Nov 17, 2006

Do Humans Have a Compass in Their Nose?

Stephen Juan, an anthropologist from the University of Sydney, wrote that Caltech scientists discovered that humans possess crystals of magnetite in the ethmoid bone, just behind the nose:

Magnetite helps orientation and direction finding in animals. It no doubtingly helps migratory species migrate successfully by allowing them to draw upon the earth’s magnetic fields. In the case, when it comes to humans, magnetite makes the ethmoid bone sensitive to the earth’s magnetic field and helps one’s sense of direction. Some have even suggested that this "compass" was helpful in human evolution as it made migration and hunting easier.


Cookie holding Mug

I love drinking tea with cookies and other tasty things and doing that in front of TV is even better. There is a problem about that too: see I have to take cookies in my hand and a lot of crumbs fall on the ground so I have to clean it up after myself.

There is a gadget that helps me do that with no problem. How? It is an unusual mug that has a special compartment for cookies. It is a very neat way to keep your sweets when you drink coffer or tea. You do not have to hold them in your hand you just need to place them there.

People who like dunking cookies into coffee or tea can take several cookies and a cup of coffee in one hand and the other one will be free.

I love this mug because I can read a newspaper, sit on the sofa and drink coffee with cookies at the same time. Isn't that awesome?

Pagani Zonda F

7.3 liter Mercedes-Benz AMG 12 cylinder

2712 lbs

561 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

602 hp @ 6150 rpm

4.5 lbs per hp

82.4 hp per liter

0-124 mph
9.8 seconds

0-62 mph
3.6 seconds

Top Speed
over 214 mph

Attempts to beat Ferrari and Porsche at their own game normally meet with the same success as drunken rows with nightclub bouncers, but Horacio Pagani blew the establishment away with the Zonda back in 1999 and has raised the bar once again with the Pagani Zonda F.

There are just 60 Zondas in the world and Pagani will build just 25 Fs.

The Zonda F is a hypercar with few peers and only the Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes SLR and Ferrari Enzo, but this is arguably in a different league in terms of exclusivity, speed and, at €478,000, it’s way more expensive.

Not naff at all wallet

Bet you would get grat reactions

I bet you would get some great reactions when you whip this wallet.

You're not still keeping your cash in a leather wallet, are you? How incredibly naff! That's the 21st century equivalent of dressing your fivers in flares and putting gold medallions on your credit cards. And you wouldn't want that, would you?

Different Styles

No, what you want is a Tyvek Wallet. And we should know, because as self-appointed arbiters of cool we know a thing or two about how best to hold ones folding - and that thing you've got stuffed down the back of trousers most definitely ain't it.

As you can see, these cool and quirky wallets resemble bits of folded paper. But not just any old paper; there's a newspaper, a computer printout and an airmail envelope. Clever, eh!

Needless to say, pulling a Tyvek out of your pocket will immediately mark you out as an international man of mystery: the airmail version is a snail mail classic but it also looks quite glam in a retro kind of way; the computer printout features that classic dot matrix font favoured by Cold War spies and genius mathematicians; finally the newspaper is covered in French, German and Italian text - great for fooling onlookers into thinking you're some sort of cunning linguist.

But Tyvek wallets aren't just about highly original looks. Tyvek® is actually the brand name of a unique material that's like a cross between paper, film and fabric. Lightweight yet amazingly strong, this miraculous stuff is breathable (so your beloved banknotes won't get all hot and bothered), yet it is water / chemical / tear / abrasion resistant. This means, unlike leather, a Tyvek Wallet won't start falling to bits after a bit of rough and tumble.

Tri-fold for notes and credit cards, Tyvek Wallets are ideal for storing scannable ID cards (such as Oyster etc) as the material is so thin you won't need to remove them. Best of all, these supremely innovative wallets are unlike anything else on the market. And that's what matters because Confucius* say: "Empty wallet that looks good is better than full one that looks rubbish." (*Bert Confucius, toilet attendant, Firebox Ltd).


Human Towing Machine

Weird Looking Tow Man.

KFC logo visibile from space

KFC logo visibile from space

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) it's the first company whose logo is visible from space after piecing together a huge mosaic of Colonel Sanders in the Nevada desert.The pic of the Colonel comprises 65,000 one-foot-square painted tiles laid out on a plot near Rachel, Nevada. Gone is Sanders' traditional suit, replaced by a with-it and happening red apron. Now the video of how this was made.

Somebody's been shopping at Costco


Kegway Transporter


Dunkleosteus terrelli: Fish with the Meanest Bite Ever.

Scientists who studied the fossilized skulls of Dunkleosteus terrelli said that this fish, which grew to 33 feet long, weighed 4 tons and lived 400 million years ago, has the most powerful jaw of any fish that ever lived:

They found that the voracious predator’s jaws snapped shut with 11,000 lbs of biting power. Channelled into the four bladed fang tips, the force was concentrated to exert an incredible 80,000 lbs per square inch.