Archive for April, 2011

Do Not Make Fun Of Donald Trump! [pic]

Greatest Inspirational Speech Ever [video]

Charlie Brown Always Gives Good Advice [comic]

End Of An Era – Last Typewriter Factory Closes

The Atlantic reports –

With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” Secretaries, rejoice. “We are not getting many orders now,” Milind Dukle, Godrej and Boyce’s general manager, told the paper. “From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. ‘Till 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices.”

Read more HERE.

So Cool – Must Have – Lasers May Replace Auto Spark Plugs

BBC reported –

Car engines could soon be fired by lasers instead of spark plugs, researchers say. A team at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will report on 1 May that they have designed lasers that could ignite the fuel/air mixture in combustion engines. The approach would increase efficiency of engines, and reduce their pollution, by igniting more of the mixture. The team is in discussions with a spark plug manufacturer.

Continue reading HERE.

Worst Easter Bunny Ever! [pic]

What’s Inside Your Easter Candy

Wired presents an article detailing the ingredients in three of the most popular Easter candies – Chocolate Easter Bunny,¬†Cadbury Creme Egg and Peeps. I was disappointed that there wasn’t some truly bizarre ingredient in at least one of the candies.

Read the full story HERE.


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