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shorttaul
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'L Word' Star Booted Off Plane After Kissing Girlfriend
Reuters
'The L Word' star Leisha Hailey says she and a girlfriend were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight in a dispute over them kissing on the plane. Hailey, 40, tweeted that a flight attendant had told her that Southwest ''was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok,'' and that she and her companion were then ''escorted off the plane for getting upset.'' 9/27/11 7:30pm ET
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All the men on the plane immediately disliked Southwest Airlines on Facebook.
9/27/11 10:04pm ET
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Gerard Depardieu Pees on Airplane
Newser
A passenger on a Paris-to-Dublin flight says takeoff was delayed almost two hours after French actor Gerard Depardieu urinated on the floor. The woman says Depardieu looked drunk and said "I need to piss, I need to piss." Then when told to remain seated, he stood and delivered. 8/17/11 5:45pm ET
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It took them 2 hours to clean up some pee?
8/23/11 1:49pm ET
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100-Pound Rodent Spotted in California
Newser
A worker at a water treatment plant in Paso Robles, CA, has captured a photo of a capybara, the world's largest rodent at around 100 pounds. Illegal to own in California, the South American rodent is believed to have escaped or been released by an owner. 8/18/11 7:48pm ET
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Call Wisconsin. We need a giant piece of cheese.
8/23/11 1:46pm ET
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Aliens Will Detect, Destroy Earth Because of Global Warming
LiveScience
A new paper by researchers at Penn State says an extraterrestrial civilization might notice our planet by detecting changes in the spectral signature of Earth (the light radiated by our planet and atmosphere) caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Then deducing the reason to be our rapid expansion and viewing us as a threat to their resources, they might destroy us. 8/22/11 8:23pm ET
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They must all drive hybrids on this other planet.
8/23/11 1:44pm ET
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Aliens Will Detect, Destroy Earth Because of Global Warming
LiveScience
A new paper by researchers at Penn State says an extraterrestrial civilization might notice our planet by detecting changes in the spectral signature of Earth (the light radiated by our planet and atmosphere) caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Then deducing the reason to be our rapid expansion and viewing us as a threat to their resources, they might destroy us. 8/22/11 8:23pm ET
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Directed by Michael Bay.
8/23/11 1:42pm ET
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'Dozens' of Women Celebrate 'Go Topless Day'
LA Weekly
Dozens of topless women and men descended on Venice Beach in Southern California yesterday to support gender equality by going topless. (NSFW) 8/22/11 10:09pm ET
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Gender equality? More like free show. These men are smart.
8/23/11 1:41pm ET
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Science: Marriage Makes Women Fat
Gawker
An Ohio State University study that followed more than 10,000 people for 22 years showed that women tend to gain weight in the two years following getting married and men typically gain weight two years after getting divorced. The researchers attributed the women's weight gain to having more domestic duties after tying the knot, giving them less time to exercise. 8/22/11 7:18pm ET
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It's because they have more money to eat.
8/23/11 1:37pm ET
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Blind Man Accused of Illegally Sharing Porn
TorrentFreak
A blind man in California is being sued for illegally sharing an adult film over the Internet. The man, who's incapable of watching the film he's accused of sharing because of his condition, says one of his neighbors must have used his open WiFi network to share it. 8/10/11 8:15pm ET
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It's illegal to share porn?
8/16/11 10:08am ET
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President Obama Turns 50
ABC News
President Obama turned 50 years old today. Despite the graying hair and stresses of the job, ''I feel real good about 5-0,'' he said. ''I've gotten a little grayer since I took this job but otherwise, I feel pretty good,'' he said, adding that the first lady still thinks he's cute. 8/4/11 5:45pm ET
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I know what he wished for when he blew out the candles.
8/6/11 1:40pm ET
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George Clooney Dating Professional Wrestler
E! Online
Rumor has it that George Clooney, fresh off his break-up with model/actress Elisabetta Canalis, is now dating Stacy Keibler, whose name (and legs) will be most familiar to fans of women's professional wrestling, Dancing With the Stars, and douchey male magazines. 8/4/11 8:02pm ET
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I'd hit it. With a flying clothesline.
