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April 13, 2008

LOTD for April 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 11:36 pm

New Moms in the US are increasingly expecting an expensive “push present” from their husbands as compensation for the agony of childbirth. 55% of new Moms in the US expect the expensive “push presents” and 40% get them:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/23/wpush123.xml

Bank has given $30 mil to 27 Universities (Texas got $2 mil) that agreed to make Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged required reading in a course on capitalism from a moral perspective:
http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_8901570

21-year-old man was declared brain-dead after an accident, his family approved having his organs harvested…but when they were paying their last respects he moved his foot and hand! He’s home from the hospital and actually remembers hearing the doctors pronounce him dead!
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/24/NotDead.ap/

Top-secret blueprints for Canada’s counterterrorism headquarters were found in a garbage can in Ottawa! The 26 blueprints were clearly marked as defense department documents and show floor plans and the location of security fences, etc.
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/349367

Researchers studied the DNA of 900 people and found a link between a specific gene and whether or not someone gets post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This could explain why some vets are traumatized with PTSD and others are not affected:
http://www.examiner.com/a-1286555~Gene_May_Help_Explain_Stress_Disorder.html

Gluten-free vegan diet can offer relief to people with arthritis:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080317191445.htm

Only 75% of US children complete secondary (high) school, much lower than Norway (100%), Germany (99%), South Korea (96%), Russia (87%), and Italy (81%). The US is the only major economy where the high school graduation rate has declined significantly:
http://www.mercurynews.com/nationworld/ci_8592103

Survey of active and retired military officers found that 88% felt that the demands of the Iraq war have “stretched the U.S. military dangerously thin.”:
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/02/military_survey_officers_080219w/

Someone paid a cruel prank on this man and posted on Craigslist that he was giving away everything in his house. Even after someone contacted the man and he showed up to tell people that he was NOT
giving away his stuff, people insisted that they had the right to take whatever they wanted because of the ad on Craigslist:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004302237_webhoax24m.html

It looks like they have found the computer that was used to post that bogus ad on Craigslist:
http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_032408_news_craigslist_hoax.1ffb2c9c.html

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