The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Video: Japanese spoof on Lady Gaga egg stunt at Grammys

It didn't take long for the Japanese to come up with a very funny spoof video on Lady Gaga's egg entrance at the Grammys. Have a watch.

Dozens ill after Playboy Mansion party

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Dozens of people have been reported suffering with respiratory illnesses after attending a fundraising party at the Playboy Mansion in LA. The Los Angeles Times said there were reports that dozens of people were sickened after the event at the L.A. mansion, but neither the newspaper nor county health officials cited a specific number of cases. I suggest they check the Grotto. Oh pity the bunnies!

Video: 30 foot painting of Lady Gaga suddenly appears in L.A.

Video: Pizzeria serves grubs, snouts, bull penis - Yummy!

Men in drag wreck player's Valentine's Day

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Josue Hernandez, 27, was having one hell of a night out partying with the girls in a Naples, Florida bar. Only .... it turned out they were actually boys. A group of men in drag to be exact. It took Hernandez hours to figure this out, and when he did, he busted up the bar.

Cops also found a 6-inch hunting blade in Hernandez's waistband. He was charged with disorderly intoxication and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Photo: Welcome to the Gnathograph

I didn't make this one up! From Modern Mechanix:

"With the aid of the "gnathograph," an instrument as mouth-filling as its name, a dentist's patients may now be assured of a perfect fit for artificial teeth. Fitted to the jaws as shown above, the new device registers the arrangement of the teeth and the direction of the "bite," to guide the dentist in straightening teeth or fitting inlays, crowns, bridges, and plates. Its inventor, Dr. Beverly B. McCollum of Los Angeles, Calif., demonstrates in the picture [below] how the instrument is then mounted for use in tooling a plate to just the right shape to give the most comfortable fit in the mouth."

World alcohol consumption – what we drank

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2005 seems to have been a good year for drinkers. We drank the equivalent of 6.1 litres of pure alcohol per person that year according to the World Health Organization. The biggest boozers: Europeans and the former Soviet states. Moldovans top the scale drinking 18.2 litres each. Moonshine accounts for almost 30 percent of the world's alcohol intake. In the former Soviet states, booze accounts for one in five male deaths. One more note of bad news: Single Malt Scotch has risen in price since 2005!

Be my Valentine: The Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart, 1969

In honour of Valentine's Day – the world's oldest artificial heart. The patient lived for three days after Dr. Denton A. Cooley performed the first total artificial heart implant in the world April 4, 1969, in Houston. The device was developed by Dr. Domingo Liotta.

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
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Website for Egyptian president "Under Reconstruction"

Best "under construction" website I have seen in a while:

Saudi women in U.S. seek segregation on Facebook

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I wish I was making this up, but it's straight from the Arab News:

"JEDDAH: A 22,000-member group for Saudis studying in the US on the social networking website Facebook has been split into two groups, one for women and one for men. The split follows a request from the group’s female members who wanted extra privacy.

“The separate page for Saudi women is a valid decision. We took it to fulfill the wishes of the Saudi women in the US. We have been contacted by a lot of women asking for their private group,” Majed Aleid, media chair of the “Saudis in the US” group, told Arab News in a letter."

This is just sad beyond belief.  Why even bother coming to the U.S.?

First impression of person made in seven seconds

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NYU researchers have found that we make our first impression of a person within seven seconds of meeting them. Seven seconds! That doesn't give me time to blink seven times, let alone wipe the dribble from my mouth. My suggestion: sneeze. That will buy you at least an extra ten to twenty seconds and make the person reluctant to shake your hand. As well, tell them you can't seem to get rid of that damn bug! Well maybe there is better advice to follow. Try Carol Kinsey Goman at Forbes. She gives much better advice.

One third of Russians believe Sun revolves around earth

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A recent survey in Russia came up with this startling fact: 32 percent of Russians believe the Earth is the center of the Solar system. As well the survey found that 55 percent believe that all radioactivity is man-made and 29 percent believe the first humans lived when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Makes you wonder what the schools are teaching there.

On the bright side the survey has a 3.4-percent margin of error, which could bring that first number down to a heartening 28.6 percent!