World’s Most Popular Car

“It’ll never stir the passions like a Ferrari and you won’t see its picture adorning the bedroom wall of the average adolescent teenage boy. But the venerable Toyota Corolla has overtaken Fords F-series truck to become the best selling vehicle of all time. The ultra-reliable, if perhaps rather dull, Japanese runaround has clocked up global sales of around 37.5 million since it was first rolled out in 1966. With its winning recipe of value-for-money, thrifty gas mileage and a huge dealer network, a Corolla has been sold on average once every 40 seconds for the past 40 years.” w/ photos

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Catwoman Pepper Sprays Jack Sparrow?

“Tourists and Los Angeles natives alike were treated to show starring Catwoman, a Pirate and an Alien. But this time the performance was outside of the Kodak Theatre where a fight broke out between the characters that take the stage on Hollywood Boulevard sidewalks. Fire officials responded to a reported assault around 5:30 p.m. to learn that a fight between Catwoman and Jack Sparrow ended in his getting pepper sprayed. Another character wearing an alien mask was also involved in the brawl, which ended shortly after it began, LAPD officials said. Aerial footage showed a man on the ground surrounded by about half a dozen police.” w/ photo

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Pipe Lamp

Industrial hardware gets a light touch in this inventive, contemporary lamp. With a shape that hints at more traditional goose-neck lamps, this piece is crafted by hand from galvanized iron pipes and fittings. An adjustable joint near the base lets you raise and lower the level of the recessed halogen light, which turns on and off with a faucet-style, rotating switch. Four rubber feet protect your desktop surfaces from scratches. Galvanized iron is naturally rust-resistant, but a patina may form over time. Made in Israel with materials from Italy, China and Germany.” w/ photos

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