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Japanese invent car that runs on water

This sounds too good to be true, but Reuters is reporting: Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water. Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a liter (2.1(…)

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Positive cancer victim beats the odds — literally

Positive cancer victim beats the odds — literally

One Briton was so determined to beat his terminal cancer prognosis, he put money on it – and collected £5000. Jon Matthews, 58, had the bet of his lifetime – literally – when he asked bookmakers William Hill to take the wager. After being diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2006 he beat doctors' predictions(…)

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Over the last few weeks I've been running into articles on this topic including an excellent documentary by Channel 4. Link to documentary 'Guys and Dolls'. This phenomenom is not to restricted to Japan, if you've watched the video above you'll see Americans and an Englishman. c-r-e-e-p-y  From Reuters article:  Real love is hard to(…)

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Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman in a 1981 photo. Bergman died on Monday at the age of 89, local news agency TT reported, citing his daughter Eva Bergman. (REUTERS/Jacob Forsell/File) From article: When the news broke that Ingmar Bergman had died on the lonely and windswept island of Faro, off the coast of Sweden, it seemed like an(…)

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Pole Dancers on NYC Subway in an effort to win $10,000

Pole Dancers on NYC Subway in an effort to win $10,000

From Daily News: The N train may need to be changed to the NC-17 and the L could be dubbed the lap dance express. That's because commuters on the lines got their two bucks worth – and then some – when four leggy New Yorkers set out to turn the subway cars into strip-club Champagne lounges. On(…)

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Gregor Graf — City scenes minus the commercial trimmings

Gregor Graf — City scenes minus the commercial trimmings

From the Austrian Cultural Forum: Gregor Graf’s exploration of urban architecture involves taking medium format images of mundane urban settings and painstakingly removing all text and symbolic references from the image, producing an anonymous and generic metropolis, yet evoking a sense of familiarity. In 2006 Graf was commissioned by the Visual Arts Platform to produce(…)

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40 acre cornfield maze makes Guinness World Record

40 acre cornfield maze makes Guinness World Record

The elaborate corn maze in Dixon, 40 acres in size, has been certified as the largest in the world by Guinness World Records. It's easy to get lost in the tall stalks that make up the maze. Link with more pictures

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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BREAKING news from CNN — “Experts: Malicious program targets Macs”

BREAKING news from CNN — “Experts: Malicious program targets Macs”

CNN are reporting, having exhausted coverage of anything else newsworthy in the world today, that: Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to the viruses and other harmful programs that plague PCs. But that may be changing somewhat, according to computer security researchers. It seems that as sleek Mac computers become more popular, they're also(…)

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JEFFREY LEE is not interested in the soaring price of uranium, which could make him one of the world’s richest men.

JEFFREY LEE is not interested in the soaring price of uranium, which could make him one of the world’s richest men.

This guy is a hero:  "This is my country. Look, it's beautiful and I fear somebody will disturb it," he says, waving his arm across a view of rocky land surrounded by Kakadu National Park, where the French energy giant Areva wants to extract 14,000 tonnes of uranium worth more than $5 billion. Mr Lee,(…)

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18258 Anagrams for ‘Quantum of Solace’ — Some sound like better titles…

Macaques Fun Tool Macaque Fool NutsFactual Mosque NoCanal Mosque TofuAqua Clef MoutonsComa Equals FutonMacs Loaf Unquote Cams Unequal FootA Calfs Tuque MoonA Qualm Scone TofuA Squat Column Foe Link  via

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What’s up with the pizza and porn collaborations recently?

What’s up with the pizza and porn collaborations recently?

Pizza and porn delivery: Winnipeg pizza place serves up side of porn It's only about a week old, but a new pizza place in Winnipeg has already aroused attention — not for its pizza pie, but for the racy extra that comes with it. Patrons must be 18 years and older to order from Porno(…)

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

From National Geographic: Despite Mutations, Chernobyl Wildlife Is ThrivingTwenty years ago today, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. The blast covered vast areas of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia (see map) with dangerous radioactive material. The effects of the Chernobyl catastrophe are still being felt today—whole towns lie abandoned, and cancer rates(…)

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8ft tall Lego man washed up on Dutch beach

8ft tall Lego man washed up on Dutch beach

From  ABC: A giant, smiling Lego man has been fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort. Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre tall model, which had a yellow head and blue torso. "We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the(…)

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A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

From Spiegel article:  The stripper was Tom Luszeit, a 34-year-old who — for his day job — dresses up in various period military outfits to pose with souvenir-seeking tourists. The widow was Alexandra Hildebrandt, 48, who has run the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie since her husband passed away in 2004. She has taken issue(…)

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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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