Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Teens and Sex
A new study shows that teens who have sex do just as well in school as those who don't. The study also shows that the teens doing the best in school are the ones having sex with their teachers.

Blagojevich Mistrial
After a massive investigation and more than a year of prosecution, a federal jury only found former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty of one count... and that was for abusing haircare products.

Teen Hearing Loss
A new study shows that hearing loss in teenagers is up 31%. Of course that doesn't matter, since teenagers don't listen to anyone anyway.

Dogs in Cars
A new report from AAA says unrestrained dogs in cars pose a serious threat to the driver and other passengers. The report also says that unrestrained dogs behind the wheel pose an even more serious threat to cats.

Outsourcing Change
A new report shows that the cost of hiring call center workers in the U.S. is now the same as doing it in India. This means if we all really work hard in America, soon we'll be able to get jobs making counterfeit wallets and purses.

August 18th

293 BC: The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded. The Vestal Virgins abstinence program is launched the next day.

1941: Adolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic euthanasia of the mentally ill in order to save his allies working at the New York Times.

1963: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi… there’s no word yet on when the first white person will graduate.


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