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And if you believe this I have a bridge I’d like to sell you…

A potted plant at a cafe near Tokyo, Japan is entertaining customers by writing a regular blog about its feelings.

It is the work of a university engineer who has been studying how to communicate with plants. He devised a sensor which he attached to the plant named “Midori-san” that measures bio-electric signals. These are converted into data by a computer next the plant and then translated into Japanese in the form of a blog.

The plant’s latest entry reads: “It was cloudy today. It was a cold day.”

via BBC NEWS

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October 24, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on And if you believe this I have a bridge I’d like to sell you…

When using a GPS, look out the windshield occasionally

A Polish white van man who was too sure of his sat-nav ended up neck-deep in a lake after ignoring road signs warning of a dead-end ahead, Polish police said today. The road hasn’t been used for a year after it was flooded out when an artificial lake was created.

It was dark and the un-named driver had been drinking, but he still managed to miss three signs warning him there was a lake ahead.

Mail Online

October 24, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on When using a GPS, look out the windshield occasionally