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Clicks of the Day: Sept. 30, Oct 1, 2 2011 Weekend Edition!

Welcome to the three-day roundup …

Weekend Edition (September 30, October 1, 2) of Clicks of the Day!

(I only do one Clicks of the Day post for the weekends so that I can actually have a weekend, lol. And amount of content will fluctuate depending on how much of a weekend I actaully have!)

  • Scientists Find Fried Egg Nebula
  • “Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of something they’ve dubbed the Fried Egg Nebula, a super-rare star located about 13,000 light years from Earth.”

    Cool! Could have named it something cooler though, lol.

  • Sex will pose a huge challenge for interstellar travel
  • “The effects on a developing fetus would likely be even more severe, perhaps disrupting normal embryonic development and even neurological functioning. A baby’s body and bones may develop differently in weightlessness. And then there’s birth to think about.”

    LOL.

  • More than half of Canadians believe their sex life is great
  • “When it comes to sexual intimacy, more than half of Canadians believe their love life is great.”

    Lol, what are your thoughts? Meanwhile…

  • More youngsters having unsafe sex
  • “Young people across the globe are having more unprotected sex and know less about effective contraception options.”

    Lol.

  • Women Truly Are the Tougher Sex
  • “New research suggests that women are not only tougher than men (as if there was any doubt), but are also hard-wired to better resist infections and certain diseases, such as cancer.”

    Woot, woot. Well done women! :)

  • Archie Comics: Finally, some respect?
  • “They’re as much a part of Americana as Spider-Man, but Archie and his pals don’t always get the respect they deserve.”

    I love(d) Archie comics! <3 Still would if they weren't so freaken expensive nowadays!

  • 10 Crazy Science Experiments that Wound Up In Your Kitchen
  • “Jell-O went through generations of scientists before becoming what we know it today.”

    Interesting read about the history of certain foods/ingredients!

  • [Infographic]: How Your Cell Phone Will Replace Your Wallet
  • “This interesting infographic should give you a pretty good idea how things evolved from a time when live stock was used as a currency to the present era when one can simply link a credit card to a smartphone and use it to pay for just about anything from restaurant bills and parking meters to cab fares.”

    Really interesting! And definitely going to happen.

  • Are Cell Phones the Cigarettes of the 21st Century?
  • “And while it’s unlikely that the negative effects of cell phones are anywhere close to those of smoking, it does raise the question: Will our grandchildren look at us talking on our cell phones the moment our plane touches down, or while sitting in the doctors office, with the same mix of nostalgia and moral superiority that we feel toward those dated characters on Mad Men?”

    An interesting comparison.

  • U.S. government paid out $600 million to dead people
  • “The federal government has paid out more then $600 million in retirement and disability benefits to deceased federal workers and the problem doesn’t appear correctable in the near future.”

    Wow. Government Fail.

  • Homebrew iPhone 5 design prototype looks absolutely amazing
  • “Ben Miller of BenM.at, a German mobile website, decided to compile all of the rumors he’s heard about case leaks, specs, and mock-ups, and build his own mock-up of what he thinks the iPhone 5 will look like.”

    Interesting! Looks nice. I think all iPhones have looked nice though ^_^

  • The Frugal ‘New Normal’ Has Become the Norm
  • “Americans today are even more likely than they were a couple years ago to say that saving more, being more frugal and cost-conscious, and, interestingly enough, spending more time with their families, were priorities in their lives.”

    Good, people should be more frugal and cost-conscious! Some things people waste money on are ridiculous…

  • Facebook Privacy: 3 Fights to Expect When You Get the New Timeline
  • “Just when you thought you’d survived all Facebook-related quarrels, the new timeline is sure to expose more hurt feelings and suspicions.”

    Timeline won’t be hurting anyone of my Facebook friends’ feelings or get me in any trouble. How about you? lol.

  • Research In Motion Denies PlayBook Discontinued As Exodus Of Execs Continues
  • “Research In Motion has denied an analyst’s report Thursday that the company has seized production of its PlayBook tablet PC.”

    Well if it hasn’t yet it definitely will. RIM is going down, down, down.

  • 700 arrested after protest on NY’s Brooklyn Bridge
  • “Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances were maintaining a presence in Manhattan’s Financial District even after more than 700 of them were arrested during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge in a tense confrontation with police.”

    This “Occupy” movement is gaining quite a bit of steam.

  • Activists to occupy Canadian cities following Wall Street protests
  • “Activists are planning an occupation of Toronto’s financial district, following in the footsteps of protesters currently camped out on Wall Street.”

    Could this be an entire North American revolution?

  • Canadian Border Fence: U.S. Eyes Barriers On The 49th Parallel
  • “The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals.”

    Dumb!

  • Alberta’s Alison Redford travelled the world, came home to be premier
  • “Alison Redford certainly took her own unique path to the top — one that was equal parts tenacity, unconventionality and scorched earth.”

