Page 1359

A Mayan calendar has been found that projects dates 7,000 years into the future!


Fear not, people irrationally afraid of what tomorrow might bring. Archaeologists have found a 9th century Mayan calendar in the Guatemalan complex of Xultun. The calendar is 600 years older than the other ones found elsewhere and it projects about 7000 years into the future. December 21st, 2012 is not mentioned as a special date in any way shape or form.

So now you know… if you fear what might happen tomorrow, don't. The Mayan Apocalypse is nothing more than an Internet meme that we'll laugh about like we do about Y2K now. Check the source for more.

Filesharing app LimeWire was sued for $75 TRILLION!


Along with Napster, LimeWire was one of the most popular applications that people used to download mp3s illegally. At its peak, LimeWire had 4 million daily users. It used a similar Peer-to-Peer technology as Napster that allowed people to share files, mostly MP3s of popular songs. Thirteen major recording companies sued LimeWire LLC for fostering copyright infringement.

As the case progressed, the music studios argued that LimeWire was liable for every time a file was illegally downloaded through their system. Their estimate was that there had been 500 million illegal downloads, which would come out to a penalty of $75 trillion ($75.000.000.000.000!)

Ultimately the court decided that number was ridiculous and said that the company was liable only once per song, and the damages would amount somewhere between $7.5m to $1.5b. The parties eventually settled for $105 million.

(Source)

Snoop Dogg tried to rent the entire country of Liechtenstein for a music video!


The tiny country of Liechtenstein lies sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. Although it only has a population of around 35,000, it's well known for being popular among the very rich for tax haven purposes and for vacationing.

In 2010, rapper Snoop Dogg asked the government if he could rent the entire country to use it as a set for a music video. The authorities considered it, but ultimately he was denied because his management team didn't allow for adequate timing.

That was the first time anyone requested to rent out the entire country. However, after that incident, they changed their minds and put the country up for rent for the small sum of $70,000 a night.

(Source)

Your skinny jeans might be unhealthy! Learn why here


Experts are seeing more young women at healthy weight complain of symptoms of a nerve condition called meralgia paresthetica, also known as "tingling thigh syndrome." The culprit? Jeans that are too tight and the constant pressure they put on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve causes a numb, tingling or burning senstaoin along the thigh.

This condition is usually suffered by construction workers or police officers with heavy, low-slung belts, pregnant women or obese people. However, young women have been suffering it in greater numbers. The damage is not permanent, but you need to remove the pressure for the nerve to regenerate.

What do you think? If you wear skinny jeans, does this change your opinion?

(Source)

13 Shocking Facts About Facebook

A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook”


Information on Facebook is becoming a major factor in marriage conflicts and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases. In 2011, Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of divorces (Divorce-Online). 

The most common reasons Divorce-Online found cited as evidence were; inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex, separated spouses posting nasty comments about each other, and facebook friends reporting spouse’s behavior.

The greater availability of information online through social media has created a variety of problems for relationships at every level. Conflict caused by embarrassment, jealousy, false assumptions, and stalker-like behavior, are some of the social disasters that can result from the misuse of social media. Check out this article for more information and how to avoid the major issues social media causes relationships.

(Source 1, and 2)


Video

users online