Raytheon Sweetens Annual Pi Day Celebration for Math and Science Teachers From Coast to Coast
Delivery of pies within 3.14-mile radius of company locations nationwide and virtual pie sharing through Facebook to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Raytheon Company is expanding its annual Pi Day tradition by delivering hundreds of apple pies nationwide to math and science teachers at middle and high schools located within a 3.14-mile radius of select Raytheon business locations across the country, including the company’s headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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In honor of National Potato Chip Day, we’ve found the craziest potato chip flavors from around the globe. From Thailand’s Hot Chili Squid to the UK’s Prawn Cocktail, we’ve found flavors that put sour cream and onion to shame. Whether you like your chips savory or sweet, these flavors will either sound delicious or make you a little queasy.
1. Lay’s Natural & Cool Kiwi-Flavored Chips
2. Walker’s Lincolnshire Sausage and Brown Sauce
3. Herr’s Baby Back Ribs Potato Chips
4. Walker’s Prawn Cocktail
5. Jiminy Chips’ Masala Potato Chips
6. Terra Kettles General Tso Potato Chips
7. Walker’s Max Chargrilled Steak
8. Lay’s Hot Chili Squid
9. Lay’s Cheese Lobster Flavor
10. Jiminy Chips’ Chocolate Marshmallow Potato Chips
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Los Angeles Times
February 13, 1979
It wasn’t a plane. It wasn’t a bird. It wasn’t even Wonder Woman. It was a stunt. On Monday, stuntwoman Kitty O’Neil plunged 127 feet from atop the Valley Hilton in Sherman Oaks into an inflated air bag at the pool deck—as the scene was being filmed for an upcoming two-hour special episode of the Wonder Woman series. A Warner Brothers spokeswoman said Miss O’Neil, who is deaf, established a new high fall record and broke her own previous mark of 120 feet. Before the leap, Miss O’Neil practiced by making two 10-story jumps. After the leap, she rode to the airport for a return flight to Bonneville, Utah, where she’s attempting to set a new world land speed record in her jet powered car.
Kitty O’Neil (born 1948) was a deaf stuntwoman and racer. She set speed records in both driving and water skiing in addition to performing stunts for films such as The Blues Brothers. Stockard Channing portrayed Kitty O’Neil in a 1979 TV movie. In 1986, Kitty retired to South Dakota.
Photo: Hot dog cancer billboard puts it bluntly
There is a wiener war going on and part of the battle ended up on the Eisenhower expressway.
If you’re headed out of the city on the Ike, you’ll spot a billboard between Cicero and Kostner that reads, “Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer.”
It’s part of an ad campaign by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. There are billboards like this across the country. In Miami, a sign reads, “Hot dogs can take you out of the game.” Chicago was the only one fortunate enough to get the “butt cancer” poster. The group is trying to spread the message that red and processed meats have been linked to cancer. The PCRM says it was shocked by a study showing almost 40 percent of Americans don’t know what the colon is.
Women’s lib 1902: How artist imagined career girls of the future (and yes, he was a man)
Despite being a tongue-in-cheek depiction of girls in uniform, Albert’s Bergeret’s collection of playing cards entitled ‘Women of the Future’ turned out to be an eerily accurate portrait of the modern world.
The French illustrator, renowned for his post cards, created a series of drawings in 1902 showing girls dressed as soldiers, lawyers, journalists and even army generals.
And while he was right in predicting women would one day join the work force, the impractical wardrobe choices were far from realistic.
Source: Daily Mail
From March 9-18, 2012, Austin belongs to South By Southwest, and your life belongs to the fear of missing out on the coolest part of the annual festival. Over 38,0000 people are expected to attend over 5,000 events over ten days and nights…it’s going to get a little hairy. To help break things down, timeRAZOR has compiled facts and tips to help you beat FOMO before it beats you. Please click here for the original article at FOMO/timeRAZOR.
Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back
If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it’s Highlight.
Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you’ve never met but share common interests with. It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and their pictures. It shows the person’s location in relation to yours on a Google map. In-app messages can be sent to nearby people too.
Highlight has received mixed reviews. What’s most controversial is that it only pulls information on strangers. You’re not swapping personal information with trusted friends. There’s no option to check-in, although you can pause Highlight for any length of time.
Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights in Iceland
Image taken: March 8, 2012
Location: Faskrudsfjordur, Iceland
Details: No words can describe the experience of the northern lights show tonight.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Lens: Canon 14mm f/2.8L USM II. ISO 1600, 1s exposure
R.I.P. Golden Age Batman Artist Sheldon Moldoff
Last week, the comics community lost another of its foundational talents when Sheldon Moldoff passed away at 91 from kidney failure. Writer and historian Mark Evanier broke the news and offered an appraisal of the career of one of DC Comics early titans.
Born on April 19 of 1920, the artist known affectionately as Shelly found his early interest in comics and cartoons turn to professional work at a young age. Like many other up-and-coming New York City comics talents of the era, Moldoff began freelancing for DC during the Depression when at 17 he began selling one-off strips and other short works to the publisher. As Evanier notes, the artist was the last surviving creator who contributed to the landmark “Action Comics” #1 – the first appearance of Superman – with a one-page sports strip that graced the inside back cover.
Soon, Moldoff became one of the go-to cover artists for DC’s earliest days as well as an inker and production artist that saw him riding the line between freelancer and staffer in a way that drew more work with less credit than many of his contemporaries may have had. He drew the covers to both “Flash Comics” #1 and “All-American Comics” #16, which featured the debuts of the Flash and Green Lantern respectively. Soon after, All American Comics publisher Max Gaines tapped Moldoff to take over the Hawkman strip where the artist introduced Hawkgirl to the mix – one of the first of many characters whose look he would originate or whom he’d create whole cloth.
The iPad of 1935
There’s no denying that devices like the iPad, Kindle and Nook have dramatically changed the way that many people consume media. Last year, online retailer Amazon announced that electronic book sales had surpassed print book sales for the first time in history.
The future of the book has quite a few failed predictions in its wake. From Thomas Edison’s belief that books of the future would be printed on leaves of nickel, to a 1959 prediction that the text of a book would be projected on the ceiling of your home, no one knew for sure what was in store for the printed word.
The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the media device was supposed to let you sit back in your favorite chair while reading your latest tome of choice.
CHART OF THE DAY: The iPad Is Outselling Every Single PC
Apple CEO Tim Cook just showed an amazing slide at the launch event for the new iPad.
Apple sold 15.4 million iPads last quarter. That’s more than any PC maker’s TOTAL PC sales during the same quarter.
Other interesting stats: the iPad, iPhone, and iPod made up 76% of Apple’s revenue during that quarter, and Apple sold more than 172 million of these devices in total last year. By way of comparison, all PC makers combined shipped about 350 million PCs last year.