Clicks of the Day: Thursday, September 20, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Thursday, September 20 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Katz Group declines mayor’s invitation to negotiate publicly
  • “Two days after the mayor issued a public statement – inviting the Katz Group to hold public negotiations on the downtown arena project – the company has responded to, and declined, the offer.”

    Ah. Will this never end.

  • Developer doesn’t want teenage neighbours, St. Albert mayor says
  • “Plans to develop land across from Servus Place in St. Albert have been put on hold indefinitely and the developer is now under fire for comments he made about teenagers in the neighbourhood. Conditions on Canterra Development’s plan to build on a vacant field across from Servus Place in the Kingswood neighbourhood included donating 10 per cent of the land to the community. However, now that the city wants to build a high school in that space, St. Albert’s mayor says the developer is refusing to move forward with the plan. Mayor Nolan Crouse says the developer told him on several occasions that “teenagers don’t make good neighbours.””

    Yikes… who says that?!

  • Edmonton boy hurt in Highway 63 crash could have brain damage, paralysis
  • “A seven-year-old Edmonton boy seriously hurt in a crash on Highway 63 is slowly improving but doctors still don’t know if he will fully recover, his parents say.”

    So sad.

  • Bill to offer EI benefits to families with sick children
  • “The federal government is bringing in new rules to help families of gravely ill or injured children. Legislation to be tabled this week called the Helping Families in Need Act will allow parents whose children develop serious diseases such as cancer to collect Employment Insurance benefits for up to 35 weeks. There will also be amendments to the Canada Labour Code to protect the jobs of parents who take leaves of absence to care for critically ill children.”

    Sounds great.

  • Tuition hikes scrapped at first Parti Quebecois cabinet meeting
  • “It’s over — the tuition increase that triggered such social strife in Quebec has been cancelled. The Parti Quebecois government repealed the fee hike, by decree, in its first cabinet meeting Thursday on its first full day in office. Premier Pauline Marois acted on a promise that she had made during the election campaign. She announced the decision at a news conference after the meeting.”

    So the riots will stop…

    World

  • U.S. judge won’t force YouTube to remove anti-Islam film clip
  • “A U.S. judge has denied a request to force YouTube to remove an anti-Islam film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly protests in the Muslim world. The judge rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the clip, in part because the man behind the film was not served with a copy of the lawsuit.”

    Hmm.

  • More charges sought in deadly U.S. theatre shooting
  • “Prosecutors are seeking more charges against the suspect in the U.S. theatre rampage that killed 12 in one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s history, a new court document says.”

    Hmmmm.

    Health

  • Almost a third of Canadian kids are overweight: study
  • “Almost a third of Canadian children are considered either overweight or obese, new figures from Statistics Canada reveal. According to the latest Canadian Health Measures Survey, 31.5 per cent of children aged five to 17 were overweight in 2009 to 2011. That’s an estimated 1.6 million kids.”

    Sad but not surprising!

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Apple: We’re ‘just getting started’ with Maps, be patient
  • “Ever since Apple rolled out iOS 6 on Wednesday, iPhone users have panned the new maps app for being noticeably worse than Google Maps. One even created a new Tumblr curating user-submitted images of mapping fails on the new OS. Now, Trudy Miller, a spokesperson for Apple, has offered the following statement in response to these complaints: We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get.”

    Lol. Bring back Google Maps! :'(

  • Most parents keep kids calm with mobile devices: study
  • “You do your best to connect with your family, your children, setting aside family-only time in order to connect with your kids. Family dinners work well, but using smartphones and tablets is a rising trend in bonding with, teaching and pacifying young ones, a recent survey shows.”

    Understandably!

  • By 2014, 1 in 10 social media reviews will be fake: study
  • “For most of us, an exceptional number of top-notch online reviews determines which movie, hotel room, car or gadget we will choose over the competition. It’s the same for foodies deciding where to host a celebratory dinner or just looking for a great morning cup of joe. What’s now a huge problem with falsified online restaurant reviews is going to explode over time. By 2014, 10% to 15% of social media reviews will be fake and paid for by companies, according to a new study by tech research company Gartner. Increased customer reliance on amateur reviews exacerbates unmerited ratings.”

