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  • Subway: 'Footlong' just a name, not a size

    01/21/2013 4:22:05 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 19, 2013
    NEW YORK, - The U.S. restaurant chain Subway said this week its Footlong brand is the name of a sandwich line, not a guarantee each sandwich is a foot long. The chain said on its Australian Facebook page there is no guarantee each footlong sub would measure 12 inches. "Subway Footlong is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length," the statement said. ABC News said a tempest started brewing when an Australian teenager went online to state he had measured a sandwich he had...
  • UPDATE: News Brief: 3/18/11, 10 AM EDT [Fukushima-MIT NSE Nuclear Information Hub]

    03/18/2011 9:30:46 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies
    MIT NSE ^ | 3/18/11, 10 AM EDT | mitnse
    Spraying of spent fuel pools at Units 3 and 4 is still underway. Visual inspection of Unit 4’s pool showed water in the pool, and so efforts have been temporarily focused upon Unit 3. While efforts at using helicopters to dump water onto the pools had been largely unsuccessful , army firetrucks used in putting out aircraft fires have been employed with some success. The elite Tokyo Hyper Rescue component of the Tokyo fire department has arrived on scene and is conducting missions of roughly two hours in length, during which they spray the pools for 7-8 minutes, wait for...
  • What are dimensions of 10 yards of dirt

    03/25/2007 3:27:21 PM PDT · by Upton O. Goode · 32 replies · 9,304+ views
    I had someone give me a price for "10 yards of top soil".
  • NASA's GRACE [Mission] Finds Greenland Melting Faster, 'Sees' Sumatra Quake

    12/21/2005 8:39:29 AM PST · by cogitator · 36 replies · 2,114+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | December 20, 2005 | Isabella Velicogna
    In the first direct, comprehensive mass survey of the entire Greenland ice sheet, scientists using data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) have measured a significant decrease in the mass of the Greenland ice cap. Grace is a satellite mission that measures movement in Earth's mass. In an update to findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, a team led by Dr. Isabella Velicogna of the University of Colorado, Boulder, found that Greenland's ice sheet decreased by 162 (plus or minus 22) cubic kilometers a year between 2002 and 2005. This is higher than...
  • Playboy girls are losing their curves

    12/19/2002 5:11:38 PM PST · by MadIvan · 133 replies · 8,908+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 20, 2002 | Celia Hall
    A study of the vital statistics of hundreds of Playboy centrefolds has revealed that female models are becoming less curvaceous. Researchers in Toronto and Vienna studied 577 consecutive monthly issues of the magazine to compare models' measurements over nearly 50 years. Playmates have become more boyish or androgynous, with smaller breasts and smaller hips in 2001 compared with 1953. They also weigh less than females in general. From each model's height, weight, bust, waist and hip measurements the researchers calculated their weight in relation to their height, a waist:hip ratio and a waist:bust ratio they called the "androgyny index". The...