Mantenna - Monday, August 17

August 17, 2009

Katy Perry shares the secret behind her magnificent mammaries, Matt Damon goes on the record about the delayed Bourne sequel, and Radiohead leaks a new track online...if you're goin' in, then the Mantenna's got your back!

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Katy Perry Prayed for Giant Breasts

Katy Perry’s impressive bosom is literally a gift from God. The 24-year-old has revealed that she prayed for big bosoms as a young child. She says, "I remember really vividly kneeling by my bed as a nine-year-old, saying my prayers and asking God to give me boobs that were so big that if I laid on my back I wouldn't be able to see my feet. Eventually that request was granted." Yes, there truly is a God, Katy. [The Superficial]

Dutch Prefer Bathroom Breaks Over Sex

A recent survey shows that the Dutch prefer going to the toilet over sex. The poll of 1,000 adults revealed that 88 percent listed a visit to the bathroom as something "they enjoy the most" among the day's activities. Only 21 percent of participants listed sex as their favorite activity. Talking to friends and participating in outdoor activities also beat out sex in the survey. Those wacky Dutch! [Earth Times]

Bourne 4 Stalled

Both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have both agreed to bring another installment of the Bourne action franchise to the big screen, however don’t expect to see it in cinemas anytime soon. The duo can’t agree on a script, because there isn’t one. Damon told The Playlist, “We’re hoping to make a fourth, but we don’t have a story and we don’t have a script. I assume it can happen, but we have to come up with a storyline that it deserves. I mean, if you see the Bourne character come out again and say, ‘I can’t remember,’ you’re going to get up and leave the theater.” Here’s hoping they can work it out. [The Playlist]

Radiohead Tease New EP with Free MP3 Download

This morning, Radiohead not only confirmed that "These Are My Twisted Words" is indeed a new Radiohead song, but one that they officially released themselves. Writing on the band's blog Dead Air Space, Jonny Greenwood said, "We've been recording for awhile, and this was one of the first we finished. We're pretty proud of it. There's other stuff in various states of completion, but this is one we've been practicing, and which we'll probably play at this summer's concerts. Hope you like it." If you are a fan of past Radiohead efforts, it's very likely that you will dig this one. [Rolling Stone]

MJ May Be Dead, But Neverland Ranch Rides Live On

The latest news of people finding ways to cash in on Jackson's passing comes in the form of his vast property and its amusement park rides. Last year, the carnival company Butler Amusements bought six rides from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, and the California State Fair, which is set to take place at the end of the month, will have four of them on its midway. The first 5,000 people to show up at the fair every day will get a free pass for the rides, so that they might take home a small taste of what it'd be like to hang out with Michael Jackson for a day. [California State Fair]

Xbox 360 Gets a Conservative 54% Failure Rate in 5000-Unit Survey


Source: Microsoft

The latest issue of Game Informer contains a surprising statistic for anyone who's ever loved and lost their Microsoft-branded next-gen console. According to their survey, in which over 5,000 console owners participated, the Xbox 360's current failure rate due to the so-called Red Ring of Death, E74, or other hardware failure is 54.2 percent. What's surprising isn't that the failure rate is more than 1 out of every 2 consoles sold - it's that the figure seems low -- ask around you'll probably find that the inevitable failure rate is probably going to be closer to...say..98 percent. And the other 2% are collecting dust. [Consumerist]

Study Indicates Nearly All U.S. Cash is Drug Money

A study that tested paper money from 30 big cities in five countries--including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, China, and Japan--found that big metropolitan areas in the United States such as Baltimore, Boston, and Detroit have an alarmingly high presence of cocaine on their currency, with traces of the narcotic on over 90% of dollar bills in circulation. On the other hand, it's comforting to know that tax money spent on the War on Drugs was put to good use. [BBC News]

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