Archive for February, 2010

$300,000 ‘Mechanical’ Cell Phone – WTF?

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.

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This x ray image is the only photo of the phone released by Celsius X VI II.

The Recovery – NOT! [pic]

Republican Senator Misses Basketball Game To Deny Unemployment Benefits To 1.2 Million Americans

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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2 Feet of Snow in New York City [pic]

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The 12 Biggest Ripoffs in America

An interesting article, even though most of the items are obvious, a few are less so – such as “Free” Credit Reports and All You Can Eat Buffets.

Read the article HERE.

Maze Solved By ‘Intelligent’ Droplet [video]

Monday is National Pig Day – Time to Celebrate

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.

Coffee – The New Health Food?

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.

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No Bargain [pic]

7 Creative Uses For Poop

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.

Excellent Site – ’20 Things You Didn’t Know About’ by Discover Magazine

Discover Magazine has an excellent collection of lists.  They cover a wide range of subjects and present 20 unusual facts in each one.

Browse the lists HERE.

Updated Monopoly Community Chest Cards [pic]

See all 11 cards HERE.


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