Statistics And Other Lies

Funniest Amazon.Com Review EVER!

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-04-17 07:34.

The Bush Boom

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Why Beautiful Women Marry Ugly Men

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-16 17:50.

Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.

The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband.

The Best Of Business Dumb-o-Rama

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-16 11:02.
We’ve all made mistakes … but probably not big mistakes like making snot beer, saying no to The Beatles, or turning down the patent for the telephone. In fact, here are some of the biggest business blunders in history:

Turning Down The Beatles

SHOULD WE SIGN THEM UP?

Olympics Drive Demand For Bodyguards In China

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 18:57.

CHENGDU, CHINA -- On the outskirts of this western city, in a field of bright yellow flowers, Wang Xi stood on a wrestling mat and eyed her opponent, a brawny man with short-cropped hair fresh from the army. After a quick bow, she lunged at his legs, flipped him over and, within seconds, pinned him to the ground.

World's Biggest BBQ

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 10:14.

 

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - More than a thousand barbecue fanatics in Uruguay grilled up 12 metric tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef on Sunday, setting a new Guinness world record while promoting the country's succulent top export.

Army personnel set up a grill nearly 1 mile long and firefighters lit six tonnes of charcoal to kick off the gargantuan cookout.

46 per cent of couples disagree about online porn

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 08:29.

Research undertaken at Oxford University suggests that an increasing number of people are spying on their partners online.

One in five couples admitted to reading a partner's emails or text messages, and 13 per cent examined their partner's internet browsing history. More than 2,400 individuals were questioned in the research.

Six per cent of the couples had met online, of which over a third had met at an internet dating site and 19 per cent in a chat room.

What job descriptions really mean

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-04-13 11:38.

“Competitive Salary”
We remain competitive by paying you less than our competition.

“Join our fast-paced company”
We have no time to train you.

“Casual work atmosphere”
We don’t pay enough to expect that you will dress up; a couple of the real daring guys wear earrings.

“Some overtime required”
Some every night and some every weekend.

“Duties will vary”
Anyone in the office can boss you around.

Why Things Cost $19.95

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-09 18:45.

Ever wondered why retailers price goods at $4.99 rather than $5.00? Here is the best scientific explanation I read:

Why Things Cost $19.95, by Wray Herbert, SciAm Mind Matters: ...[M]ost of us are motivated by the desire for a fair deal, and we employ some sophisticated cognitive tools to weigh offers, fashion responses, and so forth—all the to-and-fro in getting to an agreement.

Bank safety box termites eat up trader's life savings

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-04-08 11:02.
Dwarika Prasad (Pic: Prashant Ravi)
Mr Prasad had saved up for his old age (Pictures: Prashant Ravi)

A trader in the Indian state of Bihar has lost his life savings after ter

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