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Clicks of the Day: Thursday, September 6, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Thursday, September 6, 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • High school principal lashing out at ‘culture of the media’
  • “In a sound clip sent to CTV News, the principal of Ross Sheppard High School was recorded talking about the controversial ‘No zero’ policy at the school, and the public outcry surrounding it. The principal said the practice of handing out behavioural codes instead of zeros for incomplete work was helping students learn – he also took aim at the media. “In my opinion, the culture of the media deteriorated to the quality of pulp fiction and talk radio,” Bradley can be heard saying. He also called the media view on the subject ‘narrow.'”

    Hm.

  • Catholic school support staff set to strike Monday
  • “Edmonton Catholic Schools support staff are in the position to legally strike – after they rejected the school board’s latest contract offer. The workers cast their votes on the matter Wednesday night. The majority of workers voted against the latest contract, which was offered to them over the summer.”

    That sucks – one week after school starts?

  • 18 Edmonton-area men are new millionaires
  • “Paying off mortgages, buying sports cars, travel and retirement – they’re just some of the things the 18 men who won last week’s $20 million Lotto Max jackpot have planned for their portion of the winnings. The 18 steamfitters, welders and pipefitters from Edmonton Exchanger discovered they had the winning numbers Saturday – after one of the group members checked the numbers.”

    I am soooo jealous of them!!

  • New pedestrian bridge in plans for 97th Street
  • “City staff are working on designs for a new pedestrian bridge over 97th Street to replace one of the last remaining “rat holes” in the city. The foot path over the former train bridge at 104th Avenue currently leads only to an empty lot and creates a dark tunnel where it crosses 97th Street. The city’s concept plans call for a pedestrian bridge, part of a multi-use trail to run the length of the north end of downtown to Grant MacEwan University.”

    I would definitely call it a rat hole currently. Hate walking under that bridge!!! Happy it’ll be revamped.

  • Homicide vic loved dog, also killed
  • “One of Bogdan Pamfil’s true loves in life was his pitbull named Deebo. “Oh my did he ever love that dog,” said his friend Mario Kulic, who was there when Pamfil had the dog shipped from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario about three years ago. “He was a friendly loving dog.” That’s how many of Pamfil’s friends also describe the 25-year-old, who was shot and killed in his condo complex along Whyte Avenue Tuesday evening along with his beloved dog.”

    As if a homicide isn’t bad enough – why did the dog have to die too? So, so sad.

  • Almost half of Canadians still live paycheque to paycheque
  • “A new survey suggests fewer Canadians are living from paycheque to paycheque, and more are putting money aside for a rainy day or retirement. But there are still a large number that would face difficulties after one week of not receiving their cheques, and savings rates remain low, the results show.”

    Paycheque to paycheque can be rough.

  • PQ victory means change, not separation: Harper
  • “The Parti Quebecois may have won the Quebec election Tuesday night, but voters did not give Pauline Marois’s minority government the green light to pursue a separation from Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.”

    We’ll see.

  • 16 charges for suspect in Montreal shooting
  • “The suspect in a Quebec election night shooting that left one dead and another injured appeared in court Thursday and was arraigned on 16 charges, including murder, attempted murder and explosives charges.”

    Crazy.

    World

  • Bill Clinton’s electrifying speech and the public’s reaction prove his rock star status
  • “Bill Clinton transitioned from political rock star to legendary supernova in forty-eight electrifying minutes on Wednesday night. The former president in his nomination speech for President Barack Obama very likely changed the dynamics of the reelection campaign from blasé to blazing. With folksy mannerisms, wonky statistics and easy charm, Clinton rocked the Democratic National Convention and made Republicans sigh a big “Uh oh.””

    You go, Bill!

  • British girl found alive after hiding under bodies for hours in French Alps slayings
  • “For at least eight hours, the 4-year-old girl lay motionless, frightened and alone, hiding under her dead mother’s skirt on the floor of a BMW after a killing spree in the French Alps. As the hours ticked by, police peered through the car’s windows at the lifeless bodies of her parents and grandmother.”

    So sad.

