Even for Texas, this guy Farouk Shami is a stretch. He’s a rich Palestinian hair dresser from Houston who hires lots of lawyers, wears lots of red boots and is running for Governor of Texas. Farouk says rather than live in the Governor’s Mansion, he would turn it into an orphanage. That’s too easy. The mansion already has a history of housing some real bastards. Some with good hair.
Thirty-five minutes per day. That’s how much time we hard copy subscribers spend reading the New York Times. (Slower, if you move your lips.) But e-visitors spend only 34 minutes a month reading on screen. Correspondingly, advertisers spend only one-tenth online of what they spend in print.
Still, there are lots of hits every day – over 1.3 billion pages are viewed before sunset. That generates at least $51 million in daily advertising throughout the Web. It is said that over 700,000 people make a living on eBay.
Forget the baseball bat. Wasp spray is the better home protection. Most cans have a range of 20-to-30 foot and the stuff blinds the attacker until he can get to a hospital. Keep a can near the bed -- away from the electric blanket.
Researchers at the University of Sunderland and Durham University have developed a whimsical looking "prototype cognitive helmet" that "bathes the brain with infra-red light and stimulates the growth of brain cells. Its creators believe it could reverse the symptoms of dementia - such as memory loss and anxiety - after only four weeks. Hope so. Sounds far-fetched to be true.