Tuesday January 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

RIP: Weather Channel founder John Coleman dies – Called ‘global warming’ a ‘hoax’

John Coleman died on Saturday. He was 83. Coleman angered many people by insisting that global warming is a hoax, died at his home in Las Vegas. His 2014 retirement capped a 60-year career during which served Coleman as the first forecaster on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” then went on to found the Weather Channel during the early days of cable television.  More…

Is buying a house just a pipe dream? Concrete tubes just over eight feet wide could be solution to housing crisis

A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into ‘micro-homes’ with 100 square feet of living space.  More…

Ikea offers discount if you pee on their new ad

Ikea’s latest magazine ad in Sweden is causing a splash thanks to its revolutionary built-in pregnancy test, which expectant mothers can claim for a discount on cribs. The ad uses a similar technology to your standard pregnancy test, but rather than yes or no symbols showing up, the page will give you a coupon for discounted cribs if you’re pregnant.  More…

At 95, Betty White swears by vodka and hot dogs

Betty White is making it to her 96th birthday with the help of booze and a barbecue staple. The actress told Parade that her secret to a long, happy and healthy life is vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.”  More…

Hoda Kotb’s ‘Today’ salary won’t even compare to Lauer’s

Hoda Kotb made history by officially landing Matt Lauer’s former “Today” job — but she is still being paid around $18 million less per year than her disgraced male predecessor.  More…

How to actually keep your New Year’s resolutions

Americans give up on 80 percent of their resolutions by the second week of February — and just 8 percent of us achieve any of our pre-set goals at all. Americans set high targets and the struggle is real. The most popular resolutions for 2016 were to “get healthy,” “get organized,” “live life to the fullest,” “learn new hobbies,” “spend less/save more” and “travel.” You’ll need more than mere wishes to achieve your desired results.  More…

Humanity has reached its peak at life expectancy

If you look at the entire timeline of human existence, we live longer in modern times than we ever have. It might be tempting to imagine that humans will just keep getting better and living longer for the foreseeable future, but new research suggests that’s simply not the case. Researchers now believe that humans have peaked.  More…

‘Low-Fat’ Foods Can Actually Make You Fatter

Consumers may want to consider their livers before grabbing those “healthy” low-fat diet foods off shelves. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that foods low in fat but high in sugar — like the ones marketed for low-fat diets — actually cause the body to produce more fat and result in liver damage, similar to what happens with heavy alcohol use.  More…

Gallery of near misses shows how lucky some people are

Gallery of close calls and narrow escapes shows how lucky some individuals have been when facing calamity. One image shows how a driver came face-to-face with death when his car came to rest on a near 100ft edge.  More…

An idyllic Swiss village will pay you $25,000 to live there

Things are getting so lonely in an idyllic Swiss mountain village, officials wants to pay people $25,000 to move there for good. The initiative aims to repopulate the community of Albinen– which has dwindled to just 240 residents.  More…

In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK

Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he’s not so sure. "Have we gotten to the point now where men can’t say, ‘That’s a nice dress’ or ‘Did you do something with your hair?’" says the veteran sales associate for a Los Angeles company. "The potential problem is you can’t even feel safe saying, ‘Good morning’ anymore."  More…

This list of Hollywood’s most profitable stars is hard to believe

The most profitable actor in Hollywood isn’t Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. or Dwayne Johnson — it’s Emilio Estevez. For every $1 spent on the leading man’s films, Estevez generated $6.70 at the box office. Brad Pitt returned only 10 cents for every $1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents) and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).  More…

New timeline in Las Vegas massacre may offer new insights

The New York Times has now formed it’s own timeline of the Las Vegas massacre, which places the shooting of Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos about one minute into the attack — and not before, like authorities claim. Digital investigators discovered that local police were wrong yet again about what happened that night.  More…

There’s No Virtue in Joining an Angry Mob

The condemnations of Harvey Weinstein’s egregious behavior have become a deluge, but the problem goes well beyond Harvey Weinstein. When the media becomes judge and jury, groupthink sets in and the mob expresses its indignation. College students are now self-righteous know-it-alls, claiming to be traumatized by words and texts. And many teachers have been made to feel they must toe a party line and walk on eggshells.  More…

The AR-15 Bump Fire Stock Modification Used By Shooter


The AR-15 Bump Fire Stock modification is a $99 add-on to a conventional AR-15 rifle to convert it from semi-automatic to full automatic operation. It’s an expensive hobby for most, with a fire rate of 400 to 600 rounds per minute – and at 40 cents a round – it can cost as much as $240 per minute just to fire the gun!