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December 10, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 10, 2013

A few months ago, New Yorker Leo Grand, who has been homeless since he lost his job in 2011, was presented with an unusual proposition by a stranger: The man would either give Grand $100, or teach him how to develop a mobile app. Grand chose the latter option—and the guy who pitched the idea became the subject of a media storm. But Grand kept at it, and now his app Trees for Cars is available for sale.

Want to whip people up in a minor frenzy? Have Obama shake hands with Fidel Castro’s brother, making people forget that they did it at a memorial for NELSON FREAKING MANDELA. Perspective, guys.

A family of six went missing in a remote canyon in Nevada over the weekend, leading to a huge manhunt, but fortunately they were all found—alive—earlier today.

Bernie Madoff cried when he told his second-in-command that his ponzi scheme was a fraud.

Organic milk is healthier for you: This study says so.

21:00 // 7 months ago
February 24, 2013
18:05 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012
Guess what? In three months, Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad without a permit. Currently, residents of the island nation have to obtain a costly permission slip from the state in order to travel overseas, and are allowed to spend less than a year total off Cuban soil. However, the foreign ministry announced today that the permit requirement will be eliminated within 90 days, and Cubans will now be permitted to spend two years abroad. (Photo: AP). source

Guess what? In three months, Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad without a permit. Currently, residents of the island nation have to obtain a costly permission slip from the state in order to travel overseas, and are allowed to spend less than a year total off Cuban soil. However, the foreign ministry announced today that the permit requirement will be eliminated within 90 days, and Cubans will now be permitted to spend two years abroad. (Photo: AP). source

5:18 // 1 year ago
April 16, 2011

Wow: Fidel Castro’s brother Raul suggests term limits for Cuba

  • two the number of terms — five years each — Raul Castro just suggested Cuba limit its elected officials to
  • 47 the number of years his brother Fidel led the communist nation for; which explains why this is a surprise source

» A rare meeting: Raul made the suggestion at a meeting of the Communist Party Congress — the first get-together of the organization in 14 years. Raul said the country needed the changes to encourage a ”systematic rejuvenation of the whole chain of party and administrative posts.” Let’s face it, Raul Castro (the 79-year-old younger brother) isn’t going to live forever. No word on what his brother thinks of this.

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20:58 // 3 years ago