Let's Help Rick Perry With His Homophobia
For whatever reason, Rick Perry's social media team allows anyone to upload photos to his Facebook wall. This means everyone can help Perry get over his fear of the gays! Visit his official Facebook page, make your contribution and post a screenshot in the comments below.
Dean College Students Expelled After Fight Over Nike Shoes
Nine students at Dean College have been expelled after a student was beaten up in an attack that was recorded on this video. Apparently the attacker thought that the victim had his stolen limited edition Nike shoes on - the victim later produced his receipt, not that it would have justified this beat down.
Will Geoengineering Save Earth... Or Destroy It?
Brighten clouds with sea water? Spray aerosols high in the stratosphere? Paint roofs white and plant light-colored crops? How about positioning "sun shades" over the Earth? At a time of deep concern over global warming, a group of scientists, philosophers and legal scholars examined whether human intervention could artificially cool the Earth, and what would happen if it did. Read more at SanDiego.com
Filipinos Love Dr. Pepper
At least according to Filipino stand-up comedian Jo Koy. When asked why Filipinos love Dr. Pepper so much, he replied: "Dude! I’m going to take a picture of my fridge right now! There’s Dr. Pepper in there! I don’t know man! It’s so damn funny! My sister is a Dr. Pepper fanatic, like she will go crazy if she comes in the house and there’s no Dr. Pepper. She’ll get mad. She’ll even call me, ‘I’m an hour away, is there any Dr. Pepper or do I need to stop by Ralphs?’ It’s so pathetic." Catch Koy regularly on The Tonight Show and as a panelist on E’s late night talk show, Chelsea Lately.
See How Close Asteroid YU55 Will Come To Hitting Earth On Tuesday!
On Tuesday, November 8 2011, the asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass near Earth between our planet and the moon. This is the closest an asteroid of this size has passed by our planet in 35 years, and the next known approach by a similar-sized space rock will be in 2028. As seen in the animation below, the trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 will clearly miss Earth, coming within around 200k miles, or a 0.85 the distance from the moon to our planet. (hopefully!)
San Diego Zoo Hand-Feeds Baby Wallaby Back to Life
This Parma Wallaby baby appears to have fallen out of its mothers pouch at the San Diego Zoo, and was discovered alive but cold and malnourished by Zoo keepers. Given the name Trinka, the wallaby was just 51 grams (1.8 ounces) when found but has since grown into a young adult. Still small, she still requires hand feeding (four bottles a day) and has been given a specially-designed ‘pouch,’ as seen in the video above, to feel at home and for sleeping. This is both the smallest and youngest marsupial the Zoo has successfully been able to hand raise. From SanDiego.com