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Men Willing to Give up Sex for a 50in TV 139

Active Seti writes "The NY Times reports that nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV. The firm found 47 percent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women. 'It seems that size really does matter more for men than women,' the firm said. The survey also said a quarter of people would give up smoking, with roughly the same proportion willing to give up chocolate which could make buying a plasma TV a good alternative to programs for smoking cessation or weight loss. Of course the survey should be taken with a grain of salt since it was carried out for a firm selling televisions."

Submission + - Burning Ice Drilled from Alaska's Slope

bagboy writes: As sources of renewable energy are being sought, BP announced a new method of extracting natural gas from ice underneath Alaska's North Slope drilling fields. The release from BP's site, a news story from Anchorage, Alaska's KTUU (Channel 2) and a wikipedia entry for Gas Hydrates.

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