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September 28th, 2011 by in Images, Links

The 8 Most Shameless Attempts to Cash in on 9/11[Cracked]

The Top 10 Books Lost to Time[Smithsonian Mag]

Women Found To Be The Tougher Sex[Telegraph]

While women have for centuries been labelled as the weaker sex, new research suggests the truth is quite the opposite.

According to a study, the fairer sex is genetically programmed to better resist infections and cancer, and also have a back-up system for fighting disease. The discovery sheds light on why members of the so-called stronger sex succumb to “man-flu”. Their immune systems are no match for those of wives and girlfriends because of the female X-chromosome, scientists believe.

Are Yogasms Real? [The Daily Beast]

Yoga has long been known for its metaphysical benefits to mind and body, but devotees are talking openly about the orgasmic pleasure they experience during practice.

“The first time it happened to me I was in Sharon Gannon’s class at Jivamukti, and I was in forward bend,” says Kelly Morris, a yoga instructor with a cult following at the Shala Yoga House in New York City. “I was breathing and concentrating and suddenly, ‘Whoa!’”

N.J. Governor Chris Christie Vetoes “Snooki Subsidy” [Slate]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is no fan of MTV’s Jersey Shore, and on Monday he made that explicitly clear by vetoing a $420,000 tax break for the hit reality show.

Dubbed the “Snooki subsidy,” the tax credit is part of a $10 million state program that grants eligible film and TV production companies a 20-percent tax credit on their expenses in New Jersey.

“I have no interest in policing the content of such projects,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “However, as chief executive I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”

Libyan Rebels Attack Final Qaddafi Strongholds (Photos) – [In Focus]

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