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Hardangervidda

Plans for a new highway over the mountain plateau known as Hardangervidda have sparked calls for tunnels that wild reindeer can use to get over, or under, it.

at aftenposten

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Posted: January 16th, 2007
at 12:06am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design,real life news

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Tank in a lake

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russian tank in a lake at englishrussia

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Posted: January 16th, 2007
at 12:06am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,weaponry,real life news

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X

The letter "X" soon may be banned in Saudi Arabia because it resembles the mother of all banned religious symbols in the oil kingdom: the cross.

The new development came with the issuing of another mind-bending fatwa, or religious edict, by the infamous Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice a€" the group of senior Islamic clergy that reigns supreme on all legal, civil, and governance matters in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The commission’s damning of the letter "X" came in response to a Ministry of Trade query about whether it should grant trademark protection to a Saudi businessman for a new service carrying the English name "Explorer."

article at nysun

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Posted: January 15th, 2007
at 2:59pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,business,real life news

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"Cerca, trova"

ROME - A real-life Da Vinci mystery, complete with tantalizing clues and sharp art sleuths, may soon be solved, as researchers resume the search for a lost Leonardo masterpiece believed to be hidden within a wall in a Florence palace.

article at news.yahoo

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Posted: January 14th, 2007
at 11:35pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,real life news

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The world peace monument

While at the Great american Flea Market I met Rick Branaman who is pictued here with a miniture version of a monument he wants to build. The small version has more that 450 bowling balls and weighs approximately 5000 pounds. He hopes that the full size will contain more than 8000 bowling balls.

at theroadblog

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Posted: January 14th, 2007
at 11:34pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,games,real life news

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Letter from Iraq

a€oeDear young Mr. Bush: I see that the satellite dish on top of the "White House" is old, malfunctioning, and in need of repair to relay truly "unbiased" news to you. You should double-check that the news you are receiving is accurate before you go on TV to speak, because most of what you say is incorrect a€¦ It’s a shame to do this in front of the entire world; aren’t you the leader of the greatest superpower, young man!!

letter at islamonline

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Posted: January 10th, 2007
at 1:08pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: real life news

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The Day TV Got Pirated

With no engineers on location at the transmission tower, WTTW employees looked on helplessly as the intruder seized control of their broadcast to say the following:

"He’s a freaky nerd!"
"This guy’s better than Chuck Swirsky." (a WGN -TV sportscaster at the time)
"Oh Jesus!"
"Catch the wave." (a reference to the New Coke marketing slogan)
"Your love is fading."
(hums the theme song to the 1959 TV series "Clutch Cargo")
"I stole CBS."
(unintelligible)
"Oh, I just made a giant masterpiece printed all over the greatest world newspaper nerds."
"My brother is wearing the other one."
"It’s dirty."
"They’re coming to get me!"

history at damninteresting

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Posted: January 9th, 2007
at 5:32pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: mnp is for the children,real life news,9th dan

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Jaywalking

"I committed the worst imaginable offense, I mean I believe there are a lot of muggings and killings, in Atlanta there are probably a lot rapes, serial murders, but I went beyond, I committed the terrible crime of jaywalking."

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto arrested at the AHA and interviewed at planetblur

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Posted: January 9th, 2007
at 12:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,crime,not ninja-worthy,real life news

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Islamification

cordoba islam

Muslims, often funded by Saudi Arabia, are making inroads in their former religious properties in Andalusia and elsewhere in Europe. How far will this go?

article at pajamasmedia

us pizza chain now accepting pesos video at myfoxdfw

mcdonalds enters fair trade coffee market at brandrepublic

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Posted: January 8th, 2007
at 11:13am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,business,mnp is for the children,real life news

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