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This is pretty powerful… or at least, it makes you think! Watching these straight people react to being asked a question that gay people have been asked forever is pretty delightful.
If only more people were this empathetic and understanding…
Do you think a flight is a good place to flirt and make a love connection? Airline Virgin America thinks so!
They just launched a new service that allows flyers to use the existing on-demand food ordering system to send a drink, snack or meal to another passenger after locating them on the digital seat map. Not just that, you can then follow it up with a text message!
Sir Richard Bronson talks about the service in a fun silly little video:
Virgin America introduced the service on all of its U.S. flights. Maybe I should fly Virgin Atlantic on my way to Hawaii this summer… find a date for my friend’s wedding!
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is really changing the way we are seeing the world by being so prominent on social media and such a great public relation guy!
This past week, he performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth.
So what happens if you wring a wet washcloth in space? I did not expect this… Take a look:
How cool is that?!
So cute, you might not want to bite into them!
It’s a simple enough idea, and of course it’s hardly the first time that anyone has done this with some fruit. But you’ve got to credit Farmer Gao with coming up with a design that consumers will be attracted to. And Chinese consumers tend to bite when it comes to this ‘good luck’ jazz.
They are selling like hotcakes! He’s doing so well that he now hopes to take them overseas. I hope it happens, I would love to bite into one of these and I think kids would love them too!
You can adopt highways and you can adopt parks… Now, you can adopt a cardinal!
115 cardinals are now gathered in Rome & will begin their conclave tomorrow to elect the new pope to succeed Benedict the 16th. Ahead of that, the Vatican gave its official blessing to a website called Adopt a Cardinal, set up by a German Catholic youth organization. Visitors to the site can enter their name and email address, and Adopt a Cardinal will send them the name and information about a randomly selected cardinal-elector.Your own Cardinal!!
The site’s goal is for people who “adopt” a cardinal to support that person with prayer and intercession during the conclave and for three days after the election of the new pope.Who knows… maybr through your prayers, your very own Cardinal will become the next pope!
Other sites rounded up by The Week for some fun with the papal election:
- Fantasy Conclave, a play on fantasy baseball: http://fantasyconclave.com/
- Pope Madness 2013 and Sweet Sistine, both based on March Madness-style brackets: http://popebracket.com/ and http://tinyurl.com/a78q4s8
#1. Milk a cow
#2. Fly a plane
#3. Spend the night in a haunted house
#4. Participate in a marathon or triathlon
#5. Donate blood
#6. Be a firefighter
#7. Pull off a magic trick
#8. Have my own tv show!
#9. Roller Derby
#10. Learn to skateboard
#11. Learn to dance (rumba, tango…)
#12. Learn to throw a good kick
#13. Learn moves on a pole / Pole fitness
#14. Hit a homerun
#15. Try fencing
#16. Learn to juggle (more than 3…)
#17. Be a mascot / princess
#18. Send a message in a bottle
#19. Hot air balloon
#21. Kiss in the pouring rain
#22. Send junk mail to companies who send junk mail!
#23. Take a photo worth framing
#24. Be at peace
#25. Perform a deliberate act of kindness
#26. Roast marshmallows on the eternal flame
#27. Drive a car at top speed
#29. Grape Stomp
#30. Parkour / tightrope
#31. Make an NHL save
#32. Be invited for lunch at the parliament
#34. Ride a motorbike
#36. Ride a bull
#37. Operate a crane / heavy machinery
#38. Blind date
#40. Go down an elevator shaft
#41. Window wash a high rise
#42. Be a pinup girl
#43. Kim vs food (“eat the whole thing and it’s free”)
#44. Celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest
#45. Get a tattoo
#46. Break a world record
#47. Have a video go viral
#48. Stay in a museum overnight
#49. Catch a fish with my bare hands
#51. Board / party on a pirate ship
#52. Be in a haute couture Fashion Show
#53. Meet someone with the same name as me
#54. Stage dive / crowd surf
#55. Experience weightlessness
#56. Take part in a police line-up
#57. Get away with the perfect practical joke
#58. Be part of a flash mob
#59. Be an extra in a film
#61. Learn to scuba dive
#62. Swim with the sharks
#63. Do a polar bear plunge
#64. Go on a helicopter ride
#65. Keep bees for a day
#66. Volunteer at an animal shelter
#67. Get backstage at a concert
#68. Go to the Horse Races
#69. Rent the nicest room in the city’s nicest hotel
#70. Hire a mariachi band and serenate someone
#71. Ultimate Girls’ Night Out
#72. Help someone cross an item off their bucket list
#73. Be a survivalist (build own shelter)
#74. Start a fire from scratch
#75. Sleep under the stars
#76. “Plank” in an unusual spot
#77. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
#78. Live a day “in the movies” (“martini shaken, not stirred”, “follow that car”,…)
#79. Bungee jump
#80. Write a letter to a future self
#81. Ride a segway
#82. Skeet shoot /
shooting range / fire a gun
#84. Experience bootcamp
#85. Shower underneath a waterfall
#86. Go zorbing
#87. Skinny dip
#88. drive a tank
#89. Learn how to curl
#90. Surf a BIG wave
#91. Set foot on every continent
#92. Put a smile on someone’s face — someone who really needs it.
#93. Help out local charities
#94. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.
#97. Sleep at ice hotel
More to come…
I recently received this video from one of my Boom listeners in Australia (Hi Dean Brooks!) – he was asking if this really happened to water bottles in cold weather and how could it be possible. Lucky for Dean, I was just as curious and looked into it.
Before explaining the process — here is the video he sent in: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aff_1352963883
Isn’t that awesome?! Well, what happens is that the water was “supercooled”. What’s that? Here is an explaination from a science website:
Water normally freezes when it is cooled below 0C, forming ice crystals. Ice crystals form more easily when they grow on existing ice crystals. It doesn’t take much to start the crystallization process going — a little piece of dust or other impurity in the water, or even a scratch on the bottle. The process of starting off a crystal is called “nucleation.”
In the absence of impurities in the water and imperfections in the bottle, the water can get “stuck” in its liquid state as it cools off, even below its freezing point. The water will stay liquid until something comes along to nucleate crystal growth. A speck of dust, a flake of frost from the screw-cap falling into the bottle or the bubbles formed by shaking the bottle are enough to get the freezing going, and the crystals will build on each other and spread through the water in the bottle.