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Not only that but…what were we talking about?

Reuters via Yahoo 

People who use the Internet to read the news have a greater attention span than print readers, according to a U.S. study that refutes the idea that Web surfers jump around and don’t read much. The EyeTrack07 survey by the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based journalism school, found online readers read 77 percent of what they chose to read while broadsheet newspaper readers read an average of 62 percent, and tabloid readers about 57 percent.

Sara Quinn, director of the Poynter EyeTrack07 project, said this was the first large public study internationally to compare the differences between how people read the news online and in newspapers. She said they were surprised to find that such a large percentage of story text was read online as this exploded the myth that Web readers had a shorter attention span.

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There Are More Things In Heaven And Earth…

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For the first time in astronomical history, a huge, bizarre rock beyond Neptune has been linked to other orbiting bodies out there. Some how the big rock called 2003 EL61, which is almost the size of Pluto, got into orbit out in the Kuiper Belt where most every other object is made of ice. Not only is this huge rocky object there, it is the only object in our solar system shaped like an American football and tumbling long end-over-end every four hours.


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Can’t find a job? Create your own. Become a goddess.

bahucharaji.jpgAn unemployed…man [from Tooting, UK]  has found work at last – as an Indian Goddess who thousands of Hindus believe can cure infertility. Pilgrims head to a remote jungle temple to be blessed by Steve Cooper, 32, from South West London, reports The Sun.

Surrounded by followers, Steve declared: “I love being here. I don’t miss anything about Tooting.”

He is regarded as a reincarnation of Bahucharaji, the patron of Indian eunuchs. He has been at the temple in the northern state of Gujarat for three months. Every time Steve walks through the local village, people flock to greet him, shouting: “Jay Bahuchar Ma” – “The goddess is here.”

Steve calls himself Pamela. But his devotees have dubbed him Prema – Hindi for Divine Love.

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