Sexiest Starbucks in the world?

Posted by Mark

I just got the following SMS from my sister who I’m guessing is inside Avenues:

Avenues has what is acclaimed to be the sexiest Starbucks in the world. Even the name and logo are in silver, not green. The walls are also dark gray granite.

Sounds cool. I am going to google now and see if there is anything like this anywhere else in the world. Avenues is still not open to the public.


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Bird flu transmission and infection

Posted by Mark

As most of you probably know by now there have been a number of Bird Flu cases reported in Kuwait. The big question of course is are we in any danger? How can we contract the Avian flu? Well I did some research and from what I understood the only way you can contract bird flu is through their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Meaning unless you are planning on making out with a bird you should be pretty safe. [Source]


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Phone numbers on 24

Posted by Mark

I was over at Marzouq watching 24, episode 11 of season 6 when Chloe O’Brian wrote down a number and then dialed it. Marzouq told me that all the numbers on the show are real numbers you could actually dial so we picked up the phone and called the number Chloe had just called on the show and we got the following automated message. [AUDIO FILE]

The number we dialed was 001-310-5973781


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Departure time – 7:60AM

Posted by Mark

Jazeera Airways seem to have a new version of the clock. If you go to the Jazeera Airways website and check the departure times on the timetable they have flights leaving at 7:60AM. Can someone tell me how that is possible? Here is a screen shot in case they fix it. [Picture]

Thank you for Steve for pointing this out to me.


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Two Days of Terror

Posted by Mark

kids

Our own car was rocked by a group of about 10 hoodlums trying to get in. We didn’t have foam. We didn’t even make eye contact. They kicked the doors, they scratched the paint, they shouted obscenities. The police had no way of controlling the crowds; most looked on with disgusted expressions; many of the older guys shaking their heads in disappointment.

Desert Girl has a really good post on how the National Day and Liberation Day celebrations keep getting worse and worse every year. Its really sad how these kids have turned 2 days of celebration into 2 days of terror. Next year I hope they ban the sale of foam cans in stores. Here is a link to her post. [Link]


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National Geographic Live

Posted by Mark

baby bird

Today I watched a pigeon hatch from an egg right outside my office window. At first it was exciting but 15 minutes later the pigeon still hadn’t finished hatching which made things really boring.


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2007 Jeep Wrangler Prices

Posted by Mark

new wrangler

I passed in front of the Jeep dealer yesterday and noticed they had the new redesigned Wranglers on display. Since they were closed due to the holiday I called them up first thing today morning. I spoke to a salesman and he told me they had just received the Wranglers and they didn’t have any prices yet. He took my number down and promised he would call me as soon as they did. Later in the day I got a call back and this is what I found out.

Wrangler Sport – 2 doors
Price: KD7,399

Wrangler Sahara – 4 doors
Price: KD8,799

I find these prices too high but Jeep ALWAYS overprices their new cars.


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Top Off

Posted by Mark

wrangler top off

The Wrangler is way cooler with the roof off and I wish I could keep it like this all year round. I have one problem though, it seems at night cats are coming and sleeping inside the car, I don’t know how to stop them from doing that. I mean I don’t mind them napping in the car but I am just worried they are going to pee in it or something.


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Kuwait BMW Motorcycle Club

Posted by Mark

BMW Club

The Kuwait BMW Motorcycle Club launched their website a few days ago. The club is run by TriStar and is open to Ducati riders also since at the moment there is no Ducati club in Kuwait. I think its actually open to all riders no matter what brand of bike you have. They usually have weekly rides and events so its a pretty active club. The site is blog like with a forum that currently has no activity but overall the site does have potential. Hopefully it gets updated often and riders start participating in their forum. [Link]


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Worlds Fattest Countries

Posted by Mark

Kuwait is the 8th fattest country in the world, even ahead of the US! [Link]

1. Nauru
2. Micronesia
3. Cook Islands
4. Tonga
5. Niue
6. Samoa
7. Palau
8. Kuwait
9. United States
10. Kiribati


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