| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
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.”
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
SpaceX made it official last week: The California-based company will build its first commercial spaceport in Texas, spurning overtures from Florida and other launch-minded states.
Although Florida gets the "consolation prize" of SpaceX's government...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:13 PM
The Orlando area jumped up 23 places on Forbes.com's list of the best cities for jobs.
The website released its annual report this week, and the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area ranks No. 8 for the best big cities for jobs.
The methodology for the...