5 Things: Macy's Confetti Confidential
As you come out of your turkey-induced coma, here are some things to help wake you up.
1. Powerball Up for Grabs: Next drawing for the $425 million Powerball is Nov. 28. According to the official Powerball site, you have a 1 in 175,223,510 chance of being the jackpot winner. Good luck with that.
2. Confetti Kerfuffle: Confetti for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade appears to have been shredded documents from the Nassau County Police Department, only they were shredded horizontally, not vertically, leaving text visible. According to BBC reports, the confetti strips were found by a college student who noticed one strip stuck on a friend's coat. Upon further inspection, the two found plenty of legible phone numbers, addresses, more Social Security numbers, license plate numbers and police incident reports.
3. Quoth iCarly, Nevermore: If this isn't your demographic, then the significance of last night's finale of "iCarly," probably escaped you. But suffice it to say that after 7 years on the air, Miranda Cosgrove has been relieved of her role as Carly Shay. Move along folks; there's nothing to see here.
4. Terminator Studies at Cambridge: The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, aka 'terminator studies', as in the fictional movie character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The center is coming to Cambridge University, where leading academics will study the threat that robots pose to humanity. For real. Its purpose will be to study the four greatest threats to the human species - artificial intelligence, climate change, nuclear war and rogue biotechnology.
5. New England Forests and Winds of Change: Tonight at Nashua Public Library learn how air quality, climate, and carbon dioxide affect New England forests. Find out from Scott Ollinger, associate professor of natural resources at the University of New Hampshire. Presented in partnership with the Nashaway Chapter of the Audubon Society and the UNH Speakers Bureau. Program starts at 7 p.m.