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August 3rd, 2011 by in Images, Links

7 Questions You Didn’t Know Could Be Answered With Math[Cracked]

11 Actresses Who Won Oscars By Playing Prostitutes[11 Points]

Australian Police Defuse Bomb Strapped To Teenage Girl’s Neck[The Globe And Mail] (via)

An Australian bomb squad safely freed a teenager who was trapped inside a Sydney home near a suspicious device Wednesday, ending a horrifying 10-hour ordeal.

Police still don’t know whether the device is an explosive but are looking for a person who police believe placed the device in the woman’s home, New South Wales state Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch said.

Leonardo DiCaprio Tops Forbes Highest-Earning Actors List[Forbes]

While Johnny Depp topped our list last year with $75 million, Leonardo DiCaprio jumps from fifth to first place to beat Depp for the first time. Over the past year Depp earned $50 million to DiCaprio’s $77 million. Both  actors have achieved wealth and fame by making some unusual choices with their careers.

“Internet Explorer Users Have Lower IQs” Study Is a Hoax[Wired]

A widely circulated research study claiming to show that Internet Explorer users have lower IQs has beenouted as a hoax.

An outlet calling itself the “AptiQuant Psychometric Consulting Company” threw up a phony website a month ago, copied staff photos from a French site, and issued a press release to reporters. Major newspapers, web sites and television stations from England to the US ran the story.

If they looked at the purported data at all, they didn’t look at it very closely. This may have been a clever hoax, but it wasn’t a careful one.

Ramadan Begins (Photos) – [The Big Picture]

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