Tuesday October 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

Roseanne Barr tweets after ‘The Conners’ premiere: ‘I ain’t dead, bitches!!!!’

Roseanne Conner may have been killed off — but Roseanne Barr isn’t going to play dead. “I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!” she tweeted an hour and a half after the episode, in which Barr’s character, which she had played since the 1980s, was killed off via an accidental opioid overdose.  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…

Drinking Dr Pepper and smoking cigars: Centenarians share their secrets to living past 100

Richard Overton, 112, is the oldest man in America at the moment and the oldest living U.S. military veteran, known for his easy-going demeanor and sage advice. Overton has said he smokes up to 18 cigars a day and his favorite foods are catfish, gravy, and mac & cheese. “Every doctor that sees me says they’ll kill you, but they die and I don’t.”   More…

Donald Trump has an insane new presidential limo

President Trump has a new, tricked-out, $1.5 million limo — and it comes fully loaded with bags of his blood type, as well as features to ward off just about every kind of terror attack or assassination attempt. Like a real-life James Bond Aston Martin, the 20,000-pound fortified Cadillac CT6 stretch sedan can spew out a smokescreen, fire tear gas and leave an oil slick to thwart a car chase.  More…

Eight big problems for Christine Blasey Ford’s story

Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are serious. She is accusing him of violent attempted rape. But her story is also growing less believable by the day. Here are eight reasons why it’s hardly “anti-woman” for senators to question her account at Thursday’s hearing.  More…

Ice found on moon; Democrats plan protest

Astronomers have found patches of frost scattered around the moon’s north and south poles which could one day provide a source of water for human visitors. The freshly-analyzed data show that water ice lurks on the ground in a number of spots near the moon’s polar regions that are permanently in shade and so sheltered from the heat of the sun’s rays.  More…

College grads can’t find work despite strong jobs report

According to the government’s unadjusted data, there were 56,771,000 Americans at least 25 years old in the workforce in July who had finished college — compared with 57,260,000 this past February. That’s a drop of 489,000 jobs for America’s most educated. So who is getting all the jobs? This will kill the parents writing those tuition checks, but the winners are “high school graduates, no college, 25 years and over.”  More…

Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds

Social media and video games are creating a generation of children with the mental and emotional immaturity of three-year-olds, one of Britain’s most eminent brain scientists has warned.  More…

Gallery owner’s $15K gamble on storage locker pays off big time

It was the offer of a lifetime he almost refused. A Chelsea art gallery owner hit the jackpot when he took a $15,000 gamble on a storage locker and discovered that its contents held a half-dozen paintings believed to be by famed artist Willem de Kooning — that could fetch tens of millions of dollars.  More…

Warship carrying $130B in gold is found 113 years after sinking

A sunken Russian warship believed to contain $130 billion in gold bullion and coins has been found off the coast of a South Korean island — 113 years after it was scuttled during the Russo-Japanese War  More….

How news anchors look so gorgeous at the crack of dawn

TV news anchors look effortlessly polished — until you know all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Bright studio lights and cutting-edge HD cameras require a level of artistry that’s half van Gogh, half MacGyver. “Viewers don’t realize what goes into it,” says Maria Licari, who does hair and makeup for CNBC.  More…

Dogs are turning to weed to cope with fireworks

The Fourth of July is good fun for fireworks-loving humans. But for Stella, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, it feels like the end of the world.  More…

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition.  More…

Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct

Google’s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don’t be evil.” But that’s over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes to its employees. The phrase was removed sometime in late April or early May, archives hosted by the Wayback Machine show. “Don’t be evil” has been part of the company’s corporate code of conduct since 2000.  More…

‘Roseanne’ cancelled but spinoff without Roseanne Barr possible

“Roseanne” isn’t dead just yet. Executives at ABC are looking into whether they can salvage the hit family sitcom with a new series featuring the show’s remaining actors.  More…