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January 18, 2009

LOTD for January 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 1:05 am

Is Belkin paying people to write positive reviews on Amazon? Either this is a fake or they have been caught red-handed!
http://www.thedailybackground.com/2009/01/16/exclusive-belkins-development-rep-is-hiring-people-to-write-fake-positive-amazon-reviews/

Nanodiamond find supports the theory that a swarm of comets of meteorites triggered a 1,300 year cold spell 12,900 years ago:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/01/090105-nanodiamonds.html

The brains of older people filter out unpleasant memories, which helps them be more contented than younger people:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-12-16-memory-positivity_N.htm

Very interesting study found that people spend researching a job change or a new car than they spend researching an operation they are about to have or researching the surgeon that will be operating on them:
http://www.ajc.com/hp/content/health/stories/2008/12/22/doctor_patient_trust_too_much.html

Woman sued New York for $10 million because they wouldn’t let them take her 120-pound dog on the subway. She named her dog Wargas and posted on the internet that her dog was dangerous and she enjoyed how people stay out of her dog’s way:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/01/04/2009-01-04_woman_sues_for_10m_for_being_denied_subw.html

Executions in the US were at a 14-year low (37 executions), with states less enthusiastic to pursue the death penalty now because of the estimated $30 million it costs to execute a prisoner:
http://www.theweek.com/article/index/92081/3/Network_TV_correspondents_return_home_and_more

Chessington Zoo workers discovered that it is a very, very bad idea to feed a gorilla brussell sprouts…the zoo had to issue an apology for the strong smell that resulted:
http://www.thelondonpaper.com/cs/Satellite/london/news/article/1157157175032?packedargs=aid%3D1157157175032%26suffix%3DArticleController

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