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Following A Successful 'Warm-Up', London Gets Ready For The Real Games - The Paralympics!

By Bradley Smart on 08/29/2012

After hosting a spectacular 'warm-up' Olympics, Londoners are now ready for the real event - the 2012 Summer Paralympics! The 11-day competition which begins tonight and will continue until September 9th, 2012, enables athletes with disabilities ranging from mobility to blindness and even cerebral palsy, to showcase their athletic prowess in an international arena.

Happy Pi Day!

By Meera Dolasia on 03/14/2012

Happy 24th Pi Day! Yes we actually set aside a day to celebrate the numerical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, on a flat plane surface. Why today? Because while Pi has been calculated to one trillion digits past the decimal point, we all simply recognize it as 3.14, which also happens to be, today's date!

It's Saint Patrick's Day!

By Meera Dolasia on 03/17/2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The one day of the year when you can pinch your friends (not wearing green) and get away with it, run around the school yard in search of four-leaf clovers for luck and, seek out leprechauns to lead you to the elusive pot of gold. So who was this saint and how did all these fun traditions begin on the day of his death anniversary? Read on . . . .

Meet Japan's Latest Teenage Pop Star - A 3D Hologram

By Meera Dolasia on 11/18/2010

Move over Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, a new pop star has been just been born er, downloaded. Japanese teenager Hatsune Miku is young, beautiful, stylish and . . . . not real? Yes that's right, for the 16-year old, 5 ft. 2in. tall singing sensation with thousands of fans, is not a human but a 3D hologram!

Estonia's Checkers Championship Requires Superior Diving Skills

By Meera Dolasia on 01/24/2012

What has diving got to do with a board game like Checkers? A lot, if you are thinking of competing in the national Checkers championship in Janeda, Estonia. That's because, the entire tournament takes place underwater!

The Smurf Village Where Everything Is Blue - Except The Mood!

By Meera Dolasia on 12/18/2011

Juzcar, a tiny village that lies along Spain's picturesque Costa Del Sol (Sunny Coast) used to be just like all the neighboring towns - A pristine white. Then in June of 2011, folks from Sony Pictures picked this little Malaga town from a pool of 200 candidates as the venue for the world premier of their upcoming movie, Smurfs 3D, and asked to paint entire town, a Smurf Blue!

Cooking With Miranda - Eyeball Cake Pops

By Miranda Church on 10/24/2011

Looking for something deliciously spooky for your Halloween party? Look no further. The Eyeball Cake Pops that I will demonstrate today, are guaranteed to be a giant hit with all your guests. So let's get cooking!

Video Of The Week - Hilarious Royal Wedding Spoof!

By Meera Dolasia on 04/18/2011

With less than two weeks to go before Britain's Prince William ties the knot with his beautiful fiancee Kate Middleton, the world is awash in wedding fever. Therefore, it is not surprising that this spoof wedding video filmed by wireless service provider T-Mobile, has become an instant internet hit.

Cooking With Miranda - Orange Granita

By Miranda Church on 07/04/2011

If the recent heat wave has left you craving for something cool and refreshing, I have the perfect solution for you - A tangy, juicy and invigorating Orange Granita! And, like all my other recipes, it is nutritious, delicious and can be whipped up in no time at all!

Cooking With Miranda - Corn Casserole

By Meera Dolasia on 11/21/2011

While Turkey takes center stage at the Thanksgiving table, it is the sides that are the real stars. In our house we all contribute to the dinner by making a side each. This year, I am going to make this yummy corn casserole from a recipe passed on to me by my grandmother. I know it will be a success on my dinner table - Hope it is on yours too!

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