Clicks of the Day: April 20, 21, 22 2012 Weekend Edition!

Welcome to the three-day roundup …

Weekend Edition (April 20, 21, 22) 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 actually have!)

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

    Election Day is Monday! Please make time to vote.

    Here’s your last elections-related round-up before the big decision…

  • Edmonton ridings to watch
  • “The capital has some of the most unpredictable ridings in the province, with some featuring three, four or even five candidates with a legitimate shot at winning. Here are some of the ones we’ll be watching on election night…”

  • The ups and downs, highs and lows of a wild 28-day Alberta election campaign
  • From “The busty bus makes its late night debut” to “Faced with slipping poll numbers and simmering controversy, Smith offers her staunchest defence yet of Leech and Hunsperger. ‘I take it personally when accusations of racism and bigotry are aimed at me and at my party,’ Smith says”

  • A look at the sound bites from a wild 28-day Alberta election campaign
  • Including “I think Ms. Redford doesn’t like Alberta all that much” – “We have always said the science isn’t settled” – “Do we really have to vote fo two false choices” and more! (lots of Sherman-ism one liners not included though!)

  • Roller-coaster Alberta election nears historic conclusion
  • “On Monday, voters will determine the course of the province and the fate of the 41-year Progressive Conservative dynasty. Will Albertans choose a new conservative party in the poll-leading Wildrose, or re-elect the long-ruling Tories? What crucial role could the Liberals and NDP play — particularly if the province elects the first minority government in its history? For the first time in many years, it seems nothing is guaranteed. Yet commentators believe one thing is certain: the outcome will rattle Alberta’s political bedrock.”

  • An Alberta shakeup would be felt across the country
  • “Normally, provincial elections don’t much count in the national scheme of things, but this one could be different. Alberta is now so wealthy, in and of itself and by contrast to the rest of Canada, that the whole country will be affected by how it uses that wealth. Moreover, Alberta is the heartland of the federal Conservative government. What Alberta thinks, how Alberta acts (or reacts), how it regards the federation and how fundamentally it views itself are consequential for Canadians everywhere.”

  • Wildrose tops PCs in campaign donations
  • “While the votes have yet to be counted in the Alberta election, the Wildrose party appears to have bested the Progressive Conservatives in at least one campaign battle. Danielle Smith’s party announced Sunday it has raked in nearly $2.4 million in donations during the four-week race, while Alison Redford’s rival Tories claimed a total of $1.8 million over the first 3 1/2 weeks. It’s believed to be the first time in more than 40 years that any party has raised more money than the PCs.”

    What will happen come Monday night!

  • Funding delay ‘seriously impairs’ River Cree Casino
  • “Alberta’s largest destination resort casino faces a possible bankruptcy filing after defaulting on more than $100 million of debt owed to a group of major financial institutions. River Cree Resort and Casino — co-owned by Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming and the Enoch Cree First Nation — failed to meet a deadline to repay $111 million of term loans due to a group of six lenders.”

    Ruh roh.

  • Convicted pedophile outing website goes live
  • “Long praised as well as criticized, a controversial website outing convicted Canadian pedophiles went live Friday. StopPedophiles.ca, developed and launched by the group Canada Family Action, collects information from public sources and publishes the names of convicted pedophiles across the country, the locations where the crimes took place, as well as any news articles relevant to each case. CFA president Brian Rushfeldt said the website does not aim to further penalize child sex offenders, but will act where the national sex offender is inadequate and incomplete.”

    Hm.

    World

  • UN security council clears way to send 300 observers to Syria
  • “The UN security council has voted to dramatically expand its monitoring mission in Syria, paving the way for up to 300 peacekeepers to be deployed to a country which has been brought to the brink of civil war in 13 months of violence. The resolution called on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, as well as armed opposition groups, to cease all violence and for the government to respect its commitment to the security council to withdraw heavy weapons.”

    Unarmed observers. I hope the violence ends.

  • No survivors from Pakistan plane crash, official says
  • “A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed Friday in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport, according to Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, which cited poor weather as a possible factor. No survivors have been found, officials said.”

    Scary and sad.

