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The Day That Facebook Went Down - A Breaking News 'Chicken Little' Story! [UPDATE: It's Baaaccck!!!]by Ron Callari
I usually write about innovations I think are really cool. The Blizzident is cool, but not the kind of cool I'd like to own. It's cool as in very weird. I mean look at it. Cornelius in Planet of the Apes rejected this set of chompers because even ape men don't have such hairy teeth. In fact, the Blizzident is a custom toothbrush, not a set of false teeth, although I bet you'd be a hit wearing it on Halloween.
Amstel Beer has created quite possibly the coolest vending machine in history, and that says a lot, as there has been some steep competition over the years. The inability for people to shut themselves off from technology, for example, has been the inspiration of many online memes and rants urging people to spend time with each other, or focus on or appreciate their surroundings. That's why Amstel rewards people with beer in exchange for taking a breather...