Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A red bowl with a lotus pattern broke the world record for Chinese Kangxi ceramics on Monday, fetching over US$9 million after a bidding war won by a Hong Kong ceramics dealer at the last day of spring sales for global auctioneer Sotheby's.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Local bans are unlikely to stop bottled water overtaking soda pop as Americans' preferred beverage by the end of the decade, the chairman of Nestle Waters North America said Thursday.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Does the pope have only one lung?
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. and the Taipei City Government unveiled a project Tuesday that will make cloud services accessible to citizens and businesses in Taipei.
An amused U.S. President Barack Obama read a children's book to a gathering of boys and girls at the White House, then peppered them with questions: Had any of them lost a tooth? Had any climbed trees? Had any fallen after climbing?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The April Fool is dead. Or at least the gentle jester of the common folk has metastised into a corporate colossus controlled by global marketing executives, bestriding the Internet to force familiar brands ever deeper into the collective consciousness.
Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger — it's not how we usually think of William Shakespeare.
In an elaborate April Fools' prank, YouTube announced Sunday it was going dark for a decade, and that the site was merely an eight-year contest to find the best video.
Monday, April 1, 2013
A rare, signed copy of The Beatles' album “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” has been sold for a record US$290,500 at auction, The Hollywood Reporter said.
An unlikely “message in a bottle” from Taiwan has washed up on the Vancouver coast.