Monday October 21, 2019

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

Is this 26-ingredient, $38 cocktail worth it?

It’s everything but the kitchen drink. The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful potion. It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish). Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  More…

Travis Kauffman explains how he killed a mountain lion with his bare hands

The Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack while out for a run in the woods recalled thinking “this would be a crappy way to die” during his fight for survival with the animal.  More…

How the top detective in NYPD history became a pizza man

Ralph Friedman never expected to spend his golden years behind the counter of a slice joint. But if you drop into Bleecker Street Pizza on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll find the retired cop standing guard. Tattooed and muscular, Friedman, 70, is part night manager, part cashier, part keeper of the peace at the busy New York pizzeria.  More…

Tesla jacks up recharging prices for electric cars

Charging up your Tesla isn’t the bargain it used to be. Elon Musk’s company has hiked the price for juicing up its electric cars at one of its Supercharger stations by nearly 20 percent — further shrinking the savings it can offer versus gas-guzzling vehicles.  More…

John Stossel: Government shutdown lessons – We could take a chainsaw to so much of government

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” During shutdowns, government tells “nonessential workers” not to come to work. But if they’re nonessential, then why do we pay 400,000 of them? Why do we still pay 100,000 American soldiers in Germany, Japan, Italy and England? Didn’t we win those wars?  More…

Stars turning to pot to survive hours in high heels

With Sunday’s Golden Globes fast approaching, the 2019 red carpet season is kicking into high gear — and for celebrities, that means hours of posing, schmoozing and delivering acceptance speeches in painful, perilously high heels.  More…

NYC’s best-paid baby sitter makes bank on New Year’s Eve

Lauren Friednash will ring in the New Year watching a sleeping toddler in Washington Heights — and cashing in big. The city’s best-paid babysitter charges a whopping $35 per hour on New Year’s Eve.  More…

City corrections officer reinstated after bagels cost him job

A city correction officer won back his job after a yearlong struggle that all started when he chowed down on some poppy-seed bagels — and lit up a routine drug test with traces of morphine and codeine.  More…

552-carat yellow diamond found in Canada, largest ever in North America

Just in time before you send your list to Santa, miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they found a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, which is the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and the seventh-largest diamond ever found.  More…

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…