Wildfire near Peachland, B.C., forces 1,500 to evacuate

One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland, B.C.

Fire crews worked frantically overnight to contain the flames and helicopters were in the air early Monday dumping water on hot spots, said fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek.

Google Glass makes its debut on Diane von Furstenberg runway

Glasses that double as smartphones? Sounds cool if you’re a tech geek but are they chic? Google seems to think so, which may be why it debuted the futuristic devices on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Though Google Glass won’t be available until 2014, the company is already putting on the push for the upcoming devices.

It announced in April that the devices would be worn like glasses but would be able to take pictures and record video and sound. Users would also be able to check calendars, get weather updates and see messages from friends.

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La Tomatina 2012

La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Bunol, located inland from the Mediterranean Sea, that brings together thousands of people for one big tomato fight – purely for fun! It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Bunol. One theory – the most popular of many theories – about the origins of the “fight” dates back to 1945, when (during a parade) young men staged a brawl in the town’s main square, the Plaza del Pueblo. There was a vegetable stand nearby, so they picked up tomatoes and used them as weapons. The police had to intervene to break up the fight and forced those responsible to pay the damages incurred.

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World Longest Traffic Jam

The China National Highway 110 traffic jam was a recurring massive traffic jam that began to form on August 14, 2010, mostly on China National Highway 110 (G110) and Beijing–Tibet expressway (G6), in Beijing, Hebei and Inner Mongolia. The traffic jam slowed down thousands of vehicles for more than 100 kilometres (60 mi) and lasted for more than ten days. Many drivers were able to move their vehicles only 1 km (0.6 mi) per day, and some drivers reported being stuck in the traffic jam for five days. It is considered to be one of the longest traffic jams by some media.

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Bora Bora Island

Bora Bora emerged from the waters 3 millions years ago. Like all the other Polynesian islands, this volcanic island slowly sinking in the ocean. It currently presents particular geological characteristics ranging in between a high island and an atoll status. Island has unforgettable turquoise lagoon – where a multi-color aquatic fauna (sting & manta rays, sharks, tropical fishes) can be observed by outrigger canoe, boat or diving explorations. The coral reef includes a string of islets and gorgeous white sand beaches surrounding the main island.