Bits and Pieces - November 4, 2014
November 4, 2014
Starbucks says it plans to begin delivery service starting next year. That's a great idea because some people have to actually walk upwards of three minutes to get to their nearest Starbucks.
It was all trick and no treat for ELIZA DUSHKU on Halloween. Eliza was robbed by two men in Halloween costumes in front of the Omni Hotel where she was staying for the Rhode Island Comic Con. The crooks got her Louis Vuitton duffle bag that was a gift from Sharon Osbourne and she says it has sentimental value as it had been around the world with her. Eliza later tweeted: "Was just robbed in front of my hotel a few hrs ago. Cameras caught everything: hotel/police/security weren't able to do anything." Actually, they did do something as the men were identified and arrested and Eliza's bag was returned.
NBC is pulling the plug on their new sitcoms BAD JUDGE and A TO Z. However, NBC will continue to air the remaining episodes over the next few weeks.
- THE SPICE GIRLS' debut single 'Wannabe' has been named the catchiest song of all time. More than 12,000 people participated in an online experiment, in which they were asked to name a tune in an interactive game called Hooked on Music. Researchers designed the game to find out what makes music memorable and used more than 1,000 clips of best-selling songs released since the 1940s. Participants recognized 'Wannabe' in an average of 2.9 seconds. The second-catchiest song was Lou Bega's 'Mambo No. 5', followed by Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger'.
A new report finds that Americans are getting screwed when it comes to the Internet. Americans pay far more and get far less when it comes to high speed Internet access compared to many other people around the world. For example,
Internet users in Seoul continue to get the speediest connections at the lowest prices anywhere in the world. South Koreans get one gigabit per second for just $30 a month. Meanwhile, the best speeds that people in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., or New York can get are half as fast and cost $300 a month. However, that could be changing. Chattanooga, Tennessee, which built the country's first citywide gigabit-per-second Internet network in 2010, has cut the price of its ultra-fast service to $70 a month. Google's new gigabit service, Google Fiber, which is available in Kansas City, also costs $70 a month. Gigabit Internet connections are up to 100 times faster than what most of the rest of us have.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is said to be in talks for a plea agreement in his child-abuse case in Texas. Word is that the deal could be hammered out by tomorrow.
One would think that if one were to steal a chainsaw by hiding it under one's shirt that one would either need a very large shirt or would have to be stealing a very small chainsaw. Apparently not thinking things all the way through was Port St. Lucie, Florida's Anthony Brian Ballard. Not only did Ballard attempt to do this, his getaway vehicle was a stolen bicycle. Despite the odds, Ballard did manage to make it a short distance from the store before his arrest for grand theft.
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