Clicks of the Day: Nov 4, 5, 6 2011 Weekend Edition!

Welcome to the three-day roundup …

Weekend Edition (November 4, 5, 6) 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!)

  • Who cares if radio survives? Something else will happen’
  • “It’s disturbingly nostalgic. I mean, who cares if it survives? Who cares if radio survives? Like, something else will happen.”

    Interesting read (and listen if you listen to the audio of the exchange, lol). Ah the future of radio.

  • Walmart Shrinks To Dot Com Store
  • “Walmart is known as a “big box” store but inside Walmart’s newest experiment, there is a hardly room for any big boxes. “” opened on November 1 in a San Diego mall.”

    Weird concept.

  • Couple Held Hands for 1,500 Years
  • “Italian archaeologists say the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. Wearing a bronze ring, the woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner.”

    SO CUTE. <3

  • Facebook is most Popular Social Network for All Ages
  • “Of all the social networks, Facebook is the only one that knows no generational limits. From grandparents to teenagers, Facebook — the largest of the social networks — attracts users of all ages.”

    Not really surprising about Facebook. Crazy high percentages though especially when compared to its runner-up LinkedIn.

  • NASA: If Life Existed On Mars, It Was Probably Underground
  • “Researchers analyzing orbiter data from over 350 areas of the planet’s surface have found that the type of clay that’s formed underground is abundant on Mars, while the type of clay that’s formed above the surface is rare.”

    So the aliens are having a party in the core of Mars! ;D

  • [Infographic]: Tweets Last up to 67 Times Longer for Users with Higher Klout Scores
  • “The social influence measuring tool studied the impact of a tweet over time, based on a user’s Klout score. Specifically, the company wanted to know how many retweets different types of users garner and how much time it takes before those retweets cut in half — or the half-life of a tweet.”

    Logical! My Klout score is currently 56. One day I’ll break into the 60s ;)

  • Dippin’ Dots Bankruptcy Papers Filed Thursday
  • “Sometimes even owning the largest -50 degree Fahrenheit freezer in North America and having 4.5 million likes on your Facebook page isn’t enough to save you.”

    Sad! I didn’t buy Dippin’ Dots often (because isn’t there only the ripoff version here in Canada? Well either way, I tried it when I was in the States) but I thought the concept was great!

  • This is what Apple does with all of that cash
  • “To ensure that the company’s new, translucent blue iMacs would be widely available at Christmas the following year, Jobs paid $50 million to buy up all the available holiday air freight space, says John Martin, a logistics executive who worked with Jobs to arrange the flights. The move handicapped rivals such as Compaq that later wanted to book air transport.”

    Hilarious (and extremely business smart, lol). They are #1 for a reason :-)

  • Apple reportedly fires employee for negative Facebook post
  • “Apple reportedly has strict rules about posting any negative comments on any social media sites in order to protect its commercial reputation. So the company fired Crisp for gross misconduct, according to the report.”

    That sucks. But you should never say anything bad about the company you work for on a social network. That should be well-known by now.

  • Hey Yahoo, Do a Barrel Roll: How Google Wins With Whimsical Tricks
  • “You have to hand it to Google. With one fun little trick that a single engineer probably came up with in his mandated 20% spare time — getting the screen to “do a barrel roll” — the company got enough free media to make a chief marketing officer weep.”

    Google is AWESOME! :)

  • Canadians are looking to spend less this holiday season: survey
  • “A new survey suggests Canadians are hoping to spend less this holiday season and will take more time going from store to store and scouring the web for deals.”

    Lol, I feel like this would apply for every holiday season, not just “this” one. Mike and I will be on a very tight budget :(

  • Unemployment down in Edmonton, Calgary despite national job losses
  • “It’s believed that 54,000 jobs were lost across Canada last month, leading to the largest employment decline since the recession… behind Saskatchewan, Alberta’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the country.”

    Way to go, Alberta.

  • Ancient “Saber-Toothed Squirrel” Found
  • “The new species—dubbed Cronopio dentiacutus for its narrow snout and long fangs—was about 8 to 9 inches (20 to 23 centimeters) long and likely used its pointy teeth to hunt and eat insects.”

    How cool is that! Love the illustration too.

