The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Learning curve: How to survive a 1,000 foot fall

British climber Adam Potter plunged 1,000 feet down the side of a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. He survived.    Read how here.

Bizarre: The weird story of Plenty of Fish's hack attack

The dating website Plenty of Fish was hacked by Chris Russo a hacker from Argentina.  In his blog,  CEO Markus Frind recounts the bizarre episode, blow by blow, which ended with with Frind contacting the hacker's mother by email.

Bummer: Oral sex may be causing neck and head cancer

Listen up porn stars: 60 to 70% of all tonsil cancers in the United States  are now HPV-related, according to William Lydiatt, professor and chief of head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. HPV  – genital warts in street talk – can set off those cancers, researchers say.

Wired: photographer's beat is the underworld

From "Photographer Taryn Simon has spent the better part of the past decade crisscrossing the US in search of rarely documented, illicit, and sometimes brutal subjects. Her straightforward images capture everything from wrongly imprisoned men exonerated by DNA evidence to confiscated counterfeit watches to a mentally retarded tiger kept illegally in Arkansas."

Diddy buys 16-year-old son $360K limo

Just what every 16-year-old kid needs – a $360K limo? Diddy just bought his kid a limo for becoming a honour student. At least the kid is doing well in school!

Graphic: What's killing us

Have a look at this amazing graphic by Richard Johnson of the National Post that shows what we are dying of:

Vacation: Rent a private island in Georgia

Looking for the ultimate get-away? Check this out – Eagle Island in Georgia is for rent for your private amusement:

Superbowl literally a "heart-breaker"

From the Globe and Mail: "New research shows that cardiovascular deaths jumped 15 per cent in the hometown of the losing team in the days after the big game."

Male breast surgery on the rise

I suppose the women of Britain should be jealous but I have a feeling it has more to do with obesity than anything else.  This from the BBC:

"The numbers of men having breast reduction surgery is increasing, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
The association said male breast reduction operations increased by 28% last year."