    Oh darn. Well just know that MY reviews will be real (and I have a backlog of restaurants I have to still review…)

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Zellers sets mascot Zeddy free as they prepare for liquidation in new video
  • “After being the smiling, fuzzy face of Zellers since 1986, teddy bear mascot “Zeddy” has been set free from his duties of taking pictures with small children at Zellers locations across Canada. The video is part of the Zellers marketing campaign to not just spread the word that they’re going out of business (soon to be replaced by Target locations in many parts of Canada), but that they’re looking for a new home for Zeddy. The company’s Facebook page is hosting a contest to give a charitable organization the chance to be Zeddy’s new home and receive a $5000 donation.”

    Aw poor Zeddy – but also, neat for them to go about this approach as part of their going-out-of-business!

  • Air Canada to hire 900 over next year, 200 more for new low-cost carrier
  • “Air Canada says it will hire about 1,100 employees across a number of fields, including 200 at its new low-cost carrier. The airline said Thursday the jobs are part of its strategy to “seize new commercial opportunities, enhance customer service and renew our workforce.” Air Canada says it will hire approximately 400 flight attendants and some 500 airport customer service agents and baggage handlers.”

    Economy boost~

  • Aging Canada: Dwindling birthrate and aging population to hurt economy says expert
  • “Canada’s aging population, combined with a lacklustre birthrate, is going to dramatically impact our country’s economic performance in the future, according to an expert in the field. Canada is going to prove troublesome within the next 12 years, David Foot, a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and co-author of the book “Boom, Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift” told the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta.”

    Oh we’ll see.

  • Canadian creates ‘sexy’ multi-height heel
  • “Tanya Heath is on a double mission: to prove women can wear heels without ruining their feet, and that her answer to their plight, a heel that switches from high to low, can be made entirely in France. The Paris-based Canadian started with a simple idea. When your shoes start to hurt — half way through a party, a wedding or a workday — press a button in the sole, slot out your dressy high heel and replace it with a walking version.”

    Great idea!!

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • “There is no such thing as time”
  • “Julian Barbour’s solution to the problem of time in physics and cosmology is as simply stated as it is radical: there is no such thing as time. “If you try to get your hands on time, it’s always slipping through your fingers,” says Barbour. “People are sure time is there, but they can’t get hold of it. My feeling is that they can’t get hold of it because it isn’t there at all.” ”

    Hmmm.

    Weird News, Other News, Good News & Fluff (Usually cat videos)

  • Sir Richard Branson wants to start colony on Mars
  • “Sir Richard Branson wants to start a colony on Mars. The entrepreneur — who runs the Virgin Galactic program, which is planning to launch space tours of Earth in 2014 — is “determined” to populate the ‘Red Planet’ and thinks it is an achievable dream.”

    Lol.

  • World’s thinnest house gets closer to big opening
  • “Good news for giraffes! Construction has started on a house that’s being called the world’s narrowest. The dwelling — located in a passageway between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland’s Wola district — measures 47 inches at its widest point and 27 inches at its narrowest.”

    Many of my comments today for stories appear to be ‘hmmm’ but I feel like it applies, lol.

  • Asia’s most expensive drink goes for $26,000
  • “Asia’s most expensive drink can be had for a whopping S$32,000 (around US$26,000) at a club for the super rich in Singapore, reported Malaysia’s Bernama news agency Tuesday.”

    What a waste of money!

  • [Photos]: Rich cats of Instagram
  • Loooooove this!!!

  • [Video]: Pig rescues baby goat
  • “A goat at a petting zoo gets it’s foot caught, fortunately for him, a super hero pig comes along to save the day.”

    How amazing!!!!!


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

Thor loves teasing Loki by swinging her tail. Loki always tries to catch it – only succeeds sometimes.


