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December 21st Is Winter (Or Summer) Solstice

By Meera Dolasia on December 18, 2014
December 21st Is Winter (Or Summer) Solstice

If the sun appears to set a little earlier (or later) this Sunday, it is not your imagination. That's because depending on where you live, December 21st will be the shortest or longest day of 2014. Also known as the winter (or summer) solstice, it marks the official start of winter for the residents of the Northern Hemisphere and summer for those that live in the Southern Hemisphere.

Video Of The Week - New Yorkers Relive Childhood By Jumping On Beds

By Meera Dolasia on December 15, 2014
Video Of The Week - New Yorkers Relive Childhood By Jumping On Beds

Most adults are too consumed with their responsibilities at work and home to even think about taking a few minutes to relive simple childhood pleasures like jumping on beds. But place one in front of them and voila, they will instantly be able to recall their inner child.

Canberra Resident Creates World's Largest Christmas Lights Display . . . Again

By Meera Dolasia on December 5, 2014
Canberra Resident Creates World's Largest Christmas Lights Display . . . Again

Canberra resident David Richards is well known for his stunning Christmas light displays. In 2011, he won his first Guinness World Records title with one that featured 331,038 lights. After some New Yorkers laid claim to the title in 2012, the 'crazy Christmas lights guy', as he likes to call himself, repeated the feat in 2013 with over half a million lights and reclaimed it.

Do Cats "Rule" and Dogs "Drool" (When Drinking Liquids)? . . . You Decide!

By Kendall Costello on December 1, 2014
Do Cats "Rule" and Dogs "Drool" (When Drinking Liquids)? . . . You Decide!

Pet enthusiasts are constantly debating whether cats or dogs are superior. Now there is a report that confirms that it may be a toss-up - at least when it comes to drinking liquids. While one has figured out how to lap up liquids without as much as wetting a whisker, the other has developed a smarter technique.

Lucky Ohio Turkeys "Mac" And "Cheese" Trot Away To Retirement!

By Meera Dolasia on November 27, 2014
Lucky Ohio Turkeys "Mac" And "Cheese" Trot Away To Retirement!

Every year, two turkeys manage to escape the Thanksgiving table thanks to a special pardoning granted by the President of the United States of America. This year was no exception! On Wednesday, November 26th, President Obama used his powers to free a 49-pound turkey named "Cheese" and a lucky spare named "Mac" and allowed them to trot off to Morven Park, in Leesburg, Virginia, where they will spend the rest of their lives in blissful retirement.

Video Of The Week - The History Of Thanksgiving

By Meera Dolasia on November 24, 2014
Video Of The Week - The History Of Thanksgiving

On November 27th, North Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, an annual holiday during which families and friends get together for a scrumptious feast and reflect on all the things they are grateful for. The ancient tradition dates all the way back to 1621, when the pilgrims celebrated their first harvest with a feast that lasted for three days. While most people are aware of that, very few know that the holiday was once celebrated several times a year or that Thanksgiving as we know it today, is possible thanks to 19th century writer, Sarah Josefa Hale.

Does Oscar The Cat Have A Sixth Sense? One Doctor Certainly Thinks So

By Meera Dolasia on November 22, 2014
Does Oscar The Cat Have A Sixth Sense? One Doctor Certainly Thinks So

When the administrators of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, adopted six 'therapy' cats from an animal shelter, they had no idea that among them was one that possessed an uncanny sixth sense to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients.

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Leaves Ferrari F430 Scuderia In The Dust!

By Meera Dolasia on November 21, 2014
Rocket-Powered Bicycle Leaves Ferrari F430 Scuderia In The Dust!

With its slightly elongated frame, thick tires, normal brakes and pedals, Francois Gissy's two-wheeler looks just like any other high-end customized bike. However look closer, and you will notice a modification like none other - rocket thrusters that are filled with concentrated hydrogen peroxide that help the daredevil attain speeds that no man has reached before, on a bicycle.

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