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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said. The signing will take place in the Oval Office and follows sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of(…)

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European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

From NYTimes: BRUSSELS — After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke.

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Time lapse video of Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010

Time lapse video of Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010

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Burning Gas Crater in Turkmenistan — Incredible pictures, incredible back-story

Burning Gas Crater in Turkmenistan — Incredible pictures, incredible back-story

In the heart of the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan the Darvaza Gas Crater or The Burning Gates give off a glow that can be seen from miles away during the dark night. The large crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration accident in the 1950’s. It was created when a Soviet drilling rig(…)

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“The Simpsons” — US Postage Stamps

“The Simpsons” — US Postage Stamps

I want to get the set already—just because. From CNN: LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations. On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service revealed five first-class stamps featuring characters from the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" — Homer, Marge,(…)

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Spray your tag on West Bank wall!

Spray your tag on West Bank wall!

For 30 Euros, a group of enterprising Palestinian graffiti artists are offering to tag the West Bank wall with your message. Clip: It could turn out to be the world's longest graffiti space – the massive concrete barrier separating Israel from the Palestinians. Over the Internet, a group of Palestinian graffiti artists is offering to(…)

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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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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

“Can I have more butter in my bucket?” Real fans of Billy will thoroughly enjoy this early documentry: Billy Connolly was, in the 1970s, a sort of Scottish Lenny Bruce, who, with devastating humour, sliced through the hypocrisies he perceived. This 1976 documentary follows the singer-comic during his 1975 Irish tour. Made in a cinema(…)

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Zombie warning for San Francisco May 25th…

Zombie warning for San Francisco May 25th…

Something sinister is coming to San Francisco in May. The conditions for a zombie outbreak will be perfect on May 25th around 6pm. Stay tuned for further dispatches. Link to eatbrains

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Maverick’s surf contest is on for Saturday 01-12-08

Maverick’s surf contest is on for Saturday 01-12-08

HALF MOON BAY – Many of the world's best and bravest surfers are heading toward Half Moon Bay as organizers of the legendary Maverick's Surf Contest have scheduled the big-wave event for Saturday. Surfers were given the word this morning, said brothers and surf partners Tyler and Russell Smith of Santa Cruz. Organizers have been(…)

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Happy Birthday Scrabble.

Happy Birthday Scrabble.

It is 60 years ago tomorrow that Scrabble was registered as a trade mark by Alfred Mosher Butts, an architect from New York state, and his businessman friend James Brunot. Scrabble AD by PES: Link to The Independent's article on the inventor and origins of Scrabble  

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I missed this during the Superbowl, great ad for Late Show, with Letterman, Leno and Winfrey

I missed this during the Superbowl, great ad for Late Show, with Letterman, Leno and Winfrey

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William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

From Gawker: Columnist and presidential speechwriter Bill Safire was one of only three non-disloyal Jews President Nixon could name. Here is the speech he drafted for Nixon to read in case the Apollo 11 Astronauts became stranded on the moon! It is a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had(…)

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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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Top ten funniest jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

1) Tim Vine “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.” 2) David Gibson “I’m currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone.” 3) Emo Philips “I picked up a hitch hiker. You’ve got to when you hit them.” 4) Jack Whitehall “I bought one of those anti-bullying(…)

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Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Real name, Paul Curtis, Moose is the grand-daddy of reverse graffiti. He’s been cleaning the streets of the UK and beyond for around ten years. Using detergent and a wire brush, the tools of many a cleaner, he works with advertisers to create innovative clean messages and slogans that inevitably turn into works of art.(…)

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400 Russian men and women use inflatable sex dolls as flotation devices on river run

400 Russian men and women use inflatable sex dolls as flotation devices on river run

From article: The unusual sporting event was dreamed up by mastermind and organiser Dmitry Bulawinov. He said the idea of floating down the river in the embraces of a rubber woman was conceived as a joke at a party where the men got drunk and the women didn't show up. While considering the possible uses(…)

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