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Clicks of the Day: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Wednesday, September 19 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Decision to take child off life support upheld
  • “Days after a judge decided to take an allegedly abused toddler off of life support, the appeal of that decision was denied. On Wednesday, the Appeals Court officially found no error in the decision from Friday, September 15 – and denied the appeal. Friday’s decision came after a doctor testified the child, who cannot be identified, but has been called “Baby M” suffered profound and irreversible brain injury, as a result of cardiac arrest. Two counts each of aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life were laid against the parents.
    The charges could be upgraded, in the case of the child’s death.”

    This story is just so sad.

  • Edmonton city council mulls turning on taps to High Level Bridge waterfall
  • “The city is still trying to decide if it should turn the taps on to the iconic High Level Bridge waterfall next year. According to a report debated Wednesday during city council’s executive committee meeting, reopening the waterfall would cost $735,000 up front, plus yearly maintenance of around $40,000. Though the waterfall is much beloved, committee members aren’t sure they can commit funds to it.”

    To be honest I’ve never witnessed the waterfall! Would love to but that’s a lot of money…

  • New census data illustrates changing definition of ‘family’ in Canada
  • “Traditional marriage appears to be on the decline in Canada, while same-sex couples, step-families and common-law unions are on the rise, according to new census data from Statistics Canada.”

    Mike and I are on our way to a pretty traditional marriage/family, lol. Exciting/interesting to see all of the different kinds of pairings/families/’Brady Brunches’ out there though!

  • Same-sex snafu: census may have counted roommates as married couples
  • “An unexpectedly high number of same-sex marriages in places like the oilpatch left census-takers scratching their heads — until they realized many of the “couples” were only splitting the rent. As a result, Statistics Canada said Wednesday, it may have overestimated by as many as 4,500 the number of same-sex married couples in parts of the country. A last-minute discovery forced the agency to hold back some census data on gay and lesbian married couples when they realized they couldn’t be certain if some people were hitched or only roommates.”

    Snafu indeed, lol.

  • Most Canadians have paid under the table to avoid tax: poll
  • “Most Canadians have paid cash in order to avoid the sting of taxes – and they don’t feel bad about it either, according to a new poll. The results, released Wednesday by H&R Block Canada, found that 84 per cent of those surveyed admitted to paying cash for a product or service to avoid the sales tax. When presented with two quotes from a contractor – a cheque payment or a lower cash payment with no tax – 55 per cent of Canadians said they would choose cash.”

    Understandable, lol.

  • Source of Quebec City legionnaires’ disease identified
  • “Public health authorities say they have identified the source of Quebec City’s outbreak of legionnaires’ disease: an office building in the provincial capital. They say samples taken from a cooling tower in a building on St-Joseph Street in Quebec City’s lower-town area match the genetic fingerprint of the strain of Legionella bacteria found in patients who’ve been treated. Since the outbreak began in July, 180 cases have been reported. Thirteen people have died.”

    Eep…

    World

  • 129 inmates escape Mexican prison near U.S. border
  • “Authorities in northern Mexico detained a prison director and two other officials after 129 inmates escaped from the facility through a tunnel, officials said. The three prison leaders will be detained for 30 days during an investigation, Coahuila State Attorney General Homero Ramos told CNN en Español.”

    Oy.

    Health

  • Consumer groups urge standards for arsenic in rice
  • “Concern is being raised about arsenic levels in rice after a consumer magazine discovered “troubling” amounts of the potential toxin in more than 200 samples of rice and rice products. The magazine Consumer Reports said Wednesday that it found “measurable amounts” of inorganic and organic arsenic in 223 products which included crackers, rice vinegar and even organic baby cereal. Some of the brands tested by the magazine are available in Canada.”

    Arsenic levels or not… I don’t see myself cutting off the rice intake anytime soon, lol.

  • Monsanto’s GM corn and weedkiller cause rats tumors and mortality
  • “French scientists found tumors, multiple organ damage and premature mortality in rats exposed to Monsanto’s genetically modified corn or the company’s top-selling weedkiller, a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology shows.”

    Geez.

  • Experimental MS drug shown to reduce relapses: studies
  • “An experimental drug used to treat multiple sclerosis has been shown to significantly reduce the number of relapses suffered by patients, according to two major studies. The studies, both published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, show that the drug BG-12 also reduces the number of brain lesions that are found in MS patients.”

    Promising!

