Who knew elephants were musically gifted?
Musician Paul Barton has been playing piano for elephants for nearly two decades. But, he was shocked when an elephant spontaneously joined him in a duet during a recent visit to Thailand. As the first elephant was banging on the piano keys, a second elephant got in on the act with rhythmic dancing.
Even though Barton had never seen this type of reaction from the animals, he says it's completely natural. He explains, "Some elephants have an extraordinary sense of rhythm."
A new report in London's 'Daily Mail' says that for years, the final secret code to authorize launching U.S. nuclear missiles --and likely starting World War III-- was simple.
How simple? Try eight zeros, as in 00000000. That code was in effect until 1977.
Those eight zeros would have been entered in a "PAL" or "Permissive Action Link" device that was supposed to prevent any unauthorized arming or detonation of nuclear weapons.
But the Pentagon was apparently worried about the possibility of command centers or communication lines being destroyed in a real nuclear war, stopping soldiers getting the codes or authorization to launch missiles when they were actually needed.
So they set the security code for the launching weapons as eight zeros to make things as simple as possible for all parties.
We've all heard of air mail, but Amazon.com has plans to take it to a whole new level. The e-tailer is testing delivering orders to their customers using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed during an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday.
Although the technology is at least three-to-four years away, Amazon already has a name for their delivery service that would use small, unmanned aircraft. They're calling it Prime Air. Bezos said the goal of the new delivery service is to have packages in the hands of their customers in 30 minutes or less.
Anchorman Ron Burgundy, otherwise known as Will Ferrell, joined the KX News in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday night.
In character throughout the half-hour broadcast, Will read the local Bismarck news alongside co-anchor Amber Schatz.
Burgundy's signature "stay classy" catchphrase didn't make the air, though, because he missed his cue. Instead, Will ended the night by saying, "What? Am I supposed to read that?"
Fights, stampedes, riots and utter chaos, this latest super cut compilation shows that Black Friday is an out of control American tradition that has a way of bringing out the worst in people who are unaware that it’s 2013 and Cyber Monday is now the best shopping day of the year.
Thankfully, I was here at BIG playing great classic rock, and far away from the insanity at the malls.
At least nobody will get trampled today on Cyber Monday.