  • Do dyslexics need a specially designed font?
  • “A Dutch graphic artist claims he’s created a font that can make reading easier on dyslexics. Christian Boer, diagnosed with dyslexia himself when he was 4, thinks the pot-bellied “b” and the barrel-chested “d” in Dyslexie, the font he designed, helps people with his learning disability read better.”

    Crazy! Great idea and very cool.

  • Hobbyist builds wrist-mounted, laser-sighted crossbow
  • “A lot of people think crossbows are pretty cool. Lasers, miniaturized things, and wearable devices also tend to rate pretty high on the neat-o-meter. It goes to follow, therefore, that a small wrist-mounted laser-sighted crossbow should have a lot of admirers.”

    Lol. It is pretty cool.

  • Top 3 Coolest Video Game Weapons Brought to Life
  • “If you can’t beat a game and have extreme carpentry skills, then why not recreate a real-life version of your favorite weapon from the series?”

    Very impressive.

  • 10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science
  • “We asked our nutritionists back to debunk some more common misconceptions about food, health, and nutrition that are still widely believed, even though there’s overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”

    Eep. Myth #5 about pregnant women avoiding eating sushi! If it’s not true then I will be so happy because when I found out that pregnant women have to avoid raw fish I was devastated. Not that I am pregnant but I LOVE raw fish and could not imagine going a year without it!!!

  • Google To Index Facebook Comments As Search Results
  • “The Internet’s most popular — and powerful — search engine will soon expand its search index to include user comments on Facebook as part of Google’s traditional search results.”

    That’s a little weird.

  • Intelligent women forced to ‘dumb down’ and find a less-educated man to marry
  • “Times are changing: As women out-perform men fewer can find the ideal husband.”


  • At least 51 people injured in horrific crash in Great Britain
  • “At least 51 people were injured and at least seven were killed in a horrific car accident in England on Friday night — a pileup authorities are calling one of the worst in recent history.”

    The footage showing this was crazy – complete carnage.

  • Jerry Sandusky Charged With Sexual Abuse: Did Penn State Officials Cover Up?
  • “The Pennsylvania law requiring some school officials and others to report suspected child abuse does not apply to a Penn State administrator who’s accused of keeping quiet about allegations that a former football coach molested a boy in a shower …The charge is part of a broader case centered on retired Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.”

    If it’s true then – disgusting. Especially because reports say Sandusky met those boys through a charity for at-risk kids that he was involved with. Disgusting.

  • We May Be Witnessing the First Large Global Conflict Where People Are Aligned by Consciousness and Not Nation State or Religion
  • “They’re fighting a “corporatocracy” that has bought governments, created armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems.”

    Interesting. It will be cool to read about the Occupy movement in the history books in the future. Wonder what the outcome will be.

  • Bank Transfer Day Attracts 81,900 RSVPs on Facebook
  • “It started as a Facebook event page on Tuesday, and now it’s grown into a national movement… Bank Transfer Day (BTD) is a deadline activists set for transferring funds from for-profit banking institutions into not-for-profit credit unions closer to home.”

    Very Occupy-esque. That’s good though, I’m also with a credit union! Hehe.

  • Thousands surround the White House to protest TransCanada pipeline
  • “The demonstration is the latest in a series of White House protests aimed at convincing U.S. President Barack Obama to block the $7 billion project that would carry Alberta oilsands crude through six American states to Gulf Coast refineries.”

    I think it’s a bad idea. And the one that’s being planned to go through B.C.’s coast. One spill and the damage would be astronomical. Not worth it…

  • Live webcam showcases Manitoba’s polar bears
  • “Several agencies teamed up for this project, to ‘allow people to observe the natural world we live in with the hope that they’ll develop emotional connections with the planet.'”

    Save the polar bears <3

  • [Video]: Spider Cat
  • “Does what ever a spider-cat can.”

    LOL. I wish this was longer.

  • [Video]: Kitten in a Tissue Box
  • “Ginger the kitten squeezes herself into a tissue box so tight, it would give Maru pause.”

    Awww!!!! So squished!! So cute.

  • [Video]: Kitten Tries to Climb Milk Bottle
  • “The only way to get the milk out of the bottle is by attacking it.”

    If the above two weren’t enough of a cat video fix for your day, this one will get you there. Hehe. So cute!!!

Thor Photo of the Day:

I was putting clothes in the dryer and look who decides to jump in. (Note: all pet owners should ALWAYS double check their washer/dryers before for sneaky pets before starting it).

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