Thursday, January 31, 2008

Madonna Pictured With Bruised Face

Eye eye, what's going on here then? The Queen of Pop was sporting a real shiner as she left her Central London home for the gym.

Madonna's painful black eye and bruising to her cheek has set tongues wagging - no matter how hard she tried to hide it behind huge shades.

Last December rumours were rife that the Material Girl had succumbed to a nip and tuck after she left a medical centre in New York with mysterious marks on her cheeks.

She hits 50 this year — and is hating it. So are these pictures of mysterious bruises proof a desperate Madonna is trying to turn back the clock?

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Dangers of Shopping at McDonald’s in Florida

Grandmother Arrested At McDonald's Drive-Thru For Not Pulling Car Forward

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A 75-year-old woman was arrested at a Clearwater McDonald's drive-thru, because police say she wouldn't pull her car forward.

Authorities said Jean Merola, a grandmother of eight, was arrested for disorderly conduct after she refused an officer's orders to move her car while she waited for the coffee and fries she ordered at the drive-through window.

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Drive through arrest may spawn lawsuit

CLEARWATER - The 75-year-old grandmother who was arrested at a McDonald's drive through for disorderly conduct has an attorney.

"There is always civil liability when someone is arrested without cause. Mrs. Merola has never been in a lawsuit is not litigious by nature," attorney Steven Andrews said.

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French Fry Grandma Says Police Report Not Accurate

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:01:30 AM

The 75-year-old woman charged with disorderly conduct after a spat with a Clearwater police officer has read the police report of the incident and says little in it is true.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sex sells - coffins!

An Italian firm of undertakers has unveiled its 2008 calendar - featuring glamor models draped over its range of coffins.

The calendar shows women in sexy underwear posing with coffins which can be ordered from the Cofanifunebri undertakers in Rome.

Owber Maurizio Matteucci defended the calendar - on sale at his firm's outlets for just £7 - which has caused outrage in the Catholic country.

He said: "It is good marketing but it is also but also a way to play down such a serious subject and to smile.

"Coffins are consumer goods like any other things, so I sell in the same way as any other consumer goods are sold. The calendar is very popular."

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Don’t Just Eat Them, Listen To Your Vegetables!

Now fresh vegetables can be entertaining. The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra performs on instruments made of fresh vegetables.

The Vegetable Orchestra was founded in 1998. It consists of 11 musicians, a sound engineer and a video artist. Based in Vienna, the Vegetable Orchestra plays concerts in Europe and Asia.

From time to time workshops are given - on how to manufacture an instrument or on musical topics.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Britain Is The Fast Food King

A survey of 13 countries showed that the British consume the most fast food, just ahead of Americans. The French are the least likely to eat fast foods.

The survey of 13 countries also confirmed growing concern over obesity worldwide, but noted different priorities and strategies in different parts of the world for tackling it.

"People are inherently contradictory and nowhere is it more obvious than on such a sensitive and important issue as their weight," said Steve Garton of polling body Synovate, who produced the survey jointly with the BBC.

45 percent of British citizens taking the survey agreed with the statement "I like the taste of fast food too much to give it up". Americans came in at 44 percent, and Canadians at 37 percent.

However, only 19 percent of French citizens agreed with the statement. Other low scorers included Singaporeans (25 percent) and people from Hong Kong and Romania (both at 27 percent).

Around a third of all respondents (31%) agree with the statement 'I tend to eat junk food when I am feeling down'. The most emotional eaters can be found in France (57%), the United States (48%) and the United Kingdom (44%).

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Yuki-taro Autonomous Snowplow/Ice Pooper Robot

The Japanese are well known for crafting useful robots to do the dirty work for humans who'd rather park it at home, and the Yuki-taro autonomous snowplow is just another example of machines taking care of the business people can't (or won't).

Enter Yuki-Taro, an autonomous snowplow that gathers up sidewalk snow and converts it into small, manageable ice blocks that it deposits behind itself as it goes.

That's right boys and girls -- it eats snow and poops ice.

Created by a consortium of private companies, municipal governments and university researchers, Yuki-taro is equipped with two video cameras in his "eyes" as well as a GPS tracking system to be completely self-guided.

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