Jesus Christ tops list of world's top ten most significant people EVER (according to Wikipedia)
12/10/2013 11:51:00 AM
Jesus has been named the most significant person in human history, followed by Napoleon and Shakespeare, as ruled by the internet.
Based on the impact on opinions certain individuals have had over time, and how that has reflected onto their Wikipedia pages, two computer scientists have come up with the ultimate list.
Professor Steven Skiena and Charles Ward use quantative analysis to rank more than a thousand historical figures and prominent people, from Elvis to Beethoven, Stalin and Queen Victoria.
With Jesus as a front runner it comes as no great surprise that the prophet Muhammad is ranked at number four.
Leaders of empires are prominent on the list with Napoleon as number second and Alexander the Great at number nine.
Alexander’s teacher and the founder of Western philosophy, Aristotle, is listed as number eight.
The list sees three US presidents, two of which were the founding ...
How DO you bag a toyboy young enough to be your son? Find out from the ultimate cougar wife (she's 51 and her man is 26)
12/10/2013 11:50:00 AM
With her honey-streaked blonde locks, unlined skin and sweet smile, Sheri Winkelmann, an actress and playwright, looks years younger than her real age of 51.
But it's possible that her preternaturally youthful looks are the result not of good skincare but the famous maxim: 'you're only as old as the man you feel'.
And for Sheri, that means very young indeed. Her boyfriend of just over a year, up-and-coming actor Desmond Huey, is just 26 years old.
Now the couple are to appear on TLC documentary, Extreme Cougar Wives, which explores what life is like when your other half is young enough to be your son.
And for Sheri, life with Desmond is so good, she wouldn't change a single thing. 'It's been about 15 months and it's going good,' she says of her relationship.
'He's a very unusual young man and he's very mature for his age. ...
Teenager who stole part of Paul Walker's wrecked Porsche faces FOUR YEARS in prison
12/10/2013 11:49:00 AM
Two men have been charged with stealing wreckage of the car in which Fast& Furious actor Paul Walker died.
Jameson Witty, 18, and Anthony Janow, 25, were each charged on Monday with felony grand theft of personal property and two misdemeanors - destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer.
If convicted, they both face up to four years and six months behind bars.
Actor Walker and driver Roger Rodas died on November 30 when their Porsche Carrera GT hit a light pole and tree and caught fire in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.
Prosecutors claim Witty and Janow stole a roof panel from the wrecked Porsche as it was being towed away.
Snapchat files restraining order against ousted 'co-founder'
12/10/2013 11:49:00 AM
The multimillion dollar war over Snapchat has taken an unexpected twist after an alleged co-founder was hit with a restraining order for leaking documents to the press.
Frank Reginald Brown was ordered by two of his former friends, who founded the photo sharing app, to cease and desist from making any more information public.
The order states that more leaks would cause ‘irreparable injury to Snapchat’ and that the information is ‘highly confidential’.
Mr Brown immediately signalled that he would ignore the order as he wages a public relations campaign to win the case.
A judge will now have to decide if the order is granted, even though Mr Brown is supposedly planning an interview with GQ magazine in which he will almost certainly keep up the pressure on Snapchat.
The restraining order was filed as part of an increasingly bitter court battle between Mr Brown, Snapchat’s chief executive Evan ...
Lululemon boss steps down after blaming women's fat thighs for 'making his brand's yoga pants see-through'
12/10/2013 11:48:00 AM
Weeks after suggesting that women's fat thighs were to blame for his line of yoga pants becoming too sheer, the boss of lululemon has announced his resignation.
Chip Wilson, lululemon's founder and the Chairman of its Board of Directors, has informed his company that he will step down.
The athletic company boss sparked outrage over his comments about women's bodies in November when he blamed their bodies for his yoga pants not working well.
Now he has stepped down - although his company say his resignation is unrelated to his former remarks.
In a company statement a spokesman said: 'Chip Wilson, lululemon's founder and the Chairman of its Board of Directors, informed the Board of Directors that he is resigning from the position of non-executive Chairman.
