Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

Investigators say the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was hijacked and steered off-course.

A Malaysian government official said people with significant flying experience could have turned off the flight’s communication devices.Theories: Suspicions are increasing that flight MH370 was deliberately diverted, as evidence suggests it took a sharp turn to the west and headed out over the Andaman Islands, sources have claimed

The representative said that hijacking theory was now ‘conclusive’, and police are now believed to be searching the home of pilot, Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah. (more…)


Britain's Mohamed Farah celebrates winning the men's 5000m final at the Games on August 11Global press agency AFP have already released their selection of 2012’s best pictures — even though there is still a full month to go. The incredible images capture every major news story of the year so far, from triumph at the Olympics to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the US and ongoing violence in Syria.  (more…)

An obscure king who ruled West Africa in the 14th century has been named the richest person in history in a new inflation-adjusted list of the world’s 25 wealthiest people of all time.

Spanning 1,000 years and with a combined fortune of $4.317trillion, only three of the list’s 25 are alive today; none of them are women and 14 of them are American. (more…)

If you’ve ever felt a ‘like’ on Facebook wasn’t quite real enough, a US designer has unveiled a jacket that hugs the wearer every time they receive one.

Designed by MIT student Melissa Chow, the ‘Like-A-Hug’ is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance.

The vest inflates when friends ‘Like’ a photo, video, or status update on the wearer’s wall. It’s creator says this ‘allows us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs.  Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.

‘The project was done as an exercise and exploration in shape display,’ said Miss Chow. ‘We came up with the concept over a casual conversation about long-distance relationships and the limitations of video chat interfaces like Skype.