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    Top prof stumped by opposite sex


    Reuters January 6, 2012 3:52 AM

    The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world's best known scientists is women.

    When New Scientist magazine asked Brief History of Time author Stephen Hawking what he thinks about most, the Cambridge University professor renowned for unravelling some of the most complex questions in modern physics answered: "Women. They are a complete mystery."

    The wheelchair-bound Hawking, who only recently retired from a post once held by Isaac Newton, talked to the magazine in the run-up to celebrations for his 70th birthday about his biggest scientific blunder and his hopes for modern science.

    Hawking is due to celebrate his 70th birthday on Sunday with a public symposium entitled "The State of the Universe" at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.

    Hawking heads a list of speakers including British Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Saul Perlmutter and Kip Thorne, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.


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    Apple shower halts highway traffic

    Postmedia News January 6, 2012 3:54 AM

    Drivers in Coventry, England were forced to a screeching halt earlier this month when a shower of apples descended on a roadway in the city's Keresley area. The fruit shower let loose around 7 p.m. local time, with apples smashing into windshields and car hoods. The apples ranged in description from "small and green" to large cooking apples and landed along a 20-metre stretch of road.

    Explanations for the phenomenon include an airplane that inadvertently dropped a load of fruit or strong winds that may have sucked the apples from a nearby farm. A survey of local orchards, however, uncovered no reports of missing apples. Keresley parish councillor Sandra Camwell told News Today that the section of roadway has a rich tradition of bizarre phenomena, including a person-al incident in which the road-way briefly descended into darkness. "We're in an area with a spook history, where there have been witches for centuries, after all," she notes. "Strange things do happen in this part of the world."

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    Zopittybop-bop-bop arrested near Wisconsin Capitol

    Reuters January 9, 2012

    Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop is shown in this undated booking photo released by the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Madison, Wisconsin January 9, 2012. Zopittybop-bop-bop, formerly Jeffrey Drew Wilschke was expected to be charged on Monday with possession of marijuana and a knife, as well as a probation violation following the Wisconsin's man's arrest in a park near the state Capitol, police said. He'd better watch out or he'll make a bad name for himself. Or maybe he already has.

    Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 30, was expected to be charged on Monday with possession of marijuana and a knife, as well as a probation violation following the Wisconsin's man's arrest in a park near the state Capitol, police said.

    Zopittybop-bop-bop -- formerly Jeffrey Drew Wilschke before a state court approved his name change request in November -- was arrested on Thursday afternoon in a park less than a mile from the Capitol in Madison after police received complaints from neighbors.

    Zopittybop-bop-bop told officers he would "get even with them" when he was being taken to jail, according to a police report. They recovered marijuana, a knife and drug paraphernalia after his arrest.

    He was already on probation for a prior weapons possession conviction. Police had arrested him in April near another Madison park and recovered a loaded handgun and two knives from a backpack he was carrying, according to court records.

    (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by David Bailey and Peter Bohan)

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    Weird But True...... 3204 posts and almost 9 years later July 30, 2003 to today January 31, 2012
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    January 31, 2012 -- A new survey shows 15 percent of American adults ó presumably men ó would miss their childís birth for the Super Bowl. The poll also revealed 21 percent would duck an important work assignment for the game; 20 percent would blow off the wedding of a good friend; and 19 percent would go AWOL for the funeral of a loved one thoughtless enough to die before the game.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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    What's weird is finding this thread on Page 2!!!

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    The old people are like kids and they donít know what to do. It was a big thing that she got out safely.

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    WTH???

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    The old people are like kids and they donít know what to do. It was a big thing that she got out safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    WTH???
    I don't know, bingo game at an alligator farm maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    Weird But True...... 3204 posts and almost 9 years later July 30, 2003 to today January 31, 2012
    I know I sorta hi-jacked this thread and kinda took it over, but WHO STARTED it in the first place????

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    Who is this NUTBAR?

    The ignorance of Rick Santorum


    By Wesley Pruden
    There’s a tiny priest living in Rick Santorum’s trim, toned body, struggling to get out. The rogue priest escaped Sunday and said foolish things.

    The candidate most admired for plain speech made it plain and clear that he doesn’t believe in the wall between church and state and doesn’t think much of John F. Kennedy for saying he did.

    “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute,” he told ABC News. “The idea that church can have no influence or involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.”

    JFK would throw up if he heard Mr. Santorum’s garbled understanding of what he told the preachers in Houston.

    This should cook his goose with conservatives (and everybody else), Catholic and Protestant alike, but it probably won’t. Many voters are as ignorant as Rick Santorum about the plain meaning of the First Amendment. Mr. Santorum, no doubt listening to his inner rogue, says the First Amendment’s guarantee of “the free exercise of religion means bringing everybody, people of faith and no faith, into the public square.”

