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Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

American Idol Poll

This poll asks voters who they would vote for in some of the possible final two combinations. There are too many variations, but these could be some of the final two combinations. Stefano is left out due to him probably leaving the show on Thursday.

 

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Old Time Radio Poll

The last old time radio show aired on September 30,1962. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar being the last old time radio shows to be broadcast.

The poll today breaks down by age groups of people who have heard old time radio shows either live from 1920’s till September 30, 1962 or media such as MP3 CD’s and downloads:

 

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$6,000 Toilet With Touch Screen Remote Control

The Kohler company will introduce a new $6,000 toilet later this month. The toilet will include amenities like an MP3 player and a touch screen remote control.

The innovative toilet should sell well, even at $6,000. There are too many rich people, who like to be first to have a new product, for it not to sell well.

A complete toilet and tank can be bought at Home Depot for about $55. A consumer could buy 109 of the $55 toilets for what it cost to buy the $6,000 toilet.

This link shows what the toilet looks like:

http://www.toptechreviews.net/tech-news/new-kohler-toilet-will-appeal-to-tech-saavy/

 

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Used Baby Racket Problem

This morning I listened to the Used Baby Racket episode of This is Your FBI on my MP3 player.

The story tells about a lady who sells her baby for $1,000 to someone who wanted to avoid the long wait to adopt a baby.

Her husband sends a recording on a record saying he is coming back home from Germany. She is worried because she has sold their baby to a stranger, and needs to buy the baby back, since her husband is coming home.

She tells her brother about her problem and he comes up with the idea of pretending to be an FBI agent, and tell the lady that the baby was kidnapped. His plan works perfectly as the lady gives the baby back to him.

They then resell the baby to another mother. Then the husband calls and says he is at the airport and will be home in 20 minutes. The lady and her brother were planning on reselling the baby again, but the husband coming back ruined their plans. So they take off with the baby, so they can sell it again.

They had a list of parents who wanted to adopt babies, making it easy for the criminals to sell the same baby several times, then use the FBI ploy to take the baby back free and then resell again.

This was a true case in the FBI files and the entire episode can be heard at this website:

http://www.dumb.com/oldtimeradio/listen/10457/Detective_This_Is_Your_F_B_I/This_Is_Your_F_B_I/47_04_04_The_Used_Baby_Racket_mp.html

The show was originally broadcast on April 4, 1947. Babies are still being sold 64 years later by criminals who are out to make money off of mothers desperate to have a baby.

 

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