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‘World’s thinnest’ 3D display created using a soap bubble

Researchers at the University of Tokyo say they have created the world’s thinnest transparent display by projecting images on soap film. “It is common knowledge that the surface of soap bubble is a micro membrane,” lead researcher Yoichi Ochiai wrote on his blog. “It allows light to pass through and…

Dem’s aides desk dance to ‘Call Me Maybe’

Taking a cue from the Harvard baseball team’s viral video parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and her 2012 summer interns produced a video almost certainly worthy of MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s “Best New Thing” segment. The short clip features Rep. Sanchez sitting at…

Insane: Real-life Hot Wheels cars go through double dare loop

This years X Games, which are being held in Los Angeles this weekend, added to their usual extreme events by constructing a real-life, 66 foot tall version of the Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare and sending a rally car driver and a Hollywood stuntman hurtling through it. The two drivers,…

Jealous boyfriend allegedly punched lesbian woman in the face

A lesbian woman was allegedly assaulted by a man at a bar for talking to his girlfriend last weekend. The woman says she is the victim of a hate crime. Jaqi Lloyd of Memphis, Tennessee said her nose was broken in two places by the man, Brandon Hooper, who allegedly…

Ron Paul inducted into congressional baseball hall of fame

Wearing a retro Astros jersey, Republican Rep. Ron Paul has become the first Texas legislator to be inducted into the CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame for a home run he hit in 1979. “It’s interesting. I never thought I was much of a baseball player,” Paul told…

Glenn Beck selling Justice Roberts ‘Coward’ T-shirts

Many on the right are not taking yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act very well, but one enterprising pundit is making hay while the sun shines (or doesn’t). Some on the right are blaming Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision on epilepsy medication. Others are calling for him…

Houston woman arrested and jailed over ‘speed trap’ sign

A woman in Houston, Texas spent 12 hours in jail recently after being arrested while holding up a makeshift sign warning passing motorists of a police speed trap ahead. Claiming that she was initially threatened with a felony charge for “obstructing justice,” Natalie Plummer explained to Houston ABC News affiliate…

Former pregnant inmate sues after being forced to wear shackles during labor

A former inmate is suing the Nevada Department of Correction because she says she was forced to wear shackles while in labor. Valerie Nabors told KTNV that officials at the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center in North Las Vegas violated state law when they put her in shackles while she…

William Shatner admits to dropping pants at TSA checkpoint

Something rather unfortunate happened to 81-year-old actor William Shatner recently. You might even say he lost his pants. “My wardrobe malfunction @ LAX is making the rounds online,” he said Thursday night on his Twitter account. “For those that were witness I apologize. For those that kept staring shame on…

Anti-LGBT leader: Homosexuality means ‘you can’t stop’ until ‘sex with animals’ is allowed

The director of issues of the anti-LGBT rights group American Family Association (AFA) is warning that allowing homosexuality would mean that “you can’t stop” until “sex with animals” was also accepted. On his Wednesday radio program, Bryan Fischer dug up an a 3-year-old report about a Florida man who claimed…

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