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Submission + - Sixteen/16 secret Lost references in video games. (gamesradar.com)

Ant writes: "This four pages GamesRadar article, with screen shots/captures and embedded video clips, tells its sixteen/"16 secret Lost references in videogames. The mysteries of the island are everywhere... even in your favorite games. Lost is no longer just a show. Lost is a multimedia mythology. So while the television/TV series ends this weekend, its impact on popular culture – the island's hold on our collective imagination – will endure. Just look to videogames for proof. Even though Lost has only been around since late 2004, and even though a single game can take that many years or more to develop, the connection between these two geek hobbies is already surprisingly strong. Hidden references (the numbers, the hatch, polar bears) and clever cameos (Jack, Desmond, Locke) pop up in nearly every genre and on nearly every system. Here are the sixteen/16 we've discovered. How many more are out there? And how many more are yet to come? ..." Seen on Digg."

Submission + - Sitting down too long is bad even if you exercise. (google.com)

Ant writes: "The Register and many more sources on Google News report that sitting down too long, even with exercises, is bad — "Swedish scientists have warned that too much sitting on your backside can provoke cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

That's pretty obvious, you might think, but the researchers from the Karolinska Institute and the Swedish School of Sport and Health warn that the excessively sedentary are running serious risks, irrespective of how much exercise they do when they're not plonked behind a desk, or lying on the sofa...""

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