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RIP

Sadness.  Mr. Wizard, who taught me that you can’t eat more than three or so pretzels because the salt on them dries out your mouth making it hard for you to swallow and inspired me to pursue science as a career died recently. :(

not that i ever watched star wars

Darth Vader had borderline personality disorder.  If only he had gotten psychotherapy.

RIP hummer

Rumor is that they’re planning to get rid of the Hummer H2 because of slow sales.  Now if only they would get rid of all Hummers.  And SUVs and big trucks.

i’m speechless

This lame study showed that if your ring finger is longer than your index finger, then you’re good at math and if your ring finger is shorter than your index finger, then you’re good at reading.  Um, right.  My index finger is longer than my ring finger and I’m better at math than I am with reading (though I’m way better at reading than most people anyway).  So there.  Such BS.

prius power!

I love my Prius.  In fact, I want two.  So, how great is it that PG & E has come up with a way for it to supply your house with electricity?  Too cool, I say.  It’s called Vehicle-to-Grid technology and allows you to charge your car’s battery when it needs charging or allows the car’s battery to power lights and other things in your home during peak hours (think hot summer months) when the battery is full.  Time to start saving for that second Prius!

robot nurses!

Scientists in the EU are designing robot nurses.  Looks like they'll be pretty cute.  And that they'll be taking care of the more tedious tasks (like mopping up spills and guiding visitors to patient rooms), hopefully freeing up human nurses for more pressing patient matters.  Unless, of course, they malfunction…

iphone > girlfriend?

iPhone > girlfriend?  Well, yeah if my girlfriend is as super-fugly and super-psycho as my brother-in-law's.  And I'm assuming that's why an informal survey found that 1 in 8 guys would trade their girlfriends for the latest and greatest tech toys.

and i thought i was addicted to soda

A new study shows that more Americans are drinking soda at breakfast.  Soda for breakfast?  Gross.  I guess it beats coffee though.  The article also mentions that about half of the US population drinks 4 or more sodas a day.  Damn.  I used to have one soda a day and feared for my health enough to cut soda pretty much completely out of my diet.  Diabetes nation, here we come.