  • Heavy pacifier use may lead to emotionally stunted boys, study reports
  • “You may want to think twice before sticking that pacifier back in your baby boy’s mouth: Three new studies, published Tuesday as a single research report, find that heavy pacifier use leads to stunted emotional development among males.”

    Ruh roh.

  • Gene therapy discovery at University of Alberta helps fight fat
  • “A new way of using gene therapy to help those fighting the battle of the bulge has been discovered by University of Alberta researchers. The treatment focuses on increasing levels of a hormone released from fat cells.”

    Neat-o.

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Apple provides 197 security reasons to upgrade to iOS 6
  • “There are now 197 new reasons for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users to upgrade to iOS 6, with Apple closing the same number of vulnerabilities in its mobile operating system. The company released its security bulletin for the new version of iOS today, revealing what security flaws have existed in previous versions. Vulnerabilities include three different ways of completely bypassing iOS’ passcode lock, and at least 10 different ways of running arbitrary code. The latter types of vulnerabilities are what enable users to jailbreak their devices.”

    Lol. I updated! :) Most noticeable feature for me… new Emoji smiley faces! Woo hoo!

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • Arctic sea ice reaches record low
  • “The extent of the ice at the end of the annual melt has dropped to 3.41 million square kilometres (1.32 million square miles), just over half the minimum area covered on average between 1979 and 2000. This year has seen the largest annual melt since the satellite records began in 1979, with 11.83 million square kilometres (4.57 million square miles) of ice melting since March. While ice cover is now expected to increase as winter comes, a shift in wind patterns or a period of late season melt could see levels fall further, the NSIDC said. The new record low reinforces the long-term downward trend in the extent of the Arctic sea ice, the scientists said.”

    We are doooomed.

    Weird News, Other News, Good News & Fluff (Usually cat videos)

  • State Department: No secret plan to invade Canada
  • “The U.S. and Mexico are not secretly planning to invade Canada, a State Department spokeswoman confirmed to laughter during a daily press briefing.”

    LOL.

  • [Video]: Psy brings down the Ellen house
  • “There’s nobody quite like him! Korean rap sensation Psy gave a show-stopping performance of his epic song, “Gangnam Style,” right on the show. You won’t see another one like this!”

    He is EVERYWHERE! I cannot get enough of him, lol. I am so happy for his success!!! :) And while we’re at it:

  • ‘Gangnam Style’ mom and son
  • “Their web video was all over YouTube and they’re here to perform their Gangnam Style duet! This mom-and-son dance team are too cute to miss.”

    That mom is 139840928x better a dancer than I am!!! So impressed!


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

It’s blurry but it’s so funny!! Thor is so goofy. :)


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Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Tuesday, September 18 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Author Marty Chan shares on Twitter what Edmonton means to him
  • “Chan was just the third curator chosen for the project and posted about day-to-day Edmonton events, the food scene, and different Alberta connections and tidbits. He helped one man who was trying to decide which Canadian university to go, he talked Canadian politics and healthcare to another tweeter and initiated a number of Twitter games and trivia to get people interacting with the account. His clever and funny voice drew people into conversations — many sharing their own opinions of Edmonton and Canada with Chan.”

    Great job Marty! Also – I really hope Stephen Colbert asks to take over the @PeopleofCanada account!!

  • Daryl Katz on arena: “Time is our enemy”
  • ““Now, the vision stands, but based on everything we know, subsequent to the New York framework, some things have changed. The costs of the arena and the winter garden are higher,” Katz said. “If we don’t move quickly, this deal’s done, time is our enemy.””

    Sigh. This arena.

  • Picket lines to expand for Catholic School support staff
  • “After more than 900 striking support staff with Edmonton Catholic Schools regrouped Tuesday, officials with the union said the picket line will expand on Wednesday. Striking workers met at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre on Tuesday to discuss strategy – and the union confirmed striking workers will be asked to show up at a Catholic school somewhere in Edmonton on Wednesday afternoon. Until now, the picket line has remained at the downtown offices of the Edmonton Catholic School board.”

    It’s sad an agreement can’t be reached.

