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September 29, 2014

Dreams get weirder as the night goes on


Below, excerpts from Rachel Nuwer's September 19 Smithsonian article.


The longer the night wears on, the stranger our dreams become, according to a new study titled "The Effect of Time of Night on Wake–Dream Continuity." The authors found that, at the beginning of the night, our dreams have some basis in reality. Often, they reflect things we saw, did or thought about during the day. By the time we've been out for a few hours, however, things start to become more and more bizarre and detached from the real world.

As Time reports, the authors arrived at these findings after monitoring 16 sleeping people for two nights. When the research subjects drifted into a dream-filled slumber, as indicated by sensor, the team woke them up and asked them what they had been dreaming about. Each subject was woken four times each night. They also reported on what they had just been dreaming about when they got up in the morning.

Both strangeness and emotion intensified as the night wore on, the team found.

September 29, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Sumo Bumper Bopper


From the website:


Forget the bumper cars and pillow fights; now you can have the best of both worlds with this Sumo Bumper Bopper.

This rugged vinyl bopper fits over the players like a sumo suit but is easy to use and includes twin hand grips to keep things under control even when the bumping gets intense.

Fill it with air, put it on, and you can invent all sorts of adventures.

Sold individually; order two and share the fun with a friend!



September 29, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

No People Barcelona

From Broadsheet.ie: "A timelapse of the Catalonian capital by MyLapse ... featuring views of the city with all the people and vehicles removed."

September 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Puck Retriever


Just the thing for the hockey aficionado who has everything.

From the website:



Hockey practice just got a whole lot easier — at least keeping track of your pucks.

Forget bending over and scooping up the pucks; let Pucker Up do the job.

This ingenious device lets you collect and store up to 25 hockey pucks.

Just put it on top of the puck and press down; the device grabs and stores the puck.

When you're ready to play, just remove the handle and dump the pucks back out.

It works on any flat surface.

32"H x 5" x 5".


$39.99 (pucks not included).

September 29, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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