Sunday August 18, 2019

Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views

For thrill-seeking swimmers, the chance to take a death-defying dip might not be far away. Plans to build a rooftop infinity pool — with 360-degree views of the London skyline — are in motion.  More…

Ex-flight attendants expose sexist, seedy world behind the glamour

Mary Joyce Bochroch was a college sophomore, engaged to her hometown boyfriend, when she crossed paths with the woman who changed everything. The small-town girl was dazzled by the idea of air travel, and applied to be a TWA stewardess herself. When she got the job offer in 1965, she broke things off with her fiancé and quit school. “I’m sure glad I didn’t get married,” she says. “Instead, I got to see the world.”  More…

Impossible Foods adds meatless sausage to Little Caesars pizza

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday. The $12 pizza also comes with mushrooms, caramelized onions and green peppers.  More…

Video: Tiger Woods burns guy who won big on Masters bet

Tiger Woods’ win at the 2019 Masters was inspiring. His follow-up at the PGA Championship, less so. And give him credit: he knew better. The same can’t be said for James Adducci, the bettor who won a modicum of infamy — and $1.275 million — placing $85,000 on Woods to win at Augusta.  More…

Billionaire vows to pay student loans at graduation ceremony

Now that’s a motivational speech they can really take to the bank. Billionaire tech investor Robert F. Smith stunned college graduates on Sunday as he gave their commencement speech — offering to pay their student debts despite it costing an estimated $40 million.  More…

Uber’s first employee, who’s now a billionaire, credits his success to this 1 tweet

Ryan Graves tweeted Uber Opens a New Window.  co-founder Travis Kalanick Opens a New Window. a "tip" in 2010 — and nearly a decade later, became a billionaire. The 35-year-old businessman, who’s also the founder and CEO of Saltwater, reached out to Kalanick provided his email address after the billionaire businessman said he was looking for potential employees for a start-up company.  More…

Kentucky Derby gambler turns $8 into $78K with ‘miracle’ bet

The shocking disqualification in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby left one man $78,000 richer after a measly $8 bet – nothing short of “a miracle,” according to a Las Vegas sportsbook manager.  More…

Holzhauer squeaks out 18th win in nail-biting ‘Jeopardy!’ battle

James Holzhauer is one game away from breaking yet another “Jeopardy!” record. On Monday night, the 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas eked out another triumph despite a slow start against rivals.  More…

15 Shirley Temple facts you should know in honor of the late child star

Hollywood became dimmer on Feb. 10, 2014 when Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who brought joy to Americans during the Depression died at age 85. As a tot, Temple was the country’s top box office draw from 1935 until 1938, and beat out Clark Gable, Bing Crosby and Joan Crawford — just to name a few.  More…

Man brings steer to Petco in test of ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy

A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store. (with video)  More…

Rare 1987 Buick driven just 8.5 miles sold for $200,000

A rare 1987 Buick GNX muscle car with just 8.5 miles on the odometer sold in an online auction on Friday night for $200,000, nearly setting a record for the model. The black coupe is number 480 of the 547 cars like it that were built, with the last of them sold in 2017 for $220,000 after covering 68 miles in its life.  More…

Colorado high school wrestler forfeits state tournament match rather than wrestle girl

A Colorado high school student forfeited the state tournament match rather than wrestle a girl during the match. Brendan Johnston, 18, a senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., forfeited his match against Jaslynn Gallegos.  More…

Frozen cat found buried in snow thawed by animal clinic

This feline may have just wasted one of her nine lives. A Montana cat named Fluffy was found frozen and buried in snow by her owners this week — and brought back to life by a team of veterinarians. “Amazing success and survival story from this week,” wrote Montana’s Animal Clinic of Kalispell.  More…

Ohio nail salon’s ‘indecent’ name causes hand wringing

An Ohio salon owner thinks she hit the nail on the head with her business name — even though some residents don’t agree. Dawn Moon, owner of Hand Jobs Nails & Spa, in Perkins Township, believes the name is good branding. “You don’t want something that they can’t remember.”  More…

Jet stream helps flight reach 801 mph due to jet stream

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the ground speed of 801 mph with the help of strong winds, according to reports. The blistering speed was reached while at 35,000 feet above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was given a boost by a furious jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel.  More…