A scientist (a high school scientist) from Chicago has recently won the IG Nobel Prize for work done with the 5 second rule. The rule went that if you dropped a piece of food on the floor, it was safe to eat if you got to it within 5 seconds of it hitting the ground…. Read more »
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SpaceShipOne launched for their 2nd flight in the required 2 week window and hit the required altitude of just over just over 62 miles to win the $10 million X Prize this morning. More information: Ansari X Prize CNN News ABC News
I was out buying groceries tonight and decided I needed some yummy Shrek’s cereal, and what did I happen to find on the side of the box? They have added a marshmallow, or rather “mallowbits” key giving the names for all of the different shaped marshmallows err… mallowbits. I’d like to think that maybe we… Read more »
No, not the Francis Ford Coppola type (though that would be cool!). Ryal and Theresa had their baby last Tuesday (Sept. 28th) – Layton Patrick Brier.
On Wednesday, SpaceShipOne completed its first of two required flights to win the $10 million X Prize. The X Prize was set up to jump start the space tourism industry and provided a handsome sum to whoever can create a spacecraft that can: Privately finances, builds & launches a spaceship, able to carry 3 people… Read more »
For all of you guys out there (ladies you can tune this post out unless you use one of these) that have issues hitting the bowl at night. There’s now a brilliat new device to help you out… The Jonny Glow! This dazzlling pice of technology is apparently a ring of (obviously waterproof) glow tape… Read more »
Arrrrrrrr! If only I had seen this in time for my International Talk Like A Pirate Day festivities! Oh well, I guess there is always next year… Arrrrrr!
Dannybot is the sad storry of a boy singing about his robot going off to war. I had tears in my eyes after watching the heart wrenching video. It’s a story so sad even your robot will cry! You can even read the dannyblog. I am a robot without emotions, yet I am sad. 🙁… Read more »
AAAAAAARRRRRRRrrrr… Avast, me hearties! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! The real day actually be Sunday, but I be celebratin’ it today Arrr! It be Talk Like a Pirate Weekend for me! So all ya Scallywags swig ye a grog and shiver me timbers! Robert’s your uncle & Fanny’s your aunt! Arrrrrrrrrr! (If… Read more »
I was flipping through the campus newspaper, The Daily Iowan this morning when I ran across a full page add from the Motion Picture Ass. of America. They’ve really been pumping their “education” lately with this ad and promos before movies. Personally, I like this parody poster by Trevor Haldenby a little better. Yesterday’s Boondocks… Read more »
Today’s Cool Site of the Day was actually kind of cool. It’s The Picture of Everything by Howard Halis. It probably doesn’t really have everything… but it sure has a lot!
I found Green Apple and Pink Grapefruit Mentos at a grocery store up the street (I’d been tipped off they were available). They had several displays, that said “available for a limited time only.” I’ll need to stock up. Maybe they’re just test marketing them. If that’s the case… EVERYONE GO BUY GRAPEFRUIT OR APPLE… Read more »
Flickr is a really cool service that does a million and one things with your photos. You can upload them and store them and trade them and chat with them and add them to a blog and look at other people’s and… and… It has a really slick flash interface. Flickr uses “tags” to categorize… Read more »
While looking for an Egon picture for the previous post I ran across another Ghostbusters site. If you look through the fan props area there are a ton of cool props! 9+ pages of proton packs! 3 pages of ghost traps Ecto Mobiles (yes… that’s their car) There are even plans for these items. So… Read more »
There is a nice looking proton pack for sale on eBay. I’ve seen this before on eBay. I don’t know if they didn’t sell it, or this is another one. Still, it’s pretty cool! After doing a little digging, it seems to be a different seller. The previous listing is still available at the builder’s… Read more »