Saturday, 30 April 2011

Lives Saved by A Cellphone


Lives Saved by A Cellphone
Saved by my cellphone
Mobile phones are good for more than just texting, chatting and playing addictive games. You never know when you might need to place a call from the bottom of a tree well, like James Drummond recently did. Get his story and more examples of lifesaving cells.
James Drummond
This snowboarder’s afternoon was spoiled when he crashed into a 6-ft. deep tree well.Drummond used his phone to place a distress call to his wife, who alerted the snow patrol. He was rescued a halfhour later.
Carla Chapman
Chapman was gardening at her Sunshine state home when she was swallowed up by a 7-ft. sinkhole.She had her phone handy and tried dialing for help, but got no signal. How did her phone ultimately help her?
John Garber
Two ejected nightclub-goers angrily opened fire on the Atlanta hotspot where Garber was working as a valet. His cellphone — perched in his shirt pocket — blocked the stray bullet that would’ve otherwise entered his chest.
Thomas Wopat-Moreau
This Manhattan man’s car careened off a state highway,leaving him wounded and stranded for four days. It wasn’t a 911 call that alerted state troopers to his whereabouts — see how his phone helped them find him.
Dan Woolley
Woolley was making a film about poverty in Haiti’s capital when the nation’s devastating earthquake struck. Trapped under tons of wreckage in his hotel lobby, he used an iPhone app to learn how to treat his injuries.
Eric Cooper, Sr.
This SoCal coach turned to an iPhone app  for pointers when one of his teen basketball players fell ill on the court. Cooper was able to successfully administer CPR and revive the player.
Abby Flantz & Erica Nelson
While hiking in Alaska,Flantz and Nelson mistakenly wandered off route and went missing . Here’s how rescuers used their phone to find them.
Kevin Weaver
When Weaver collapsed on the floor of his home his specially trained service dog, Belle, sprang into action. The beagle knew how to bite the 911 speed-dial button on Weaver’s cellphone, alerting the paramedics.

Shannon Haight
Haight was abducted from a parking lot and attempted to call police while locked in a car trunk. After repeatedly dialing the wrong number by mistake, she eventually called her boyfriend, who called 911, setting off a high-speed chase.

Audi Car Made Of paper


Audi Car Made Of paper

Taras Lesko was commissioned by Audi to make a detailed papercraft model of the 2012 Audi A7.

Paper car was created out of 750 unique parts. Each part was printed and assembled using reference photography and A7 blueprints.

It took 245 hours and 285 sheets of paper to finish the project.








Audi A7 Papercraft Model

Audi A7 Papercraft Model

Audi A7 Papercraft Model

President Obama tours devastated Alabama


President Obama tours devastated Alabama



President Obama took a tour of the tornado-devastated state of Alabama . Tornadoes ripped across the south-eastern United States, killing hundreds .

Superman renounces his citizenship


Superman renounces his citizenship



In a landmark issue of the comic book , Superman plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship . See if there will be a boycott.

huttle Endeavour launch delayed


huttle Endeavour launch delayed



The highly anticipated final launch of shuttle Endeavour has been delayed , NASA announced . Thousands flocked to the Florida coast to watch the launch, as well as see the injured wife of astronaut Mark Kelly, who left a Texas hospital to witness the event.

Two and a Half Men’ reboot?


Two and a Half Men’ reboot?



Series co-creator Chuck Lorre reportedly is discussing a new format for “Two and a Half Men” with star Jon Cryer. Cryer’s co-star, Charlie Sheen, who was famously fired in March after he attacked Lorre , is doing a tour

Braves' Derek Lowe arrested for DUI


Braves' Derek Lowe arrested for DUI



Derek Lowe, the 37-year-old starter for the Atlanta Braves, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Lowe is the fifth MLB player to be arrested for DUI so far this year . The Braves pitching coach was recently in trouble for comments he made last weekend .

Royal wedding sets records


Royal wedding sets records



The wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine has set a new record on the Internet . The event quickly became the hottest topic on social media sites, with dozens of mentions each second on Facebook and 300 mentions a second on this social media site. Yet, after all the buzz, the wedding still isn't the biggest event of all time .

January Jones is expecting


January Jones is expecting



"Mad Men" star January Jones, 33, has announced she's expecting her first child later this year. Recently the actress revealed why she believes she's "like a guy" in many ways

Princess Beatrice's hat creates internet buzz


Princess Beatrice's hat creates internet buzz



Perhaps the only thing more talked about than Kate Middleton's dress and Pippa Middleton was Princess Beatrice's hat. The hat worn by Beatrice has been mocked across the Internet

Beckhams’ wedding style


Beckhams’ wedding style


Victoria and David Beckham were among the commoners invited to the royal wedding  The former “Posh” Spice is known for her style.  Becks, meanwhile, aims to be back with his team on Sunday.

