Mutation May Make You A Coffee Lover

Five studies involving 47,341 U.S. participants of European descent have spotted a mutation in your genetic makeup that may determine whether or not you want that extra cup of coffee during the day. The genes in question are known as CYP1A2, which is involved with the body’s caffeine metabolism, and AHR, which regulates CYP1A2. Scientists…

Turns Out Everyone HAS Looked at Porn

This is hilarious. Researchers looking to do a study on the consumption of porn have a problem, they can’t find anyone who hasn’t looked at porn to use as their control group.

U.S. Pilots Ordered to Shoot Down UFO

On a rare note, files just recently released to the British Archive confirm reports that American pilots were ordered to shoot down UFO’s spotted over the English countryside during the height of the cold war. Yahoo! News: “One pilot said he was seconds away from firing 24 rockets at the object, which moved erratically and…

Bubble 2.0 About to Burst?

Those of us in the tech industry have been counting ourself lucky that the recessions really hasn’t hit the industry (Google and Apple both reported capital gains last quarter), but that isn’t so. Monster.com, famed job search site, is shuttering one of their newer acquisitions Ringo, a photo sharing/community site something like Flickr and MySpace…

There are no aliens at Area 51. Well…actually sir…

In what looks like a weird chain of events straight out of Independence Day, conspiracy theorists are celebrating today after recently released documents appear to show proof that the CIA was troubled by the threat extra terrestrials could pose to national security. Alien life – General – News – smh.com.au: “A raft of newly unclassified…

En Masse Bigfoot Sightings Spur Investigation

A rash of recent big foot sightings in rural India is prompting authorities to investigate. What makes these sightings different is almost all have been within the last month. Discovery Channel: “The bizarre sightings have been made in the Garo hills area of Meghalaya state, close to the borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan, with villagers…

You’re Not Safe Anywhere Anymore I Guess

You think you live in the sleepy little corner of suburbia, far from the world of “tarrarist” plots, crime and then something happens to make it hit home that, “hey, you’re not safe.” CBS2: “Authorities evacuated Modesto City-County Airport Tuesday morning after officials said the city’s Webmaster received nine e-mailed threats. More than a dozen…

In China, Hunt on for Loch Ness Monster Turns Up Giant Salmon

Sorry Dear, I won’t be home for dinner. I wonder what size tippet I’d use…hmmm… Yahoo News!: “In 1980, Yuan was part of a team of 150 experts who launched the first scientific study of the lake’s environment and its flora and fauna. It was then that he met Chinese Mongolians living in the area…

Woman Struck By Lightning

Yes, only in the town I live in could/would this happen. WZZM News: “A Modesto woman is in critical condition after being struck by lightning during an intense thunderstorm that passed through the area Tuesday evening. Peggy Montijo, 53, was walking down the sidewalk on Peppermint Drive when she was hit. Neighbors saw it happen…