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Tuesday: November 3, 2009

New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.

Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, said Sunday that a 222.5-pound meatball was authenticated as the world's largest after being weighed by state weights and measures officials.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | guiness | meat | meatball | newhampshire | official | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.

They found that the more Doom-dreaming a player did, the more likely he or she was to improve on these measures – but only up to a point. Volunteers who dreamed most about Doom didn't see the biggest gains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | study | science | dreaming | gaming | videogames | learning | abcnews | doom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.

He found that people with less stable temporal lobes, prone to frequent bursts of electrical activity, were more likely to report mystical sensations when he applied complex magnetic fields to their brains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:11 PM | Tags (5) | ghosts | history | newscientist | scary | spooky |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.

The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:59 PM | Tags (13) | cruise | ship | titanic | golf | course | scary | largest | abcnews | finland | voyage | maiden | sail | liner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:09 PM | Tags (10) | study | dna | sequences | genes | science | abcnews | driving | abilities | automobiles | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.

AppleInsider managed to get some details regarding the dimensions of said fabled table device as well. The device was described as a larger iPhone, 'small enough to carry in a handbag but too big to fit in a pocket.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:27 PM | Tags (12) | apple | australia | books | device | dimensions | movies | newspapers | pitch | pocket | rumors | size | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.

Ah, GeoCities - one of the first places I went to for free web hosting when I was learning all about this thing called the world wide web many years ago. Thanks for the memories and that fine ad-supported hosting you once provided.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | geocities | closings | yahoo | fyi | free | development | web | newbie | novice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.

Each year the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., transforms is wetlands trail into a Halloween landscape with the glow of 10,000 pumpkins. A team of 30 pumpkin carvers works to create the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 10:08 PM | Tags (7) | halloween | travel | spooky | scary | abcnews | destinations | pumpkins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.

The gentleman in question can tap 1,056 times a minute which is about seventeen taps a second on average. However, he can beat that average easily and is able to tap a whopping twenty-three times per second.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:29 PM | Tags (8) | abc | dance | guiness | newzealand | records | stockbroker | stocks | tap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Google Street View: now coming to your neighborhood via tricycle.Google Street View: now coming to your neighborhood via tricycle.

Google is currently accepting suggestions for where their little trike cam should go next. Go ahead, suggest your favorite hiking trail - just be sure that it's not too steep.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 5:32 PM | Tags (6) | bicycle | bike | google | maps | streetview | tricycle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten essential skills that every graphic designer should probably have.Ten essential skills that every graphic designer should probably have.

One  of the more underrated design skills today is typography, however in truth, typography is one of the key things top advertising firms review in a design portfolio. It is usually the difference between a good and excellent designer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:25 AM | Tags (7) | graphics | skills | designers | design | set | essential | designreviewer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Brutal Legend, calls it heartbreaking near-miss.Ars Technica reviews Brutal Legend, calls it heartbreaking near-miss.

That's a shame, I was really rooting for this game. The demo was thoroughly fun to play from start to finish but apparently some of that gameplay was the best it had to offer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:04 AM | Tags (6) | ars | brutallegend | gaming | review | timschafer | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

The top eleven ways in which geeks can ruin a job interview.The top eleven ways in which geeks can ruin a job interview.

7. Use Yoda-speak through entire interview. 'Working too hard my biggest weakness is.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | bbspot | geeks | job | interviews | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.

Congrats to YouTube on their continued Internet meme machine success. May there be many more keyboard cats and unintentional rickrolls yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:49 PM | Tags (7) | billions | daily | inquirer | interwebs | videos | views | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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