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9 Sites That Help With Everyday Budgeting

Most consumers could use a little financial handholding these days. Nearly half of the workers recently surveyed by CareerBuilder.com said they live paycheck to paycheck. Even those who do have cash left after paying the bills are struggling — 52% reported they have less than $100 per month to put into savings. One silver lining(…)

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Sea Lion Irish Dance Contest — Lookout Riverdance

Sea Lion Irish Dance Contest — Lookout Riverdance

Really funny clip of a sea lion tapping the boards. Link to YouTube 

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The Greek Riots in Photographs

The Greek Riots in Photographs

On the night of Saturday, December 6th, two Special Guards of the Greek police clashed with a small group of young men. The exact details of what took place are still unclear, but it is known that one of the Guards fired three shots, and one of those bullets caused the death of 15-year-old Alexander(…)

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Grand Central Station Stunt — 200+ people ‘freeze’ for 5 minutes

Grand Central Station Stunt — 200+ people ‘freeze’ for 5 minutes

Link to YouTube clip This is one of over 70 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past six years in New York City. Others include the No Pants Subway Ride, the Best Buy uniform prank, and the famous U2 Rooftop Hoax, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos(…)

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“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

Arrests as Burma marks uprising At least 20 people have been arrested in the Burmese town of Taunggok after staging a silent protest on the 20th anniversary of a major uprising. They were detained after marching while wearing T-shirts which referred to the date of the uprising – "8/8/88". Activists outside Burma are marking the(…)

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Even more good news about alcohol consumption

The male participants who reported moderate drinking were 1.27 times more likely to report above-average health, compared with those who were lifetime abstainers and former light drinkers. The moderate drinking women were more than twice as likely as abstainers to report above-average health. Previous good news reported here Link to article

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The industrial design of Gaetano Pesce

The industrial design of Gaetano Pesce

Link to FLickrSet  Wiki entry on Gaetano

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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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Teacher Fired for Buttocks Art Sues

Teacher Fired for Buttocks Art Sues

Clip: A high school art teacher fired after officials learned he moonlighted by creating paintings using his bare buttocks and other body parts sued his former employers on Thursday. Stephen Murmer was fired in January after Chesterfield County Public Schools officials saw a YouTube video of Murmer wearing a swim thong and a Groucho Marx(…)

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French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

Contains supposedly useful phrases, however "Who's your father referee?" (scroll down to #44) and "Scottish kiss" seem to be missing. From book: – 'Le coup d’envoi est à 15 heures' The kick-off is at 3pm – 'Où en est le match?' What’s the score? – 'On prend une bière?' How about a beer? – 'C’est(…)

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David Byrne’s Bike Rack Project

David Byrne’s Bike Rack Project

    David Byrne and the New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with New York art gallery PaceWildenstein, have unveiled nine unique bicycle racks designed by DB and installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. An avid bicyclist for almost 30 years, Byrne was invited to join the panel of jurors selected(…)

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Stainless Steel Spiders made from Stolen Scissors

Stainless Steel Spiders made from Stolen Scissors

Christopher Locke buys up confiscated scissors from TSA auctions and makes these really cool spider sculptures from them. Follow link to see more pictures and a how-to of the process.

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Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

Kevin Mitnick From marvequin:  1. Kevin Mitnick. Mitnick is perhaps synonymous with Hacker. The Department of Justice still refers to him as "the most wanted computer criminal in United States history." His accomplishments were memorialized into two Hollywood movies: Takedown and Freedom Downtime. Mitnick got his start by exploiting the Los Angeles bus punch card(…)

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BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

Burritoeater.com aims to be the Web’s most complete source of information on San Francisco taquerias – where they’re located, what they look like, if they’re open late, whether they serve breakfast, what the SF Department of Public Health says about them, which ones double as cell phone retailers, etc. etc. And while we realize that(…)

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3D Painted Rooms — These rooms are painted so that, when looked at from the right vantage point, optical illusions are created

3D Painted Rooms — These rooms are painted so that, when looked at from the right vantage point, optical illusions are created

Link to more examples 

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Art of the Title — Dozens of HD film title sequences

Art of the Title — Dozens of HD film title sequences

Shown here Sweeney Todd –scroll down a little after the jump or this link takes you directly to the clip. Some more samples: Aeon Flux Barbarella Casino Royale Edward Scissorhands The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Thanks Chris C.

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Snow: Iraq Withdrawal Would Bring Terrorists ‘To A Shopping Mall Near You’

Snow: Iraq Withdrawal Would Bring Terrorists ‘To A Shopping Mall Near You’

photo/art: Buddy Stone Snow attacked proposals to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, claiming: To walk out of Iraq right now would plant a seed that ultimately would lead to destabilization there, hundreds of thousands of deaths, loss of our influence in the region, would create instability throughout the Middle East throughout East Asia, throughout Europe.(…)

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Scientists claim to break light-speed barrier

Scientists claim to break light-speed barrier

photo: htmlnerd From ZDNet article: German scientists claim to have broken the light-speed barrier, which could blow away the known limitations of modern networking, but the technology is unlikely to make it into a product–if at all–until most administrators working today have retired. Exceeding the speed of light, approximately 300,000km per second, is supposed to(…)

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Breast enlargement becomes most common graduation gift in Italy

Breast enlargement becomes most common graduation gift in Italy

Breast enlargement is now the most common graduation gift for girls who pass their secondary school exams in Italy. Boob jobs have knocked cars and summer holidays back into second and third places respectively. Angelica Pesce, 18, from Rome, said she and many of her pals would be going under the knife in a few(…)

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Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV

Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV

You're being watched: Despite being observed by CCTV cameras, elusive grafitti artist Baksy managed to create his latest – and biggest – work to date under the cover of darkness Source 

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