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Teh interesting (non-PHL-related) news stub thread
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The aim of this thread is to provide short links to strange/funny news stories as they appear on the Interweb. It has to be news or current events, so nothing like like top 10 manliest names or bible moments.

Link away!

I'll start with lists.

- Top 10 stupid criminals of 2007 (Neatorama)

- 2007's 10 Craziest Ways to Hack the Earth (Wired)

- Dating 2.0 picks up speed (Wired)

- Mind Gyms for Cognitive Fitness (BoingBoing)

- Japan is running out of food Sad (BBC)

- Kazakhstan forgets to spell check the word "bank" in currency (USA Today) - a bit old, but I'm sure Borat got a laugh out of it
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#2
About Tidbit #5: Japan's Running out of food.
About a year or two ago, in channel 7 -I forgot though if it was Reporter's Notebook or I Witness-
It was said that Japan produces only that amount of food due to lack of farmers, and is already trying to reduce the damage by hiring capable farmers from other countries like China and also from here in the Philippines.

Too much tech?
'Signatures are overrated.'
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#3
Not just tech. It's that they don't have enough plains to use as farmland.
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#4
Kunsabagay...
Hm...
Condo type green houses for the win~!!
'Signatures are overrated.'
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#5
Links:

- Top Tech ads, 2007 (BoingBoing)

- The web is overrun with elves (NY Times Bits Blog)
For our own RR elves, go here.

- The logistics of Santa behind the USA's christmas gifts, all the way from his North Pole manufacturing plant

- Manga and a Tradition of Plagiarism (Comipress). China is included, naturally.

- Tokyo maid Christmas Party coverage (CScout Japan)
The singing maids (w/ glasses!) video was really cute.
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sforzando Wrote:- Tokyo maid Christmas Party coverage (CScout Japan)
The singing maids (w/ glasses!) video was really cute.

Woooh!
WIN!
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And here I thought I could change before Christmas LOL Excellent news
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Black Dragon Wrote:
sforzando Wrote:- Tokyo maid Christmas Party coverage (CScout Japan)
The singing maids (w/ glasses!) video was really cute.

Woooh!
WIN!
Nosebleed Nosebleed Nosebleed Nosebleed




And here I thought I could change before Christmas LOL Excellent news

agreed!!!

DomoNosebleedDomo

lol the voices of those on the vid are FTW!!!

lol for the santa logistics screenshot
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*deleted because cringe*
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#8
More links and lists:

- Game Life's top 10 disappointments of 2007 (W. Game|Life)

- Top 10 curious stories of 2007 (Times Online)

- Top 10 Gadgets of the Year (Wired)
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#9
Don't mess with the president of Russia
"Numbers are not part of the real world; they're part of something else."

-Prof. Rolly Panopio, UPLB Math Division
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#10
The Most Expensive Drink at Starbucks (anerroroccuurredwhileprocessingthisdirective)

The Most Hated Holiday Song in the World (Design Observer)

The song is actually not bad, compared to all the crap played in shopping malls and on the radio these days.
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#11
From Wired again:

- Top 10 (tech based) startups worth watching in 2008

- Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007

- Top 10 new biological organisms, 2007

* also renamed the thread to make it suit the content better
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#12
I want a hypoallergenic cat. NOW
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#13
E di kumuha ka.
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#14
Gusto ko sana. Kaso nga lang, it costs as much as a luxury car. Go figure. Sleep
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#15
More lists from Wired, with a few interesting articles:

- Snorting a Brain Chemical Could Replace Sleep
- Wired's Top 10 photos from 2007
- The year in online video, 2007

- Vote for the sexiest geeks of 2007
Miku Hatsune is obviously the hands down winner and they didn't even include her!!!

- P2P's most traded movies, songs and TV series, 2007
It's not surprising to see so many pop and hip-hop artists for me, because people aren't willing to pay for the immense load of crap they put out

- Secret websites, coded games, the new world of immersive games
- Internet opens elite colleges to all

From the NY Times:

- Tech questions we thought, but didn't ask, in 2007 (part 2)

From the Inquirer:

- 12 Things that made us Filipinos Proud in 2007
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