Pre-Infected Tissues

The company Vaev claims to be selling tissues that have already been sneezed into. For about $80 it seems that you get a box containing one infected tissue. The idea apparently is that you can infect yourself with a cold, and this will somehow strengthen your immune system, thereby protecting you from further colds or […]

In 2013, during Christmas, more…

In 2013, before Christmas, more than 250 passengers on Calgary-bound flights were part of a “Christmas miracle” done by WestJet. Santa Claus appeared on life-size screens at boarding gates and asked passengers what they wanted for Christmas. When the planes landed the gifts were on the baggage carousel.

Free cash

In New Jersey, the back door of an armored Brink’s truck wasn’t working properly and opened during the drive. Cash came pouring out of the truck, causing much excitement and chaos – including car crashes – on the morning drive. In November of 2018, an ATM in Houston, Texas, dispensed $100 bills instead of $10 […]

A Japanese company (Gatebox)…

A Japanese company (Gatebox) had created a “digital wife”… a device that created a holographic companion for lonely people. Now 35-year-old Akihiko Kondo has married his hologram companion. Since March, Kondo has been living with a moving, talking hologram of Miku that floats in a ShSh280,000 ( $2,800) desktop device. Gatebox, the company that produces […]

This is the new version of Affetto…

This is the new version of Affetto, the robot child head that’s a testbed for synthetic facial expressions. According to the Osaka University researchers who birthed Affeto, their goal is to “offer a path for androids to express greater ranges of emotion, and ultimately have deeper interaction with humans.” 00

This illusion tricks your brain into time travel

Science Alert claims this illusions mimics time travel in the brain: In the Illusory Rabbit, the middle flash never happens, but most people still think they saw three flashes to match three beeps. In the Invisible Rabbit, it’s the middle beep that is missed – and the brain usually thinks there was no middle flash […]

In 1973, during his stay in Vietnam…

In 1973, during his stay in Vietnam, Henry Moak was issued a combat ration that included a can of pound cake, manufactured in 1969. He vowed to eat the pound cake when he retired from the Army. On July 24, 2009, Colonel Moak opened the forty-year-old can and kept his word. 00