Thursday June 29, 2017

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products

According to Business Insider, millennials are “Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s.” This isn’t the first thing that we’ve killed by stubbornly refusing to spend money on it. Last year millennials got accused of wiping out everything from mass-market beers like Budweiser and Coors to the diamond industry to bar soap.  More…

Why are CEOs getting paid tons of money for nothing?

Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month — for essentially doing nothing. Yahoo’s core business stagnated under Meyer’s leadership. However, when she took the job, she inherited Yahoo’s 15 percent stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce colossus. Alibaba’s increasing value caused Yahoo stock to double over her five-year tenure.  More…

America’s Oldest Veteran Richard Overton Celebrates 110th Birthday

A man believed to be America’s oldest veteran is celebrating his 110th birthday. Richard Overton, of Austin, Texas, fought in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion in World War II. His tips for longevity are far from traditional: He chain-smokes cigars, insists on a splash of whiskey in his morning coffee, and enjoys a steady diet of fried catfish and butter pecan ice cream, he told TODAY two years ago.  More…

Chicago Cubs World Series Rings Have Billy Goat Curse Reminder

The Chicago Cubs finally got their World Series bling Wednesday night complete with 214 diamonds, rubies, sapphires … and a BILLY GOAT More…

Texas’s Sky Pool on the 42nd floor has great Houston views

A luxury apartment block in Texas boasts a glass-bottomed rooftop pool, giving swimmers a dizzying view of the busy street 500 feet below. Dubbed the Sky Pool, the infinity pool is on the 42nd floor of the Market Square Tower and extends 10 feet over the side of the imposing Houston building.  More…

This fake rocker helped create MTV

Michael Nesmith is best known as one of the Monkees, a manufactured rock group that struggled to be accepted as a real band. But Nesmith’s new memoir, “Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff”, shows how this stand-in for a real musician became a genuine business success.  More…

Eating cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller

Eating breakfast cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller than eating the same amount from a round one, new research has found. A similar effect was noted among those eating standing up against those who ate sitting down. Eating cereal from a square bowl increased the brain’s perception of nutrition, and left the brain feeling more nourished as a result.  More…

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…