Scientists have discovered a planet that’s 7 times larger than Jupiter, but they don’t understand how it was formed.
Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, which is only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid.
While you probably shouldn’t lick your fingers after playing with it, gallium isn’t toxic and won’t make you crazy like mercury does. And if you get tired of it, you can melt it onto glass and make yourself a mirror.
Someone get me this for my non-birthday.
Potato chips were born of a cook’s attempt at revenge.
n 1853, George Crum was told by a dissatisfied customer that his French fries were “too thick and soggy” and “not salty enough.” Being the head chef at Moon’s Lake House resort in Saratoga Springs, Crum had too much pride to ignore this type of criticism.
He responded by slicing a potato as thinly as possible, frying the slices until they were crispy brown, and dousing them with copious amounts of salt. To Crum’s complete surprise, the customer LOVED his creation! The “Saratoga chips,” as they were called, remained a local favorite until a salesman named Henry Lay (sound familiar?) spread potato chips throughout the southeastern United States.
A teenager from Tampa sleeps with a pet tiger
Would you ever sleep with a pet tiger? Would you feel safe?
Coffin Therapy Helps Ukrainians Get Used to the Afterlife
Enterprising coffin maker Stepan Piryanyk, from the Ukraine, is offering living people the chance to lay down in one of his comfortable coffins in order to get used to the afterlife. After all, death is always so sudden, so why not take some time to get used to it…
Scientists have found an evolutionary basis for racism in monkeys!
Young Entrepreneur Auctions Off His Last Name for 2013 to the Highest Bidder
Jacksonville-based entrepreneur Jason Sadler has come up with an ingenious way to raise some money- he has offered to legally change his last name for the whole of 2013 to the name of the company who offers hims the most money. The online auction ended yesterday, and starting January 1st, Sadler will be known as Jason HeadsetsDotCom.
Chinese Airline Judges Pilot Candidates by Armpit Odor
A Chinese airline has sparked controversy after it was reported it included a zero-body-odor requirement in its pilot recruitment tests. Applicants had their armpits sniffed by company staff, to check for any bad smells.
You think requirements stink in your line of work? Think again. Chinese company Hainan Airlines demanded to smell under the arms of students interviewing as trainee aircrew. Obviously, there were other requirements as well, including 20/20 vision, a maximum height of 1.87 meters and a very good knowledge of the English language, but meeting them and failing the bad odor test meant instant elimination for candidates. “I passed everything, but I was doomed by my armpits, which are always a bit whiffy”, said one of the applicants. Asked about the purpose of this unusual requirement, one of the Hainan Airlines testers said “our staff works very closely with the public, and no passenger wants to smell a pilot’s armpits. And if they can keep their cool min this test, they aren’t going to sweat in the cockpit.”
Japanese Company Develops Gas-Deodorizing Underwear
Thanks to Japanese company Inodore, the days when passing gas in public was seen as a social taboo may soon be behind us. If you can keep the noise level down, their odor-deodorizing fabric does the rest, absorbing up to 99% of gas smell.
Say Goodbye to That Morning-After Feeling with the Anti-Hangover Patch
If you’ve ever had one drink too many at a party, you probably already know what a hangover feels like. Luckily, thanks to the new Bytox pathes, you never have to experience the morning-after feeling ever again.