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Monthly Archive for September, 2011
How’d you like to bite into a hot dog and get a mouthful of glass? Here’s a story that probably should have broken BEFORE labor day. The Department of Agriculture recently filled a New York Times’ reporter’s 2009 request for complaints lodged against hot dog manufacturers. The 64 resulting reports are unappetizing, with claims of [...] [Read More]
What does the U.S. Open have in common with the “The Seven Year Itch”? Both were harassed by pervy gusts. Like Marilyn Monroe in the the ’50s film, Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams – playing in a quarterfinals match Tuesday – had to contend with blasts of wind that threatened to cause wardrobe malfunctions. Ivanovic [...] [Read More]
An unmanned spaceship funded by Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos failed during a test flight last week, in a mishap described by the Wall Street Journal as an illustration of “the dramatic risks of private space ventures.” Bezos wrote about the misfire Friday on the website of Blue Origin, the Kent-based company he [...] [Read More]