The United States Treasury just released the design for a new $100 bill that you’ll be able to use to spend on all sorts of things like all those KFC Double Downs and whatever else people buy these days. Apparently, they’re trying to stay ahead of the counterfeiters who will no doubt make a decent copy of this one in due time.
Here’s a tease, but click over to TechVert for more pics and a video of the new $100 bill.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia did a study showing groups of students slides of “stress-inducing visuals” (sick people, people blowing their nose, looking miserable, laid up in bed, etc.) and another group of pleasant visuals (I’m just throwing out there…Megan Fox, Winnie the Pooh cartoons, etc.) Turns out the ones seeing the pleasant images produced more interleukin-6, which the immune system creates to fight of infections. From this he invites the question:
“Could people trying or hoping to lose weight stimulate their bodies to burn more calories and/or be less hungry just by looking at photos of overweight people?”
I see what the guy is getting at…I certainly wouldn’t reach for the Pizza Rolls after looking at that mug below.
NOOKA, maker of probably the coolest watches in the world has just teamed up with MAD Toy Design, maker of Dunnies and other wildly popular vinyl toys to bring you the newest collaboration inspired by MAD’s SLIMEBALL Sqwert. Basically, they’ve taken the Sqwert and NOOKA’s ZUB ZOT 38 and mashed ‘em together to make the coolest watch I’ve seen in a while. Here it is:
The watch, named SLIMEBALL ZUB, is available April 2010 and only 500 are being sold worldwide, so, needless to say, if you wanna get your hands on one of these bad boys, you’re probably gonna have to get on it pretty quick.
More info on NOOKA:
Nooka is a New York fashion design company founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality and a futuristic philosophy. Most prominently known for its line of timepieces, Nooka is expanding their range, creating a Mindstyle brand with the addition of innovative accessories and a fragrance.
Okay, I swear DQ (Dairy Queen) has not contacted me or asked me to put this up….I would have loved it if they had though. I just can’t get over their Blizzards…..I love them…they’re one of my favoritest treats of all time (next to the McDonald’s Chocolate Sundaes).
The thing is, its the 25 year anniversary of the introduction of the Blizzard and they are all over the place. The toughest thing about it too is that I usually end up staring at the board for so long trying to decide which one to get. Good thing they’re offering buy one and get the second for a quarter (from April 19th-26th)…problem is I still have to pick just two flavors. What’s your favorite? I mean come on!!! Look at all those wonderful concoctions (and there are even more on their site). If only I could be the guy that comes up with these…I would be in Heaven…and you would see some awesome things on their menu.
This is an insane collection of the 10 best “jumps” in extreme sports. Ranging from skiing to skydiving to dirt biking to base jumping. These guys must have some of the biggest gonads ever. I don’t think I’d even have enough gumption to watch dudes like this do it live.
A Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England man has been given a 3-year driving suspension for riding a pink Hot Wheels Barbie car while intoxicated. The 40-year old, Paul Hutton, was pulled over by local police doing a swift 4 miles an hour. He was on his was to a mate’s house, presumably to get more beer, 500 yards away.
He was admitted that he was “a complete twit” and said that he had to “be a contortionist to get in the car.” He continues by saying, “I’m not unhappy with my punishment, just a little surprised. I think it perhaps needn’t have gone to court. Possibly the police arrested me to have something to talk about to the grandchildren.”
Hutton actually has had the car for 10 years (when he found it along the highway) and as modified it significantly adding larger wheels, paint, and upgrading the engine. Looks like he’ll have to wait a few more years for his next ride.