For the past few years, every time someone typed in "miserable failure" into Google Search, the first result was a White House page containing the name "George W. Bush." Google decided to erase this as the top link for this search term. This move is part of an overall algorithm designed to put an end to such mass link pranks, usually termed bombing.
This Bush-related webpage got the top spot in the first place due to thousands of websites that decided to link this page with the term "miserable failure."
A U.S. Muslim group has issued an internet warning to Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the satirical animated show "South Park", because of adepiction of the Prophet Muhammad. A posting on the website revolutionmuslim.com warns the creators that they "will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show." The site then posted a graphic image of the mutilated Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered by an Islamic militant in 2004 concerning a short documentary he made that accused Islamic countries of allowing violence against women.
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An 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Samoa Islands region today. The quake struck 123 miles away from the Samoa Islands at a depth of 19 miles.
Police in the Samoan capital, Apia, say they have no reports on the temblor. "We didn't feel any earthquake," an officer, who declined to be named, said.
No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.
Fate finally took its course last night for Kate Gosselin when she was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. The mother of eight hadn't received great scores from the judges all season, but she seemed to skate by for weeks on the support of her loyal fans.
She couldn't avoid the inevitable last night, however, when she got stuck in the bottom two with Pamela Anderson. Despite the fact that last night was Anderson's second time in the bottom two, she's received relatively good scores from the judges most weeks so elimination seemed unavoidable for poor Kate...
As a growing number of women obtain graduate degrees, the Census has predicted more women than men will hold professions like doctor, lawyer and professor. According to CNN, nearly 6 out of every 10 adults holding advanced degrees between the ages of 25 and 29 are women, the Census reported Tuesday. Very cool! Women are taking over the world.
About 10% of women over 25 hold an advanced degree compared with about 7% of women in 2000. The growth for men was much slower. About 11% of men hold an advanced degree compared with 10% of men in 2000.
Advanced degrees generally mean more...
The Space Shuttle discovery landed safely in America this morning. After a smooth touchdown and seamless parachute deployment, the shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday morning. All seven astronauts aboard the discovery were safe and healthy after a 15 day mission. This was the 33rd visit to the International Space Station.
According to NASA, the STS-131 mission brought 7.6 tons of new science equipment to the station. It brought home 2 tons of used equipment.
The shuttle flew 6,232,235 miles in 238 orbits around Earth before it landed in Florida...
Snack-sized fast food is catching on. See who's on board!
Fast-food restaurants that have long been offering mega super-sized portions are now giving patrons the option of smaller-sized, nibbler portions.
Burger King came out with BK Burger Shots last February, McDonald's introduced their Big Mac Snack Wrap, and Jack in the Box now offers Mini Surloin Burgers.
Even Dunkin' Donuts has rebranded their doughnut holes as "Munchkins" to arouse patron appeal. Dairy Queen is the latest restaurant to introduce a shrinking menu option, the 7-ounce Mini Blizzard, which is 5 ounces smaller than their...
Former reality TV star and Season 12 "Bachelor" winner, Shayne Lamas (daughter of Lorenzo Lamas), got hitched in Vegas last night. She met her hubby, Nik Richie (the guy behind the sleazy website TheDirty.com) on Saturday night and for some reason, they decided to get married at the Little White Wedding Chapel about 24-hours later. Apparently, they ordered a wedding package that cost $519 and included 36 photos and a DVD copy of the ceremony. Classy. It seems like this union will go the way of Britney Spears' and Jason Alexander's 55-hour marriage in 2004.