Latest Mug Stories

2010-10-28 15:11:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of viewers tune in every week to watch Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus Jones in CBS' hit comedy show, Two and a Half Men. The fans of the show have embraced the quirks of the characters and the world they live in, which has led to an unexpected interest in the mugs that the characters use in the show. The company that makes the mugs, Tabletops Unlimited, reintroduced them to the market as a direct result of many requests from the show's die...

2010-08-06 07:32:00

SHEFFIELD, England, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- IdeasByNet, leading online promotional gifts distributor, has further extended its environmentally friendly ideals by launching its new Xpresso 2 Go Travel Mug to encourage people to reuse mugs and not use paper mugs. The new launch forms part of a systematic approach by IdeasByNet to not only maintain and expand its own green company credentials, but also to encourage others to embrace more environmentally friendly practices. Patrick Hathaway,...

2009-08-11 17:15:31

A Russian woman was held in Paris Tuesday after tossing tea at Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Mona Lisa, officials said. The woman heaved her ceramic mug of English Breakfast tea at the famous canvas in front of security guards at the Louvre Museum, The Daily Mail reported. The mug bounced off the bullet-proof glass and shattered on the floor in the incident that occurred Aug. 2, but only now was reported, a security guard said. There was no damage done to the painting whatsoever, a museum...

2009-06-12 12:04:05

We judge probability and make risk judgments all the time, such as when we try new products or consider which stocks to trade. It would seem that our decisions would be rational and based on concrete factors; however, we are not always so pragmatic. Some judgments are not based solely on relevant information but can be influenced by subjective beliefs. For example, most of us would probably cringe at the thought of drinking a sugar solution that was labeled "sodium cyanide," even if we knew...

2009-03-13 15:54:09

A British researcher says a person's morning coffee or tea really does taste better when served from a favorite mug as part of a ritual. Dr. Tom Stafford, a psychologist from England's Sheffield University, said the brains of coffee and tea drinkers are trained to believe that maximum enjoyment of the beverage comes from following a specific ritual, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Drinking tea and coffee is very ritualistic and people become very addictive to the way they want their brew...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).