Meteor Falls Into Russia
A meteor fall over Russia’s Ural Mountains Friday morning (February 15th) caused sharp explosions and reportedly injured some 100 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. Meteor fragments fell in thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, where part of a roof at a zinc factory also collapsed. There were conflicting reports as to whether the explosions were caused by a meteor shower or a single meteor.
Drunk Hotel Guest Takes Dip In Aquarium
A hotel guest in the U.K., who’d had a bit too much to drink, climbed into a 12,000 liter aquarium in the lobby – fully clothed. The man, only known as Matt, was caught a staff member who made him get out of the tank then escorted him out of the hotel. A hotel director said, “It was a careless act and dangerous for all involved, including the fish,” adding, that the fish were unharmed during the incident. (Huffington Post)
Pistorius Charged With Killing Girlfriend
Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee sprinter nicknamed the “Blade Runner,” was charged Thursday (February 14th) in the death of his 30-year-old girlfriend, who was found shot to death at his Pretoria home. Police said Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times early Thursday morning at Pistorius’ home, where a 9-millimeter pistol was found and the 26-year-old Paralympic and Olympic athlete was arrested for murder. The cause of the shooting remains unclear, but police said they had received calls in the past about domestic altercations at Pistorius’ home. Pistorius made history last year in London when he became the first double-amputee track athlete to compete in the Olympics, making it as far as the semifinals of the 400-meters competing on carbon-fiber blades. Pistorius and Steenkamp, a model who was named one of the world’s 100 Sexist Women for two years in a row by FHM magazine and who also had a law degree, were first seen together publicly in November. One of her last tweets was a message for Pistorius about Valentine’s Day that said, “What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow? It should be a day of love for everyone.”
The NBA Allstar Game Is Sunday in Houston
The Celtics’ Kevin Garnett says this will be his last allstar game. He gave no reason, but people are speculating that he plans to retire after this season.
Slacking Off At Work Doesn’t Necessarily Need To Be A Bad Thing
Bosses who notice an employee’s performance drop in one aspect of the job shouldn’t immediately think the employee is slacking off. A study led by a University of Toronto professor discovered that in many cases the employee has just shifted and refocused his efforts on a different set of tasks, which should be considered a positive sign of adaptability.