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Friday, January 28, 2011

Woman sues Diddy for trillion dollars

WTF -  Hey, why didn't I think of doing this! Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks is suing at Diddy  for a trillion bucks, claiming  he "knocked down the World Trade Center," sexually abused her and her children and stole a casino chip worth "over 100 zillions of dollars." Turks is also claiming that Diddy fathered her child, Cornelius Wilson, 23 years ago. Diddy, his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter and, for some reason, LAPD assault victim Rodney King are named in the suit. She is seeking $900 billion in child support and $100 billion for "loss of income."

Attention geeks – turn your iPhone into a Star Trek Communicator

CBS has  posted a new app to the Apple App Store that turns your iPhone into a Star Trek communicator. You can flip the communicator open by flipping the phone and it includes all sorts of cool sound effects. And hey, you can even use it to make phone calls!

You can get it here.

The new factory farm – for bird's nest soup!

Bird's nest soup is apparently in hot demand. Rather that relying on the traditional method that requires climbers risking their lives to retrieve the nests, limestone factory farms are being built. Read more at

Graphic: Best selling concert tours in 2010

CDs may not be selling but plenty of people are still spending their cash on concerts. Have a look at this graphic from and see which acts were the top money makers.

Video: Crow adopts kitten

They make unlikely pals, but watch as a crow adopts this small kitten.

Egypt goes silent on the internet

In a move that has been anticipated by many, Egypt has literlally pulled the plug on the internet. All ISPs have been ordered to shut down there services, as the government tries to quell protests across the nation. Today, large protests are planned and as demonstated in Tunisia recently, social networking has helped protesters avoid arrest and danger as well as broadcast the events to the world. It's watch and wait for the moment.

From the Renesys blog:

"At 22:34 UTC (00:34am local time), Renesys observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table. Approximately 3,500 individual BGP routes were withdrawn, leaving no valid paths by which the rest of the world could continue to exchange Internet traffic with Egypt's service providers. Virtually all of Egypt's Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide."

Video: Avoiding bombs – BMW training facility in East Germany

Deep inside East Germany on the grounds of a former Cold War air base, chauffeurs and security personnel are taught how to evade threatening situations, such as roadside bombs.

Happy new year text message sets off suicide bomb

From The Telegraph – Russian authorities believe a would-be suicide bomber had her bomb triggered by a text spam:
"The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.
Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her but nobody else."