Mentos, the pain maker! Back in my day, the thing I would do to make my mom go into a sheer panic was mix pop rocks with Dr. Pepper. She somehow though that you would blow your head off with the mixture, it was rather lame by today's standards. Nothing really happened, but a mean cherry scented case of the burps. Today if you want to wreak havoc with snack foods, what you need is some Mentos and Diet Coke.
Elizabeth Marek makes things out of fondant. She does it out of love and awesomeness. She also does it to make a living. She makes all kinds of pretty cakes for weddings, birthdays and other occasions. They are covered in this pretty sugary icing called fondant. Lately, she's been making Angry Birds out of fondant. She even tells you how to make your own. I'm a little bit in love.
Those jokers over at M.I.C. Gadget have done it again. You might remember them releasing an action figure of Apple's CEO last year. This time they've chosen to release a figure for FaceBook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. "It is heavier than an iPhone, lighter than an iPad. And it stands 7 inches tall." He comes accessorized with a Like It button, Adidas sandals, and smarmy grin.
“That little mark with the “a” and the ring around it.” Those were Bryan Gumbel’s words as he tried to figure out the “@” symbol in e-mail addresses in 1994. His co-anchor Katie Couric, sporting an awesome 90’s hair style, thought it meant “around or about”.
Game developers, Apps Genius Corp, recently released a new game called Angry Turds available now at the App Store. No joke, you get to be a monkey flinging poop, bananas, and coconuts at island invaders.
On more than one occasion, I have pulled something out of the washing machine and found that it was stretched out after getting caught as the spin cycle starts. Every now and again, we have to set an example to show that behavior like that is unacceptable from our appliances.
There were plenty of good April Fool's gags this year, including CADIE and GMail Autopilot from Google, but my personal favorite was a joke product ThinkGeek was offering. The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag was merely a joke--a gag to trick customers--but after an influx of emails, the store might actually offer it.
Apparently, so many customers emailed ThinkGeek that they're seriously considering making this sleeping bag. How cool would that be? The only stipulation is that they have no idea if they'll be able to get a license from Lucasfilm. But still, it's awesome that they're going to try.
I hope if the real thing is made, it looks exactly like the mocked up photo: furry Tauntaun body outside, Tauntaun guts inside and light saber zipper. Now you can recreate the famous scene from The Empire Strikes Back without the Tauntaun carcass smell.
Pet lovers are always on the lookout for something new and exciting to entertain their furry friends with. And it seems like Toshiba is really stepping up to the plate here with their PetBook K9, which purports to be the first laptop for dogs.
If you find it time consuming and tedious to respond to each and every email you receive, then Google has the perfect product solution for you. They launched GMail Autopilot this morning, which responds to your emails automatically based on settings you preselect.
Okay, so even though I've seen this on the news a few dozen times now, I'm still thinking shenanigans are afoot. But still, I couldn't resist pointing you all in the direction of these seriously awesome LED sheep.