Category Archives: Off Topic

Going Away Over the Holidays? Let Santa Know Where You’ll Be!

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Christmas is less than a week away and it seems like shoppers are hitting the stores hard this year.

I recently wrote about a way to Track Santa’s Journey with Google’s Tracker. The site is a lot more than just a Santa Tracker and is a lot of fun! Lucas asks to visit the site everyday and I’ve enjoyed it too! Continue reading Going Away Over the Holidays? Let Santa Know Where You’ll Be!

Is Iran Smuggling Weapons on Mahan Air Commercial Flights

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Israel is alleging that Iran is smuggling weapons on Mahan Air flights to Lebanon, according to Business Insider.

The info, which was discovered by Israeli intelligence was shared by Israel’s ambassador to the UN to the Security Council. The info was cleared for publication yesterday. Continue reading Is Iran Smuggling Weapons on Mahan Air Commercial Flights

Actor Steven Seagal Gets Russian Citizenship

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Membership has its privileges according to American Express, but I’m not exactly sure what the benefits are for receiving Russian citizenship.

Actor Steven Seagal, popular in the early 1990s for movies such as Marked For Death and Under Siege was recently given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading Actor Steven Seagal Gets Russian Citizenship

Oops! World Gets Access to Internet in North Korea

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A couple of years back North Korea blamed the U.S. for an internet shutdown in the country which lasted a few days.

From what I had read, the internet isn’t something that the average North Korean gets to use or enjoy. It’s mainly used by the elite and military.

One might wonder what is allowed to be viewed on the internet in this isolated country. Continue reading Oops! World Gets Access to Internet in North Korea

Stranded in Micronesia, Rescued Thanks to SOS in Sand

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image: US Embassy Kolonia (Facebook)

A couple of years back I wrote about 5 snorkelers being rescued on the Whitsunday Islands in Australia thanks to writing an SOS in the sand.

When thinking of being stranded on an island, thoughts that come to mind are competitors on the show Survivor and Tom Hanks in the movie Castaway. Continue reading Stranded in Micronesia, Rescued Thanks to SOS in Sand