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The 'Last Great Race On Earth' Has Begun!

By Meera Dolasia on March 8, 2010
The 'Last Great Race On Earth' Has Begun!

Iditarod, the world famous trail sled dog race, kicked off amidst much fanfare from downtown Anchorage, last Saturday. Now in its 38th year, the race attracted 71 teams comprising of a musher (sled dog team leader) and a crew of between 12-16 dogs.

Coming Soon - A 'Green' Ferrari

By Meera Dolasia on March 7, 2010
Coming Soon - A 'Green' Ferrari

While Ferrari's are known and admired for many things, environmental friendliness is not one of them. That however changed last week, when the Italian car company introduced its first 'green'  high-performance vehicle at the prestigious Geneva Car Show.

Secret Millionaire Leaves $7MM USD For Her Alma Mater

By Meera Dolasia on March 6, 2010
Secret Millionaire Leaves $7MM USD For Her Alma Mater

During her entire 100-year life, Lake Forest resident, Grace Groner was known as a gentle frugal woman, who lived in a one-bedroom cottage, shopped at rummage sales and never even owned a car. Now, a few months after her death, the world has recognized her for what she really was - An amazingly big-hearted secret millionaire.

And The 'Oscars' For The Best Toys Go To . . . . .

By Meera Dolasia on March 5, 2010
And The 'Oscars' For The Best Toys Go To . . . . .

While everybody knows that the Oscars for the movies will be awarded this Sunday, very few people realize that the 'Oscar' awards for something more important (In our view) - Best Toys of The Year', have already been handed out, two weeks ago, at a grand gala, held by the Toy Industry Association in New York City. 

Clothing Store Turns Shopping On Its Head - Literally!

By Meera Dolasia on March 4, 2010
Clothing Store Turns Shopping On Its Head - Literally!

If you have been to a Gap clothing store in Vancouver, Canada lately, you may have noticed that they seem a little different - kind of upside down! In case you are wondering, it's not a mistake, but the start of their new marketing campaign.

Skyaking - The New Extreme Sport?

By Meera Dolasia on March 4, 2010
Skyaking - The New Extreme Sport?

We have all seen kayakers do crazy things while firmly grounded on water, but paddling 13,000 feet in the skies? That is definitely something new! Welcome to a new extreme sport, called Skyaking!

Days Seem Shorter? Blame It On the Chilean Earthquake!

By Meera Dolasia on March 3, 2010
Days Seem Shorter? Blame It On the Chilean Earthquake!

If your days seem to be going by faster since the Chilean earthquake, it's probably because they have become a little shorter - by about 1.26 millionth of a second or a little more than a microsecond!

A 'Fishy' Downpour In Australia

By Meera Dolasia on March 3, 2010
A 'Fishy' Downpour In Australia

Last week, residents of the remote town of Lajamanu in Northern Australia, were treated to an unusual downpour - hundreds of small Spangled Perch falling from the skies!

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