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Weekend Roundup: Racing Snail Edition

Who needs a Luck Dragon when you can get a Racing Snail?

Who needs a Luck Dragon when you can get a Racing Snail?

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.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend Roundup: Solid Rocket Fuel Edition

Welcome to the weekend! Lets sniff about a bit and see what caught my eye this week online.

  • Bob Parks at Wired has found the new must-have office accessory, the Ikaros Line Thrower. It’s hand-held,  weighs 8.8 pounds, costs $599, and fires a safety line over a 1,000 feet. Did I mention that it’s rocket-propelled?

Have a great weekend!

Weekend Roundup: Personal IPO Edition

It’s the weekend once again. That means it’s time to poke the Internet with a stick and see what falls out! So let’s take a look at a few highlights I stumbled across over the past week:

  • James Fallows, over at The Atlantic, has a nice piece up about Google being their own worst enemy. I heartily agree with his assessment. It’s great that Google keeps coming out with all of these incredibly cool tools. (Hello Google Keep!) But how do you trust them enough to start using them when they keep killing all their older tools? (RIP Google Reader.)
  • Wired has the story of Mike Merrill, a guy who in 2008 sold his fate to investors for $1 a share. This isn’t a story of some scam. This guy created a personal IPO on himself, and for the last 5 years he has let his stockholders make the major decisions in his life.
  • If you’ve never immersed yourself in the comedy gold that is the Missed Connections, a subcategory of the personals on Craigslist, I have one to get you started. In short, Missed Connections is for folks who saw someone they fancied, but for whatever reason didn’t make the introduction. Pro Tip: You know it’s going to be good when it starts out, “I saw you at the funeral and I couldn’t take my eyes off of you.

Have a great weekend!

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