From Lick Me I'm Delicious, the UK ice cream company known for such stunts as $200 glow-in-the-dark ice cream and Viagra ice cream for the private party of an unnamed (but presumably geriatric) celebrity, comes Edible Mist, which uses "ultrasonic vapourisation" to turn their ice cream flavors into smoke you can suck on with a straw. The idea is to enjoy the taste without the calories.
This part is the best, though: "We can also produce you a personalized mist from pretty much anything in the world, like your favorite book or even your hair." Because that's the problem with books and hair now - too many calories.
Now I'm really curious if there's an STD risk from making one that tastes like cock. Not curious enough to ever try it, but, you know, the thought just popped in there.More >>
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Strap on what looks like a white swimming cap covered in electrodes, and fly a plane hands-free. Impossible? A feat worthy of Professor X? Nope. Seven regular people at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, have already managed it in a simulator.
They had varying levels of flight experience, including one person without any practical cockpit experience whatsoever. The accuracy with which the test subjects stayed on course by merely thinking commands would have sufficed, in part, to fulfill the requirements of a flying license test. "One of the subjects was able to follow eight out of ten target headings with a deviation of only 10 degrees," reports Fricke. Several of the subjects also managed the landing approach under poor visibility. One test pilot even landed within only few meters of the centerline.The university's press release does note that only "the very clearly defined electrical brain impulses required for control are recognized by the brain-computer interface." It does not say whether, akin to Clint Eastwood in Firefox, you must think in German.
Probably best not to copy that movie too much, since nowadays we associate the name Firefox with something that always crashes.
I only ask because of this...
It's a wearable, inflatable Godzilla costume with a motorized fan inside. And if it hasn't happened already, it is only a matter of time before it becomes somebody's fetish. You might want to turn that fan off before doing it in the suit, though.
Also I totally made up the term "Inflatie." If there's a more politically correct term that such people prefer to use, let me know. I'd hate to be offensive by accident. Deliberate only.
From the in-jokes on the little warning labels to the use of actual Easter eggs as, well, "easter eggs," this is about as nerdy as build as you can get, being not only highly detailed but also totally smart-assy in its own way.
Just don't accuse it of being a virginal basement-dweller, or it'll blow you out a window.More >>
If I can be serious for just a moment...
No enemy's weapon felled my father-in-law, but he was still technically in service when his body failed him for good, and this is the first Memorial Day without him. As hard as he had it remembering all his Vietnam friends every time this year, so it will be for us from here on out. Whether you believed in the causes of the fallen or not, take a moment to feel for the loved ones left behind. I encourage anyone with tales of family heroes to share.
Also, an important programming note: due to Monday being a holiday for me, there will be NO Weekend Hangover list next week. So you'll want to spend extra time in this thread making sure you don't miss anything!
And now a few frivolous and fun things...More >>
As you did or did not check out Godzilla this weekend, here are some of the other happenings you might have missed, as submitted by your fellow readers and occasionally me too. Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair; this week's tipsters include Rx79immigrant84, SlyDante777, GallenDugall, Citrus King, troi, TImely_Flower-Hermit, Dr.Gonzo82, Anyone00.More >>
Ahem. Anyway, while more straight guys were talking about Channing Tatum and Ben Affleck than on any other day in history, ever, Microsoft were hoping you'd notice that you can now buy an Xbox One without the Kinect for $399. Also Gold members will get free games, and non-Gold members will gain free access to various entertainment apps like IE, Skype, HBO Go and more.
But since there were no visible veins or seams on the costume of the person making the announcement, did anybody care?
You tell me.
From condoms to Constantine, we look at some of the stories you might not have caught over the weekend, as submitted by you and compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.
Tipsters this week include SlyDante777, idontactuallylikepie, TImely_Flower-Hermit, Rx79immigrant84, franciebrady27, bostorket, troi, GreggoryBasore, Gallen_Dugall, kegs.More >>
Is this what we mean by "projecting power overseas"?
The U.S. Air Force's largest Combat Wing, the 18th, have produced a short video detailing exactly how they'd react if a giant radioactive kaiju emerged from the ocean to attack Japan. And while Senior Airman Mark Hermann would appear not to have done his homework, suggesting the exact kinds of attacks that have failed in every single Godzilla movie ever, the more experienced Master Sergeant Jason Edwards has a far more innovative strategy involving thousands of Segways, the Incredible Hulk, Megazords and George W. Bush.
Hey, at least he's thinking outside the box.More >>