Archive for January, 2007

Vibrating Glasses

Posted in Gadgets on Tuesday January 30, 2007 by andtheivy

“Vision Optic Co. has devised a pair of glasses, called MyDo Bururu, that prevent the wearer from falling asleep. Designed to assist those cramming for exams or going on a long drive, they work by detecting what angle the bespectacled user’s head is at. If the head drops below a certain level, a little motor kicks-off to vibrate the earpiece and no doubt scare the crap out of whoever is wearing them. The glasses can be set to go off at one of four levels of head-droop.” Link

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED.  Seriously.

(de la boingboing)

I’m Digging to China.

Posted in Uncategorized on Monday January 29, 2007 by andtheivy

The question is this: If I dig a very deep hole through the earth, where will I end up??

Go dig a hole and find out!

Personally, I think there could be several answers for each one.  Why?  Well, for starters, I’m a scientist.  Seriously, doesn’t it depend on the ANGLE at which you’re digging?  That’s my personal belief, anyhow.  And until someone (say, another scientist, for example) proves me wrong, I’m going with that opinion.  Whatever the case, it’s fun to do!

(Thanks for the fun find, Sam!)

Found.

Posted in Found on Friday January 26, 2007 by andtheivy

Rights.

(de la foundmagazine)

One Click Butter Cutter

Posted in Gadgets on Wednesday January 24, 2007 by andtheivy

Um, YES?  The fastest way (no matter what it is) I can get butter into my system, please.

The only problem I have with this particular invention is the creator of the gadget assumes that I want a cold pat of butter.  In fact, I prefer room temperature butter because it is more easily spread and tastes a bit better.  And it is also 1 part love, 2 parts magic.

(de la popgadet)

100 Best Fonts of All Time

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday January 24, 2007 by andtheivy

The 100 best fonts of all time!

(de la swissmiss)

National Rabbit Week

Posted in Animals on Tuesday January 23, 2007 by andtheivy

It’s national rabbit week, folks. Just exactly what you’ve all been waiting for.

And maybe we’re not in the UK (which is actually where this all takes place), but what the hey.  It’s still a hoot.

Some facts and figures for you:

  • It is estimated that there are between 1.6 and 2 million pet rabbits in the UK.
  • In 2004, 4.6% of UK households owned a rabbit.
  • There are 67 breeds and 531 varieties of rabbit. The smallest breed is the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, weighing just 1kg when fully grown, and one of the largest is the Flemish Giant Rabbit, which weighs up to 6kg.
  • Female rabbits are called does, male rabbits are called bucks and baby rabbits are called kittens. Litters usually contain between six and eight kittens. However, the largest litter ever recorded had 24 kittens.
  • Rabbits usually live to about seven or eight years old, but many live over 10 years.
  • Rabbits and hares are not rodents like rats, mice and guinea pigs – they’re known as leporids.
  • Rabbits produce two types of droppings, the first of which they re-ingest.
  • Rabbits commonly suffer from osteoporosis if they are not allowed enough exercise. Osteoporosis can also be the result of a diet low in calcium.
  • A rabbit chews 120 times a minute and has 17,000 tastebuds. That’s 7,000 more than humans and 15,000 more than dogs.
  • At least 80% of rabbits in the UK are not being fed correctly. One of the most common reasons for rabbits becoming ill is a poor diet, often lacking essential components such as forage.
  • 30% of rabbits in the UK are obese, possibly due to their sedentary life as domestic pets, compared to their life in the wild.
  • 75% of rabbits seen by vets are diagnosed with dental problems. Rabbits’ teeth grow continuously by about 2-3mm a week and whilst in the wild gnawing on rough vegetation wears them down, many domestic rabbits don’t get the opportunity to do this and their teeth often need to be filed down by a vet. A rabbit’s nails may also need to be clipped if the rabbit doesn’t get enough exercise.

(de linkbunnies)

Shark Attack!

Posted in Animals on Tuesday January 23, 2007 by andtheivy

Oz diver: ‘head-first into shark’

“An Australian abalone diver told rescuers on Tuesday he was partly swallowed head-first by a great white shark but managed to fight his way free, suffering a broken nose and bite marks around the chest.”  Read More

Read all about it!