Daily Archives: November 23, 2012

Leftover Links for November 23, 2012

Today, I made my favorite recipe with the leftovers from yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner. Mix the turkey with celery, dried cranberries, mayo and shredded cheese with seasonings and bake in crescent roll dough. Here are some leftovers from today’s news feeds that you may enjoy. Yum. Hilarious. What a way to almost go… Lawyer’s former lover…

The world’s newest and most lovely geoglyph

north lady

Northumberlandia is the largest human form on Earth – a quarter-mile long and 100 feet of vertical relief. The sculpture is located near Newcastle, England. Northumberlandia, the Lady of the North: A supine land goddess makes her debut – The Washington Post. At first, the visage appears androgynous in its skyward gaze, but then you…

Product placement with a little movie thrown in

Branding James Bond: Do Product-Placement Ads Work? – Yahoo! News. Yes, Heineken paid $45 million to have their beer replace 007’s venerable (and venerated) vodka martini — shaken, not stirred. The money also paid for a scene in which the dashing duo implies the beverage is the best pale lager on the planet. […]Gail Tom,…

The Last Ninja… for real

last ninja

BBC News – Japan’s ninjas heading for extinction. Japan’s era of shoguns and samurai is long over, but the country does have one, or maybe two, surviving ninjas. Experts in the dark arts of espionage and silent assassination, ninjas passed skills from father to son – but today’s say they will be the last. Kawakami…

No luck in cracking the code carried by little bird lost

carrier_pigeon

In an update to an earlier story about a pigeon body found with a WWII message, the code has worked too well. BBC News – WWII pigeon message stumps GCHQ decoders. Britain’s top code-breakers say they are stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon. The remains of the bird…

True hero: Blind, deaf, 3-legged dog can still smell danger

True hero

Blind, deaf, 3-legged dog saves family from fire | KFOR.com – Oklahoma City News & Weather from KFOR Television, Oklahoma’s News Channel 4. Katie and Jace woke up to a wailing Dachshund. A genuine miracle, she believes, considering “True,” their pet dog is blind, deaf and only has three legs. “I thought he had to…

The pope’s book on Jesus’ birth cleans up some myths

jesus nativity

No angels, no animals Pope’s book on Jesus challenges Christmas traditions – CNN.com. It’s Christmas, but not as you know it: a new book released this week by Pope Benedict XVI looks at the early life of Jesus — and debunks several myths about how the Nativity unfolded. In “Jesus of Nazareth — The Infancy…