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The terrifying giant toad who swallowed a bat WHOLE

Posted on September 24 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Supersize me: The terrifying giant toad who swallowed a bat WHOLE A ranger captured the moment a cane toad attacked an airborne bat in the Peruvian rainforest The photograph shows the toad’s discomfort as it battles to swallow the mammal despite the bat’s wings and tail sticking out of its mouth While scientists have not […]

How San Diego woman’s two friends died in Kenya mall massacre while she escaped with terrible shrapnel wounds

Posted on September 24 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Revealed: How San Diego woman’s two friends died in Kenya mall massacre while she escaped with terrible shrapnel wounds opened fire Al-Qaeda-affiliated gunmen Elaine Dang, 26, was caught up in the initial attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday afternoon She was pictured staggering away from the scene bloodied and shocked clutching her iPhone […]

Vitamin B may lower stroke risk

Posted on September 23 2013 by CNN / IM

New evidence suggests taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke. A study, published this week in the online issue of Neurology, analyzed 14 randomized clinical trials of vitamin B that included a total of 54,913 participants. All of the studies compared the supplement use with a placebo or a very low-dose B […]

Four Americans injured as Somali-based militants with ties to al-Qaeda claim responsibility for Kenyan shopping mall massacre

Posted on September 22 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Four Americans injured as Somali-based militants with ties to al-Qaeda claim responsibility for Kenyan shopping mall massacre in which at least 40 have died, some as young two-years-old, while terrorists brazenly live-tweeted the World Peace Day attack Security guards have been shown wheeling out bodies in shopping carts from Westlands Shopping Center The US State […]

BlackBerry to lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of global workforce

Posted on September 21 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

BlackBerry to lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of global workforce after announcing staggering $1billion loss Blackberry lost almost $1billion last quarter Revenues were just over half what experts predicted The cuts will leave the reeling company with about 7,000 employees The announcement comes as Apple launches two new iPhones expected to smash sales […]

Parents’ outrage after Chinese students are forced to sign ‘suicide waivers’

Posted on September 19 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Parents’ outrage after Chinese students are forced to sign ‘suicide waivers’ before starting college More than 5,000 students at the City College of Dongguan University of Technology in Guangdong, China, have been told to sign a ‘suicide waiver’ The contract absolves the college of responsibility if any of its pupils commit suicide or suffer self-inflicted injuries […]

Breakfast in bed? Terrified man finds an 8ft crocodile hidden under his bed

Posted on September 18 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Breakfast in bed? Terrified man finds an 8ft crocodile hidden under his bed after it spent entire night just inches from where he slept 300lbs giant had sneaked into the Humani lodge, Zimbabwe Spent the entire night lying quietly beneath oblivious Guy Whitall Beast had managed to stay hidden for more than eight hours overnight […]

Gunman, 34, who murdered TWELVE in Washington Navy Yard rampage claimed he had ‘anger issues ‘

Posted on September 17 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered TWELVE in Washington Navy Yard rampage claimed he had ‘anger issues’ after rescuing victims of 9/11 and was kicked out of Navy after 2011 gun charge Aaron Alexis, 34, named as the heavily armed gunman who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C. – killing 12 people […]

Scientists shatter world record: Thinnest ever sheet of glass created at just ONE molecule thick

Posted on September 15 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Scientists shatter world record: Thinnest ever sheet of glass created at just ONE molecule thick – and all because of an accidental discovery David Muller made the finding after noticing some ‘muck’ on graphene The glass is so thin that its atoms are clearly visible under a microscope Their arrangement is exactly like the cartoons […]

Ohio TV station apologizes to Julie Chen for telling her to fix her ‘Asian eyes’ (video)

Posted on September 14 2013 by elly

Ohio TV station apologizes to Julie Chen for telling her to fix her ‘Asian eyes’ nearly 20 years ago – as her parents say ‘they could not be more proud’ of her after confession       An Ohio television station has issued an apology to CBS reality show host Julie Chen after she revealed […]

IM Ireland -England Tour 2013, Day 6 : Stonehenge & Greenwich

Posted on September 12 2013 by Stacey Irawan / IM

It isn’t rare to catch my dad watching some questionable television shows. Though I have seen him occasionally watch certain reality TV shows that even I would cringe at, nothing beats watching my dad watch shows about aliens and UFOs. My brother and I will occasionally watch with him to “learn” about some unique urban […]

Protests in Indonesia against beauty pageant

Posted on September 9 2013 by Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone / IM

Some people in largely Muslim country are calling for Miss World contest to be cancelled. There have been protests in Indonesia against the Miss World contest. The world’s most famous beauty pagaent is opening on the island of Bali over the weekend. But some people in the largely Muslim country are calling for the event […]

Bad policies could cause a repeat of 1998

Posted on September 6 2013 by Jkt post / IM

Satria Sambijantoro and Amahl S. Azwar, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta/ Cianjur, West Java | Headlines | Mon, September 02 2013, 10:03 AM Indonesia has not come up with “good policies” quickly enough as its current account deficit widens and its currency continues to plummet. And the failure by policy makers to deliver the right responses […]

Toughest Place to be a Bin Man Full HD Quality ( video)

Posted on September 6 2013 by You Tube / IM

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Facebook employees reveal the ‘best place to work in tech’ can be a soul-destroying grind like any other

Posted on September 4 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

‘Forget the free food and drinks – the workplace is awful': Facebook employees reveal the ‘best place to work in tech’ can be a soul-destroying grind like any other Current and former employees posted their complaints to Q&A website Quora ‘Like cattle in the pen': One employee wrote that the Silicon Valley office’s open floor […]

The amazing interactive map of New York that blends past and present

Posted on September 3 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

So how are you supposed to get from Brooklyn to Manhattan? The amazing interactive map of New York that blends past and present to reveal how much the city has changed in the last 200 years     A fascinating new interactive map allows users to block-by-block compare the New York City of 1836 with […]

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