Breakfast Bar: Thursday 22 September
PICTURE OF THE DAY (ABOVE):
Most times when you dress a dog up in a kooky costume they look at you like they’re seriously reconsidering the whole domestication arrangement. This one, dressed as a lump of moss, looks quite happy. That’s evolution.
NEWS OF THE DAY:
Man kills intruder: A 54 year old Sydney man who reflexively stabbed an burglar who had entered his home and threatened him with a stun gun faces a terrible wait today, as he finds whether he whether charges will be laid in relation to the the man’s death. [via news.com.au]
Farewell Fosters: The iconic Aussie beer brand is joining Vegemite, Speedo and Arnotts as a true blue brand gone global, being sold to an Anglo/South African multinational. Sad? You probably won’t be for long. Check out this interesting story from The Australian a few years back which indicates most consumers might be initially disappointed when an Aussie icon leaves our shores but it rarely affects our buying choices.
It’s the end of REM as we know it: And I don’t feel fine. The legendary and consistently good rock/pop band famous for hits like Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts and Shiny Happy People has announced it’s splitting after 31 years.
VIDEO OF THE DAY:
The evolution of women’s hair in four minutes. And you thought it more or less just grew out of your head.
FACT OF THE DAY:
The idea that redheads are “fiery” may have some truth to it. Certainly they’re harder to sedate than other people: a recent study from the University of Louisville determined redheads take 20 to 30 per cent more anaesthetic to be knocked out than those with other hair colours.