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U.S. Throws Away Half Its Food

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Science a GoGo's article says recently researchers from the University of Arizona have quantified what gets thrown aways as a percentage of what is produced. Astonishingly, a new study has found that forty to fifty percent of all food ready for harvest never gets eaten.

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What if the Mac really was a cult?

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FARK.com's theme of doctored images is on "What if the Mac really was a cult?".

Some of these images are funny. Seen on Blue's News.

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Professionals at work -- DOH! Photographs say it all!

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Memepool found an amusing link with photographs of people trying to get vehicles out of the water.

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Mom/Mum/Mother as the #1 beautiful word and other top words...

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BBC NEWS' article says mother is the most beautiful word in the English language, according to a survey of non-English speakers. More than 40,000 people in 102 countries were polled by the British Council to mark its 70th anniversary.

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War heroes, glow worms and other animals, honored

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FiringSquad mentioned a Yahoo! News article about animals including glow worms used in wars. They were honored in London's new Animals in War memorial for the 'sacrifices' they endured in previous wars.

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Turducken -- A chicken in a duck in a turkey!

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UserFriendly posted its link of the day called Turducken. It is a recipe for a chicken in a duck in a turkey! "Say what again?" you asked? It is a recipe for a chicken in a duck in a turkey!! Those photographs make the food not look good.

Here is what the Web site says: "We saw this recipe mentioned in a newspaper and tried it for the first time in 1990. It is so much better than a regular turkey that we have made many more turduckens for Thanksgiving over the years. The juices from the duck and the sausage stuffing really help to add flavor to the turkey."

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! Please be thankful! :)

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A Brief History of the iPod

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MacSlash mentioned MLAgazine's article on a brief history of the iPod. It all started on October 23, 2001 with the release of one of the most important products from Apple in its history.

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How lizards walk on water

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According to BBC News' article, the mystery of how a type of lizard "walks" on water may have been solved. The basilisk lizard, also known as a Jesus lizard, has a seemingly miraculous ability to scurry across liquid, apparently at odds with the usual laws of physics.

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Man Uses Faux Police Car to Slow Drivers

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This Yahoo! News story is both amusing and radical. Rick Pyburn was sick and tired of lead-footed motorists speeding past his home. Already, he had lost five chickens to hit-and-run drivers passing by at speeds well above posted limits. Benton County Sheriff's Office was under limited budget and couldn't help Rick. He got an idea after watching a sheriff's car cruise by his house. With the help of a local sign company, Rick built the front half of a two-dimensional plywood Benton County sheriff's car, and set up the decoy in some bushes near the road, in plain view of oncoming drivers. "Once I placed that on the highway, it was amazing," he said. "The traffic immediately slowed down."...

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World of Warcraft Journal & Photographs from World of Warcraft's release party in Fountain Valley, CA.

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Finally, someone has posted the photographs of the release party event for World of Warcraft. GameSpy has two pages of what happened and plenty of photographs.

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The Complete Half-Life 2 Timeline

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Anger Management May Not Help at All

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This New York Times' article (no registration and log in required) says anger-management classes may not help. They show the weakness of a common assumption: that anger can be treated almost as if it were an infection, with a course of anger-management classes instead of antibiotics.

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Scientists reveal the 'couch potato gene'

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According to Kerala News' article, watching TVs for hours is to be blamed on your genetic make-up. A team of scientist in Australia have recently discovered the 'couch potato gene.' According to study, which was presented at the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress in Sydney, the gene is responsible for making some people more active than others and people who have this gene are usually not inclined towards physical exercises.

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Dolphins protect swimmers from shark attack

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One of my managers mentioned this life saving story during this morning's meeting. A group of dolphins (seven), that went ballistic, saved four lifeguards' lives from a great white shark (3m-long). You can find a bunch of stories about it on Google's News search engine.

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WoW has begun - Play on Pacific Realm "Lightbringer"

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WoW has begun! The "real" one, not the Open Beta world that was destroyed by the game gm's and developers last week.

Friends and future Guild Members, we will be playing on the Pacific Realm server, "Lightbringer". The Realm is already at "medium" capacity, so hurry.

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Worth1000's Detouching 3 (Celebrities) and Superhero Dayjobs 4 Themes (Doctored Images)

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Worth1000 has two different themes of doctored images (some are really good and some are well not good):

  • Detouching 3 -- Removing the retouching from airbrushed celebrities. They all look soooooooo perfect by the time their pics get to the pages of the magazines. They've got lines and wrinkles and blotches and pimples just like the rest of people do. Celebrity photos with warts and all, *without* the imperfections removed. There are 42 doctored photographs and eww!!!!!
  • Superhero Dayjobs 4 -- What superheroes do to bring home the bacon. What jobs would they hold? Come on, they have to pay the rent somehow, what if all the evil, crime and injustice in the world disappeared tomorrow? They've got impressive skill sets-- put 'em to work. Artists take any superhero of comic book and/or TV and movie fame and give them a day job. A day job can be defined as any job that earns money. There are 61 doctored images.
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Is Blizzard Ready for WoW? Their Website finally is.

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Getting the pre-launch antzies (pun intended) I decided to click on the sign-up/account
maintenance link on www.worldofwarcraft.com. I received the following error, probably because they have the service turned off till midnight: "Not Found, The requested URL /cas/login was not found on this server".

I thought, maybe the cas refered to Yale's CAS, a Web Single Sign On service which primarily runs on Linux/Unix. A month ago, when they were having all kinds of load issues with the site, I checked to see if they were running MS Windows/IIS and they were. Well, its Apache now! :) I would love to know the stats of their 40 game servers; takes a lot of muscle to run an MMORPG.

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History gets a computer graphics make-over

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BBC NEWS' article says computer generated imagery (CGI) is taking film a step further by bringing historical characters back to life on screen:

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Best game graphics bug ever?

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FiringSquad posted an amusing image link (no nudity).

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Alias Season 4 Promo & Will Be 2 Hours!

alt.tv.alias newsgroup reported that ABC showed a one minute promo (a quick recap and season 4 preview) of Alias during last night's Desperate Wives. The original poster said, "It had shots from previous seasons and from the upcoming season and it was advertising it's new night for Wednesdays @ 9pm. Especially that the first ep will be two hours." A reply said Alias Media has the recorded video clip (Real Media) available for download.