Don't pee on my phone and tell me it's raining…

Via The New York Transfomer: British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD. Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried. According to The Guardian, £4 million have been invested in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which is creating a smartphone app that will allow users, “to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis … Continue reading Don't pee on my phone and tell me it's raining…

Researchers find a "Liberal Gene"….this explains volumes

I knew there had to be some sort of medical explanation for liberals…. The discovery of the “DRD4” gene (aka the liberal gene) is the “first specific bit of human DNA that predisposes people to certain political views,” says lead researcher James H Fowler. From Fox News: “The way openness is measured, it’s really about receptivity to different lifestyles, for example, or different norms or customs,” he told FoxNews.com. “We hypothesize that individuals with a genetic predisposition toward seeking out new experiences [a measure of openness] will tend to be more liberal” — but only if they had a number … Continue reading Researchers find a "Liberal Gene"….this explains volumes

Baltimore hands out first trans fat citation

From WBALTV: BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Health Department issued its first environmental citation for repeat violations of the city’s trans fat ban. The Health Department issued Healthy Choice, a food facility in the 400 block of Lexington Street, a $100 fine on Thursday. I love how it’s called “Healthy Choice.” And how this citation falls under “environmental.” Since the government should be controlling idiots stupid enough to believe private industries that call themselves “healthy” and then serve foods fried in Crisco and bill it as an environmental concern. Continue reading Baltimore hands out first trans fat citation

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I love that they put an Asian in the image. Via The Week: Why do smart kids grow up to be heavier drinkers? A pair of new studies suggests a correlation between intelligence and a thirst for alcohol. What’s the connection? More likely to tipple in the future? Photo: Corbis Don’t worry, all that excessive drinking is just a sign of your intelligence. According to two long-term studies — one American, one British —  there’s a correlation between smarts and a thirst for alcohol. The “more intelligent children in both studies grew up to drink alcohol more frequently and in … Continue reading I

This robot doesn't look right…

Here’s Japanese robot innovator Hiroshi Ishiguro’s latest creation, the Telenoid R1. Note it’s almost complete lack of human like features, which make it 50% more likely to give your child nightmares as he or she uses it to communicate with you when you are out of town. I particularly enjoy the sassy arms-on-hips position, except then I realized it’s really just truncated limbs that make the robot look like your typical Oliver Twist-era factory kid. Continue reading This robot doesn't look right…

Cristina Fernandez: Let them eat pork

“I didn’t know that eating pork improved sexual activity. It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra.” Such are the words of wisdom from Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez, who addressed the swine industry Thursday. This comes on the heels of the adminstration granting more subsidies for the pork industry. Argentinians are one of the largest consumers of red meat in the world. Juan Luis Uccelli, the figurehead of the industry, supported Fernandez’s comments (duh), citing Denmark and Japan, two of the healthiest countries, as examples of pork’s benefits. Continue reading Cristina Fernandez: Let them eat pork