    Health

  • Bubble tea can contain carcinogens, researchers claim
  • “Bubble tea — that sweet, tea-based drink filled with giant tapioca balls — may be a hazard to your health. A new German study finds the starchy balls can contain cancer-causing PCBs, a group of of industrial chemicals that have been linked to a long list of health hazards.”

    I rarely drink bubble tea (unlike most of my Asian counterparts, lol) and when I do I never get it with the balls (just never really liked the taste!) so I think I’m in the clear, lol. Still… what doesn’t possibly contain cancer-causing chemicals these days?

  • Marriage improves cancer survival rates: Study
  • “Being married can improve a cancer patient’s odds of surviving, new research suggests. In a University of Maryland study, married patients with locally advanced lung cancer were more likely to survive longer after treatment than single patients.”

    Getting married next year! ^_^

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Is there something wrong with people who do not use Facebook?
  • “Recent news stories have suggested that employers may be reluctant to hire people without a Facebook profile on the grounds that Facebook usage has become so common that not having an account is seen as somehow abnormal… Is there any substance to these concerns? Research suggests that although not having a Facebook account might be unusual nowadays it is hardly cause for alarm. Indeed, the fact that someone has an account is hardly a credential of mental health either, and may be associated with its own problems, admittedly minor ones.”

    Good talker!

  • Robot cars could increase highway efficiency 273 percent: Study
  • “Cooperative self-driving cars could nearly triple the capacity of our highways, says a new study on the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles. By working together, cars can travel far more efficiently than if they act on their own. The paper is being presented this week at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) conference on vehicular technology. Its author, Columbia University’s Patcharinee Tientrakool, wrote her dissertation on a method for cars to communicate safely and reliably that she calls “reliable neighborcast protocol,” or RNP.”

    Until they transform and enslave mankind forever! Lol. :)

  • Amazon takes aim at Apple’s iPad with Kindle Fire HD
  • “In case it wasn’t clear enough with the original Kindle Fire, Amazon’s got Apple’s iPad in its sights. And today Amazon expanded its arsenal. Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos today showed off three new models of the Kindle Fire, dubbed the Kindle Fire HD, that are clearly aimed at wooing those who might buy a tablet from Apple.”

    Don’t businesses know yet – you can’t beat Apple!! Lol.

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Debt loads could push Canada into second recession: Moody’s
  • “There is more than a 20 per cent risk of Canada falling into a second recession — and though much of that risk comes from outside our borders, Canadians’ sky high debt loads could push the economy over the edge, warns a new report from Moody’s Analytics. With debt-to-income ratios at an all-time high around 150 per cent, Canadians have stretched themselves to the limit since the recession and have left little head room to buffer against another economic downturn, Moody’s suggests in the report released Thursday.”

    20% chance really isn’t that much though, lol.

  • Samsung says sales of Galaxy S III hit 20 million in 100 days
  • “Samsung says global sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone have surpassed 20 million in a little more than three months. Samsung Electronics Co. launched the flagship smartphone powered by Google’s Android operating system in Europe in late May. The release schedule was about three months ahead of new phone announcement by rivals Apple, Nokia and Motorola.”

    Small victories, lol.

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • The nuclear apocalypse will kill everything but beer
  • “Imagine there’s a huge nuclear explosion and almost everyone you know is dead. Sure, things are bad. But you can still get a beer. Alex Wellerstein at the Nuclear Secrecy blog has looked into some of the weird shit that the United State’s Nuclear Defense Agency did during the Cold War to better understand the finer points of nuclear attacks. And one of those things was to drop bombs on bottles of beer. Naturally some of them were smashed into oblivion, but those that survived were totally safe to drink. In fact they were described in reports as “still of commercial quality.””

    Lol. Who knew.

  • 2011 quake puts pressure on Mount Fuji
  • “Scientists say last year’s earthquake in Japan has greatly increased the pressure of the magma chamber underneath Mount Fuji. The volcano last erupted in 1707, less than two months after a large earthquake. That blast scattered ash and cinders as far away as Tokyo, 100 kilometres from the volcano. Experts at Japan’s National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention say there is heightened pressure under Mount Fuji due to last year’s devastating earthquake and aftershocks. The magma chamber is about 15 kilometres underground and it is feared the increase in pressure could trigger an eruption.”

