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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Video: Watermelons in China are exploding!

Watermelons grown from Japanese seeds are exploding in eastern China. No one seems to no why. End of the world? Nuclear seeds? Change in weather?  Twenty farmers in a village in Jiangsu province planted seeds that were imported from Japan and ten of those farmers reported exploding watermelons, according to the Xinhua news agency. Well, it turns out it could just be the growth chemicals they were using ....

Farmer Liu Mingsuo tells his tale here. They blowed up real good!

Facebook "Dislike" button really, really does not exist (as much as we would like it to)

Here's an example of what you might see /  Courtesy of online security firm Sophos.
Facebook does not have a "dislike" button. Really. A nasty scam has been tricking people with messages, like this one: "Facebook now has a dislike button! Click 'Enable Dislike Button' to turn on the new feature!" These messages  have been popping up all over Facebook in the last week and activate some nasty, malicious code if you follow the instructions. Online security firm Sophos sent out a warning ballon on Monday about this latest honey trap. We've all dreamed about this button, but hey, it's only a dream!
Courtesy of Sophos
When you click on the link, not only will it be forwarded to your too numerous Facebook friends, but it will unleash the Javascript from hell onto your computer. Just stay clear amigos.

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Photos: Vintage TV remote controls

What would life be like without the TV remote control? Imagine having to actually get up from the couch every time you wanted to change a channel or adjust the volume. Then again, maybe eliminating them would make us all healthier, slimmer people – or not. Here are some of the earlier entries into the field, courtesy of oobject:

See the complete list here.

Barnes & Noble and Borders censor magazine with photo of topless man

I have to admit, he does indeed look a lot like a woman, but censoring this material is just ridiculous. Barnes & Noble and Border have both censored the lastest cover of Dossier Journal. The cover features a topless photo of male model Andrej Pejic. The book stores apparently ordered employees to place the magazine into ""opaque poly bags" because he looked too much like a woman.
Dossier Co-Founder and Creative Director Skye Parrot told the Huffington Post:
"It's a naked man on the cover of a magazine, which is done all of the time without being covered up, so I definitely don't think it merits this, but I understand what it is."
"It's not a coincidence that it's only the giant U.S. chain stores that are asking us to do this....It's only the American copies that are being censored. It seems that it probably made people uncomfortable. But that's part of what's interesting about the cover, I think, is that it's playing with those ideas of gender roles. He's topless, you can see that he's a man, but if you look at his face, he looks like a woman and he's so beautiful, he's both in that picture, in a way. I think that's what's interesting about it."

Arnold - "The Inseminator" - Schwarzenegger fathered love child with member of household staff

Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to the LA Times that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff ten years ago. Well, this certainly explains the breakup of his 25-year-marriage to Maria Shriver and her fleeing their mansion earlier this year.

The Terminator issued this statement:
"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."
“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement concluded. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”

I don't think Shriver will be back.