Archive for November, 2011

Pujols A Cub? UGHHHHH! [comic]

SuperSize it!

Rainman In A Hardware Store [video]

Porcupine Can Talk – Almost [video]

Learn To Google Better [info-graphic]

An info-graphic from Mashable presents several very useful tips for making searches on Google more effective. Very handy for everyone who uses the internet.

Go to the info-graphic HERE

 

Is Cloaking Technology About To Become Reality?

According to BBC –

Tiny carbon tubes can be used to hide three-dimensional objects from view, according to a team of researchers. The nanotubes are one-atom thick sheets of graphene wrapped into cylindrical tubes. Engineers from University of Michigan found they could be used to obscure objects so that they appeared to be nothing more than a flat black sheet. The team suggest “forests” of the material may one day be used to cloak spacecraft in deep space. The group says the technology works because the nanotubes’ “index of refraction [is] very close to that of air”. This means they slow down light to a similar degree. As a result there is very little scattering of light as it passes from the air into the layer of nanotubes.

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Evolution Recorded – Watch Octopus Walk Onto Dry Land [video]

A Blanket Made of Activated Carbon For Serious Farters – Really!

Now, those with very serious farting issues, you can buy a Better Marriage Blanket. New and improved for 2011 – no odor is too strong! Only $30 plus shipping and handling. There’s still time to get yours for Christmas.

Can be ordered HERE.

Muslim Men Are Becoming Weaker – Saudi Women With Eyes Deemed ‘Too Tempting’ Must Cover Them

The DailyMail reported –

Women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under Saudi Arabia’s latest repressive measure, it was reported yesterday. The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has the right to stop women revealing ‘tempting’ eyes in public. A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, said a proposal to enshrine the measure in law has been tabled. Women in Saudi Arabia already have to wear a long black cloak, called an abaya, cover their hair and, in some regions, conceal their faces while in public. If they do not, they face punishments including fines and public floggings.

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Big Ass Lists of Paradoxes

The Physics Paradox List can provide hours of distraction for science geeks. It currently has about 75 paradoxes listed, which is enough to keep anyone occupied for quite awhile. If that is not enough, check out even more at Wikipedia.

Physics Paradox List

Wikipedia Paradox List

 

Canada To Issue Plastic Currency

In the ongoing battle against counterfeiting, Canada is abandoning paper currency ( or more accurately, linen), for banknotes made of plastic. The $100 is the first release, with the lower denominations to follow. An LA Times article has more details as well as a video.

 

 

TV Reporters Are Very, Very, Very Lazy [video]

Nine 2011 Autos With Quality Issues

Yahoo Autos reported on nine automobiles that experienced problems with their 2011 models. Redesigns of the Honda Civic and VW Jetta went awry, the Smart car had transmission issues and 6 other cars stumbled in 2011.

Read about all nine cars HERE


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