Thursday April 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

Bikini model: My dramatic weight gain was caused by a brain tumor

A stunning bikini model has revealed how a brain tumor caused her to gain 42 pounds. Vicki Perez first noticed she was gaining weight in October 2015 and in less than a year she had gone from 130 pounds to 172 pounds.  More…

This cyclist sketched on a car window will blow your mind

The image of a simple stick figure-style cartoon bicyclist drawn on the window of a car in the Big Apple is on a roll — racking up millions of views in just a few days, according to a report Monday. New Yorker magazine illustrator Christoph Niemann created the delightfully low-tech optical illusion, in which the cartoon cyclist appears to be zipping down a Manhattan street.  More…

I survived wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in NYC

In the left-leaning Big Apple, it’s a fashion faux pas to wear a “Make America Great Again” hat. To see for himself, New York Post reporter Dean Balsamini sported the fire-engine red baseball cap worn by Donald Trump on the campaign trail in liberal gin joints and shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn. He may as well have been wearing a Red Sox hat at Yankee Stadium.  More…

The most insane deaths seen by an NYC medical examiner

“If you really want to learn forensic pathology, do a rotation in New York City,” her chief resident said. “All kinds of great ways to die there.” Including, but not limited to: plummeting down a manhole, attack by egg-roll machine, miscalculating the tensile strength of cable cord and scaffolding collapse.  More…

13 surprising facts about the soon-to-close Waldorf Astoria

This twin-towered goliath shuts down March 1 for at least two years for a renovation reported to total $1 billion so, to celebrate its past and with a nod to its future, we present its most impressive (and quirkiest) stats.  More…

McDonald’s secrets revealed

If you’re not loving it every time you go to McDonald’s, maybe you just need to employ a few hacks to make sure you’re getting the freshest and best Mickey D’s has to offer. From ordering a “round” egg to acting like a secret customer to combining dollar menu favorites, these fast-food hacks will get you the happiest happy meal.  More…

10 Actors Who Crossed The Line On Set

Actors often go to great extremes for a role, but there are some performers whose crazy on-set behavior redefines the term “too far.” From on-set meltdowns to physical altercations, you won’t believe some of the lines they crossed. 

Waves transform Russian seaside from a dumping ground for alcohol bottles into a colorful ‘pebble beach’

The Ussuri Bay used to be a dumping ground for old glass bottles and waste from a porcelain factory but the waves from the Pacific Ocean have rounded and polished the debris left behind.  More…

Parents of basketball girl who sued school are teaching her narcissism, not justice

Actions have consequences. And legal actions can have big consequences. That’s the lesson that Sydney Phillips and her family got this week when she and her younger sister were expelled from St. Theresa School in Kenilworth, NJ.  More…

Hotel hermit received $17 million to make way for exclusive New York residential high rise

In 2004, developers bought the famed Mayflower Hotel on the Upper West Side for just over $400 million, with the goal of creating the city’s most exclusive residential building — 15 Central Park West. Only one thing stood in their way: A 73-year-old recluse that leased a little 350-square-foot room.  More…

The connection between all of Pixar’s movies will blow your mind

For years, conspiracy theories have been spun around Disney Pixar movies — and the animation company has confirmed a major one that will blow your mind. We see “The Incredibles” making an appearance in “Finding Nemo,” and characters from “A Bug’s Life” creeping into “Toy Story 3.”  More…

Photo Gallery: President Trump’s First Day

President Donald Trump wasted no time after his official White House arrival on Friday night, heading straight to the Oval Office where he signed his first executive orders since arriving at the White House. He has already made changes to the Oval Office decor, swapping its formerly crimson drapes for gold curtains and putting back in their former places busts of former British prime minister Winston Churchill.  More…

Throwing up a peace sign is one of the most dangerous things you can do

Our fingerprints guard our digital lives more than ever before and, between Apple’s Touch ID and the various fingerprint unlock features from Android manufacturers, biometric data is an increasingly hot commodity for hackers. “Just by casually making a peace sign in front of a camera, fingerprints can become widely available,” an expert said.  More…

The world’s ‘hottest felon’ is now living the high life

Two years ago, criminal Jeremy Meeks was dubbed the “hottest felon” in the world after his police mugshot went viral. Now the ex-con has been posting pictures of a luxury lifestyle that prove life after crime does pay. The 32-year-old poses with a $150,000 Maserati in front of his huge mansion after turning his life around and becoming a full-time model.  More…

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we expect. The world is barreling toward what has been dubbed the “post-work economy,” as technology replaces humans at an unprecedented rate.  More…