Photos: Lightning struck more than 300 wild reindeer in Norway (Hope Santa has more in reserve)

One of Europe’s biggest populations of wild reindeer has suffered a blow. Last week, 318 reindeer in Norway’s Hardangervidda National Park died all together in a storm, reports the AFP. Five more were put down due to the severity of their injuries. Their bodies were found on Aug. 26. Kjartan Knutsen, an official from the…

via Photos: Lightning struck more than 300 wild reindeer in Norway — Quartz

Mark Zuckerberg: Nice Going!

Since the start of the year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been working to build himself a personal artificial assistant, much like Tony Stark’s JARVIS from the Iron Man comics. And it seems that he really did mean personal. In a Q&A in Italy on Aug. 29, Zuckerberg told the crowd that he hoped to…

via Mark Zuckerberg built a voice-controlled thermostat that doesn’t listen to his wife’s voice — Quartz

VERMONT: Undocumented workers being replaced by robots?

Dairy farmers in Vermont are slowly replacing hired hands with automated robots—an expensive but reliable alternative to the troublesome humans that farmers employ. Finding reliable farm employees can be a tough task, since they typically begin their demanding work days early in the morning and also during weekends. The vast majority of US farmworkers—78%—are foreign-born,…

via Vermont dairies are replacing undocumented workers with robots — Quartz

2016 RIO OLYMPICS REVIEW

If you have the notion that Olympic athletes are too busy to be thinking about their own personal satisfactions, then you must be in a dream world that doesn’t exist.  I’m sure not all interactions are sexual in nature and that some true friendships are bonded out of the Olympic experience.  However, I think sometimes if you are only concerned about yourself then your decisions can backfire in more ways than one.  The move that was done by the roommate is so similar to what is done all the time in the military.  We would at least let our battle-buddy know what might or is going to happen before they return to their room later on that day; or as it has happened to me with two of your battle-buddies screwing a lady they picked up from the bar in the room while you are sleeping.

KFC OOPS!!

One of the most closely-guarded food secrets in the world may have accidentally slipped to the public. Executives at Kentucky Fried Chicken insist the company’s signature 11-spice “Original Recipe” is still safely a secret, but there’s reason to believe that may not be the case. The situation unfolded after a reporter with the Chicago Tribune’s…

via A relative of Colonel Sanders unwittingly revealed—and possibly confirmed—KFC’s secret recipe — Quartz

2016 RIO OLYMPICS REVIEW

HISTORICAL EVENT

I didn’t see the race live, but I just saw it on replay on NBCSHD channel and was amazed at how well Simone Manuel came back to win gold!  Not only did she work back to win and tie with a 17 year old Canadian, but becomes the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal.  Proud of her of accomplishing this feat and making history and breaking barriers!

REMEMBERING AALIYAH – 15 Years Ago

My wife brought it to my attention a few days ago that we just had Aaliyah’s 15th death anniversary, which was on August 25, 2016.  As I thought about what she told me, I thought back and remembered that I was listening to her songs a few days ago on the anniversary of her death.  Wow!  That was kind of creepy that I subconsciously did that and was honoring her without actually honoring her.  With that being said, I think we lost one of the most talented and most beautiful female artists in our time.  I remember I was still living at home with my mother in Maryland when I heard the news of her dying in a plane crash.  Some of us got to know her exploits with R. Kelly and how that whole situation went down and the marriage.  How fitting for her to dye two weeks before the worse attack in the United States since Pearl Harbor on September 11, 2001.  Below are some videos to honor her life.

2016 RIO OLYMPICS REVIEW

Congratulations to the Nigerian national soccer team for winning the bronze medal!  Also they ended up richer and with thousands in their pockets from a Japanese plastic surgeon.  Another wonderful story you will read about after the Olympics ended.

After defeating Honduras in the third place match at the Olympics soccer event on Saturday (Aug. 20), Nigeria’s players ended up with bronze medals on their necks and thousands of dollars in their pockets—thanks to Katsuya Takasu, a Japanese plastic surgeon. The grinning Takasu flew into Rio to rewarded the team with $390,000 for their…

via A Japanese plastic surgeon gave Nigeria’s Olympics soccer team $390,000 for coming third — Quartz

“LOSE VIRGINITY LIQUOR”! YASS!

The dangerous blend of stimulants and alcohol, Four Loko, is making a comeback—in China. While drink’s popularity in the US waned after a series of hospitalizations and other incidents, it is now being offered China’s giant online shopping portals Alibaba and JD.com, where it is being advertised as “blackout in a can.” Four Loko’s new…

via Caffeinated alcohol Four Loko is back—but this time in China, where it is called “lose virginity liquor” — Quartz