Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tor's News Nuggets: 6/10/09

Scientists believe that Earth and Venus may smash into each other in 3.5 billion years. Don't worry, the chances of it happening are 1-in-2500 so no need to panic. If it does happen, I bet it's Venus' fault. If women can't drive cars, how can they possibly drive a planet?

Carrie Prejean was fired from her post as Miss California. Times have really changed. Used to be that being beautiful, shallow, and ignorant could get you everything you wanted in California. I'm just sorry Elizabeth Cady Stanton couldn't be here to tweet about this.

The Steelers got their new Super Bowl Championship rings and they weigh in at just under a quarter of a pound with 63 diamonds. That's one diamond for each person in Pittsburgh that still has a job. Just the Steelers' little way of raising awareness in these tough economic times.

An Israeli woman threw out a mattress containing 1 million dollars. I don't blame her. Have you ever slept on a mattress filled with a million dollars? Let's just say you don't wake up in the morning feeling like the contents of your bed.

Russian authorities are going to use Brad Pitt to combat speeding on the country's highways. Cardboard cutouts of Mr. Pitt dressed as a traffic cop are being placed at the most dangerous intersections. Keeping with the theme, violators can face a maximum of Seven Years in Tibet.

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