In the run-up to Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's announcements today, Captain Plastic (aka Shepard Smith) from FOX News asserted repeatedly that the sun orbits the earth. "You see, the sun orbits the earth every 24 hours, because of that there are 60 seconds in a minute. I'm not sure how often whatever star orbits Planet Blago does so, but it's obviously at a different rate."
Dude was commenting on Blago's tardiness for his latest (self-scheduled) media prank and I was willing to let him off t...
So you hijack a supertanker (Sirius Star) 450 miles offshore east Africa in a motorboat and actually succeed. It seems the problem quickly becomes: what the hell do you do with the thing? You probably don't have a place to put 2 million bbl of crude. Or dock a ship more than 1,000 ft long. But you have to monetize your actions somehow, or it turns into just an oversized prank.
You start off by demanding $25 million for the ship, cargo, and crew. Weeks turn into months, and your demand...
Imagine sitting on your hill in pre-biblical China, head full of dank.
The sun's gone down so you can't really space out on much anymore. You still have to wait a few thousand years for someone to invent the TV (lord knows your high-on ass is never gonna get around to it). And all the little noises coming out of nowhere are starting to freak you out.
The centuries pass. Herbal medication takes on a traditional role, passed down from generation to generation. Somewhere along the way someon...
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Harvard physicist speculates that forces from the future may have stopped the world’s biggest scientific experiment
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A physicist at the world’s biggest scientific experiment – the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva – is speculating that the failure of the collider soon after it was switched on in September was c...
We could drill everywhere in the U.S. and not meet our energy needs or reduce prices. The U.S. contains only 3 or 4 percent of the world's proven oil and gas reserves. As the U.S. Department of Interior has indicated, at the most, only 4 billion barrels of oil reserves lie off the entire Atlantic coast - about a 200-day supply based on current U.S. consumption of 20 million barrels a day.
We do not need to open new areas for drilling. Four times more natural gas is available in areas a...
Wherein our writer stumbles upon a stash of Hard Case Crime books.
Let’s get this out of the way. I’m as guilty as anyone else, but is it any wonder the rest of the world hates us?
That was my “medium” drink at lunch.
How in the bloody blue hell did a 32 ounce soft drink become medium? When I was a kid it took a special trip to 7-11 to get a Big Gulp if you wanted a beverage that size.
Seriously. Is anyone that naturally thirsty?
In our rush to convenience have we completely lost our common sense? That much soda at one sitting can&rs...
The origin of the site revealed.