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Belief in a ‘doomsday’ is higher than ever

A new poll has indicated that 15% of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime. Similarly, 10% believe that it will not only e…

Robotic Labor Statistics

By 2012, the number of robots worldwide could equal the number of people in the state of Illinois. The linked infograph has a list of statistics on how robots are taking over the workforce (on their way to taking over the world.) Link -via Holy Kaw

Ugliest Couch Contest

That’s one ugly couch! It was the winner in the 2010 Worldwide Ugly Couch Contest. But you may know of a couch even uglier. Poor you. The search is on for the 2011 winner, so submit a picture of your ugly couch now. Link -via J-Walk Blog

309,959,570 Lightning Strikes

Worldwide lightning strikes for the six month period May-Oct 2010 have been compiled into a database and plotted on maps. Embedded above is the distribution of lightning in the United States; the deep purple color represents 32 ground strikes within a 20-km grid. A map of worldwide lightning distribution is available at the Accu-Weather link. Link.

11 Incredible Homes From Around the World for Under $50K

The worldwide recession has hit a lot of people hard, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it actually, as is the case with property. As the price of real estate has fallen, there are plenty of bargains to be had all around the world! The villa pictured is in Halcyon Hills, Greece. No [...]