Thursday, October 18, 2012

Student Makes Half Court Shot, Wins Truck

Craig Horlbeck, a student at San Diego State University, signed up for a Toyota contest to "Shoot for a Car" at Viejas Arena for an "Aztec Night" on October 12, 2012.

He was chosen at random to come to the court floor. On his first and only allowed attempt, he nailed it, making him the proud owner of a brand new Toyota Tacoma.


Oozing Pumpkins

Behold: The Trike Train

Curiosity: Plane Crash

Papa Was A Rolling Stone

I Will NOT Be Doing This Anytime Soon

50 Prison Slang Words To Make You Sound Like a Tough Guy

We've been just a little bit obsessed with old timey and subcultural slang here at the Floss as of late, and today we’re going to mine one of the richest sources for weird slang and code-talk: criminals. Here are some choice bits of prison lingo we've gathered from slang dictionaries, true crime stories, prisoners’ memoirs, and correctional officers.

A $100,000 Bill? The Story Behind Large-Denomination Currency

Your local convenience store may not accept bills larger than $20, but once upon a time you could have paid for your gum with a nice fresh $10,000 bill. What’s the story behind the large-denomination bills that the government used to issue?

"Eye Of The Sparrow" — A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

Debate Highlights Songified

Times Square Cam

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Times Square: Part 1

Times Square: Part 2

The Crying Competition

The Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire

If you have trouble falling asleep and waking up sometimes, it may be because you're working against your body's natural circadian rhythms. The MEQ-SA (morningness-eveningness self-assessment) questionnaire is an old but still useful test to help you learn more about your internal clock.

Specifically, answering the 19-question quiz will tell you if you're an "evening type," "morning type," or "intermediate type." While you might already know if you're a real lark or a night owl, the questionnaire also can estimate when your brain starts producing melatonin to help you fall asleep easier and when your "natural" bedtime is.

Some Tasty Home Computer Rooms!

Time to go and clean my desk!

Handwashing: Why are the British so bad at washing their hands?

Poo, it's getting everywhere. Fecal bacteria are present on 26% of hands in the UK, 14% of banknotes and 10% of credit cards, according to new research carried out by hygiene experts from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). It has been published to promote the UN's Global Handwashing Day.

They say one of the biggest shocks is the level of germs. Findings suggest 11% of our hands are so "grossly contaminated" they are carrying as many germs as a dirty toilet bowl. It's the same for 8% of cards and 6% of notes. We already know fecal matter can be found on one in six mobile phones.

New York City Sightings: Part 1

New York City Sightings: Part 2

Central Park At Night