Italian City Will Pay You To Live There
The mayor of one Italian city is willing to pay people to live in his village.
Mayor Daniele Galliano says he's worried the town of Bormida will run out of people as residents move away to find work. What the mayor wants to do is offer 474-dollars a month to anyone willing to move to Bormida. The mayor is floating the idea over Facebook touting the village's clean air, mountain views and close proximity to the ocean.
The idea has sparked some excitement over social media from users who say they'd consider a move to Bormida. Town councilors say they're still working out the details. Source: Conde Nast Traveler
Common Painkillers Are Linked To Heart Attacks-If you are a regular painkiller user, this is not good news.
A new study is linking common painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Scientists at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center studied over-the-counter painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include ibuprofen and naproxen.
The study found that people using the drugs had a 20-to-50-percent higher risk of heart attack, regardless of dosage. The risk appeared to decline when the painkillers were no longer taken. The drugs were not proven, however, to be a direct cause of heart attack.
This longtime research is continuing to be mined for data.Source: BBC
Today is National Shrimp Day
May 10th is National Shrimp Day! It probably won’t surprise you to hear that Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood. And if you’re eating “prawns” – it’s the same thing. The word “prawn” is used loosely to describe any large shrimp, sometimes known as “jumbo shrimp.” Though some countries use the word “prawn” exclusively for all shrimp.
There are many ways to cook shrimp: baking, boiling, broiling, sautéing, frying and grilling.
And they’re HEALTHY! Shrimp is low in calories and high in levels of omega-3, calcium, iodine, and protein. Shrimp is also known to be considered good for the circulatory system. So get creative and if you’re not familiar, think about trying one of these popular North America Shrimp Dishes:
- Shrimp Cocktail: The Golden Gatewas the first to serve this .50 cent shrimp cocktail in 1959. It is now a Las Vegas cliché. Called the “Original Shrimp Cocktail” on the menu, it is a favorite among tourists as well as the locals. The original Shrimp Cocktail consists of a regular-sized sundae glass filled with small salad shrimp and topped with a dollop of cocktail sauce.
- Seafood Gumbo: A stew or soup that probably originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th Seafood gumbo typically consists of a strongly flavored stock, shrimp and crabmeat (sometimes oysters), a thickener, and seasoning vegetables. Gumbo is often categorized by the type of thickener used: okra, the Choctaw spice, file powder (dried and ground sassafras leaves), or roux, the French base made of flour and fat.
- Shrimp DeJonghe: A specialty of Chicago, it is a casserole of whole, peeled shrimp blanketed in soft, garlic, sherry-laced bread crumbs. It is served as an appetizer or a main course. It originated in the late 19th or early 20th century at the DeJonghe’s Hotel and Restaurant.
Today is Clean Up Your Room Day
May 10th is Clean Up Your Room Day! Have you been avoiding your spring-cleaning this year? Today is the day to get motivated! Look, the idea of cleaning your whole house can seem overwhelming – so why not start with just one room? Whether you decide to tackle a mounting pile of laundry, a messy closet, a whole room, or really push on and slam through the the entire house, when you see everything tidy and put away, it’ll be well worth the effort.
For the record, the tradition of spring-cleaning dates back to the days when people relied on fire to light and heat their homes through the winter. Spring-cleaning traditionally took place on the first warm day of the season. After months of being shut up with no fresh air, everything in the house would be covered in soot and ash. That’s why the entire family would pitch in and move all the furniture and linens outdoors. They would then clean the house from top to bottom, scrubbing down the walls, beating the dirt out of the carpets, and dusting everything in sight.
Could You Get Through A Long Flight Without Any Electronics?
Air passengers flying between the U.S. and Europe may soon have to go without large electronic devices, as a ban on such devices already in effect for several Middle East and North African airports dramatically expands. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering banning electronics larger than a cellphone on all transatlantic flights, according to a report by CBS News on Monday, and a decision is expected soon, ahead of the busy summer travel season. The Guardian reported last month that such a ban was under consideration. That could severely disrupt travel plans on both sides of the Atlantic, impacting everyone from business travelers hoping to get work done on their laptop to vacationers trying to watch a movie on their iPad.
Now You Can Get Sound As A Tattoo
Love the sound of something so much you wish you could have it with you always? Well Skin Motion has you covered. The company is in the midst of creating tattoos that play up to a minute of whatever audio you'd like.
Here's how it works: a person gets a sound wave inked on their arm. Then, when the Skin Motion app is on and a phone's camera is pointed at the tattoo, the audio will play.
The company has videos of the technology on its website, but some are calling it a hoax. Check out the technology to the right and decide for yourself.
Source: New York Post
Alcohol Ice Cream, Would You Like To Get A Buzz From Your Ice Cream Cone?
Not all heroes wear capes. Some serve boozy ice cream with enough alcohol content to get you buzzed. Such a thing exists, and you can find it at Tipsy Scoop, a new ice cream “Barlour” in New York City. On the menu you'll find ice cream inspired by some of your favorite cocktails, like a Strawberry Sangria Sorbet, Mango Margarita, Red Velvet Martini, or Tequila Mexican "Hot" Chocolate. And yes, the flavors are as good as they sound.