    Indeed it does, and the pope, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, all the Methodist and Episcopal bishops, rabbis Orthodox and otherwise and peaceful imams everywhere have the right to be heard. But none of them has the right, as arbiters of their faith, to compel the president of the United States to make public policy conform to religious doctrine. This is what makes America the exceptional nation. This is what Mr. Santorum appears to not understand.

    John F. Kennedy, addressing the concern of the Protestant ministers of Houston in 1963, set the standard for how Catholic candidates for president (and other public office) should answer questions about how his faith would guide his secular presidency.

    “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute,” JFK said, “where no Catholic prelate would tell the president, should he be Catholic, how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote, where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.”

    No one has said it better since, but Mr. Santorum says he read the speech and it “makes me want to throw up”. Heaven probably doesn’t have wi-fi connections, and a good thing, because JFK would throw up if he heard Mr. Santorum’s garbled understanding of what he told the preachers in Houston half a century ago.

    “Go and read the speech,” Mr. Santorum said. “[He says] ‘I will have nothing to do with faith. I won’t consult with people of faith.’” But JFK said nothing remotely like that. He expected, of course, to consult his conscience, as all presidents are expected to do, and in his case it would be a conscience informed by faith and the teachings of the Gospel. But he promised to listen to no prelate, however well-intentioned, telling him how he must make public policy. This distinction is so simple that even a cave man would understand it.

    The doctrine of separation of church and state is taking a beating this season. In a campaign video, President Obama urges black voters to pressure their churches to support his re-election by getting his messages out via “the faith community.” Voters, he says, should commission themselves “congregation captains.” This is part of the launch of “African Americans for Obama,” a blatant appeal to put race to work in his behalf. “Honkies for Romney” and “Blue-eyed Devils for Santorum” may be next.

    Charles Blow, in a columnist’s tweet for the New York Times, tried to do a job on Mitt Romney’s religion, mocking the Mormon custom of wearing a “temple garment” under regular clothing as a reminder of faith, and telling “Muddle Mouth” Romney to “stick that in your underwear.” He apologized (though not as abjectly as his man routinely apologizes to angry Muslims).

    The temptation of any presidential candidate is to do whatever works in a primary, figuring to tone down red-hot rhetoric later. Mr. Santorum may be unique. His appeal is based on saying whatever pops into his head, as long as he pleases his inner priest. If that upsets the congregation, tough. But it’s difficult, for Catholics, Protestants and others alike, to envision a rogue priest presiding over the White House.

    Wesley Pruden is editor emeritus of The Washington Times.

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    I'm going to momentarily break my 'no politics' rule here...

    Don't get me started on this a-hole! He apparently doesn't believe in the 1st Amendment. He also seems to prefer the 'barefoot and pregnant' policy for women.


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    I heard this on the radio this morning:

    The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the joy of oddly titled books
    Joseph Brean Feb 26, 2012 – 9:32 PM ET | Last Updated: Feb 26, 2012 9:39 PM ET

    The Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, which began in the 1970s as a pastime for bored merchants at the Frankfurt Book Fair, has grown into an annual literary event, comparable in stature to the Bad Sex in Fiction Award and similarly coveted as much as it is feared.

    A shortlist Friday shows the competition is fierce as ever.

    The Great Singapore Penis Panic (about koro, a mass hysteria that seems to happen in Asia when people believe their genitalia are retracting into their bodies) is among the early favourites, with strong challenges from a recipe book, Cooking with Poo (which means crab in Thai and is the author’s nickname) and an art text, The Mushroom in Christian Art.

    “Never has the debate raged so fiercely as to which books should be put forward for the shortlist,” said Horace Bent, the custodian of the prize. “Which is why this year we have selected seven shortlistees, rather than the traditional six. And what a shortlist we have.”

    Run by Bookseller magazine, and initially decided in-house by Mr. Bent and a jury of his choosing, the prize is now voted for online by publishers and booksellers.

    Initially a bit of a joke, it has become so popular they have had to fend off what Mr. Bent has described as “self-consciously titled entries,” many of which seemed to imitate the 2003 winner, The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories.

    While often funny, these deliberately odd titles run counter to the goal of the prize, which is to honour the earnestly clueless authors and publishers who would publish such titles as Butterworth’s Corporate Manslaughter Service (a legal text), 227 Secrets Your Snake Wants You to Know and Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality.

    The prize, which includes a magnum of Champagne for the person who nominated the winner, is a celebration of “unwitting oddity,” as Mr. Bent describes it, although even oddity has persistent themes, as the current shortlist reveals.

    Mr. Andoh’s Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge, for example, is one in a long line of memoirs by people with strange and funny-sounding, but nonetheless real jobs. Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter, for example, won in 2010.

    Two current nominees, Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World and A Taxonomy of Office Chairs are among dozens of arcane field guides to make the list, including The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich and Versailles: The View From Sweden.

