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“Where there is sex, there is power. And the power lies in the fuel. Sweet or seductive, aphrodisiacs can titillate taste buds, ignite the imagination or stoke the primal fires of desire. But do they really fuel the driving force of sexual desire? Ancient civilizations seemed to think so. Legends of gods and men, full of innuendo and instruction on how to increase sexual desire have overflowed into modern civilization. Such longstanding beliefs have been transformed into legitimate elements of pop culture and urban legend. Movies like Spanish Fly and She’ll Follow You Anywhere immortalize man’s quest to find the perfect magic concoction for attraction. Songs like Love Potion #9, as well as countless other songs feature the magic of being under a spell of lust. Before trying your hand (or any other special tool) at creating that burning yearning in your mate, review your ambrosial grocery list to see if you will be busting a myth or making magic with your special person of interest.” w/ photos
“The gallium in the mold has solidified into a spoon! it sounds just like a regular spoon and melts to a liquid puddle in seconds. It’s not an acid in which the spoon melts but simply hot water. Several spoon molds and Gallium metal (99,99% pure) available to make gallium spoons like this one!” — Gallium0031
“The elephant v car bout began when Irishman John Somers, on holiday celebrating his 66th birthday and driving through the park with a friend, decided to try and overtake a huge and horny bull elephant. Bad mistake. The elephant, called Amarula, at first rubbed itself up against the car, perhaps mistaking it for a female mate. But then the beast, pumped full of hormones, became aggressive and flipped the car on its roof as the terrified occupants clung on for dear life inside. This brush with death wasn’t on the pair’s itinerary, but luckily they suffered only minor cuts and bruises from the incident.” w/ photos
“Boffins have unveiled the world’s smallest computer which measures an amazingly small one square millimeter. Despite it’s diminutive size, the team from the University of Michigan say the device still packs an impressive amount of power. It contains an ultra low-power microprocessor, a pressure sensor, memory, a thin-film battery, a solar cell and a wireless radio with an antenna that can transmit data to an external reader. Makers say the tech could one day be used to track pollution, monitor structural integrity, perform surveillance, or make any object trackable… as long as they don’t lose it. “This is the first true millimeter-scale complete computing system,” said Professor Dennis Sylvester. “Our work is unique in the sense that we’re thinking about complete systems in which all the components are low-power and fit on the chip. “We can collect data, store it and transmit it. The applications for systems of this size are endless.” w/ photo
“The honeymoon period in a marriage ends after just 14 months, a study into the lives of married couples has revealed. Researchers found a year and two months after walking down the aisle, couples stop saying ‘I love you’ as regularly as they did during their courtship. Around this time women are also likely to wear less make up and start plodding around the house in an unflattering dressing gown. But the romance dies for men too, this is said to also be the point they begin shaving less often and start leaving the door open when they go to the toilet. The 14 month point also sees couples beginning to argue more about things like money and future plans… and leaving to loo door open.” w/ photo