clothes in her house

An 81-year-old woman shot a homeless man after finding him washing his clothes in her laundry room, police said. Ethel Sanders told people she heard noises in her laundry room and found a man standing in his underwear near the washing machine when she went to investigate, police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant told the Press-Register.

Sanders was carrying a handgun and shot the man when he came at her, Gallichant said. Sanders fell to the ground and dropped the gun after firing, Gallichant said. The man grabbed the gun, pointed it at Sanders and took his clothes from the washing machine, Gallichant said.

The man fled and Sanders called police just before 8 a.m. Officers caught the man at the nearby Plateau Community Center. » Article here

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Today is Blog Action Day: Recycle Your Computers!

Today, in support of the Blog Action Day initiative, I've decided to discuss the importance of recycling computers.

Most people probably don't know that every single computer component - from the plastic housing to the glass monitors, wiring and circuitry boards - can be recycled. Rubber cable coverings can be used to make tennis shoes. Circuitry boards can be ground and smelted back into their base metals, like lead, silver and nickel. Ground glass can be used in place of silica sand in some mining activities. Every color monitor and television set has between six and eight pounds of lead, which can be a hazardous waste if allowed to leach into the soil.

Many business owners aren't aware of the laws and don't know what to do with their obsolete computer equipment. Often, they just end up storing it or throw it away.

So do you want to help? Contact your local recycler to find out your options.

» Find a recycler now here
» Read more about Blog Action Day here

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Ramsey

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