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What Could $1.6 Million In Stolen Apple Products Look Like?Whatever hangovers, hookups, or regrettable strikeouts your New Year's Eve may have had in store, we're prepared to say your evening was probably still better than that of Apple Store employees in Paris, who not only had to work the holiday, but spent it being held up by a team of armed robbers. Just one employee was slightly hurt, thankfully, but the robbers escaped in a van brimming over with Apple gadgets before police arrived on the scene. The company isn't sharing the particulars of just what goods were nicked in this Grand Theft Apple, but they have put the price tag for the whole theft at about 1 millions euros, or close to $1.6 million. What goods could a theft that big from an Apple store have potentially netted the thieves responsible? We do the math below.Read on...
Curiosity Sends Lackluster New Year’s Eve Message From Mars
This might sound like a spoiled rich kid complaining they asked for a Ferrari for their birthday but got a Lamborghini instead, but when NASA's Curiosity rover tweeted that it would have a special New Year's message for the people gathered in Times Square last night, I thought it would be more... special? It was nice of NASA to send a message at all, but I hope the message Curiosity sends me for my birthday is better-- and that it's a Lamborghini.Read on...
Today Will be PSY’s Last Performance of “Gangnam Style,” But Let’s Not Get Too Excited
Proving that dreams do in fact come true on the night of New Year's Eve, worldwide internet phenomenon PSY -- to clarify, we are not saying that he is in any way deserving of such a title -- announced that tonight's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve will play host to his final "Gangnam Style" live performance in North America. Let us say that once more, because we simply cannot get enough of how sweet it sounds: Last time. In North America. As in EVER! While PSY will still be performing "Gangnam Style" and its signature dance move in other countries around the world as a farewell tour of sorts, we on the western side of the globe can be the first to finally stop stuffing cotton and other nearby objects into our ears to muffle the auditory garbage. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, people, because according to sources, one rubbish song-and-dance from PSY apparently begets another.Read on...
You’ll Put Your Eye Out, Kid: Doctors Warn of Dangers of Flying Champagne CorksIt's New Year's Eve, which means plenty of us will be following a certain great global tradition --going home with a stranger in a desperate, booze-addled effort to prove that we, too, are worthy of love. In another tradition, this will leave plenty of us wishing that we were blind when we wake up tomorrow morning to welcome another year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, though, reminds us that, aside from "while you're pulling on your pants and calling a cab tomorrow morning," being blind is not a desirable condition. The organization has even issued a handy public service warning to remind people to exercise caution when popping the champagne this evening, as the flying corks can put eyes out just as easily as a Red Ryder BB Gun.Read on...
Limo Service Uber Will Gouge You on New Year’s Eve, but They’re Upfront About It
Don't drink and drive. To prevent drinking and driving, companies like Uber offer smartphone apps that can summon classy limos and town cars, complete with driver, to your location. That's very noble of them, but Uber is also a business. That's why Uber has emailed its users to warn them of increased New Year's Eve pricing. It's part of what they call "surge pricing," but it sounds an awful lot like price gouging. They warn users that they can expect to pay a minimum of $100 for a ride during peak hours on New Year's Eve. For that much, the driver better be a jeet kune do master ready to take you on a crime-fighting adventure around town.Read on...
This Giant Papercraft Hulk Sculpture Was Awesome And Then Got Lit On Fire
There's awesome New Years Eve tradition in Ecuador where a whole bunch of talented artists built big paper and wooden sculptures called "años viejos," or "old years" in English. The sculptures depict all kinds of things, like the Hulk above, as well as Smurfs, dinosaurs, Shadow the Hedgehog, whatever your heart desires, really. Then, they all get lit on fire to bid farewall to the past year. Fortunately, before everything was torched, Photographer Ricardo Bohorquez got a bunch of pictures from the celebration in Guayaquil and the sculptures are stunning.Read on...