Giant planet may be chucking comets at us from deep space

Somewhere out in space, something is causing comets to fly out of the Oort cloud towards the inner solar system. New computer models suggest that it could be a giant planet larger than Jupiter that we’ve never seen before. At the American Astronomical Society meeting in Boston, a research team from NASA’s Ames Research Center presented new data suggesting that the easiest way to explain why comets enter our solar system in elliptical patterns would…

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar sets the record straight

Kareem Abdul Jabbar sets the record straight

“I guess you have to be under 7ft to be considered the greatest basketball player of all time.” Kareem writes open letter to Pippen about LeBron, Jordan Everyone has climbed all over Scottie Pippen in recent days for putting LeBron James on the same pedestal with Michael Jordan, calling Jordan the best scorer of all time but LeBron a potentially better all around player. At best it felt a little premature. In Chicago that was…

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Gil Scott-Heron dies aged 62

Poet and songwriter was hailed as ‘Godfather of Rap’ after penning The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and musician regarded as the ‘Godfather of Rap’, has died in New York. Photograph: Michael Ochs archives The musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron – best known for his pioneering rap The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – has died at the age of 62, having fallen ill after a European trip. Jamie Byng, his…

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CALIFORNIA’S PRISON RELEASE: Here’s What You Need To Know

CALIFORNIA’S PRISON RELEASE: Here’s What You Need To Know

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday ordering California to release nearly 40,000 of its 143,435 inmates has the state in a panic as officials scramble to figure out what happens next. The SCOTUS ruling affirmed a lower court order that required California to reduce its inmate population to 137% capacity, or about 1,100 inmates. The state’s prisons are now at about 180% capacity and in recent years have operated at up to 200% capacity. California…

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BMW 328 Hommage pays tribute to the original of the late ’30s

BMW has used this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in Italy to mark the 75th anniversary of the original BMW 328 classic of the late 1930s by displaying the BMW 328 Hommage concept car. Karl Bäumer, CEO of BMW Group Classic, said that with the BMW 328 Hommage, they wish to pay homage to the passion and inventiveness of the fathers of the BMW 328. The BMW 328 Hommage aims show how the designers…

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The most expensive Rolex ever to be sold at auction

At its May 16 sale of Important Watches in Geneva, Christie’s offered a wide selection of the world’s finest watches from renowned brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Vacheron Constantin. While the star lot, the Patek Philippe white gold single button chronograph wristwatch manufactured in 1928, fetched $3,6 million, a rare Rolex chronograph made in 1942 set a new record by selling for $1.16 million. The oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph (reference 4113) has…

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Lessons in Manliness from Bass Reeves

Lessons in Manliness from Bass Reeves

Who was the greatest Deputy U.S. Marshal of the Old West? Wyatt Earp? Wild Bill Hickok? How about Bass Reeves? Bass who? Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arguably the greatest lawman and gunfighter of the West, a man who served as a marshal for 32 years in the most dangerous district in the country, captured 3,000 felons, (once bringing in 17 men at one time), and shot 14 men in the line of duty,…

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Christopher Cross: Sailing “Live”

Christopher Cross: Sailing “Live”

It’s not far down to paradise At least it’s not for me And if the wind is right you can sail away And find tranquility The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me It’s not far to never never land No reason to pretend And if the wind is right you can find the joy Of innocence again The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me Sailing…

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Swiss “Jetman” flies over Grand Canyon with his wingsuit

Swiss “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed an eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon on Saturday, one day later than planned and away from the media spotlight. Leaping from a helicopter about 8,000 feet above the canyon floor, Rossy picked up speed and fired up his jet-wing, which he steers using his body as a kind of rudder/aileron. During the eight minute flight, he startled onlookers by passing over the rim only 200 feet above their heads, hitting…

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Floyd Mayweather Jr Talks Bob Arum and Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr Talks Bob Arum and Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Despite his repeated drug use claims against Manny Pacquiao, controversial boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he holds no personal grudge against his closest rival from the Philippines. In a video interview on FightHype.com, Mayweather said he wanted to clarify the issue with Pacquiao, which began when his camp insinuated that the Filipino boxer uses performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). “I have nothing against Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather said. Efforts were being made for a Pacquiao-Mayweather…

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How To Be A Man by Glenn O’Brien

How To Be A Man by Glenn O’Brien

As you all no doubt have gathered by now, WIJW is on a mission to get people living the best life they can—we share our ideas on what we call “elevated living,” encourage our friends to be aware of the story they are telling themselves, and offer sartorial suggestions on, perhaps, what to wear and where to go along the way toward realizing a more satisfying and resplendent life. I’m a voracious reader and when…

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Sesto Elemento, the most expensive Lamborghini, coming in late 2011

The most expensive and elegant Lamborghini is coming to the selected showrooms in late 2011. The Sesto Elemento concept, which turned heads at the Paris Motor Show late last year, is now being reported to be in the advanced stages of its development. If the sources are to be believed, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will see a limited production run of no more than 20 units, priced around €2 million (about $2.8 million). Anyway, Lamborghini…

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Shepard Fairey ‘The Print Show’ at Galerie Magda Danysz

Yesterday ‘The Print Show’ by Shepard Fairey opened at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris. “Considered as “the most influential street artist of our time” by the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston, Shepard Fairey (aka Obey) has always considered posters as a valuable form of art. Relentlessly he has pasted posters all over the world, renewing his visual codes through the years, building up a real language. Today his posters are world famous, became his…

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Jesse Ventura Questions Official Bin Laden Story

Jesse Ventura Questions Official Bin Laden Story

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com May 10, 2011 “Maybe they had some guy there that looked like Bin Laden and did him in,” said Jesse Ventura. Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, the former governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura said he is skeptical of the government claim it killed Osama bin Laden. Ventura told Alex Jones and his audience he will have to do more research before he declares the story a fabrication. However, due primarily…

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Crash Course: Pacquiao-Mosley “It’s Coming”

“Im taking Mosley by KO early.” Manny Pacquiao, widely considered the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter, is defending his WBO welterweight championship against “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (9 p.m. ET, Showtime PPV).The fight marks Pacquiao’s second defense of the 147-pound title he won from Miguel Cotto in 2009. The first came against Josh Clottey in March 2010, after which Pacquiao moved up and beat Antonio Margarito…

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Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler both declared dead on May 1

Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler both declared dead on May 1

May Day: Both Hitler and bin Laden Announced Dead on May 1 Despite the jubilation (mostly) worldwide over the death of Osama bin Laden, the biggest enemy so far this century, it’s easy to forget the historic coincidence of the death of the biggest mass murderer of the previous century. On May 1, 1945, Germany announced that Adolf Hitler was dead, leading to the end of the allied campaign in Europe during World War II….

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What is the Problem with Rashard Mendenhall’s Tweets?

PITTSBURGH — Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden’s death. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back on Monday tweeted: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…” Mendenhall didn’t hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks. Rashard Mendenhall is the latest example of a…

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