  • Edmonton private school ‘that gives zeroes’ hires ousted ‘zero-teach’ Lynden Dorval
  • “While still facing termination from his post at Ross Sheppard High School, “no-zero” teacher Lynden Dorval will be returning to the classroom this October. The formerly ousted physics teacher — who was suspended last spring for giving students zeroes on assignments — accepted a new post Tuesday at Tempo School, a private kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Riverbend. “I took the job, yup,” Dorval said proudly when reached at his home Tuesday evening. “The headmaster called me yesterday at home and mentioned they were looking for an advanced placement physics teacher, so I said yes,” he explained.”

    So happy for him!!!!!

  • Half of all commercial vehicles failed safety inspections during Edmonton police sting
  • “Almost half of all the commercial vehicles city cops pulled over Tuesday in a traffic safety crackdown failed inspection. And it’s a stat that both city cops and the Alberta Motor Association want to see curbed. The police service’s traffic unit surveyed more than 100 vehicles on Yellowhead Trail near 121 Street following the morning rush hour as part of fall compliance checks on commercial vehicles. “As you can imagine, these vehicles have thousands of pounds on them,” said traffic section Sgt. Patti Nichol. “When they come up to a set of lights and it’s red, and they’ve got to stop short, we’ve got to make sure that all of their equipment can handle the weight.”

    Oy!

  • Major renovation for Mayfield Inn puts hundreds employees out of work
  • “One of Edmonton’s best-known hotels is undergoing a major redevelopment that will put half of its more than 400 employees out of work. SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts plans to modernize the Mayfield Inn and Suites in a redevelopment that will demolish some facilities and close the facility for months. “We are going to spend $62 million to fully renovate the entire hotel from the front parking lot to the back parking lot, every guest room, the restaurants, the ballrooms — every aspect of the facility will be fully renovated,” said Steve Giblin, the president and CEO of Vancouver-based SilverBirch.”

    Sad for those employees. This major renovation is also what screwed our wedding plans – and the reason why we had to push our date back because by the time we knew what was happening (and the fact that the courtyard was being demolished) – most summer dates had been taken at most other Edmonton wedding venues. Grrrrr. Unimpressed.

  • American dermatology expert calls for a ban on indoor tanning amidst rise in Melanoma in girls aged 15 to 29
  • “An American dermatology expert is joining the call to ban the use of indoor tanning beds by minors in Alberta, where the cancer-causing pastime is both popular and entirely unregulated. “The data is becoming very, very strong and from multiple sources,” Lim explained, adding the World Health Organization officially designated tanning beds as a cancer causing agent on par with cigarettes in 2009. “The sad part is that this is something that is totally preventable,” said Lim. “If you do not go to tanning beds, you will have a far lower risk of developing skin cancer.””

    Have never used a tanning bed in my life and don’t ever plan on using them!

  • Canadian flag returns to Quebec legislature
  • “The Canadian flag was back at the Quebec National Assembly for the swearing-in of Liberal and CAQ MNAs on Tuesday, a day after it was removed for the swearing-in of Parti Quebecois politicians. The Maple Leaf was noticeably absent from the Red Room of the provincial legislature Monday when PQ leader and premier-elect Pauline Marois pledged allegiance to the Queen and the people of Quebec. PQ MNAs were sworn in on Monday, followed by their Liberal and Coalition Avenir Quebec counterparts on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Quebec politicians dismissed any notion of a controversy. “I think it is not a priority for Quebecers,” said CAQ leader Francois Legault. “I think right now the last thing people want to see at the National Assembly is a battle over flags.””

    Ummm.

    World

  • Romney suffers fresh blow in second day of fallout from leaked video
  • “Mitt Romney refused to apologise on Tuesday for describing 47% of Americans as government-dependent “victims” in a covertly recorded video that has thrown his presidential campaign into disarray.”

    What a winner.

