World War II documents have been put on exhibit at the British Library that reveal to the public how Prime Minister Winston Churchill tried to draw Americans into the fight against the Nazis in March 1941, the BBC reports. Continue reading
Researchers in Britain have “found that, for men, mean consumption (of booze) rose sharply during adolescence, peaked at around 25 years at (about 13 drinks) per week, and then declined and plateaued during mid-life, before declining from around 60 years. A similar trajectory was seen for women, but with lower overall consumption (a high of a little less than 4 drinks per week), according to a study in BMC Medicine.
The Washington Post’s Wonkblog has very kindly illustrated the numbers so we can see just how Britons seem to ride the bar rollercoaster.
There’s so much ice in the Massachusetts Bay, a “once-in-a-generation” event has occurred, according to Eric Fisher, the chief meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Boston.
“Human-size icebergs” on the Cape Cod National Seashore, exclaimed DAPIXARA, the local photographer whose pictures of the phenomenon have gone global via social media.
The giant chunks of ice are melting, Fisher assures his viewers.
Consider it Russia’s answer to Angie’s List.
Several dozen businesses in Moscow are trying to appeal to the customer who doesn’t want to wreck her “killer manicure,” according to the Moscow Times. But instead of referring to their employees as handymen, they offer a “husband for an hour.” Continue reading
The father of the GOP’s 2012 presidential hopeful took a stand for justice 50 years ago. Michigan Gov. George Romney “led 10,000 persons in a 10-block march in Detroit,” the New York Times reported on its March 10, 1965, front page. Continue reading
Old, handpainted postcards reveal the past in its pristine glory — a world as it should have been, without soot belching from mills or horns honking or gray skies. Continue reading
An Italian doctor says that within two years he will perform a body transplant, in which the head of a living person would be moved onto a donor body. Continue reading
Yo! Want some snow?
Well, you might not want any, but think about those poor, deprived kids in Miami or L.A. basking in the winter sun who’ve never been able to have a snowball fight.
An entrepreneur near Boston, which has now gotten a record-breaking 100 inches+ of snow, has figured out how to make money off of Mother Nature: He’ll overnight a shipment of the white stuff for only $89, Boston.com reports. Continue reading