PC Mag reports -
Forget digital. The phone of the future will be mechanical. As flat, touchscreen slabs like the iPhone make our lives more virtual, a half-dozen guys from the luxury watch world are trying to drag mobile phones back onto the physical plane with the first completely micro-mechanical mobile phone, in which every function would operate mechanically through human energy. “We want to take the useful functions of the cell phone and try to re-think them, and re-create them in a mechanical way,” Celsius X VI II co-founder Alejandro Ricart said. I haven’t dealt with a lot of companies like this. They intend to sell products in the dozens, not the millions, and build them on principle, not for mass consumption. Celsius’ first phone, the LeDIX, costs $300,000, and the company only intends to make 50 of them in two limited-edition versions.
This x ray image is the only photo of the phone released by Celsius X VI II.
The HuffingtonPost reports -
Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month. And at one point during the debate, which dragged on till nearly midnight, Bunning complained of missing a basketball game. “I have missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game that started at 9:00,” he said, “and it’s the only redeeming chance we had to beat South Carolina since they’re the only team that has beat Kentucky this year.
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It’s almost that time again. Monday, March 1 is National Pig Day. If you haven’t got all of you shopping done, you may be too late. Bear in mind that National Bacon Day isn’t until September 5.
The Calgary Herald reports -
Containing everything from bacon to beer, so-called “manly cupcakes” are a tongue-in-cheek response to the apparently too-prissy offerings that dominate display cases. As a female observer wryly put it on the blog Jezebel: “Pink frosting and/or sprinkles cause testicular shrinkage. Men just can’t be too careful.”
At Butch Bakery in New York, for example, the 12 available flavours include Rum & Coke (rum-soaked Madagascar vanilla cake with cola Bavarian cream filling), Beer Run (chocolate beer cake with beer-infused buttercream, topped with crushed pretzels) and The Old-Fashioned (orange-soaked whiskey cake with lemon curd filling). Each is topped with a streamlined chocolate disc patterned in either plaid, houndstooth, camouflage or driftwood.
An interesting article from WebMD reports some impressive results from a Harvard study.
Want a drug that could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer? That could lift your mood and treat headaches? That could lower your risk of cavities? If it sounds too good to be true, think again. Coffee, the much maligned but undoubtedly beloved beverage, just made headlines for possibly cutting the risk of the latest disease epidemic, type 2 diabetes. And the real news seems to be that the more you drink, the better.
The Orange County Register reports -
A study conducted by online agency Insurance.com found that attorneys nabbed the No. 1 spot on a Top 10 10 list of “most dangerous drivers by profession,” with 44 percent claiming a prior accident when receiving a car insurance comparison quote from insurance.com. Below is the top ten list.
2. Financial professionals
3. Government worker (GS6)
4. Bartender or Waiter
5. Business Professionals
6. Dog Groomer
7. Marketing/Advertising professionals
MentalFloss reports -
As long as the animal kingdom exists, we’ll have a steady supply of digestive byproducts, whether you call it dung, manure, sewage, feces, or poop. We may as well use it for something! Oh sure, you know about fertilizer, but there are plenty of other ways we reuse “biological waste”.
Number1 on the list (hee, hee) is making paper from elephant dung and panda poo.
Read the list of all 7 HERE.