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NFL Stars Learn Tough Lessons on Twitter

NFL Stars Learn Tough Lessons on Twitter | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

NFL players have been known to post tweets insensitive to gay people. That tide seems to turning -- albeit slowly. Atlanta Falcons star Roddy White found himself on the defensive recently after an offensive series of Twitter posts that turned many fans against him. After a fan asked White if he would rather have an amazing statistical season or win a Super Bowl, he tweeted back: “Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer?”

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Everyday Objects Obliterated in Hi-Def Slow-Mo [VIDEO]

Everyday Objects Obliterated in Hi-Def Slow-Mo [VIDEO] | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

Watch the Phantom Flex camera shoot some of the coolest demonstrations of destruction we've seen, all in slow motion.

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Is This the Best Local News Videobomb Ever? [VIDEO]

Is This the Best Local News Videobomb Ever? [VIDEO] | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

A man in a pub in Scotland does his best to sabotage a BBC live remote segment.

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First 'Alien Earth' May Be Found by 2014

First 'Alien Earth' May Be Found by 2014 | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The first true "alien Earth" will likely be discovered in the next two years, a NASA scientist says.

 

Astronomers have found more than 750 alien planets to date, and NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has flagged 2,300 additional “candidates” awaiting confirmation by follow-up studies. This haul has not yet included an Earth-like exoplanet — one that’s the size of our planet and orbits at the right distance from its star to support liquid water and, possibly, life as we know it.

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This Website Is Made of Real Bacon [VIDEO]

This Website Is Made of Real Bacon [VIDEO] | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Ruby on Rails. PHP. HTML. Bacon? Yup, pork belly just became an honorary member of the list of things you can use to make a website. The funniest part? It’s not just some digital wizardry, but actually a photograph of a physical replica of the site made with real bacon. The stunt is a promotion for Kraft Homestyle’s latest flavor, sharp cheddar and bacon. The premise is that everything, in fact, goes better with bacon. Even websites.
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Weird Things To Write Off On Your Taxes [Infographic]

Weird Things To Write Off On Your Taxes [Infographic] | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

If you also paid your taxes this year, you might have missed out on a handful of bizarre write-offs that could have netted you even more on that refund check. And if you’re still waiting to file, you might want to look over this infographic from TurboTax and see if you’ve missed anything. Maybe you’re a bodybuilder with a costly body oil habit, or maybe you’ve donated your venison to charity. You could even write off some of your fitness expenses, provided your doctor officially declares it necessary. (Does that mean you can write off a box of Cheerios, too?) So that’s three of twelve. Have a look and see nine other weird things people have gotten away with deducting from their taxes:

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National Day of Unplugging Wants You to Power Down for 24 Hours

National Day of Unplugging Wants You to Power Down for 24 Hours | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The National Day of Unplugging wants you to take a digital detox for 24 hours.

 

Could you survive 24 hours without checking your phone, email or social networks? A movement has been making the rounds online that encourages people to take a digital detox for 24 hours starting at sunset on Friday, March 23.

The National Day of Unplugging — which is in its third year — runs from sundown Friday, March 23 to sundown, Saturday, March 24. With 66% of people claiming they are addicted to the Internet, the day was designed to get people back to re-connect with family, friends and oneself, away from technology

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Three Major Online Dating Sites Agree to Screen for Predators

Three Major Online Dating Sites Agree to Screen for Predators | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the California attorney general's office announced it will be working with three online dating sites to screen for predators.

 

Online dating may be complicated, but California and three industry leaders are aiming to make it safer.The state attorney general’s office announced this week it will work with Match.com, eHarmony.com and Spark Networks to screen for sexual predators, identity thieves and scammers. A joint statement issued Monday notes the prevalence of online dating and says the companies’ main objective is to keep users safe.

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‘Kony 2012′ filmmaker arrested for public masturbation

‘Kony 2012′ filmmaker arrested for public masturbation | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

The co-founder of the charity group behind the fastest-spreading Internet viral video ever was arrested Thursday for allegedly being drunk in public, vandalizing cars and masturbating, NBC San Diego reported Friday afternoon.

