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Tragedy has hit Queensland, Australia - mass flash floodings have hit the state with the death toll currently at 13 with an unknown amount of people missing.
There are various appeals and live Facebook feeds to visit and a scrolling message board at news.com.au - if you're in that area or know of people in that area, obviously you'll want to know that they're safe, there are various info lines and hot lines that you can call or visit.
Bit of random but fun news here, in the TV show "Lost", one of the characters (Hurley) won millions of dollars by playing the numbers that were famous in the TV show, 4-8-15-16-23-42.
In the Mega Millions Draw the numbers were 4-8-15-25-47-42. Many people play with Hurley's numbers and if you were one of them, you would've won $150 with the correct 4 digits.
Santa's run has already begun for those on the other side of the world from the U.S. and Google has teamed up with NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) to keep up with his present giving and cookie and milk gobbling trip.
By checking out noradsanta.org (m.noradsanta.org for you on mobile browsers), you can check out which cities have already had their visit from Santa, where he's headed next, and check out "Santa Cam" videos to learn more about those locations. A Google Earth plugin is also available for those of you who prefer to view the trip from that aspect. Keep track of Jolly old St. Nick at the Source Link.
NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has every year since 1955 counted down to Christmas Eve and tracks Santa's tracks as he delivers presents all across the world. Google also started this in 2004 and has since partnered with NORAD on this fun-filled adventure from 2007.
This year is no different, with today marking the kick off to this years countdown at http://www.noradsanta.org - on the NORAD site kids can play holiday-themed games (a new one released each day!) and get updates from the North Pole as Santa prepares his big sleigh ride.
Apple fan? Black Friday fan? Sales fan? Well, here's hoping - Apple are usually pretty tight with their sales and discounts, but right now the Black Friday sales are happening...
There's nothing huge on sale, but something off is better than nothing off, right? There's around $101 savings off various Mac systems and $41 off of an iPad, lots of accessories are on sale, but no iPhone deals? Bugger.
I'm really jealous right now - so many sales in the US with Black Friday sales going on right now. Here in Australia we pay around 3520X the price for everything compared to the US, even with our dollar either above parity or sitting right next to it eating a sandwich.
However, Engadget have a constantly updated Black Friday sales deals post - which I thought I'd let TweakTown readers know about, there are unbelievable amounts of points on it to buy things from Dell Incredible for free on two year contracts, Samsung 46" LCD 3D TV for $1250 (Blu-ray player and Shred 3D starter kit included), Kindle 2 for $89.99.
I will never understand what gets people so riled up about the Street View car rolling through their neighborhoods. In Europe, we have seen mobs block the car from entering their neighborhoods. I would like the Street View car to come down my road so I could prank it like this little girl from the UK did.
She was outside playing and spied the car coming. She decided to go all out and play dead. She took the acting job seriously and didn't just lay there; she kicked off her shoes so it looked like someone ran her over and knocked her out of her shoes. It's actually pretty funny, I don't think my 9-year-old son would have even noticed a car with a giant camera on top rolling down our street. That is unless said car was selling ice cream.