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Go Ahead And Indulge - It's National Ice Cream Month!

By Meera Dolasia on July 2, 2015
Go Ahead And Indulge - It's National Ice Cream Month!

Love ice cream? Then you are going to be pleased to hear that July is National Ice Cream month. The month-long homage to everyone's favorite dessert is not a ploy by corporations to sell more ice cream, but one put into effect by President Ronald Reagan.

The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

By Kimberly Solis on June 30, 2015
The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

Any designer worth his/her salt can create a chic wedding gown using silk, satin or chiffon. But to craft one from a few rolls of toilet paper takes some talent. That, however, is exactly what the ten finalists of the 11th Annual "Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest" showcased on June 17, 2015.

Italy Serves Up World's Longest Pizza At Expo Milano 2015

By Meera Dolasia on June 29, 2015
Italy Serves Up World's Longest Pizza At Expo Milano 2015

On June 21st, the 30,000 visitors that attended the Expo Milano 2015, a six month-long Universal Exhibition that is currently going on in Milan, Italy, were in for a special treat - a slice of the world's longest pizza! Measuring 1.59545 kilometers or just under a mile, the delicious pie that extended across 800 tables handily surpassed the previous record holder - a 1.1415-kilometre-long pizza made by Spanish chefs in 2011.

Meet Gavin Munro, The Man Who Grows Furniture

By Kimberly Solis on June 25, 2015
Meet Gavin Munro, The Man Who Grows Furniture

Some people like to grow fruits, others prefer to focus on vegetables. Then there is Gavin Munro, who is partial to cultivating furniture. No, he is not a scientist with a crazy idea, but an ordinary man who is living his dream of growing "green" chairs!

Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

By Meera Dolasia on June 23, 2015
Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

Most people think about donating blood. However, very few actually do it. According to experts though almost 50% of the US population can be counted as potential blood donors less than 10% ever give. What's worse is that even the most consistent ones donate an average of just three to four times during their lifetime. Though these statistics pertain to the US, the situation is similar worldwide. Now the officials in Sweden are trying to to reverse the trend with the help of modern-day technology.

Prepare To Celebrate The Longest (Or Shortest) Father's Day!

By Meera Dolasia on June 21, 2015
Prepare To Celebrate The Longest (Or Shortest) Father's Day!

If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may want to plan extensive activities to keep dad entertained this Father's Day. That's because June 21st happens to be the start of summer and the longest day of the year. Also known as summer 'solstice' - a Latin word for 'sun stands still', it is the day when the tilt of the Earth's semi axis, in the northern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the sun.

Wind And Solar Powered Ecocapsule Allows Thrill-Seekers To Live Off The Grid

By June Liu on June 19, 2015
Wind And Solar Powered Ecocapsule Allows Thrill-Seekers To Live Off The Grid

Recreation Vehicles (RV's) or mobile homes are an excellent way to travel around the world and experience life like a local. It is no wonder that they are getting increasingly popular not just with vacationers but also retirees and seasonal workers. The only drawbacks are that these gas-guzzling homes on wheels are not very environmentally friendly and also somewhat restrictive. That's because they depend on the grid for water and electricity.

Forming Cliques Is Not Just A Human Trait - Baboons Do It Too!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on June 16, 2015
Forming Cliques Is Not Just A Human Trait - Baboons Do It Too!

The human tendency to gravitate towards people that are similar to them starts early. In school-age children, the behavior called homophily, or 'love of the same' often has to do with how others dress or act. Adults tend to form groups based on social stature, professions or personalities. Turns out that forming cliques and shutting out those that are "different" is not just a human trait. South Africa's Chacma or Cape baboons display similar tendencies as well!

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