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Fight Against Maturity

…And it only cost $250,000…

UPI.com

flagscotland.jpgScotland has replaced its airport signs proclaiming the country to be “the best small country in the world” with a new slogan: “Welcome to Scotland.”

The new slogan, which was revealed Tuesday after six months of development and $250,000 spent on the project, is also printed on the posters in Gaelic as “Failte gu Alba,” The Times of London reported Wednesday.

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November 28, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | Comments Off on …And it only cost $250,000…

Breakfast Robot…Now we’re talking

Robot helps with breakfast
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Japanese scientists have developed a robot that can help people get out of bed and bring them their breakfast. They claim the 4ft 10ins robot, which has soft hands and fingers, can become even more like its human inventors.

The Japanese humanoid – called Twendy one – has enough strength to support humans as they sit up and stand, and can make supple movements that respond to human touch.

It can pick up a loaf of bread without crushing it, serve toast, help lift people out of bed and even lend a hand with the housework.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Robots | Comments Off on Breakfast Robot…Now we’re talking

“Professional” tatoos

Forget shopping

“Tattoos have gone mainstream, the media is giving it a lot of attention, the public is accepting tattoos as an art form,” Conti said. “We had a dental surgeon come in and get a little tattoo of a tooth on his butt. Now, that’s mainstream.”

November 28, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on “Professional” tatoos

Hmmm.

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Stolen from the world’s best comic strip — Pearls Before Swine. Find it here.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | blogs | Comments Off on Hmmm.