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May 3, 2009

LOTD for May 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:55 pm

Excellent summary of the impact of UAVs:
http://www.theweek.com/article/index/95250/The_rise_of_the_pilotless_planes

Canadian pigs tested positive for the swine flu..and they apparently got it from a farmer who recently returned home from a trip to Mexico!
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/05/02/swine.flu/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Interesting study found that one way to save money is to carry around $100 bills in your wallet:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1887485,00.html

Research seems to indicate that Jon Stewart’s TV show (which is how many 18-to-29 year olds get their news) has harmed the Republican party with young voters:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/016/350ytcbi.asp

Social scientists find that there is no apparent link between having children and happiness:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090319152210.htm

1-inch-long nail stuck in this Colorado man’s sinus cavity (possibly for 30 years!) came out of his nose when he coughed recently:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/04/03/2009-04-03_nail_stuck_in_prax_sanchezs_head_for_yea.html

In the US, Barbie products are marketed primarily for girls 8 and younger (I’m glad we’ve kept my girls away from Barbie)…in China, the Barbie brand wasn’t known so Mattel has succeeded in marketing Barbie to young urban professional women–they have a lot of disposable income and seem to be buying into the Barbie brand as an idealized lifestyle:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501891.html?nav=emailpage

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