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December 28, 2008

LOTD for December 28

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:01 pm

The CIA has found that providing viagra is a very effective tool to make friends and get information in Afghanistan:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/25/AR2008122500931_pf.html

I can’t believe that a candidate for the top spot for the Republican National Committee would distribute a song like this about Obama:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/27/obama.song/index.html?eref=rss_latest

3-year-old boy was lost in the woods in Virginia in 17 degree weather…he survived the 21 hours he was lost because two puppies cuddled him to keep him warm!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/12/07/2008-12-07_puppies_save_threeyearold_boy_lost_in_fr.html

The current economic problems have prompted New Hampshire to stop all jury trials for a month!
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-courts22-2008dec22,0,387609.story

70-year-old woman in India gave birth…20 years after she entered menopause!
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Haryana_woman_70_becomes_worlds_oldest_mom/articleshow/3806683.cms

Interesting that 1.1 million less men have jobs now as compared to a year ago, but 12,000 more women have jobs now than last year:
http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/12/05/losing_jobs_in_unequal_numbers/

Pretty cool that they are evaluating a pill that will combat jet lag with no aftereffects:
http://www.pharmalot.com/2008/12/eyes-wide-open-a-pill-to-fight-jet-lag/

Blueberries apparently can reverse memory loss and may have big implications for people with Alzheimer’s:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7450032.stm

Study found that 1 in 5 Americans aged 19-25 have a personality disorder!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081202/ap_on_he_me/med_mental_health

I hadn’t realized that Barrack Obama’s Dad was brutally tortured twice a day for more than 6 months by British officers or soldiers! It is no surprise that Obama’s references to the UK in his book weren’t very warm:
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1091499/Barack-Obamas-grandfather-tortured-British-Kenyas-Mau-Mau-rebellion.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5276010.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2

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