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Top 10 Best Conspiracy Theory Type Documentaries

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-01-22 11:28.
1. The Vanished City of the Pharaoh

Awesome BBC Documentary about the Vanished City of the Pharaoh

2. Angels Still Don't Play This HAARP

More Crazscience - Sweden To Study Belching Cows

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-01-22 09:34.
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(AP) A Swedish university has received 3.8 million kronor $590,000) in research funds to measure the greenhouse gases released when cows belch.

About 20 cows will participate in the project run by the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, about 40 miles north of Stockholm, officials said Monday.

Cattle release methane, a greenhouse gas believed to contribute to global warming, when they digest their food. Researchers believe the level of methane released depends on the type of food the eat.

Richard Knerr, The Entrepreneur Who Gave You Hoola Hoop, Frisbee, Hacky Sack And Silly String Dies

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-01-21 10:30.

Richard Knerr, co-founder of the company that introduced America to the Hula Hoop, the Frisbee and other iconic toys, died on Monday, January 14th. The 82-year-old entrepreneur passed away at Methodist Hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the day at his home in Arcadia, Calif. 

Much like Apple, Disney, and Hewlett-Packard, Wham-O started in a garage. As a student at the University of Southern California in 1948, Knerr launched a falcon training business with his childhood friend, Arthur "Spud" Melin.

Is Mutual Fund Industry Just One Huge Scam?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-01-20 13:39.

When stock markets climb, the fees associated with equity ownership are easy to shrug off. But with the stock market ailing in 2008 — the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is down 9.75 percent as of Friday — mutual fund investors are right to wonder and worry about the costs they are paying to own their shares.

Why do we need love?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-01-20 13:05.

The Beatles believed it. Mary J. Blige crooned about it. And Alfred Kinsey (the doyen of all things sex, love and lust), surmised that love is the answer to everything; (only sex brings up a lot more interesting questions).

Not Fair! Bank Robber Wins $1 Million Lottery

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-01-19 11:51.
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BARNSTABLE, Mass. - The luck keeps rolling for a convicted bank robber in Massachusetts who won a $1 million lottery prize.

Although he violated his probation by buying the ticket, a judge says he can keep the money.

A lawyer for Timothy Elliott, 55, called the violation minor, and the Massachusetts lottery commission previously said it saw no basis for withdrawing the prize.

Man Receives Paychecks Five Years After Leaving Job, Pockets $469,000 Before Getting Arrested

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-01-18 11:09.
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$469,000 payroll error at a New Jersey company has earned an Illinois man a date with police. Anthony Armatys of Palatine, Ill., was arrested Wednesday on theft charges after allegedly receiving electronic payroll bank deposits from a New Jersey company he never worked for, authorities said.

Officials at Avaya Inc., a telecommunications provider located in Basking Ridge, discovered checks had been mistakenly direct deposited into his account for nearly five years, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Kids hate clowns, research shows

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-01-17 11:58.

BAD news for Coco and Blinko – British children don't like clowns and even older kids are scared of them.

The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who examined how to improve the decor of children's wards in hospitals.

The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all of the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary.

The Richest American You'Ve Never Heard About

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-01-17 10:44.

LAS VEGAS — Sheldon G. Adelson, the casino mogul, has seen his personal net worth plummet by more than $15 billion in recent months as Wall Street investors have grown more bearish about the casino companies that are pushing aggressively into Asia.

Corruptonomics - How Corruption Works And How To Fight It Effectively

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-01-16 10:03.
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The aid industry faces a dilemma. On the one hand, countries are more likely to grow rich if their citizens are provided with some important basics, such as a legal system that works, or protection from corrupt officials. Such basics might seem the priority for aid money. On the other hand, it is much easier to measure success in simpler projects, such as building roads and laying pipes.


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