Weird Things You Should Freeze to Save Money

That icy vault was packed to the brim. But — in the finest tradition of my Grandma Yeager — it wasn’t filled so much with leftovers, like you’d find in most household freezers. You see, my Grams had a few deep-frozen secrets. She knew about weird stuff; weird stuff you can deep-six in the freezer […]




Chupacabra ‘sightings’ in Texas create stir

A barn in Hood County, Texas, has become ground zero in the hunt for the chupacabra. Earlier this week, animal control officer Frank Hackett shot and killed what was unquestionably one of the ugliest creatures to ever walk the planet. That much we know. What’s less clear is whether or not the departed creature was […]




WikiLeaks website blocked behind Chinese firewall

China, one of the biggest Internet policers, took no chances with the latest online sensation and blocked the WikiLeaks website Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic memos posted there. Attempts to access wikileaks.org and cablegate.wikileaks.org were met with a notice saying the connection had been reset, or were diverted the user […]




Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October

Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October from September NEW YORK – The number of homeowners on the brink of losing their homes dipped in October, the third straight monthly decline, as foreclosure prevention programs helped more borrowers. But foreclosure filings are still up 19 percent from a year ago, RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday, and rising […]




Easy Tricks to Remember Numbers, Codes, Passwords

Everyone today wants you to memorize something. Here’s how. In today’s digital society, we’re constantly being inundated with new numbers: telephone numbers, credit and debit card numbers, ZIP codes, PINs, passcodes and more. Even if you program everything into your iPhone or Blackberry, it’s still going to be easier — and more secure — to […]




British X-Files

Britain released hundreds of previously secret “UFO files” on Thursday including a letter saying that Winston Churchill had ordered a 50 year cover-up of a wartime encounter between a UFO and military pilot. The files, published by the National Archives, span decades and contain scores of witness accounts, sketches and classified briefing notes documenting mysterious […]




2-Second Video Causes Headache For ABC News

For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles. The network’s handling of a Feb. 22 “World News” story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already […]




U.S. to File Concerns Over Google

U.S. to File Concerns Over Google Book Pact he Justice Department is expected Friday to outline a range of concerns it has about a settlement that Google Inc. struck with authors and publishers over the rights to distribute digital copies of certain works, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department will submit […]




Italy’s blue mozzarella cheese mystery

Italian police confiscated some 70,000 balls of mozzarella in Turin after consumers noticed the milky-white cheese quickly developed a bluish tint when the package was opened, authorities said Saturday. Agriculture Minister Giancarlo Galan ordered ministry laboratories to investigate what he called a “disturbing” development. State TV said a woman in Turin called police after noticing […]




Michael Jackson Cash-in

Michael Jackson Cash-in ‘This Is It’ Mixes Hits, Poetry: Review Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — The Michael Jackson bandwagon starts rolling big time today with the far from aptly titled “This Is It,” aimed at milking the King of Pop’s legacy. The album follows the preview of the title track earlier this month and precedes the […]