Time to throw away those aluminium foil helmets

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ”radio location” (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, [3]). The 2.6 … Continue reading “Time to throw away those aluminium foil helmets”

Somebody Stole Jerry Garcia’s Pot

(from the toilet humor dept.) Late Grateful Dead leader’s toilet stolen: SONOMA, California –The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia’s toilet. Police say the Grateful Dead leader’s commode was stolen recently from a driveway along with three other toilets and a bidet, The Press Democrat newspaper reported Saturday. Garcia’s salmon-colored toilet was the subject … Continue reading “Somebody Stole Jerry Garcia’s Pot”

Virtucon gets some funding from the Pentagon

Pentagon mulling ‘stealth sharks’ to patrol the seas: The Pentagon is reportedly funding research into neural implants with the ultimate hope of turning sharks into “stealth spies” capable of gliding undetected through the ocean. According to the British weekly New Scientist, the research builds on experimental work to control animals by implanting tiny electrodes in … Continue reading “Virtucon gets some funding from the Pentagon”

I hate when that happens…

Eeeeeeewwwwwwww!!!!! A Bavarian village was flooded by liquid pig manure after a tank containing the fertilizer burst, German police said Wednesday. Sewage rose to 20 inches in the courtyards and streets of Elsa after gushing from the tank, which held some 240,000 litres of pig manure. “The village was swamped with green-brown liquid and it … Continue reading “I hate when that happens…”

One of Life’s Unanswered Questions gets Answered

You can swim just as fast in a pool of gloop.: It’s a question that has taxed generations of the finest minds in physics: do humans swim slower in syrup than in water? And since you ask, the answer’s no. Scientists have filled a swimming pool with a syrupy mixture and proved it. And some … Continue reading “One of Life’s Unanswered Questions gets Answered”

Sinister Footwear

Stiletto workout: part of the heeling process: NEW YORK (Reuters) – The gym that brought New Yorkers “Cardio Striptease” has dreamed up “Stiletto Strength,” a workout to get women in shape to wear the highest of heels. At a recent lunch-time session at Crunch gym near Times Square, dancer Amber Efe demonstrated how to strut … Continue reading “Sinister Footwear”