Monday April 22, 2019

Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Famed Italian restaurant Rao’s sets up shop at the Super Bowl

Legendary Italian eatery Rao’s relocated to Atlanta for the Super Bowl to serve up three nights of pop-up dinners by executive chef Dino Gatto before the big game. The intimate eatery was meticulously recreated — from its iconic red exterior, plus an adjacent East Harlem street scene on a video wall, to photos of its famous diners lining the walls inside the clubby space built for the occasion.  More…

Groundhog Day verdicts are in

Here’s some news to melt away the winter blues: New York’s soothsaying rodent, Staten Island Chuck, predicted an early start to spring Saturday morning at the annual Groundhog Day event. In Pennsylvania, nationally renowned Punxsutawney Phil also predicted an early spring.  More…

Most expensive home in US history sells for $238M by Central Park

A hedgefunder has just bought the most expensive home in US history — a $238 million four-story condo on Central Park South in a building dubbed the billionaires’ bunker.” Like a private club, the limestone-clad building features private dining rooms along with a sports club, juice bar, library and a basketball court.  More…

6 customers surround, pull guns on men trying to steal tools

Authorities say two men were surrounded by customers with guns while attempting to steal tools from a Washington store. The men, ages 22 and 23, allegedly took four nail guns, each worth more than $400, from the Coastal Farm & Ranch store Saturday in Marysville.  More…

Kansas City Royals Prospect Brady Singer Pays Off Parents’ Debt for Xmas

Brady Singer who surprised his parents with a VERY expensive gift that’ll earn him an award for Son of the Year.  More…

Two-year-old who loves garbage trucks gets surprise swag from trashman

Two-year-old Evan Brenneman is enamored with the orange trash truck that stops at his Plainfield, Ind., home each week to the point that he’s befriended the driver. While waiting to greet Ray’s Trash Service driver James Bullock from his home Thursday, Evan was surprised with a backpack full of swag from the trash hauler that included a T-shirt, beanie, stickers and a miniature orange trash truck.  More…

Grand Central Oyster Bar diner finds pea-sized pearl in dish

He’s one lucky shucker. Rick Antosh had lunch at Grand Central Oyster Bar on Dec. 5 and ordered his usual $14.75 pan roast. Diving into the stew-like dish, which includes six Blue Point oysters, he felt a tiny object rolling around his mouth. Turns out, it was a pea-sized pearl that could be worth thousands of dollars.  More…

552-carat yellow diamond found in Canada, largest ever in North America

Just in time before you send your list to Santa, miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they found a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, which is the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and the seventh-largest diamond ever found.  More…

Cities with most millionaires per square mile

A few decades ago the millionaire’s club seemed like a dream – but not today. According to data, there are a record number of millionaires in the world, and they have an estimated combined wealth of more than $63.5 trillion.  More…

Grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi until they remove NFL logo

Pepsi’s slogan may have once been “The Choice of a New Generation,” but one grocery store owner has chosen to no longer sell its products because they feature the NFL logo. Phillip Stewart, the owner of the store, said “I don’t want to support them in any way, because I feel like it’s just wrong. I can’t in good conscious sell the product because it does have the logo on it.”  More…

Actor James Woods alerts Florida police to suicidal Marine veteran

Actor James Woods helped alert police in Florida and used Twitter to reach out to a Marine veteran who had posted a worrisome tweet saying he was going to kill himself. The 71-year-old actor contacted police in Orlando and Maitland on Monday night after spotting the troubling tweet from one of his Twitter followers.  More…

In-N-Out boss is 36 years old, a billionaire and beloved by her employees

In-N-Out Burger president Lynsi Snyder is the youngest woman on the latest Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. The 36-year-old is not only worth a fortune at $3 billion, but she also boasts sky- high approval ratings. According to Glassdoor, Snyder’s support from employees stands at 99 percent.  More…

The vet Pete Davidson mocked joined him on ‘SNL’ last night

Oregon community honors delivery man with parade and statue

The most prominent citizen of Gresham, Oregon, is also the most unlikely businessman, since he’s a delivery guy. Todd Kirnan, 45, has autism, although a more fitting label would be to say he’s a workaholic. For 12 hours a day, seven days a week for almost 20 years.  More…

Hunt for Banksy’s true identity reignited following epic prank

While a packed room full of art lovers watched the bidding climb for the coveted piece Girl With Balloon, it seems its famed but mysterious artist was watching on too. And some are speculating that it was he who remotely triggered a shredder built into the frame of the iconic piece, just as the hammer fell on its $1.4 million sale.  More…