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January 21, 2007 - January 27, 2007 Archives

  • January 26, 2007
    About 10 seconds after liftoff from runway 19R something happens with the left engine. A lot of smoke and fragments of metal and other material falls down on the runway. At first the pilots don't get any indications in the cockpit and plan to go on to Kuala Lumpur. Then we deci... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2007
    This toaster uses Ultrason plastic which is heat-resistant up to 220 degrees celsius and is shatter-proof, scratch and impact-resistant, and is not damaged by hot water, steam, or chemicals. The toaster is open and transparent to allow you to see all the toasting magic that hap... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2007
    These USB flash drives use the typology of a ruler to show how much capacity they have. It's an interesting idea, but I doubt anybody wants to carry meter sticks in their pocket for really huge devices. Source... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2007
    Scandalous! I'm all for mods, but I don't want my Xbox 360 looking like a slutty little hussy. Source... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2007
    A shark with the ugly proportions of the pre-historic era has surfaced near Japan offering a rare view of this denizen of the deep. The "Frilled Shark" is hardly ever seen because its habitat is 600 metres or more below the ocean surface. The shark was quickly captured after b... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2007
    These Pallino glasses are marked at the halfway point with the Italian word for optimist above the line and pessimist below. Noticeably missing: the Italian word for stallion with an arrow pointing at me. Source... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2007
    Masaaki Nagumo, an engineer at Japan's machinery maker Sakakibara Kikai, gets into a 3.4-metre tall, two-legged robot called Land Walker for a demonstration as part of an art exhibition. Attach a bazooka or two to that and I think we've got ourselves a winner for bestest thing... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2007
    This is a modified satelite-guided bomb which releases thousands of darts carrying the chemical DETA that's meant to take out mines. The Venom dart can go through ten to twelve feet of water or two feet of sand and still retain its effectiveness. Although I'm not entirely sure ... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2007
    The Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 keeps your hand in a vertical handshake position which the company claims is more comfortable than current mouse positions. I gotta admit I'm a little curious, though I can't imagine you'd have as much control with the side of your hand as you would... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2007
    The greatest marketing of a toy ever. Source / Continue →
  • January 23, 2007
    This version would've been so much better. If you disagree, you're forgetting the scientific fact that Chistopher Walken automatically makes a movie eighteen times better than it actually is.... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2007
    What happens when Google Maps gets lost? It keeps making U-Turns until it finally gives up. Sort of like what I do, except with less cursing and crying. Because everybody knows real men don't ask for directions. I saw it on TV so it must be true.... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2007
    I was sitting around waiting for Battlestar Galactica this evening watching Iron Chef America. I had seen the commercials for tonight's episode, and it looked neat so I set it up to record. Towards the end, when they're going over the iron chef and the challenger's entries a Mc... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2007
    Is Canada carving women's faces into their terrain or is it just some geological coincidence? We may never know for sure. Dum dum dum! ... / Continue →