Here’s Why the UK is About to Ban Q-Tips – Mental Floss
It’s Anti-Bullying Day, a day when people wear a orange, pink, blue, or purple shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada.
Horse sues former owner for $100,000, seeking damages for neglect – Oregon Live
How salad became a major source of food poisoning in the US – Julia Belluz, Vox
Ascii Art Generator – By Sarath
Time to change your password again. Twitter this time. Another computer ‘glitch’.
YouTube now has 1.8 Billion logged-in users each month – Todd Spangler, Variety
Yeah! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization which oversees the Academy Awards which gives out the Oscars, expelled Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, both convicted of sexual offences. Cosby was convicted last week of drugging and molesting a woman; Polanski remains a fugitive after pleading guilty to sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The expulsions are the first since the academy implemented new code of conduct following its removal of Harvey Weinstein in October. – Globe and Mail
The Swedish Academy won’t award Nobel Prize in Literature this year – The Wall Street Journal
That seems a little harsh, unless you are a Black Widow Spider: Woman stabbed boyfriend during sex after telling him men should only be used for ‘human sacrifice’ – The Telegraph
1910: The Royal Canadian Navy is founded as the Naval Service of Canada.
1932: Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
1958: Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, Canada’s famous and successful comedy duo from the 50’s and 60’s, make their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan hand picks the two, and signs Wayne and Shuster to an unprecedented one-year contract.
1959: The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.
1973: The Anglican Church of Canada allows women to become ordained ministers.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Happy Birthday Dad!