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Thursday, July 28, 2005


A Google Pedometer

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Evidence of Bigfoot?

From the WSJ Evening Wrap:
The world may be one hair away from finding out if the legendary Sasquatch really exists. On Monday, researchers at the University of Alberta began DNA testing on a clump of hair found in Teslin, Yukon. Two men said they saw what appeared to be a 9-foot-tall creature lumbering upright through their back yard early one morning, leaving behind a large footprint and some dark, brown hair. They are convinced they have seen a Sasquatch, a mythical, Yeti-like creature, also known as Bigfoot, that allegedly haunts the wilds of North America. University of Alberta wildlife geneticist David Coltman, who will be doing the testing, thinks the hikers saw a bison. But if the hair's DNA doesn't match that of a bison or any other known species, then it might be time to wonder. 'Well that would be kind of cool, wouldn't it?' he told CBC News. 'We might as well have a look-see.' Results are expected to be ready by the middle of the week."

Monday, July 25, 2005

Grocery Executives Study Kosher Lifestyle

From KosherToday:
(Los Angeles) Supermarket executives have long associated customer lifestyle with the level of food buying. Orthodox Jews tend to have structured mealtimes throughout the week, but particularly on at least two meals on the Shabbat, a fact that grocery executives accounts for larger grocery baskets than average consumers. A growing number of supermarkets have in recent years made strong efforts to attract the Orthodox buyers who also have larger families.

In the general society, executives say, “Flexi-eating' is becoming more common as consumers base their mealtimes around their lifestyles rather than having structured mealtimes. Mealtimes are becoming more fragmented, informal and less important to consumers as other activities take priority. This trend has crept into the busy lifestyles of Orthodox Jews as well, but the weekly meals of the Shabbat has kept them distinctly apart from general consumers. One supermarket executive guessed that his Orthodox customers spend as much as 40% more than other consumers, “a good deal
of it tied to the Shabbat.”

Thursday, July 14, 2005

What's Your Secret?