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Hawaiian Pizza? WSJ Puts Some Ham and Pineapple Pies to the Test

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:04:25 GMT

(image) Hawaiian pizza has become a pop culture symbol of questionable taste. We asked colleagues who like the ham and pineapple combo to put pies from Pizza Hut, California Pizza Kitchen and Domino's to the test. Photo: Natalia V. Osipova/The Wall Street Journal



How to Take a Safe #KoalaSelfie

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:10:37 GMT

(image) Koalas are cute, but that doesn’t mean you can hold them and get a picture. Zookeeper Rick Schwartz shares when it is safe to take that snap.



Has a New Recipe Ruined Scotland's Popular Irn-Bru Soda?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:06:19 GMT

(image) The makers of Irn-Bru, Scotland’s super-sweet orange soda, recently changed its century-old recipe and cut the sugar content in half. Many Scots aren’t happy about that. Photo/Video: Dipti Kapadia/The Wall Street Journal



When Going Forward Is Running Backward

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:09:16 GMT

(image) Aaron Yoder holds the Guinness world record for running a mile backward. Says the college track and cross-country coach: “I like going against the grain.” Photo/Video: Natalia V. Osipova/The Wall Street Journal



This Debater Can Talk Twice as Fast as You Can

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:14:08 GMT

(image) Speed talking helps high school debaters like Marie-Rose Sheinerman squeeze long arguments into tight time frames. We tested her technique against a few WSJ staffers. Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



Ice Dancing for One

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:55:32 GMT

(image) Many female ice dancers have a hard time finding a male partner, so they perform routines normally meant for two, solo. Francesca Cilluffo, a 14-year-old solo ice dancer in New York City, says she’d have better luck finding a dance partner at a school dance. Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



A Lead Soprano’s Star Turn With Just Three Hours’ Rehearsal

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:41:00 GMT

(image) The sudden illness of the lead soprano in London’s Royal Opera House’s production of “Rigoletto” meant replacement singer Sabina Puértolas had just three hours rehearsal before her performance. Photo/Video: Parminder Bahra/The Wall Street Journal



Can Space Fashion Ever Be as Cool as Science Fiction?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:51:32 GMT

(image) Space fashion is getting an upgrade, but it has a way to go before it can compete with some interstellar standouts immortalized in film. Photos: AIP, NASA; Video: Laura Kammerman/The Wall Street Journal



The Sport of Cigar Smoking

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:46:46 GMT

(image) A growing number of cigar smokers are competing to see how long they can make a stogie last. Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



World's Top Banana Could Go Extinct

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:53:30 GMT

(image) The most common variety of banana, the seedless Cavendish, is under threat from a fungus known as Fusarium wilt. Research projects are under way around the globe to find a replacement. Photo: Bloomberg News



Making Cassette Tapes Cool Again

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:17:17 GMT

(image) The growing popularity of cassettes in the music industry is creating a serious tape shortage. One die-hard supplier, National Audio Co. in Springfield, Mo., sees an opportunity. Photo: Blake Nelson for The Wall Street Journal



Convincing Japanese Workers to Work Less

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:26:31 GMT

(image) A company in Tokyo is using the "Rocky" theme song to inspire Japanese workers to leave the office. It's one way Japan is trying to shed a rigid work culture and boost productivity. Photo: Shiho Fukada for The Wall Street Journal



Houston's 'We Have a Problem' Problem

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:05:03 GMT

(image) The often misquoted line from Apollo 13 astronauts--"Houston, we've had a problem"--comes up a lot in everyday life, and that annoys a lot of Houstonians. Photo: NASA



A Tale of Two Hong Kong Traders

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:06:16 GMT

(image) With Hong Kong's famous trading floor closing, WSJ spoke to the city's oldest stock trader and one of its youngest ones about how the industry has changed and where it's headed. Video/Photo: Clément Bürge/WSJ



Metric vs. Imperial: Three Measurement Mishaps

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:26:09 GMT

(image) Mixing metric and imperial measures can lead to serious problems. Here are a few mixups that have resulted in mishaps. Image: George Downs/The Wall Street Journal



