It should probably come as no surprise that a Toyota is the most reliable car on the road – We just figured it would be a Camry.
Endurance is a warranty service company, selling those extended warranties you probably get spam about, and they compiled some statistics, based on claims submitted.
Here’s what they found…
The Toyota Corolla is the most reliable car in North America, with a 2.6 percent claim rate. The second most reliable car was the Kia Sportage, with a mere 2.9 percent claim rate.
According to the infographic that Endurance put together, the sample space for claims covered a three-year span, though its unclear which exact years, as the third most reliable vehicle is the Kia Spectra (3.2% claim rate). 2009 was the last year the Spectra was produced, and the Ford Ranger (3.7% claim rate) was the fourth most reliable – last built in 2011. The fifth most reliable was the Hyundai Elantra.
200,000 vehicles were analyzed – representing 150 different vehicles from 26 different manufacturers. Endurance also broke the claim rates down by vehicle class.
Pickup trucks had the lowest claim rate of 29 percent, followed by sedans (no shock there), with 34 percent. SUVs clocked in at 39 percent and minivans at 41 percent.

New BlackBerry chairman and interim chief executive John Chen is laughing all the way to the bank for the size of the pay package he gets from ailing tech company Blackberry!
untitledIn addition to a $1 million base salary and $2 million performance bonus, the Waterloo, Ontario, company will give him 13 million BlackBerry restricted share units, worth $85 million based on the current stock price, that will vest over five years.
The former Sybase CEO signed on last week, when the smartphone maker abandoned plans to sell itself.
The details were disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on the strategy shift.
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This time it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean — but what about next time?

imagesCAJGVVCIThe European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere early Monday on an orbit that passed over Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
The 1,100-kilogram (2,425-pound) satellite disintegrated in the atmosphere but about 25 per cent of it — about 275 kilograms (600 pounds) of “space junk” — slammed into the Atlantic between Antarctica and South America, a few hundred kilometres (miles) from the Falkland Islands, ESA said.
It caused no known damage.
Meanwhile, survivalists and Armageddon proponents slowly began to come out of their shelters once the all clear was given!

2-Ply-Toilet-Paper-Annual-AwardA couple of 73 year olds do not know the meaning of letting bygones be bygones.
The two long-retired Canadian Football League players got into a brawl and exchanged blows on a public stage over a dispute that happened in 1963.

Authorities in Washington State are searching for more remains after a dog came home with a human leg.
The gruesome discovery was made last week and on Sunday investigators found more body parts.
“I got up one morning about 8:30. I was going to feed my dogs and this dog here was standing over that leg,” recalls 93-year-old Bill Flowers.

131111081153_dog-legHis dog, Liberty, dragged home a human leg and was standing guard over it.
“I examined it. I picked it up and looked at the toes and nothing. None of the leg or foot was damaged… from the knee down, it wasn’t damaged at all.”
Flowers says the leg was gray in color and appeared it was dismembered about 4 inches from the buttocks.
“I had a funny feeling. I thought, ‘Should I call the police?’ I say, ‘No, I’ll just take it and bury it,’” says Flowers. “I put it in a good plastic bag and buried it.”
That was on Tuesday. Flowers didn’t call law enforcement until four days later, on Saturday afternoon.
“I was afraid to call,” Flowers explains. “I’m 93 years old. I didn’t want to have to go to the pen for something I didn’t do.”
After police were alerted, search and rescue dogs found more remains — a pelvis and rib cage — in the woods, at an old fish hatchery.
AND FINALLY; A few more stories for November 11th.

Marjorie Beveridge has a hundred years’ worth of memories, many of them now faded.
imageBut she has never forgotten her days as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War.
Beveridge, who will mark her 100th birthday shortly after Remembrance Day, drove bomb trailers and ambulances in England alongside other women who joined Canada’s war effort.
Decades later, the Montreal native says her motivation was simple: “It was war and people were joining up.”
Enlisting didn’t seem scary, at least “not when you’re young,” she told CTV Montreal in an interview from a veterans’ hospital where she now resides.
In 1942, married women needed written permission from their husbands to enlist. Beveridge’s husband Howard, who also served in the war as an intelligence officer, gave her his blessing in a letter to the RCAF.
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Hundreds of strangers turned up to pay their respects to a 99-year-old World War II Veteran, after his obituary noted he died without any close family to attend his funeral. Jen Markham has the story.