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Rising Minimium Wage In Washington, 1,000 Female Pilgrims Turned Away And Soul Food.

Posted in Around The World, Economy, Food And Drink, Government, Law, Money, Religion, Social Issues, Uncategorized, United States, Women on 29/09/2012 by 1812

Washington state’s minimum wage is rising to $9.19 an hour beginning January 1, 2013.

Because they were not accompanied by a male guardian, 1,000 Nigerian female pilgrims were turned away by Saudi Arabia.

If you’re looking for some blessed soul food, try a Sunday brunch at the Hamilton.


Solar-Powered Public Toilet, Robot Hall Of Fame And Angel Investors.

Posted in Business, Cities And Towns, Environment, Inventions, Investing, Money, Technology, Uncategorized, United States on 29/08/2012 by 1812

The citizens of Portland, Oregon have a new sustainable urban toilet in which to answer nature’s call.

Ever wanted to cast a vote for an inductee into the Robot Hall Of Fame? Now is your chance.

If you’re a start-up business looking for funding, perhaps you should try an angel investor.


Dabba Wallahs, Grindstone Island And RIP Malcolm Browne.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Cemeteries, Food And Drink, History, RIP, Uncategorized, United States on 28/08/2012 by 1812

Deliverymen in Mumbai are called dabba wallahs.

The people of Grindstone Island see to the proper burial of their loved ones.

Famously known for his 1963 photo of a fiery Budhdist Monk protesting against the South Vietnamese government, Malcolm Browne has passed away.



Nanjing Road, Wasted Food In The United States And RIP Ivan.

Posted in Animals, Around The World, Environment, Food And Drink, History, RIP, Uncategorized, United States on 22/08/2012 by 1812

The most exciting place to be on Shanghai summer nights is Nanjing Road.

According to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40% of U.S. food is wasted.

Ivan the gorilla lived a long and storied life before passing away yesterday in Atlanta.



Jatropha, Changing A Battery And “Happy Valley” Cemetery.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Cemeteries, Environment, History, Trees, Uncategorized, United States on 21/08/2012 by 1812

Jatropha was once thought to be a viable source of biofuel.

A company in Palo Alto, California has created a network of car battery replacement stations in Denmark and Israel.

There are 8,000 graves in Hong Kong cemetery, one of the city’s oldest Christian cemeteries.


Frozen Yogurt Shops In Athens, Dining On The Water And E-Scores.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Economy, Food And Drink, Loans, Uncategorized, United States on 19/08/2012 by 1812

If you happen to be on your way to Athens, Greece, you’ll have at least 70 shops from which to purchase Greek frozen yogurt.

Summer Dog is a 24-foot pontoon boat, and the city of Seattle’s first floating food truck.

At one time, an individual who used a middle initial was considered a better credit risk than someone who didn’t.

IPv6, Drinking In Tunisia And Cellphone Alerts.

Posted in Around The World, Cellphones, Computers, Food And Drink, Technology, Uncategorized on 07/06/2012 by 1812

Thanks to IPv6, there are now 340 undecillion (that’s 340 trillion trillion trillion) unique web addresses.

Having a drink in Tunisia was not a problem, until the Arab Spring.

There are three levels of alerts that can be out via cellphone: “top-priority alerts issued by the president; imminent threat alerts for life-threatening scenarios that could endanger an entire city or regions and Amber alerts about missing children.”


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