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6 Bizarre Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day – [Cracked]
Occupy Wall Street News Update (Of The Day) – [The Daily What]
Reddit has sold out! Er, not really. But! Warner Bros has bought movie rights to a story idea that originated as a Reddit comment. It all started when someone posted a question wondering if today’s US Marines could defeat Roman Empire legionnaires if they traveled back in time.
James Erwin, an author and two-time Jeopardy winner, saw that Reddit thread and responded with a comment that was pretty well thought out and extremely interesting. The Redditors loved it. Erwin kept writing with more and more stories until his concept got its own subreddit, Facebook fan page and popped on Reddit’s first page. From there, it caught the eye of Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner who helped Erwin further develop the concept and then sold the idea to Warner Brothers. The movie, as its known now, is called Rome, Sweet Rome.
Fears Volcano Will Erupt In Iceland, Causing More Chaos – [Telegraph]
Tremors in the ground beneath an Icelandic volcano could be the first warning signs of a long-awaited eruption that would have the potential to dwarf the chaos caused by Eyjafjallajokul last year, experts say.
Katla, which has a much larger magma chamber and is more powerful than its neighbour, averages two large eruptions every century but the last was 93 years ago, making another long overdue.
Former NYPD Detective: “We Fabricated Drug Charges Against Innocent People To Meet Quotas” – [NY Daily News]
A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.
The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.
Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as “flaking,” on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose buy-and-bust activity had been low.
What It Takes To Get A Job At Google (Infographic) – [Dvice]