Kentucky Colonels Can Be Pretty Much Anyone

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:59:58 GMT

(image) Kentucky has commissioned thousands of honorary colonels over the years--everyone from Harland Sanders to Betty White. Some critics say the meaning has been lost. Photo: AP



WSJ's LaCroix Flavors Taste Test

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:19:00 GMT

(image) LaCroix says the flavors of its popular sparkling water are derived from "natural essence oils." WSJ conducted a blind taste test of four flavors to see if we could guess each one. Video/Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



For the Love of Sloths

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:05:20 GMT

(image) Across the U.S., people are going crazy for an animal that looks like it's doing next to nothing — the sloth. Video/Photo: Adya Beasley/The Wall Street Journal



The Senior Softball Player

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:24:01 GMT

(image) At 86, Paul Tomanio is the oldest player in his senior softball league. He likes the action of playing with his younger teammates: "As old as I am I can still run." Video/Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



New York City Cop by Night, Beekeeper by Day

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:05:49 GMT

(image) Officer Darren Mays is a beat cop by night and the NYPD’s​ official beekeeper by day. He removes ​stray ​swarms from across the city and raises honeybees on the roof of his precinct headquarters in Queens, NY. Video: Evan Engel. Photo: Sangsuk Sylvia Kang for The Wall Street Journal.​



The Superintendent Skier

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:32:03 GMT

(image) Besnik Sokoli, a superintendent of five buildings in Brooklyn, entered his first serious ski race six months ago. Now he's making a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Video: Rob Alcaraz and Jake Nicol. Photo: Steve Remich for The Wall Street Journal



Packing the Pounds Back on Pigs

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:37:09 GMT

(image) After decades of wanting lean pork, Americans now want the fat back on pigs. Michael Yezzi breeds fatty heirloom pigs with twice the back fat of lean hogs at Flying Pigs Farm in upstate New York. Video: Rob Alcaraz. Photo: Megan Haley for The Wall Street Journal



Capitalism Summer Camp for ​Grade-Schoolers

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:43:29 GMT

(image) Junior Money Matters, a financial summer camp in Denver, Colo., is teaching economics, financial markets and theories of international trade to children ages 7 to 11.​ Photo: Matt Nager for The Wall Street Journal



Teens Cash in on iPhone Repair

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:35:22 GMT

(image) Grayson Shaw's summer job fixing iPhones earned him nearly $24,000 last year — allowing him to invest in the stock market and grow his business. He's 16. Video/Photo: Madeline Marshall/The Wall Street Journal



Replacing the Cone of Shame

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:55:09 GMT

(image) Some pet owners are swapping the hard plastic cones that dogs and cats wear after surgery with softer collars that can resemble airplane neck pillows. Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



Deep Massage With Power Tools

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:53:49 GMT

(image) Trainers and strength coaches are using power tools for turbocharged robo-massage. Bill DeLongis, head strength coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., uses a customized jigsaw and a car buffer to massage student athletes. Video/Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



How Are Nuclear Plants Decommissioned?

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:26:30 GMT

(image) More than half of the world's 449 nuclear power plants are nearing the end of their planned lives. The massive task of dismantling them will require years of work and tens of billions of dollars. Here's how the process works. Photo: Hans-peter Merten/Getty Images.



Can Surrogate Female Rhinos Save Their Endangered Cousins?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:24:31 GMT

(image) Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are grooming the southern white rhinoceros as a surrogate to help save its cousin--the northern white rhinoceros--from extinction. Photo/Video: Jake Nicol/The Wall Street Journal



Get Ready for Your Next Meeting With the Boss–at the Gym

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:10:23 GMT

(image) As an alternative to meetings, buff bosses are inviting their employees to exercise and work out. Video/Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal



Amazon Offers Up Free Bananas at Community Stands

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:06:52 GMT

(image) Online retail giant Amazon.com hands out free bananas at their Community Banana Stands on the company's corporate campus in downtown Seattle. Photo: Laura Stevens/The Wall Street Journal