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Ceturtdiena 23.03.2017 | Name days: Mirdza, Žanete, Žanna

Self-lacing shoes unveiled

American sportswear maker Nike has this week unveiled sneakers that lace themselves automatically.

Kremlin propagandist Phillips expelled from Latvia

Kremlin propagandist Graham Phillips, who was apprehended by the police at the Freedom Monument during Legionnaires’ commemoration day, has been added to the blacklist and expelled from Latvia to Russia, as confirmed by Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis.

Public vote for Latvia’s Coin of the Year 2015 commences

The Bank of Latvia has launched a public survey ‘Latvia’s Coin of the Year’. Anyone is invited to express their opinion in regards to the special coins released in the country last year was the most emotionally moving, artistically beautiful, original and thematic. This survey will remain open for 1 – 22 March.

Video: On shoulders of craziest French skier

Sports cameras give you the fantastic chance of experiencing crazy stunts, but staying safe and sound. French skier Candide Thovex will take you to massive jumps in the Alps.

Video: First-person footage of supertyphoon Haiyan

The Philippines are still being rebuilt after supertyphoon Haiyan struck the Eastern-Asian archipelago in November 2013. A man named Jim Edds filmed, how it looked like in the midst of the superstorm.

Video: Biting and spitting in sync

Here’s an apparatus that can swallow and spit out the melting city snow effectively. Best thing is, there are no cars parked and snow can be packed for transportation right away.

Ten most popular YouTube music videos of 2015 in Latvia

Thanks to Google’s latest Year in Search report it was possible to determine Latvian resident’s most favourite YouTube music videos. Unlike Lithuania and Estonia, Latvian residents are interested the most in local musicians - Bermudu Divstūris, OLAS and Brainstorm.

Video: Ever-green Super Mario filmed running round cake

Ah, the lovely video game character of Super Mario. Baker and pastry decorator Jami Behrends has put time and effort into baking this tasty stop-motion video that brings back memories of playing Super Mario in the 1990s.