A weight loss contest held in Dubai this summer promised to pay all its participants two grams of gold for every kilogram of body weight lost. The initiative was dubbed ‘Your Child in Gold’ and followed last year’s ‘Your Weight in Gold’ contest organized by the Dubai Municipality. Over 7,500 winners were declared this year, which will collectively be awarded 40kg of gold worth Dh6 million (over $1.6 million).
This Oregon woman is paying her bills by cuddling with people all day. It might not sound like much of a career choice, but believe it or not, Samantha Hess is making a decent living out of hugging. Within a week of opening her store – ‘Cuddle Up To Me’ – she has already gotten requests from a whopping 10,000 customers!
This weekend, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti will travel to the International Space Station with precious cargo in tow -- a specially designed espresso machine that will produce the authentic Italian brew in zero gravity. In addition to being Italy's first female astronaut to go into space, she'll be the first astronaut in history to sip real espresso while orbiting the Earth.