Can someone, who is clearly smarter than I am, please explain how the below times are different?
Venezuela is importing 50 million rolls of toilet paper due to a toilet paper shortage.
One supermarket visited by The Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread.
“I’ve been looking for it for two weeks,” said Cristina Ramos. “I was told that they had some here and now I’m in line.”
I guess now’s the time to start looking into that three shells thing?
While attempting to rescue a cat stuck in a tree, an NYPD officer got stuck in the tree and had to be rescued by the FDNY. Reread that to make sure you get the full effect of it.
Then Natto’s colleague put out a call for assistance from the FDNY.
Sources said dispatchers asked him to repeat what was going on — since they couldn’t believe what they were hearing.
When firefighters arrived, “they didn’t go straight to helping him,” Giuong said. “They all gathered around and laughed at him. They took their time just crowding around. It seemed the officer was enjoying himself.”
Stories like this make the Post, and me, very giddy.
What happens to all those Olympic venues when the athletes leave? io9 has a collection of photographs of some of the abandoned Olympic buildings.
The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and anything else the games demand. While some of the buildings are repurposed after the athletes depart, others are left to rot.
I love destruction porn.
Business Insider charted the cost of beer at each of the MLB ballparks.
The most expensive beers in MLB can be found in Washington where Nationals fans have to pay at least $8.25 for a beer for the privilege of watching Bryce Harper. The Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks have the cheapest beers ($4.00).
The chart they present is what you actually have to pay to buy a beer at the various ballparks. I took the data and massaged it a little bit to see who has the most expensive beer per pint. Turns out it’s the Boston Red Sox at nearly $10 a pint. $10!
Hate doing laundry? MeUndies sells a 365-pack of boxer briefs.
Your eyes aren’t lying to you: we went there. MeUndies now truly offers the ultimate in convenience. That’s right, when you pick up this 365 pack, you now have a different pair of underwear for every single day of the year. We dare you.
What happens if it’s a leap year?
A few photos from a recent trip to Belmont Park.
Washington state will rewrite state laws using gender neutral terms.
The new gender-neutral references, for example, include “journey-level plumber” instead of “journeyman plumber,” “handwriting” in place of “penmanship,” and “signal operator” for “signalman.”
Civil engineering terms such as “man hole” and “man lock,” also will not be changed because no common-sense substitutes could easily be found, Thiessen said.
I think Newspeak started out in a similar way.
An app warns people in Iceland if they are too closely related…for sex.
So far it’s drawing rave reviews, with a 4.5 out of 5 rating on the Google Play store. One user who commented on the app’s website only regretted that it wasn’t released a little earlier: “If I would have had this app last year,” he wrote, “I probably wouldn’t have gone home with my cousin.”
The New Yorker has an interactive graph that plots the median income of each stop on each line of the NYC subway.
It’s amazing how much the change is from one stop to the next. Take the A train for example…look at the jump between Fulton and Chambers.
Basketball is not one of my favorite sports. Generally speaking, the season is too long, teams don’t really play defense, scoring is too easy, and, when games are close at the end, the losing team constantly fouls the winning team to try and preserve clock time — what could be the most exciting part of the game is reduced to abject drudgery.
The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, also known as ”March Madness”, can be very exciting due to it’s single-elimination format, however, the way they play the last few minutes of close games mars an otherwise enjoyable experience.
I know it works once in a while, but that doesn’t make it fun to watch.
As the NCAA tournament got closer this year, I began to wonder just how long, on average, the last two minutes of a game actually takes to play, and if the closeness of the score matters. So, during the tournament, I got out my trusty stopwatch (last seen during Super Bowl XLIV) and timed the last two minutes of as many games as I could.
A study has found that men who play Xbox are better in bed than those who play PlayStation or Wii.
When the results were broken down, it emerged that Xbox players had been rated the highest by their partners, with 54 per cent of Xbox gamers being described as ‘good’ or above and 22 per cent being regarded as ‘excellent’.
I primarily play Xbox because the controller is more comfortable for my large hands. Just leaving that out there.
This past October I finally made the decision that it was time to buy a new TV. At the time my TV had been developing a black “smudge” in the picture in the upper right that had been growing over the years and was about to take over almost two-thirds of the entire right side. The TV was a 32″ 720p LCD HDTV and I was finding some things a little difficult to read on the screen, which may be more about my eyesight than the size of the TV.
From October through January I researched, compared, tested, and made a “final decision” about 10 times before finally pulling the trigger and purchasing a new TV in late January. It was the most stressful purchase I’ve ever made in my life, and I hope I don’t have to purchase another new TV for at least 10 years.
Funny or Die parodies American Psycho staring Huey Lewis and Weird Al Yankovic.
This just may be the greatest thing I have ever seen.
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled the world and photographed kids with their toys.
Yet even children worlds apart share similarities when it comes to the function their toys serve. Galimberti talks about meeting a six-year-old boy in Texas and a four-year-old girl in Malawi who both maintained their plastic dinosaurs would protect them from the dangers they believed waited for them at night – from kidnappers and poisonous animals respectively.
Do NOT mess with the kid from Ukraine.