Category Archives: MISC

Wait, What? Now, There’s Little Proof That Flossing Works?

Don’t you just love these studies that tell you what’s good and what’s not? I mean, besides the obvious, there’s a bunch of studies for on topics like is mouthwash actually good, or whether coffee is detrimental to your health or not. Last week, we came across one such report relating to dental flossing, which naturally, made me raise my eyebrows. According to the report, “there’s little proof that (dental) flossing works,” and the U.S. actually admitted that its (dental flossing) effectiveness “had never been researched, as required.” Continue reading Wait, What? Now, There’s Little Proof That Flossing Works?

Here’s Why The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament Never Got Stolen

A handful of automobiles sport hood ornament. Mercedes-Benz once had those and so did Jaguar and few others, but not many have them anymore, likely because an object at tip of the hood is a target of mischief. However, for Rolls-Royce, the Spirit of Ecstasy has remained a design fixture in every vehicle the British luxury marque have rolled out and apparently, never been stolen? Well, at least not in modern times and by modern times, we mean from 2004 onwards. As it turns out, Silver Lady is protected against theft by a brilliant mechanism. Continue reading Here’s Why The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament Never Got Stolen

Have A Coffee And Have Your Dong Blown In This Upcoming London Cafe

Man suffers from morning wood, but the boner won’t persist till you have your cuppa at your favorite coffee joint. However, that doesn’t mean a man can’t get it up when his trusty companion is called upon, such as in a cafe called Fellatio Cafe. Fellatio Cafe is exactly what it sounds like: a cafe that serves not just coffee and pastries, but one that comes with a blow job, aka oral sex, for a fee, of course. As crazy as it may sound, it is a real thing and it is coming to London, which makes you go “really? London, are you sure?” Yes. It is. Continue reading Have A Coffee And Have Your Dong Blown In This Upcoming London Cafe

Goldgenie Opens First Luxury Retail Store In UAE

Good news, lovers of all things gold who can totally afford it. The growing name in bestowing the midas touch on gadgets, Goldgenie has opened its first luxury retail store in UAE. It is a milestone for the luxe customizer who is best known for elevating ordinary gadgets, or any other objects, really, to the luxury realm with real gold plating and sometimes, even embellished with precious and rare stones for the added bling. It is a huge deal for Goldgenie because some such customizers turned out to be non-existence or simply can’t prove their worth. However, Goldgenie not only proves that it is a real deal, but it can strive too and striving extremely well. Continue reading Goldgenie Opens First Luxury Retail Store In UAE

Daredevil Skydiver Make Record 25,000 Feet Jump Without Parachute

For some people, jumping out of an aircraft at tens of thousands of feet with a parachute is a big no, no, much less leaping off without one. But that was exactly what skydiver Luke Aikins did. Oh wait, in fact, we should be calling Luke a ‘daredevil’ instead because he accomplished the unimaginable: he leaped off a single prop light aircraft without a parachute at an altitude of 25,000 feet (7,620 m), plummeted at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour and survive to tell the tale. A jump team of three accompanied Luke down to around 4000+ feet (around 1,200 m) before pulling their chutes and leaving Luke on his own. From that point, Luke made his way down to California desert where two layers of safety net measuring 10,000 square-feet awaits. Continue reading Daredevil Skydiver Make Record 25,000 Feet Jump Without Parachute

Amazon Launchpad Now Has A Page Dedicated To Kickstarter Products

Good news, fans of crowdfunded products. Now, there’s no more worrying if you miss out certain campaigns, because some of these successfully funded products are on Amazon. The online retail giant has taken Kickstarter Collection under its Launchpad’s wing which, for starter, boasts over 300 Kickstarter products across five ‘themes’, including STEM Products, Always Be Learning, Exquisite Objects, Inventing The Future, and Public Benefit. For the uninitiated, Amazon Launchpad was launched a year ago as an incubator of sort to help startups and other creators to launch, market, and distribute their products to folks around the world. Continue reading Amazon Launchpad Now Has A Page Dedicated To Kickstarter Products

Marvel Teamed Up NASA, Puts Groot And Rocket On CASIS Mission Patch

Nope. What you see here is not the new emblem for the next Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comics. It is a custom designed mission patch that will see real world, or rather, space use. It is an official mission patch that will find its way on all payloads heading to the National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). Announced at the San Diego Comic-Con by Center of the Advancement of Science in Space, or CASIS in short, the patch features Marvel’s space dwelling heroes, the perennial plant Groot and the highly intelligent, anthropomorphic raccoon Rocket, against a space blue backdrop decorated with the silhouette of the space station, along with stars which are actually the flame found on the Guardians of the Galaxy shield. Continue reading Marvel Teamed Up NASA, Puts Groot And Rocket On CASIS Mission Patch

Nivea’s Seagull Drone ‘Poops’ Sunscreen Lotion On Kids At The Beach

German skin care product company Beiersdorf AG’s Nivea brand has found an unusual way of campaigning sunscreen targeted at children. The campaign entitled “Care from the Air Bird” uses a seagull drone (read: RC aircraft that looks like a bird) that patrol the sky above the beach, dropping sunscreen on unsuspecting children, much like a real bird does on humans. I know what you are thinking. This is not exactly the most pleasant way of promoting your product, isn’t it? You know, associating sunscreen lotion with bird’s poop and vice versa. Continue reading Nivea’s Seagull Drone ‘Poops’ Sunscreen Lotion On Kids At The Beach

A Short But Interesting Story Of The Origin Of The Power Button Symbol

When you are using electronic gadgets, did it ever occur to you how the power button symbol came about? It is safe to say we are accustomed to the familiar ‘broken circle and vertical stroke’ symbol and we’d forgive ourselves for taking it for granted. However, like most things in life, this humble symbol has a short but no less interesting story. If you look closely, the “broken circle and vertical stroke” symbol is actually a combination of ‘0’ and ‘1’, the binary number system that represents off and on states. Prior to using 0 and 1, which was sometime around WWII, power control switches are labelled ‘On’ and ‘Off’, but as time goes by, engineers began to devise a simpler labelling that would transcend language barriers and hence, the universally recognized 0 and 1 was chosen to represent ‘on’ and ‘off’, which was used on toggle switches (see below). Continue reading A Short But Interesting Story Of The Origin Of The Power Button Symbol

Original Star Trek Starship Enterprise TV Show Model Restored At SNASM

Star Trek Starship Enterprise maybe a fictional spaceship but it was product of creative imagination of movie makers and a mark of mankind’s desire for deep space exploration, which makes the original starship Enterprise model worthy of a place in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. And museum it did head to in 1974 when it was donated to by Paramount Pictures to SNASM. The 11-foot, 200 lbs blow-molded plastic and wood model was displayed in several locations in the museum until 2014, when it was removed for a lengthy and painstaking two-year restoration. Though it is worthy to note that the model was “treated” three times, in 1974, 1984 and 1991, while in museum’s possession, but this was by far, the most extensive one. Continue reading Original Star Trek Starship Enterprise TV Show Model Restored At SNASM