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Darfur Food Rations
Los Angeles Times / Lynsey Addario

Darfur Food Disaster Looms

Aid agencies fear that more than a million people in the African region of Darfur may not be getting humanitarian food rations starting in May. The worries come weeks after the Sudanese government expelled more than a dozen foreign aid groups after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009 READ MORE


Alcohol Boosts Salary, Says Study

Drinkers are apparently more apt to reap “social capital,” said the study’s co-author. “Social drinkers are out networking, building relationships and adding contacts to their BlackBerries that result in bigger paychecks.”
We’ll drink responsibly to that!

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


Liquids on a Plane
From craphound.com

First Snakes, Now Liquids (on a Plane)

It was looking like snakes were going to be the biggest threat to planes this summer, but energy drink bottles filled with explosive liquids turned out to be the real problem.

  • Check out the TSA’s hours-old official ban on liquids on planes.
  • Update #1: The terrorists were apparently “planning to smuggle hydrogen peroxide-based liquid/slurry explosives” (whatever that is) in the bottles, according to U.S. News.
  • Update #2
  • Someone came up with a fitting graphic (above)

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Obesity Epidemic Linked to Soda, Study Says

    An extra can of soda a day can add 15 pounds a year, according to a report in a prestigious journal. And this kind of consumption may be the prime mover behind this nation’s apocalyptically expanding waistlines.

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Cola Wars
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    The ‘Cola Wars’ Just Got Fun Again

    This tale of corporate theft is too good to miss: Insiders at Coca-Cola got nabbed in a sting operation when they tried to sell trade secrets about a new soft drink to the folks at Pepsi.

    Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


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