Exclusive from Harrods in London, this baby stroller represents “the finest in British design, engineering, craftsmanship and luxury. Now the legendary sports car marque and the company that invented the modern baby carriage have come together in a unique and unprecedented collaboration.
Issued in a worldwide limited edition of just 800 pieces, the Silver Cross Surf is the world’s most outstanding contemporary baby travel system. Built on the precision-engineered Surf chassis and crafted from selected high-tech luxury materials, it cocoons and protects like no other. It’s the perfect choice for parents who want to experience the very best with their baby right from day one.”
I mean…wow. For those who weren’t aware, a meteorite weighing approximately 10 metric tons streaked across the sky at around 33,000 km/h (19 miles/second) earlier today and exploded about 30 km above the ground near Chelyabinsk, Russia. The resulting sonic boom injured over 1,000 people (through shattered glass and such) but no deaths were reported.
Also known as the Great Molasses Flood, a large molasses storage tank burst in 1919 and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets of Boston at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150. As the temperature was a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the 2,300,000 gallons of this sweetener rushed through the city unhindered in a wave between 8 and 15 feet high.
Some say that on hot summer days, the neighborhoods effected still smell like molasses. Goes to show that everything can be dangerous. Even delicious, delicious molasses.
And by ridiculous, I mean ridiculously amazing! These are water-depth charts…in three dimensions using beautifully laser-cut wood. They’re designed by a husband-and-wife team from Michigan and created by a family business overseas. I can’t seem to find info on that (if anyone could dig it up, that’d be great). That doesn’t detract with their beauty, though.
For six years, Capitan has been watching guard over his master, Miguel Guzman. Unfortunately, Mr. Guzman passed away back in 2006. The German Shepard had reportedly run away after his master died but was found one week later sitting by his grave in Argentina. The family says Miguel adopted Capitan in 2005 for his son, Damien. Even stranger, the family has never brought Capitan to the cemetery prior to finding him there.
In memory of the Salvation Army giving free donuts (or doughnuts if you’re outside New England) to World War I soldiers, Nation Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June! Great for my taste buds, bad for my waistline. Want to learn more about this awesome day? Visit DonutDayUSA.com. They even have a way to locate your nearest free donut vendor!
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, “Mmmm…donuts…”
Many celebrities develop a taste for fine food. Given where they work, what they make, and the proximity to famous chefs and restaurants it’s pretty much a given and Mr. Pierce is no exception. As a native of New Orleans, LA he has always been around fantastic food. Oftentimes such celebrities open or become stakeholders in a new restaurant in order to continue their culinary adventures; who could blame them, really? But here is where Pierce is the exception to the rule: instead of haute cuisine, Pierce is helping his struggling community by giving them access to something many people take for granted: easy access to affordable fresh food. Since the Katrina disaster hit New Orleans in 2005 many of the established grocers have not re-opened in town or have relocated to wealthier neighborhoods. Enter Sterling Farms.
How many times have you gone into a business and thought to yourself “You know, I could run this place better than these guys.” Well, thinking that is all well and good by 52-year old James B. Summers took it one step further. It seems Mr. Summers walked into a local Denny’s, dressed in a maroon tie and trenchcoat holding a briefcase, declared he was the new manager and started to cook himself a burger.
The tiny village of Sobeto, Spain has only 250 people and has been struggling with the ravages of both Spain’s downturned economy and a severe drought. Despair was so high that many residents considered not taking part of Spain’s Christmas lottery – known as El Gordo or The Fat One – despite being a tradition. During trying times it’s easy to understand the frustration at putting the rare amount of coin you do have into something so unlikely as your country’s largest lottery. But they did it anyway and it seemed their time had come. Every household in this close-knit community got to share in the $950 million winnings, the largest pot ever.