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Tag: weird

A writer’s speedometer

I may have to get me one of these. It’s a USB Speedometer that plugs into your computer and tells you how fast you’re typing in words per minute. And just like your car, it also has an odometer to show you how many words you’ve typed in a given day. On the other hand, …

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I just happened to notice the Google ads running alongside the two sample chapters of Marseguro on my website: Desiring Lord appearing?Expecting Lord’s return? A pleasant surprise is awaiting you The Crucifixion of Jesus& the Truth About What Happened to the Catholic Church After VaticanII Jesus Christ’s Real StoryWho Was Jesus Christ & What Did …

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Apparently I’m the number two hit on Google…

…for this search: is science fiction books good for people results Which is weird, but strangely gratifying.

Insect art

Mike Libby takes real insect carapaces and puts tiny mechanical working in them, producing these stunning, if slightly creepy, works of art. I think they’re fabulous, but then, I’m a little weird. (Via io9.)

Who can I sue?

Oh, brother: A prize-winning novelist has won a settlement of more than £100,000 after she claimed to have become so intoxicated by fumes from a nearby shoe factory that she was reduced to writing thrillers. I’m looking around my neighborhood, trying to find out what environmental factors have driven me to the sad state of …

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A 737 hitchhiker?

This is literally unbelievable: MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) – A 15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday. After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukovo Airport, the …

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Scientists achieve levitation

And, no, they’re not members of Canada’s old Natural Law Party (the one that advocated research into something called “yogic flying”). They say they can reverse the Casimir force: The Casimir force is a consequence of quantum mechanics, the theory that describes the world of atoms and subatomic particles that is not only the most …

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Putting the effect before the cause

It’s generally believed time travel into the past is impossible. Only…nobody can quite figure out why it’s impossible. So just maybe, it isn’t. John Cramer’s experiment to see if it’s possible to detect an effect before a cause is going ahead: University of Washington physicist (and science-fiction author) John Cramer is moving forward with his …

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Aha! I knew I had a good reason not have an iPod!

The headphones can conduct electricity into your head if you’re struck–or nearly struck–by lightning! Talk about music that will “blow your mind”…

"The Strangest Sights in Google Earth"…

…can be seen here, courtesy of PC World. The Badlands Guardian is the coolest, I think, although I also quite like the giant pink bunny and the World War II bomber caught in flight.

Do particles communicate backward in time?

John Cramer, who writes the “Alternate View” columns for Analog Science Fiction and Fact (one of the “Big Three” science fiction magazines, the others being Asimov’s Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction) has drummed up enough private funding to proceed with an experiment to test his theory of “quantum retrocausality”: The …

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"Help! I’m being eaten by PacMan!"

That was my first reaction on seeing the EnergyPod: It’s actually, though (according to Metronaps–great company name, eh?–its manufacturer): …designed for powernapping at work. A beautiful addition to the workplace, the EnergyPod improves employee morale while boosting the bottom line. Uh-huh.

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