'Mr. Wilson will step down from the role effective prior to the company's annual meeting in June 2014.
'Mr. Wilson will retain a seat ...
'I was going to fund my daughter's wedding in Hawaii, but I figured this Samsung TV would last much longer': Amazon reviewers mock $40,000 flat screen
12/10/2013 11:46:00 AM
For the price of a Harvard education you could wrap up a Samsung 85-inch HD TV to put next to the Christmas tree for that someone special this year.
The exorbitant $39,998 price tag (down from $45,000) on the Samsung 'SmartTV' has caused a wave of commentors on Amazon to make fun of the flat screen.
'My wife and I bought this after selling our daughter Amanda into white slavery,' joked a reviewer named James Thach. 'We actually got [it] refurbished. It's missing the remote, but oh well - for $10K off, I can afford a universal, right? The picture is amazing. I've never seen the world with such clarity.'
Others sarcastically compared the television to the price of college or a destination wedding.
'I was going to send my two kids to college but I knew I had to do what was best for my family ...
'But we don't all look like Miranda Kerr!' Qantas staff upset by airline's 'sexy, tight and impractical' new uniforms, modelled by Victoria's Secret Angel
12/9/2013 12:24:00 PM
Australian supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr has swapped lacy lingerie for a black and fuchsia shift dress, modelling the new uniform for Australian airline Qantas.
But the flight attendants expected to wear the new attire while working on flights have complained that it is too sexy, impractically tight, and unflattering on anyone who doesn't have the enviably slim curves of Orlando Bloom's ex-wife.
Speaking about the Martin Grant-designed uniforms - which Qantas ambassador Kerr, 30, first modelled in April - one domestic short-haul flight attendant told Australia's Daily Telegraph:'The uniforms are really tight and they are simply not practical for the very physical job we have to do.'
When first revealed by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, staff complained the uniforms were 'too sexy' and uncomfortable.
One stewardess added: 'The uniform looks fantastic on Miranda Kerr but unfortunately we don't all look like her," said ...
iPad bouncy seat for babies causes concern from experts who say it could restrict learning
12/9/2013 12:23:00 PM
A baby seat made to hold an iPad worries experts over how it affects brain development at such a young age.
The Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat, made by Fisher Price, and its iPad holder, have left people wondering how exposure to iPads affects toddlers.
‘Babies should be entertained by looking around and by their family or caretaker, not a screen,’ a mother of two young girls told ABC News.
The experts agree.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to keep children under two-years-old away from screens of any kind.
‘A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.'
A doctor who spoke to ABC is weary about how it might affect babies.
‘I think parents need to be really careful here,’ said Dr. Richard Besser.
He explained that toddler’s brains go through changes and a lot of development ...
Part of the Houston Astrodome is demolished as the city decides whether to knock down the rest or preserve the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' as an historical landmark
12/9/2013 12:22:00 PM
When it was constructed in the 1960s, the Astrodome was ahead of its time. The first multipurpose, domed sports stadium.
It took years to build, but part of that history was reduced to rubble as the three exterior ramp towers outside the stadium were demolished on Sunday evening in Houston.
In what took only a matter of seconds, the towers came down right at 9:30 p.m.
The work had been planned regardless of the outcome of a public vote earlier this month on a $217 million bond issue that would turn the stadium into an event and exhibition center.
Driving with a hangover can be just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when drunk
12/9/2013 12:21:00 PM
Everyone knows it's dangerous to drive after a night of drinking, but new research suggests it may be no better once you've sobered up.
A study has found that a hangover can impair driving ability as much as being drunk does.
Scientists at universities in the UK and the Netherlands found the effects of a night's heavy drinking last longer than a measurable blood alcohol concentration.
In research conducted at the University of the West of England, participants who had been drinking the night before undertook a 20-minute simulated driving test.
Significant increases in speed variability, reaction time, driving errors and deviation from driving position were recorded when the participants were hung over, the study found.
Associate Professor Chris Alford, who led the Bristol-based study, said motorists should be warned of the dangers of driving while hung over as part of driver safety campaigns.