  • Golden Gate Bridge turns 75
  • “The Golden Gate Bridge has long been a magnet – and not just for motorists crossing the San Francisco Bay, either. On pleasant summer days, up to 10,000 pedestrians and 6,000 cyclists take to the span. But because officials have focused on running a bridge, not a tourist venue, visitor amenities were lacking until now. Among the new features designed to make recreational visits more comprehensive: A 3,500-square-foot Bridge Pavilion that will serve as an interpretive center, museum and gift shop with a new line of merchandise, the first-ever guided tours, a “green screen” photo area where visitors can pose as if they’re standing atop the tower or climbing the cables.”

    Cool! I can’t wait to go back to visit when it’s more tourist-y then!

    Health

  • Experts struggle to grasp why women kill their children
  • “Killing a child is one of the most despicable crimes, an act of aggression against vulnerable and innocent victims. When a mother kills her own children, the crime is even more reviled, because it violates not only society’s desire to protect children, but also our most basic expectations of women and mothers. Planned, intentional killings most often fall into a category called “altruistic filicide,” where a mother kills her children because she believes it is in their best interest, Resnick says. In such cases, a mother may think she is saving her children from a worse fate in the future, or believe that they feel the same depression she does.”

    Such a fascinating read. So sad though, I can’t fathom it.

  • Meat-eating contributed to human conquering, domination
  • “It seems if we were herbivores then we wouldn’t be as advanced as we are today, at least according to a new study out of Sweden. The research found that carnivory contributed to human success and population growth… Meat eating helped humans in the early period of our existence span across the globe, grow the population and become smarter.”

    Interesting!

  • Canadian nutrition label claims often wildly misleading, tests show
  • “Some of the world’s biggest food brands and leading organic labels have understated the amount of bad nutrients — such as fat, sugar and sodium — in their products, or overstated the good ones, internal government tests show. Kraft, Frito Lay, Unilever and Heinz are among the big names with a product that flunked Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) testing, conducted to see if nutrition claims on labels live up to their billing.”

    Bad, bad, bad.

  • Researchers say dandelion root extract may help fight cancer
  • “A researcher in Canada enjoyed a grant increase as he and his research team look to continue studying dandelion root extract with a view to finding a cure for cancer. A biochemist at the University of Windsor, Dr. Pandey has been involved in other cancer research projects and did not himself begin to consider dandelion root extract as a cancer fighter but had the idea brought to him. He’s had positive results and has been given an additional $157,000 to continue his study of the extract.”

    Would be great if this works!

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Web could vanish for hordes of people in July, FBI warns
  • “If your computer is infected with the DNSChanger virus, your summertime Internet activities will be seriously curtailed — as in buh-bye. But a special Web site can help you fix the problem.”

    This seems to have come out of no where.

  • Meet the ‘Mann’ who registered 14,962 domains in 24 hours
  • “Mann is one of the longest members of the clubby world of domain speculators, and he’s buying up names in force these days. And not all on the aftermarket, as some others do. But new names. Dot-com names that aren’t registered — even though 100 million-plus already are — that he then turns around and sells for a few hundred bucks, sometimes far more. And this week, in a span that lasted less than 24 hours across Tuesday and Wednesday, Mann snapped up 14,962 domains — 1,822 starting Tuesday evening and the rest on Wednesday.”

    I’ve always wondered if I could get into the domain name/Internet name game. Imagine having snapped up “apple.com” before Apple did? Lol.

  • Phone graphics will surpass game consoles soon, says Nvidia
  • “The graphics of Xbox 360 games and those on PS3 may have peaked, as those consoles are several years old by now. But, the video game graphics seen on mobile phones continue to improve. Nvidia, a tech company best known for its powerful graphics processors, says mobile video game graphics are about to surpass those seen on dedicated video game consoles.”

    Phone games are pretty impressive.

  • Anonymous launches music service Anontune
  • “Anonymous has launched a new browser-based music service called Anontune. The service is a browser-based platform that lets users compile playlists of songs and videos from third party sources like YouTube and Soundcloud. Anontune is the hacktivist collective’s response to the music industry’s continued legal battle against online music services such as Limewire and Jam Glue. In a video accompanying the debut of the Anontune prototype, Anonymous proclaimed, “The state of online music has been sabotaged by the fat hands of corporate involvement.””

    Interesting.

