| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The hard winter may have slowed car sales. So, if you're in the market, there might be more good deals out there than usual in the coming weeks. Before hitting the lots, check out these sites.
"Confessions of a Car Salesman," at the Popular Mechanics...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
A UnitedHealth Group study shows that playing interactive sports video games can help overweight children lose weight, Forbes.com reports.
The 16-week study showed that overweight children that expended energy by playing simulated sports games on...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:30 AM
For years, many Super Bowl commercials catered toward men, using models and attractive celebrities to sell beer, Carl's Jr. hamburgers and even website domain names.
Well now there's an app that lets you call out ads for being sexist.