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BlogPost: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity turns out the crowds and the comedy

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear descended on Washington, DC today.

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Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Live Blogging

Stewart Colbert Rally Live blogging.

By Melissa Bell  | October 30, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jon Stewart rally, Metro security and the tea party: This week's top news tweets

Read the week's top news tweets

By Katie Rogers  | October 29, 2010; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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'Legalize It' Peter Tosh's family says it's in favor of Calif. Prop 19

Peter Tosh's family has come out in support of Prop 19 using "Legalize It" in a commercial advocating a vote.

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Street signs and pixilated leaves: The art of Norm Magnusson

Norm Magnusson, a New York artist, places placards to get people to consider different points of views. He also paints leaves.

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Halloween music to thrill and delight you

You can dance away to Monster Mash or learn how to walk like a zombie in Thriller, but if you really want to be creeped out for Halloween, I recommend my Scariest Song List of all time.

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The mimic octopus, or my new favorite mollusk (Sorry, Paul!)

The mimic octopus cannot imitate the old Detroit Red Wings playoff mascot. (John C. Hillery/Reuters) Now that the tears have dried over poor Paul the psychic octopus's death, a new video has surfaced online to fill the hole Paul left...

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Thriller' video roundup: Best of the bunch

A collection of the best "Thriller" riffs.

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The roll-less toilet paper roll. Best invention ever?

Kimberly-Clark plans to introduce a line of tube-free Scott toilet paper in the Northeast on Nov. 1 as part of its Naturals line.

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3G mobile heads to Mount Everest; D.C. Metro still drops calls

A Nepalese telecom group Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera, says people can make video calls and surf the Internet on their mobile phones, thanks to a high-speed phone base station at an altitude of 17,000 feet near Gorakshep village in the Everest region. Ncell made the first video call Friday at 17,388 feet.

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'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' can also hack

A Vanity Fair article notes that Lisbeth Salander does indeed hack like the best of the hackers. "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" opens today.

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♪♫ Happy Halloween! Poetry to set the mood

John De Lancie reads "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe just in time to creep us all out for Halloween.

By Melissa Bell  | October 29, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Halloween inspiration from the past (Photos)

A new Tumblr blog offers a peek at Halloween costumes from your parents' generation.

By Melissa Bell  | October 28, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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There's a liberal gene? Cue the 'Where's the cure?' jokes.

Scientists have made a claim that two factors, having a DRD4 gene and having lots of friends in high school, are likely to contribute to a person leaning politically left.

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The Metro bomb plot, the FBI and the question of terrorist threats

The Farooque Ahmed case raises questions: Is the FBI encouraging suspects' actions to further the basis for an arrest, or are officials successfully preventing terrorism?

By Melissa Bell  | October 28, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Nokia phone film: 'The Commuter' merges moviemaking with advertisement

"The Commuter" is a new online film entirely shot on the Nokia N8 phone, further blurring the line between entertainment and advertisement.

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How to carve a pumpkin... with a gun; Introducing the Glock-o-lantern!

Pumpkin carving by gun.

By Melissa Bell  | October 28, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Supercomputer in China super fast: U.S. computers feel inadequate

A newly built supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A, might be the fastest in the world.

By Melissa Bell  | October 28, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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♪♫ Johnny Cash sings from beyond the grave with the help of a few friends

The Johnny Cash Project sources crowd drawings from fans of the singer and pieces them together as a cohesive whole for Johnny Cash's last recorded song, "Ain't No Grave."

By Melissa Bell  | October 28, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Sneezing Monkey' species discovered in Myanmar

A new species of monkeys had been discovered in the jungles of Myanmar, and the monkey just happens to sneeze every time it rains.

By Melissa Bell  | October 27, 2010; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mike and Molly and Marie Claire: Do we need to ban the word 'fat' -- or just these writers?

A column in Marie Claire debates the merits of "Fatties." Should we ban the word fat?

By Melissa Bell  | October 27, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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'People are awesome.' (Video)

A compilation of awesome stunts.

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James Bond's Aston Martin could be yours for only $4.6 million (Photos)

James Bond cars - the specially equipped Aston Martin first driven by Sean Connery in "Goldfinger" - will be auctioned off in London on Wednesday for an estimated $5.5 million.

