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January 12, 2008

LOTD for January 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:25 pm

Amazing that this 94-year-old woman just gave up driving…after driving for 82 years she went 600.000 miles without a ticket or an accident!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=500871&in_page_id=1770&in_page_id=1770&expand=true

Amazing story about how firefighters rescued a 6-year-old boy in 1963 and how he is now a Chicago firefighter who was recently assigned to Battalion 5…the outfit that saved him!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-kass_07dec07,0,590960.column

This guy is a true human calculator…13th root of a 200-digit number in just 70.2 seconds!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6913236.stm

16-year-old boy in Iceland somehow got Pres. Bush’s top-secret private phone number and successfully pretended he was Iceland’s President. Interesting that Wikipedia gave him the info to answer security’s questions to verify he actually was Iceland’s President:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=3973925&page=1

This poor guy was locked in the bathroom of a bowling alley for FOUR DAYS, suvirving the freezing cold and having just tap water to sustain him:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/10/nbowling110.xml

Divorce is bad for the planet–Americans consumed $10.5 billion more in water and electricity due to the additional households created by divorce:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071204.wldivorce04/BNStory/lifeFamily/home

This is an old (one month) study, but I found it interesting that military families jhave basically the same view of Iraq as the general population:
http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/timespoll/la-na-militpoll7dec07,0,4843202.story?coll=la-home-center

Interesting that they may have found a biological reason for anorexia (hormones in the womb):
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7124697.stm

Women comprise 35% of the boards of Norway’s 500 largest companies…and less than 15% of the US’s 500 largest companies. Norway passed a law that every company had to scramble to be able to be in compliance:
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119724568401518785-mBsVxOFR45aUAEkkrv3ku3b9ths_20081209.html?mod=rss_free

Oregon high school teacher sued for the right to bring a gun to school…she eventually lost in court but might appeal:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21197747/

Kind of funny how a disgruntled Belgium citizen put the *country* up for sale on eBay…with bidding reaching $14 mil before eBay canceled the auction:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hDDtCtBzd8hQSp934UmCPmsCTcuQ

Man choking on an onion ring while driving has his life saved when he crashes his car and his airbag dislodges the onion ring:
http://diggphilly.com/portal/site/digphilly/menuitem.2435f4be62ac0f6627b80d3233b0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0511b20df6425110VgnVCM1000006dc1d240RCRD&channelid=c4b8d355b8bb0110VgnVCM100000330b0a0aRCRD

Amazing that there is a professional service in France to help adulterers deceive their spouses. For an additional fee the company even arranges for rooms and gifts for the mistress:
http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2007/09/14/alibila/index.html

US Census Bureau reported that 48% of Asian immigrants in the US have at least a bachelor’s degree, where only 27% of native-born Americans have such a degree:
http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/EducationAndOccupationSeparatesUSImmigrants.aspx?p=1

Microchips are commonly implanted in pets and have started to be implanted in people…but a study found that they could cause cancer:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/08/AR2007090800997_pf.html

A growing number of Americans are actually living off what most of us call garbage…and even giving tours to others about how they do it:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/21/garden/21freegan.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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