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February 18, 2013

What Google Knew About the Asteroid Striking Russia

Google's Doodle might be for Fun  and at times its observing the pioneer of Science and Technology, not to mention Holidays and Events. However in a bizarre event,  the Google Doodle has managed to create a political storm  as it found out recently, during the Asteroid striking Russia last week .However Google  had removed its Doodle of Asteroid hitting the Earth   ( this was done before the actual event of Asteroid striking the Earth However Google says this was just a Holiday Fun 
The doodle was very simple. The second G in "Google" came to life on noticing a disturbance; leaped in shock; then hopped aside just in time to avoid the incoming Asteroid 2012 DA14, which plunged through the hole left by the fleeing letter. Then the G, with danger past, hopped back into place.

However that was short lived as an  innocuous asteroid struck Russia and injured many of them. Its no secret that Google Nerds 
leaning artists thought it might be fun to create a little something that cheered the fact that Asteroid 2012 DA14 wasn't going to strike  Earth and create havoc.
Google explained to ABC News: "Out of respect for those injured in the extraordinary meteor shower in Russia earlier today, we have removed today's doodle from the Google home page." (ABC also reported that many scientists believed the Russian meteorite was not a fragment of Asteroid 2012 DA14 and that the events were not related.)

February 14, 2011

The Economics and Trivia of Valentine's Day

Valentine Day Infographic created for Mashable by Lab 42

Click On the Image to see the larger version

Some stats  on Valentine's Day
  • 70% of women wish to receive their Valentine’s Day bouquet at home, begging the question ‘is it because they wish not to be embarrassed in front of their colleagues/don’t wish to lug 20 lillies back on the train home’, I think this answer is a resounding “yes!”
  • Cleverly, Interflora have avoided mentioning how many women actually want to receive flowers at all (their primary business), where they’re quite happy to dissect other gifts that are brought on Valentines Day
  • On average, it seems that the majority will be spending between £21-50 on their partners, which I don’t disagree with, but I once heard that Valentines Day is the second highest grossing holiday yearly, only behind Christmas; and therefore think it is a scam
  • Frankly, a shocking amount (11%) of people intend on buying a teddy bear for their partner, the same amount as a weekend away and clearly as romantic… *hint sarcasm*
  • Worst of all the comparison to what men plan to give and what women want to receive (which, by the way, has cleverly avoided the fact that men apparently aren’t meant to receive anything…) polarises just how wrong we all are….
  • Women would prefer a weekend away (19%) or jewellery (16%), but only 11% and 8% of men are actually going to get them it. Instead they are actually going to get it a teddy bear (11%) or chocolates (20%), which less women appear to want (6% and 14%). source