The Odd The Weird The Wacky

Hey, It’s Just Baby Food!

Breastfeeding Whitney Huntwork

Public breastfeeding has always been controversial. It is a topic that makes people sit up and voice their opinions. There has been many incidents of public outcry against public breastfeeding. But like it or not, the crux of the matter is that it’s just baby food! A lot of mothers believe they have every right to feed their babies wherever ...

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How High Can Bitcoin Go Or Is It A Bubble?

Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been on a tear this year as it keeps on setting record highs.  At the time of my writing this article, Bitcoin is pushing $6,800 price levels and $113.68 billion in market capitalization. With the current price hovering around US$6,800, a USD100 investment in Bitcoin in March 2010 (when the price was $.003) would have ballooned to USD226 ...

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Oh Marimo!

The RM25 Marimo moss ball bought by my sister-in-law

There is a new fad in town and its name is Marimo moss balls, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, Mossimo or Moss Balls. I was at Candy Box on the first floor of Imperial Mall Old Wing when I saw these moss balls being sold at one of the boxes in the store. Each moss ball is stored ...

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Who Owns the Largest Bitcoin Stash?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who owns the most bitcoins? That question has intrigued the whole world and no one knows the answers for sure. Most Bitcoiners do not store vast quantities in a single wallet. They stash them in many wallets and all are anonymous. But the honour is widely believed to belong to bitcoin’s shadowy inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi is estimated to have ...

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Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Do you know what is Bitcoin Pizza Day? On May 18, 2010 Laszlo Hanyecz went to a Bitcoin forum and asked the community if someone would go and buy him two pizzas in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins. The US dollar value of 10,000 Bitcoins at that time was about US$25. Laszlo got himself a deal on May 22 and he ...

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The Finger Lift

Finger Lift

I was on Facebook when I saw a video featuring the Finger Lift trick. It brought back memories of that night in 1976 when I was in Upper Six D class at Kolej Tun Datuk Tuanku Haji Bujang. I came across the trick in a non-fiction book that I was reading at that time. After sharing the trick with my ...

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Mrbrown Hits Back at Criminal Minds Beyond Borders

Criminal Minds Beyond Borders

A lot of Singaporeans are up in arms about the way the city state was portrayed in the Cinderella and the Dragon episode of US television series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. I know it’s just a TV show and things should not be taken seriously. But for tv viewers who have never been to Singapore, they will tend to believe what ...

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Old Wives’ Tales

Old wives' tales

We have heard a lot of old wives’ tales Those quirky beliefs old folks like to tell Most are nothing more than mere superstitions Yet many are enthralled by such notions.   Clipping fingernails or toenails at night brings bad luck The logical reason is that it may leave you with a cut Snapping a photo of a sleeping person ...

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Speech-To-Text On WhatsApp Can Be Hilarious!

Look for this icon on your smartphone keyboard

I wasn’t aware that there is a speech-to-text function on WhatsApp until my sister informed us about it in our family WhatsApp chat last night. Since then I have given it a try and as long as I pronounce the words correctly, the function really works! Instead of typing or using the audio option, I can use the speech-to-text function ...

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Geda The Monkey

Geda the prophetic monkey

Has Paul the Octopus been reincarnated as a monkey in China? The 5-year old monkey, known as Geda and living at Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park in China, has proven that his successful prediction of Portugal winning the 2016 European Championship in July this year was no flash in the pan. The prophetic primate has successfully predicted that Donald Trump would ...

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