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It appears Barack Obama is a fan of the Netflix series House of Cards. The U.S. President was attending a meeting with tech magnates this week when he joked about the Washington-based political drama with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. “I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” said the U.S. commander-in-chief. Obama also had high praise for the fictional HOC character of U.S. Representative Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, saying, “This guy is getting a lot of stuff done.”
London citizens have a new service to make the morning ride to work after a Christmas party a little smoother. Kabuto Noodles has launched the Kab-U-To-Work taxi service for customers in the downtown London area. The service promises to take customers to work in the comfort of a taxi while being served Kabuto soup noodles, fresh orange juice and breath mints (along with painkillers and sunglasses). Best of all: The service is free with the price of the cab ride.
Source: The Daily Mail
British scientists are launching a massive new study asking people to participate in an online hearing test to discover if modern life is harming our hearing. A recent survey revealed that an estimated one in six adults suffers from some form of hearing loss. Visitors to the website www.100yearsofamplifiedmusic.org will be asked to answer questions on their listening habits and complete an assessment of their own hearing after listening to sound tests.
Two teenagers are getting online attention for their remarkable car built entirely of Lego blocks. Romanian teenager Raul Oaida and Aussie teen Steve Sammartino co-constructed the fully functioning vehicle from more than a half-million Lego pieces and 256 pistons. The car is propelled by four orbital engines and can reach top speeds up to 20 miles an hour. The creators say they have taken the car out on street runs but keep it slow because they’re “scared of a giant Lego explosion.”
Yes, it’s true. Hollywood really is making a feature film based on the sixties TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Warner Bros is mounting the big-screen version and has already signed comic actor Josh Gad for a key role. The studio hasn’t confirmed which role Gad will assume, but most Hollywood insiders believe he’ll play the titular role of Gilligan, who was working a three-hour tour with the Skipper when they and five passengers become stranded on an uncharted island.