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  • Peanut Sneakers
    A little over a month ago we posted about croissant sneakers. Food-themed sneakers are apparently the big new thing, because Planters Peanuts has now debuted peanut sneakers, retailing for $170.And not to be outdone, Ruffles Chips has introduced lim…
    - 29 Jun 19, 11:41am -
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate
    Could you make an effective cartoon with sound only? See what you think.
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:42am -
  • Coated tongue means self-poisoning
    From back in the day when advertisers just tried to scare consumers silly:"Coated tongue means self-poisoning. Correct it by all means."Click to enlargeNew York Daily News - Apr 14, 1932
    - 28 Jun 19, 11:01am -
  • Marion Stokes and Her 70,000 VHS Tapes
    Article here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 7:35am -
  • Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady
    When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping…
    - 27 Jun 19, 11:25am -
  • Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

    - 27 Jun 19, 7:39am -
  • Using Coca-Cola to dissolve phytobezoars
    Coca-Cola isn’t just for drinking. It also has a medical use: to dissolve gastric phytobezoars (masses of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal system). Doctors administer the Coca-Cola via a tube threaded through the nose down into the int…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 22
    The avant garde that irked Khrushchev flourished in Japan also, as we learn in this article.
    - 26 Jun 19, 7:41am -
  • How to reset a GE smart bulb
    Turn off for 5 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds… This has got to be a test to see how long until people simply smash the bulb against the wall in frustrati…
    - 25 Jun 19, 11:23am -
  • The Tree-Sitting Fad of 1930
    A national craze for a short time.Article here.Another article.Not everyone was cooperative, as seen below.Source.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:40am -

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  • Turkey delivery man risks 18 years for spitting on pizza
    A Turkish prosecutor called for a sentence of up to 18 years for a delivery man who spat on a customer's pizza before handing it over, local media reported Thursday. The incident -- which happened in 2017 in the central city of Eskisehir -- was capt…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 20, 9:48am -
  • Aussie Open 'bananaman' bites back after fruity fallout
    Elliot Benchetrit said he's stunned by the "out of control" backlash after he asked a ballkid to peel his banana at the Australian Open, hitting out at the umpire who told him to do it himself. The French player, dubbed 'Bananaman' by Australian med…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 20, 2:07am -
  • 'They're not dead': Falling iguana alert in Florida amid cold snap
    Green iguanas are considered a nuisance in Florida, where they are blamed for causing considerable damage to everything from seawalls to sidewalks -- not to mention menacing endangered butterflies and snails. Such conditions are unusual in the norma…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 20, 12:29am -
  • War-time bomb made safe in Cologne
    German experts defused a World War II bomb in Cologne on Tuesday that had forced the evacuation of thousands of office workers and disrupted rail and ship traffic. Construction workers found the bomb on the right bank of the Rhine river on Monday ev…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 20, 2:39pm -
  • Double trouble: Too many show for Sri Lanka twins record bid
    A Sri Lankan attempt to set a world record for the largest gathering of twins may have failed Monday after an unexpectedly large turnout overwhelmed organisers who vowed to try again. Organisers from the Sri Lanka Twins group had called on multiples…
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 20, 3:26pm -
  • Viral video reunites Bangladeshi with family after 48 years
    An ailing Bangladeshi who went missing almost half a century ago has been reunited with his family after a video appeal on Facebook seeking help for his treatment went viral. Habibur Rahman was a 30-year-old businessman and father-of-four in the nor…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jan 20, 12:22am -
  • Sky-high chicken prices on French island ruffle feathers
    Long-simmering anger over the high cost of living in French overseas territories resurfaced this week with a tweet about an organic chicken from mainland France which sold for an eye-watering 51 euros. A lawmaker from French Guiana posted a photo of…
    - 7 days ago 18 Jan 20, 11:03am -
  • 'Big Ben bongs for Brexit' battle turns pricey
    Britain's bewildering battle to get Big Ben to bong for Brexit is becoming brutal -- and big-budget to boot as public cash donations flooded in Friday for a celebratory peal. Big Ben has been mostly silent since restoration work on parliament's Eliz…
    - 7 days ago 17 Jan 20, 3:04pm -
  • As Brexit clock ticks, UK in ding-dong over Big Ben bongs
    The question exercising Britons as they face their last few days of EU membership is not about trade or sovereignty but whether Big Ben should ring out for Brexit. The world famous bell in parliament's Elizabeth Tower has been largely silent since A…
    - 8 days ago 16 Jan 20, 3:50pm -
  • Mexico gets 'Chapo' beer
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be serving a life sentence in prison, but the Mexican drug kingpin can now boast to having his own beer. El Chapo Mexican Lager was launched by Guzman's daughter Alejandrina, who runs a fashion and lifestyle company bui…
    - 9 days ago 16 Jan 20, 1:15am -

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  • Predictive touch response mechanism is a step toward a tactile internet
    A team of researchers has developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in human-to-machine applications that are typical in the Tactile Internet.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 20, 8:26pm -
  • Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere
    Astronomers have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists call J0815+4729. This new finding provides an important clue on how oxygen and other i…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 20, 8:25pm -
  • Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing
    Quantum researchers have conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practical applications in cybersecurity and other area…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 20, 4:59pm -
  • Ghostly particles detected in condensates of light and matter
    Discover 'ghostly' particles and quantum depletion. A new study makes the first observation of 'ghost particles' from Bose-Einstein condensates via 'quantum depletion': particles expelled by interaction-induced quantum fluctuations.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 20, 2:58pm -
  • What it's like to live without a sense of smell
    New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the range of emotional and practical impacts it causes. The new study finds that almost every aspect of l…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 20, 10:56pm -
  • Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot
    Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the wo…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 20, 8:43pm -
  • Integrating micro chips for electronic skin
    Researchers present the first fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits which opens the path towards the development of electronic skin.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 20, 8:00pm -
  • Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs
    Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which provide information about the stage of development. But how do you…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 20, 5:21pm -
  • Brewing a better espresso, with a shot of math
    Researchers are challenging common espresso wisdom, finding that fewer coffee beans, ground more coarsely, are the key to a drink that is cheaper to make, more consistent from shot to shot, and just as strong.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 20, 4:04pm -
  • Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating
    Mammals sweat to regulate body temperature, and researchers are exploring whether our phones could do the same. The authors present a coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices -- a new thermal management…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 20, 4:04pm -

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