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Cheese Filtered Cigarettes: Great Idea?

Patent# US3,234,948, also known as the Cheese-Filter Cigarette, dates back to the 1960s, when smokers and cigarettes still ruled the earth. This invention concerns a cigarette filter comprised of a mixture in which particles of hard cheese are blended with charcoal to produce a cigarette that tastes like…well, like it shouldn’t. Read on and wonder why.

Weird New Dinosaur Found in China Formally Named

A strange, long-necked, waddling herbivore with enormous arms and claws that once waddled across China has been formally named Suzhousaurus by a team of Chinese and American paleontologists. Its full name is Suzhousaurus megatherioides, which translates from Chinese into “giant sloth-like reptile from Suzhou.” Read on for details, but avoid eating green things until finished.

Is Your Wallet A Pain In The Butt? Try The Rogue Wallet Instead

The truth is that a man's wallet is often a pain in the butt. In fact, mens' wallets cause so much back pain that men must remove them when they sit down, or the back pain becomes chronic.

DNA Reveals First Americans Came From Siberia

It has always been a moot point as to how the first humans arrived on the North American continent. Scientific findings now strongly suggest that the vehicle definitely was a temporary land bridge that spanned the Bering strait, connecting Siberia to the continent. What is the truth? Will we ever know? Read on and wonder.

Retractable Toilet Table Top: Great Idea?

Patent# US6983493, the Retractable Toilet Table Top, concerns the concept of toilet inspiration, you know, those great ideas that seem to come out of nowhere when it’s “john time.” The royal throne, as the inventor refers to that instrument of necessity we plebes know as a toilet, has been transformed into a respectable workplace.

If You Get Lonely, You Can Talk To This Clock: Hello Moshi!

It looks innocent enough, but behind the moderately average looking face, this clock has the intelligence of a... well... a clock that listens when you talk and responds to you in well... English, in this case. Is there a trick to the Moshi IVR Alarm Clock? Kinda'...

Takumi 10 Key Calculator Brings Keyboard Style to Your Pocket

The Takumi 10 Key Calculator connects to your computer with an accessory USB cable but also functions as a very cool, if very clunky, stand alone pocket calculator.

Don't Divorce Yet! Marriage Supposedly Improves In Middle Age

I know of several boomers who waited until their young left the nest and then left it themselves. But contrary to my observations comes a report from Psychological Science that suggests maybe we should put the brakes on escaping until we see what happens.

Cover Your Mouth! Study Finds One Sneeze Can Give Cold to 150 People

Public transportation can really stink sometimes. All those coughing, sniffling and sneezing people. Well now a new study says that one sneeze can give up to 150 people a cold in just five minutes.

Caffeine Inhaled Rather Than Imbibed: Great Idea?

Most agree that there’s nothing quite like the smell of coffee in the morning, but even the most die-hard aficionados confess to the need for caffeine as the real reason people love coffee. So why not find a quicker way to get the caffeine inside you? Why wait for the coffee to brew? Why indeed?