- Pour Out A Bottle Of Ketchup For 40,000 Pounds Of Fries Destroyed In Fire
The Consumerist, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 08:48 PM
(Waterville Fire Department)These fries are a little overcooked. In a Walmart parking lot in Maine on Tuesday evening, a tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen Burger King French fries caught fire. destroying the cargo, the truck, and the dreams of the fast food-loving people of New Jersey. The spuds were on their way from New Brunswick, Canada to New Jersey, where they would ultimately be served up in Burger King restaurants.
- Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 05:17 PM
Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a group of Sherpa guides on Friday and killed 16 in the deadliest single disaster on Everest. While it is impossible to link any single event to long-term changes in the global climate, scientists say the future will likely hold more such dangers in high-altitude regions. Friday's disaster occurred at the Khumbu Icefall, long recognized as one of Everest's most dangerous spots, as the edge of the slow-moving glacier is known to crack, cave and send huge chunks of ice tumbling without warning.  as global temperatures have gone up 0.75 degrees C (1.4 degrees F) in the last century, according to the International Panel on Climate Change, studies show the Himalayas warming at a rate up to three times as high. "The more people you have living or trekking in the mountains in seemingly blind disregard for a changing hazard environment, the more catastrophes you'll have," he said Wednesday in a telephone interview. The Sherpas who died on Friday were some of today's most skilled Everest climbers, underlining the fact that experience is no guarantee of safety, even if better gear and oxygen-breathing equipment have helped reduce some dangers. " the trail is full of bare and exposed rock," he said, making it harder for climbers to gain footholds with their spiky metal crampons meant for digging into ice.
- FDA panel rejects drug that combines morphine, oxycodone
New York Daily News, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 01:48 PM
Federal health advisers have unanimously rejected an experimental pain pill that combines two common opioids, oxycodone and morphine.
- Amazon Prime Scores HBO Programming (But Not Game Of Thrones)
The Consumerist, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 10:47 AM
Sorry Sansa, you’ll have to keep subscribing to HBO if you want to watch Game of Thrones online… but you’ll finally be able to catch up on True Blood. For years, HBO has resisted making its library of original programming — shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, True Blood, Deadwood, etc.
- Astronauts Hope to Protect Earth from a Killer Asteroid with the Launch of Sentinel Satellite
Inhabitat, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 08:47 AM
It may seem like a city-destroying asteroid is just the stuff of sci-fi novels, but new research reveals that the Earth is far more vulnerable to asteroid impacts than we ever though possible. In fact, a group of scientists say that we are ten times more likely to experience a collision than was previously believed, and that avoiding a serious collision has just been a matter of dumb luck.
- 5 Milwaukee museums offer free, reduced admission
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 05:01 AM
Five Milwaukee museums are offering free or reduced admission to help promote each other. They are part of the Milwaukee Museum Mile, which includes five small and medium museums located within a mile of each other along Lake Michigan. The museums are the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Charles Allis Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art at St.
- Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region
Sacramento Bee, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 03:00 AM
Upcoming fundraising events include an Emerald City-themed Vintage 2014.
- Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts opens on mild, sun-splashed day
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 10:47 PM
BY DAVE CATHEY, Food EditorOn a sun-splashed afternoon, large crowds moved through opening day of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s 2014 Festival of the Arts where, as usual, the forecast was a hot topic. The annual question is when, rather than if, it will rain.
- This Basket Of Flowers Is Okay, But Not What I Ordered
The Consumerist, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 08:47 PM
Someone Cathy is close to is in the hospital with a shattered femur, which sounds extremely unpleasant. To cheer this person up, cathy sent some flowers through FTD. The flowers are pretty enough, but Cathy doesn’t think they’re what she ordered. <!–more– Here's what she thought she had ordered, next to what showed up at the hospital: Let’s look on the bright side, at least: the popularity of mobile phone photography means that you can snap a picture of a flower arrangement to confirm to the sender that you received it.
- Louvered Wallaby House Maxmimizes Space and Energy Efficiency on Australia’s Sunshine Coast
Inhabitat, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 06:47 PM
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- Indianapolis Museum of Art sponsors nature drawing
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 04:00 AM
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is sponsoring an online drawing competition for digital pieces inspired by the institution's collections and gardens. First, guests explore the museum's galleries and one of its nature parks, which include gardens, woods, wetlands and a 35-acre lake.
- Your Brain Wasn't Meant for This Craziness!....Great Article.
Reddit, Monday - 04/21/2014 - 07:55 PM
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