More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistaking him for a Muslim, according to a study released Monday. Sixty percent of Americans who participated in the study by the non-profit National Sikh Campaign admitted to knowing nothing about the Sikhs. When shown a photo of a smiling older Sikh male in a red turban, 28 percent of respondents thought he was Middle Eastern and 20 percent believed he was Muslim. read more
Hey look! It's Denzel Washington!
No, you idiot. That's Will Smith!
The White House's outrage over Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to speak before Congress in March -- a move he failed to coordinate with the administration -- began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had "spat" in President Barack Obama's face. "We thought we've seen everything," the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior U.S. official as saying. "But Bibi managed to surprise even us." "There are things you simply don't do. He spat in our face publicly and that's no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price," he said. read more
Women with sizable derrieres have smarter children than flat-bottomed women, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh claim fat supplies found in a woman's buttocks and thighs help a baby's brain develop. They say having extra fat in this area allows a woman to store additional nutrients that can be passed to the baby through breastfeeding. "The fat in these areas is a depot for building the baby's brain," said lead researcher Will Lassek.
The 44-year-old former Guantanamo detainee describes how he was told he would be taught about "great American sex" and then he was tortured and forced to have sexual intercourse with female interrogators.
Mr Slahi remembers a time when a female interrogator told him: "If you start to cooperate, I'm gonna stop harassing you. Otherwise I'll be doing the same with you and worse every day...Having sex with somebody is not considered torture." read more