Earlier this week I wrote about Sonya Thomas, a.k.a. the "Black Widow," who has won numerous competitive eating contests involving hotdogs, oysters, meatballs and plenty of other foods. The Wall Street Journal did a story on how this 100 lb eating machine trains.
She now eats one huge meal a day spread over an hour or two and accompanied by nearly a gallon of water or a no- or low-calorie drink. She thinks eating like this stretches her stomach so it can handle the large quantities of food she eats at... READ ON
The media has definitely covered the obesity epidemic in America in recent years and the situation doesn't seem to be improving. Doctors are coming up with anything they can to try to get kids to exercise a little more. One idea is to trick them into lifting weights by putting weights in their toys.
OneÂ study included five boys and five girls, who were an average of 7.5 years old, who were randomly assigned to carry either large, cardboard toy blocks that weighed less than a quarter of a pound (0.10... READ ON
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Or at least it's about to be. Vancouver is in the process of becoming the first city to enable drivers to makeÂ meter payments via cell phone. Once you sign up for an account, you can pay for any amount of parking and then as the time is running out, you'll receive a text message and you can add minutes without having to go back to your car. Verrus Mobile Technologies is the company behind the project and they make their share through a 30 cent surcharge.
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LiveScience reports today on a Smart Pill in development that may be able to take various medical measurements inside the body and transmit those to a computer on the outside for analysis. The device is used to diagnose gastroparesis, which causes a slow emptying of the stomach and can lead to serious gastrointestinal problems.
As the plastic-sheathed pill passes through the stomach, intestines, and bowel, it transmits critical diagnostic information—such as pH, temperature, and the amount of... READ ON
The 330 lb giant tortoise whom experts believe Charles Darwin studied while on the Galapagos Islands, died at Australia Zoo this week.
Two quick facts from the article:Â
Hangar said Harriet, who had made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest living animal, had been credited with helping Darwin pioneer his theory of evolution.
Harriet was originally named Harry, as she was mistakenly identified as male, an error which was not rectified for more than a... READ ON
Dogs can experience a runner's high.