Katy Perry Meets ‘Thor’ In Ridiculous ‘Roar’ Parody

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Katy Perry Meets ‘Thor’ In Ridiculous ‘Roar’ Parody
When Katy Perry’s ‘Roar‘ music video came out, it was only a matter of time before the parodies started flooding in, and this one is a roar, to say the least. Katy Perry Thor Parody. Say that three times fast.

Inspired retired chefs returning their fryers who turn into Thor… and then thork. What more do you need?

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High School Sweethearts Reunite After 30 Years Apart
Men, listen up: The way to a woman’s heart is through love letters.

That’s the lesson we learned after reading the story of Loraine Atkins and Terry McGurk, highschool sweethearts who went their separate ways after graduating despite the 100-plus love letters McGurk wrote to his beloved — one for nearly every day the pair dated.

The letters, which are dated from the early 1980s, contain messages such as “I can’t bear another day without seeing you” and “I love you more than ever and will make sure we never split.”

The pair did split, though, and both went on to marry different people. Atkins never threw away the love notes and turned to them during a period of heartbreak — divorce. She contacted McGurk, who also happened to be divorced, on Facebook 30 years after their romance and the rest is history.

“As soon as I saw his cheeky smile I knew Terry was still the same man from all those years ago and my heart melted,” Atkins told The Daily Mail. “He was all I had ever wanted. Why else would I have kept those letters? It sounds cheesy, but I knew he was the one for me.”

The high school sweethearts now live together and plan to marry — and McGurk is still writing love letters.

They aren’t the first pair of long-lost lovers to reconnect after divorces. Laine Thompson and Lucas Blum dated in high school, but their relationship fell apart after Thompson moved from their hometown of Freeport, Illinois, to southern California after graduation. After moving on and marrying other people, they both found themselves divorced and reconnected on — what else? — Facebook. The pair is now engaged.

Click through the slideshow below for celebrity childhood sweethearts who are still going strong:

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The Cheesier The Pickup Line, The Better… Sometimes
Is this video a parking ticket? Because it’s got fine written all over it.

Watch SimplePickup test the age-old question: Do pickup lines actually work?

Sometimes they don’t work, sometimes they do. Sometimes they work so well, that someone will let you write your number on their chest. Oy vey.

Healthy Living – The Huffington Post
‘Smart Teeth’ Could Detect Health Habits
By Charles Choi, Contributing Writer

Published: 09/18/2013 08:46 AM EDT on LiveScience

Artificial teeth that detect when people chew, drink, speak and cough could help people track exactly how much they eat, along with other aspects of their health, researchers say.

In a study, the scientists used dental cement to glue sensors onto the teeth of eight volunteers. The devices were accelerometers that recognized movement in all three dimensions, and were coated with dental resin to keep them safe from saliva. Thin wires connected to the sensors helped collect their data.

The researchers had the volunteers chew gum, drink a bottle of water, cough or read a section of an article. The participants spent about 40 seconds on each activity.

“Our mouth is an opening into our health — our drinking and eating behaviors shed light on our diet,” said researcher Hao-hua Chu, a computer scientist at National Taiwan University in Taipei. “How frequently we cough also tells us about our health, and how frequently we talk is related to social activity that can be related to health.” [10 Technologies That Will Transform Your Life]

Each of these activities moves teeth in a unique way. When it came to recognizing what a study participant was doing based solely on data from the devices, the system researchers developed was up to 93.8 percent accurate. [Video of the smart tooth]

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Chu said his 11-year-old daughter helped inspire him to invent these “smart teeth.”

“Unfortunately, she has to go to dentist a lot,” he told LiveScience. “That got me to thinking — is there a way to integrate digital technology into artificial teeth?”

The scientists also took removable artificial teeth and embedded accelerometers in them. Future prototypes will include small Bluetooth radios capable of wirelessly transmitting sensor data to nearby mobile devices for analysis.

“Your future dentist can offer two options for artificial teeth — the first one is a traditional artificial tooth, and the second option is a smart tooth that you can use to record your activity,” Chu said. “We might also be able to put in a small energy harvester to provide enough power to run the device for a day at least, instead of taking the tooth out and recharging it.”

Additional sensors added to smart teeth could help detect even more detailed information; for instance, what people are eating, Chu added.

Chu with Polly Huang, and their colleagues Cheng-Yuan Li, Yen-Chang Chen and Wei-Ju Chen presented their work Sept. 11 at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Switzerland.

