Story | Nov 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM
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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian 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.”
Column | Sep 1, 2011 | 12:51 PM
As if you needed another reason to buy newspapers (sorry, cheap marketing plug there), there's now research that suggests they can be used for biofuels. From Cars.com, via The Detroit News: If researchers at Tulane University have their way,...
Story | Apr 2, 2012 | 10:17 AM
They called him ``Skirts'' behind his back and he had to build a high fence around his Kensington home to ward off curiosity seekers. The local legend of William T. Sloper has prompted unabashed giggles and piqued the curiosity of area residents ever...
Story | May 1, 2014 | 10:52 AM