    Eep!

  • Tens of thousands of dead fish rotting on Lake Erie shore
  • “Tens of thousands of rotting fish are lining a 40-kilometre stretch of shoreline along Lake Erie, reports the provincial environment ministry, which is investigating the cause. A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Environment said Tuesday the kill was reported on the weekend. So far it appears the fish may have died from the affects of a naturally occurring lake inversion rather than a spill, but cautioned the investigation is continuing.”

    Hate news of mass animal deaths. :(

    Entertainment

  • Psy’s Gangnam Style becomes the 5th most viral video of all time
  • “The extremely viral YouTube video hit 100 million views, a milestone they’ve managed to reach in just 52 days of its release. According to a study back in May from Visible Measures on the virality of Kony 2012, this makes Gangnam Style the 5th most viral video of all time.”

    It’s crazy how this video has blown up! (Sidenote: I used to LOVE K-Pop. Even had a fansite for a Korean boy band, lol. Back in the day).

    Weird News, Other News, Good News & Fluff

  • [Video]: Sleepy kitten tries to play
  • Goooosh kittens are sooo cute!

  • [Video]: Kittens attack an empty soda box
  • Lol so easily amused, kittens are.

  • [Video]: Baby tiger and dog playing
  • Just adorable!


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

More playfighting from Thor & Loki!


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Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Tuesday, September 4 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Social Media Breakfast Edmonton
  • “On the morning of the last Friday of each month, something pretty cool happens in our city. Dozens of Edmontonians come together to “nourish their mind and their body.” That’s how Steven Hodges puts it anyway. He’s one of the organizers for Social Media Breakfast Edmonton.”

    Love it~

  • Amber Alyssa Tuccaro’s remains found by horseback riders near Leduc, says Project KARE
  • “RCMP have confirmed that human remains found on a rural property near Leduc on Saturday are those of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro. A group of recreational horseback riders came across what they believed to be a human skull and immediately contacted RCMP. The remains were identified through dental records. Tuccaro has been the subject of an RCMP missing person investigation since her disappearance in August 2010.”

    Sad closure for her family.

  • Pipeline president says Northern Gateway project will benefit all
  • “The president of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline defended the $6-billion project Tuesday, saying it is no different than other past mega-projects which ultimately benefit the nation. John Carruthers, president of the Northern Gateway pipelines, addressed the panel reviewing the controversial project in Edmonton. It was the first time representatives from Enbridge addressed the review panel.”

    Hmmm.

  • Good Samaritan (who drove vehicle in front of another vehicle to keep it from hitting four children): ‘I don’t feel like a hero’
  • “Edmonton police are touting the efforts of a Good Samaritan, after he took measures to prevent an allegedly distracted driver from colliding with pedestrians last week. According to witness reports, the driver had been talking on his cell phone, and had passed a number of vehicles that were stopped to allow children use a crosswalk on 84 Avenue. As this happened, Darrel Krushelnicki, of Taber, had been leaving the Bonnie Doon Mall parking lot – and noticed the speeding vehicle approaching the pedestrians. Police said Krushelnicki took proactive measures, and drove his Hummer in front of the oncoming vehicle.”

    What. a. hero. What a story!

  • Senator-in-waiting charged more than $25,000 in expenses on U of C board
  • “Alberta senator-in-waiting Doug Black racked up more than $25,000 in expenses in a year-and-a-half as chair of the University of Calgary’s board, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Black, who was the top vote-getter as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the spring Senate election, had $28,030.88 in expenses between Feb. 2011 and August 2012, according to documents obtained by the CTF through a freedom of information request. Among the expenditures reimbursed by the university are $1,296 for a two-night stay at the Four Seasons hotel in Houston and $1,261 for a two-night stay at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton. In a news release, CTF Alberta director Scott Hennig noted that U of C policy allows travellers on university business to “standard room rates” and advises them to seek out discount or preferred rates.”

    Seriously.

