A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
An interesting footnote has emerged to a theory that raged around the Internet during Sarah Palin's candidacy for Vice President. The theory is that Sarah Palin is actually the grandmother of her purported son Trig, not the mother, and that she staged a gigantic hoax during the campaign to cover up this fact.
We've all done it before: hit the wrong button and sent out an email with disastrous results. Here are the most common gaffes and what to do the next time your electronic correspondence lands you in the doghouse. [Gawker]
Among a certain set of young women, just the mere mention of actor Robert Pattinson is enough to elicit uncontrollable shrieks and gurgles. Seriously? This guy? What the hell is wrong with you, ladies? [Gawker]
I should first explain the radio silence of the last couple of weeks. We'd wanted to respond to feedback not with promises of future improvements but with actual fixes. So that's what I'm doing now—but I regret any impression that we weren't listening. Without more verbiage, the main changes you wanted:
Chris Lee resigned from the House two weeks ago after it was revealed that the married congressman had been cruising for women on Craigslist. It turns out it wasn't just women that the Craigslist Congressman was hunting for. [Gawker]
Embattled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi hasn't just made a mess of his country. He's made more fashion faux pas than the Middle East has had wars since the beginning of time. Here are some of his insanely outre outfits. [Gawker]
Two mail packages ignited in separate government buildings in Maryland yesterday, setting off an afternoon panic and a lockdown of state government mailrooms. And there's evidence to suggest highway signs inspired the act.
Today's Thanksgiving, and a whole bunch of people are going to just toss a frozen turkey willy-nilly into a deep fryer, film the exploding fireball that results, and post it on YouTube. (For which we, of course, are very thankful.)