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Tuesday: March 30, 2010

New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.

It took a group of 114 water skiers to break the previous record of 100 water skiers all of which were towed by a single boat for the distance of one nautical mile. Apparently the group in question had been trying to break the previous record for quite some time. Congrats.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:04 AM | Tags (7) | water | skiers | boat | abcnews | worldrecords | guinness | towed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.

The 100 companies that made the final cut include first-time recipients Ford Motor Company, Adobe Systems and Campbell Soup. Google, Starbucks, General Electric and 33 other companies have appeared on the list for all four of its years.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | business | debut | ethics | ford | google | nyc | starbucks | tank | think |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.

Nothing says Easter Egg hunt quite like finding that lone lost egg via means of it's latitude and longitude. Of course (and obviously), a GPS device is required is you so choose to participate in one of these said hunts. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | easter | eggs | hunt | geocache | gps | coordinates | latitude | longitude | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

In honor of the little squiggly's potency, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced on Monday that it had added the @ symbol to its architecture and design collection, citing its 'design power.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:02 AM | Tags (11) | abcnews | artsy | at | collection | design | manhattan | modern | museum | newyorkcity | nyc | symbol |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.

Mr Pianezzi, 44, has introduced his alpaca Pisco to the waters of the Pacific Ocean over the past several months. Unlike dogs, an alpaca does not instinctively jump into the sea for a swim.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | alpaca | strange | surfing | wool | surfer | animal | abcnews |  |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

The age-old art of blogging may have peaked thanks to introduction of Twitter.The age-old art of blogging may have peaked thanks to introduction of Twitter.

Blogs are meant for people for whom being a writer, being a creator, is a passion, or perhaps a requirement of life. They're meant for people for whom Facebook's 'What's on your mind?' question can't always be answered in 500 characters or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | abcnews | blogging | easy | news | peaked | posting | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.

It was quite nice to see that Cablevision and ABC were able to set aside there differences just twenty minutes after the broadcast started. Especially after Cablevision promised a free day of On Demand programming (which didn't work) and ABC's sponsors threatened to have them mauled by tigers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | oscars | nominations | winners | movies | advertising | abc | cablevision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.

The quantity of water present at the lunar poles is significant,' Spudis writes; 'at the north pole alone, the 600 million metric tons of water there -- turned into rocket fuel -- is enough to launch the equivalent of one Space Shuttle (735 mT of propellant) per day for over 2000 years.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | nasa | water | abcnews | space | moon | planet | orbit | rocket | fuel | tons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

New study shows that happiness can come with some negative side effects.New study shows that happiness can come with some negative side effects.

Turns out that there is a correlation between your overall happiness and the level of selfishness you exhibit from a result of said happiness. Article covers some tests that were run that show some interesting and unexpected results.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | abc | effects | happiness | negative | psychology | selfish | side |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Always wanted to know what the ten most addictive sounds in the world are?Always wanted to know what the ten most addictive sounds in the world are?

On the list of overall sounds (both branded and non-branded), the sound of a baby giggling grabbed the number one spot, but chip manufacturer Intel's distinctive chime came in at number two. The sound of a vibrating cell phone ranked third.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:04 AM | Tags (9) | sounds | abcnews | addictive | advertising | intel | chimes | giggling | baby | vibrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:12 AM | Tags (5) | speeding | hearse | worldrecord | abc | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

We're in for six more weeks of Winter according to Punxsutawney Phil.We're in for six more weeks of Winter according to Punxsutawney Phil.

The pudgy prognosticator apparently has a nose for the value of social networking. About 17,000 people had already signed up for Phil's text, Mickey Rowley, the deputy secretary for Pennsylvania tourism, said. If you send the text, you'll receive a copy of his forecast delivered to your mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | weather | winter | groundhog | phil | punxsutawney | seasons | cold | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

State of the Union will not interrupt the premier of LOST after all.State of the Union will not interrupt the premier of LOST after all.

The power of the Interwebs was enough to sway White House officials to have President Obama deliver his speech on a different night. Congratulations Interwebs, you make us all very proud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:26 AM | Tags (8) | whitehouse | state | union | lost | premier | obama | speech | abc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

State of the Union address will not disrupt season premier of Lost says White House.State of the Union address will not disrupt season premier of Lost says White House.

typically delivered in late January, and networks anticipated this year's speech would fall on Jan. 26. The date, however, appears to be in flux, and news that the president may deliver the speech on Feb. 2, the date of the 'Lost' season premiere, set off a flurry of Internet protests.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 3:52 PM | Tags (9) | abc | address | lost | premier | season | state | television | union | whitehouse |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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