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10 July 2008 @ 03:27 am
 
Senate caves, telecoms saved. At this point, seriously, is anyone even surprised?

DNA testing has cleared the family of JonBenet Ramsey of her murder.

GOP study finds companies that built formaldehyde-laced trailers used for Katrina victims shouldn't be held responsible, since nobody told them how much poison they could use in the first place.

Why the iPhone costs over US $1,000 in Belgium.


French building grows tentacles.


The Daily Rotten links to a news story with LSD, meth, sado-masochism, murder, bullets in the mail and genital clothes pegs.

Google comes out with its own virtual world named Lively, its answer to Second Life. Windows Vista/XP with Internet Explorer or Firefox only.

9 things you didn't know about The Statue of Liberty.

SouthWest Airlines' seven secrets of success. Amazing read.

An abusive Indian father has become the first man in history to commit suicide in a British courtroom. He used 60 sleeping pills crushed into powder, dissolved in a bottle of Coke. He was in court for molesting his daughter and rendering her mentally retarded after holding her mouth and nose shut long enough to cause brain damage.

Pennsylvania truck driver dodges half a million dollars using a stolen E-Z Pass.

Scientists have handed octopuses Rubik's cubes to determine if they favor one tentacle over another, and to keep them stress free. I predict they'll solve it sooner or later, probably sooner :D

Sources: BoingBoing, GeekLikeMe, Fark and The Daily Rotten.
 
 
 
 
 
My lack of responsibility is entirely your fault: You shall know me by the comics I readdisorderata on July 9th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
I'm envious of your capacity for sourcing fucking amazingly quirky things :D
_53_53 on July 10th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Why thank you good madam :)
Kimberlinkimberlin on July 10th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Pennsylvania truck driver dodges half a million dollars using a stolen E-Z Pass.
HOMETOWN PRIDE!!!
_zwielicht on July 10th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
O yesh, love the tentacle building.
Jullienne: whitebabytreesonaoitenshi on July 10th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
I wanna live in that tentacled building!
jixel: seahorsejixel on July 10th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
awesome..
so many comments, so little time.. loved the 9 facts, i never heard of any of those! amazing! LOVE the tentacle photo - that would have been a good one for the rubik's cube headline haha

loving how the airlines and general motors are finally getting slapped in the face of fuel prices. maybe the airlines will learn from southwest that treating customers like humans is good business. and maybe GM will realize not everyone wants/haz a shotgun rack..
_53_53 on July 10th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re: awesome..
and maybe GM will realize not everyone wants/haz a shotgun rack..

Ah, your naiivety is so cute.
Aparna: Smileinspirethoughts on July 10th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
LOL...very funny news!