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Archive: June, 2013

Journalist contracts horrible disease, accidentally becomes part of the story

Friday, June 28, 2013, 3:48 PM
Tuberculosis is making an unfortunate comeback, with a drug-resistant strain ravaging the Asia-Pacific region. While Jo Chandler was in Papua New Guinea covering the outbreak for The Age, she caught the frequently deadly illness. Sometime in those few days, somewhere, someone coughed or sneezed or... Read more

Don't look now, but 'Captain Planet' is about to be a movie

Friday, June 28, 2013, 2:16 PM
We hope you've been cutting up your six-pack rings and sorting your glass recyclables because Captain Planet is (probably) coming back from the dead for a new movie from Sony Pictures and he's going to be less than thrilled if you've been tossing your non-biodegradable Styrofoam containers out of your... Read more

Islamic face coverings might be saving women from respiratory disease

Friday, June 28, 2013, 1:20 PM
The Middle East is experiencing an outbreak of a respiratory illness appropriately, if uncreatively, dubbed Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Now, when we say “the Middle East” we mostly mean Middle Eastern men. They’ve made up 74% of cases reported so far in this outbreak... Read more

12 percent of Romney voters think all cats should live in the woods

Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:50 AM
Earlier this month, Public Policy Polling released the results of their poll of 603 voters on their feelings about pets and animals. For some reason, they decided to crosstab the answers to the pet questions with info about who people voted for in the 2012 presidential election, and their ideological... Read more

Bert and Ernie cuddle for SCOTUS ruling on 'New Yorker' cover

Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:48 AM
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and handed down a decision on Prop 8 that made gay marriage legal again in California. The historic day was cause for celebration for many as people took to the streets in cities across the country... Read more

VIDEO: Kevin Hart talks naked wrestling and Shaq's movie ideas on Conan

Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:12 AM
Philly's own Kevin Hart was on Conan on Thursday as he's promoting his forthcoming Let Me Explain special (which hits theaters on July 3rd). After Conan gushes about Hart's physique, they discuss their fears, proper attire for running at night, and the movie pitch for the "big and black version of... Read more

Band lets you choose how drunk they are in music video

Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:49 AM
Moones is a band. They play music. Sometimes they drink beer. For a recent music video, the guys in Moones decided to play their song "Better Energy" while crushin' a bunch of brews. The subsequent YouTube video is more than an hour and 16 minutes long. The interface allows you to select which version... Read more

Martha Stewart admits to sexting, maybe having a threesome

Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:14 AM
It's not a bad week to be Martha Stewart. As Paula Deen cries all over daytime television and gets dropped by every major sponsor/employer after the whole racism fiasco gets ready for a SECOND cruise (seriously), Martha Stewart is kicked back, talking to the world about how she can roll baller joints... Read more

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Nudie Photo Hunt

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 2:06 PM
At some point in your life, you've probably been at a bar and seen Erotic Photo Hunt. Maybe you've even found yourself feeding a five-dollar bill into the machine after three-too-many glasses of Jameson so that you can spend 15 minutes futilely attempting to point out the alterations photoshopped into... Read more

Scientists stumble upon forbidden love between a beetle and beer bottle

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:05 PM
Two biologists were wandering around western Australia looking for insects one spring in the 1980s when they found one, an Australian jewel beetle, clinging to the bottom of an empty beer bottle. When they took a closer look, they realized that they had barged in on a very intimate moment. …they... Read more
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