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Audible farting has been banned for some Marines downrange because it offends the Afghans.

A revolver belonging to notorious American gangster Al Capone fetched 67,250 pounds ($110,000) at a London auction at Christie’s on Wednesday. It had been expected to sell for 50-70,000 pounds. The Colt .38 revolver was sold by a private collector, who provided an original personal letter from Madeleine Capone Morichetti, the widow of Al’s brother [...]

Warning to pedestrians — Walking down the street in Florida could be hazardous to your health. Several major cities in the state — Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami-Fort Lauderdale — took the top spots on a list of the most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians published by a U.S. transportation reform group on Tuesday. The “Dangerous [...]

The New York City Health Department on Monday unveiled a smartphone application that will help users locate the nearest place in the area giving out free condoms. “We want New York City to be the safest city in the world to have sex,” said Dr. Monica Sweeney, the city’s assistant health commissioner. “A lot of [...]

Does the sun revolve around the Earth? One in every three Russians thinks so, a spokeswoman for state pollster VsTIOM said on Friday. In a survey released this week, 32 percent of Russians believed the Earth was the center of the Solar system; 55 percent that all radioactivity is man-made; and 29 percent that the [...]

Former House of Representatives Republican Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after a jury found him guilty of money laundering and conspiracy. Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced DeLay, 63, to a five-year sentence for money laundering and three years for conspiracy for a scheme to illegally funnel money to [...]

The Cup Size Choir

Posted: 8th December 2010 by Sus Scrofa in Randomness, Videos
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Don’t Slip

Posted: 3rd December 2010 by Sus Scrofa in Randomness, Videos
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On a sunny afternoon in mid-August, Dean Potter stepped onto a tongue of rock just below the summit of Switzerland’s Eiger and jumped off. At first he plunged toward a ledge 600 feet below, then air gathered in his wingsuit, his forward trajectory kicked in, and he began to fly.