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  1. Oregon drains its reservoir

    Oregan has drained one of its large reservoirs after a man was spotted urinating into it. Eight million gallons of water flushed away due to the actions of one drunk man, who was caught in the act on a security camera. The main reason given was...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 20 Jun 2011 10:37 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    20 Jun 2011 09:18 PM Go to last post
  2. It's that awful. Scientist makes "poop burger." Answer to global hunger.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/scientist-poop-burger-video_n_878210.html

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 17 Jun 2011 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    17 Jun 2011 11:21 PM Go to last post
  3. Gabrielle Giffords - False Hope

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/09/gabrielle-giffords-congress-rehab-speech_n_874355.html Most of us pretty much knew this; she wasn't coming back. It's interesting that buried in all the would-be good news about the pace of her...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 09 Jun 2011 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,276
    12 Jun 2011 01:35 PM Go to last post
  4. Guess who can see you now?

    Facebook has now decided to roll out is face recognition software to most countries across the world allowing it to recognise people in uploaded photos. This is currently an opt-out service, so if you don't know anything about it, congratulations...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 08 Jun 2011 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,157
    08 Jun 2011 11:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Beware German Beansprouts

    It appears that one of the worst outbreaks of E.Coli in Europe has been caused a batch of contaminated beansprouts from a farm in Germany. This strain has never been seen before and has already caused 20+ deaths with 300 severely injured and over...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 Jun 2011 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 923
    06 Jun 2011 10:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Ninety gaffes in 90 years.

    A little compilation of Prince Phillip's most obnoxious comments. I think (I hope) that these are attempts at humor. But dude...so, so not funny. Talk about being a walking anachronism; this style of "humor" has been out of date since WWII.

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 03 Jun 2011 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,665
    06 Jun 2011 07:37 AM Go to last post
  7. Goldman Sachs and Gaddafi

    It appears that Goldman Sachs is perhaps not the greatest bank in the world when it has apparently lost $1.3bn of the Libyan sovereign investment fund. After all was said and done only $25m was left. Upsetting one of the world's dictators with...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 01 Jun 2011 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,056
    01 Jun 2011 07:40 AM Go to last post
  8. 100th anniversary of the Titanic launch

    100 years ago, the Titanic was launched from its Belfast shipyards. It was the largest moving man-made object at its time and as everyone remembers sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. A service was held at he dockyards to...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 31 May 2011 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,263
    01 Jun 2011 12:59 AM Go to last post
  9. Lost Pyramids of Egypt

    Using the new scanning techniques from a satellite, it appears that multiple hidden pyramids have been found in Egypt. They have found 17 sites possibly covered by deposits from the Nile with the possibility of many more being hidden in the...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 26 May 2011 09:44 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,649
    26 May 2011 07:46 PM Go to last post
  10. Joplin, MO hit by giant tornado

    Huge twister kills 89 in Missouri Knowing the area and seeing what the damage looks like, I think the fire chief is making some incredibly conservative estimates so far. Here's a panoramic view from down by the hospital. That was all city...

    Started by Zuul‎, 23 May 2011 09:22 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,251
    25 May 2011 06:44 PM Go to last post
  11. Iceland volcano disruption again.

    Another volcano has erupted in Iceland and another ash cloud has now moved down over northern Europe and so lots of flights have been cancelled again. The ash cloud is being unpredictable and so it may only be a few days or it could be more...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 May 2011 05:08 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 680
    24 May 2011 05:08 AM Go to last post
  12. Anyone for an exploding watermelon?

