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Margaret Thatcher’s newly released diaries reveal just how high-maintenance her hair was

Margaret Thatcher’s immaculate hairdo took intensive efforts to perfect, with the late British prime minister having her bouffant reworked every three days on average, records showed Friday. Her appointments diary for 1984, released by The National Archive three decades on, showed she had 118 hair appointments in the year. Around…

Bitcoin’s new competition: ‘Coinye West’ crypto-currency ‘dropping’ on January 11

Yes, There’s Kanye West-Themed Crypto-Currency (via slashdot) In the future, every major celebrity will have a crypto-currency named after him or her. Bitcoin, the world’s most popular crypto-currency, is based on an open-source protocol; and because it’s peer-to-peer without a central server or bank, it’…   ["Kanye West" via Saffandi…

Vikings’ coach: ‘We should round up the gays, send them to an island, nuke it until it glows’

Chris Kluwe blasts Vikings organization, accuses team of bigotry (via Fox Sports) Updated JAN 02, 2014 5:26p ET In an explosive column written for Deadspin, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he is “pretty confident” his May release from the team was because of his outspoken support of gay marriage.…

Florida man who won ‘Breaking Bad’ contest arrested for running his own drug operation

The winner of a contest to watch the series finale of Breaking Bad with the show’s cast was arrested on multiple drug possession and distribution charges yesterday. In September, Ryan Lee Carroll won a contest to watch the series finale of Breaking Bad with cast member Aaron Paul. On Wednesday,…

Kentucky woman brutally pistol-whipped by husband says Facebook saved her life

A woman in Leslie County, Kentucky is crediting Facebook for saving her life. Susann Stacy says her husband, Donnie Stacy, heard her on the phone in the bathroom and, when she exited it, confronted her about who she had been talking to. When she failed to answer his question, he…

Bryan Fischer believes ‘evolutionists’ should be ‘disqualified from holding political office’

On his Internet-only radio show Focal Point on Wednesday, Bryan Fischer, the national spokesman for the American Family Association, claimed that no man can be trusted with political power unless he is a creationist. Fischer was discussing the recent Pew Research Center poll that indicated declining support for the theory…

Maine senate candidate’s domestic violence conviction proves he has ‘guts’

A conservative Portland, Maine Senate candidate claims that experience he acquired while spending a decade fighting domestic abuse charges informs his “pro-family” agenda. During a press conference on Tuesday, Erick Bennett, who is challenging incumbent Susan Collins, addressed his conviction for domestic violence against his now ex-wife. He fought the…

Scientists pinpoint the likely site of next big China earthquake

It is impossible to predict when the next big earthquake will hit, but researchers said Thursday they have a good idea of where in China such a temblor is likely. The hot zone is a 60-kilometer (37-mile) segment of the Longmenshan fault which divides the Tibetan Plateau from the Sichuan…

Snowstorm bears down on northeastern United States

The northeastern United States prepared Thursday for snow, high winds and frigid temperatures, as a gust of wintry weather bore down on New England and surrounding states, cancelling flights. Temperatures in New York were expected to drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 degrees Celsius) with a windchill factor of…

Six-legged ‘gecko’ automatons could be used to maintain the hulls of spacecraft

A wall-crawling robot inspired by the gecko has taken a small but important step towards a future in space, scientists said on Thursday. The tiny legged prototype could be the forerunner of automatons which crawl along the hulls of spacecraft, cleaning and maintaining them, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.…

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