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Fried Axolotl Looks Like Dragon, Tastes Like Chicken

A Japanese restaurant is advertising a rather unique dish: Fried Axolotl, served on a bed of noodles with green and red pepper garnishes. The wee beastie is fried whole, so squeamish folks should prepare themselves before clicking through!

Substantial Number Of Girls 7 And 8 Already In Puberty

For most of us, it's hard to imagine a girl entering puberty when she's in third or fourth grade - before she's even started Algebra. But the newest data from a study that began in 2003 was just published in Pediatrics and the findings are startling.

Sharpie Liquid Pencil To Save The Day For School Kids & Engineers

The first Sharpie Liquid Pencil is being introduced to the market as I write.  Made by Newell Rubbermaid, it is being touted as the reinvention of the mechanical pencil, a pencil that writes like a pen, but erases like a pencil.

 

Social Media Casting Call For Facebook Graphic Novel

"Win a Free Walk-On Part In A Graphic Novel" is a social media first for a graphic novel.  With the soon-to-be-published graphic novel, "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks," the authors are conducting an open casting call for anyone that knows how to tweet, update their Facebook status or produce a YouTube video - to be considered for a walk-on part.

Anamorphic Typography: DIY 3D Design With A Message

Wall stickers have been very hot decorative items in home and office interiors. The trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) effect creates many fabulous and fun 3D effects, including wall stickers of furniture, plants, even exterior scenes.  But graduate students at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London have unleashed a new purpose for such optical design.  Their Anamorphic Typography makes a statement.

 

Social Media Dilemma - Brainsourcing vs Crowdsourcing

Is the power of the unconscious more powerful than the power of the people? Is brainsourcing a better barometer in determining preferences than the wisdom of crowds, and if so, is there a new paradigm shift on the social media horizon?

Scientists Discover Why Some Sleep Well & Others Don't

Don't we all love our sleep?  It's so utterly cleansing... if we are lucky.  But some of us don't sleep well or not long enough for sleep to "knit up the ravell'd sleeve of care."  Sleep researchers at five institutions looked to brain activity in this study of the secrets of a good night's sleep.

Don't Look Now But... There Are Ghosts Floating In The Creek

Among the loyal attendees to the Albacete, Spain film festival last month were guerilla designers from Luzinterruptus, a Madrid-based design house known for its spontaneous public lighting designs. Wanting to pay homage to the cult film Dawn and its author/director, Luzinterruptus left a shocker in this town....

Tweets Powered By Our Waste Should Be Trending

In what seems like our never ending pursuit of crude oil, we have fought wars, cozied up with countries like Saudi Arabia and have engaged in endless debates as to why we search for fuel alternatives. While cars powered by electricity are highly inefficient, and hybrids are costly, perhaps the overlooked solution is in plain sight, namely, our bathrooms.

3-Seat Bicycles Offer Wheel Deals For Japanese Mothers

"But you'll look sweet, upon the seat of a bicycle built for... three?" Yes indeed, 3-seat bicycles are not only the real deal, purchasers in Tokyo are GETTING a deal thanks to generous tax incentives.

Social Media Favors Slide vs Google Wave, Entertainment vs Enterprise

Much has been written about Google waving good-bye to its ballyhooed enterprise system Google Wave as well as its recent acquisition of Slide, an online leader in social entertainment. The fact that both events occurred during this same week indicates preferences may be shifting on the Social Web from business applications to those that fill our desire for more leisurely pursuits.

Social Media Vintage Ads For Twitter, Facebook, Skype & YouTube A La Don Draper

The Brazilian Ad Agency Moma Propaganda has created an ingenious ad series based on how social media ads might have looked if social networking was firmly implanted in the public zeitgeist of the 1960s. Sounds like a screenplay for an episode of "Twilight Zone" or a sequel for "Back to the Future"...

Social Media Adds Video Chat & Sean Parker To The Mix?

For anyone that doesn't know the history of the origins of Facebook, this story might have slipped under your radar. But in social media circles, it has some significance. Sean Parker, Facebook's founding president who will be portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the upcoming flick, "The Social Network," has indicated interest in assisting the 17 year-old wundkerkind and founder of Chatroulette, Andrey Ternovskiy.

Researchers Find Ways To Delay Aging In Mice

The mouse in the photo (seen in entirety on the jump) is actually middle aged, but he looks and acts like a teenager.  Why?  Well, according to a discovery by Harvard University researchers, it's because the mouse has maintained the synapses between his nerves and his muscles, a key factor in keeping him physically and mentally young.

Truly An Invention Every Consumer Needs: ANYWAY® Spray

We all have frustrations with gadgets that just don't work.  And we think, 'Some day I'm going to invent a better lightbulb,' or whatever.  Well, finally, someone invented a fix for the d**n bottle spray, which obviously never wanted us to fully use what it was spraying.