Dubai's latest hope to alleviate ground traffic is a flying copter that can transport two passengers for up to 30 minutes. The copter can reach speeds of 60 mph and doesn't require a pilot. The hover-taxi prototype recently had its first launch, without passengers.
It could be another five years before the taxi can ferry passengers for real, but there's already at least one other competitor aiming to be in the air. Looks like Dubai's race to own the skies is heating up.
Harry Anderson’s Cause Of Death Made Public videoelephant 2018-04-250 views Last week, “Night Court” actor Harry Anderson died at age 65. Now, his death certificate has been released. In the document, obtained by TMZ, Anderson’s primary cause of death is listed as cardioembolic cerebrovascular accident, which is a stroke that caused the heart to pump unwanted materials into the brain. Some of the contributing factors listed were influenza and heart disease. Anderson’s wife was the one who discovered him dead at their home in North Carolina.
Sarah Jessica Parker Clears Up Feud With Kim Catrall videoelephant 2018-04-240 views Sarah Jessica Parker is clearing the air about her feud with former Sex and the City costar Kim Cattrall. Last year it was revealed that Cattrall had backed out of 'Sex and the City 3' due to a feud with Parker. Cattrall has lashed out at Parker, calling her mean and nasty. Parker told Vulture her side of things. “I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight." “I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever said about it, you know?”
School Lunches Is A Serious Competition In Japan videoelephant 2018-04-240 views These lunches look totally adorable, with colorful food that looks like cute creatures or popular characters. Most people would probably like to have their lunch look like this, regardless of their age. However, as cute as these lunches may be, they have a bit of a dark side. Having the best school lunch in Japan is a serious competition — even between parents. Parents can spend up to 90 minutes making the perfect lunch, just so their kid’s lunch won’t be called lame. They turn rice into pandas, Disney characters, and more — doing this is called kyaraben.
In Japan, moms usually make lunch, and many moms will think it’ll look bad if their child doesn’t have a good-looking lunch at school. Some kids even get bullied if they don’t have good lunch designs. All this causes problems for moms who simply don’t have the time. Some school are even banning kyaraben to prevent bullying.
Traditionally, Japanese children take a bento box for lunch — the box separates food groups like rice, veggies and protein. Kyaraben started out as a tool to help kids eat healthier. Cute-themed food is also highly popular in Japan already — so there’s even more pressure to make cute lunches for kids.
Woman Fined $500 For Taking Apple Off Plane videoelephant 2018-04-240 views Last week, Crystal Tadlock arrived in Minneapolis after an 8½-hour flight from Paris. She saved an apple that Delta served on the flight, as part of their in-flight meal. She thought nothing of it, until she was searched by a Customs and Border Protection Agent. They found the apple in her bag and fined her $500! Why? Because as CNN reports, "Apples, and most forms of fresh produce, are typically a customs violation and need to be declared on a passenger's customs form." In addition to the fine, Crystal's Global Entry status was also revoked for the civil violation. She now has 20 days to pay the fine. Crystal asked "Why give fruit? Just hand out granola bars or something that won't cause an issue." When she reached out to Delta, they reportedly responded by tweeting the agricultural rules and regulations. It says that "many food products are prohibited entry into the US because may carry plant pests and foreign animal diseases."
10 Travel Safety Tips You Can Learn from the CIA videoelephant 2018-04-240 views 10 Travel Safety Tips You Can Learn from the CIA Mathew Bradley spent more than 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency. I spoke to him via email to ask his top tips for traveling safely, both at home and abroad. What travel safety tips does the CIA give to its employees? Maintain a low profile Research your destination before you go Plan your ground transportation and hotel arrangements in advance Stay aware of your surroundings What should tourists do in case of an emergency while traveling? Have a plan before you go out Make sure someone knows where you're going and when you should be back For natural disasters, plan ahead to avoid hurricanes and wildfires What does a CIA agent always pack for a trip? A doorstop What is your number one travel safety tip? Plan ahead! Also, don't take your passport out of your hotel.
Lonely Millennials Have More Mental Health Issues videoelephant 2018-04-240 views Millenials are more likely to have mental health issues if they are lonely. According to Business Insider, being "isolated from other people... can be completely debilitating to your life. It's bad for stress, can make women feel hungrier, and even increases the risk of early death by 26%... lonely millennials have twice the risk of developing mental health problems like depression and anxiety, compared to those who are connected to others."
NBA Star Stephen Curry Signs Deal With Sony Pictures videoelephant 2018-04-240 views Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has inked a deal with Sony Pictures for film, TV and worldwide partnerships. Curry recently formed a production company titled Unanimous Media, whose headquarters will now be located on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City, California. Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group said in a statement, "Steph is a transcendent figure in current culture.