Court rules on funding for stem cell research


Court rules on funding for stem cell research



A federal appellate court has ruled on what will happen with federal funding of embryonic stem cell research The issue became highly controversial  when some conservative groups came out against using human embryonic cells in research

April news quiz



April news quiz

April news quiz. The tornadoes that struck several southern states and left hundreds dead, and the royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William are the biggest news stories of April, but there are many others.See if you remember the details. Police suspect a possible serial killer targeting prostitutes on which New York island, after finding the remains of at least nine people there since December 2010?
A. Fire Island
B. Long Island
C. Staten Island
D. Plum Island

Answer


Suicide attack at mosque
What country experienced its first suicide attack on a mosque on April 15, which wounded 28 people?

A. Bangladesh
B. Burkina Faso
C. Morocco
D. Indonesia

Answer
Federal budget cuts
After heated debate and compromise, how much was the federal budget cut by?

A. $38.5 billion
B. $20 billion
C. $38.5 million
D. $315 billion

Answer
Google in trouble?
Google has been in the news a lot recently, for all of the reasons below besides one. Which one is it?

A. It has been facing anti-trust complaints in South Korea.
B. It has invested in the world's largest solar power tower plant.
C. It has been hit with a class-action suit over app purchases.
D. Its first quarter earnings fell by almost 7 percent.

Answer
World's oldest man dies
The world's oldest man, Walter Breuning, died in Montana on April 14. How old was he?

A. 119 years old
B. 116 years old
C. 114 years old
D. 122 years old

Answer
Another Japan earthquake
Which of the following in not true about the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan?

A. It was in northeastern Japan, affecting much of the same area as the March 11 earthquake.
B. It is the strongest Japan has experienced since the March11 earthquake.
C. It cut the power supply to 4 million homes.
D. There are at least 20 people dead and more than 200 injured.

Answer
 
New terror alert system
What will the government start using to issue terror alerts, according to a Homeland Security draft?

A. Facebook and Twitter
B. Text messages
C. E-mail
D. It will rely on traditional media to put out the information.

Answer
FOX News cancels show
Fox News Channel announced it's ending which pundit's daily television show?

A. Greta Van Susteren
B. Sean Hannity
C. Glenn Beck
D. Bill O'Reilly

Answer
Opening day 2011
Which professional sport kicked off its season on the first day in April?

A. Major League Soccer
B. Major League Baseball
C. Major League Lacrosse
D. NASCAR

Answer
Preventive drug price spikes
A drug to prevent babies from being born too early has increased from $20 to how much?

A. $300
B. $750
C. $1,500
D. $2,000

Answer
Country's Entertainer of the Year
What country star took home the prize of Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards?

A. Miranda Lambert
B. Kenny Chesney
C. Taylor Swift
D. Brad Paisley

Answer

How famous couples met


How famous couples met

How famous couples met. From royal weddings to stolen smooches to crossword puzzle proposals, romance is in the air. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the blissful beginnings -- some passionate, some controversial -- of several famous couples.

Barack and Michelle Obama
The president pursued the future FLOTUS after she mentored him at a law firm
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The Hollywood superstars met when Jada auditioned to play Will's girlfriend on his 1990s sitcom
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Katie and Tom began their romance in a very Hollywood way. What did she say about her future husband when she first saw the movie that helped launch his career.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
The talk-show host left a big impression on the TV star when they first met. The two married in 2008.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
The reality-show star and her NBA-playing husband met at a party, and their romance has continued on-screen ever since.
George and Laura Bush
The former president and his wife met at a cookout in Laura's hometown and went on to raise twin daughters together.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
The college sweethearts got engaged last year. See the family heirloom he gave her.
Peter Orszag and Bianna Golodryga
The media power couple met at an annual gala and got married last year. What surprising news was revealed during their engagement?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The parents of six, superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bonded on the set of this action flick but didn't become a couple until later.
Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly
Ever since they were first spotted taking in some NCAA football action and then began dating, engagement rumors have swirled around the actress and her MLB squeeze.
David and Victoria Beckham
Fittingly, the soccer superstar met his future wife at a charity football match in their home country.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw met backstage and have been on the road together ever since.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The Latin-music singer told the "American Idol" judge she would be his wife years before they got hitched in a surprise ceremony. They had previously briefly dated and were longtime friends.
Bill and Melinda Gates
The Microsoft founder and his wife met in 1987, shortly after she joined his company.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
The reality-show stars met at a golf tournament put on by the former Playmate's much older boyfriend.
James Carville and Mary Matalin
The political odd couple -- watch them square off -- have been an item since the 1992 presidential campaign.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
The Hollywood bombshell and her younger man met at a play in 2003 and got married in a secret ceremony two years later.
Tom Brady and Gisele B√ľndchen
The star quarterback was dating this actress when he met the Brazilian supermodel.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
The Disney actress shared with David Letterman the story of how she met herteen-pop-sensation boyfriend.