    Learn about your new premier, Albertans.

  • New Girl Gets Full Season Order
  • “Two weeks in and the Zooey Deschanel series is clearly a success for FOX, becoming the number one series on Tuesdays among Adults 18-49 and this season’s No. 1 new series among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Teens.”

    I. Love. Zooey. Deschanel!! New Girl is pretty good as well :)

  • ‘Arrested Development’ Coming Back for One More Season
  • “‘Arrested Development’ creator Mitch Hurwitz announced today that the show will be coming back to television — five years after it was cancelled.”

    Great news for a lot of fans. I didn’t watch Arrested Development but I’ve heard great things.

  • Digital Cerebellums Allow Scientists To Extract, Record Information In Rat Brains
  • “The cyborg rats are here. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have, for the first time, used “digital cerebellums” to restore brain functions of rats that had previously been lost. According to New Scientist, the program essentially created “cyborg” rats, with a portion of their brain function being replaced by a chip.”

    Hm.

  • Meet AlphaDog, the terrifying robot horse the military’s building
  • “This remote-controlled equine machine is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload on 20-mile treks over uneven terrain.”

    Sigh. If we don’t die of horrific natural disasters then we’re surely going to be killed by technology!

  • Arctic ozone loss at record level
  • “Ozone loss over the Arctic this year was so severe that for the first time it could be called an “ozone hole” like the Antarctic one, scientists report.”

    Ruh roh.

  • Hollywood downloads a post-DVD future
  • “The movie studio business model is poised for its biggest shift in years as Hollywood turns to Internet delivery as the only way to boost home entertainment revenues.”

    Are DVDs going the way of CDs and cassettes?!

  • The perfect DiY underground house for post-apocalyptic living
  • “No mention of this place being secured against vampires and zombies, but just take one look at it and you can tell no monster is going to get inside. It’s ready for just about any disaster you could throw at it.”

    Weird!

  • Is this the weirdest hotel room in the world?
  • “Forget the penthouse suite, one unusual hotel is sending its most important guests 500ft below ground to sleep.”

    Pretty creepy. I wouldn’t want to stay there.

  • Belgian eccentric who sees everything in black and white… because he thinks he’s a penguin
  • “The 79-year-old, nicknamed ‘Monsieur Pingouin’ (Mr Penguin) dons his favourite hooded black-and-white penguin costume when he takes trips out in local neighbourhood.”

    Lol.

  • Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia
  • “An ultra-light plane crashed into a Ferris wheel at a rural festival in eastern Australia on Saturday, trapping two children on the ride and two adults in the aircraft for hours.”

    LOL HOW DO YOU MISS A FERRIS WHEEL?!

  • 100 articles that every journalist should read
  • “What should journalists read about journalism? Should we be influenced by musings about the relationship between blogging and journalism, or by some timeless advice from George Orwell?”

    Huurray! Will be on my reading list for awhile now. #yegmedia – take note!

  • Wife Of UK Lawmaker, Convicted Of Kitten Theft
  • “The estranged wife of a British lawmaker was convicted on Friday of stealing a kitten from the house of her husband’s lover.”

    Lol.

  • Man caught trying to smuggle hummingbirds in his underwear
  • “An air passenger has been caught trying to smuggle more than a dozen live hummingbirds inside his pants. The tiny birds were discovered hidden in special pouches sewn inside the Dutchman’s pants at Rochambeau airport in Cayenne, French Guiana.”

    Oh geez. What is up with people.

  • Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ Video
  • “Now, she’s released the music video for the ballad, and, in continuing with her stripped down, talent-only oeuvre, it simply features her walking along a river in Paris, contemplating a past lover in black and white.”

    Beautiful song. Great, simple, music video.

  • Michelle Obama shops incognito at Target
  • “The AP reported that Secret Service agents, dressed casually, arrived at the store 30 minutes before the first lady, who shopped with an assistant. She reportedly spent 30-40 minutes shopping and was only recognized by her cashier.”

    That hard to go out to buy a few things from Target hey, oh the life of a world leader’s wife.

  • [Hanged]: Jasper Collins
  • “Collins’ condition worsened after his conviction. In the weeks before his execution, he became violent and tried to escape his cell, and had to be restrained with a straitjacket. Other times he chewed on his blankets, hit his head repeatedly on the wall of the jail cell, and tried to bite anyone who approached him.”

    The Journal’s series on capital punishment in Alberta continues with ‘Jasper Collins.’ Creepy.. interesting read.

  • [Video]: Cute Kitty Falls Asleep
  • “Cute wittle kitty has an adorable case of the Afternoon Sleepies.”

    SO CUTE. <3

  • The Earthscraper, a 65-story-tall skyscraper buried under Mexico City
  • “This here’s concept art for BNKR Arquitectura’s Earthscraper, an inverted skyscraper shoved deep under the surface of Mexico City. ”

    Whoa! Weird. But cool.


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Hehehe!!! Stuck in a box.


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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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