Welcome to the weekend! Here are a few things to browse while enjoying your down time.
- Great news for fans of The Neverending Story, we seem to be one step closer to getting our own racing snails! I first caught the story about Florida and their Giant African Snail problem over on CNN. If you’re looking to collect the complete set of oversized critters available, Nadia Drake at Wired has a nice gallery up of all the possibilities.
- James Plafke at Geek.com has the scoop on what will surely be this year’s must have stocking stuffer. Fundawear is remote-controlled vibrating underwear for long distance couples. With the help of a smartphone app, people wearing the underwear can not only turn on vibration from across the internet, but also control the vibration’s level of intensity, and dictate the vibration’s travel patterns. You know Grandma will want two sets.
- Until the recently launched CBS This Morning, I had never been much of a fan of TV morning shows. (I think I have a man crush on Charlie Rose. That man knows how to interview.) But if you’re looking for a very interesting look behind the scenes of one of these behemoths of the airwaves, Brian Stelter’s writeup in the New York Times about the rise and fall of Ann Curry at the Today show is mandatory reading. (The article is from Brian’s new book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.)
Have a great weekend!