Summer Moon Illusion

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According to NASA, the moon will hang in the sky at its lowest point in 18 years over the next three nights. So go outside, relish the beautiful hot sticky Kuwaiti weather and enjoy the supersized moon. [Link]


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Air Force Had Plans to Nuke Moon

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Turns out back in the 1950s, the US Airforce had plans to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon so they could examine the nuclear cloud for possible organic material. [Link]


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Music Events in Beirut

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Paul Oakenfold – June 30th
UB40 – July 16th
Paul Van Dyk – July 23rd
Franz Ferdinand – July 28th (cancelled)


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Salad Bar Hacking

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Before you go to a salad bar (like at Pizza Hut) make sure you check this out. [Link]


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McArabia

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Just found out the McArabia is called the Grilled Chicken Foldover outside the Gulf. Was a crappy name.. [Link]


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Good News for Aramex Customers

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Just got back from Aramex, first good news is the guy who used to collect money has been relocated to another branch and Shop and Ship customers no longer have to deal with him. Seems a lot of people complained about him. Second good news is they will be moving from Emirates airlines to Kuwait Airways which means packages will arrive to Kuwait faster AND they will be going back to mailing out packages 3 times a week instead of 2 which they are doing now.


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Baseball Field

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I found a Baseball field in Kuwait.. with grass!! [Link]


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Personal Rapid Transit… in Kuwait

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Just read this article in Arab Times where they are talking about building a rail system in Kuwait in preparation for the major traffic congestion we will be facing in the upcoming future. Now the cool thing in the article is they are proposing the futuristic Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) to connect major buildings. It was the first time I had heard about it so I did a bit of research and this thing is like super cool. Its like mini trains that hold around 4 people for example, and if you are say at the main NBK branch in Kuwait City and you want to go to Souk Sharq for lunch, instead of taking the car you just hop into one of these tiny air conditioned capsules and tell it to go to Souk Sharq and it will take you. This system just requires major buildings to be connected via tracks and you no longer need to your car to travel from your building to another down the street. Here is a link with more information on PRT. [Link]


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Pizza Italia

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Pizza Italia

Was talking to a friend of mine and he was surprised to hear the Pizza Italia is still open. So incase you guys didn’t know, Pizza Italia IS still open. I know of 2 branches, one in Bayan next to McDonalds, and one in Hawalli nearly opposite Mouhalab Mall. There phone numbers are 538-7798 and 266-7711. They deliver, the Large sized pizza with everything on it (called the God Father) is for only KD1.500


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World Trade Center Survivors

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An article on WIRED brings to light the sad truth about the people who survived the World Trade Center attacks. The majority of the survivors were the ones who ignored officials’ orders to stay put… “According to the engineers, use of elevators in the early phase of the evacuation, along with the decision to not stay put, saved roughly 2,500 lives.” [Link]


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