Mantenna - Tuesday, May 18

May 18, 2010

Megan Fox refuses to use public restrooms, Justin Bieber gets inked, and London plans WiFi coverage of the entire city by 2012...fortune favors the Mantenna!

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Megan Fox Refuses to Use Public Restrooms or Cook

Just when we thought Megan Fox had given up giving interviews, she’s given one to Allure magazine. The sexy actress, who seems to constantly suffer from a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease, is on the cover of the latest issue of the fashion magazine. Fox manages to say some incredibly stupid things. For instance she refuses to use public bathrooms for the weirdest reason. She says, "Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air. Putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ucch!" Couldn’t she have said she doesn’t use them because they smell? Fox also says she refuses to cook and would rather die than make herself a ham sandwich. She tells the magazine. “I'll starve to death before I'll cook for myself. I think I could survive a week without eating.” [Allure]

Justin Bieber Gets Inked

Teen sensation Justin Bieber has gotten his first tattoo. The 16-year-old was snapped getting inked at the Son of a Gun tattoo parlor in Toronto, Canada. The tat, apparently a birthday present from his father, is the outline of the seagull from Jonathan Livingston Seagull and is located on his hip. The tattoo is somewhat of a family tradition among the men in the Bieber household. Brian Byrne, the owner of the Son of a Gun tattoo parlor, said Bieber was brave throughout the procedure. He said, “He laid there and sucked it up, his dad took a bunch of pictures and video and everybody talked to him. He's a very nice kid.” [MTV]

Bret Michaels Wore a Bandana in His Hospital Bed

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Bret Michaels recently hit The Oprah Winfrey Show for his first on-camera appearance since being rushed to the hospital for treatment of a subarachnoid hemorrhage last month and opened up about a few weird details. During the interview, Michaels said he knew something "was severely wrong" the moment it happened and even told Oprah that he wore his signature bandana throughout the entire two weeks in intensive care. "I said, 'If I'm going out, I want to go out rockin'.' " Okay. [USA Today]

Dreams Do Come True

An elderly (and probably really nice) Texas man spent his entire life serving his community and watching motorsports. He had always dreamt of one day hitting a professional track in a speeding car like the top drivers in the world. And thanks to a very generous group of drivers, for several minutes the World War II veteran was living his dream in the passenger seat of a speeding automobile. Then, the car blew out a tire, crashed into the wall, and tragically killed the 87-year-old man. Let that be a lesson kids… Stop dreaming because it can kill you. [Chron]

London Plans WiFi Coverage of Entire City by 2012

By and large, every attempt to sprinkle WiFi onto entire US cities has fallen short in one way or another, but London has a motivator that no American borough ever did: the 2012 Olympics. The plan is to blanket all of London in WiFi prior to the opening ceremony, with "every lamppost and every bus stop" having a router or repeater in it. The scheme is part of a larger plan to make London the "technology capital of the world," but unfortunately, your hopes of connecting for free may be dashed. According to the London Evening Standard, "no details of pricing have been given," and we get the impression that those in charge of the rollout would've jumped at the chance to gloat about its free-ness if that were indeed the case. But then again, who are we to question the might of London's Mayor? [Prigg]

Germany Demands Google Forfeit Citizens' WiFi Data

Germany has ordered Google to give up hard disk drives used to store German data collected during their Street View operations in that country. This follows Google's admission last week (after prodding from the Germans) that it had collected the data from unsecured wireless area networks from around the entire world as its roving cars collected the photo archive for Street View. Google says they've offered to just destroy the data, in cooperation with national regulators, but the German government wants to know what they've collected. They do not think that destroying the drives suffices for compliance with the laws. [New York Times]

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Monday, May 17

Friday, May 14

Thursday, May 13

Wednesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 11

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