Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love and Romance Stories of nepal

The first is a belt loop. Its requirements include explaining how video game age ratings work, building gaming into a schedule alongside chores and homework, and learning a new video game (the choice of which must be approved by an adult.)

The second honor is an academics pin, available to those who have already achieved the belt loop. It requires the successful completion of five tasks from a list of nine, ranging from the simple (play a game with a friend for an hour) to more complex (teach an adult how to play a game) to the downright dangerous (produce a comparison between two game consoles, presumably while wearing flame-retardant clothing.)

One task I particularly like is for the scout to choose a game and compare offers from three different stores, taking into account return policy’s and warranties as well as the price.

In scout geek news of another type, we must offer our congratulations to 18-year-old Walker Lansbarkis who has become the first person in his troop’s history to earn all 126 merit badges on offer. That’s not bad going considering you only have to earn 21 badges to become an Eagle Scout, the highest ranking available.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Iranian cleric attributed the recent string of natural disasters -- in Haiti, Chile and Mexico/Southern California -- to promiscuous women flaunting their bodily goods.
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," said Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi.
Sounds ridiculous, right? But instead of brushing aside this obviously false assumption, Jennifer McCreight of Purdue University created"Boobquake," a worldwide event taking place on April 26th that encourages women to wear low-cut tops and push-up bras.
Continue reading for more details of this brilliant plan to tempt fate.
"Nearly all the feedback I've received has been extremely positive," McCreight tells Asylum. "A lot of people seem really thankful that someone vocalized how ridiculous this anti-science and anti-women thinking is."
The event will take place all day on Monday, April 26th (much to the delight of the male sex). So far, over 100,000 people are registered to participate, according to the event's Facebook page.
Boobquake is more than just showing off jugs, though. In addition to wearing a low tank top herself, McCreight plans to do some actual scientific research on the day of the event to see if all that cleavage can significantly increase activity on the seismograph.
And if the world actually shifts?
"Tens of earthquakes happen every day, so I'm not too worried," she tells us. "But if we do [see a big one], we'll know women have magical powers, which is kind of cool."
McCreight admits that the science may be flawed since the upcoming Boobquake will be a one-off. To combat the small sample size, she also hinted at repeating the event to gather more robust scientific data. We here at Asylum can only hope for this research to continue.