Whenever someone wins the lottery, there's always a bit of surprise. But in a drawing of Canada's dream lottery this week to say there was surprise would be Global Newsan understatement. The drawing took place live on Canada's Global News network. As the winner's name was drawn, the anchors realized the man's name sounded familiar. That's because it was Barry Deley, the network's very own sports reporter! What's more is that the proceeds from lotto tickets went to Canada's BC Children's Hospital and Deley's reason for purchasing the ticket was because his daughter Eden was treated at that hospital for leukemia several years ago. The Deley family has been big supporters of the hospital. It even hosted a telethon for the hospital. So what did he win? Deley has a choice of one of four luxury homes or $2 million. Talk about good karma. Which would you pick if you had won? Tweet meRead More »from Lottery Winner Stuns Lottery Announcer and the Viral Backlash Against Tim Tebow
A video of a man nervously drinking a glass of water on live TV is flooding social media. After the government said water from the flooded basement of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant had been decontaminated, a journalist dared Japanese politician Yasuhiro Sonoda to drink it. The plant, which suffered meltdowns after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March, originally wanted to pump the excess water into the sea. But after objections from the local fishing community, plant officials decided to use the excess water on the compound's greenery. After Sonoda, a local politician, drank the water in what was called a "tense scene," he said, "Just drinking decontaminated water doesn't mean safety has been confirmed. Presenting data to the public is the best way." When John Large, a British nuclear expert, heard of Sonoda's actions he told the New York Times, "Oh God ... That is incredibly foolhardy andRead More »from Japanese Official Drinks Water From Nuclear Plant and Occupy Portland Arrests Posted To Facebook
A vampire rivalry is brewing. Anne Rice, author of the popular 'Vampire Chronicles' series that includes 'Interview With the Vampire,' took to her Facebook page to knock the author of 'Twilight,' Stephenie Meyer. Rice said her vampires would "feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun," as the "Twilight" vampires do. She also knocks the fact that the 'Twilight' vampires remain in high school throughout the books. Wouldn't you know it, Rice's Facebook post has exploded. It has almost 9,000 "likes" and more than 1,800 comments. Most cheered her on, saying "Twilight is for kids, and the Vampire Chronicles are adult fiction." But another person said, "Cutting on someone else's success seems more than a little petty to me." The comments escalated so much that Rice stepped in to clarify that "there's plenty of room for a little humour in talking about the variousRead More »from ‘Interview With The Vampire’ Author Knocks ‘Twilight’, and a Comedian Sues Kim Kardashian Over Divorce
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Twitter is calling it "the world's most inappropriate Halloween party." It's the annual office party for a Buffalo, New New York TimesYork-based law firm. The Steven J. Baum firm processes so many foreclosures that it's nicknamed "the foreclosure factory." Pictures that recently surfaced from last year's Halloween party show the firm's staffers dressed up as homeless people. One employee had a costume holding up a sign that read "3rd party squatter. I lost my home and I was never served." The law firm doesn't have the best record, either. It's being investigated by the Justice Department and is the defendant in two class-action lawsuits. When contacted by the New York Times, the firm called the photos "another attempt by the New York Times to attack our firm and our work." It did however apologize for the pictures. In a statement to Buffalo News, Steven J. Baum, the head of the firm said, "On behalf of the firm, IRead More »from “Worlds Most Inappropriate Halloween Party” and Domino’s Employees Suspected of Setting Fire to a Papa John’s Pizzeria
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Facebook is about to get a little cooler. The social media giant announced plans to build a server farm, or a cluster of Facebook in Swedenservers, just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden. The small city of 45,000 people, which has an average temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit, will be home to Facebook's first server farm outside the U.S. So why the frigid location? The new facility's high-powered computers, which are used for storing billions of status updates and photos, need to be kept cool. The new data center, which is about the size of 11 football fields, will use cooling systems powered by evaporated water (which is a renewable energy source). Since more of Facebook's 800 million users live outside the U.S., the chilly server site will also provide faster service to the site's European users. But Facebook isn't the first to use northern Europe's natural elements. In 2009, Google opened a data centerRead More »from Facebook Heads to the Arctic and Heinz Shakes Up the World of Ketchup
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