Tuesday, May 9, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Toyota has claimed the title of World's Fastest SUV after a Toyota Land Cruiser hit 230 miles an hour on a long runway. 
  • The big hit in Norway these days is "Slow TV." For example, recently a train ride was broadcast so people could look out the window at the scenery as if they were onboard. Seven hours of it. And it was a hit. 
  • California is working on a plan to tax space travel by the mile. 
  • A theme park in Japan offers a "fight with bad guys" service for men so they can impress their dates. 
  • Parks Associates announced says adoption of smart speakers with personal assistants, including Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap, or Google Home, is in 10-11% of U.S. broadband households. It estimates that in 2020, annual sales in this product category will exceed 50 million units. 
  • Crayola is looking for suggestions for the name of its new blue Crayon. 
  • Nike has launched a project to break the 2-hour Marathon mark. 
  • Facebook is said to be looking at producing their own TV series. 
  • A study says peak loneliness for men is at age 35. 
  • A man in Italy reportedly killed a woman neighbor because she taught her parrot to insult him. 
  • Plastic surgeons say that more people recently are asking for the Ivanka Trump look. 
  • Cher will be honored at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. 
  • Taylor Swift is back on social media following two months of silence. Did you notice? 
  • A restaurant has opened in Brooklyn that serves only avocados and avocado-based dishes. 
  • Dictionary.com has added 300 new words, including slang terms like bitchface, 4:20, man bun and dad bod. 
  • 85-year-old country music legend Loretta Lynn was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering a stroke. 
  • Owen and Luke Wilson's dad died over the weekend at the age of 76. 
  • Conor McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin welcomed their first child into the world on Friday night in Ireland. 
  • Coach is buying Kate Spade for $2.4 billion. 

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