Jason Russell, 33, a filmmaker, was reportedly acting strangely when police picked him up off Ingraham Street in San Diego around noon on Thursday. Officers claim he was seen undressing as he ran through traffic, screaming all the way. Russell did not try to resist officers, the report notes, and was sent to a medical facility for treatment. It is not yet clear what substance he was on, if any.

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Former Rutgers Student Convicted Of Webcam Privacy Crime

Former Rutgers Student Convicted Of Webcam Privacy Crime | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was convicted on Friday of committing a hate crime for secretly videotapping his former roommate...
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Guilty verdict in Rutgers webcam spying case - CNN.com

Guilty verdict in Rutgers webcam spying case - CNN.com | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

A former Rutgers University student accused of intimidating his gay roommate was found guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. The jury found Ravi not guilty on several questions within the verdict sheet, but because he was found guilty on at least one question of whether his actions constituted bias discrimination, he could now face the maximum penalty: Up to 10 years in jail and deportation to his native India.

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McDonald’s New #Shamrocking Campaign Shows They Never Learn

McDonald’s New #Shamrocking Campaign Shows They Never Learn | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

McDonald’s just can’t seem to learn their lesson after two botched Twitter campaigns. In recap, the restaurant launched a Twitter hashtag campaign in January called #McDStories that soon devolved into Twitter users bashing the fast food restaurant. They tried it again a week later with a new, less innocuous campaign called #LittleThings. Too bad for them the campaign was again hijacked by those wanting to mock the brand.

Things have been silent lately on the Twitter front, but McDonald’s launched a new campaign this week to celebrate their annual Shamrock Shake. The hashtag is #shamrocking and it encourages fans of the shake to take a picture of themselves dancing an Irish gig while holding the drink.

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Todd Talbot Will Auction $127,300 Arizona Home For A Penny

Todd Talbot Will Auction $127,300 Arizona Home For A Penny | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

Todd Talbot’s recently foreclosed home in Glendale, Arizona was appraised for $127,300 in 2010. Those were the days. Today, people are selling their homes anyway they can and using the latest technology to do so. There are people selling their homes using social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.

Talbot”s home is currently on the online chopping block and being auctioned. The starting bid for the property was a penny. That’s right, one red cent. Luckily for Todd, or actually for the bank, the bid has risen substantially (at least in the world of penny auctions) to $2.42 as of Tuesday morning. According to ABC News, this is the first penny auction for a house.

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Official: Plane crashes in Pakistan; 131 people onboard - CNN.com

Official: Plane crashes in Pakistan; 131 people onboard - CNN.com | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A civilian airplane carrying 131 people crashed Friday in Rawalpindi just before it was to land at an airport in Islamabad, according to emergency officials.
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Jetstar Pilot Distracted by Texts, Forgets to Lower Landing Gear

Jetstar Pilot Distracted by Texts, Forgets to Lower Landing Gear | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
During flight a Jetstar Airlines pilot was messing with his phone. He did not respond to the co-pilot's requests to run through the landing checklist. Just a few hundred feet above ground, the pilots realized they forgot to lower the landing gear.
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Why You Could Be Prosecuted for Posting Olympics Photos to Facebook

Why You Could Be Prosecuted for Posting Olympics Photos to Facebook | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
For an event being hyped by organizers as the "first social media Olympics," the 2012 games in London have some pretty antisocial policies. Athletes will not be allowed to tweet photos of themselves with products that aren’t official Olympics sponsors or share photos or videos from inside the athletes’ village.

Fans, too, could be barred from sharing on Facebook and YouTube photos and videos of themselves enjoying the action.

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8 Easy PC Pranks to Trick Your Friends

8 Easy PC Pranks to Trick Your Friends | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
With April Fools' Day on the horizon, it's the perfect time to play some epic pranks on your PC-using co-workers, friends, family and frenemies.

 

These classic suggestions will utterly confuse your hapless victims. Some devilishly simple pranks will only take a matter of seconds to pull off, whereas more advanced trickery will require a couple of minutes to access your victims’ PC control panels.

