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Nighttime and Daytime People Significantly Different Genetically

Posted on 17 Oct, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

Geneticists from Leicester University in England have identified via a recent study, for the first time, some genetic differences between nighttime and daytime people.The study is based on findings and analysis of fruit flies, leading to discovering nearly 80 genes which can be associated with owls (eveningness) and larks (morningness). More

Italian Supreme Court Says It’s OK to Watch Porn During Your Lunch Break

Posted on 15 Oct, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

A judicial saga that’s been going on for five years is finally over when the Supreme Court in Italy upheld Palermo’s court of appeal ruling that a Fiat Employee who watched porn during his lunch break cannot be sacked by the automaker. More

Top 30 Greatest Seinfeld Quotes

Posted on 8 Oct, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

It’s almost impossible to pick the best lines, quotes and dialogue bits from nine seasons and 180 episodes of Seinfeld. But we still managed to do it, narrowing it down to the greatest 30. More

In China, it is Better to Hit to Kill Than to Hit and Injure

Posted on 7 Sep, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

In China, if you run over someone with your car, you’re more likely to make sure you finished the job and killed that person than try to make sure the injured person gets medical treatment. More

Nations With the Most Gold Medals in the 2015 Swimming World Championships

Posted on 10 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

The 2015 Swimming world championships in Kazan are over, with the United States once again finishing on top of the medal count, gold and overall, this time thanks to one … More

World Records Broken in the 2015 Swimming World Championships

Posted on 10 Aug, 2015, by in Featured, Miscellaneous

A world record was broken 12 times in the 2015 Swimming world championships in Kazan, often by the same person in the same event day after day. Those who stood out were Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden in butterfly events, Adam Peaty of the United Kingdom in the breaststroke and above all of them was Katie Ledecky of the United States with an incredibly dominant week, taking no less than five gold medals. More

Swimming World Championships – Day 8 Results, Gold & Medal Table

Posted on 9 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

The final day of the swimming world championships was packed with events, and saw one American gold medal with the 4×100 men’s medley relay, enough to put them on top of the medal table in both overall and golds. Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy won the men’s 1500 meters freestyle; Camille Lacourt of France took the men’s 50 meters backstroke; Daiya Seto of Japan won the men’s 400 meters individual medley; Bronte Campbell of Australia won the women’s 50 meters freestyle; Jennie Johansson of Sweden won the women’s 50 meters breaststroke; Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the women’s 400 meters individual medley and China won the final race of the championship, the women’s 4×100 medley relay. More

Phelps vs Le Clos – The Best (and only?) Feud in Swimming

Posted on 9 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

It seems that Michael Phelps posting impressive times in butterfly swims away from the World Championships is re-igniting something a personal feud between him and Chad Le Clos, who has been doing a lot of trash talking (Phelps does too, on a more minor scale), already getting ready for when the two clash in the pool a year from now in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. More

Lubbock is the Most Boring City in the United States

Posted on 9 Aug, 2015, by in College Football, Miscellaneous

The “home” of Texas Tech University, the city of Lubbock, Texas has been ranked as the most boring city in the United States, among those with at least 100,000 inhabitants. More

Swimming World Championships – Day 7 Results, Gold & Medal Table

Posted on 8 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

Day 7 of the world championships in swimming was about known names dominating their events: Katie Ledecky of the United States with her fifth gold, this time in 800 meters freestyle. Florent Manaudou of France in the men’s 50 meters freestyle. Chad le Clos of South Africa in the men’s 100 meters butterfly. Emily Seebohm of Australia in the women’s 200 meters backstroke. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden in the women’s 50 meters butterfly. The Americans got a second gold medal in the mixed 4×100 meters freestyle relay, setting a new world record with the team of Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian, Simone Manuel and Missy Franklin. More