    A farmer in China mistimed the application of various growth chemicals to his watermelon crop resulting in the literal explosion of his crop. Now, I knew that the Chinese were slightly lax when it came to chemicals in food, then again they have a...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 17 May 2011 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 962
    17 May 2011 12:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Samoa - Going back to the Future

    Samoa sits on the International Date Line and is currently on the Western side of it, sitting about 5 or 6 hours behind America. It was set up this way 119 years ago because its main export markets were with the USA. However, their main markets...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 10 May 2011 07:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 861
    11 May 2011 05:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Republican Presidential Debate

    Anyone else watch it? This bit with Ron Paul really stood out for me: T9n4nwxgaQg

    Started by Zuul‎, 06 May 2011 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,346
    10 May 2011 04:53 PM Go to last post
  15. Britain votes No to AV

    A referendum was held yesterday to determine whether Britain should change its electoral system from the First Past the Post (FPTP) system to the Alternative Vote (AV) system. By a margin of approx 70%-30%, AV has been rejected. :dumbo: This...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 May 2011 03:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,078
    09 May 2011 05:29 AM Go to last post
  16. Osama bin Laden is reportedly dead

    This is everywhere at the moment, but there aren't any particularly good articles on it yet (little surprise) so I'll just toss this CNN link here for now. From what I understand they verified it was Bin Laden via DNA from his sister who died in the...

    Started by Zuul‎, 01 May 2011 11:28 PM
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  17. Last World War One veteran has died

    Claude Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War One died today aged 110, and with his passing a last link to that war has gone. Here's hoping that the sacrifices that he and others like him made are never forgotten. Details here

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 05 May 2011 07:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,486
    06 May 2011 05:11 AM Go to last post
  18. Royal Wedding

    Marriage, vows, royalty, yadda yadda yadda... WTF IS UP WITH THESE HATS And what is wrong with everyone not gouging out their eyes over that?

    Started by Peeta Mellark‎, 29 Apr 2011 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 7,672
    05 May 2011 11:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Canada gets a conservative majority government.

    Following the failure of the existing coalition a few months ago, Canada went to the polls yesterday and returned a majority Conservative government, which will no longer have to rely on partners to try and push through legislation. The biggest...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 03 May 2011 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,568
    04 May 2011 04:48 AM Go to last post
  20. Sony Playstation Network hacked

    It looks like its one of the biggest pieces of data theft so far. 70 Million users account on the Playstation Network have been compromised, with the result being that the service has been down for the last 7 days and is likely to be down for a few...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 27 Apr 2011 05:41 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,066
    27 Apr 2011 10:16 AM Go to last post
  21. No more mechanical typewriters

    The last factory producing mechnical typewriters finished production in 2009 and now only has 500 of them left. They have been superceeded in all areas by computers, although there impact has yet to fade seeing as the QWERTY keyboard most people...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 26 Apr 2011 07:59 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,307
    27 Apr 2011 10:14 AM Go to last post
  22. BLS Unemployment Statistis, or, No wonder I can't find a job

    http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm Our current unemployment rate is 18.2%. Or, as a friend put it, almost 1 in 5 people. Awesome.

    Started by RabbitMage‎, 26 Apr 2011 02:06 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 897
    26 Apr 2011 08:46 PM Go to last post
  23. Marks & Spencers vs Ann Summers

    M&S have a very distinct brand in the marketplace and it seems that Ann Summers decided to parody it, with its usual tongue-in-cheekk humour. Following their M&S Meal Deal adverts you get the following. In response, M&S decided it was a...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 20 Apr 2011 11:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 909
    20 Apr 2011 11:39 PM Go to last post
  24. Extreme Ironing on Britain's busiest motorway

    One brave soul went extreme ironing on Britain's busiest motorway. Ok, the fact the road has been shut down, due to a fire under a bridge that meant a large portion of it was closed, might have helped. :D More here

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 18 Apr 2011 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,528
    20 Apr 2011 12:37 AM Go to last post
  25. USA Credit rating in jeopardy

    I was really very, very surprised to see Standard & Poor, the normally hawkish credit rating agency, change their debt outlook on the USA, putting it's AAA status at risk. Not only is it an indictment of the US governments inability to get its...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 19 Apr 2011 12:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 892
    19 Apr 2011 12:44 AM Go to last post
  26. Gay couple thrown out of Soho Pub for kissing

