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12211.jpgTwo 6-year-olds and 3-year-old burglarize home, taking among other things a board game and a jar of vegetables, according to police.

Hospital sent man home with bone stuck in throat.

Man seeking sexual stimulation acted severely autistic and wore diapers to con baby sitters into caring for him.

Polish policeman fines himself for walking on railway to meet daily quota.

Nashville billboards claim Jesus will return May 21, 2011.

Nurse guilty of raping another woman in Brisbane hotel toilets.

Conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista may see through each other’s eyes and even share unspoken thoughts.

Londoner used a petrol bomb to destroy a pub, then turned around and ran face-first into a lamppost. Here’s security camera footage of the violent criminal looking like a total dum-dum.

Digital video recorders do not change shopping behavior.

Woman shocked to find squirrel in toilet.

The attempt by a group of patriotic Chinese scholars to create a Chinese alternative to the Nobel Prize appears to have backfired disastrously.

A lawsuit’s been filed by lawyers at the Texas Civil Rights Project because, allegedly, for the last seven years, the state’s Department of State Health Services has “deceptively and unlawfully sold, traded, bartered, and distributed blood samples” taken from babies.

A Florida judge has agreed with a defense request to have Ditullio’s tattoos covered up by a makeup artist so that they cannot influence the jury in his murder trial.

Interview with John Pistole, head of the TSA.

The global nuclear industry is willing to take big risks to get a piece of China’s nuclear budget. The danger is that in landing those fat contracts — and sharing technology with Chinese partners — the industry will help build a formidable rival.

Africa has more Serial-Killers than U.S. and Europe.

After World War II, American counterintelligence recruited former Gestapo officers, SS veterans and Nazi collaborators to an even greater extent than had been previously disclosed and helped many of them avoid prosecution.

A newly discovered microbe dubbed Halomonas titanicae is chewing its way through the wreck of the famous ship and leaving little behind except a fine dust, researchers report.

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Asking children and teenagers to promise to tell the truth actually works.

Children who don’t like fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to be constipated.

People who are particularly open to new experiences are most likely to have chills in response to music.

The Era of Error-Tolerant Computing. Errors will abound in future processors…and that’s okay.

Smoking marijuana can suppress the body’s immune system, which explains why pot-smokers are more susceptible than non-smokers to certain cancers and infections, according to a new study.

A map of the emotions, according to Spinoza, showing the dependency of all the emotions on Desire, Pleasure and Pain. Related: Metaphors, models & theories

Evolution of Colour Terms.

Synesthesia and Artistic Experimentation [PDF]

Rich Women Prefer Attractive Older Men.

Fish Have Feelings (And They Can Be Seen In Their DNA).

Why do flamingoes like to stand on one leg? [via TYWKIWDBI]

Bees deprived of a good night’s sleep make shoddy dancers and poor communicators.

Some frogs have been found to be able to pee out foreign objects that get stuck in their skin by absorbing the objects in their bladders.

Originally mistaken for dinosaur fossils, whale bones uncovered in recent years have told us much about the behemoth sea creatures.

Saturn’s rings explained.

Cosmic accidents: 10 lucky breaks for humanity.

How to create temperatures below absolute zero.

Concentric circles in WMAP data may provide evidence of violent pre-Big-Bang activity.

From the Nazis to the US presidential campaign of 2008, choosing which font to use has been anything but simple – and always political.

This paper assesses the benefits and detriments regarding the “personal and social consequences” of email, especially when it serves as a tool for conducting interviews for academic purposes.

33.gifFacebook is a few steps away from trademarking the word ‘face,’ online documents reveal.

It appears that non-Facebook members can also be traced via the Like button.

Branding in the Digital Age: You’re Spending Your Money in All the Wrong Places.

In July 2009, Pepsi started marketing itself as Pecsi in Argentina in response to its name being mispronounced by 25% of the population and as a way to connect more with all of the population.

Don’t worry – almost no one knows it’s called an octothorpe. In the UK it’s generally known as “hash”. In America they call it a pound sign. Elsewhere it’s called a number sign.

Why People Pay for Bizarre Experiences. “Contrary to what people predict, it’s not young and impulsive people who want to pay so much for these crazy experiences. It’s actually people who plan and are obsessed with being productive,” says Anat Keinan, who now teaches marketing at Harvard Business School.

Confessions of a College Pimp.

Memoirs of an Anonymous Phone Sex Worker.

How infidelity has become accepted and even expected in Russia.

How one mother, with a series of female lovers, two rabbinic sperm donors, two adoptions and one gay parenting partner, raises five exceptional kids.

How did chemists become the greatest force in fragrance? Few perfumes are crafted by hand in a dusty atelier. Instead, they come to life in the lab.

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Gay Bashing at the Smithsonian.

Warhol Foundation Threatens to End Financing of Smithsonian Exhibitions.

Jeffrey Deitch - a longtime champion of street art - late last week ordered a wall mural it had commissioned by Blu, an Italian graffiti artist, to be whitewashed because it found the artwork inappropriate.

The Murder that Changed the Movies. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, shot in four weeks for $800,000, released 50 years ago.

George Lucas Stole Chewbacca, But It’s Okay.

Five Boys: The Story of a Picture.

Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?

How To Present Yourself In Court To Be Optimally Likable and Persuasive.

How to identify a shark on a biting rampage.

If a bear charges you, what exactly are you supposed to do?

How to hire a programmer when you’re not a programmer

A Brief History—and Future—of the Shopping Cart.

Interview with gastroenterologist Michael D. Levitt, the world’s leading authority on flatulence.

Attention-grabbing ambient advertising via New Zealand.

u gave away an iphone for a treo??? ewww man… wtf?

This is the uniform for crap party promoters all over Europe.

Lawyer Commercial. [via copyranter]