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Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.

Looking at these photos may cause an intese desire to go watch Christmas Vacation... multiple times. 'Is your house on fire, Clark?'  'No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 9:09 AM | Tags (6) | holiday | decorations | lights | christmas | obnoxious | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.

Lightsabers violate the rules of physics in several important respects. For one thing, laser light is continuous so it wouldn't be possible to make it end in a tip to form the blade.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:37 PM | Tags (10) | darthvader | hollywood | lasers | lightsabers | mechanics | movies | myths | popular | science | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.

This is an odd choice to post as the link in question really isn't an in-depth article as much as it is a five frame slideshow done in Flash. Soon all of your news will be in slideshow format. Thanks, CNN.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | cnn | gaming | health. videogames | highlights | slideshow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.

Ponying up $599 gives you unlimited flights to any of their 56 destinations for the period of one month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:26 PM | Tags (6) | airplane | deals | flights | flying | jetblue | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.

That's a lot of turtles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:12 PM | Tags (5) | airport | delays | flights | jfk | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Turns out that tiny particles make LED lights more pleasing.Turns out that tiny particles make LED lights more pleasing.

Some scientific eye candy just for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | led | lights | particles | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 553 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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