1.) Over 1,500 hunters registered for a hunt which in the end, finished with a small number of kills. The Florida Python Challenge is over, and Florida state wildlife officials are calling the snake bounty hunt a success. The purpose of the month-long hunt was to reduce the number of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. It’s estimated that number of those snakes is in the hundreds of thousands. However, the total number of snakes killed as part of the “Challenge” was only 50.
2.) Don’t expect to get a love message in your fortune cookie this Valentine’s Day, or any time soon. A spokesman for the world's largest fortune-cookie manufacturer said it has removed romantic messages from its treats in response to complaints from parents. Wonton Foods in Brooklyn, New York has discontinued the love fortunes since children could be reading them. The fortunes that have been abolished include, "One who admires you greatly is hidden before your eyes" and "The evening promises romantic interest." Wonton Foods officials say that if they get more than two or three complaints about a fortune, they stop using that fortune. The company produces 5 million cookies every day.
3.) Sony is attempting to make a pillow that instead of just helping you fall asleep, will help you wake up. In a patent filing, the company has outlined a pillow that would have electrodes and sensors on it and would make napping more efficient. So instead of setting your alarm for a pre-determined time to wake you up before you lay down for a nap, your pillow could sense when you actually fall asleep — not when you began to try to sleep — and wake you up when you've slept soundly for your desired length of time.