Well, it wasn’t by accident that he chose the name Francis, the patron saint of animals.
During a papal audience in November, Pope Francis tried to comfort a boy whose dog had died, the New York Times reports, by telling him: “One day we will see our animals again in eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all Godâ€™s creatures.” Continue reading
FBI agents used to be book and movie critics, according to just released bureau files.
Nearly nine months after the release of Dr. No in 1963, the first big movie to feature “Bond, James Bond,” the FBI slapped down a request from one of the producers of the blockbuster franchise. Continue reading
Although the Chinese (population 1,355,692,576, in the CIA’s July estimate) drank the most beer (14 billion gallons) this year, Czechs consumed the most (37 gallons) per person, The Telegraph reports. Americans lagged behind, lapping up a mere 19 gallons per head, which means we didn’t even make the Top 10 (see below). Continue reading
Everybody say, “Aww!” Continue reading
Don’t expected to see the “smoking permitted” light to flash the next time you fly.
But Boeing does hope to make tobacco part of regular flights.
The aircraft manufacturer is working on biofuel experiments. A new type of tobacco seeds may provide the jet fuel of the future, Smithsonian Magazine reports.
The plant, which is being grown in South Africa, produces oily, nicotine-less seeds that can be converted into aviation biofuel, according to SkyNRG, the company that’s working with Boeing and several airlines, including Air Canada, Qantas and KLM.