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Declassified documents reveal U.S. military tried to develop flying saucers in 1950s

Newly released diagrams show scale of the future that never was after air force cancelled funding for wobbly disc-shaped craft These days, flying saucers are most commonly associated with sci-fi films and conspiracy theories, but in the 1950s, some saw them as the future of aviation. Documents published by the…

Meryl Streep speaks out for Bill of Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is releasing a new set of ads, featuring high profile actors including Meryl Streep, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler to warn women about the threats to their reproductive freedoms and urging them to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights. “Every day the opponents of our…

Australian PM’s epic speech calls out opposition leader for ‘misogyny and sexism’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard fearlessly scolded Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on Tuesday as he sat just six feet away over his record of “misogynistic and sexist” attacks on her. Though Abbott pushed to have House Speaker Peter Slipper resign…

Breitbart movie’s director blames Congressional Black Caucus for ‘R’ rating

The director of a film promoting the late conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart said that his movie’s anticipated release date has been pushed back after the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an “R” rating for vulgar language. Oddly enough, he’s blaming the Congressional Black Caucus. The film was…

Letterman: Romney’s ‘Gangnam Style’ video is ‘a little cocky’

Late night talk show host David Letterman on Monday acknowledged that Mitt Romney had enjoyed a resurgence in the polls after a great performance in his first debate with President Barack Obama. But Letterman worried that the Republican presidential nominee might be getting “a little cocky” after seeing his version…

Massive cleanup underway for Las Vegas hoarder’s home

Las Vegas officials are cleaning up what they call the worst case of “hoarding” they have ever seen — and it’s far from over. “We estimated 15 truckloads, we’ve taken out 18 and we are about one-third through the house,” city spokesperson David Riggleman told The Las Vegas Review Journal,…

Florida man dies after roach-eating contest

A 32-year-old man died suddenly after entering a roach and worm-eating contest in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach collapsed outside the reptile shop that held the contest after he began to vomit uncontrollably. An exact cause of death has yet to…

Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in jump from ‘edge of space’

Update (below): Record-setting skydive delayed until Wednesday Skydiver Felix Bumgartner is scheduled to attempt something on Tuesday that’s never been tried before: he hopes to break the sound barrier without the aid of a vehicle. In what’s being billed as a freefall from “the edge of space,” Bumgartner will exit…

Colbert: BLS should release ‘all the numbers’ when they go to the bathroom

Stephen Colbert joined the chorus of conservative skepticism over the recent statistical drop in the country’s unemployment rate Monday, saying the .3 percent drop “seems a little bit too barely-better to be true.” The Oct. 5 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that the unemployment rate had…

Jon Stewart mocks the ‘empty-headed puppets’ who indoctrinate Americans

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked conservatives apparent obsession with cutting funding for PBS. He showed that Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs had criticized President Barack Obama for advocating an end to $4 billion in subsidies for oil companies, but Dobbs was enthusiastic…

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