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Damn technology, went ahead and made do all this crazy killing and shit..

1 Mar

A drunk driver in Connecticut blames his GPS for driving the wrong way on freaking highway. Well I guess that drunk part was right… He’s gotta be totally wasted to not see that coming… or that much traffic coming.

Driver Blames GPS in Wrong-Way Interstate Trip

An alleged drunken driver stopped in West Hartford on Thursday blamed the GPS on his cell phone for sending him the wrong way in Interstate 84 according to police.

West Hartford Police Officer Peter Senick was assigned to the DWI patrol when he saw a car go from Park Road onto an off-ramp on around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, driving the wrong way despite the “Wrong Way” signs, police said.

Officer Senick immediately went after the man and stopped him about 200 feet onto the ramp, according to police.

The driver, identified as Robert Howe, 43, of Springfield, Mass., told Officer Senick that he was not from the area and was following the GPS on his phone, which led him to drive the wrong way on I-84, police said.

Howe’s blood alcohol concentration was found to be .101 and .095, according to police.

He was arrested and charged with DWI and driving the wrong way.

Howe has been released on a $500 non-surety bond and is due in court on March 6.\

— NBC Connecticut

This story was taken from:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/driver-blames-gps-wrong-way-interstate-trip-n41676

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Zombie Bees 0_o

28 Mar

Parasite turns honey bees into zombies

A fly parasite is being blamed for an epidemic that has struck the honey bee population around the world. The parasite nests in the stomach of the bees and causes them to walk in circles, sometimes pursuing bright lights, before eventually dying.

The Parasitic Phorid Fly Apocephalus borealis is responsible for the zombie transformation, laying its eggs inside the abdomen of the honey bee.

“When we observed the bees for some time, the ones that were alive, we found that they walked around in circles, often with no sense of direction,” said San Francisco State University’s Andrew Core lead author on the bee parasite study in the journal Plos One.

Source: http://www.funnymos.com/zombie-bees.html#more-602

 

New World’s Shortest Man Crowned (2.25 foot)

27 Feb

Chandra Bahadur Dangi stands just 54.6cm tall, measurements confirmed, 5.3cm shorter than Filipino Junrey Balawing, the previous holder of the “world’s shortest man” title.

“I’m continually amazed that this record keeps getting broken,” Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said in a statement after the adjudication in the Nepali capital Kathmandu.

“Just when you think it’s impossible for the record to get any smaller, Mr Dangi comes along and astonishes us all.

“What I find equally remarkable is his age – if he really is 72, he is by far the oldest person to be awarded the shortest-man record in Guinness World Record’s 57-year history.”

Mr Dangi has also been declared the shortest human adult ever documented, taking the accolade from India’s Gul Mohammed, who was measured at 57cm before he died in 1997 aged 40.

Lamp Runs on Real Human Blood

25 Feb

What if, every time you wanted to switch on a light, you had to bleed? Would you think twice before illuminating the room, and in turn, using up energy?
That’s the idea behind the blood lamp, invented by Mike Thomspon, an English designer based in The Netherlands. The lamp contains luminol – the same chemical forensic scientists use to check for traces of blood at a crime scence. Luminol reacts with the iron in red blood cells and creates a bright blue glow.
To use the lamp, you first need to mix in an activating powder. Then, you break the glass, cut yourself, and drip blood into the opening.
Thompson came up with the rather gruesome idea, reported by New Scientist recently, a few years ago while he was studying for his masters at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He was researching chemical energy for a project and came across luminol.
“It kind of triggered this thought in my mind, that if energy somehow came at a cost to us, then maybe it would make us think differently about the way we use it,” Thompson told LiveScience. The lamp is intended to “challenge people’s preconceived notions about where our energy comes from,” he said, and it forces the user “to rethink how wasteful they are with energy, and how precious it is.”
And the fact that it is a single-use light makes its application all the more meaningful.
“You have to really decide when to use this lamp because it’s only going to work once,” Thompson said. “So it makes it kind of a poignant moment.”
Thompson designed and produced the lamp in 2007, and made a video of his project this year.

Source: http://www.livescience.com/7920-lamp-runs-human-blood.html