Video Games Make Boys Voilet According To New Study

Teenage boys who repeatedly watch vicious TV programmes, films and video games are likelier to become insensitive to violence, according to a study that claims new insights into this hotly debated field. Researchers have long fretted that screen violence may have a brutalising effect on teenage minds. Their worry is that part of the brain which controls emotions and responses to external events — essentially a “brake” on wrongful behaviour — is still in a vulnerable, developing stage during adolescence. But investigations have been hampered by lack of evidence about what actually happens to brain functions, especially in the key area known as the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), when a teenager watches a violent scene. Jordan Grafman of the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and colleagues enrolled 22 boys between the age of 14 to 17 in a study aimed at getting this clinical data.” w/ photos

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How LEGO Bricks Are Made

“An internal video from the Consumer Affairs division of Lego Systems, Inc. I don’t think this video has been seen outside of the Lego Company. Somehow, I acquired the tape when I was little and now I’ve converted it for your viewing pleasure. The tape was extremely old which explains the terrible quality, but it’s watch-able. I’m more interested in how classic the sets are, accompanied with the old-school animation. Hope you enjoy! It took me forever to figure out how to convert this.” — Kooberz

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Worst Movie Line Ever

“This is the most awkward line from any movie that has ever existed… especially if you’re her werewolf of a father.”

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Biggest Drug Bust In Mexican History

Some 105 tons of marijuana has been seized in Mexico, in what is expected to become the country’s biggest ever drug bust. Eleven people were arrested yesterday in the city of Tijuana after a pre-dawn gun battle between members of the drug cartel and police and soldiers – two people were injured. The marijuana was found in six cargo containers in a warehouse, wrapped in 10,000 packages and has a street value of $297 million.” w/ photos

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High-Wire Motorcyclist Gets Stuck During Stunt

High-wire motorcyclist Mustafa Danger lived up to his name after becoming stuck 610ft up in the air during a world record attempt. The Moroccan high-wire specialist ground to a halt during his attempt in the Spanish beach resort of Benidorm. Danger had already delayed the stunt for several days due to bad weather, before attempting the 1,640ft crossing without any safety net. The wire, strung between the 43rd floors of the Tossal de La Cala and the Gran Hotel Bali, unfortunately proved too much for Danger to complete on his first attempt.” w/ photo

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