PAGE 2 NEWS: Sept. 23 – Oct. 3, 2011
Strange Particles May Travel Faster than Light, Breaking Laws of Physics
Nothing goes faster than the speed of light. At least, we didn’t think so. New results from the CERN laboratory in Switzerland seem to break this cardinal rule of physics, calling into question one of the most trusted laws discovered by Albert Einstein…..
Boy finds 30-year-old human fingers in jar
PARIS (Reuters) – A French schoolboy has dug up a glass jar containing severed human fingers preserved in alcohol which police believe may belong to a local carpenter who lost four digits in an accident 30 years ago. The boy, aged seven, made the gruesome discovery…..
Great board games you can play in under an hour
As much as we all love Monopoly, Risk, and Axis & Allies, sitting down for a three- or four-hour board gaming session isn’t always on the cards. Whether you’re squeezing in a quick few rounds after putting the kids to bed, grabbing a session during your lunch hour, or looking for a warm-up game….
10 Things That Make Your Home a Target for Thieves
A home is robbed every 14.6 seconds and the average dollar loss per burglary is $2,119, according to statistics just released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And that’s the good news because burglaries were down slightly in 2010 compared to 2009……
Is this chicken too sexy? PETA thinks so.
The “pin-up” style photo of a raw chicken lounging seductively ran in Wednesday’s food section of the New York Times along with a story on the appeal of crispy, savory chicken skin. Now the animal cruelty prevention organization is aiming their laser-beam target at the old gray lady…..
Southern California’s rare squid invasion a bizarre nighttime spectacle
The rare invasion of perhaps millions of large and ravenous squid off Southern California has been more like a blitz, with the slithery cephalopods showing first off San Diego (last week) and advancing at least as far north as Santa Barbara (this week).This has sent anglers clambering onto fishing boats for a truly wet and wild experience,….
Runner carries injured foe half mile to help in middle of race
Josh Ripley didn’t have to stop. Running in a recent cross country meet for Andover (Minn.) High, the junior varsity runner was making his way through the trail at the Applejack Invite when he heard a loud scream during the first mile of a two-mile race. Most of the other kids running didn’t pay much attention….
Would you trust Phil Mickelson this much?
Say this for Phil Mickelson: he’s got confidence in his own abilities. Hitting a lob shot over someone standing just a few feet away, and that man, Roger Cleveland, is the person who built the wedge for you? Yeah, I wouldn’t recommend you try this one at home. Bravo, Phil……
Monster blue marlin caught after 28-hour battle off Cabo San Lucas
Some reports listed the weight of a blue marlin landed Sunday off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at an eye-popping 1,213 pounds, a record for the resort destination. Others claimed the behemoth fell short of “grander” status, weighing only 972 pounds on a marina scale……
Amazing Treehouse Homes
Treehouses are no longer just for child’s play. While they still do serve as playhouses for lucky kids, they’ve taken on new functions as private home offices or studios, as elevated guest quarters, and as hotel accommodations, as well. Some are real houses that just happen to be located in trees….
First Camaro ZL1 Goes for $250,000
The first Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 garnered a cool quarter-mil when it went across the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas over the weekend. The most powerful version of the Chevy muscle car ever built will reach showrooms early next year at a decidedly more affordable price – anticipated to be somewhere around $50,000. But….
World’s Best Airlines
Tired fliers often think about how nice it would be to stretch out across a whole row of economy-class seats and take a nap. But let’s face it: airline seats were simply not designed for napping. That is, until Air New Zealand introduced its “Sky Couch,” with flip-up seats created for just that purpose…..
World’s Most-Visited Tourist Attractions
Ever heard of Everland or Lotte World? Most Americans have never planned a trip to these South Korean theme parks, yet they rank among the world’s 50 most-visited tourist attractions—beating out the Great Pyramids (4 million), the Taj Mahal (3 million), and Stonehenge (1 million). And there are more surprises…..
The World’s Most Incredible Bridges
Starting with simple logs from fallen trees or a few stones strategically placed across a stream, bridges and humans have had a long history. Many are designed exclusively for people on foot or on bike; others are for use by cars, boats or trains. Some bridges connect continents; others are known….
10 Best Places You’ve Never Heard Of
There are precious few spots that are both off the grid and out of this world. We asked a dozen professional globe-trotters to take us to their most secret hideaways. Lamprey’s favorite destination is quiet Saint-Sauvant (population: 517), in the heart of cognac country: “It’s my fantasy version of France.” Saint-Sauvant is a quintessential 14th-century village…..
The Incredible Tree-Climbing Goats of Morocco
Before you jump to conclusions: no, these were not created by a bored geek in Photoshop. Amazingly, these uncanny animals are actually real: they climb the Argan trees of Morocco in search of food, which is otherwise sparse in the region. Over time they have become not only able to climb trees but downright adept at the art….
Classic Cars and Stars
Old time movie stars with their great rides. Sophia Loren… Rita Hayworth… Joan Crawford… Jean Harlow… James Stewart… Ginger Rogers… Clark Gable… Clara Bow…