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Clicks of the Day: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Edition!

Welcome to Thursday, November 10 2011’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Restaurant association says fast food workers’ poppies could pose risk
  • “The president of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association says the iconic flower could pose a safety concern because either the poppy itself or the pin that holds it in place could fall into the food and become a choking hazard.”

    I can see the validity in it but there are alternatives (poppy stickers? Canadian flag pins? Idk. Feels like there should be something to honour our vets.

  • Rick Perry ‘steps in it’
  • “Republican candidate Rick Perry says a major mistake in a debate won’t be the end of his presidential bid. We look at what people are saying about the blunder on social media.”

    The mistake was prettttty bad. (and subsequent tweets about it are hilarious, lol)

  • Alaska Airlines flies planes fueled by cooking oil
  • “The 75 flights on biofuels will decrease emissions by 10 percent compared to their non-biofuel equivalent flights. That may not seem like much, but if the company is able to move all of its flights to a 20 percent biofuel blend, it would annually save the energy equivalent of powering 28,000 homes and the emissions equivalent of removing 64,000 cars from the road.”

    Hooray!

  • Check Out Every Apple Store Ever Opened, in Order
  • “A Ph.D student shows his love for Apple Stores by posting photos of all 357 of them, from Bordeaux to British Columbia.”

    Crazy.

  • Today’s Top 11 JoePa front pages
  • “Although much of this happened late Wednesday, a number of papers in the region gave the story huge play on A1 today. Here’s a look at the best eleven of them.”

    I find the majority of the front pages leaned towards/focused sympathy for him – and not enough focus on the fact that hello – he’s part of this horrible child rape scandal, geez. I can’t believe students rioted over it. I get that football is a huge deal but football vs. children getting sexually abused? Get your priorities straight, people.

  • Toronto the least liked city in Canada, especially by Westerners
  • “The results showed that Toronto had the highest percentage of negative votes, with 19 per cent. When broken down by region, the most negative reaction came from Western Canada, with 30 per cent of Albertan responders indicating they disliked Ontario’s capital.”

    Lol. I have never been to Toronto.

  • Ashton Kutcher: I’m Taking a Break From Twitter
  • “Ashton Kutcher, one of the most popular celebrities on Twitter, says he’s taking a break from the social network for the time being. “As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed,” Kutcher wrote Wednesday night. “I feel awful about this error. Won’t happen again.””

    Of course he turns the Penn State situation around so it’s about him, lol. I saw all of Ashton’s tweets + subsequent apologies and then deletions of tweets. Bad, bad moves.

  • Nintendo, Sony: Down to their last lives in portable gaming?
  • “By the end of 2011, 58 percent of total U.S. portable game software revenue will go to titles being played on Android and iOS. Nintendo’s DS family of devices will only be able to grab 36 percent of total U.S. portable game software revenue this year, followed by Sony’s PSP with 6 percent market share.”

  • IEA Warns of Irreversible Climate Change In 5 Years
  • A Map Of Every McDonald’s In The U.S.

    “The map remains a powerful visualization of just how omnipresent the fast food chain is.”

    Indeed.

  • FCC Initiative Provides Poor Homes With Cheap Broadband
  • “Cable companies said Wednesday that they will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to homes with children that are eligible for free school lunches.”

    That’s really cool actually.

  • Edmonton woman finds glove in package of frozen chicken wings
  • “What initially appeared to be several chicken wings clumped together was instead revealed a a glove – balled up and covered in sauce.”

    Annnnnd that’s gross. But my friend said it’s not really a big deal – someone was probably handling the chicken wings with a glove on – which is cleanly – and accidentally left it in – just a mistake, lol. Fair. But still.

  • US delays Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to look at new routes in Nebraska
  • “The Obama administration said Thursday it is delaying a decision on a massive oil pipeline until it can study new potential routes that would avoid environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska. The decision probably will put off final action on the pipeline until after next year’s U.S. elections.”

    This probably upsets many people but I’m glad they’re taking another look at it. If a spill happens it would just be so detrimental…

  • Edmonton public school board will ask province to scrap Grade 3 achievement tests
  • “The Edmonton public school board will press the province to abandon provincial achievement testing for Grade 3 students.”

    Lol. Aw, I always excelled at my Grade 3 testing hehe.

  • Albuquerque residents claim giant owls are eating their pets
  • “Residents in the foothills of the US city of Albuquerque have claimed that giant owls have moved into the area and are snacking on their small cats and dogs.”

    Oh no!!

  • NAIT mourns dedicated teacher killed in motorcycle crash
  • “A Northern Alberta Institute of Technology instructor killed in a motorcycle crash near campus Wednesday evening is being remembered as a passionate teacher dedicated to his students.”

    This is so sad…

  • Teen Tragically Kills Herself After Tweeting 144 Times About Abuse
  • “Over the course of six hours, 18-year-old high school student Ashley Billasano took to her Twitter feed to describe the nightmares she’d endured during her short life, including molestation and forced prostitution. After 144 tweets, she killed herself. No one tried to stop her.”

    Sad, sad story.


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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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