Each week, CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury collects six of the oddest and most interesting news items for you to peruse. This week: Swimming goggles as weapons, batteries made from potatoes and books delivered by owls: 143 more words
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Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. My agent Gregor phones.
“You’re familiar with the phenomenon of Rickrolling?” he asks.
“That’s when you’re promised something exciting,” I say, “but when you click on the link, you get a video of Rick Astley singing and dancing.” 527 more words
Storytelling is a lost art. We often put more weight in the stories that make the best sellers lists than those of the people around us. 99 more words
Each week, CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury collects six of the oddest and most interesting news items for you to peruse. This week: Another use for hot sauce, Jackson Pollock’s polar bear and shamed vermin. 179 more words
Monday. 4:30 p.m. When I was a kid, my parents would often repeat the tale of a foppish friend of the family who, whenever introduced to women, would reach for their hand to kiss. 605 more words
1. RoboJase, a lifelike android, performed stand-up comedy at a British comedy club, using facial recognition tech to gauge audience reaction.
2. Censors patrolling China’s Twitter, SinaWeibo, … 152 more words