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Bathroom break

Mangesh Hattikudur

Some amazing toilet advances from around the world: 1. An amazingly-private public toilet from a street corner in Basle, Switzerland (via

Wish you were here

Mary

This charming story about the first postcards showed up on Blogspotting the other day: The fuss about AOL's data gusher reminds me of a story I heard a week ago about the advent of penny postc

Eats, Shoots & Costs a Company $2.13 Million

Mangesh Hattikudur

If there's ever an excuse to admire the real-life power of a comma, this might be it.

Beer least likely to be found in a dorm near you

Will Pearson

I'm not much of a beer drinker but I love world records and I stumbled across this record-breaking beer yesterday - on the web that is, because it's actually illegal to sell in the state of

Hobo Nickels!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I always thought Hobo Nickels were a bit of a punch line, but now that I've actually seen some, I'm thoroughly impressed.

O Come, All Ye Cynics

David K. Israel

Perhaps all this heat is finally getting to people's heads.

Fab Tree Hab

David K. Israel

Following up on last week's IQ-tip on green building, where we discovered that recycling neighborhoods is just as important as recycling materials, look at what MIT architect Mitchell Joachim is

Arthur Conan Doyle has AWE$OME RATES!

Mary

Lately, we've been getting a lot of really eloquent spam.

Lie back and think of England

Mary

This is a little racier than our usual fare, but it involves one of my favorite historical figures so I had to bring it up.

Why are commercials so much louder than tv shows?

Will Pearson

Tired of Larry "Sweet Deal" Jones from Jones Toyota screaming at you about how "prices can't get any lower"? You know you're not alone.

Watercooler Ammo: The Vaughniston engagement

Mary

As Gawker pointed out, people will be talking about Jen and Vince at the watercooler today, so no matter what you thought of The Break-Up, you'd best be prepared.

Full Metal Pocket

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out these phenomenal creations available at GadgetStorm. Dubbed "Wallet Essentials", the Visa-size metal cards fit nicely in your pocket, and can be pulled out in case of emergency.

Museum Musing

David K. Israel

So I'm getting ready for a week-long trip to NYC, putting together a "To Do" list and checking out what shows are happening at which museums.

Medical Tourism (why folks are getting their teeth cleaned in Hungary, their noses tweaked in Costa Rica and their hips resurfaced in India)

Will Pearson

"This year alone, upwards of 500,000 Americans are expected to travel overseas to get their bodies fixed, at prices 30 to 80 percent less than at home." This is what Krysten Crawford writes

That's Meth Up

Mangesh Hattikudur

I know this is going to come across completely ignorant, because while I know crystal meth is bad for you (a little fact I picked up by watching Six Feet Under and Geraldo), I had no idea that it muck

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