Woman accidentally receives present from Obamas
Washington : A woman in Chicago accidentally received a present from the Obama family which was meant for Sasha and Malia’s godmother for Christmas. The White House confirmed that the present was delivered to the wrong person and said the family appreciates that the woman intends to send the package to the right house. Alane Church told NBC’s ‘Today’ show that her family received a package from their uncle a week late and it had apparently been opened before it arrived, the Politico reported. She said that parts of the old box were in the toilet paper box that the post office repackaged and in the bottom of the box was this extra gift, which turned out to be a very personal gift to Mama Kaye, godmother of Sasha and Malia Obama. Church said that inside was a homemade photo book containing pictures of the Obama family. She said that they wanted to keep it private for Mama Kaye, as it’s very special, private moments of their year 2013 together.
Mariah Carey performs for Sultan of Brunei
Washington : Mariah Carey spent New Year’s Eve singing at a party hosted by the Sultan of Brunei at London’s Dorchester Hotel. The 43-year-old singer seemed clueless as to her host Hassanal Bolkiah’s background, while she performed in a low-cut, sparkly gown, Radar Online reported. Bolkiah has been an absolute ruler since 1967 and amended the country’s constitution to make himself infallible in 2006. The Grammy winning singer had recently come under fire for charging 1 million dollars for performing for the controversial President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his family.
Taste your favourite food, online!
Singapore : Bored of 24X7 online viewing, listening and chatting? It’s time to satiate your palate in the virtual world now. If we believe scientists, a digital device can actually recreate the taste of virtual food and drinks by non-invasive electrical and thermal stimulation of the tongue. A team led by Nimesha Ranasinghe, an engineer of Sri Lankan origin at the Keio-NUS Cute Centre in Singapore, has invented a simulator that can let you taste your favourite food online. For free, literally. “This simulator generates signals transmitted through a silver electrode, touching the tip of the tongue, to produce salty, sweet, sour and bitter sensations. By combining different levels of electrical currents and varying the temperature of the electrode, simulation of the tastes can be reproduced,” said Ranasinghe in a press release issued by National University of Singapore.