  • To read all of those web privacy policies, just take a month off work
  • “Internet surfers have long worried that they have insufficient control over their online privacy — despite the privacy policies many people agree to when they visit websites or use online services. There are data to support the surfers’ feelings: Online privacy policies are so cumbersome and onerous that it would take the average person about 250 working hours every year — about 30 full working days — to actually read the privacy policies of the websites they visit in a year, according to an analysis by researchers Aleecia M. McDonald and Lorrie Faith Cranor.”

    Things should be simpler.

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Ma and pa video stores fight to survive in a dying market
  • “On a side street in Ottawa’s downtown core, the emptiness echoes with every creak of the floor in this 12-year-old independent video store. Like many ma-and-pa video shops, the original plan was to carry a niche selection of movies and avoid an overlap with the existing market. But Nick Shaw, owner of Invisible Cinema admits “that proved not to be a successful business plan.” As DVD sales continue their move toward seeming extinction and rental store sales face a drastic decline, independent video stores are looking for ways to survive in the competition against “all-you-can-eat” companies that are aggressively taking over with video streaming and video kiosks. The road ahead for these stores is a bumpy one – and the question is how will they stay open in a market that seems to strongly suggest they can’t?”

    Very sad.

  • Are travel agents back?
  • “In 2011 travel agencies experienced a second consecutive year of growth; their bookings account for a third of the $284 billion United States travel market. This comes after years during which all signs seemed to be suggesting that travel agents would soon go the way of telex operators. And it’s true that the numbers are stark: During the industry’s peak years of the mid-1990s, there were about 34,000 retail locations booking trips. Today, there are 14,000 to 15,000, according to PhoCusWright. In 2009 alone, in the throes of the recession, bookings through traditional agencies plummeted by 23 percent. But now, some green shoots. An improving economy and the corporate travel that goes with it seem to be converging with a population for whom booking travel online has become increasingly onerous and time-consuming.”

    Interesting!

  • Is Barbie headed for early retirement?
  • “Barbara Millicent Roberts stood her ground in the face of less-than-classy rivals before, but some analysts say the 53-year-old doll may need to up her game to stay in fashion. Mattel’s first quarter earnings plunged 53%… and gross sales of Barbie fell 6% during that period in contrast to a 4% rise in sales for American Girl Brands. The iconic doll’s fortunes see-sawed in recent years, leading some analysts to question whether she needs another makeover.”

    Lol. There’s going to be a Hunger Games Barbie in July.

  • Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012
  • “A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world’s most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall down; 2 + 2 = 4; the sky is blue… To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet… Facts is survived by two brothers, Rumor and Innuendo, and a sister, Emphatic Assertion.”

    This is a brilliant article!!!

    Environment/Space/Animals

  • View from space shows Earth in a state of flux
  • “A series of stunning before-and-after photos from NASA reveals nature’s course and humanity’s impact on the planet.”

    Click into the photos to see before/after descriptions.

  • Scientists urge Canada to postpone commercial fishing in the Arctic
  • “More than 2,000 scientists from 67 countries, including 551 from Canada, are calling for a moratorium on commercial fishing in the Arctic until research can determine what lies in waters that were once covered year-round by the polar ice cap and set sustainable catch levels. In a letter to be released Monday by the American-based Pew Environment Group, the scientists point out that the loss of permanent sea ice due to global warming has opened up as much as 40 per cent of the polar area during recent summers.”

    Please postpone it.

    Weird News, Other News & Fluff

  • Coke drinking linked to woman’s death, inquest told
  • “The sister of a woman whose partner claimed she died because she drank too much Coca-Cola says she does not hold the company responsible. However, the woman’s partner and mother-in-law say warning labels should be put on the drink… Pathologist Dan Mornin said he believed Harris died of cardiac arrhythmia and it was likely she was suffering from hypokalemia (low potassium) along with caffeine toxicity, which could have contributed to her death.”

    Anything in excess could be harmful to you… but I stick with water in general.

  • Kristin and Kayla: Dad takes adorable photos of daughters for grandmother (photos go viral)
  • “It’s not every day that a little girl can transform into Super Mario, ride a flying bicycle, or let down her hair like Rapunzel (and then have her sister swing from it). But when your dad’s a photographer and you’re adorable, the magical becomes possible.”

