Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Gates Admission
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates conceded that the U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq... he's just not sure when to tell that to President Bush.

Moon Base
The U.S. says it plans to build a permanently occupied base on the moon and hopes to start construction in 2020... or around the time it finds new homes for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Gambling Woes
A new study finds that people who gamble are more likely to suffer from a variety of health problems, including heart disease, liver failure, and getting their thumbs broken by a guy named "Fast Louie."

MySpace Plans
MySpace.com says it will develop technologies to help block convicted sex offenders from contacting users. One new idea being tested is a program that only allows people to type messages on the site when both of their hands are on the keyboard.

Elvis Candy
To honor Elvis Presley, Hershey's is introducing a new peanut butter and banana cream version of its Reese's cup. And fans of the new candy can look forward to being admitted to the new Elvis Presley cardiology unit at Memphis General hospital.

Hitler's Speedster
A rare 1939 German sports car commissioned by Adolph Hitler is expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to bid $12 million for a car that he hopes will be good for chasing Jews.


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