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June 28, 2009

Why are flies so hard to swat?

Cal Tech scientists Michael Dickinson and Gwyneth Card explain it all for you.

Obviously President Obama was absent the day they showed the film.

June 28, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Folding 3-Prong UK Plug

"The plugs of the United Kingdom are clearly bigger than new and modern technological devices."

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"This new design can collapse the plug to 1cm when not in use, so you can put it everywhere not putting unnecessary pressure on the prongs."

[via noquedanblogs]

June 28, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

'Ill-Conceived Bubblegum Packaging' — by Flautist, bookofjoe Cartoonist-in-Residence

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Sure, the New Yorker's got Roz Chast, but that means anyone with a few coins of the realm can see her work.

Flautist's, on the other hand, can't be accessed no matter how much you pay — you can only view it here, where from time to time (like today) exclusive world premieres occur.

Unless, of course, you receive an invitation to her private gallery down Georgia way, where the cats are fat and happy and the people are passing strange.

June 28, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

June 28, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Time Machine: The Young Ladies From Miss Knapp's Select School Have An Outing At Coney Island, N.Y. in 1905

You could look it up.

[via Dean Kaltsas]

June 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

iDive — Watch movies up to 300 feet underwater

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"Allows you to watch movies on your iPhone or iPod during decompression stops." 

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That's different.

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Can your case do that?

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Didn't think so.

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$349.99 (iPhone/iPod not included).

June 28, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Science advances one funeral at a time' — Max Planck

Above, his wry observation on why, once a theory becomes entrenched, it seems to take forever to dislodge it.

June 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Glow-in-the-Dark Earth Beach Ball

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From the website:

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Glow-in-the-Dark Earth Beach Ball

Thanks to NASA satellite images, this inflatable globe is an impressively-sized photorealistic replica of the world from space.

After charging under a light source or in the sun, photo-luminescent inks glow in the dark according to population.

The more populated the area, the more dense and bright the glow of the lighted globe, just as the earth is seen from space.

Hand inflate.

39.25"Ø.

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$125.50.

June 28, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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