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Sterling's Gold: 'Mad Men' book for sale?

Roger Sterling will release a new book called Sterling's Gold, hopefully.

By Melissa Bell  | October 27, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Halloween High Heel Race of D.C. and its storied history (Videos)

Sky-high orange bouffants and glittered red heels took took over the city streets last night in honor of the 25th annual Halloween High Heel Race.

By Melissa Bell  | October 27, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Soros and Men's Wearhouse founder donate to Calif. pot legalization

In the final days before the election, the push to legalize marijuana has been getting some high-profile support in California, in the form of a $1 million donation from George Soros and a $50,000 donation from George Zimmer, the founder of Men's Warehouse.

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Limewire shuts down, another file-sharing site rises up to take its place

The biggest music file-trading company online, LimeWire, has received a court injunction closing it down after a legal battle with the Recording Industry Association of America.

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♪♫ Robert Smith is not in love

The band Crystal Castles put out a new single with Robert Smith from the Cure singing lead vocals.

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Alex Sink and the great debate blunders (Videos)

Alex Sink, the candidate for Florida governor, is in hot water over breaking a rule during a debate. We look back on some of our other past favorite debate missteps.

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Book dominoes, a.k.a. what you should totally do if you own a book store

Since we're already on a literary bent today at BlogPost (go here!), I couldn't pass up posting this from the Arizona used-book store chain Bookmans. It took only 14 hours to set up. Just go ahead and try to be...

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Mumbai's $1 billion home to host housewarming party -- did you get your invite yet?

At long last a select guest list of about 200 people will reportedly get to enter the gilded gate of the $1 billion home of Mukesh Ambani on Nov. 28.

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When zombies attack Maryland (Video)

Zombies attack downtown Silver Spring.

By Melissa Bell  | October 26, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Halloween reading: What's the freakiest book of them all?

As Halloween approaches, we want to know: Which books freaked you out?

By Katie Rogers  | October 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Four Loko fears run rampant across college campuses

"Blackout in a Can," "Liquid Cocaine," "Alcopop:" Four Loko has gone from college drink du jour to national headline after reports that the caffeinated, malted beverage hospitalized nine freshman in Washington state this month.

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Paul the great predicting octopus heads to that ocean in the sky

Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the winner of the World Cup, died today in Germany.

By Melissa Bell  | October 26, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Warren Buffett taps Todd Combs as leading candidate to succeed him

Warren Buffett has named Todd Combs of Castle Point Capital as a potential heir to the investment throne.

By Melissa Bell  | October 26, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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♪♫ Sound of Music in a train station

Over 200 people took over a Belgium train station to dance to the Sound of Music's Do-Re-Me.

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Trash strikes from Naples to Marseilles (Photos)

Strikes have left the streets of Naples and Marseilles filled with thousands of tons of trash.

By Melissa Bell  | October 25, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Firesheep: The cute, new computer hacking program

Firesheep was released by Seattle-based developer Eric Butler and is a Firefox program that works on Wi-Fi networks to capture users' cookies. It exposes the inherently unsafe Wi-Fi networks.

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Georgetown students never take 'hard drugs' (wink, wink), Facebook moms annoy people, and more

Here's the best reads from the weekend.

By Melissa Bell  | October 25, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bomb squad defuses kitten bomb of cuteness

A bomb squad in Orlando finds kittens instead of an explosive device in a suspicious package.

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Karzai's bags of cash a conundrum for the U.S.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai shrugged off accusations on Monday that his Chief of Staff, Umar Daudzai, received "bags of money" from Iran.

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Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, walks out of CNN interview (Video)

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been accused of being an imperious and self-absorbed boss, putting the WikiLeaks mission in danger. In an interview with CNN, he walks off the set. Does this justify his detractors?

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'The Hiccup Girl' back in the national news, this time for murder

Jennifer Mee, 19, known as the "Hiccup Girl" has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

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♪♫ Gregory Isaacs dies

Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs died of cancer in London Monday morning, BBC Caribbean confirms. He succumbed to cancer of the liver at the age of 59.

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