Page 2 News: March 28, 2012 – April 4, 2012
Giant, 9-pound Gambian rats invading Florida Keys
When it comes to giant rat infestations, New York gets all the attention. But a breed of giant Gambian rats have been rapidly reproducing in the Florida Keys despite a decade-long effort to wipe them out. KeysNet reports the invasive African native species first began showing up between 1999-2001 after a local exotic animal breeder released eight of the rats into the wild…..
Wreck spills cash, candy on Canada highway
Thousands of wrecks happen every day on highways around the world. It’s safe to say most aren’t like the one that happened Wednesday in northern Ontario, when a collision and resulting pileup spilled millions of dollars of cash and candy onto a Canadian highway. The wreck happened when a Brinks truck struck a rock outcropping near Kirkland Lake. Much like the Titanic, the rock ripped open the side of the truck…..
This floating movie theater might just be the coolest place on Earth
Movie theaters are inherently awesome places to be on their own, evoking memories of past big-screen adventures and nights spent eating popcorn and candy for supper. For a new film festival in Thailand called Film on the Rocks Yao Noi, an outdoor cinema was constructed in the most unlikely of places: right on top of the water. And it just might be the most amazing place you could ever want to watch a movie…..
The best readers’ comments on Mega Millions
The Mega Millions $640 million jackpot produced three winning tickets on Friday night. After the drawing, as the nation began to settle down from its lottery frenzy, thousands of Yahoo! readers commented on not beating the odds in order to strike it rich. Some of the comments were hilarious, others showed honesty. And, as always, a few were a little too disturbing for general consumption…..
Bizarre “King of Wasps” Found in Indonesia
A new species of giant, venomous wasp has been found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (map), scientists say. The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) black insects are shrouded in mystery—all of the wasp specimens caught so far have been dead. “I’m not certain any researcher has ever seen one alive, but they are very bizarre-looking,” said study co-author Lynn Kimsey, an entomologist at the University of California…..
Nike sues Reebok over Tebow replica jerseys
Well, Tim Tebow’s name is everywhere else in New York … why shouldn’t it be in Nike Inc v. Reebok International, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York No. 12-2275? That’s the official name of the complaint filed by sportswear giant Nike against sportswear giant Reebok. Nike, who becomes the official manufacturer of NFL merchandise and player apparel on April 1, claims that Reebok…..
Eric Clapton’s one-off $4.75 million Ferrari SPC-12 EPC
This video captured in London a couple of days ago is about as close as anyone not related to guitar god Eric Clapton may get to this car: a one-off Ferrari built exclusively for Clapton. If you want to know why the world’s wealthiest buyers chase Ferraris, here’s one good reason.Dubbed the SPC-12 EPC (for special project car, number 12, Eric Patrick Clapton) the car began as a regular Ferrari 458 Italia…..
How often do you really need to change motor oil?
Do you change your oil every 3,000 miles? The majority of drivers on the road have been bombarded by advertising that recommends changing their car’s oil every 3,000 miles, but the truth is that interval is no longer really necessary. Yes, engine oil does get dirty, and when that happens, it can clog engine parts, but if you’re driving a car that’s less than five years old, you’re probably wasting money…..
Future cars worth waiting for
We’ve worked the phones, lit up our e-mail accounts, and tapped our sources to deliver intelligence on the hottest vehicles in the pipeline. They’re all here, including Chevy’s secretive C7 Corvette, the next BMW M3, the ninth-generation Honda Accord, and many, many more. Read on to get the inside scoop on the 10 future cars most worth waiting for…..
Europe’s Most Secret Villages
There’s no better place to vacation under the radar than in a secret European village. On winding cobblestoned streets you can easily lose yourself in centuries-old charm and fall into step with slower-paced locals. Here are 10 enchanting villages most U.S. travelers haven’t yet stumbled upon. Taken from the Moors by Portugal’s first king in 1148, Obidos is a medieval fortress and walled village that you enter…..
World’s Longest Flights
“Are we there yet?” usually issues from the mouths of children. But aboard these 11 flights, even the adults pester flight attendants with such questions. U.S. News Travel sought out the most painstakingly long journeys in the sky. While some people measure length by mileage, we believe the flight’s duration is much more important to travelers. After all, you only want to be stuck on a plane with strangers for so long…..
America’s Best Spring Drives
Remember when Dorothy dozes off among scarlet poppies in “The Wizard of Oz?” Well, those vivid flowers weren’t just a figment of Hollywood magic. Similar poppies set California’s Antelope Valley ablaze in spring, luring road-trippers from L.A. and beyond. The arrival of spring inspires us to break out from winter’s hibernation and embrace the fresh outdoors. A road trip naturally satisfies that spontaneous travel urge…..
Homes inspired by nature
While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside. Some homes are designed with prominent features that bring the outdoors in. This is not simply a matter of throwing together a few house plants, or including lots of windows and sliding glass doors or planning for a stone accent wall or some exposed wooden beams…..
Rock star homes
Musicians often have humble beginnings to their careers, sometimes playing on a subway platform or performing on the street for spare change. For the lucky ones who attain super stardom, they can afford previously unheard-of luxuries. And some of them buy star-worthy homes. This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond…..
10 Unique Neighborhood Coffee Shops
Whether dark roast, light roast, with milk or black, no matter how you take your morning cup, you are part of a worldwide community of java drinkers that have made coffee one of the world’s top-traded agricultural commodities. For as many coffee drinkers as there are in the country, it seems there are just as many coffee shops, from international chains to the coffee house on the corner…..
National Geographic: Your Shot
National Geographic highlights the top photos from users in its ongoing gallery called Your Shot. Here are some of the best from this week: This frog has a beautiful color. He likes climbing and sometimes makes a funny move.