Daily Archives: 11 January 11, 2008

Las Vegas – May 15, 1905

Vegas through the years – Link

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Electoral Compass USA

Discover you position in the politcal landscape for the USA presidential election of 2008. Answer about 36 questions, and find out which candidate you align with.  My results were very similar to the last one of these I posted, but … Continue reading

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China’s Plastic Bag Ban Will Save 37 Million Barrels of Oil

China has never been considered an environmental role model. Given a population of 1.3 billion, unprecedented carbon emissions and a slew of recent lead-toy scandals, many would say the country stands as a — if not the — prime example … Continue reading

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Double Vision Pictures Hurt My Eyes

Many more here.

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I have no idea why

But I have Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” stuck in my head. This is going to make for a long day. Here’s the Pop-Up Video.

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Elephant as a pet? Not in the UK

The government today ruled out the possibility of allowing elephants to be kept as pets. The announcement came following a petition to 10 Downing Street calling for UK pet shops to be allowed to sell elephants to the public.More than … Continue reading

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Twins, separated at birth and never knowing their biological parents, got married

A pair of twins who were adopted by separate families as babies got married without knowing they were brother and sister, a peer told the House of Lords. A court annulled the UK couple’s union after they discovered their true … Continue reading

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New security rules for driver’s licenses

Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964, will have to get more secure driver’s licenses in the next six years under ambitious post-9/11 security rules to be unveiled Friday by federal officials. The Homeland Security Department has spent years crafting the … Continue reading

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Ride ‘em Froggy

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No big bums: China prepares Olympic hostesses

The contestants are super-fit, train hard every day and have a carefully honed physique that is vital to their chances of success. In pictures: The beauty bootcamp Their determination to succeed is not just for themselves, they say, but for … Continue reading

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How much is inside a ketchup packet?

How much is inside a ketchup packet? No one knows for sure, but there is a general consensus that it is only about one-fifth of the amount of ketchup one needs to enjoy french fries. Brooke and I decided to … Continue reading

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That deserves a badge: Scout saves President from knifeman

Boy scouts aspire to do at least one good deed every day but few can match the claim of 15-year-old Mohamed Jaisham. He saved the life of his country’s President. When a knifeman emerged from the crowd and lunged at … Continue reading

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