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June 7, 2009

LOTD for June 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 12:28 am

Interesting that older people apparently have a partial immunity to the swine flu, which is why 2/3 of the infected people are between the ages of 5 and 24:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052104033.html

Cigarettes today are apparently more dangerous than they were in the past–up to half of the lung cancers in the US can be attributed to the switch to lower-tar cigarettes…people get adenocarcinoma because they have to inhale more deeply to get their nicotine:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hXwRHzBeZ7zN9p0MlTbJZKoUuJzwD988H00O3

Study found that uncertainty is even worse than bad news…I’m surprised at the study that found that people who knew they would get 20 strong electric shocks were less afraid than people who knew that only 3 of their 20 shocks were going to be strong:
http://happydays.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/what-you-dont-know-makes-you-nervous/

Pittsburgh-area school board upheld the expulsion of a middle school student for having an eyebrow shaver in her handbag. She remained expelled for the rest of this year as well as the first 45 days of next school year:
http://www.wpxi.com/news/19521773/detail.html

Man threatening to jump off a bridge in China caused a huge 5-hour traffic jam…until a passer-by pushed him off the bridge!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8064867.stm

Drinking too much cola can be extremely unhealthy, like the man who drank 4-10 litres of cola per day and had his body shut down:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8056028.stm

The Guinness Book of World Records named federal prisoner Jonathan Lee Riches the most litigious man and he’s suing them over that:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/LegalCenter/story?id=7677327&page=1

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