Monthly Archives: June 2007

Singing salesman makes Cowell’s jaw drop (UK Idol)

Singing salesman makes Cowell’s jaw drop (UK Idol)

A MOBILE phone salesman from Wales has stunned the judges of a British talent show with his rendition of an opera classic. Paul Potts, 36, sang Nessun Dorma – made famous by Luciano Pavarotti – for the judges on Britain’s Got Talent TV show, who are searching for an act to perform in front of(…)

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Louisiana town bans overly saggy pants

Louisiana town bans overly saggy pants

“If you walk up and your pants drop, you get a fine,” he added. “They’re better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress.” Link to article

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Weapon dates bowhead in whale to 1800s

Weapon dates bowhead in whale to 1800s

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) — A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt — more than a century ago. Link to CNN article

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“Papa says it won’t hurt us”

“Papa says it won’t hurt us”

Note: According to this wikipedia entry on Iver Johnson, President William McKinley and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were killed by Iver Johnson revolvers. This vintage ad ran in Harper’s Weekly (1904). Found at LiveJournal.

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Bad dog. Sniff the drugs not the female passengers

Two "ace" sniffer dogs who have performed sterling service combating drug trafficking in Thailand's Chiang Rai airport have been given their marching orders for urinating on luggage and "sexually harassing" female passengers, the Bangkok Post reports. Mok and Lai had apparently been "plucked from obscurity" as part of a cunning King Bhumibol Adulyadej plan to(…)

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I screama, you screama…

I screama, you screama…

ROME (Reuters) – A group of Italian senators want ice cream in their cafeteria to “improve the quality of life” in the Senate, astonishing observers as Italy’s political class faces a growing backlash over its handsome pay and perks. Link to article

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Scientists invent talking paper

Scientists invent talking paper

Digital paper that can speak to you has been created by scientists. Researchers from Mid Sweden University have constructed an interactive paper billboard that emits recorded sound in response to a user’s touch. The prototype display uses conductive inks, which are sensitive to pressure, and printed speakers. Link to BBC article

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New London 2012 Olympic Logo?

New London 2012 Olympic Logo?

Wow, that's terrifically awful. Enough to make me hurl my beans 'n toast. Fortunately many English are petitioning for a re-design. BBC readers have already begun suggesting alternatives

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Puppies and Flowers : Pink Dolphins

Puppies and Flowers : Pink Dolphins

The Pink Dolphin lives in the Amazon Rainforest. It is usually found in the tributaries and main rivers of the Orinoco River systems in South America. Link to article

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Polish man emerges from coma after 19 years

“Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin.” Link to article

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