  • Parti Quebecois wins minority in Quebec election
  • “Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois will become Quebec’s first female premier after her sovereigntist party ended nearly a decade of Liberal rule in a tense election. But while the Liberals clinched official Opposition status, leader Jean Charest lost his own seat in a stunning defeat by a PQ candidate. CTV News has declared a minority PQ government, a result that may alleviate some fears of an impending referendum on Quebec’s independence, which Marois said she would only call under the “right conditions.””

    Hmmm.

  • Canadians spent more time watching TV, listening to radio in 2011
  • “Canadians’ love affair with television programs remains undiminished, despite the proliferation of new online and wireless platforms that were supposed to threaten traditional media. The CRTC’s new report on the communications industry shows Canadians watched an average of 28.5 hours of TV last year, up 30 minutes from 2010, even though they had more media choices than ever before.”

    Me loves my tee-vee.

    World

  • Democratic National Convention opens with a series of sharp attacks on Romney
  • “The Democratic Party opened its national convention here Tuesday hoping to launch President Obama into the final stretch of his campaign for a second term with the same promise and grassroots energy that he mustered four years ago. But it also opened with a series of sharp attacks against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.”

    Nice. Lol. I catch all my convention highlights on the Colbert Show. :)

    Health

  • Organic food not much healthier: study
  • “Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there’s little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics. Eating organic fruits and vegetables can lower exposure to pesticides, including for children — but the amount measured from conventionally grown produce was within safety limits, the researchers reported Monday. Nor did the organic foods prove more nutritious.”

    Too rich for my grocery list to begin with.

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Ready for iPhone 5? Apple announces event next week
  • “It’s looking like Apple’s next version of its iconic smartphone will be called the iPhone 5. On Tuesday, the secretive company sent e-mails to members of the media, inviting them to an “invitation-only event” in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 12. The event is widely expected to be the launch of the next iPhone, but in typically cryptic Apple fashion, the invitation reveals little about what will be announced. The tagline says only, “It’s almost here.””

    Hooray! I didn’t get an iPhone 4S because I wanted to wait for this one! (I have the 4, lol).

  • Information overload isn’t a thing, study finds
  • “Forget information overload. What you’ve got is information just-right-load. That’s the conclusion reached by a trio of researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, who interviewed 77 people in seven focus groups in an effort to understand the new media consumer’s psyche and ability to adapt to the barrage-of-information age. Contrary to many experts’ warnings that the “always-on” media environment has “overwhelmed” audiences and creating a society of antisocial Facebook-addicts more interested in hashtags than hugs, the study found that participants said they felt “empowered” and “enthusiastic” about the volume of information at their fingertips, not overloaded. ”

    Lol. Carry on then!

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • McDonald’s to open first vegetarian restaurant in India
  • “The world’s leading fast-food burger chain is opening an all-vegetarian version in India, in hopes of capitalizing on the massive population of non-meat eaters. McDonald’s, perhaps best known for the towering, two-patty Big Mac beef hamburger, will open the vegetarian restaurant next year.”

    I see…

  • Chinese company closes buy of AMC theatre chain
  • “Chinese conglomerate Wanda says it has closed on the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, one of the largest movie theatre chains in the U.S. The US$2.6 billion deal is the largest takeover yet of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm. It also makes Wanda the world’s largest owner of cinemas.”

    Interesting.

  • Hey scholars, does your debt-to-income ratio make the grade?
  • “The average university tuition in Canada is now more than $5,000. After four years, Statistics Canada says a final bill of almost $60,000 can be expected after including books, housing, and other ancillary expenses. And tuition inflation historically has made the recent spike in food prices seem tepid, so that number might only be going up… Statscan regularly reports on the average Canadian’s debt-to-income ratio, and these days, every time they do, it makes it into the news. Everyone, including me, is finger-wagging about debt. That ratio has recently breached 150 per cent, meaning that for every dollar of after-tax income, we owe more than $1.50 in debt. That debt could be mortgages, vehicle loans, credit cards, lines of credit and, of course, student loans.”

