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December 11, 2007

Some of the Top Top 10 Lists of 2007

Lightning at Weikerscheim Observatory
There is something about the end of the year that brings out the Top 10 lists all over the interwebs. Instead of trying to come up with one here, how about a compilation of some of the good ones that are floating around right now? Always better to start with an exception rather than the rule, so here are the Top 15 Winners of an awesome photoshop contest. We’ve all seen these way too many times, but here they are all in one place: the Top 10 cliche dorm room posters. There is some serious wow to be found in these Top 10 astronomy posters of 2007. The Top 10 hottest women in tech can only really be followed by the sequel. A much more soothing compilation, here are the Top 10 sites for colo(u)r lovers. And to round it all out, a few videos:


Top 10 unsportsmanlike plays – some seriously dirty stuff.

Top 10 Tetris-related TV skits – some hilarity to balance out the pain

December 9, 2007

Michael Jackson in More Normal Company

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It’s happening (again): a high profile black man is turning white, though this case is arguably more tragic than Michael Jackson’s disputed case of vitiligo. “I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it,” says Thomas, an anchor and entertainment reporter for the local Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate. “If you’ve watched me over the years, you’ve seen my hands completely change from brown to white” said Thomas in an interview on CNN

Think it can’t happen to you too? As it turns out, “the population incidence worldwide is considered to be between 1% and 2% (0.74% in the United States). Also known as “leukoderma” vitiligo is a bizarre “chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin.” No one knows for sure what causes this strange disease but it is suspected to be related to environmental as well as genetic factors. At least Michael now has some adults to keep him company.

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