Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
It makes sense, when you think about it. Aesthetically pleasing inanimate objects do attract people and inspire envy, whether it's an iPhone, nice shoes, or a Ferrari.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The billboards feature a picture of Charles Phillips, the president and director of software giant Oracle, and YaVaughnie Wilkins.
They also included the quote "You are my soulmate forever" and signed "cep," an apparent reference to Phillips. Click on the pic for the full story.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A man has been banned from a public park - after he allegedly tried to have sex with a tree. William Shaw, 21, has been ordered by a court not to enter Central Park in Airdrie after claims he attempted to bonk the plant. It is not the first bizarre sex charge to hit the headlines in Scotland.
In 2007 Steven Marshall, 19, admitted simulating sex with the pavement in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. In the same year Robert Stewart, 53, was caught by two cleaners having sex with a bicycle in his hostel room in Ayr.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
"I'm confused, befuddled," said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum. "I don't know what's going on."
The tradition dates back to at least 1949, according to newspaper accounts from the era, Jerome said. Since then, an unidentified person has come every Jan. 19 to leave three roses and a half-bottle of cognac at Poe's grave in a church cemetery in downtown Baltimore.
The event has become a pilgrimage for die-hard Poe fans, some of whom travel hundreds of miles. About three dozen stood huddled in blankets during the overnight cold Tuesday, peering through the churchyard's iron gates hoping to catch a glimpse of the figure known only as the "Poe toaster."
Monday, January 18, 2010
Researchers at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg have discovered that beer contains a powerful molecule that helps protect against breast and prostate cancers.
Found in hops, the substance called xanthohumol blocks the excessive action of testosterone and oestrogen. It also helps to prevent the release of a protein called PSA which encourages the spread of prostate cancer. Click on the pic for the full story.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thousands of injured people waited for care outside badly damaged hospitals, while an unknown number remained trapped inside collapsed buildings. Basic services like water and electricity were out, and Haitian President Rene Preval said his government needs help clearing streets so rescuers can reach some of the hardest-hit areas.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"I was given a gift to hit home runs," he told Bob Costas on MLB Network.
He told Costas that studying pitchers and making his swing shorter led to his increase in home runs and that he could have hit them without PEDs.
"I truly believe so," McGwire said. "I believe I was given this gift. The only reason I took steroids was for health purposes." He took them for health purposes huh, were his balls too big to safely fit in his cup? Click on the pic for the full story.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Doctors investigating a girl who spontaneously bleeds for no reason at all, say it's one of the strangest things they've ever seen. Period.
Twinkle Dwivedi, a 14-year-old who lives in northern India, has been spontaneously bleeding from her eyes, nose, hairline, neck and soles of her feet for the last three years. The bleeding can happen up to 50 times a day and result in the loss of litres of blood. Click on the pic for the full story.
Friday, January 8, 2010
That's about 4.3 million adults over the age of 50 who are smoking marijuana, abusing prescription medication and engaging in other illicit drug activity -- a number that far exceeds that of their parents' generation. I would have never guessed. Click on the pic for the full story.
Lewis, 63, and his wife, Leann, appeared at a closed hearing at the Middlesex Superior Court Wednesday to determine whether they have to submit to the grand jury's subpoena, according to sources close to the case. I think that if he is guilty they should wait till he has a headache and give him some Tylenol, even if it's not poisoned he'll be crapping his pants.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
About 30 people arrived at the Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire on New Year's Eve to welcome in 2010. But the wintry weather conditions meant the residents were snowed in for a further two nights. I could think of worse places to be snowed in at. It looks like this place could be hard to get to when it's nice out let alone snowing. Click on the pic for the full story.
Normally twins are born only minutes apart, but on New Year's Eve a Florida set was born with a decade between them. The Velasco twins were born at Tampa General Hospital during an emergency surgery, Tampa Bay Online reported. Marcello was delivered at 11:59:37 p.m., the last baby born at the hospital in 2009. Brother Stephano was delivered about a minute later at 12:00:02 a.m. on January 1, 2010. He was the first baby born at the hospital this decade. They will probably end up looking like these two, click on the pic for the full story.