In less than two decades, Portugal went from suffering an epidemic of heroin use, drug-related crimes and deaths to enjoying one of the lowest rates of drug-related deaths in the world. This excellent, short video from Bloomberg explores why this is the case.
Welcome to the ultimate luncheon: £20m1 worth of cocaine cunningly concealed inside enormous loaves of frozen mystery meat. Truck driver Robert Tromp, 49, was collared by U.K. border guards at Harwich in Essex in November 2019. Inside the meaty blocks was 440 pounds of cocaine, imbound from the Netherlands. Tromp was convicted this week of… READ THE REST
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs after its race. Owner Bob Baffert blamed "cancel culture" and said "We live in a different world now. This America's different." The track was not apparently impressed by the idea that "cancel culture" is somehow responsible for a horse's positive drug test, as the AP… READ THE REST
Authorities intercepted a trailer at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge carrying fresh cucumber pickles. Apparently their "non-intrusive imaging system" clued them in that the pickle bags contained 217 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $4,343,000. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities referred to them as "funky pickles" which would be an excellent name for an actual… READ THE REST
Digital painting has truly become an art in itself. Even with artists like Andy Warhol creating digital art on a Commodore Amiga back in the mid-80s, digital painting has mostly been a kitschy bit of artistic fun, not stuff to be regarded as a true masterwork. But much has changed over the past decade. Technology… READ THE REST
While it never hurts when your company name becomes a verb, but there's a lot more to Google than a simple web search. Sure, Google's search engine is also the engine that powered the firm into its current position as one of the 10 most valuable companies in America, but the company has spent the… READ THE REST
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. That's because while companies have engaged in a two-decade arms race to constantly one-up each other for the biggest, best camera available,… READ THE REST