    Yes, that's right a gay couple, Jonathan Williams and James Bull, were thrown out of a pub for kissing. They claim they were thrown out for obscene behaviour, as it was apparently bothering the landlord. On the one hand, if the landlord says...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 14 Apr 2011 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,404
    17 Apr 2011 08:07 PM Go to last post
  27. UK to sue Iceland over debts

    From the fall out of the banking disaster when several Iceland banks collapsed and a lot of funds held by British companies and councils just vanished, the UK and Netherlands are going to sue Iceland (the country, not the fast food chain) for the...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Apr 2011 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 835
    11 Apr 2011 02:57 PM Go to last post
  28. Drinking human milk from a cow

    There seems to just be soemthing wrong about this. A team from China has introduced human genes into cows to produce milk with the same properties as human milk. The idea being that it could produce an alternative to breast milk or formula for...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 04 Apr 2011 05:07 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,501
    09 Apr 2011 02:18 PM Go to last post
  29. Archaeologists discover "gay caveman" in Czech Republic

    First of all... :smack That's how all of the headlines are putting it, though, so there you go. Here's one of the many articles on this. The cave-dweller was placed in his grave with his head pointing eastward, along with several domestic pots...

    Started by Zuul‎, 07 Apr 2011 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,938
    08 Apr 2011 01:09 PM Go to last post
  30. Shooting at Submarine Dock

    Surpising news from the Submarine Dock at Southhampton where a crew member has just shot and killed an officer and wounded another crew member during a guard changeover, before he was overpowered and arrested. The submarine in question, is HMS...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 08 Apr 2011 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 730
    08 Apr 2011 11:15 AM Go to last post
  31. Where do Americans get their calories?

    I saw this link from another blog I read today and found it very interesting. The United State Department of Agriculture’s loss-adjusted food availability data is one window into where those extra calories come from. While the data does not quite...

    Started by Zuul‎, 07 Apr 2011 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,333
    08 Apr 2011 12:20 AM Go to last post
  32. Amendment could require "family values" centers at Texan universities

    http://www.dailytexanonline.com/content/amendment-could-require-%E2%80%98family-values%E2%80%99-centers-ut The amendment text defines alternative sexual practices as “gay, lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, transsexual, transgender, gender...

    Started by RabbitMage‎, 07 Apr 2011 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,067
    07 Apr 2011 01:58 PM Go to last post
  33. Glenn Beck's daily show to be dropped

    It seems as though FOX network have had enough of the falling ratings, disappearing advertisers and general outrage caused by Glenn Beck and his show is now on the way out. Does this mean the Republicans have lost a major voice or was he becoming...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Apr 2011 08:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 752
    07 Apr 2011 10:31 AM Go to last post
  34. Car Crash Video of flying plank

    Wendy Cobb was videoing a pair of trucks that were playing chicken and holding up the traffic, in order to send it to their companies. When one of the trucks clipped a plank of wood sending it straight through her windscreen. Fortunately, she...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 Apr 2011 08:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,142
    07 Apr 2011 04:08 AM Go to last post
  35. Dissident Republican Terrorists Blow Up Catholic Policeman in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

    They're at it again. They killed a 25 year old policeman because he was Catholic. :sad: Just to be clear, he was killed because he was a Catholic and had joined the police. http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0402/omagh.html

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 02 Apr 2011 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,915
    07 Apr 2011 03:56 AM Go to last post
  36. Obama 2012 - tha campaign begins

    Barack Obama, the current POTUS, has already kicked off his campaign to be re-elected for a second term. He is looking to make a tour of Democrat donors and start fundraising again. He is also looking to restart the grassroots campaign that...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 05 Apr 2011 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 773
    05 Apr 2011 06:17 PM Go to last post
  37. The Magic Washing Machine

    I found this TED clip fairly interesting, as it touches on the environment, mothehood, developing countries and the freedom of the magic washing machine. Transcript via Dot Sub: I was only four years old when I saw my mother load a washing...

