"Two-thirds say they'll do it for a year's tuition. And for a few, even an iPod touch will do. That's what NYU students said they'd take in exchange for their right to vote in the next presidential election, a recent survey by an NYU journalism class found. Only 20 percent said they'd exchange their vote for an iPod touch. But 66 percent said they'd forfeit their vote for a free ride to NYU. And half said they'd give up the right to vote forever for $1 million."
"Every Major League Baseball™ urn is hand-designed using die-cast aluminum with proprietary clear coat finish. Each urn sits atop a “home plate” base outlined in black. Each also features a baseball display dome at the top in which a favorite collectible baseball can be displayed."
"Ethel McEwan, an 83-year-old from Guardbridge, Fife, was near death after contracting Clostridium Difficile, the Daily Record reported. How about that: Weird news from around the world But she was saved after receiving a "faecal transplant" from her daughter, Winnifred."
"According to Karl Rove (on Charlie Rose), the Bush Administration did not want Congress to vote on the Iraq War resolution in the fall of 2002, because they thought it should not be done within the context of an election. Rove, you see, did not think the war vote should be "political". * Email * Print * Comment Moreover, according to Rove, that "premature vote" led to many of the problems that cropped up in the Iraq War. Had Congress not pushed, he says, Bush could have spent more time assembling a coalition, and provided more time to the inspectors."
"After seeing the Huskers trim a 27-point halftime deficit to nine on two occasions, the Bluejays finally made some plays down the stretch to emerge with a 74-62 victory before 17,049 at Qwest Center Omaha."
"A former White House press secretary has said the US president was involved in misinforming the public over the leaking of a CIA agent's identity."
"Heather Mills has urged people to drink milk from rats and dogs to help save the planet."
"Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline."
"Prayer Toolbar™ is a simple web browser add-on that displays messages that you publish through a secure, password protected web site. It also displays your logo, which is a customizable link to any web site you determine. It's like handing out the highlights from your bulletin and web site whenever someone is online."
"Glassbooth connects you to the presidential candidate that represents your beliefs the best."
"A cartoon advent calendar for kids, sold by the city of Hanover in Germany, has a tiny drawing of local serial killer Fritz Haarmann, who murdered 24 people during the 1920s."
"They seem to have persuaded themselves somehow that they are doing something positive -- celebrating the spirit of a city, shedding light on its challenges, recognizing its heroes. Bullshit. What they are doing is exploiting its victims to advertise luxury SUVs. It is vulgar. It is grotesque. It is disgusting."
"Are your meetings worth every penny? Find out with the new Meeting Miser. Just enter the attendees and start the timer. This handy gadget knows that time is money and will calculate exactly how much you're spending ... or wasting."
"George Clooney got into a fight with romance novel coverboy Fabio during dinner at Madeo in West Hollywood on November 2. Fabio and a group of women, including a professional photographer, were sitting at a table next to George and his girlfriend, Sarah Larson."
"Kansas defeated Nebraska this afternoon 76-39. In case you're feeling sorry for the Huskers, please consider that Kansas has only beaten Nebraska once since 1969. Also consider that the Huskers beat the Jayhawks 55-0 in 1971, 56-0 in 1972, 56-0 in 1974, 52-7 in 1977, 63-21 in 1978, 54-0 in 1980, 52-0 in 1982, 67-13 in 1983, 56-6 in 1985, 70-0 in 1986, 54-2 in 1987, 63-10 in 1988 and 63-7 in 1996. Kansas owes their neighbor to the north so much more."
"The world's richest model has reportedly reacted in her own way to the sliding value of the US dollar - by refusing to be paid in the currency."