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2011-01-21 11:23:00

SHEFFIELD, England, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideasbynet research shows that the average mug is used for 14.75 months, and 4.75 hot drinks per day - over 2000 times in total. With hot drinks such as coffee now being an essential part of many people's morning routine, it is clear that the coffee mug offers a high level of potential marketing opportunities. Ideasbynet believes that promotional mugs can allow companies to advertise over 2000 times with every mug, making them an excellent...

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,...

2009-09-01 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chantal, the high-end kitchenware company with products made for healthy and environmentally-friendly cooking, announces its teakettle trade-in program in partnership with retailers across the U.S. to encourage consumers to recycle old teakettles of any brand or style. The program, which runs throughout the month of October, offers 20 percent off the price of a new Chantal teakettle for customers who bring in their old kettles to participating retailers...

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...

2009-07-13 15:27:08

Wilton Industries is voluntarily recalling tens of thousands of tea kettles because of a burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. About 142,000 Copco Harmony Tea Kettles were imported from China and Thailand by Wilton Industries Inc. of Woodridge, Ill., and sold nationwide March 2006 through last month for about $30 each. The lid on the tea kettles can become loose, putting the user at risk being burned, the commission said in a statement. The company has received 25...

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...

2008-11-26 00:29:00

British security experts have ordered the removal of an electric samovar presented to Queen Elizabeth II 20 years ago and kept at Balmoral Castle. The fear is that the samovar, designed to make Russian-style tea, might have been bugged, The Daily Telegraph reports. The 2-foot-high red and yellow pot was loved by the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, and sat in the drawing room of the castle. The queen and her husband spend part of every summer at Balmoral. While the castle is her private...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'