The $1 million guitarFender Pine Cone Stratocaster

This Fender guitar  was a hit at the 2015 NAMM Show in California last week. According to the Los Angeles Times, “The Pine Cone Stratocaster … is decorated with 550 diamonds and incorporates 10 feet of 18-karat gold wire ribbon inlay on a single-piece maple body.”


As airline passenger seating shrinks, spies fly to report cabin info

Flying is becoming more of a contact sport as airlines shrink passenger space. But just how much tighter has seating gotten? Because airlines bury or don’t reveal that information on websites, sky spies are taking trips with measuring devices in tow and publishing cabin details.


Turn down the heat. It’s healthier

A columnist for Slate Magazine explains why the no-heat lifestyle “will put you in touch with the rhythms of the natural world. Instead of turning up the heat, you ought to eat more soup. Let the brown fat deposits build. Invite the snowperson you’ve built in your backyard to move in, and to pay her share of the rent. Let the cold chisel away your weakness, leaving behind a lean, wolflike creature ready to take a bite out of life. You will thank me later.”


The East freaks as storm roars

Maritime Canada Storm

As weekend weather reports warned of a brewing, wicked winter blizzard, in New York City, hoarding became trendy and grocery shelves soon grew bare. Meanwhile, weather experts says the storm is in the process of building strength by using several areas of low pressure to create one, giant storm that could drop up to 3 feet of snow in the northeastern U.S.

Airline flights throughout the country were delayed or canceled.



Florida could release GMO skeeters to fight disease

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys to fight twonasty viral diseases: dengue and chikungunya. Some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism and are fighting the plan.


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