    Manuals are also popular. Previous nods have gone to Knitting With Dog Hair, Living With Crazy Buttocks, Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself, Reusing Old Graves, How To Avoid Huge Ships, Italian Without Words, Sexual Health at your Fingertips and The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition.

    Few, however, can compare to the sheer improbability of the 2005 winner, which is still in print: People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders — and What to Do About It.

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    The book is a real title:

    {Amazon.com}
    Product Description
    Forty-three years ago, a strange series of events unfolded on the island of Singapore. Hundreds of men rushed to the hospitals of the island with the terrifying belief that their penises were shrinking. Each feared that if his penis shrank away completely, he would die. Some came with lucky red strings tightly wrapped around their penises to prevent the lethal disappearance. Others had clamps holding their wayward organs in place. Most often it was a firm grasp of a hand, their own or a frightened family memberís, that prevented the shrinking penis from slipping away and taking their life with it. Oddly enough, about a dozen women also fell victim to the panic. This was the Great Singapore Penis Panic, or what doctors refer to as an epidemic of the psychiatric condition called Koro. The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria explains the basis of koro in Chinese medicine, and how and why something so peculiar as the Singapore Koro epidemic could have happened when it did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    The book is a real title:

    {Amazon.com}
    Product Description
    Forty-three years ago, a strange series of events unfolded on the island of Singapore. Hundreds of men rushed to the hospitals of the island with the terrifying belief that their penises were shrinking. Each feared that if his penis shrank away completely, he would die. Some came with lucky red strings tightly wrapped around their penises to prevent the lethal disappearance. Others had clamps holding their wayward organs in place. Most often it was a firm grasp of a hand, their own or a frightened family member’s, that prevented the shrinking penis from slipping away and taking their life with it. Oddly enough, about a dozen women also fell victim to the panic. This was the Great Singapore Penis Panic, or what doctors refer to as an epidemic of the psychiatric condition called Koro. The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria explains the basis of koro in Chinese medicine, and how and why something so peculiar as the Singapore Koro epidemic could have happened when it did.

    Crap Man. You failed to mention the important part. DID ANYONE LOSE THEIR JUNK ???

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    Got to meet the redneck version of Martha Stewart today. This fashion forward interior designer decided having his oxygen hose running all over the couch was unacceptable so.... YES SIR, Mr BillyJoeBob plumbed his couch up for oxygen. One of the splices started to leak which when he dropped his cigarette on the couch created the INSTI FLAMING MASS.

    You gotta love'em, they are why we exist.

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    On the radio:

    Canadas Smartest Person contest question:

    "According to retail sales March is the biggest sale month of this:"

    {will post answer once it comes through}

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    On the radio:

    Canadas Smartest Person contest question:

    "According to retail sales March is the biggest sale month of this:"

    {will post answer once it comes through}
    Is the answer St Paddy's Day? Nope

    Is the answer Easter? Nope

    Is the answer bikinis/bathing suits? Nope

    Is the answer Home Pregnancy Tests? DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNAAAAA!!!!

    Yep you heard it here first folks..... apparently has something to do with Valentine's Day in February. Imagine that eh? hahahahaaa

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    Dinosaur flatulence may have caused Mesozoic global warming

    Reuters May 7, 2012

    WASHINGTON ó In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era.

    Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday.

    And just like big cows, their plant digestion was aided by methane-producing microbes.

    "A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate," researcher Dave Wilkinson of Liverpool John Moores University said in a statement.

    "Indeed, our calculations suggest that these dinosaurs could have produced more methane than all modern sources - both natural and man-made - put together," Wilkinson said.

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with as much as 25 times the climate-warming potential as carbon dioxide.

    This gas is enough of a factor in modern global warming that scientists have worked to figure out how much methane is emitted by cows, sheep and other plant-eating animals.

    The inquiry raised questions about whether the same thing could have happened in the distant past.

    Wilkinson and co-author Graeme Ruxton of the University of St. Andrews worked with methane expert Euan Nisbet at the University of London to make an educated guess about the degree to which gaseous emissions from sauropods could have warmed the atmosphere.

    Calculating methane emissions from modern animals depends only on the total mass of the animals in question. A mid-sized sauropod probably weighed about 20,000 kilograms, and there were a few dozen of them per square mile, the researchers found.

    They reckoned that global methane emissions from sauropods were about 520 million tons per year, comparable to all modern methane emissions. Unlike emissions of carbon dioxide, which come from natural sources but also from the burning of fossil fuels, methane emissions have decreased substantially since the start of the Industrial Revolution some 150 years ago.

    Before the fossil-fuel intensive Industrial Revolution took off, methane emissions were roughly 200 million tons annually; modern ruminants, including cows, goats, giraffes and other animals, emit between 50 million and 100 million tons of methane a year.

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    Well, I guess that just blew the "Big Asteroid Crashing Into The Earth" theory all to &hit now didn't it!
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    Well, well, here's an "in-house" weird but true... Rick hasn't posted a weird but true in over a month!!!

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