News and notes from around the interweb: Don’t miss my giveaway for hotel stays and Frequent Traveler University tickets. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at Frequent Traveler University December 3-5 in DC! Canada’s Supreme Court ruled against allowing damages for the couple who wasn’t able to order an inflight 7-Up in French. Show More Summary
Jenna Talackova, the model who was abruptly disqualified from Miss Universe Canada when it came to light that she'd been born male, continues to win at things that are far more important than a pageant conglomerate run by a sleazy gremlin (Donald Trump, preeminent Gremlin of Sleaze). Show More Summary
Sept. 9, 2013 – Toronto, Canada – Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and University Health Network (UHN) have found a new link between early-onset Parkinson's disease and a piece of DNA missing from chromosome 22. Show More Summary
When we think of prostheses, we usually imagine replacements for missing arms and legs that help people regain physical ability lost due to an accident or disease. But researchers at McGill University in Canada tried to imagine a different...Show More Summary
Chalk it up to a typo. Denise Garrido was crowned Miss Universe Canada in a live webcast on Saturday night, but it turns out she was actually just the third runner up. Oops. According to the Beauties of Canada organization, which selects...Show More Summary
Post by Emily Abbate Imagine someone handing you your life's biggest dream and then crushing it moments later. I can't even put into words how horrible I feel for Denise Farrido, who was crowned Miss Universe Canada last Saturday. The...Show More Summary
The happy yet doomed reign of Denise Garrido as Miss Universe Canada lasted just one day, after a scoring mix-up was found to have incorrectly awarded her the title Saturday. The crown was then given to another contestant, Riza Santos of Calgary.
When Denise Garrido was crowned the 2013 Miss Universe Canada, she was genuinely shocked. The rest of the country was as well, when it was then announced that she was wrongfully crowned due to a typo.
Ah, the humanity! Everyone’s worse beauty pageant nightmare came to life in Toronto this week when Miss Universe Canada judges erroneously awarded the crown to the wrong finalist — and then took it away a day later, citing a scoring … Continue reading ?
Miss Universe Canada made an epic fail Saturday night. Denise Garrido, 26, was initially crowned Miss Universe Canada before she was stripped of her crown just 24 hours later — after a typo was discovered in the results tabulation. “My...Show More Summary
The wrong beauty contestant was crowned Miss Canada Universe this weekend. According to E! Online, pageant organizers originally gave the award to Denise Garrido of Ontario. Garrido wore the crown for about 24 hours until the judges realized that they crowned the wrong contestants. Organizers said that Garrido was accidentally ranked in first place due [...]Show More Summary
In one seriously awkward misstep, Miss Universe Canada crowned the wrong winner this past weekend after a scoring mistake - and this isn't the first time the Miss Universe organization has found itself immersed in controversy. Earlier...Show More Summary
It was a huge day for Denise Garrido, who was selected as the winner of the 2013 Miss Universe Canada pageant on Saturday (May 25), but when Sunday rolled around her world was crushed. Apparently the judges at the organization messed...Show More Summary
In what can only be assumed was a plot masterminded by seventh grade math teachers to prove you really will need their subject matter later in life, judges in the Miss Universe Canada pageant added up the scores wrong and crowned the wrong contestant. Show More Summary
A beauty queen has been stripped of her crown just a day after winning Miss Universe Canada. Denise Garrido was awarded the Miss Canada title at the event, but just a day later was informed that organizers were taking her crown back as judges had made a mistake in their counts.
Denise Garrido managed to hold on to her Miss Universe Canada title for a solid 24 hours before officials yanked it away. It seems she was crowned by mistake. Read more...
If you prefer to keep your phone on silent but end up with a bunch of missed calls and unread messages, you will love this bendable smartphone! Designed by researchers at Queen’s University Human Media Lab in Canada, the MorePhone is a smartphone that twists
Turns out Justin Bieber is not loved by all Canadians -- in fact... the hottest woman North of the Border, Miss Canada herself, thinks the Biebs is "a bit of a douche." Sahar Biniaz, the reigning Miss Universe Canada, told our photog last night…
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery - a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada's Burgess Shale fossil beds, located in Yoho National Park. The fossils were found in an area of shale beds that are 505 million years old. read more