Pirates Claim They Stole The Latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean"
Disney is fighting off a hacker who claims he has “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Digital pirates reportedly have a copy of the newest "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie and they want Disney to pay a large bitcoin ransom. Disney CEO Bob Iger didn't identify the movie when he announced the demand yesterday, but sources told the "Los Angeles Times" it's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," the fifth film in the Johnny Depp series. It's set to open May 26th.
Hackers recently released episodes of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" in a similar scheme when that company refused to pay.
The FBI is on the case.Source: Deadline
Drone Jumping If Officially A Thing Now
The world's first drone jump is in the books. A video from Latvian manufacturer Aerones shows a sky diver being carried more than one-thousand feet in the air by a drone Friday. The footage then shows the sky driver drop from the device and parachute safely to the ground in the European country. The company says the 28-propeller drone stunt shows how the devices can be used in a number of ways, including fighting fires, civil defense and sports. Source: New York Post
Today is National Sea-Monkey Day
May 16th is National Sea-Monkey Day! Not from the sea…not monkeys…WHAT ARE THEY!? So called “sea-monkeys” are actually hybrid brine shrimp - small crustaceans that live in salt lakes. People in the United States have been keeping sea-monkeys as pets since the 1960s. Ever wondered how the sea-monkey got its name? These underwater creatures have long tails and demonstrate playful, monkey-like behavior!
One of the most fascinating characteristics of the sea-monkey is its ability to live for years as an egg before hatching. Purchased sea-monkeys only begin to hatch and grow once you’ve added the proper nutrients to the water environment.
To celebrate National Sea-Monkey Day, buy some sea-monkeys of your own and enjoy watching them grow!
Today is Love A Tree Day
May 16th is Love A Tree Day! Sure, we should celebrate and protect the environment every day, but holidays like ‘Love A Tree Day’ offer the perfect opportunity to focus on trees, which we literally can’t live without. We’re not kidding – a single tree produces about 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two fully mature trees can provide enough oxygen each year to support a family of four.
Still not impressed? How about learning that 20% of the Earth’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest? But they’re cleaners, too. Did you know that a mature tree can remove nearly 70 times more airborne pollution than a newly planted one? TRUE!
So show your love for trees today! Take a walk in the woods, plant a tree, or give your kids a fun arts and crafts project to draw the most beautiful tree they can imagine. If you teach your kids to appreciate nature and trees, their kids will, too!
Delta Airlines Testing Self-Service Bag Machines With Facial Recognition
These days it seems like we are constantly waiting in line at the airport, and there are some that just don’t seem to make sense. Who has ever wondered why it’s taking 30 minutes for the people in front of you simply to drop off their checked baggage? Well, Delta has decided to do something about it.
The airline is now testing self-service bag machines. The company has installed four of them at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, which will allow customers to securely check their own bags as quickly as possible. Now, while this may sound like a security issue, since there’s nobody there checking who is dropping off the luggage, there will also be a machine with facial recognition technology that will match customers with their passport photos through identification verification.
So, when will these great new innovations be coming to your airport? Well, before that can happen the airline first will look at customer feedback from the trial and also analyze whether the machines actually improve customer experience. Based on studies, it looks as though these self-service drops could get twice as many customers through the process per hour.
Thinking Happy Thoughts Can Stop You From Being Stressed
A recent study from Rutgers University found that thinking about happy memories can shut down your body’s stress response, according to “Research Digest.” To come to this conclusion, which was published in “Nature Human Behavior,” Mauricio Delgado and Megan Speer stressed out 134 volunteers by videotaping them while they dunked their hands into ice-cold water. Some spent the time thinking about a positive experience like visiting Disneyland, while the others thought about something mundane like getting luggage ready for the trip.
People Are Marrying Themselves, It's Called 'Sologamy'
The secret to a happy marriage is finding the right person, we can all stop looking. At least, according to "sologamists." They're part of a growing relationship trend, in which people are tying the knot to themselves.
Erika Anderson is one of them. “I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson said. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else."
In many ways, the 37-year-old bride looked like any other on her wedding day. She wore a white dress and had a bouquet. Anderson looked stunning with the Brooklyn bridge and New York City skyline behind her.
Except when she walked down the aisle, no one was waiting for her. That’s just the way she wanted it. Anderson said she grew tired of people asking why she was still single. So, in front of family and friends she married herself.
Self-marriage—or sologamy—is growing. Partly because it’s popping up in pop culture, like when an episode of ‘Sex and the City’ floated the idea. Now, the movement has gone global and companies are trying to capitalize.
“Marry Yourself” in Canada offers consulting and wedding photography. There’s also IMarriedMe.com, launched by San Francisco man Jeffrey Levin. His site offers sologamy ceremony kits, which includes a wedding band, daily affirmation cards and vows.
"I think it's increased over the years, and it's something that's becoming more understood and more accepted,” Levin said.
Are Pantyhose Over?
From the Detroit Free Press’s “On Style” column by Georgea Kovanis
“Still, no matter the cosmetic benefits of pantyhose, no matter how much men of a certain age long to see our legs encased in them — when it comes to this subject, I never hear from younger men, probably because they didn't grow up surrounded by women who wore them — pantyhose will never make a comeback.
Pantyhose — invented by, you guessed it, a man — debuted in 1959 as a convenient and more comfortable alternative to stockings and garters. Quickly, they became part of almost every woman's wardrobe.”
- Women: Do you like wearing pantyhose? Do you feel prettier wearing pantyhose?
- Men: Besides cheerleaders and Hooters girls . . . do you like seeing women wear pantyhose?
- Will pantyhose make a comeback?