    Started by Peeta Mellark‎, 02 Apr 2011 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,579
    04 Apr 2011 11:09 AM Go to last post
  38. Holy crap. Obama sex tape discovered.

    BAM. Gotcha suckas. April Fools.

    Started by Ramses‎, 01 Apr 2011 06:04 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,581
    01 Apr 2011 02:31 PM Go to last post
  39. Rush calls Michelle fat.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022205740.html This is how we know the "mainstream media" isn't really all that left. How? Because the media is (can't use are here, sorry) covering this at all. ...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 23 Feb 2011 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,152
    30 Mar 2011 02:37 PM Go to last post
  40. Large Demo in London

    Last weekend, the British unions arranged a major demonstrations with a march through London and a rally being held in Hyde Park. The rally was to protest against the upcoming austerity measure being set out by the current coalition government and...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 28 Mar 2011 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 690
    28 Mar 2011 09:46 AM Go to last post
  41. Sexual Reproduction unlikely in Space

    It seems that without enough effective shielding on a spacecraft, any embyro conceived in space would have problems and would be rendered infertile by space radiation. The same is also likely to occur with male fetuses as well. More on the story...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Feb 2011 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,788
    27 Mar 2011 11:46 PM Go to last post
  42. US Military decides to use Sock Puppets

    The US Military has awarded a contract to allow personnel to control multiple online accounts allowing them to put forward the pro-US POV across the Internet. Apparently, the contract means that each online account must have a convincing...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 17 Mar 2011 10:48 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,317
    27 Mar 2011 08:02 PM Go to last post
  43. A new leg for Midnight

    Thought you all would like this one... N5pw9o9EmEA&feature=youtu.be

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 24 Mar 2011 02:54 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,479
    26 Mar 2011 07:46 PM Go to last post
  44. Google Books agreement quashed.

    Google's plans to digitise as many of the world's books as possible and create the biggest online library have been quashed in a ruling by a US Judge. In a ruling, the proposal put forward by Google was mentioned as going too far and giving...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 23 Mar 2011 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,050
    25 Mar 2011 09:17 AM Go to last post
  45. Sex Can Kill You, According To US Study

    Sex Can Kill You, According To US Study Well it looks like I'm immortal for the time being.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 24 Mar 2011 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,042
    25 Mar 2011 08:31 AM Go to last post
  46. F.D.A. Approves 5-Day Emergency Contraceptive

    Story here. WASHINGTON — Federal drug regulators on Friday approved a new form of emergency contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancies if taken as many as five days after unprotected intercourse. The pill, called ella, will be available by...

    Started by Zuul‎, 14 Aug 2010 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,077
    21 Mar 2011 11:08 PM Go to last post
  47. Chinese developing safe nuclear power

    A couple of weeks before the latest tragedy in Japan struck, the Chinese launched a new form of nuclear power which should be safer than the current versions used. The difference is that this uses the common material thorium as its power source...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Mar 2011 08:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,030
    21 Mar 2011 07:33 PM Go to last post
  48. The iPhone 4 clock bug strikes again.

    It seems as though Apple have done it again. The iPhone 4 decided to go back an hour instead of forward an hour as America switched to Daylight Saving time. More on the story here Anyone here affected?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 14 Mar 2011 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 889
    14 Mar 2011 11:56 AM Go to last post
  49. Japanese Earthquake and Warnings

    There was a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hitting Tokyo this morning with a 30 foot tsunami and there are tsunami warnings across the pacific due to the magnitude of the quake. Story details here. Warnings and advisories here

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Mar 2011 05:51 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,732
    11 Mar 2011 09:27 PM Go to last post
  50. The Evil 2012 Olympics Logo

    The Olympics 2012 logo has been described as many things, but now there is a new interpretation. Iran has declared that the logo can be used to spell out the word "Zion" and so is part of a Pro-Israeli western conspiracy. If the logo is not...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 28 Feb 2011 10:32 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 8,727
    08 Mar 2011 03:32 PM Go to last post

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