South Korea and the U.S. have put their troops on the peninsula on high alert after North Korea renounced the truce that ended the Korean War. They’ve also asked Alan Alda to keep his calendar open for awhile.
Shacks in Honduras and Belize were collapsed by a powerful earthquake Thursday morning. Officials say damage estimates could run into the tens.
The military has developed a “Judge Dredd Gun,” which measures distance with lasers before firing a grenade timed to go off at the target. The Pentagon thinks it will be a huge success, considering how big a bomb the movie it’s named after was.
Helio Castroneves, who beat tax evasion charges earlier this year, won his third Indianapolis 500. Castroneves said he was thrilled to win the race, but disappointed the winnings weren’t in cash.
President Obama says Sonia Sotomayor’s “inspiring life story” was a motivating factor behind his decision to nominate her. Which is also why President Bush once tried to nominate Lou Gehrig.
Engineering students at North Carolina State University have designed “moon blankets” to protect astronauts from solar flares and cosmic rays while working on the moon. They are metallic, lightweight, and say “Duke Sucks” on one side.
Mel Gibson says when his mistress gives birth to his eighth child, it will make him the “octo-mel.” Actually, I think it just makes him a jerk.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Jest (From The Jesting Archives): October 30, 2005
GM announced a deal to slash to health benefits of union employees. In a related story, the UAW announced a deal to slash the tires of GM management.
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