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Another Log On The Fire

There are many traditions around the holidays. “Holiday traditions,” in this case are things that people do every year during a holiday such as Christmas or Hannukah. Usually it is something that people have done for many years, perhaps beginning a long time ago.

by · December 12, 2014 · Lighter, News
Best Washroom In America Is In Philadelphia

Best Washroom In America Is In Philadelphia

The best public washroom in the United States is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The washrooms at Longwood Gardens, a public garden in Philadelphia, took top honours in a contest by Cintas

by · December 2, 2014 · Lighter, News
The Lammily doll. Photo: Nikolay Lamm.

Lammily Doll Has Realistic Body Proportions

Lammily is a new fashion doll that looks more like “real” women, according to its designer.

by · November 27, 2014 · Health, Kids, Lighter, News
Image: Rico Shen

Google Exec Breaks The Record For Highest Altitude Jump

Alan Eustace, 57 years old, is an executive at Google. On Oct. 24, he jumped out of a balloon from a height of more than 41 kilometres.

by · October 31, 2014 · Lighter, News
German Company Launches Drone Delivery Service

German Company Launches Drone Delivery Service

Germany has become the first country in the world to introduce a drone delivery service.

A drone is a small, unmanned aircraft that is guided by remote control. It can be used to reach places that are hard to get to by any other method.

by · October 21, 2014 · Lighter, News
12-year-old grade-five student Ji-Yoon Moon says the food culture in California is very different than in Korea.

Big Differences Between Korean and American Food Culture: Student

A student from South Korea says she was “shocked” at how differently food is treated in the United States compared with her homeland.

by · August 18, 2014 · Lighter, News
Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Soon, people in Toronto may be able to enjoy a hot chocolate or a coffee in a “cat café.”

Two groups of people in the city are trying to raise enough money to open cat cafés.

by · May 27, 2014 · Animals, Lighter
Couches, like the ones seen here, can sometimes be more than meets the eye. Image: Ari Rubin

Trio Find $40K In Old Used Couch

A 91-year-old widow in New York had a funny way of saving her money.

She stashed it in a zipper pocket in the arms of her old sofa. She felt it would be safe there.

And so it was, until one day when she was having some health problems and her family gave away the couch to a Salvation Army thrift shop.

by · May 19, 2014 · Lighter, News
Canada’s First No-Tipping Restaurant

Canada’s First No-Tipping Restaurant

In most restaurants in Canada and the U.S., after a meal the customer leaves the server a “tip.”

The tip is a bit more money, usually about 15 to 20 per cent of the cost of the meal, that goes directly to the server.

by · May 14, 2014 · Lighter, News
Quanto was killed in the line of duty. Image: CTV

Brave Dogs, Smart Cat In Animal Hall Of Fame

Five incredible animals have been entered into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for 2014.

by · May 7, 2014 · Animals, Lighter, News