    Health

  • Facebook, double-lung transplant recipient makes push for organ donors
  • “It is through the Internet that millions of people around the world learned the story of Hélène Campbell, the spunky 20-year-old Ottawa woman who received a new set of lungs six months ago. And it is through the Internet that Ms. Campbell hopes to convince more Canadians to register as organ donors. She joined federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Jordan Banks, the managing director of Facebook Canada, at a news conference on Tuesday where they announced that Canadians will have access to the social media platform’s organ-donation status tool. Facebook users from Canada who go online to register their willingness to donate their organs will be asked to share news on their Facebook page, the hope being that their friends will then feel compelled to follow suit. If people are not already registered with their provincial donor registry, they can find a link to the official donor registry on their Facebook timeline.”

    How can you get more top of mind than seeing organ donation encouragements on Facebook?

  • Study ties BPA in cans and bottles to childhood obesity
  • “Children with higher levels of bisphenol A are more likely to be obese, according to a new U.S. study of nearly 3,000 children and adolescents. The manufactured chemical, known as BPA, is typically found in plastic consumer products such as water bottles. Its use is restricted in Canada in products such as baby bottles and sippy cups, over concerns it mimics the hormone estrogen. However the new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests “ubiquitous” exposure to BPA may be linked to obesity in age children.”

    Maaan everything is linked to obesity these days.

  • In every state, 44% of people will be obese in 2030
  • “If America’s obesity epidemic continues unthwarted, obesity rates could reach 44 percent in all states by 2030, according to a new report. Obesity rates could reach or exceed 60 percent in 13 states, 10 of them in the South, the report adds. Mississippi is expected to have the highest obesity rate in 2030, at 66.7 percent.”

    Unsurprising.

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Microsoft warns of new zero-day flaw targeting Internet Explorer
  • “Microsoft is urging Windows users to install a free piece of security software to protect PCs from a newly discovered “zero-day” security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser which hackers are already exploiting to take remote control of computers.”

    No one should be using Internet Explorer – hacked or not, lol.

  • Twitter announces redesign, apps updated
  • “Twitter is getting an overhaul. The site announced major changes on Tuesday with redesigned profiles, updated apps and a sharper focus on pictures. A new emphasis on profile pages will allow people to upload a header photo that will run across the top of the screen. The banner-like image is reminiscent of Facebook’s cover photos on its timeline. A person’s avatar will also be a prime focus as it gets moved from the left hand corner to front and centre of the page. A revamped photo stream will appear below a person’s most recent Tweets on iPhone, Android and iPad.”

    Hmmmm. I imagine this will be a lot like when Facebook changes and everyone complains, lol.

  • Study suggests a friendly poke on Facebook may get many more people to the polls
  • “Facebook friends played a big role in getting hundreds of thousands of Americans to vote in 2010, a new scientific study claims. Facebook researchers and scientists at the University of California, San Diego conducted a massive online experiment in the congressional election to test and measure the political power of online peer pressure. They found that people who got Facebook messages that their friends had voted were a bit more likely to go to the polls than those who did not get the same reminder. And from there the effect multiplied in the social network, they reported in Thursday’s journal Nature.”

    That’s sure interesting!

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Yukon researchers testing plastic-to-oil conversion technology
  • “Researchers in the Yukon are testing a machine that can convert used plastics into diesel fuel. The machine, developed by the Japanese company Blest, takes plastic items and transforms them into a fuel that can be burned without refining.”

    Neat!

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • Homeowners vs. Birds: the depressing probability of window collisions
  • “On average, this data suggests that at least 1.7 birds careen into the typical home in a given year (although there was wide variation among the homes in this sample). Extrapolate that out to the entire country, and that means about 22 million birds die this way across Canada each year.”

    Poor birds. :'(

    Weird News, Other News, Good News & Fluff (Usually cat videos)

  • The 30 metre high tornado of FIRE that whirled around Australian outback for terrifying 40 minutes
  • “An astonished filmmaker is coming to grips with the moment he witnessed one of nature’s rarest phenomenons – a tornado comprised entirely of fire- and lived to tell the tale. Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie. After finishing the task, he went over to help workers at a cattle station when he was confronted by one of nature’s most intimidating spectacles.”

    Could you imagine being there!?!? Wow!

  • [Video]: Baby and cat nap time
  • My heart!!!!!!!!!


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

Always fighting (kissing, making up!) ;)


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