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Blind Man Is First "Driver" Of Google's Self-Driving Car & Why It Was Legal

Blind Man Is First "Driver" Of Google's Self-Driving Car & Why It Was Legal | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Google posted an amazing video of one of its self-driving cars taking a blind man for a drive. What was remarkable to me was that it’s the first time I’ve ever seen one of these cars in operation with a non-Google employee behind the wheel.
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Google Street View Adds Thailand; Car Nearly Runs Over A Couple

Google Street View Adds Thailand; Car Nearly Runs Over A Couple | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

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Turning a Google Street View car into a makeshift schooner to sail down the Amazon is one thing, but outright floods in places that cars are supposed to go is another obstacle altogether. However, one of the Thailand’s worst natural disasters in history wasn’t enough to stop the Google Street View team from traveling throughout the country to capture new Google Maps imagery

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Etch A Sketch Sales on Amazon Jump 1,556% After Romney Aide's Remark

Etch A Sketch Sales on Amazon Jump 1,556% After Romney Aide's Remark | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Amazon sales for the $11.50 Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen have increased 1,556% within 24 hours, following a viral Etch A Sketch comment from one of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s senior advisers. On the heels of a viral Etch A Sketch comment from one of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s senior advisers, Amazon sales for the $11.50 Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen have increased 1,556% within 24 hours.
“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s like Etch A Sketch; you can shake it up and we start all over again,” Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said during CNN’s Starting Point on Wednesday, inciting a wave of political commentary and now apparently stimulating sales online.
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Teens Are Sending, Receiving 60 Texts a Day [STUDY]

Teens Are Sending, Receiving 60 Texts a Day [STUDY] | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Teens are texting more than ever and are showing no signs of slowing, according to a new study. A new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project revealed that the amount of texts sent and receive each day among teenagers has jumped in the past few years, especially among boys, older teens and African-Americans.

The study looked at the behavior of nearly 800 teens ages 12 to 17 during a three-part survey between April and July 2011 and a series of focus groups involving 57 people ages 12 to 19.

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Apple Factory Reporter Lied to Us, Says 'This American Life'

Apple Factory Reporter Lied to Us, Says 'This American Life' | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A scathing report by performance artist Mike Daisey looking at working conditions in the Chinese Foxconn facilities where iPhones and other popular tech products are manufactured was “partially fabricated,” according to This American Life, the radio show that aired the episode. “Regrettably, we have discovered that one of our most popular episodes was partially fabricated. This week, we devote the entire hour to detailing the errors in ‘Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory,’” reads the description for This American Life‘s latest episode, titled Retraction.
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N.J. man cheated co-workers out of $38-million jackpot, jury says

N.J. man cheated co-workers out of $38-million jackpot, jury says | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

Americo Lopes was the guy who ran the lottery pool among his fellow construction workers in Elizabeth, N.J. He's also the guy who tried to swindle them out of a $38.5-million jackpot, a jury ruled Wednesday. The jury awarded five of Lopes' co-workers a total of $20 million -- or $4 million apiece. Jurors rejected Lopes' claim that the winning ticket belonged to him and him alone, not a pool ticket he'd purchased along with his co-workers.

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Women Now Proud To Be Called Sluts [Viral Video]

Women Now Proud To Be Called Sluts [Viral Video] | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

The reformed Whores are the New York City comedy team of Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame. After Rush Limbaugh’s recent “slut” remarks about Sandra Fluke, the duo decided that the word must not mean what they always had thought it meant. So, they revisited the definition and came up with a song that has been burning up YouTube.

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Barbara Walters Thinks The Bachelor Degrades Women and is Offended by Ben’s Haircut

Barbara Walters Thinks The Bachelor Degrades Women and is Offended by Ben’s Haircut | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it

Barbara Walters dreaded the thought of having to go on the View The day after California winemaker Ben Flajnik, 29, proposed to bad girl model Courtney Robetson, 28 on The Bachelor. She said she had no interest in seeing another couple degrade marriage by vowing to be together forever in front of a global audience. She claimed to have lost an hour of sleep over the upcoming topic.

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