American (Too) Sweet Heart

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ABC News has reported that the American Heart Association (AHA) wants the average American to cut down sugar. Under new recommendations the AHA advises women eat no more than about six teaspoons every day in added sugars and men eat no more than 10 teaspoons

 

Despite those arrays of pink, blue and yellow packets of sugar substitutes, the average American eats 19 percent more sugar today than in 1970. If Americans followed the guidelines, the average person would cut their added sugar consumption by more than 70 percent.

 

Source: ABC News

Miss Universe 2009

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Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe pageant was held at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009. Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, center, was named Miss Universe 2009, Sunday night in Nassau, Bahamas. Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz, l., was first runner up.

 

Miss Photogenic, the special award, went to Chutima Durongdej (Kai Mook) from Thailand!! Yeahhh!!

 

Kai Mook also won the 2 nd Runner-up of “Best National Costume.”
Source: NYDaily

Bomber Worms

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Karen Osborn, from the University of California San Diego, told BBC News that she and her colleagues found the worms accidentally, whilst exploring the deep oceans with remotely operated submersible vehicles. The team found them whilst exploring the waters just above the sea-bed off the west coast of the US. They were exploring depths of up to 3,700m when they spotted the creatures.

 

 

The interesting parts of the discovery were that each of the seven species was transparent, produced colourful bioluminescence, and released the glowing bombs, which probably serve to distract predators while the worm escapes. The team has named the first of these species Swima bombiviridis.

 

 

Source: BBC News

Watch out, bloggers!

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Those nasty bloggers and the Internet users who like to post offensive and nasty comments online need to be more careful. They could be unmasked easily and pressed charges.

  

According to the recent Liskula Cohan’s lawsuit case in NYC, the judge ordered Google company to reveal the blogger’s name who attacked Liskula, a model (Vogue cover girl) working in NYC, with nasty comments and rumors. At first, she has contacted Google for assistance to unmask the blogger, but Google denied revealing the blogger’s real name. Cohan filed a lawsuit against Google. Jury ended up ordering Google to provide Cohan with the IP address and the blogger’s profile from Blogger.com.

 

For those who think they can write anything underneath user-names or anonymous users, they need to wake up and pay more attention. Yes.. you have rights to write anything, but it does not mean that you can harass somebody because of that. I guess the judge and jury realized that written words should be as substantial as spoken words are. Harassing someone by writing a blog should be punished as same as harassing someone with spoken words. Expressing your thoughts and ideas on your blog is different story from writing trash about somebody and share it online!!

 

Source: NYDaily

The First Hurricane of The 2009

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The news has reported that over the Atlantic, Hurricane Bill formed early Monday. The storm had maximum sustained winds near 75 mph that were expected to gain speed and top 110 mph. Hurricane Bill becomes the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season and is expected to become a major storm in the next few days. Hm… well.. I hope NOT!

 

 

Source: ABC News

Squirrel Says Cheeeeeese

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Tha National Geographic website allows visitors to send their photos and participate the Photo of The Month. Here is the quote from the photographer and see the picture below

 

 

“My husband and I were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park-Canada when we stopped for a timed picture of the two of us. We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when this curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intrigued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot! A once in a lifetime moment! We were laughing about this little guy for days!!”

 

This is so cool! I love it!

Source: National Geographic

Sugar Shortage

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It has been reported that large food companies in the US could run out of sugar. They said that there could be a severe shortage of sugar used in chocolate bars, breakfast cereal, cookies, chewing gum and thousands of other products. The companies warned they would hike consumer prices and lay off workers if the agriculture department did not allow them to import more tariff-free sugar.

 

So… what’s “Tariffs”?? According to Wiki, Tariffs were the largest source of federal revenue from the 1790s to the eve of World War I, until it was surpassed by income taxes. Since the revenue from the tariff was considered essential and easy to collect at the major ports, it was agreed that the nation should have a tariff for revenue purposes. In practice, it levied an average tax of about 20% of the value of some imported goods (imports that were not taxed were “free”).

Free Photo Book from ShutterFly

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This is the deal that I’m waiting for. Free 8×8 hard cover Photo book from Shutterfly. This offer ends August 26.

 

 

The Promo Code is SUMMERBOOK. Hurry up and get one!! If you don’t have an account, then sign up and get free 4×6 photo print as well.

Vending Bling Bling Grillz

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BLTEB-bling-teeth-bulk-vending[1]Oh man.. I love this! It is a bling bling grillz that you can get from a vending machine. So.. what’s a “grillz” exactly? According to the Urban Dictionary, Grillz is the term used to describe caps or fitting worn over ones teeth, either on top, bottom, or both. To be mostly made out of gold, silver, diamond, or platinum.

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You can see most rappers will wear diamond or gold grillz. Now, you can have it and become a rapper.

 

They cost for 75 cents a pop in vending machines.

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Source: BoingBoing and A&A Global Industries

America’s Best and Worst Airports 2009

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According to the Yahoo’s article, here is the list of America’s best and worst airports 2009.

 

America’s Top Five Best Airports 2009

1. Salt Lake City (SLC)

2. Portland (PDX)

3. (Tie) Washington, D.C. (DCA)

3. (Tie) Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP)

5. (Tie) Los Angeles (LAX)

5. (Tie) San Diego (SAN)

5. (Tie) Tampa (TPA)

 

America’s Top Five Worst Airports 2009

1. Newark (EWR)

2. Chicago (ORD)

3. Miami (MIA)

4. (Tie) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)

4. (Tie) New York (LGA)

4. (Tie) New York (JFK)

 

Source: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-29376377