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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.”
  • Forbes Selects 'Toughest' Trucks of 2012

    By Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com The resident auto expert at Forbes.com just wrote a story about the toughest trucks of 2012. The article (with an admittedly great title) is both odd and interesting because of the criteria. Forbes made the first cut...

    Taking stock of Central Florida's crops

    Taking stock of Central Florida's crops
    As I continue gaining expertise on Central Florida’s business world, agriculture is on my list of important things to cover. Having grown up in the Midwest, orange juice from Florida was almost as prevalent on my mind as beaches or theme parks....

    Physician assistants important players in team-based healthcare

    Physician assistants function much like doctors, taking patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and making referrals -- all under the supervision of a medical doctor....

    Should big banks be broken apart?: Front Burner

    Should big banks be broken apart?: Front Burner
    First lady Michelle Obama has led the charge to cut Americans down to size, encouraging couch spuds to reduce their girth. Not only are diet discussions gaining traction in supermarkets, but also in U.S. financial markets. A rising chorus of powerful...