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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” So said Albert Einstein, and his famous aphorism has been the source of endless debate between believers and non-believers wanting to claim the greatest scientist of the 20th century as their own.
Current’s Christof Putzel investigates a growing movement in Russia where neo-Nazi groups are brutally attacking immigrants and spreading their hate by posting violent videos online.
Every once in awhile, you’ll hear a statistic so striking you can hardly believe it’s true. Our first impulse is to repeat it, because knowing interesting things tends to make people like us better.
Unfortunately, some people are so desperate for interesting facts to quote, that they’ll just pull them right out of their ass. Then those facts get repeated, by–you guessed it–people like us.
The six most quoted “too awesome to be true” stats that, in fact, are …
Bournemouth, UK, is often mocked by many of the British for the average age of its citizens. In short, a seaside resort where many go to die. Jack Dee once quipped that the shop windows are all fitted with bi-focals to allow passers-by to ascertain what lies within.
But the citizens, it seems, are having the last laugh as it has been reported this week that the town is to be the first in the UK to make use of the sewer system in a whole new way.
A 13 year old from Texas who stole his Dad’s credit card and ordered two hookers from an escort agency, has today been convicted of fraud and given a three year community order.
Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father’s existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing “Halo” on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel.
Two days after the fatal shooting of a Philadelphia policeman, (the third city officer slain on duty in two years), video captured by a news helicopter has the citizens of Philadelphia in an uproar.
A Southington teacher who appeared on the Howard Stern Show no longer has a job at Thalberg Elementary School.
Second-grade teacher Marie Jarry took part in an Ugliest Guy and Hottest Wife contest on Stern’s show. She and her husband won $5,000.”I can’t believe she would go on TV and do that when she is a second-grade teacher,” said parent Dean LaPoint. “It just doesn’t make sense.”The school replaced Jarry after pictures of her in a bikini appeared on HowardStern.com.
Looks like the rumor we broke back in January that Hollywood was flirting with the BioShock license was dead-on. Variety reports that Universal has signed a deal to turn BioShock into a movie. Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) will head the project and Aviator writer John Logan may write the screenplay. Take-Two executive chairman Strauss Zelnick, who was in charge of Fox in the ’90s, handled the deal for his company and says the project will actually get made … unlike the Halo movie.
Yes it is real. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon really are married and the Mariah Carey wedding photos have now been released and they are online. People magazine grabs the scoop and the photos and they promise all of the details of what is called a “six-week romance and surprise wedding”. Another surprise has also been revealed as well. She has a tattoo that says Mrs. Cannon on her back, according to a report from Us Weekly magazine.
PHOENIX – DMX was arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges following an overnight raid on the rapper’s house Friday, authorities said.
The 37-year-old rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, initially tried to barricade himself in his bedroom but emerged when a SWAT team entered his north Phoenix home during the 3 a.m. raid, sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Paul Chagolla said.
Computer attacks typically don’t inflict physical pain on their victims.
But in a rare example of an attack apparently motivated by malice rather than money, hackers recently bombarded the Epilepsy Foundation’s Web site with hundreds of pictures and links to pages with rapidly flashing images.
The breach triggered severe migraines and near-seizure reactions in some site visitors who viewed the images. People with photosensitive epilepsy can get seizures when they’re exposed to flickering images, a response also caused by some video games and cartoons.