November 24, 2010
Plumbers Always Have a Happy Thanksgiving (It's the No. 1 Sink Clogging Holiday)
The day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest of the year for residential plumbers, mainly because big holiday meal preparation and cleanup leads to lots of unwanted waste in the kitchen drain, garbage disposal and toilets.
18-Year-Old Couple Denied a Hotel Room on Their Wedding Night. Is That Right? (the Groom Is a Marine!): Save the Date: Weddings: Glamour.com
The bride, still wearing her wedding dress, and the groom, in his Marine Corps dress blues, were told that the Padre Hotel doesnt rent rooms to people younger than 21.
A/B Testing for Headlines: Now Available for WordPress » Nieman Journalism Lab
Audience data is the new currency in journalism. I don't just mean the traditional Costco buy-in-bulk kind — our readers are 52 percent male, 46 percent over $75,000 household income, 14 percent under 35, and so on. I mean data that looks at how indi...
What Is A Kanye West Ticket Worth?
As you all may have heard, Kanye West performed a secret show last night at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Tickets were priced at $100 face value. The show, as you would expect, sold out in a matter of seconds, and it was only minutes until the herds made their way over to craigslist for some grade A scalping. Well, maybe not grade A.
November 23, 2010 PCSO Super Lotto Draw Results
The PCSO SuperLotto 6/49 Game has 13,983,816 6-number combinations. This implies that a single 6-number combination has the probability of winning equivalent to 1 out of 13,983,816 or 0.000000715112384201852% chance of winning. Such probability is ob...
The Beatles Sell 2,000,000 Songs First Week On iTunes
The numbers are in. According to Billboard, the Beatles sold more than 450,000 albums and more than 2 million individual songs since the entire catalog was made available on Apple’s online music store iTunes one week ago. Now that's impressive!
November 24, 2010 PCSO Grand Lotto Draw Results
The PCSO Grand Lotto 6/55 Game will be drawn tonight, November 24. As noted in the previous post, this lotto draw has 28,989,675 6-number combinations. It implies that a single 6-number combination has the probability of winning equivalent to 1 out o...
Second Blast Ends Hope To Rescue New Zealand Miners
Sadly, this story doesn't have the same happy outcome as the recent Chilean miner rescue. The 27 miners that were trapped 5 days ago in a New Zealand mine are now believed to be dead following a second explosion. Our hearts are with all of the families and victims of this terrible tragedy.
Catalysts: the Globe and Mail’s Community Brain Trust » Nieman Journalism Lab
One of Big Existential Questions facing journalism right now is the extent to which news organizations are just that — organizations that produce news — and the extent to which they're also something more: engagers of the world, curators of human eve...
Star Wars the Old Republic: the Lost Scenes of a Star Wars: New Hope
While those scenes are interesting, its shoving too much at the viewer all too soon. Its also not the best way to introduce Lukes character or the stakes at risk. The way the actual film carries is an excellent pace. The Search for Artoo Thi...