Buzzfeed Has Put Out Their List Of 29 Albums Turning 20 This Year
On the list? Sheryl Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club”, Snoop’s “Doggystyle”, Salt N Peppa’s “Very Necessary”, and Counting Crow’s “August And Everything After”
Eagles Are Now Reality TV Stars
A couple of bald eagles have become the newest reality stars from the state of Florida. A real estate agent in North Fort Myers has put a camera next to where the eagles — nicknamed Ozzie and Harriet — are keeping watch on their two eggs. So far, the camera images have gotten more than 2 million views. Yesterday one of the birds could be seen sitting in the huge nest, which is built some 60 feet above ground in a tree. One of the eaglets recently hatched and the second is close to doing so. Eventually, viewers can see the birds learn to fly, forage and leave the nest.
iPhone 6 Already In The Works?
According to The Next Web, iPhone 6 may be in the works already. The Next Web reports that software developers scanning through their logs have seen devices that identify themselves with a tag called “iPhone 6,1” and indicate they are running iOS 7. Devices use these identifying tags to communicate basic information to software, such as features and capability. IPhone 5 currently uses the tags “iPhone 5,1” or “iPhone 5,2.” The Next Web reports that while this information can be faked, the logs also reveal the IP addresses of the tagged phones indicate they are located in Cupertino, California, where Apple is headquartered. Apple is expected to reveal details about its products and operating systems in June at the Worldwide Developer Conference. (Fox News)
Some Say That You Should Get Less Sleep
One wellbeing expert says sleeping eight-hours per night is not ideal. Wellbeing expert Daniel Browne says if you reduced your sleep from eight to seven hours a night, you might feel more alert and live longer. Recent studies have shown that people who sleep six to seven hours a night live the longest compared to people who sleep different lengths of time. Browne has tips for reducing you sleep time, including having a list of things that you want to get out of bed for, and gradually reducing your sleep by five to ten minutes each day until you find an amount of sleep that works for you. (Daily Mail)
New York’s Putnam County Won’t Give Gun Ownership Info to Newspaper
A Hudson Valley, New York, newspaper recently caused national controversy when it published online maps in the wake of the Newtown massacre that showed the names and addresses of all gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties north of New York City. Now the Journal News wants to do the same thing for neighboring Putnam County, but officials are refusing the Freedom of Information request. County Clerk Dennis Sant agrees with critics who called the publication of the maps an invasion of privacy and said it could endanger permit holders. He told the New York Times, “In Putnam County, I have over 11,000 pistol permit holders, and I refuse to put their lives and their families’ lives in danger. When these laws were conceived, there was no social media, there was no Google maps.” However, Robert Freeman of the state’s Committee on Open Government says the county is violating state law, which says, “The name and address of any gun licensee are public.” The Journal News is standing by the project, which ran under the headline, “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood,” with president and publisher Janet Hasson saying, “We believe the law is clear that this is public information and the residents of Putnam County are entitled to see it.”
Kansas Wants Sperm Donor to Pay Child Support, Reimburse State Assistance
The state of Kansas is going after a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple nearly four years ago, saying he is responsible for reimbursing the state for public assistance that was received for the now three-year-old child that was born, as well as for future child support payments. William Marotta signed an agreement with the couple whose online ad he answered in March 2009 that relieved him of any financial or paternal responsibility or rights. But Kansas argues that because Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer didn’t have a doctor or clinic perform the insemination, but instead had Marotta drop off the sperm at their home and did it themselves, he can be held financially responsible for the child under state law. After Schreiner and Bauer broke up, Schreiner received $6,000 in public assistance from the state to help care for the girl. Kansas is now seeking that money back from the 46-year-old Marotta, and want him to pay child support. Marotta is asking the courts to dismiss the case against him.