quote [ Leslie Nielsen, who dazzled with deadpan in The Naked Gun and Airplane!, passed away on Sunday at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was being treated for pneumonia, according to the New York Times. He was 84. ]
quote [ After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property. ]
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One of the comments said it best: "Just wait until she gets sued for sunburn"
I might just claim ownership of Neptune...why not?
quote...'Slated to begin sometime in January, the upcoming McWeddings will first appear for a test period at three major McDonald’s branches. They’ll be offered in packages starting at HK$1000 ($129), which is a major savings from the typical HK$10,000 or $1,300 price of a Hong Kong wedding.' weirdasianews.com
quote.."Four separate and competing national organizations representing various streams of atheists, humanists and freethinkers will soon be spreading their gospel through advertisements on billboards, buses and trains, and in newspapers and magazines.
The latest, announced on Tuesday in Washington, is the first to include spots on television and cable. This campaign juxtaposes particularly primitive — even barbaric — passages from the bible and the Koran with quotations from nonbelievers and humanists like Einstion and Katharine Hepburn." read the rest of entry here at nytimes.com
quote..'A cemetery in northeastern Iran is arousing interest from locals and tourists alike, thanks to tombstones that look remarkably like penises.
The Khalid Nabi cemetery, which is 40 miles northeast of Gonbad-e Kavous in northeastern Iran, is becoming a hot-and-bothered spot for Iran's young adults, for whom sex is a dirty word.
According to the Global Post, more than 600 headstones have been erected in the bizarre cemetery, which is believed to be more than 1,400 years old. The most famous person believed to be buried there is Khalid Nabi, a prophet who was born in Yemen 40 years before Muhammad.
It is a pilgrimage site, but to say the people who are visiting are going for religious purposes alone would be a fallacy in the truest sense of the word. Nope, the folk want to see giant stone sex organs.There are two types of titillating tombstones: Some are long columns nearly 6 feet high that look just like penises and others are smaller, cross-shaped headstones that some observers think represent female breasts.
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The attack began around 2.30 p.m. local time when North Korea started firing more than 200 artillery shells near the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, which has a population of nearly 1,200. Some of the shells struck the island itself.
Col. Lee Bung-woo, spokesman for the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), confirmed one of its marines had been killed in the attack. He said 13 other service members were also injured, including three who sustained serious injuries. At least four civilians were also injured. '
quote [ Before industrialization, when families tended to work their own land, children got to work as soon as they were able. Being apprentices to their parents was the difference between life and death.
Industrialization brought a whole new kind of work: wage work that occurred outside the home. ]
Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. Co. in Macon, Georgia.
Miners: Breaker boys. Smallest is Angelo Ross. Pittston, Pennsylvania.
Newsies: Out after midnight selling extras. There were many young boys selling very late. Youngest boy in the group is 9 years old. Harry, age 11, Eugene and the rest were a little older. Washington, D.C.
Quote..' Bryan Fischer, the "Director of Issues Analysis" for the conservative Christian group the American Family Association, was unhappy yesterday that President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a soldier for saving lives. This, Fischer wrote on his blog, shows that the Medal of Honor has been "feminized" because "we now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.''...