Ah, wonderful glorious scientific research. It can bring about amazing discoveries, such as cures to diseases.
Unfortunately, one of those so called “possible cures” for AIDS turned out to be a false positive. According to the New York Post:
Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum produced disease-fighting antibodies, officials said.
$19 USD in grants were received, his “findings” were published in journals, and others wondered how he managed to pull it off. Things were hunky dory until the National Institutes of Health checked the so called “serum” to find it had been spiked.
So remember, when someone says, “follow the science,” trust only after verifying.
The soda company wanted a way to market their products during the winter, which was the slowest during the 1930’s. When Haddon Sundblom was commissioned in 1931 to create a modern depiction of St. Nick for advertising purposes, they got the imagery they wanted; a larger than life figure that was realistic at the same time.
With that said, what holiday do you celebrate in December? Feel free to sound off in the comments below. 😉
The 50-year-old woman and her child posed for the photo last month at their home in Wentzville, a city 40 miles west of St. Louis. According to a probable cause statement, the pair “were covering up their nipples in the picture.”
The hot tub photo, investigators reported, was subsequently “circulated throughout two high schools in the Rockwood School District.” As a result, the woman’s son “was ridiculed by classmates for the picture of his mother and sister.”
The photo was snapped by the teen’s sister, who used her sibling’s phone.
Remember kids: When taking certain pictures, don’t let them circulate in high schools. If the judgmental peers don’t get to you, prudish authority figures will.
As we head deeper and deeper into Winter, more people are going to stay indoors to avoid the cold weather. Eventually, people will get bored and will start killing time on the Internet. To make things a bit more pleasant for those who happen to be bored, never fear!
Our weekly links will have you laughing, crying, and cursing multibiollion dollar corporations all at the same time. With that said, here’s this week’s links.
Valve Joins the Linux Foundation: Gaming was such a contentous issue on operating systems other than OS X and Windows until Valve came along to port their Steam Client. The company that brought one of the most successful game distribution services is now an official member of the Linux Foundation.
Foolish users brick their XBOX One consoles (Daily Dot): Thanks to a convincing looking image via 4Chan, a number of uses enabled the developer mode on their XBOX One consoles in the hopes that they’ll be able to play their XBOX 360 games. Unfortunately, the instructions rendered said consoles inoperable. Remember, kids…. never follow instructions from an image board, and for crying out loud, stay out of /b/!