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A theory why sharks attack...

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This Yahoo! News story mentioned experts saying the tales of great white sharks developing a taste for human flesh and turning into rogue maneaters are a myth. They also point out that on average more people die in Australia every year from three bumble bee stings than in one shark attack.

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Screen Capture of the Day: Typo by White House on TV

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Yahoo! News reports story about a typo on TV. Here is an enlarged screen capture. It was at the White House Conference on the Economy in Washington, December 16, 2004.

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Shaw cable modem users hit bandwidth ceiling with 50 GB (monthly)

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Broadband Reports reports that some heavy users, of Shaw cable modem service that recently unveiled "i-Extreme" 5Mbps tier, didn't read the TOS. They are finding their service temporarily shut off if they download more than 50 gigabytes a month. Shaw is the same company throttling BitTorrent traffic for its users.

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Films of Barny, the first dog...

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MSNBC showed an amusing video spoof starring Barney, the first dog in this year's Christmas special titled "Barney Cam: Where in the World is Miss Beazley". You can find it and more films (streaming videos) on Barney Home Page.

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Most devious missions ever in a game

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There is a FiringSquad forum thread about the most devious missions ever in a game.

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A video clip of flying bullets being split by a katana sword...

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fngsaiyuk sent me a 2.2 MB WMV video clip of a katana sword splitting up flying bullets in half. "Woah" as Neo says.

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Have you been/Are you distracted (non-work related) during teleconferences?

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Can't focus on the teleconference? You're not alone.

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This CNET News.com story says 90% of people who participate in conference calls
find things to keep them busy besides following the discussion,
according to Raindance Communications's survey.

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Why do most cooked, exotic meats taste like cooked chicken?

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Blue's News posted an article on the field of culinary evolution faces one great dilemma: why do most cooked, exotic meats taste like cooked Gallus gallus, the domestic chicken? It is curious that so many animals have a similar taste. Did each species evolve this trait independently or did they all inherit it from a common ancestor? That is the burning question.

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Photograph of the Day: Crazy Birds!

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Alfred Hitchcock would love this shot... Crazy birds!

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The Simpsons' Springfield Snowball Fight

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Blue's News posted The Simpsons' Springfield Snowball Fight game. Test your aim on some local Springfieldians before you run out of snowballs. Be sure and watch out for Nelson.

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History of Star Wars Video Games

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/. posted an UGO story on the history of Star Wars video games, dividing the timeline into 4 categories: The Golden Age (up to 1990), The Silver Age (1991-1996), The Gaming Renaissance (1996-2000), Modern Age (2001 on).

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Worth1000's Doctored Movie Posters: Animal Flicks 3

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Animal Flicks 3 (only the best ones shown) is Worth1000's doctored movie posters theme by recasting favourite films with Fido, Fluffy and other animal friends.

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Mystery of 'Chirping' Pyramid Decoded

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new@nature.com's story says the mystery of 'chirping' pyramid was decoded. Acoustic analysis shows how temple transforms echoes into sounds of nature. El Castillo's strange echoes have fascinated visitors for generations. A theory that the ancient Mayans built their pyramids to act as giant resonators to produce strange and evocative echoes has been supported by a team of Belgian scientists.

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Pictures of the Day: Skeletal Systems of Cartoon Characters & Santa Claus gets outsourced

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Blue's News posted two links today:

A funny cartoon strip showing Santa Claus outsourced.

Skeletal Systems is character study of 22 present and past cartoon characters. Animation was the format of choice for children's television in the 1960s, a decade in which children's programming became almost entirely animated. The artist decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass. Each character resides on a translucent, hinged panel. When the panel is lifted the character's skeletal structure is revealed giving each a certain validity and glimpse into its origins. Each panel is hand-drawn with archival ink and covered with an acrylic/acetate transparency.

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Photoshop Life theme on Something Awful

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Photoshop Life is a theme on Something Awful for images. The theme is about "All you do is open a picture in Photoshop, and then highlight a function that best describes the picture."

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Ouch! Crocodile Bite

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Fngsaiyuk shared a 1.3 MB WMV video clip of a crocodile biting someone bigtime. Ouch! At least it wasn't his head.

12/18/2004 7:45 PM PS

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Reflex -- A remake of a great puzzle game called Reflexion.

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UserFriendly's link of the day mentioned an addicting and frustrating Flash game called Reflex. Its description says, "A remake of a great puzzle game called Reflexion. Collect all the gems and get the ball to the exit. You do this by guiding the ball with the 'mirrors'." You use the mouse to click on mirrors that can be flipped.

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Who will be hired by Donald Trump in The Apprentice 2 finale (12/16/2004)?

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Jennifer M., you're hired!
17% (7 votes)
Kelly, you're hired!
57% (24 votes)
I don't care, you're fired!
7% (3 votes)
I don't watch this TV reality show, you're fired!
19% (8 votes)
Total votes: 42
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Heroes of WoW (World of Warcraft) -- Funny cartoon strips...

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Heroes of WoW is a creation by Oskar Pannier (aka Shakes) and Marvin Clifford (aka Fidget). It is fantastic series of World of Warcraft. It was originally created in German on WorldofWar.de, but translated to English for WorldofWar.net. The cartoons are amusing.