Daily Archives: 10 September 10, 2009

The View Behind the Podium

I always wondered what it looked like . . . now I know. The drawers was somewhat of a surprise. Whitehouse.gov PhotoGallery

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Firm enlists Winston the homing pigeon to transfer data – because he’s faster than broadband

A company is to start using a carrier pigeon to transfer data between its offices – because bosses believe it will be quicker than broadband. IT experts at a firm in South Africa said it takes up to six hours … Continue reading

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Baptist church pulls plug on Pepsi products

BRANDON – A mega church that draws several thousand worshippers to Sunday services has pulled the plug on Pepsi products. The last of 10 Pepsi vending machines were wheeled out the door this week at Bell Shoals Baptist Church and … Continue reading

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3D Stereogram Tetris

I can never see these 3D images, but you can try the game out here. 3D-Stereogram Tetris by ~3Dimka on deviantART

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Study: Parenthood Makes Moms More Liberal, Dads More Conservative

Parenthood is pushing mothers and fathers in opposite directions on political issues associated with social welfare, from health care to education, according to new research from North Carolina State University. “Parenthood seems to heighten the political ‘gender gap,’ with women … Continue reading

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Big Mac Burrito?

Close . . . it’s actually called a Mac Snack Rap. Read more about it here.

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PayPal Wedding Invite Irks Some Guests

For bride-to-be Vanessa Caldwell, nothing about her upcoming November wedding is traditional, especially in these hard economic times. She is, after all, requesting monetary donations in lieu of gifts from those attending her wedding. There’s even a link to PayPal … Continue reading

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In Pictures: America’s 10 Biggest Megachurches

Four of the ten are in Texas. Seven of the ten are in the south. As you may have guessed, there’s a father and son whose churches are on the list. Link

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How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle In One Night

Not eating for 12-16 hours can help people quickly reset their sleep-wake cycle, according to a study from the Harvard Medical School. This discovery can drastically improve a person’s ability to cope with jet lag or adjust to working late … Continue reading

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Extreme steel ‘Velcro’ takes a 35-tonne load

For all its usefulness, Velcro hardly inspires excitement. But German engineers have taken inspiration from the mild-mannered fastener to create a version of the hook-and-loop concept with enough steely strength for extreme loads and environments. A square metre of the … Continue reading

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How Much Spit Does a Person Produce Daily?

Our salivary glands, which are located on the inside of each cheek, at the bottom of the mouth and under the jaw at the front of the mouth, churn out about two to four pints (one to two liters) of … Continue reading

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Bag of Randomness

Speaking to a joint session of Congress and the nation must be one heck of a feeling ranging from honor to nervousness to everything in between. Hillary sure was standing out in the red pant suit. Obama has now spoken … Continue reading

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