1. Stylophone Original <http://www.firebox.com/product/1902> "So what exactly is a Stylophone? Well, basically, this bizarre little battery-operated instrument is a box packed with transistors, resistors, diodes and other old-school electronic bits and bobs. The idea is to press the integral stylus against the various metal keys in order to close the circuit and emit a peculiar but unique squeal." Try Stylophone online - Demo <http://www.firebox.com/product/1902#playit> 2. Parkour <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour> "Parkour ... is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body." Also known as Free-running. YouTube videos (turn down the volume if you don't like the music) <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jquXcwooV6A> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEeqHj3Nj2c> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdahQf0S7yc> 3. "A Victim Treats His Mugger Right" <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89164759> "He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife." You might not believe what happens next. 4. "Oddest title is crowned" <http://www.thebookseller.com/news/55684-oddest-title-is-crowned.html> "'If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs' was crowned the winner of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year." 5. "Daily caffeine 'protects brain'" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7326839.stm> "Caffeine appears to block several of the disruptive effects of cholesterol that make the blood-brain barrier leaky" 6. "Glasses don't mean you're a nerd, just smart: study" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/27/2201085.htm> "New research shows that wearing glasses does not mean you are a nerd, but it could be a sign that you are more intelligent." 7. "'Stereotype threat' affects women's driving" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/24/2197722.htm> "New research suggests calling women lousy drivers may be a self- fulfilling prophecy because it disrupts their focus and makes them more likely to run over pedestrians."
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Posted by Bruno at 4:48pm