    So creative! So cool.

  • Praying mantis hijacks picture of spider in ultimate ‘photobomb’
  • “The intrusive insect took a cameraman by surprise by carrying out its own sudden ‘photobomb’. Theerasak Saksritawee was trying to capture a jumping spider on a plant when the mantis got in front of the lens to grab some of the attention. The 27-year-old from Thailand said: ‘The mantis can eat the jumping spider and amazingly the spider can also eat the mantis, so it was a really crazy situation. Luckily, no one got eaten and they went their separate ways.’”

    LOL hilarious!! What a cool shot.

  • Giant George: The biggest dog in the world
  • Wow!!! Biggest dog EVER!

  • [Video]: Fearless cat shows bear who’s boss
  • “Don’t ever try messing with a cat as he stares off into the distance.”

    Lol, awesome!

  • [Video]: Kitten tries to intimidate a ball
  • “This is actually the scariest a kitten can be.”

    Awwww. :)


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

Thor and Loki with their movie counterparts! Hehe.


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Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Tuesday, April 17 2012′s Clicks of the Day!

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Calgary-based Wildrose candidate attributes his electoral edge to being Caucasian
  • “A day after an Edmonton-based Wildrose candidate came under fire for controversial religious views, a Calgary-based candidate with the party found himself in the headlines for on-air comments suggesting his chances of victory were better than his non-white rivals. “I think as a Caucasian I have an advantage,” Ron Leech told a radio station on the weekend. “When different community leaders such as a Sikh leader or a Muslim leader speak, they really speak to their own people in many ways. As a Caucasian, I believe that I can speak to all the community.””

    It’s just one thing after another with this election.

  • A simple question, a blizzard of emails, and a peek inside how Canada’s bureaucracy works
  • “The Citizen asked the National Research Council a simple question back in March: What’s this joint study that you and NASA are doing on falling snow? The federal department never agreed to an interview. It sent an email instead, with technical details on equipment but without much information on the nature of the project. It never even explained the study’s topic. Before sending even that modest response, however, it took a small army of staffers — 11 of them by our count — to decide how to answer, and dozens of emails back and forth to circulate the Citizen’s request, discuss its motivation, develop their response, and “massage” its text.”

    Very interesting.

    World

  • North Korea says it will abandon deal with U.S.
  • “North Korea said on Tuesday that it was abandoning an agreement it made in February with the United States, in which it promised to suspend uranium enrichment, nuclear tests and long-range missile tests. The North Korean Foreign Ministry said that it “resolutely and totally” rejected the United Nations Security Council’s condemnation of its failed rocket launching last week, and that it would continue to launch rockets to try to place satellites into orbit.”

    Oy…

  • Norway shooter deends his slaughter in open court: ‘I would have done it again’
  • “Reading a prepared statement in court, the anti-Muslim extremist lashed out at Norwegian and European governments for embracing immigration and multiculturalism. He claimed to be speaking as a commander of an anti-Islam militant group he called the Knights Templar — a group that prosecutors say does not exist. Maintaining he acted out of ‘goodness, not evil’ to prevent a wider civil war, Breivik vowed, ‘I would have done it again.’”

    What goes through some peoples’ minds I will never understand.

  • U.S. Secret Service hooker scandal deepens
  • “The sex and prostitution scandal engulfing the U.S. Secret Service deepened Tuesday, with reports that more than 20 women were brought to a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, and that agents blurted their identities to hookers at a local brothel. The new revelations added to concerns about a culture of recklessness at the agency, which has suspended 11 officers for alleged conduct ahead of last week’s Summit of the Americas meeting. Separately, ABC News reported that Secret Service agents boasted that “we work for Obama” and “we’re here to protect him” as they earlier downed expensive whiskey and engaged prostitutes at the Pley Club in Cartagena.”

    Yikes.

    Health

  • Being an optimist ‘may protect against heart problems’
  • “Happy, optimistic people have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, a Harvard School of Public Health review of more than 200 studies – reported in Psychological Bulletin – suggests.”