How Does Target Prevent You From Only Buying One Thing? videoelephant 2018-04-240 views Twitter/ @gadisgii Target is known for its addictive shopping experience and frequently portrayed in memes online as shoppers joke about going into a store to make one purchase but ending up buying far more. Though it lags behind its competitors in terms of e-commerce, the 1,800 store chain has cracked the code on how to make its customers buy more once they're in stores. Analysts say this is partly because of its in-store services and treasure hunt experience. The age-old saying goes that if you walk into Target to buy one thing, you'll almost certainly leave with 100 more.
Prince Heirs Sue Hospital And Walgreens videoelephant 2018-04-240 views Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens, saying they could have prevented the singer’s 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and treated his overdose days earlier, a court document showed on Monday.
Verne Troyer Cause of Death Being Investigated videoelephant 2018-04-240 views The Los Angeles Coroner’s office confirms that late actor Verne Troyer’s cause of death is being investigated. The Austin Powers star’s spokesperson said, “Verne Troyer was admitted into the hospital with a high level of alcohol in his system, where he passed out and became unconscious and he passed away." Troyer had a history with drug and alcohol addiction as well as being suicidal.
The Sydney boy, whose name hasn't been released, got into an argument with his mother and decided to go on a vacation all by himself. He went through his mom's bag and stole her credit card. He then attempted to buy a flight ticket to Bali with Qantas and Garuda, but both airlines refused him for his age. He had more luck with the budget airline Jetstar—all he needed was a passport and a student ID. He managed to convince his grandmother to say where was his passport, took it, and booked the flight—first to Perth and then to Denpasar, Bali. He packed his bag, took his scooter, and said he was going to school, but took a train to the airport instead.
He went through self check-in and when boarding the attendant asked if he was traveling alone. He said "no," but the attendant checked and found out the boy was indeed about to fly alone. Still, the attendant let him through, the boy said at the Fitzy and Wippa radio show on Nova 96.9.
Once in Bali, he used the Indonesian ride hailing app Go Jek to get to the All Seasons Hotel, already booked online, and told the staff he was waiting for his sister to arrive and just checking in early.
Over the next four days, he was enjoying himself, rented a bike, and even drank a beer on a beach. He didn't like it, he said.
Meanwhile, the mom informed the the New South Wales as well as the federal police. But the authorities assured her, she said, that the boy couldn't possibly leave the country. Only after the boy posted a video of himself playing in a pool in Bali and shared his location with a friend the parents found out his whereabouts.
The Indonesian police was contacted and went to detain the boy. He locked himself in a his hotel room, but the police unscrewed a window and took him to a police station. He wasn't arrested and his parents only had 24 hours to come get him, since the police can't hold a person longer than 24 hours without an arrest.
The boy was grounded and the mom is now asking how was it possible the boy could board an international flight to begin with.
Jetstar told 9 News it would be putting measures in place to ensure a similar incident won't happen again.
New Details Revealed In Avicii Death videoelephant 2018-04-240 views DJ and producer Avicii was found dead in Oman last week, and now authorities are releasing new details about their investigation. The 28-year-old, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was vacationing in the capital of Muscat when he passed away. Royal Oman Police told CNN there were no signs of foul play and, "Two postmortems were carried out... and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death.” Authorities said his parents and two sisters are in Oman to retrieve his body, and are “completely devastated.” The Swedish musician was best known for his hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother.” He retired from live performing in 2016 due to his health. The star suffered from acute pancreatitis, a condition that can be caused by alcohol. Avicii was forced to cancel shows in 2014 while he had his gallbladder and appendix removed. The 2017 film "Avicii: True Stories" gives fans an inside look at the star's life, intense relationship with fame, as well as his health problems.
Disney: No more plastic bags videoelephant 2018-04-240 views LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - With the parks celebrating Earth Day and the 20th Anniversary of Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort has announced that it will offer reusable bags for 99 cents at their stores.
This is an effort to phase out plastic bags in all of their 215 Disney stores by the end of May.
For now, the theme parks will continue to use plastic bags, but that's expected to end soon too.
11 Best U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018 videoelephant 2018-04-240 views 11 Best U.S. Cities San Antonio, Texas Lexington, Kentucky Greenville, South Carolina Fort Worth, Texas Saint Louis, Missouri Detroit, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Orlando, Florida New Orleans, Louisiana Baltimore, Maryland San Francisco, California
For this list, we will be looking at those theories about our favorite shows that fans have been debating about. We will stick to in-world theories, so if you think that “Firefly” was cancelled by the government or that “The Simpsons” predicted 9/11, you are looking at a list for another day.