Line Sitting Business?


“They say good things come to those who wait. But here’s the loophole: what if you could pay someone to do the waiting for you? Same Ol Line Dudes (SOLD Inc.) is a new service in New York that helps people get in line for the latest, hottest and trendiest new products. At $25 for the first hour and $10 for every half hour after that, I think it’s pretty legit. If I could avoid waiting in line and still get to buy the new iPhone or enjoy a cronut, I’d definitely be willing to pay for it. The idea for the business came to Robert Samuel after he made $325 selling two spots in a line for the iPhone 5 launch last year. That’s when he realized that he could cash in on people’s fear of missing out on new things.” w/ photos

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Camera-Shaped Cafe


Café Dreaming Camera is designed like a Rolleiflex camera – it is two storeys high with panoramic, round windows. The first floor is decorated with miniature and toy cameras. A few real ones are displayed as well, on a shelf beside the large window. On the website, the owner’s wife writes that all the real cameras are her husband’s area of expertise; she just knows that ‘everything is working’. The second floor has a photo exhibition on display, in which patrons are encouraged to participate.” w/ photos

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Chinese Man Balances Eggs On Needle Points


“Cui has been practicing the balancing act for about 6 years now, and it takes him a mere 10 seconds to put everything in place. He used to be a truck driver and he developed the unique skill to counter sleepiness on the road. ‘I often take several eggs with me on the road,’ he said. ‘Once I felt sleepy, I would pull over and start to stand the egg on the needle point. In more complicated versions of his act, he is able to balance forks, toothpicks and eggs on a pin, all at once. That’s simply brilliant, don’t you think?” w/ photos

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Bionic Kangaroo


BionicKangaroo emulates this with an actual elastic spring, which partially ‘charges’ the legs on landing. The entire robotic animal weighs just 7 kilograms and stands a meter high, but it can jump 0.4 meter vertically and 0.8 meters horizontally, which is fairly impressive. Of course, an internal power source is necessary as well, and BionicKangaroo relies on either a small compressor or a storage tank to provide high pressure air for the pneumatic muscles that power the jumping.” w/ photos + videos

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Teen Tattoos McDonald’s Receipt On His Arm


“Some of my mates thought I had been a bit too active on the ladies front recently and wanted to punish me’ he said. ‘When we were in the restaurant on Monday, they said I had to tattoo a Barbie doll on my bum, or the receipt on my arm.’ Incidentally, this is the teenager’s first tattoo ever, covering most of his lower right arm. There’s a large McDonalds logo at the top, followed by a list of items he ordered off the menu – a cheeseburger and four added toppings. Stian, from Lørenskog in Southwest Norway, also said that his parents were not at all pleased with the turn of events.” w/ photos

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Paleo Beer?


As microbrewers continue their quest to brew beer with ever stranger ingredients, here is one possible winner: Yeast living on the 35 million year-old fossil of an extinct whale. Bone Dusters Paleo Brew is the alcoholic brainchild of a paleontology lover and a brew brewer, and it may soon be coming to a tap near you. Jason Osborne, who heads up the nonprofit Paleo Quest, first dreamed up the idea to interest people in paleontology with beer because, well, beer!” w/ photos

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It’s LaserEyes!


Last year, German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe built a working replica of Ironman’s laser gauntlet. Now, he’s paid another visit to the world of superheroes, creating his own take on the ‘energy beam’-emitting eyewear worn by the X-Men’s Cyclops. Called LaserEyes, the device is built around an existing set of wrap-around laser-protection glasses. It incorporates two red aiming lasers, two blue burning lasers, and blue LEDs in the arms, to indicate that it’s powered up. Power is provided by an onboard lithium-polymer battery.” w/ photos + video

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3D Printed Skull Implant


“A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder — which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches — has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant. The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.” w/ photos

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Fiji’s Heart-Shaped Island


The heart shape of this island makes it a big draw for honeymooning couples. If you are staying on a nearby island, you can easily take a day trip out to Tavarua and take a walk around the perimeter, enjoying the pristine white sand. You can even take a boat to tour the coral reef or hire a sea plan to fly you over so you can get a full appreciation for this natural marvel. No matter why visitors come to Tavarua, they are impressed by the heart shape, the thick vegetation, and the exciting activities this island has to offer.” w/ photos

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