    Another plus to trying to look on the bright side! ;)

  • Human Kindness Genes Withstand Threats and Fear
  • “What makes people behave kindly? As with so many human tendencies, displays of kindness are likely to be influenced by both environment and genes. People who have genes that predispose them to empathy and kindness, for example, are steadfast in their charitable behavior, regardless of their current environment, a new study finds. But people with genes that are linked to a weaker inclination toward altruism tend to reduce their charitable behavior and commitment to civic responsibilities, such as political action or jury duty, when they have heightened feelings of fear or being threatened. those who are genetically predisposed to be kind may be less socially deterred by threat, but those for whom socializing itself can produce anxiety may tend to become even more withdrawn than to reach out in times of fear. And that’s frightening in a country where the overall sense of threat and lack of trust has hit historic highs.”

    What genes do you think you have?

  • ‘Pregnancy begins two weeks before conception’ now the law in Arizona
  • “In Arizona, women are now legally pregnant two weeks before conception, according to a new law, the Orwellianly-named, “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” signed yesterday by Republican Governor Jan Brewer. The scientifically, medically, ethically, and intellectually dishonest legislation is designed to reduce the amount of time a woman is allowed to have a legal abortion, and is one of the most draconian bills to become law in America.”

    Eep.

    Technology/Social Media

  • Sergey Brin, Google Co-Founder, Says Internet Freedom Facing Greatest Threat Ever
  • “The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the Internet’s creation are facing their greatest-ever threat, the co-founder of Google Sergey Brin said in an interview published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Monday. Brin said the threat to freedom of the Internet came from a combination of factors, including increasing efforts by governments to control access and communication by their citizens. Brin said attempts by the entertainment industry to crack down on piracy, and the rise of “restrictive” walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly control what software can be released on their platforms, were also leading to greater restrictions on the Internet.”

    Uh oh.

  • Canadian teens beware: more than 50% of parents admit to snooping on Facebook
  • “More than 50 per cent of the Canadian parents surveyed for a study on online safety admitted they secretly access their teenager’s Facebook account. According to a survey conducted in 11 countries by security company AVG, the global average of snooping parents was 44 per cent. Still, Canadian parents were less likely to spy on their teens than those in the U.S. and Spain, where 61 per cent admitted to monitoring Facebook covertly.”

    Lol.

  • Greenpeace gives Apple, Amazon, low marks for ‘dirty’ clouds
  • “A Tuesday Greenpeace report that studied the environmental impact of the cloud criticized firms like Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, and Amazon for lagging behind their Web counterparts. The firms, however, took issue with that characterization. Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft “are all rapidly expanding without adequate regard to source of electricity, and rely heavily on dirty energy to power their clouds,” Greenpeace said in its report, dubbed “How Clean Is Your Cloud?” Facebook, which has tangled with Greenpeace in the past, earned high praise from the group for committing to renewable energy, particular with its new data center in Sweden. Greenpeace also lauded Google and Yahoo for “prioritizing access to renewable energy in their cloud expansion, and [becoming] more active in supporting policies to drive greater renewable energy investment.” Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, and Amazon, however, did not earn gold stars.”

    Step it up a notch, companies. :)

    Business/Consumer/Media/Economy

  • Household debt is ‘biggest domestic risk:’ Bank of Canada
  • “Canadians’ household debt levels are already at near-record levels. The Bank of Canada thinks they will swell even higher. “Household spending is expected to remain high relative to GDP as households add to their debt burden, which remains the biggest domestic risk,” the central bank said Tuesday as it boosted its economic growth forecast and indicated higher interest rates are on the way. The central bank has issued repeated – and urgent – warnings about household debt levels in recent months.”

    We all need to handle our money just a wee bit better.

  • Rogers bails on video store business
  • “Rogers has officially bailed on the video store business. In December, the company announced it was shuttering 40 per cent of its video shops as it continued to move away from selling and renting physical copies of DVDs, Blu-rays and video games. On Tuesday, Rogers confirmed its more than 90 remaining video stores stopped renting movies and games late last week and are now in liquidation mode.”

    I remember when visiting the video store was a weekly activity for my brothers and I.

  • Vietnam bloggers charged with ‘anti-government’ articles
  • “Three Vietnamese bloggers have been charged in a case of using their blogs to spread “anti-government propaganda.” The claims have alleged evidence of over 400 posted articles. The three bloggers are now awaiting trial, and if found guilty could face up to 20 years in prison. All three bloggers are part of a group known as the Free Journalists Club, an organization that Nyugen Van Hai and Phan Thanh Hai founded, which is outlawed in Vietnam as all newspapers are state-run.”

