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June 15, 2008

LOTD for June 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:21 pm

Article about the difference between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. It is not surprising to me that the stats show much less money spent on Father’s Day and much less card being sent. What did surprise me was that I didn’t know that Father’s Day wasn’t created until 58 years after Mother’s Day!
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080615/news_1n15father.html

It is sad that flights will be harder to find for the next year or so, with about 15% of flights eliminated. Prices are up too, but with less flights to chose from the bargains will be harder to find:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080615/news_1n15flights.html

Article about how hard it is to find Wii Fit in stores or online. Nintendo is shipping 4 times more to Europe than the US because of the weak dollar:
http://www.latimes.com/technology/consumer/gamers/la-fi-wiifit31-2008may31,0,5309739.story

A woman’s diet around the time of conception may affect the sex of her baby. This study found that a high-calorie diet at the time of conception leads to more boy babies:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7358384.stm

Study found that more than half of blood transfusions do more harm than good. Some transfusions actually increase the chance of death by a factor of 6x!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/24/medicalresearch.health

Study found that even skilled liars show signs that they are lying by facial expressions. Apparently certain facial muscles are involuntary:
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080424/lying_study_080424/20080424?hub=Newsletter

Seaworld might need to be sold because the parent company of Beck’s beer is trying to buy Anheuser-Busch (parent company of Budweiser):
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080614/news_1b14parks.html

Study examining whether the Earth’s magnetic field causes suicides:
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