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January 14, 2012

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This is why math is pretty important in the real world. 6 Small Math Errors That Caused Huge Disasters.

When designing their newest hotel to be built in downtown Kansas City, the fine people at Hyatt Regency wanted all the bells and whistles in it. The architectural firm in charge of the building design came up with a series of aerial walkways suspended from the ceiling so that guests could people-watch from a heightened vantage point. All in all, it was a pretty nifty feature. Until it suddenly collapsed and killed more than a hundred people.

Of course, this list does not include SCOAMF's math disasters known as the budget, stimulus and jobs saved or pulled out of my ass.


Sonicare Inpired Sex Toy

What the? I guess this was bound to happen. Anything that vibrates always seems to end up as a sex toy and that's what seems to have happened with the Sonicare toothbrush. Sex Toy Inspired By The Sonicare Toothbrush. I guess the 2 minute setting is pretty realistic then no?

The idea actually originated years ago after Elenga spoke to workers at Sonicare toothbrush maker Optiva. Employees joked about the number of customer inquiries from those who were using the device for purposes other than to brush their teeth.

“There were a lot of consumers calling Sonicare saying they were using it as a sexual vibrator, and that kind of made me wonder why would people be using that vibrator,” said Elenga. “It was just this idea that if vibration is better beyond what the existing motors can do, we should try to help it.”

Lazy Jedi

Deal Of The Day

What a lucky dude. Russian Villager Mistakenly Buys Kalashnikov Arsenal. Eric Holder was unavailable for comment.

A Russian villager discovered a stockpile of Kalashnikov assault rifles hidden in the wooden crates he bought for $15 from a stranger to use as fuel for his winter stove.

A total of 79 guns and 253 cartridges were stuffed in more than 60 wooden boxes bought by a resident of the village of Sovkhozny in Udmurtia, a region some 1,300 km South-East of Moscow, Interfax news agency reported on Friday.

Cosplay

80's style. 50 Photos Of Costumers From The Eighties. Is it me or does the decor remind one of the SCOAMF White House?

Scary Kitteh


Video Gamer Drink 'o The Day

Looks pretty cool. The Portal Two Cocktail.

Ingredients:
Blue Curacao
Vodka
Lemonade
Cointreau
Rum
Orangina
Small tumblers

Conservative Women

The fact that S.E. Cupp was ONLY #3 on this list makes we question the judging criteria. Here are your 10 Hottest Conservative Women Of 2012.

Damn Interesting

I'm kinda suprised that I have never heard of this story. FEDEX Flight 705. From wikipedia:

On April 7, 1994, FedEx Flight 705, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 cargo jet ferrying electronics across the United States from Memphis, Tennessee to San Jose, California, experienced an attempted hijacking for the purpose of a suicide attack.

Auburn Calloway, a FedEx employee facing possible dismissal for lying about his previous flying experience, boarded the scheduled flight as a deadheading passenger with a guitar case carrying several hammers and a speargun. He intended to disable the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder before take-off and, once airborne, kill the crew using the blunt force of the hammers so their injuries would appear consistent with an accident rather than a hijacking. The speargun would be a last resort. He would then crash the aircraft while just appearing to be an employee killed in an accident. This would make his family eligible for a $2.5 million life insurance policy paid by Federal Express.


Read the entire story. Just unbelievable how the flight crew fought back and lived to tell the tale.

Top Gadgets at CES

Here are your Ten Coolest Gadgets at CES 2012. One of these days, I need to get to Vegas and go to one of these. My favorite is the LG Smart Fridge. Good to see some big screen OLED TVs too. Now just need to sit back and wait for the price to come down.

the "Blast Chiller," which will cool a warm can of soda or beer (or a bottle of wine) to a refreshing temperature in just five minutes.

Sign Of The Apocalypse

A kitteh cleanin' a doggeh?? Doom is coming.


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