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Thai Airline Calendar with “Maxim” Models Has Officials Steaming

Thai Airline Calendar with “Maxim” Models Has Officials Steaming

Nok Air(BANGKOK) — The low-cost Thai airline Nok Air is bringing new meaning to the phrase, “Fly the Friendly Skies” by hiring scantily clad Maxim models to show off its fleet of planes in a series of photos in a promotional calendar. But the Thai Min…

Pope Says Christian Calendar Based on Miscalculation

Pope Says Christian Calendar Based on Miscalculation

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Jesus was born earlier than previously believed, meaning the Christian calendar based on the year of his birth is off by several years, the Pope argues in his new book.The book, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infanc…

Time Travel: Samoa and Tokelau to Move a Day Ahead

Time Travel: Samoa and Tokelau to Move a Day Ahead

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(APIA, Samoa) — Samoa and Tokelau have decided to take the day off, but not in the traditional sense. The tiny Pacific nations will be moving to the other side of the international dateline at midnight Thursday night, jumping 24 …

2012 End of World Countdown Based on Mayan Calendar Begins

2012 End of World Countdown Based on Mayan Calendar Begins

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The countdown to the apocalypse is on. One year from Wednesday — Dec. 21, 2012 — is the date the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar allegedly marked as the end of an era, when the date would reset to zero and humani…

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