The pizza box is one of those simple items that everyone is always trying to improve, without really making a improvements. Sure, a little spot for dipping sauce is nice; that tiny white stool that prevents the top from messing up the cheese is kind of handy; those insulated bags that carry several boxes do keep the pizza somewhat hot. But really, no one has revolutionized the pizza box. Until now. Finally, Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn is disrupting the pizza box game.
Introducing the Pizza Box Pizza. This is the game changer we’ve been waiting for. The future is now, and it tastes delicious. Discuss
Introducing The PIZZA BOX PIZZA! A pizza box made entirely out of pizza! No waste, 100% pizza and 100% delicious. pic.twitter.com/2KxxndlK4Z
Automobile-related deaths were up some eight percent in 2015 over against 2014, according to reports. This increase is due in part, simply, to more people on the roads, apparently. But another part, officials say, is an increase in “distracted driving”—people driving while posting to social media, texting or whatever. So, according to The New York Times, some authorities “want to treat distracted driving like drunken driving.” There are a few ideas out there about what this might look like. But here’s one that jumps out: Some lawmakers in New York want to give police officers a device that’s basically the “digital equivalent of the Breathalyzer.” They’re calling it a “Textalyzer.”
According to the Times, the Textalyzer would work like its alcohol-detecting sibling: An officer could request access the phones of any drivers involved in an accident and then use the Textalyzer to check the phones’ activities. And just like in a Breathalyzer situation, refusing to submit your phone to an officer could lead to a suspended license. Not surprisingly, critics of the idea cite privacy concerns, because, man, what’s the deal with the government wanting to see in everybody’s phones? Discuss
Fans of the real-time action series 24 have reason to be excited. Variety is reporting that Fox has officially placed an order for 24: Legacy, a spin-off of the national security series. Though the new series will play out in the same style as the original, it won’t feature long-time star, Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. Instead, the new show will center on a character played by Corey Hawkins (Heath in The Walking Dead, Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton), as a war hero who returns home to fight terrorism. The 12-episode season will air next year. Discuss
For the first time ever, a woman has become a U.S. Army Infantry Officer. Over the summer, Captain Kristen Griest became the first woman to graduate from the military’s grueling Ranger School, putting her in an extremely elite class of soldiers. The Army expects her to take over command of her infantry unit sometime by the summer of 2017. Back in December, the military removed limitations based on gender, which made women ineligible to serve as infantry soldiers. At the time, Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, told The Army Times, “We’re not going to turn our back on 50 percent of the population. We are opening up every occupation to women. I think that’s pretty historic.” Discuss
Activist and U2 frontman Bono recently recorded a video message for the congregation of Willow Creek Church, encouraging them in their projects caring and advocating for refugees. He used the Gospel to show why it is so important. Quoting the book of Matthew, Bono said,
Exile was close to heart of who Jesus was … ‘Foxes have holes, birds have nests, the son of man has no where to lay his head.’ Not just no room at the inn; Jesus was a displaced person. His family, fleeing to Egypt for fear of the life of their first-born child. Yup, Jesus was a refugee.
The church recently took part in a “Celebration of Hope”, a church- and community-wide initiative focused on human rights campaigns and projects around the world. About 4,000 runners recently took part in the church’s "Run For Refugees” 5K, which raised money for refugee families throughout the globe. Discuss
It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what is so hypnotizing about this three-minute video of a Lego train set equipped with a camera. But riding around the meticulously crafted track is weirdly mesmerizing. At the very least, it will make you want to break out your old Lego sets—if they're not still out anyway. Discuss