Wednesday December 19, 2018

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

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…

This guy spent a decade drinking to find the world’s best hangover cure

Don’t whine to Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about your booze-induced headache. The Toronto-based writing professor and former bar owner has spent the past decade drinking himself into oblivion in pursuit of the ultimate hangover cure.  More…

iPhone and Android users are completely different people

iPhone users are generally happier, more extroverted, more adventurous, and make more money than Android users, according to new research.  More…

Reason behind Prince Harry’s new ring revealed

A mysterious new ring on Prince Harry’s right hand has royal watchers wondering. Sources told Page Six that the dark band that’s appeared lately on Harry’s hand is actually a sleep tracker and looks like something called an “Oura Ring.”  More…

Greedy parents are ruining Halloween for the kids

As I remember, half the thrill of Halloween was that it felt like a “no-adults-allowed” night. There was something magical about running from house to house with friends, with parents keeping a respectable distance. So why are moms and dads now joining their kids on doorsteps? Blame helicopter parenting.  More…

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…

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…