Thursday, July 3, 2008

6 Cups of Watermelon Should Do the Trick

As one of many articles reports:

A new study funded by the US Department of Agriculture suggests that watermelon contains a compound that might have effects similar to erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Levitra. The only problem is that you'd probably have to eat about 6 cups of watermelon to get enough of the active ingredient, citrulline, to achieve the desired effect.

We found some T-shirts and caps proclaiming nature's bounty:

Monday, June 30, 2008

Near-Hostile Takeovers, Part 2


Though more 'intention economy' than crowd power, Dutch ING Bank's WoonWaarUWilt ("LiveWhereYouWant") initiative is too much fun to not include: the service lets clients make an offer on houses that aren't on the market, but that they'd love to own. After potential buyers fill in a form on, including their dream home's address and the initial offer they're willing to make, iBlue contacts them to discuss whether the offer is reasonable, and adjusts it if necessary. A mortgage consultant also determines whether the buyers would be able to finance the purchase. iBlue then sends a preliminary offer to the property's current owners, explaining the situation and enquiring as to whether they'd consider selling.

My spin: a similar service that lets clients make an offer on a person they're romantically interested in but who isn't available.

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Genetic Quest for Better Tasting Chocolate

A recent article in The New York Times talks about the Mars chocolate candy company's quest for a better tasting chocolate through genetic analysis.

" As if we need better tasting chocolate," my friend Vicki Chelf said.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

News Typo

Caption on news site: Dermatologists say that wearing flip flops without protecting your seat could potentially cause melanoma.

That's because too many people are wearing flip flops in place of shorts.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mysterious Small Protrusion on Space Shuttle

From The New York Times: There was a flurry of activity on Friday morning aboard the space shuttle Discovery after astronauts noticed an object floating away from the orbiter and saw what appeared to be a small protrusion sticking out of its rudder.

Ok, guys, who spiked the shuttle's drink with Viagra?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Couples Seek Sex in Outer Space

News reports are saying that a company is offering space flights for couples who want to have sex in space.

So, this would be the HOW many mile high club?

Airport Scanners Leave Nothing to the Imagination

Vincent said: It would be so much easier if they just required you to be naked to board a plane.

http://news. yahoo. com/s/afp/20080610/ts_alt_afp/ustransportaviationsecurity

Tue Jun 10, 5:11 PM ET
Security scanners which can see through passengers' clothing and reveal details of their body underneath are being installed in 10 US airports, the US Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

A random selection of travellers getting ready to board airplanes in Washington, New York's Kennedy, Los Angeles and other key hubs will be shut in the glass booths while a three-dimensional image is made of their body beneath their clothes.