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Friday, 13 May 2011
Jupiter moon Io, holds magma ocean
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Space


Io is the most volcanic world in the Solar System and scientists think they now have a better idea of why that is.

The moon of Jupiter erupts about 100 times more lava on to its surface each year than does Earth.

A re-assessment of data from Nasa's Galileo probe suggests all this activity is being fed from a giant magma ocean under Io's crust.

Researchers tell Science magazine that this blisteringly hot reservoir is probably some 50km (30 miles) thick.

Full Story from the BBC


Posted by mindpotion Network at 15:39 MEST
Tea plantation seeks virgins to pick leaves with their mouths
Mood:  amorous
Topic: Strange but True


It is billed as the most refined tea in the world, and possibly with some justification – the leaves are picked by a group of virgins using just their lips.

The leaves, gathered on lush mountainsides in central China, must be in their first flush and are dropped into baskets hanging from the pickers’ necks.

Legend has it that the leaves used to be picked by fairies with their mouths. When boiling water is poured on the leaves, fairies ascend amid the steam into the sky.

Now new pickers are being sought, with adverts in Gushi, Henan province, specifying that ‘applicants must be virgins’ and offering payment of £50 a day, a fortune in China.

Full Story from dailymail.co.uk

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:39 MEST
Todays Quotation......Jeph Jacques
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Quotations


You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.

Jeph Jacques

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 MEST
Thursday, 12 May 2011
FBI using GPS to track activists......video
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: Conspiracy / Corruption


Posted by mindpotion Network at 17:35 MEST
Abused, burned and buried alive, Nigerias child witches!
Mood:  irritated
Topic: Conspiracy / Corruption


Children as young as two are being burned, poisoned and buried alive in Nigeria for being witches, it has been claimed.

Hundreds of youngsters are being subjected to horrific violence or chained up for weeks after being accused of withcraft, according to a report by a children's rights charity.

In one case, an 11-year-old boy was killed after acid was poured over him; in another, a girl who had a nail driven into her head was left permanently disabled.

Full Story from dailymail.co.uk

Posted by mindpotion Network at 12:42 MEST
Todays Quotation......Helen Keller
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Quotations


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart.

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 MEST
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Mars flight possible after 2035 say Russian space agency
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Space


An interplanetary spacecraft for a flight to Mars will be created not before 2025 and the maiden flight to the red planet will be possible only after 2035, said Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov Wednesday.

"The possibility of a flight to Mars needs to be combined with the construction of a spaceship having a new nuclear power propulsion unit, which will make it possible to reach the planet in a month," Perminov said in Russia's upper house of parliament.

Full Story from phenomenica.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 18:38 MEST
Man survives being hit by lightning TWICE?....cctv footage
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: Inspirational


Posted by mindpotion Network at 17:10 MEST
Study calls for all over 55 to be offered heart drugs
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Conspiracy / Corruption


All those over 55 should be offered drugs to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, according to a new study.

The report says that when assessing the risk of heart problems, offering treatment to all over-55s had the same results as testing for cholesterol or blood pressure problems.

The authors also argue it would be more simpler and cost effective.

But the Department of Health says the focus of the study is too narrow and ignores other health problems.

Full Story from the BBC

Posted by mindpotion Network at 11:38 MEST
Todays Quotation......Angie Stone
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Quotations


I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We're all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the end of the day.

Angie Stone

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 MEST

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