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5 Weird Things That Have Spilled Besides Molasses
By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer:

A molasses pipeline in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, last week was pumping the syrupy substance onto a ship when it sprung a leak, dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of the goo into the ocean. The sugary fluid, which has sunk to the bottom, has killed thousands of fish, attracting sharks and other scavengers.

The Hawaii spill is not the first molasses mishap. A truck in Wagontire, Ore., swerved to avoid a deer in 2008, spilling hundreds of gallons of molasses over the highway. And in 1919, during the Boston Molasses Disaster, a tank carrying 2.5 million gallons of molasses burst, flooding the city’s streets and killing 21 people.

Besides molasses, some strange substances have spilled into waterways and onto roadways. Here are some of the highlights.

1. Whale guts

In 2004, a whale carcass exploded while being transported from a beach where it died to a laboratory in the Taiwanese city of Tainan, according to BBC News. Gas buildup inside the decomposing cetacean was thought to be responsible for the explosion, which took 13 hours and 50 workers to clean up. [Gulf Oil Spill: 12 Animals at Risk]

2. Rubber ducks

In 1992, 29,000 rubber duck toys, being shipped from China to the U.S. company The First Years Inc, washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean, the Daily Mail reported. Some 10,000 of the duckies floated northward, while the remainder took a southerly route. They have washed up in Hawaii, Australia and even the Arctic.

3. Fake — and real — blood

A truck carrying 8,000 gallons (more than 30,000 liters) of a Japanese synthetic blood drink, inspired by the HBO series “True Blood,” caused a gory mess when it hit a curb and crashed in Sugar Land, Texas, in 2008, Web Urbanist reported. The year before, in Oregon, 4,000 gallons (more than 15,000 liters) of real pig blood spilled from a truck carting animal waste from a processing plant.

4. Honeybees

In the past few years, honeybees have spilled onto highways in Montana, Canada and California, where 10 million to 16 million angry buzzers responded by stinging firefighters, police and drivers. Honeybee hives are regularly shipped to farms around the country to pollinate crops, since colony collapse disorder has decimated local bee populations.

5. Money

While it may not grow on trees, money has flooded public streets on multiple occasions. In 2004, an armored truck crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike, spilling $2 million in coins, Mental Floss reported. In 2005, another truck caught fire in Alabama, spilling $800,000 in quarters. And in 2008, a driver on his way to the Miami Federal Reserve fatally crashed, spewing $185,000 in nickels.

Follow Tanya Lewis on Twitter and Google+. Follow us @livescience, Facebook & Google+. Original article on LiveScience.

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Marijuana Has Michigan Voters’ Support, Near Majority Want Legal Recreational Pot: Epic-MRC Poll
Almost half of Michigan voters say they would support legalizing marijuana, according to a poll released Friday by Epic-MRC.

The poll, which targeted 600 likely voters, showed 47 percent in favor for taxing and regulating marijuana like the state already does for alcohol sales. Another 16 percent support replacing criminal offenses for marijuana possession with a fine. Only about a quarter of voters — 26 percent — support continuing the present system of criminal penalties for weed.

Neil Yashinsky, executive director of Michigan NORML’s Oakland County chapter, told the Detroit Free Press he found the results encouraging.

“Eventually, the politicians will catch up with the people. They will reflect the values of their constituents,” and support decriminalization, he said.

Taken together, almost three-quarters of Michigan voters support reforming marijuana laws. That shift in acceptance mirrors national trends showing support building for legalization:

Earlier this year, support for marijuana legalization reached a high point when polls showed a majority of Americans were in favor of turning away from federal law, which currently considers the drug a Schedule I controlled substance, alongside heroin, PCP and LSD. Weeks after a Pew Research Center survey found 52 percent of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana use, a HuffPost/YouGov poll found that 51 percent believed marijuana should be “legalized, taxed, and regulated like alcohol.” In both of those surveys, around 10 percent of respondents said they’d used marijuana in the past year.

The pot question was part of a larger poll on political opinions in the state and was commissioned by Michigan NORML, the state’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

In 2008, Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment protecting medical marijuana users. The drug was also decriminalized in Detroit last year. But not all of marijuana advocates’ efforts have met with success, and dispensaries were banned throughout the state in February. A bill in Michigan’s legislature right now would lessen the penalty for possessing up to an ounce of marijuana a civil infraction only punishable by a fine. The bill, introduced in April by Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) currently has bipartisan supporters.

“Despite the fact that we’re spending a minimum of $325 million a year on arresting, trying and incarcerating marijuana users in this state, we know marijuana has never been more available,” Irwin said at the April press conference announcing the bill, according to MLive. “We know that law enforcement has not been successful at keeping marijuana out of the hands of anyone in this state.”

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