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    Science Proves it: Men Lie More Than Women

    CBS4) At least that's according to a survey commissioned by the Science Museum of London which quizzed three thousand people about their truthfulness.

    According to the responses, on average, British men tell three lies everyday or roughly 1,092 every year. By comparison women, on average, said they only told two fibs a day which works out to 728 lies a year.

    So who gets lied to the most? Moms, of course.

    Twenty five percent of men said they've lied to the mothers, but only 20 percent of women admitted telling a tall one to mum. By comparison, only about 10 said they lied to their partner.

    So what are the top lies? Well, it varies.

    Men:
    I didn't have that much to drink
    Nothing's wrong, I'm fine
    I had no signal (cell phone)
    It wasn't that expensive
    I'm on the way
    I'm stuck in traffic
    No, your butt doesn't look big in that
    Sorry, I missed your call
    You've lost weight
    It's just what I've always wanted

    Women:
    Nothing's wrong, I'm fine
    I don't know where it is, I haven't touched it
    It wasn't that expensive
    I didn't have that much to drink
    I've got a headache
    It was in the sale
    I'm on my way
    Oh, I've had this ages
    No, I didn't throw it away
    It's just what I've always wanted

    According to the survey, British men lied to their partners most often about their drinking habits while women mostly lied to hide their true feelings.

    While women were more likely to feel guilty after telling a lie, both sexes said there were such things as 'acceptable' lies; 75 percent said it was okay if it was done to spare someone's feelings.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6499561.shtml
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    Then there is the concept of lying when drunk i.e.

    No thanks, I'm married.

    Nope, no more booze for me!

    Sorry, but you're not really my type.

    Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?

    Oh I couldn't! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.

    I'm not interested in fighting you.

    Thank you, but I have no coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool!

    Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee in this parking lot or on the side of the road.

    I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

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    How blind to change are you?

    There are three tests to take (follow the video links).
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    Today, a friend was talking about this so I wanted to dig it up:
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    If you are up for something experimental, put your headphones on, close your eyes and enjoy this audio show (listening without the headphones will ruin it):

    Virtual Barbershop


    PS: It is safe for all ages and no trickery involved.

    PPS: If it gets stuck, click on the PLAY button again and it will carry on.
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    Thanks, British weather!

    We had three weeks of sunshine but on July 15th, it rains!

    *sigh*
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    „Wer auf der Mühle stirbt, bestimme ich“

    They mostly ruined the "Krabat" movie. However, this phrase was as impressive as in the book.
    If you believe even a half of this post, you are severely mistaken.

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    "Terry's doing the art direction on the movie, mainly 'cause he's not very good at words. Being American, he has a very small vocabulary which largely consists of two phrases: one is yah yah I really like that, and the other is yah, that really pisses me off. And life is divided for Terry into these two clear and distinct categories, things that he really likes and things that pisses him off."

    John Cleese on Terry Gilliam
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    "Terry's doing the art direction on the movie, mainly 'cause he's not very good at words.
    ...life is divided for Terry into these two clear and distinct categories, things that he really likes and things that pisses him off."

    John Cleese on Terry Gilliam
    Apparently Mr. Cleese, though mighty in many ways, is no great grammarian himself. Naughty Brit.

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    Oprah Winfrey: 10 moments that made her

    One of the most-watched programmes in US history, The Oprah Winfrey Show, is ending after 25 years. But the impact of its hostess goes far beyond television.

    Her first episode, entitled How to Marry the Man/Woman of your Choice, suggested this was to be a daytime show like any other.

    But some 4,560 episodes later, the likes of Madonna, Beyonce and Tom Hanks have been lining up to appear at her farewell show, which is broadcast on Wednesday.

    During those 25 years, Winfrey has become a household name, a cultural phenomenon and one of the richest people on the planet.

    As she signs off to continue work on her own cable channel, her ability to get the newsworthy guests appears undiminished.

    This month, President Obama talked about why he felt the need to publicly produce his own birth certificate. And Sarah Ferguson spoke about not being invited to the royal wedding.

    So how has Winfrey been such a success? Ten moments sum up her influence:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13507344
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    Do you know how to write a CV (resume)?

    CV Quiz
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    Most Overrated Books

    You can vote and help shape the list (and you must!)
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    The first 24 are pure trash. I'm sure many people like them, but I wouldn't consider any of them overrated...as in actually being held in high esteem when they don't deserve it. My list of overrated books would be:

    1. Sister Carrie--Theodore Dreiser
    2. A Farewell to Arms--Ernest Hemingway
    3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame--Victor Hugo
    4. Native Son--Richard Wright
    5. The Awakening--Kate Chopin
    6. The Scarlet Letter--Nathaniel Hawthorne
    7. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
    8. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
    9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    10. McTeage by Frank Norris

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