A goosefish in Rhode Island waits on the ocean floor for lunch to swim by. Extreme cold can kill these fabulous fishes if they get stuck in the shallows. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN J. SKERRY See more at National Geographic
Kate's personal net worth (as in outside of the royal family) is at least £5 million and could be as high as £7.3 million, according to Time (via global wealth-tracking firm Wealth-X). In American dollars, that's a $7 to $10 million dollar fortune.
Kate owes her massive personal bank account to her family, who own a very profitable online party supply business called Party Pieces, which is estimated to be worth £30 million (about $50 million). Marie Claire
Princess Diana Would’ve Survived Car Crash If She Did This, Says Pathologist| International Business Times
Princess Diana wouldn’t have died following the car crash she was involved in if only she had her seatbelt on.
Dr. Richard Shepherd, a pathologist, told the Daily Mail that Princess Diana would’ve gotten out of the accident with only a black eye or a broken arm if she only wore her seatbelt.
“Instead, she was hurling forward with the weight of one and a half elephants, and the human body is not designed to suffer those forces. I wish I could say she would have died whatever happened, but the fact is, if she had worn her seatbelt she would have been here for Prince William and Harry’s weddings,” he said. Read the rest of the story at The International Business Times
They leave a sticky residue everywhere, on your trees, your car...
If we had transporters how things would change. From Wired:
PETER F. HAMILTON, one of Britain’s leading science fiction authors, has been hard at work on his massive seven-volume Commonwealth series since 2003. His new novel Salvation, about a world where teleportation is cheap and easy, is a major change of pace…
Hamilton envisions a future in which teleportation portals are used for garbage disposal, irrigation, and carbon sequestration, and in which the now-useless bridges and highways have been converted into parks and shopping centers. He also predicts that cheap teleportation would spell the end of the hotel business.
“If it takes two minutes to walk from where I am [in England] to America, what do I need a hotel for?” he says. “There are still fabulous resorts and places like that, but the idea of a businessman needing a hotel for the night? No, that’s gone.”
Imagine for a moment transporting yourself to Paris for dinner and then transporting yourself back…pretty cool.
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