A few things that caught my eye on the world-wide-web yesterday.
You gotta love American ingenuity
I shamelessly stole this quote and video from Steve at the great Motor City Times blog.
The Aerofex hover vehicle looks similar to the hover bike we talked about last year. The main difference is rather than one geek working on the project, Aerofex is a company that hopes to commercialize the technology. One of the most interesting parts is that Aerofex has solved some of the instability issues plaguing similar earlier designs and says operation of the vehicle is so simple no pilot training is required.
I’m trying to imagine New York full of these hover bikes. What comes to mind are the bumper cars at the amusement parks when I was a kid. Maybe Aerofex might want to add rubber baby buggy bumpers to their hover bikes.
Man bites dog stories are common. But, man bites snake?
From Fox News
Farmer in Nepal reportedly exacts
revenge on cobra, bites snake to death
Published August 23, 2012
Mohamed Salmo Miya reportedly was farming his rice paddy field near a village about 125 miles southeast of Kathmandu when he was bitten by a common cobra, AFP reports.
Miya then chased the snake down and bit it repeatedly.
“A snake charmer told me that if a snake bites you, bite it until it is dead and nothing will happen to you,” Miya told the BBC.
I think I’ll just stay away from India and cobras. How about you?
And now, a little politics.
Are You A Racist?
After watching this video that I snagged from the one and only, King Shamus, I’ve come to the disturbing conclusion that I may in fact be a racist. Watch it and see if maybe you too are a racist.
We live in a strange and wonderful world. But, the world of politics is rarely wonderful and always strange.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?