Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Man Guesses Exact Showcase Amount on The Price is Right

So I was watching The Price is Right this morning and saw the unexpected. The man guessed the exact amount of the showcase - $23,743. As a former math geek (I say former because I've forgotten most of the good stuff), I'd love to know what the odds are for someone to guess an unusual number like that and be right. In other words, I'm waiting to find out that he cheated in some way.

Then again, I haven't watched The Price is Right in a while, and yet I happen to watch the day that this occurs. But still....

I've seen a few places around the 'net talking about this, including this blog entry from Best Week Ever (with video).

What do you think?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Adopt a Wild Koala

The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia, allows people both in Australia and internationally to adopt a sick or injured wild koala. When the koalas are rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild when possible. When you adopt a koala, you'll get a picture of him or her and a story about him or her, among other things.

Kind of a nice idea for a gift!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Subaru Share the Love Event

I saw an ad on TV last night for a program I thought was really cool. Subaru is doing a Share the Love event where you can choose a charity for Subaru to donate to with the purchase or lease of a new Subaru:

For every Subaru vehicle sold from November 24, 2008 through January 2, 2009, Subaru will donate $250 to one of the following five charities: Habitat for Humanity, ASPCA, National Wildlife Federation, Meals On Wheels, Boys & Girls Clubs, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $250,000 to each.

Of course, I would choose to donate to the ASPCA, but it seems like a nice idea no matter who you chose.