The video below (mid-page) makes you wonder, “Is the Hoverboard real”? Well I’m sorry and a bit disheartened to say, “It is not” (shame on you Tony Hawk). You won’t find a real hoverboard for sale anytime soon. Remember that famous Back to the Future hoverboard video and how you thought to yourself, “One day this will be the reality”? Well, that reality will have to wait a while. I had a genuine feeling of despair when I saw the reports it was a total hoax. Sure, I saw the ultra thin board. And yes, the logical part of me tried to rationalize: that board is too thin; there’s no way to have that much power in such a small package; & it’s too efortless. Hell, even real hovercrafts don’t levitate that high.
OK, my blog is obviously geared toward how to make money online. But sometimes I feel the need to post an off topic subject I think is important; and this is one of those times. There have been recent posts on Facebook and social media sites claiming you should dial 112 (from cell phones for a faster response) for emergencies instead of 911. But, by dialing 112 in the U.S. and Canada, the call is NOT faster because it has to be converted to 911; and there is no guarantee on this conversion or that the call will even go through period! Authorities are also advising people not call 112 just to “test” and see if it works, as it could interfere with people calling for actual emergencies and waste resources.
A similar story was shared by another individual recently on Facebook. The problem was, however, it contained potentially lethal instructions to call for emergencies; and here’s why: it instructed you to call 112 (instead of 911) from cell phones, in “all 50 states”. But from a quick Google search, as stated above, I found this may actually put some people in danger; because, while 112 may be (and I’m not even sure of that) the standard for emergency calls