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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.

The researchers found that the colossal squid would have had a slower metabolism and so moved slower than expected, waiting for prey rather than running it down. 'Everyone thought it was an aggressive predator, but the data suggests otherwise,' Rosa told LiveScience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:08 PM | Tags (10) | blob | colossal | discovery | hunter | lazy | msnbc | research | science | scientists | squid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.

It seems that I've done enough under and over the desk wiring in my life to warrant the 100% grade I just received on this quiz. I am a very proud man today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | cable | connectors | geeky | mentalfloss | nerdy | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Ten surprising ways in which to live longer according to MSNBC.Ten surprising ways in which to live longer according to MSNBC.

Turns out that sniffing lavender (or rosemary) and flossing daily can add years to your pitiful life. Why are you reading this? You should be flossing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 3:12 PM | Tags (5) | floss | lavender | life | longer | msnbc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.

The folks over at Mental Floss want to see how well you do when purposely trying to identify headlines from some of America's finest news sources. Good luck and good hunting to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:14 PM | Tags (8) | fun | funny | headlines | mentalfloss | newspapers | onion | quiz | story |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

A list of ten secret menu items at some of your favorite fast food chains.A list of ten secret menu items at some of your favorite fast food chains.

If you’re at Wendy’s and you’re really hungry – like, three-patties-just-won’t-cut-it hungry, go ahead and order the Grand Slam, which is four patties stacked on a bun. It’s also known as the Meat Cube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:48 AM | Tags (7) | burger | grandslam | items | mentalfloss | menu | secret | wendys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 104 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Find out just how well you know your eighties movie plots.Find out just how well you know your eighties movie plots.

'I've seen that girl, she wears like these braids. What do they call them? Corn husks?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:03 PM | Tags (5) | eighties | mentalfloss | movies | plots | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

New study reveals that drinking coffee may help to prevent memory loss.New study reveals that drinking coffee may help to prevent memory loss.

Two months later, the caffeinated rodents did much better on memory tests than mice given 'straight' water, reports The Mirror, and their memories were as sharp as the memories of older, healthy mice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 11:40 AM | Tags (8) | coffee | memory | study | loss | mice | tests | prevention | health |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

New study confirms that YouTube is not just a massive money pit.New study confirms that YouTube is not just a massive money pit.

In a report set for release today, RampRate founder Tony Greenberg estimates that YouTube will lose just $174 million -- 63% less than the $470 million loss forecast last April by investment bank Credit Suisse. The bank estimates YouTube's revenue at $240 million.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:20 AM | Tags (4) | internet | loss | study | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Electronic Arts posts small loss for fourth quarter. Uh oh.Electronic Arts posts small loss for fourth quarter. Uh oh.

I'm sure everything will turn out just fine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | ea | loss | gaming | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 394 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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