    Honestly I would say my debt load isn’t bad at all. Proud to say I’ve paid off my schooling. We have a mortgage but I don’t consider that bad debt. Other than that… just saving for our wedding and the rest of life. #wearedoingokay I credit our frugalness/not going out to the bar all the time/focus on saving/etc. Though I recognize others may not be in the same boat.

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • Astronauts head deep underground for space training
  • “An international team of astronauts will go underground this week, using a Mediterranean cave system to help them prepare for life hundreds of miles above Earth’s surface. The six astronauts, who represent five different space agencies, will descend Friday (Sept. 7) into the caves of Sardinia, off the west coast of Italy. They’ll stay underground for six days during the 2012 run of the European Space Agency-led CAVES project. CAVES, which stands for Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills, aims to help prepare astronauts for long-duration spaceflight by exposing them to situations in which they must work together to solve problems in challenging conditions.”

    Pretty neat.

  • Tigers ‘take night shift’ to dodge humans
  • “Tigers in Nepal seem to be taking night shifts in order to avoid their human neighbours, a study has shown. The big cats generally move around at all times of the day and night, to monitor territory, mate and hunt. But the study of tigers in Chitwan National Park – where humans and tigers walk the same paths – showed a nocturnal shift in activity.”

    Definitely for the best. Smart tigers. (I am a firm believer that humans are detrimental to other species and the planet, lol).

    Weird News, Other News, Good News & Fluff

  • Man faked his own death to propose
  • “A Russian man wanted to see if his girlfriend really did love him to death – so he faked his own demise in a bizarre proposal. Alexey Bykov, 30, from Omsk, hired a movie director, stuntmen, make-up artists, and even a script writer to stage a bogus car crash. He then arranged to meet girlfriend Irena Kolokov at the crash site so she would be convinced he was dead.”

    Dumbest thing I have ever read. Well probably not – there are a lot of dumb people doing dumb things out there but this is pretty dumb, lol.


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

My little rascals play fighting on the bed. :)


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Clicks of the Day: Monday, September 3, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Monday, September 3 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Enbridge to speak to Northern Gateway Pipeline review panel for first time Tuesday
  • “Enbridge will get the chance to address the review panel for the Northern Gateway Pipeline for the first time on Tuesday, as the next phase of hearings for the project resume in Edmonton. The Calgary-based company is hoping to move forward with construction of a $5.5 billion pipeline that would carry more than half a million barrels of crude oil 1,200 kilometres from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C., where it would then be shipped to Asian markets.”

    A spill would just be devastating. :(

  • Fort Saskatchewan marks end of summer with sheep parade
  • “The end of the summer holidays was marked in a special way in Fort Saskatchewan on Monday – as dozens of sheep made their way through the downtown as part of the city’s annual end-of-summer parade. Every summer for the last 20 years, sheep graze in Legacy Park in Fort Saskatchewan. It began as an economical and environmentally-friendly way to keep the grass mowed – and has since become a unique feature to the city.”

    Lol. Favourite web story of the day.

  • Think safety as kids head back to school
  • “The roads will be busy and transit system bustling Tuesday morning as tens of thousands of students shake off the summer cobwebs and set off for their first day of school. And that means everyone — yes, you too — needs to pay extra attention as people adjust to the fall routine and all the extra congestion, excited children and distractions that come with back to school.”

    Drive safely everyone!!

  • Quebec election candidates make final push for voter support
  • “Candidates in Quebec are making a final attempt to appeal to voters on the last full day of election campaigning before polling stations open Tuesday. Recent polls suggest that, in the tight race for Quebec’s top job, current Premier Jean Charest’s Liberals are in third while the pro-sovereignty Parti Quebecois leads the way.”

    Ah the separatists.

    World

  • New virus found in Missouri; ticks suspected
  • “It started with fever, fatigue, diarrhea and loss of appetite. But for two farmers in northwestern Missouri, the severe illness that followed a tick bite led epidemiologists on a journey to a new viral discovery. “It’s brand new to the world,” said William Nicholson with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s unique in that it’s never been found elsewhere and it is the first phlebovirus found to cause illness in humans in the Western Hemisphere.””

