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Company Is Working on ‘Synthetic Alcohol’ That Has None of the Negative Side-Effects of the Real ThingLondon-based GABA Labs is working on a type of synthetic alcohol called 'Alcarelle' which reportedly provides the relaxing effects of alcohol without hangovers, balance deficiencies or any of its other negative side effects. Gamma-aminobutyric acid, aka
Biggest Loch Ness monster search in decades gets underwayThe biggest search for the Loch Ness Monster in five decades got underway in the Scottish Highlands Saturday, as researchers and enthusiasts from around the world braved pelting rain to try to track down the elusive Nessie."There's not a corner of the globe you can go to where people haven't heard of Nessie, but it is still one of our biggest questions -- what is the Loch Ness Monster," said Paul Nixon, general manager of the Loch Ness Centre told AFP. "I don't know what it is.
All paws on deck: Singapore company launches luxury cat cruisesCat owners in Singapore can now take their pets on luxury sunset cruises, perfect for pampered kitties who enjoy the finer things in life. While the canines are served an onboard three-course dinner at the table, cat owners take their pets' meals home since the finicky creatures tend to turn down food when they are outside of their comfort zone.
The largest collection of sock monkeys in the world? Guinness declares it's in Long GroveGuinness World Records has made it official: Long Grove's Sock Monkey Museum is the new world record holder for the largest collection of handmade sock monkeys on the planet. A pair of Guinness representatives bestowed the honor Thursday.
Swamp soccer world cup sees teams clash in knee-deep bogThe annual swamp soccer world cup saw players this weekend fight for the ball in deep quagmires, with more than 100 teams gathered in the wetlands of central Finland."We get stuck in the swamps and we lose our shoes in the swamps and so on but we just try to get the ball to the goal," said Siri from the team Lahen Stolit, which won the women's professional category.
Hurt felines: Japanese app aims to detect cat painCats are considered lucky in Japan, and owners of the popular pets spend big on their care.Now the app "has an accuracy level of more than 90 percent", he told AFP. According to the Japan Pet Food Association, 60 percent of owners take their cat to a veterinarian at most once a year.
Inside the 'world's smallest restaurant' for just two guests | CNNSolo Per Due seats just two guests and claims to be world’s smallest restaurant. It offers a luxury experience, welcoming visitors with a candle-lit garden and a special menu. But it was born of something slightly less romantic, says the owner: rage.
Two giant rubber ducks debut in Hong Kong in bid to drive "double happiness"A pair of Rubber Ducks made a splash in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Friday, part of an art installation dubbed "Double Ducks" by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who says he hopes the ducks will bring happiness to the city.
Florida's 'Dr. Deep' resurfaces after a record 100 days living underwaterA Florida professor known as “Dr. Deep” has resurfaced after spending a record 100 days living underwater. Dr. Joseph Dituri raised his face to the sun Friday for the first time since March 1. That's when he started living in an underwater lodge for scuba divers at the bottom of a lagoon in Key Largo. His stay set a new record for living underwater without depressurization, shattering the previous mark of 73 days. Dituri says his interest was never about entering the record books but rather expanding knowledge about how the body responds to extended exposure to extreme pressure and isolation. The University of South Florida educator hopes to present findings from his experiment at a conference this fall.
Purrfect for Persians: Tehran's 'meowseum'Sprawled nonchalantly across the doorstep, a large tomcat welcomes visitors to Tehran's cat museum and cafe, a curious establishment where some 30 friendly felines roam freely throughout the exhibition space.It is a place where visitors and cats coexist peacefully in the exhibition rooms and on the cafe terrace.
Wheels in motion for next Philly Naked Bike Ride in AugustIf you're eager for another nude bike ride through the City of Brotherly Love, keep your shirt on — for now. The next Philly Naked Bike Ride is coming Aug. 26. Organizers of the annual jaunt to promote fuel conservation and positive body image said Wednesday they are holding the starting location and route under wraps and will disclose them the day before. Previous rides have zipped past Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Rocky sprinted up the steps. The 10-mile ride draws about 3,000 bikers in the buff, hoping to encourage people to bike more and embrace nudity.
Please go home! Indian firm deploys software for work-life balanceA small IT company in the central Indian city of Indore has come up with an unusual way to ensure its employees maintain a healthy work-life balance - by creating software to remind them when their shift is up and it is time to head home.
T-Rex skeleton to go under hammer in SwitzerlandA Tyrannosaurus-Rex skeleton dating back 67-million years will be auctioned in Switzerland next month, marking the first such sale in Europe, the auction house said Saturday.The sale would mark "the first time in Europe and only the third time worldwide (that) a skeleton of an entire T-Rex dinosaur of exceptional quality will be offered at auction".
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of events, new exhibits and artifacts The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has scheduled several events to celebrate Women's History Month. The events include interviews with music stars including Chaka Khan, Martina McBride and Amanda Shires plus two new exhibits.
German ice cream parlor offers cricket-flavored scoopsBERLIN (AP) — A German ice cream parlor has expanded its menu with a skin-crawling offering: cricket-flavored scoops with dried brown crickets on top. The unusual confection is available at Thomas Micolino's store in southern Germany's town of Rottenburg am Neckar, German news agency dpa reported Thursday.
Researcher begins 100-day stay at Florida underwater hotelAn underwater researcher has submerged to begin a 100-day mission in the Florida Keys, attempting to set a record for underwater human habitation at ambient pressure, as well as educating students and conducting medical and marine science research.
Home | RECORD STORE DAYRecord Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World (2023) - ReadyTripAmong the wonders of modern civilizations, roller coasters have left the deepest impression. There is no five-star amusement park today that does not have this adventure ride as its prime attraction. Often, an amusement park is known simply for the roller coaster that it offers. The fastest roller coaster in the world are scattered in different […]
The World’s Most High-Tech Stroller Is Powered by Artificial IntelligenceAI is everywhere these days, and the humble baby stroller industry is no exception. Canadian stroller maker Glüxkind is set to release the world's most advanced AI-powered baby stroller. Originally unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics