MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

PACKING HEAT
Condoms No Match For Determined Women Ready To Start Family 

When does a contraceptive (or “condom”) work as designed but fail to prevent pregnancy?  When the woman retrieves the condom after sex and reinserts it inside out, that's when.  Once the bane of only professional athletes and millionaires, condom “stuffing” has become mainstream among women hoping to get pregnant by the man of their choice.

DADDY'S MILK
Fathers Encouraged To Use Hormone Therapy To Share Breast Feeding Duties

Scientific advances may soon take gender equity to its next logical phase.  People are taking action to eliminate nature-induced gender inequity, and hundreds of men across the U.S. are using hormone therapy to share in their partner’s breast feeding duties.

MODERN LOVE
Scientifically Based Dating Tips For Men From Prof. Samuelson

Prof. L. Michael Samuelson is a professor of sexual psychology at Santa Marino College.  He also provides dating consulting services to local single men in Santa Marino and also has published over 15 books concerning dating in the 2000s for single men. Here are his top ten dating tips for men.

GETTING IT UP

A New Study Bursts Old Stereotypes About Erectile Dysfunction And Points To Unattractive Spouses

A new study shows that many if not most men that experience erectile dysfunction (or "ED") are reacting to the unattractiveness of their spouses.  The findings come as a blow to the pharmaceutical companies and may have some couples examining their relationships.  [More]

REDBULL/NASA

NASA To Use Red Bull Tech For Space Station Trips

Redbull might have started 2012 as the seller of caffeine drinks for buzz-heads, but it might end it as an integral part of America’s space program.

DENTAL HYGIENE

Study: Flossing Does Not Prevent Tooth Decay/Gum Loss

CHICAGOIn dental offices all over the world, patients are often told they are not flossing enough or instructed to floss more.  Following a new study, patients might start answering: “Why don’t you go floss yourself.”

SHUTTLE STOWAWAY
Shuttle Stowaway Steals Hearts Of L.A. And Opens Minds 

On its 26th and final mission to its resting place in a museum, Shuttle Endeavor had its most unlikely traveler: a nine-year-old stowaway named “Lester.”

MARS ROVER

Mars Rover Makes Curious Find And Raises Questions

Rover Curiosity sent back photos with an unexpected relic in the background, marking the second time in six months the Mars program published questionable photos.
EAR HAIR & EVOLUTION

Ear Hair Distresses But May Save Humans

Since the ancient Romans, ear hair has vexed men and a few unlucky women.  Scientists speculate that ear hair may be more than a cosmetic blight.  In fact, it might save us from asteroids.


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