North Korean men are strongly encouraged to adopt the same haircut as their “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un, as is it believed that long hair inhibits brain activity. Apparently there is no similar edict for North Korean Women.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the winner of the “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge”. The $100,000 first prize went to the California Institute of Technology for a solar-powered toilet which turns waste into hydrogen and electricity.
On September 18th The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in Saint Andrews, Scotland will vote on finally allowing women into its hallowed club. [September 18th is also the date of the Scottish Independence referendum.]
BC Supreme Court has dismissed singer Babe Coal’s “freedom of expression” constitutional challenge; but has also ruled that her singing does not constitute “noise” and has torn up her 6 noise bylaw infraction tickets.
B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone says aboriginal tourism operators who stand to loose their livelihood because of cuts to BC Ferries Northern Routes will “just have to adapt”, revealing that attitudes haven’t changed much in the 222 years since Captain George Vancouver first sailed in!
Canada’s Supreme Court rejected Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s nomination of Marc Nadon, declaring him ineligible to sit on the Court, after a legal challenge by Rocco Galati and the province of Quebec.