Archive | October 2013

Raising the Titanic Violin

A Violin recovered with the body of the Musician Hartly who went down with the Titanic, sells for £900,000 in auction

A Violin belonging to Titanic musician Wallace Hartley, which was recovered with his body after the ship sank, sells for £900,000 in auction

A load of crocs?

Caimans, [alligators], have invaded ponds in the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janerio. [They breed and thrive in the sewage-rich lagoons nearby. Could Alligator-wrestling be the next Olympic demonstration Sport?]

Caimans, [alligators], have invaded ponds in the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro. They breed and thrive in the sewage-rich lagoons nearby. [Could Alligator-wrestling be the next Olympic demonstration Sport?]

Abominable hair-day

Oxford geneticist claims he has solid evidence that the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman does exist after matching DNA in hair samples collected high in the Himalayas with a giant, prehistoric bear-like animal

Oxford geneticist claims he has solid evidence that the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman does exist after matching DNA in hair samples collected high in the Himalayas with a giant, prehistoric bear

Ottawa avoids Cyclones

The Canadian Government is planning to cancel the troubles Cyclone Helicopter contract and is looking at other options.

The Canadian Government seems poised to scrap the troubled 5-billion-dollar Cyclone Helicopter contract and has been considering  other options.

Minter Wonderland, farewell

The renowned Minter Gardens in Chilliwack, B.C. closed its gates forever yesterday.

The renowned 32-acre Minter Gardens, which opened near Chilliwack, B.C.  33 years ago, closed its gates forever yesterday.

“Roll” models?

A "Pediatrics" study criticizes pro athletes such as Serena Williams who are paid big fees to endorse junk food sending mixed messages to kids.

A “Pediatrics” study criticizes pro athletes such as Serena Williams who are paid big fees to endorse junk food sending mixed messages to kids.

Cranberries for the turkeys on Capitol Hill!

Farmers tend a temporary tank of cranberries set up as a promotional stunt one block from the non-functioning U.S. Capitol

Farmers tend a temporary tank of cranberries set up as a promotional stunt one block from the non-functioning U.S. Capitol

He shoots, he scores?

Andy Warhol's portrait of hockey great Wayne Gretzky is expected to fetch over $200,000 at auction. [Next up, Gretzky's portrait of Warhol?]

Andy Warhol’s portrait of hockey great Wayne Gretzky is expected to fetch over $200,000 at auction. [Next up, Gretzky’s portrait of Warhol?]

The Mad Tea-Party

Michelle Bachman, Allen West, David Koch and Ted Cruz

Michele Bachmann, Allen West, David Koch and Ted Cruz