Friday, March 1, 2013

Signs of the times

• One-third of Americans say a body cavity search to board an airplane would be fine and dandy.

• Two brothers celebrated a $75,000 winning lottery ticket by buying marijuana and meth, then accidentally blew up their house when lighting their bongs. Cautionary tale.

• When a San Francisco-based chain of gyms refused to pay the designer of its website, he replaced it with a message that told the world they had cheated him out of his fee.

• While marriage, and money (to a certain level) lead to happiness, children do not, according to Daniel Gilbert, Harvard professor of psychology and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness. He said, “The only symptom of empty nest syndrome is nonstop smiling.”

• Tigers are being bred for slaughter on huge farms in China. Meanwhile, China's wild tiger population has plummeted to just a few dozen.

• More content has been uploaded to YouTube from Canada than CTV and CBC have produced in 50 years.


  1. Do those one-third of Americans who favour a body cavity search understand what that entails? Or do they think it will only be done on those who look vaguely middle-eastern?

  2. These are all so interesting that I don't know which one to focus on. I find the one about the tigers the most disturbing and the one about the two brothers blowing up their house the most amusing. Cheech and Chong...

    Had a good laugh with the empty nest one. I think I'm going to fall under the category of nonstop smiling! Can you say travel?