According to the BBC, The Spice girls sell out in 38 seconds. Well I guess shitty music is still popular.
I have to admit after 911 I liked Rudy, he made you feel safe. Flash forward to the presidential race and he is as bad as the current administration that plays the 911 card any time they need something. This week in the news, besides his phone call with his wife, RG is raising cash for his bid, and he seems to be doing it any way possible. A supporter of Rudy Giuliani’s is throwing a party that aims to raise $9.11 per person for the Republican’s presidential campaign. Read on…
FlyRight was developed by Ted Ray, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Mountain View, CA. It is an all-natural herbal jet lag remedy in an easy-to-use liquid form. FlyRight helps you adjust to new time zones, avoid jet lag, and protect you from airborne pathogens.
If you were expecting a package from fedEx today…… well lets just say it might not make it. A two trailer FedEx truck crashed in Texas today and spewed your mail across the divider. Video available on CNN.
RUSSIAN developers outlined plans on Saturday for a 350-hectare artificial island in the shape of Russia to be built off the Black Sea coast near the future Olympic venue Sochi.
Federation Island is expected to house around 25,000 people in apartments and villas and is to be completed in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, said its designer, Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat.
It will have two marinas, three religious centres, roads, parkland and artificial rivers, the latter designed to mimic some of the major rivers of Russia.
Via Strait Times.
This Month in National Geographic, check out the article “Tails from the Bog”. This man or what is left of him, was discovered in 2003. His hair is still styled in the way he wore it during the last moments of his life. Though he is missing an arm and half of his body, his hair looks good! The article rediscovers the history of man during the iron age.
BMW, has begun to run ads for its new hydrogen 7 series car. Powered by liquid hydrogen that is stored in a vacuum-sealed tank, the engine delivers a whopping 300bhp, yet the emission escaping through the exhaust pipe is mainly pure water vapor.
They say rock and pop stars live life in the fast lane and now researchers
have proved it. A Liverpool John Moores University study of 1,050 US and European artists found they are twice as likely to die early than the rest of the population…..Read more about this fascinating fact at the BBC.
Rumor has it that kidrobot will be opening a location in Japan. As we learn more, we will let you know.
Vice mag has a “little” article on Bunnies giant Korean Bunnies.
According to numbers from iSuppli, Apple’s iPhone outsold all smartphones in the United States in July. This represents its first full month of sales and accounted for 1.8% of all U.S. mobile handsets.
The two models of the iPhone on the market sold more than Research in Motion’s Blackberry series, the entire Palm portfolio and any individual smartphone model from Motorola, Nokia or Samsung.
The data was collected through a consumer survey of 2 million participants in the U.S.
Cellular-news offers some additional statistics from iSuppli’s survey.
- 57% of iPhones bought in July were U.S. consumers 35 years or younger
- 52% Male, 48% Female
- 1/4 of iPhone purchases switched to AT&T from another provider.
Apple had previously stated that they expect to sell one million iPhones by the end of September, with a longer term goal of grabbing 1% of the cell phone market
Twbe offices will be closed today, we are on a company retreat.
NEW YORK, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — It is with deep sadness and regret that we inform you of the death of Hilly Kristal, who died on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 from complications from Lung Cancer. Kristal, 75, founded the legendary rock club CBGB and ran the club for 33 years. A singer and songwriter himself, Kristal opened the club to showcase “Country Bluegrass and Blues”; instead the club became a breeding ground for Punk rock. Among the many acts that called CBGB home were Blondie, the Talking Heads, Television, Living Color, Patti Smith and the Ramones. The club
closed in October 2006, but CBGB continues, with a retail store in New York City and worldwide merchandise sales; in addition, there currently are plans to open new CBGB clubs in several locations.
Kristal is survived by his daughter, Lisa Kristal Burgman, son, Mark Dana Kristal, son-in-law Ger Burgman, grandchildren Jenny and Adam Burgman, CBGB, and the thousands of artists and musicians who played the club.
A private memorial service is planned. A public memorial will be held at a later date. Contributions in Hilly’s honor may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or to the Hilly Kristal Foundation for Musicians and Artists (168 Second Avenue, PMB 207, New York, NY 10003). Photo Via, snap city.
Orlando Police Sgt. Barbara Jones holds a surface-to-air missile launcher that had been turned in last Friday to the Orlando Police Kicks for Guns 2007 program. Citizens can turn in a gun with no questions asked and receive a pair of sneakers. I hope they at least picked up a pair of the extremely limited y-3 trainers. Read more about the story at the Orlando Sentinel.
The smallest mammal in the world, this tiny bat weighs less than 2 grams. Its body is about the size of a large bumblebee, hence the common name
Planning the next family trip? If so, you can head down to Florida and send the kids to Disney. If you do not have kids, tell your friends you’re going to Disney anyway. Florida has recently become the epicenter of the “recovery and wellness”. The adjoining Florida towns of Delray Beach and Boca Raton
Vets have found that cats are imitating their owners’ couch potato lifestyle.
As a result of eating more and exercising less, more than a third of cats are overweight and the number of cases of feline diabetes has risen five-fold in 30 years. Via dailymail.co.uk
A seven-legged lamb has been born in New Zealand. Two of the extra legs hang useless behind the lamb’s forelegs. The animal has three hind legs, one of them with two hoofs. It walks using its two forelegs and three hind legs The lamb was born on the farm of Dave and Di Callaghan. MrCallaghan said he was surprised to find the seven-legged creature, born with a twin, walking round in the paddock with its mother and normal twin sibling. “I have never seen anything like that.” Via the telegraph.uk