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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Tips for buying a used motorcycle

    - Start with the type of motorcycle you want. Narrowing the field to a specific type, brand or model of bike makes it easier to research particular items -Although a dealership can be more expensive, it can provide assurances a private seller can't. Ask...

    READER SUBMITTED: Travelers EVP Patrick J. Kinney; Patricia Kinney To Co-Chair HARC's 26th Annual Auction

    HARC, Inc. is pleased to announce that Travelers Executive Vice President Patrick J. Kinney and his wife, Patricia will co-chair HARC's 26th Annual Auction. The event is themed "Denim & Diamonds" and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hartford /...

    Empress Sisi's wardrobe goes on display in Vienna

    VIENNA (Reuters) - The wardrobe of the Habsburg Empress Elizabeth is on display in Vienna at an exhibition commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the museum named for her, Vienna's Sisi Museum. Empress Elisabeth - called Sisi by family and friends -...

    ISS recommends votes for two Loeb nominees to Sotheby's board

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A prominent investor shareholder advisory firm recommended that Sotheby's investors should vote for two of the three board candidates suggested by activist investor Daniel Loeb. Institutional Shareholder Services sent a report to...