German Radio Station Creates Special Program for Lonely Dogs
When dogs get lonely, they sometimes keep themselves busy by wreaking havoc around the house, and that doesn’t really sit well with their owners. That’s why one German radio host, who also happens to be a dog owner, came up with the idea for a 24/7 program designed to relax canine listeners and make them feel like they are not alone.
When 30-year old Stephan “Stocki” Stock, a radio moderator at RadioTon, in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region, announced the creation of a program aimed at dogs, everyone thought it was just a clever April Fools prank. Only it wasn’t. For the past three and a half months, “Hallo Hasso” has been pumping out music for lonely pooches both on the radio and online.
Stocki says he was inspired to create the special program by his pet dog, Layla, who would sometimes get so bored when left alone that she would keep herself busy by making a big mess and destroying things around the house. He and his colleagues at RadioTon started researching what kind of music usually appeals to dogs, and learned that it should have as little drum and electric guitar as possible, and should be very slow. They realized that stuff that doesn’t usually make mainstream radio playlists, like classic music, old hippie songs and even obscure YouTube clips fit the profile perfectly, so they compiled several playlists for broadcast on Hallo Hasso.
Drink To Improve Your Memory? We're In!!
We love to hear that there are benefits to drinking. I know I’d take any reason to pour myself a glass of wine. Ironically, even if you don’t remember what you did the night you got super hammered, the drinking might be helping your long-term memory.
A study done by the University of Exeter showed that if you study just before drinking, there’s a better chance you’ll remember the information once you sober up. A group of people was given a bunch of new words to learn before drinking however much they wanted. The people who drank more remembered more of the words than the people who drank less.
So we should all just drink more, right?! Right.
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NASA Is Planning Manned Flights Again
It’s been a while, but America’s space program is getting new “wings.”
NASA says manned space flights could resume from Cape Canaveral next year. Boeing and SpaceX are both working on plans for test flights between February and August of 2018. Even though it’s two years later than originally planned, the space agency is currently on track.
The last time astronauts launched into space from the Cape was six years ago. Since then, the private companies have developed new types of spacecraft and rockets.Source: WESH
Police: Man Doing 112 MPH Was Trying To Take Snapchat Photo
Police in Georgia said a man stopped for driving faster than 100 mph gave officers an unsatisfying excuse: He was trying to use a speed-based Snapchat filter.
The Alpharetta Police Department said an officer operating a stationary radar on northbound GA-400, at the Mansell Road interchange, clocked a black 2015 Dodge Charger speeding at 112 mph.
The officer wrote in an incident report that he had witnessed the vehicle change lanes and accelerate, "leaving all other traffic behind."
Police stopped the driver, Malon Brook Neal, 24, of Alpharetta, who admitted he knew he was going "over 100 mph."
"He then said he was driving in such a manner because he was attempting to take a picture using the Snapchat application on his phone," the report states.
The photo-sharing app includes a photo filter that prints the speed the user is traveling on top of the picture they took.
Neal arrested on a charge of reckless driving. He was also cited for speeding and writing/sending text-based communications while driving.
"Seriously? 'To look good on Snapchat' is never a reason to endanger the public...especially at 112 mph," the police department tweeted.