Coffee Break

February 29th, 2012 by in Images, Links

The 5 Most Insane Duels Ever Fought – [Cracked]

Top 20 Craziest Facts About Leap Years[The Telegraph]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Illuminati[Gawker]

Why did Jay-Z and Beyoncé name their kid “Blue Ivy”? What was the deal with Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show? Why did Whitney Houston die? Some people might say that “famous people are weird and sad” is the answer to all three questions. But no, the answer is: The Illuminati. Who? Allow us to explain.

Note: to best service our readers, we’ve divided this guide into two sections — first, the believer’s guide; second, the skeptic’s guide.

Study: Sleeping Pills Linked To Higher Risk of Cancer, Death – [LA Times]

A new study suggests that the 6% to 10% of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), temazepam (Restoril), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die prematurely, than those who take no sleep aids.

At $500 Billion, Apple Is Worth More Than Poland[CNN Money]

Apple’s stock market value topped the $500 billion mark in early trading Wednesday, another record high for what was already the world’s most valuable company.

The half-trillion dollar valuation puts Apple in some extremely exclusive territory, making it one of the five most-valuable companies at any point in history. Only Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Cisco (CSCO, Fortune 500) and General Electric (GE, Fortune 500) have ever surpassed that mark.

Syria’s Long, Bloody Uprising (Photos) – [In Focus]