About 18.9 million homes in the U.S. stood empty during the second quarter as surging foreclosures helped push ownership to the lowest level in a decade
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
18.9 million empty homes in U.S. - BLOOMBERG
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Radivoje Lajic first came to international attention in 2008, shortly after the fifth meteorite had crashed into the roof of his house in the northern village of Gornji Lajici.
And now, within the past month, another rock has hit the roof of his house, in defiance of all the odds - making it six strikes since the plague of meteorites began in 2007.
Experts at Belgrade University have confirmed that all the falling rocks he has handed over were meteorites. They are now trying to work out what exactly it is about his house that particularly attracts them. The strikes always happen when it is raining heavily, he says, never when there are clear skies.
Lajic has his own explanation, of course. After the fifth rock struck his house, he said: 'I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. I don't know what I have done to annoy them but there is no other explanation that makes sense. The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit six times has to be deliberate.'
The gel, which is being developed by scientists in France, works by prompting cells in teeth to start multiplying. They then form healthy new tooth tissue that gradually replaces what has been lost to decay.
Researchers say in lab studies it took just four weeks to restore teeth back to their original healthy state. The gel contains melanocyte-stimulating hormone, or MSH.
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We hope he’s not running for family court: Jan Schill, the daughter of judicial candidate John Mantooth in Oklahoma, has taken out a full-page ad in a local paper and started a blog urging voters to not vote for her dad. The ad reads, “John Mantooth is NOT a good father, NOT a good grandfather and … HE WOULD NOT BE A GOOD JUDGE.” You can visit her blog at donotvoteformydad.com. "This is a family issue which should have been kept private," Mantooth said Monday. "I'm very sad about this. I'm very disappointed. I'm hurt, but I love my daughter, and I want things to get better, and I hope they will."
Someone’s due for an early retirement: A man who bought two small boxes of photographs for $45 at a garage sale in Southern California 10 years ago has discovered that they contain 65 glass negatives of photographs by Ansel Adams—and saw the value of his purchase shoot up to $200 million. The plates were previously believed to have been destroyed in a 1937 darkroom fire that ruined 5,000 plates. The photos, taken between 1919 and the early 1930s (before Adams rose to fame in the 40s), show Yosemite landscapes and San Francisco landmarks.