No, NASA Didn't Invent Tang

July 26, 2017

A Tang ad using a Gemini image. via General Foods/Kraft. Tang, the orange flavoured breakfast drink, is so synonymous with NASA that people seem to think the space agency invented it. Even Homer Simpson somehow called up NASA to demand why he couldn’t get “no Tang ’round here!” But contrary to popular belief NASA didn’t invent Tang. That honour goes to William Mitchell, the guy who also invented Pop Rocks…

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Falcons WR Jones loses $150K earring in lake

July 26, 2017

1:07 PM ET ESPN.com news services Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones recently took a tumble off a jet ski and when he emerged from the lake waters he was missing something. One of his diamond earrings, reportedly valued at about $150,000, had fallen out. So the all-pro receiver hired a dive team to scour Lake Lanier to recover the lost jewelry, according to a report by WXIA-TV in Atlanta. Divers,…

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BCCI agrees to accept all but five Lodha recommendations

July 26, 2017

In an SGM on Wednesday, the BCCI agreed to undertake most of the recommendations made by the Lodha committee © India Today Group/Getty Images After several months of staunch resistance, the BCCI members – state associations – have unanimously decided to implement most of the Lodha Committee recommendations with the exception of five broad reforms. The BCCI took the decision at a special general meeting (SGM) in Delhi on Wednesday,…

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Himalayan water now has new ''natural flavours'' and here's what that means

July 26, 2017

Himalayan Water has new “natural fruit flavors” under the name of Himalayan Orchard Pure and this is what it means flavored water industry which is tainted by artificial flavoring. It also makes for a great choice for consumers who increasingly seek healthier alternatives in beverages and are calorie-conscious. The water is available in three flavors – Apple, Strawberry and Peach and is priced at Rs. 55 for a 500-ml bottle….

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Katie Ledecky loses for first time at Worlds

12:27 PM ET Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary — Katie Ledecky‘s bid to win six gold medals at the world championships ended Wednesday when she was beaten in the 200-meter freestyle by Italy’s Federica Pellegrini. Ledecky settled for the silver medal, tying for second with Australia’s Emma McKeon. Katie Ledecky lost for the first time at the world championships, earning silver in the 200-meter freestyle. Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports McKeon got…

July 26, 2017
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4-Year-Old Girl Raped By School Van Driver: Police

July 26, 2017

New Delhi: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her school van driver who was subsequently arrested, the police said today. The incident was reported yesterday from outer Delhi’s Baba Haridass Nagar area. The girl’s parents had started taking the services of the school van around a month back, said a senior police officer. She was always the last one to be dropped home. Yesterday, before dropping her home, the…

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Behardien, Pretorius star in South Africa A's thrilling win

July 26, 2017

South Africa A 153 for 8 (Pretorius 38, Behardien 37*, Chahal 3-41, Axar 2-35) beat India A 152 (Pandey 55, Nair 25, Phangiso 4-30, Pretorious 3-24) by two wickets Scorecard Farhaan Behardien’s sixth-wicket stand with Dwaine Pretorius was the game changer © AFP Farhaan Behardien’s unbeaten 37 guided South Africa A to a two-wicket win against India A in the tri-series opener in Pretoria. Yuzvendra Chahal almost pulled it back…

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Meet England's new boys

July 26, 2017

Play02:50Dobell: Was a mistake to play Wood at Trent Bridge Toby Roland-JonesAge: 29First-class bowling average: 25.73First-class batting average: 22.56 “He’s a traditional English seamer,” says his county director of cricket (and England selector) Angus Fraser. “He’s tall, accurate and he hits the pitch hard. He’s not the quickest, but nor is Philander and nor were Pollock or McGrath. I suppose he is a bit like I was.” One of the…

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Jio phone to be a single sim feature phone and existing customers can shift to it

July 26, 2017

Reliance Jio’s feature phone was one of the most talked about announcement and Mukesh Ambani made sure it was worth it by launching a ‘smartish’ feature phone that was “effectively” free, finally putting to rest all the speculations about the pricing of the phone before its launch. It’s now clear that the new feature phone from Jio will be a single sim phone. It has to be an important decision…

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What in the world is happening in Cleveland?

9:05 AM ET The Is Kyrie Irving good enough to run his own team and win? His “Mamba mentality” suggests one thing, but the stats haven’t backed it up yet. Cleveland wants a king’s ransom in a Kyrie Irving deal. Zach Lowe looks at the Cavs’ potential trade partners. Kyrie Irving expressed a willingness to return to the NBA Finals with LeBron James just two months ago. Paul George was…

July 26, 2017
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