Link Collection

April 14, 2008

LOTD for April 14

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 11:41 pm

Amazing that this dog was rescued by this family in Oklahoma who taught her how to walk on her two hind legs because her front left leg had to be removed and she was born with a stump of a right paw:
http://www.news-star.com/stories/080303/New_66.shtml

It is sad that the increase in foreclosures has led to a spike in “foreclosure pets”, animals abandoned when their owners lose their homes:
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=39940

As states loosen their helmet laws and stop requiring helmets for motorcycle riders, the death rate for motorcycle riders have significantly increased. With the drop of deaths from other passenger vehicles, motorcycle deaths now make up almost 10% of of all traffic fatalities:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-03-26-bikehelmets_N.htm

Study of 1.2 million births tried to quantify the long-term challenges faced by premature babies. It is amazing that boys born between weeks 22 and 27 are 5x more likely to die from age 13 and have so much trouble having kids of their own when they are adults (1 in 7 men and 1 in 4 women):
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/child_health/article3621373.ece

Interesting study found that donating money or spending it on others makes people happier than spending it on themselves:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88682320

Scientists seem to have found a way that can put people into a state of suspended animation, which could be very useful for space travel and for the treatment of battlefield injuries:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/04/04/space-hibernation.html

Scientists are developing a farm-bred fish that can be released into them open sea. The fish are being trained to swim back to an underwater cage and be caught:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/03/26/trained-fish-bass.html

Study found that belly fat is linked with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. People who carry their excess weight in their thighs and butt do not have the risks that people with belly fat have (heart disease, diabetes, dementia):
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=88198

I would think it was probably awkward at first when Demi Moore started dating Ashton Kutcher…with Demi’s daughter Rumer having a crush on Ashton and his poster on her wall:
http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news?id=41374

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: