Welcome, Nacho Readers to the end of the week and another Round Up of interesting news to be found online. Besides being Friday, it is also the beginning of the month of November. Hopefully, you aren’t coming down from the sugar rush of Halloween. Hope you all had fun dressing up!
A costume party in one of Tokyo’s most fashionable neighborhoods brings some beauty to the scary celebration.
Soranews 24 has a look at some of the people in costume at the big Halloween street party that is held every year at Shibuya Scramble in Tokyo. The party got a little rowdy as the night unfolded and people got drunker. Some arrests and a few people and feeling sore, but hope everyone had fun!
The Day of the Dead, also known as All Souls Day, is celebrated in México and in all of Latin America on November 2nd.
Halloween also means it is time for The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Another reason for people to get together and have a good time. I am not the most knowledgeable on the holiday but here is to have a good time celebrating those who have passed on.
Google employees in company offices around the world began staging a walkout on Thursday to protest the company’s handling of senior executives accused of sexual misconduct.
NBC News has a look at the massive walkouts at Google. Employees worldwide are walking out in protest of how the company is handling sexual harassment charges against some of Google’s executives and the huge payouts they got to leave the company. I’m not even sure how something like this could play out. We shall see.
James “Whitey” Bulger was killed with a “lock-in-the-sock” inside his West Virginia prison cell. A Mafia hitman is among the inmates under suspicion, say officials.
NBC News also has the story on the death of Boston area Mobster and longtime FBI wanted man, Whitey Bulger. Bulger was transferred to Hazelton federal penitentiary in West Virginia and was murdered there the next morning. Despite the 89-year-old being beaten to death, there isn’t a lot of sympathy for someone who did the things he was in prison for either. After so long on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, the story finally ends.
The statue is 182 meters (597 feet) high, and depicts India’s former political leader, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
CNN has a look at the World’s Tallest Statue being unveiled. The statue makes it’s home in India and is of former Political leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. If you are going to do something like that, do with gusto right?
The world’s largest producer of green stones has unearthed a 5,655-carat emerald crystal at its mines in Zambia.
CNN also has the story on this BIG EMERALD found in the country of Zambia. This monster weighs in at around 2.5 pounds and 5,655 carats. It is being called “Inkalamu” which means Lion in Zambian Bemba. The plans for the monster rock is that it will be cut into smaller (but probably still hugely expensive) pieces and sold at auction in Singapore. I don’t know the price range on an Emerald THAT size, but I’m guessing it is a bit over what I can afford.
In a bizarre accident, a man’s dog shot his owner while out on a hunting trip outside of Las Cruces Thursday.
USA Today has news of a guy getting shot in the back, by his DOG! The story goes that 74-year-old Sonny “Tex” Gilligan was shot sitting in his truck when the paw of his dog Charlie got caught in the trigger and in trying to help Charlie out, the gun went off. The bullet went through the driver’s seat and broke a few ribs and his collarbone, but Tex survived it. I think I’m sticking to cats.
IGN’s weekly PlayStation show covers Red Dead Redemption 2, the PlayStation Classic lineup.
IGN has news at the new game making news in the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC and consoles. I played the first game and that was a lot of fun, but the big thing people are talking about now is the massive loading and installation times on this one. Too much of good thing maybe?
Canadians say they are being asked at the U.S. border whether they have ever used marijuana. Some were surprised at the result.
NPR has interesting news that while Marijuana use for adults is now legal in Canada, it can still pose a problem if you try to get across the border into the US. It turns out that Border patrols and guards will ask if you have ever used weed, and if the answer is yes, you could be permanently banned from the country. I could think of a lot of things to get you banned from the US, but is using pot really that much of concern? Can’t imagine that being a problem getting into Canada now!
VICIS Announces Commercial Availability of ZERO1 YOUTH Helmet Most Technologically Advanced Youth Football Helmet Now Available for Order; VICIS Closes $28.5M Series B with Investment from Aaron Rodgers via Rx3 Ventures PR Newswire SEATTLE, Nov
Business Journals has news on the new ZERO1 youth football helmets now available by VICIS. These helmets are designed to be safer and help prevent head injuries just like the adult helmets are. Cutting down on head injuries is a good thing, especially in younger players. Head and brain injuries suck. Here is hoping it does it’s job the best that it can!
That brings an end to this week’s Round up of the news. Remember to keep your eyes open and keep reading!