8/6/11 1:37pm ET
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Woman Arrested for Dumping Chili on $750 in Panties
Complex
A 19-year-old woman who dumped steaming chili on $750 worth of panties at a White Plains, NY, Victoria's Secret after being accused of shoplifting has been arrested after returning to the same store. An employee remembered her from the chili incident back in April. 8/3/11 1:40pm ET
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I guess she got all the steaming chili at the chili store located on level 2. Or she lives inside of William Sonoma.
8/6/11 1:34pm ET
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Dow Falls 512 Points, Worst Day Since 2008 Crisis
Slate
Reeling from renewed fears over the debt crisis in Europe and the possibility that sluggish job growth in the U.S. will drag down an economic recovery, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 512 points (4.31%) today, its largest single-day drop since the 2008 financial crisis. 8/4/11 6:09pm ET
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D'ow.
8/6/11 1:27pm ET
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Dunkin Donuts Employee Sold Sex During Her Shift
Gawker
A Dunkin Donuts employee in Rockaway, NJ, has been charged by police with ''providing sexual services in exchange for money'' while working the overnight shift. She was caught after offering her paid pleasures to a plain-clothes officer at the drive-thru window. 8/2/11 2:35pm ET
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I guess there wasn't enough donuts to pay them off.
8/2/11 11:11pm ET
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Social Networks Making People Vain, Self-Obsessed
Daily Mail
According to a professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have created a generation obsessed with themselves, who have short attention spans and a childlike need for constant feedback on their lives. 8/2/11 4:17pm ET
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How will I know if my friends like me if they don't "like" me?
8/2/11 11:10pm ET
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New 'Viberect' Provides Vibrating Alternative to Viagra
CNET
Medical device maker Reflexonic has just secured FDA approval for Viberect, a new handheld device that treats erectile dysfunction by stimulating the penile nerves with vibrations sent through medical softpads. The device is available for $300 and by prescription only. 7/28/11 2:58pm ET
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Prostitutes own the patent on this.
8/1/11 8:19pm ET
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Waitresses Can Increase Tips by Standing Closer
Newser
According to a new study published by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, waitresses can increase their tips by over 22% by standing 6 inches from their customers, as opposed to over 2 feet. Also good: big smiles, quick touches on the arms and shoulders, and squatting to introduce themselves. 5/24/11 3:50pm ET
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Working at Hooters instead of Denny's works also.
8/1/11 7:26pm ET
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Woman Sues Employer for Sex-Related Injury
The Daily Telegraph
An Australian woman is suing her employer, the federal government, after she was injured while having sex in a motel room while on a trip for work. The woman claims to have sustained injuries to her nose, mouth, and a tooth, as well as a 'consequent psychiatric injury', when a glass light fitting came away from the wall above the bed during sex. 8/1/11 1:30pm ET
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Walk of shame all the way to the hospital.
8/1/11 7:16pm ET
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Mexican Food Can Boost Brain Function
Nerve
Researchers have found that two common ingredients in Mexican food boost brain function -- at least in rats. In a pair of experiments, the scientists spiked rats' water with cumin and cilantro and noted that the rats learned faster and retained more. 8/1/11 2:54pm ET
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I wonder if the rats were learning English or Spanish?
8/1/11 7:12pm ET
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MTV Celebrates Its 30th Birthday
Rolling Stone
MTV turns 30 years old today. The cable music network launched on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01 a.m. with the video for the Buggles song ''Video Killed The Radio Star'' and has undergone many changes since then, including almost a complete shift away from music videos. 8/1/11 3:34pm ET
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Reality TV killed the Video Star.
8/1/11 7:11pm ET
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Suicide Factory Replacing Humans With Robots
Wired
Taiwanese manufacturing monstrosity Foxconn, best known for producing iPhones, iPads, prison-like working environments, and employee suicides, hopes to repair its image by replacing many of its factory workers with up to a million robots over the next 3 years. 8/1/11 12:58pm ET
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Robot suicides on the rise in Taiwan.
8/1/11 7:11pm ET
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