According to those who have proposed the ban, the rational behind it is twofold. It would encourage San Franciscans to adopt animals from shelters and rescue organization, and it would put an end to what animal rights activists claim are inhumane conditions in puppy mills and kitten factories.
It’s an age-old question (and probably the cause of more than one marital argument): Which way should toilet paper rolls be oriented? This is serious business, people. So serious that even engineers have gotten involved. The awesome folks at EngineeringDegree.net put together an infographic covering everything from the history of toilet paper to the physics involved in how it’s hung and the pros and cons of each.
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Vera Wang Age: 62 Occupation: Fashion Designer Known For: Lovely and highly coveted wedding gowns as well as a broad range of clothing, fragrance, jewelry, eyewear, shoe and houseware collections
Tobey Maguire Age: 36 Occupation: Actor Known For: Portraying Peter Parker in three ‘Spider-Man’ films as well as appearing in the movies ‘Seabiscuit’ and ‘Tropic Thunder’
Ross Perot Age: 81 Occupation: Entrepreneur and Wannabe Politician Known For: Running for President of the United States in 1992 and 1996, his mind-numbing charts and graphs during both campaigns, and being a billionaire ranked by Forbes as the 99th-richest person in America
Ted Haggard Age: 55 Occupation: Preacher Known For: Heading up the Colorado Springs, CO megachurch New Life Church and being a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage before a drug and gay sex scandal forced him to resign in disgrace
Lorrie Morgan Age: 51 Occupation: Singer and Songwriter Known For: Selling over six million country albums worldwide, her chart-topping singles ‘Five Minutes’ and ‘What Part of No,’ and well-publicized romances with actor Fred Thompson and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman
J. J. Abrams Age: 45 Occupation: Producer, Screenwriter, and Direct
The old tradition of a woman taking her husband’s last name after marriage, while still common, is happening less frequently among modern brides. They sometimes eschew the custom for professional or personal reasons, or simply because changing your name can be a flat-out pain.
Starting in mid-July, your electric clocks and coffeemakers could be running up to 20 minutes fast, and you probably won’t know why.
For the past 80 years, clocks plugged in to an electrical source have kept time based on the rate of the electrical current that powers them. If this current doesn’t keep its usual rate, clocks run a bit fast or slow. Right now, power companies now take steps to ensure the frequency of the current – and the time – is as precise as possible.
In a small, paparazzi-free ceremony last Wednesday, Daniel Craig and actress Rachel Weisz tied the knot. The low-key nuptials in New York State had just four people in attendance: Craig’s daughter, Ella, 18, Weisz’s son, Henry, 4, and two friends who acted as witnesses.
In what may be the biggest tease ever, Lady Antebellum released two five-second clips from their upcoming ‘Just a Kiss’ video, which debuts Monday at 1PM ET/Noon CT on the band’s website.
Not much is actually shown in the clips. In the first clip, we see Charles Kelley singing at a deserted train station, and in the second, he’s joined on a train by Hillary Scott and guitarist Dave Haywood.
As expected, Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ easily took first place at the weekend box office, netting a healthy $68 million. That’s about $8 million higher than the original ‘Cars,’ which opened to $60.1 million in 2006.
34-year-old Ryan Dunn, one of the many faces of MTV’s popular prank franchise ‘Jackass,’ was killed in a car accident early Monday morning in Pennsylvania, TMZ has confirmed.
According to the report, the accident occurred at around 3AM at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. Dunn was in the vehicle with an unidentified person – who was also killed – though no word yet on who was actually driving the car.
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