Monthly Archives: November 2011

Minatur Wunderland

The Body Odd – 4 reasons a song gets stuck in your head

So it helps to know that earworms are an incredibly common experience: Studies suggest that 90 percent of people get them at least once a week. Over the last decade, researchers have spent time collecting data to learn who gets earworms, how often they occur, how long they last and which songs won’t budge from our brains.

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A Majority of Americans (Including Both OWS and the Tea Party) AGREE on the Most Important Issues … We Just Don’t Realize It | ZeroHedge

I have repeatedly demonstrated that – despite the false divide-and-conquer tactics of the mainstream parties and mainstream media – the overwhelming majority of Americans agree on the most important issues facing our country.

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Why I Feel Bad for Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike | The Atlantic

…it’s a dozen scared kids and a police officer named John Pike spraying them in the face from three feet away. And while it’s his finger pulling the trigger, the police system is what put him in the position to be standing in front of those students.

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BBC News – Pakistani derision at ‘obscene text’ ban

As expected, the #PTABannedList has made its way all over Pakistan, & kids are swearing more elaborately & frequently than ever. Well done.”

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It’s Time to Play ‘Whose Secret Service Nickname Is That?’ — Daily Intel

See if you can match the following ten Secret Service nicknames with the person they were/are used for.

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Siri Gets Stuck In An Argument | College

Adult language and theme. Tip o’ the hat to Chip Watterson for sharing this gem. – Ed.

Mini Flash Crash? ES Plunges By 2 Standard Deviations In 5 Minutes | ZeroHedge

…the final desperate straw broke the camel’s back into the close as ES dropped 1% in less than 5 minutes as volume dwarfed the rest of the day with machines fighting each other to exit at a reasonable price.

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E-Mini S&P, often abbreviated to “E-mini” (despite the existence of many other E-mini contracts) and designated by the commodity ticker symbol ES, is a stock market index futures contract traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange‘s Globex electronic trading platform.  This is the same system that is believed to have triggered the May 6th, 2010 ‘flash crash’.  – Definition courtesy Wikipedia, Ed.

The top 3 things to do in every police encounter | The Raw Story

Remain calm, keep your hands on the wheel and do not reach for your license or insurance papers until directed to. Most importantly, be respectful and do not challenge the officer’s authority directly – that’s what the courtroom is for.

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Weekly Economic Update | LAEDC