May, 2019

Police remove valuables from unlocked cars

Thursday, August 27, 2009 Police officers in Richmond in south-west London, England are removing valuable items like handbags and laptops from unlocked vehicles and leaving notes telling owners to collect their items in Twickenham police station in a bid to try and encourage car drivers to lock the doors of their vehicles. There is a […]

Wikinews interviews American zoologists about pirate perches’ chemical camouflage

Friday, March 29, 2013 American zoologists, William Resetarits and Christopher Binckley, have discovered chemical camouflage in pirate perches. The researchers experimented with common predatory fish victims, such as tree frogs and aquatic beetles, which avoid places where fishes live. However these victims didn’t avoid pirate perches. On March 7, the American Naturalist published the researchers’ […]

US Senate committee investigates credit card practices

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 On Tuesday, the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs‘s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing titled “Credit Card Practices: Unfair Interest Rate Increases.” The hearing examined the circumstances under which credit card issuers may increase the interest rates of cardholders who are in compliance with the […]

US air carrier Spirit Airlines announces $45 carry-on baggage fee

Thursday, April 8, 2010 The United States air-carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will begin charging up to US$45 in fees for carry on baggage. The fees target baggage which is stowed in overhead bins, and not under seats. The fees will take effect for travelers who fly on or after August 1. Spirit […]

Chinese animator Te Wei dies at age 95

Friday, February 5, 2010 Chinese animator Te Wei has died at the age of 95 in Shanghai. The cause of death was announced as respiratory failure. Wei was known for his traditional style of art. Born in 1915 as Sheng Song, Wei was classed as one of the founders of Chinese animation. He worked in […]

National Hockey League news: February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008 There were 6 games played in the National Hockey League on February 27, 2008. Colorado finishes their three-game road trip in eastern Canada against the Canucks, Minnesota tries to break a 4 game losing streak in an out-of-conference game against the Lightning, and the Maple Leafs try to pick up their […]

Brazilian shot by police on London Underground was not acting suspiciously

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 Documents, reportedly leaked from the investigation into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician shot dead by British Police on the London Underground on 22 July reveal that Mr de Menezes was not acting suspiciously and was already restrained when shot. Furthermore, the documents reveal that the original […]

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Frank Ryan has died in a car accident at age 50. It is reported that the Jeep Ryan was driving crashed over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks. Lifeguards were first on the scene and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Ryan. […]

Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Sunday, January 27, 2008 Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101. Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States. Schreckengost’s peers included the […]

How To Make A Rope Hammock

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Rescue Blue Baby First Aid By Adam Murray Most people know that a hammock is a comfortable place to relax, read a book or sleep. Sure, you could simply go to a hammock store and buy one, but would it be great to know how to make your […]

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