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Submission + - "Whizz Kids" Discover Optimum Male Urination Angle (yahoo.com)

stevegee58 writes: Ever wonder while standing at a urinal what is the best target to minimize or maximize splashing? Ever wonder where the big puddles on the floor come from? Well wonder no longer; science once more comes to the rescue.
Fluid dynamics researchers at Brigham Young University have determined the optimum distance and angle for minimal splashing. (Hint: don't aim at the urinal cake)

Space

Submission + - Girl Launches Hello Kitty Into Space (yahoo.com)

stevegee58 writes: It's a "yet another kid launches high altitude balloon with camera" story with a twist.
Californian middle schooler Lauren Rojas launched her Hello Kitty in a little silver space ship sporting the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon dangling from a balloon.
Still looking composed at over 93,000 feet, Kitty was recovered (with science project instruments) 47 miles away after the balloon burst.

Entertainment

Submission + - NPR's "Car Talk" Closing (yahoo.com)

stevegee58 writes: After 25 years on the air, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack, The Tappet Brothers) are calling it quits in September.
With their nerdy humor, explosive laughter and geek cred (both MIT alums) Tom and Ray will be sorely missed by the average NPR-listening Slashdotter.

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