Latest Serendipity Stories

2011-03-31 00:00:03

Six local Seattle 20-somethings launch Urbandipity.com, a website encouraging people to explore and experience their city through finding others with mutual interests. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 There's no reason why serendipity can't happen every day. Serendipity is simply random chance that plays in someone's favor. It's when a person bumps into somebody new who is reading the same book, enjoying their favorite wine, or listening to a band they love.  A year ago, six Seattle...

2011-03-30 06:45:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Serendipity 3, the NYC restaurant known for their eclectic American food and desserts, created the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog for Guinness World Records. The hot dog is one of America's favorite foods. Every year, Americans consume on average 60 hot dogs a person! Hot dogs have become synonymous with Americana and Serendipity now dishes a designer version of this iconic American food. Serendipity 3, famous for their foot long hot dogs, has now...

2010-05-20 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, world-renowned scientist Dr. J. Craig Venter announced that he and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) became the first in history to synthetically create a living, self-replicating cell. The news holds groundbreaking potential for solutions to a host of global challenges, including generating new food sources, pharmaceuticals and vaccines; cleaning up pollution; creating new energy sources; producing clean water; and more. Now,...

2009-09-03 07:25:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Serendipity 3, the home of decadent desserts such as the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, has been captivating millions of patrons since 1954. It's an enchanting place where artists get their inspiration and celebrities from all eras fulfill their cravings. In addition, the restaurant has been the setting of two major Hollywood productions, One Fine Day with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, and Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Original owner...

2009-04-09 08:58:34

Result in findings on spread of infectious diseases; decline and recovery of endangered species; biodiversity of old-growth forest ecosystems North America's biological field stations have long been home to a rich legacy of research results, scientists say, making them important places for serendipitous discoveries in the biological and environmental sciences. In a paper published in the April issue of the journal BioScience, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF)...

2008-09-27 03:00:17

By Quint, Barbara Serendipity is a wonderful thing. It is defined, by our beloved Wikipedia, as "an unsought, unintended, or unexpected discovery or occurrence, made by accident and sagacity." So, when you discover something wonderful while looking for something else, you no longer need to attribute it to luck alone and certainly not to dumb luck. The accident may have come from fate, but the sagacity was all you. Now isn't that serendipitous? By the way - and hats off to Wikipedia again -...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.