Archive for December, 2013

December 31, 2013

Jim Garrow Reveals Obama’s Secret Plan To Use Aliens And Canadians To Plot Against America | Right Wing Watch

 

Jim Garrow Reveals Obama’s Secret Plan To Use Aliens And Canadians To Plot Against America | Right Wing Watch.

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December 31, 2013

The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today – Salon.com

 

The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today – Salon.com.

December 31, 2013

Top 10 Atheist Stories of 2013

 

Top 10 Atheist Stories of 2013.

December 31, 2013

Greater dietary fiber intake associated with lower risk of heart disease

 

Greater dietary fiber intake associated with lower risk of heart disease.

December 30, 2013

Giant Dinosaur Walks Again in Supercomputer Simulation: Scientific American

 

Giant Dinosaur Walks Again in Supercomputer Simulation: Scientific American.

December 30, 2013

No joke: Italian photographer publishes calendar of hot priests

Why Evolution Is True

The Local, a site covering Italian news in English, has a story about photograph Piero Pazzi, who has, for 11 years, produced an annual calendar depicting “hot priests”:

The Italian photographer behind a calendar of brooding priests told The Local his portraits are more about “informing people about the Vatican” and less about showcasing the most beautiful men within the Catholic Church.

It is officially called the Calendario Romano, or Roman Calendar. But on the streets of Rome, the annual line-up of strapping young men of the cloth is better known as the “hot priest calendar”.

Tourists can often be seen expressing dismay as they stumble across the calendar adorning gift stands close to the Vatican, before snatching a peek, handing over €10 to the vendor and scurrying off.

But the Venice-based photographer behind the calendar, Piero Pazzi, insists the portraits are purely intended to promote the Eternal City and…

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December 30, 2013

Let’s Roll: Unraveling the Pentagon’s Toilet Paper Budget | Mother Jones

 

Let’s Roll: Unraveling the Pentagon’s Toilet Paper Budget | Mother Jones.

December 30, 2013

Mormons Found Guilty on 13 Counts of Prop 8 Malfeasance, Fined by FPPC | California Progress Report

Mormons Found Guilty on 13 Counts of Prop 8 Malfeasance, Fined by FPPC | California Progress Report.

December 30, 2013

Rabbi Sued For Accidentally Severing Baby’s Penis During Bris: Gothamist

 

Rabbi Sued For Accidentally Severing Baby’s Penis During Bris: Gothamist.

December 29, 2013

Science jokes

Why Evolution Is True

by Matthew Cobb

It’s Sunday all over the world and many of us are not at work. So here are some rib-ticklers to ease your way towards Monday. Today’s edition of The Observer (the world’s longest-running Sunday newspaper, now basically the Sunday edition of The Guardian) has a long feature in which scientists are invited to tell their jokes. Some of them are quite droll, and there’s a long comments section on the website in which readers have chipped in with their own.

The jokes are generally a mixture of the overly-complicated and downright awful puns, but which still might raise a smile. Among my favourites are:

• What does the ‘B’ in Benoit B Mandelbrot stand for? Benoit B Mandelbrot. (Adam Rutherford)

• Psychiatrist to patient: “Don’t worry. You’re not deluded. You only think you are.” (Uta Frith)

• Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender…

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