    Oh dear.

    Health

  • Mothers who smoke during pregnancy ‘put children at risk of obesity later on’
  • “Women who smoke in pregnancy could be putting their children at greater risk of being fat as teenagers, warn researchers. They fear that smoking leads to subtle structural variations in the growing brain of the unborn baby that create a preference for eating fatty foods”

    I don’t smoke and I hate the smell of smoke – so my babies should turn out okay based on that! Lol. :)

  • Gene therapy restores sense of smell in mice
  • “Gene therapy has been used to give mice born without a sense of smell the ability to sniff their surroundings, an international team of researchers say. The mice had a genetic disease which affected microscopic hairs in their body – called cilia – which can detect chemicals in the air. Researchers hope their findings will lead to treatments for diseased cilia, which can cause blindness, deafness and kidney disease in people.”

    Neat.

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • New chip could lead to era of ultra-fast, powerful computing
  • “A group of scientists have developed a quantum computer chip that could lead to ultra-fast computer processors, which would outperform those found in today’s standard electronics and smartphones.”

    Lol because our technology isn’t blazing fast enough already!

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Back-to-school rivals holiday season for cellphone sales
  • “Students are hooking up more and more with wireless companies in the back-to-school season, making this period a key time for buying cellphones. New smartphones are usually launched at this time along with plenty of deals as back-to-school starts to rival the holiday shopping season for cellphone sales, say analysts and wireless providers.”

    When Apple starts releasing its iPhone before school starts – then we’ll know it’s a big deal, lol.

  • Bruce Willis considering legal action against Apple over rights to digital music collection
  • “The Hollywood action hero is said to be considering legal action against technology giant Apple over his desire to leave his digital music collection to his daughters. If he succeeds, he could benefit not just himself and his family but the millions who have purchased songs from Apple’s iTunes Store.”

    Weird. Who my music collection goes to has never, ever been a thought that’s crossed my mind when I mull over will-estate-type of things, lol.

  • The era of cheap food may be over
  • “The last decade saw the end of cheap oil, the magic growth ingredient for the global economy after the second world war. This summer’s increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices – the third spike in the past five years – suggests the era of cheap food is also over. Price increases in both oil and food provide textbook examples of market forces. Rapid expansion in the big emerging markets, especially China, has led to an increase in demand at a time when there have been supply constraints. For crude, these have included the war in Iraq, the embargo imposed on Iran, and the fact that some of the older fields are starting to run dry before new sources of crude are opened up.”

    Lovely.

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • Last stand of the Madagascan spider tortoise
  • “The spider tortoise – one of the rarest tortoises in the world – is the equivalent of a microwave meal for the Mikea, a hardy Madagascan forest tribe. The method is simple: bury tortoise in heated sand, wait 20 minutes, slurp superheated innards.”

    This is so sad.

  • Warmer eras ‘increase biodiversity,’ rapid global warming has opposite effect
  • “Earth’s biodiversity generally increases as temperatures rise over the long term, but rapid global warming is expected to have the opposite effect, according to scientists. The increase in the number of species depends on the evolution of new plants and animals over millions of years, research found. The current speed of change is expected to cause diversity loss.”

    Lovely.

    Entertainment

  • [Video]: An hour of ‘Friends’ bloopers
  • “You think you’re man enough to watch an hour of the cast of ‘Friends’ screwing up their lines and messing around? Let’s find out.”

    I may watch all of this tonight. Lol. But for the record I have seen all of these as I own all of the Friends DVDs!!

  • The Avengers passes $1.5 billion milestone and is top 2012 film
  • “Marvel’s The Avengers has passed the $1.5 billion milestone worldwide, after an extra push at cinemas over the US Labor Day holiday weekend.”

    Rightfully so!

    Weird News, Other News, Good News & Fluff

    Surprisingly no cat video or news today!!! :o


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

This isn’t a Thor or Loki Photo of the Day but I wanted to post this adorable photo of YODA! She’s a kitty that Mike’s parents rescued and Mike’s sister may adopt her. She is precious! And like Thor, has a male-gendered name, lol.


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