Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Great tits use 'predator-specific' calls

Holy shit! I saw this story and thought it was about me (the great tit part and all). Turns out, its about some kind of weird bird that some scientist bitches have been studying:

The researcher analysed the birds' calls and found they made "jar" sounds for snakes and "chicka" sounds for crows and martens.

jar- chicka. Got it. Next time I'm out and about, I'll know what to say to my girl friends when a snake approaches...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wouldn't it be great to google 'dinner' and just serve it up?

So, I've been thinking, wouldn't it be great if I could google 'dinner' and just serve up whatever's returned? I mean, I'm all for that, right? Check this out:

Ever see a photo of chocolate cake that looked so yummy you wanted to taste it right through your computer screen? Believe it or not, that may soon be possible.

A team from the National University of Singapore says it has developed a "digital taste simulator." Called the Digital Taste Interface, the device has silver electrodes that deliver current and heat to the tongue -- tricking your taste buds into thinking they've just encountered something tasty.

I'm so all over this. I mean, who wants to cook?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Mongolian hangover cure!

Feeling hung over? I know I am. But not for long! Thanks to the interwebs, I now know this trick from Mongolia, guaranteed to make you feel perky:

Mongolians bravely swallow a glass of pickled sheep eyeballs mixed into tomato juice to chase away their morning-after blues.

Oh la la! All I need to do is find pickled sheep eyeballs...

Read more: The Wildest Hangover Cures From Around the World

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sex and death!

You know, I used to think that if I had to spend one more hour with Mr. Urban Daddy, I'd shuffle the mortal coil. Seems it was a valid worry:

Turns out that interactions with the opposite sex really do control life span, at least if you’re an insect or a worm. Sexually frustrated fruit flies perish prematurely, a study has just found. And another experiment reveals that in nematodes­nearly microscopic roundworms­males kill members of the opposite sex by spurring what resembles premature aging.

Being with Mr. Urban Daddy WAS sexual frustration. I mean, it didn't matter what he did, he frustrated me.

Read more: Presence of Opposite Sex Can Shorten Life Span

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Re-hydrate for instant undies!

Ever find yourself out and about, and then realize, OMG, I haven't changed my underwear in weeks. If so, worry not! DIY underpants are here for you:

DIY Instant Underpants start out as a dry pellet in a very keen (and reusable) tin. Add the pellet to water and get it good and wet. The compressed layers start to separate and (with your help), you'll soon have a pair of DIY Instant Underpants in front of you. You can let them dry or wear them wet (both are fun). You don't even have to wear them down there - on your head is equally acceptable. DIY Instant Underpants - in a pinch, we've got you covered!