The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy asked 27 wet people if they would like to have a free umbrella, in pouring rain. Seventeen of them said no. There was absolutely no catch, but people thought that the deal was fishy. Is it time to write an epitaph for altruism?
A few analysts believe that Honda and Nissan could suffer collateral damage if consumers no longer give Japanese cars the same deference as in the past. It's one of the reasons that experts think domestic automakers such as Ford Motor and General Motors and Korean automaker Hyundai Motor could be the biggest winners when the dust settles.
New technology designed to read the unique shapes of each nose could be used to identify illegal immigrants, terrorists and criminals, experts claim. The nose is more reliable that fingerprints or irises as a means of identification because it is harder to conceal.