    Ah, communism… this is very sad.

    Environment/Space/Animals

  • Is humanity quietly abandoning a future in space?
  • “As astronaut Leroy Chiao watches the space shuttles he crewed make their final journeys to become museum pieces, he worries humankind is unthinkingly ditching space exploration and a future beyond Earth… With Russia’s commitment to human spaceflight also seen wavering and some observers questioning whether even emerging powerhouse China will stick to its brashly self-confident plans, some begin to suspect the world is simply giving up.”

    That would be sad.

  • Putting a value on endangered species to save them
  • “Habitat credits–which pay the owners of the places where threatened species live–might make landowners work harder to protect the animals on their property.”

    We should be doing our best to save these species – after all it’s our fault they’re threatened.

    Entertainment

  • Marvel’s Kevin Feige explains how the studio will avoid a post-Avengers letdown
  • “Producer and head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige is like Uatu the Watcher when it comes to Marvel’s movie properties — he sees everything that’s going on. But now that The Avengers, the biggest movie in Marvel’s arsenal is about to launch, what’s next? How do you top that? How do you shake off sequel-itis? And what’s next for Thor 2, Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and Hulk 3? We asked, Feige answered.”

    I will go see every movie produced by Marvel. It’s always a good time!

    Weird News, Other News & Fluff

  • Raw video: Dangerous Victoria motorcycle ride hits 299 km/h
  • “A shocking YouTube video of a motorcycle rider weaving in and out of traffic on the Trans Canada highway, reaching a speed of almost 300 kilometres per hour, has Saanich police looking for the dangerous driver. The video, shot from a camera mounted on the front of the blue Yamaha bike, shows the driver speeding down the centre lane narrowly missing vehicles on either side. At one point, he revs up quickly and his speedometer reaches 299 km/h. Drivers on the road don’t even have time to change lanes to get out of his way.”

    Wow. Unbelievably dangerous.

  • A photo essay on America’s forgotten drive-in theatres
  • “It’s not easy for a drive-in these days, what with rising property values, the shift away from film to digital, and the moviegoing experience commonly reduced to the size of a handheld device viewed on someone’s morning commute. In the late 1950s, over 4,000 giant white screens dotted our country’s landscape coast to coast, but now fewer than 500 remain. Connecticut photographer Carl Weese has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish his decade-long project photographing the grandeur, however fading, of these former giants of cinema’s golden age.”

    A dying breed, I’ve always wanted to go to a real one! I’ve been to a set-up-for-the-night one in a parking lot a couple summers ago. :)

  • NAIT’s unsolved mystery: Who took Ook?
  • “They have put his mug shot on milk cartons and Wanted posters and have made desperate pleas, but officials at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology are still stumped about the whereabouts of their beloved moppet mascot, Ook. A gift in 1964 from the Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources, the furry, brown sealskin doll went missing five years ago from the school’s alumni relations office. Attempts to recover the aboriginal icon have failed, so administrators are stepping up efforts in hope of securing its return for NAIT’s 50th anniversary celebrations in the fall. On Monday, the college announced a reward in exchange for Ook’s safe return — a five-course dinner for six prepared by culinary arts students.”

    Haha pretty funny.

  • Vancouver’s budget-busting bratwurst wins Guinness record for priciest hotdog
  • “A gourmet Vancouver hotdog infused with century-old cognac now has a Guinness to go along with it — a Guinness world record. The foremost authority on record-breaking achievement has officially declared the Dragon Dog, created by DougieDog Hot Dogs in downtown Vancouver, as the most expensive hotdog on the planet. With a $100 price tag, the footlong Dragon Dog leaves its nearest challenger, the $69 Haute Dog from Serendipity in New York, simmering in the pot.”

    I could never justify paying $100 for a hot dog!

  • 33 animals with stuffed animals of themselves
  • “Here are some animals hanging out with stuffed animal versions of themselves, which is clearly a thing that animals should be doing a lot more often.”

    Utterly adorable. :)


Loki Photo of the Day:

No big deal Thor’s just putting her front weight on Loki’s body, lol.


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