Friday, October 30, 2009
"A British holidaymaker has uncovered what is believed to be a lost, ancient temple while snorkelling in the Mediterranean"
Michael said: “When I first swam out, I thought they were just rocks, as most people would, but then I noticed that they were cylindrical and knew that they couldn’t be natural, so I called my dad over.
“I’ve been dragged around a lot of ancient ruins, so if it hadn’t been for that I wouldn’t have looked twice.”
"I just won a radio contest to have backup dancers follow me around for a couple hours this Saturday"
"Sadly there is no cash equivalent. How can I best utilize this weird . . . prize?"
Thursday, October 29, 2009
the incident – which did not involve nuclear materials – was in fact caused by a "large insect" that landed on the driver's back.
This was the second crash of nuclear missile base vehicle in just over a year
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Hereford runner who initially finished fourth in the boys race was cited for wearing black compression shorts underneath his uniform pants that had visible white stitching. That violates Rule 9, Section 6, Article 1b of the National Federation of High Schools rule book, which states: "Items displaying seams stitched on the outside of the garment in a visible contrasting color to the undergarment will be illegal beginning with the 2009-10 school year."
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Matthias Schlitte is a professional arm wrestler.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
"For $25,000, you can watch the New Jersey Nets from courtside -- and have a player stop by your son's birthday party"
For $25,000, the Nets are offering four courtside tickets for 10 games, parking, access to a private lounge at the Izod Center with free food and beverages and something more -- a one-hour appearance by a Nets player of your choice at your home, office, school or party.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the lucky people took just seconds. Why? Because the second page of the newspaper contained the message: "Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper." This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than 2in high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"Diddy accidentally flung a diamond-studded ring into a raucous crowd as he hurled bundles of cash off a stage at a Midtown studio"
The rapper/producer, whose real name is Sean Combs, had security search all 160 audience members after filming wrapped on the BET music-video show “106 & Park” before they were allowed to leave.
The search came up empty.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
That feature was fine as far as it went, but unlike other social networks, The Sims Online allowed users to declare other users un trustworthy too. The face of an untrustworthy user appeared circled in bright red among all the trustworthy faces in a user's hub.
It didn't take long for a group calling itself the Sims Mafia to figure out how to use this mechanic to shake down new users when they arrived in the game. The dialog would go something like this:
"Hi! I see from your hub that you're new to the area. Give me all your Simoleans or my friends and I will make it impossible to rent a house.”
"What are you talking about?"
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Mr. Bon Jovi is being called NBC’s “artist in residence” for the two-month period — and that means he won’t be anywhere else. “Of course you usually try to be out there everywhere, when a new album is coming out,” Mr. Bon Jovi said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “So we have to sacrifice certain shows and relationships. We hope this doesn’t jeopardize any of them. But in a shrinking media environment, you have to kind of reinvent the wheel.”