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Friday: October 30, 2009

The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.

The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:59 PM | Tags (13) | cruise | ship | titanic | golf | course | scary | largest | abcnews | finland | voyage | maiden | sail | liner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Six natural disasters caused by human stupidity.Six natural disasters caused by human stupidity.

...it was a bit difficult for Texaco to sidestep the mystery of the suddenly salty lake and giant-ass waterfall that wasn't there before, and were forced to pay out over $40 million dollars, an amount of money that ensured the oil industry would never again cause an environmental disaster.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:43 AM | Tags (6) | cracked | disasters | human | mistake | scary | stupidiy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?

...McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid.  East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered on the Adirondacks, inland Maine, the Everglades, and outlying West Virginia.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:30 PM | Tags (9) | mcdonalds | fastfood | distance | points | visualization | food | data | highways | coverage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Our oceans make a record for themselves in terms of warmest temperatures.Our oceans make a record for themselves in terms of warmest temperatures.

Climate change has been raising the planet's average temperature steadily in recent decades. All of the 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1997.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | oceans | warmest | temps | science | global | warming | scary | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.

Turns out there was a very brief moment when the original Star Trek series might not have had a Spock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:07 AM | Tags (7) | characters | cracked | cuttingroom | floor | icons | spock | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.

Want to build your very own aircraft carrier? You'll need about 4.5 billion bucks. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | military | expensive | taxes | scary | vehicles | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Sole tenant in Florida development would like a refund.Sole tenant in Florida development would like a refund.

Thirty-one floors all to himself, sounds like the plot for a 'Home Alone' movie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | development | florida | realestate | tenant | refund |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Nineteen amazing acts of death defiance for you to gawk at.Nineteen amazing acts of death defiance for you to gawk at.

Do not try any of these acts at home, unless you are looking to defy death. Then it's ok.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:58 AM | Tags (3) | death | defiance | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Six stylish bomb shelters you can buy right now.Six stylish bomb shelters you can buy right now.

The 60 x 20-foot shelter can serve as a central atrium, linked to other Radius models, or it can be used as a sort of single-family underground shelter condo, complete with a shower, kitchen and living room. As bomb shelters go, this is the Four Seasons.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 12:09 PM | Tags (5) | shelter | bomb | affordable | stylish | popularmechanics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Five signs that you probably suffer from a Facebook addiction.Five signs that you probably suffer from a Facebook addiction.

Remember, the first step to on the road to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 1:16 PM | Tags (7) | addiction | conditions | facebook | scary | signs | social | warning |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Five theme park rides that pushed the boundaries of common sense.Five theme park rides that pushed the boundaries of common sense.

 ...in the quest for bigger and better thrills, some rides attempt to betray the laws of physics. And while these rides are usually well-designed, safe attractions—just so big and awe-inspiring that they are frightening—some of them are simply dangerous.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:33 AM | Tags (4) | themeparks | scary | coasters | adventurous |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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