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Monthly Archive for April, 2012
A white dorsal fin among a pod of orca whales swimming off the coast of Russia is believed to be that of the first all-white adult orca spotted by scientists, the BBC reported. The rare creature, nicknamed Iceberg, was found by the Far East Russia Orca Project. “We’ve seen another two white orcas in Russia [...] [Read More]
Want to dream bigger? If you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, help is here. A 99-cent app called Sigmund, from Iris Sky Labs and developed at Harvard University and MIT, is designed to influence the content of your dreams, according to its tout on iTunes. You influence the content of your dreams by [...] [Read More]
Fearless Chinese beekeeper She Ping attempted a new world record last week, covering himself in a 73 lb. bee suit – an estimated 331,000 bees total. According to China Daily, local media reported that Ping had smashed the previous Chinese record of 53 lbs., set in 2008. But Ping’s taste of sweet victory didn’t last. As the [...] [Read More]
Metta World Peace has been ejected for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head. [Read More]
Sweden’s minister for culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, has faced criticism after photos were released of her slicing into a cake formed into a stereotypical image of a black woman meant to symbolize female circumcision in Africa. The performance piece, which was part of World Art Day at the Moderna Museet in Sweden, included a portion [...] [Read More]
There will be a little less protein in that strawberry Frappucino this summer. Starbucks announced Thursday it will stop using insects as a food colorant in their rosy-hued drinks and foods in the wake of protests by vegetarians. “After a thorough, yet fastidious, evaluation, I am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected [...] [Read More]