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Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Six things your body does that science can't explain.Six things your body does that science can't explain.

As for why yawning is contagious, some scientists have pointed to human being's primitive herd instincts, figuring group yawning could have helped regulate sleeping patterns so that a 'whoops, we all fell asleep at once and got eaten by giant sloths' situation didn't develop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 11:56 AM | Tags (9) | cracked | funny | science | body | ticks | quirks | sneezes | yawns | contagious |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 77 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.

We like to think of Building Maker as a cross between Google Maps and a gigantic bin of building blocks. Basically, you pick a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which we provide.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | google | maps | earth | blocks | building | generator | models | 3d | maker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 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


Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.

The folks over at Mental Floss want to see how well you do when purposely trying to identify headlines from some of America's finest news sources. Good luck and good hunting to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:14 PM | Tags (8) | fun | funny | headlines | mentalfloss | newspapers | onion | quiz | story |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.

Call me crazy, but I think the hand basket building is actually kind of cool rather than ugly as the article suggests. They make hand baskets after all - so the architecture works on a functional level.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | buildings | handbasket | leisure | travel | ugliest | ugly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.

The blogger, who is also a lawyer and owns the firm serving the order, said that he thought that it was the first time Twitter had been used to deliver a court order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | bbc | interwebs | lawsuit | served | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

World record for most people doing 'the robot' in unison broken over in Australia.World record for most people doing 'the robot' in unison broken over in Australia.

After the first official attempt failed - some who signed up had turned into wallflowers - they broke the record on the second attempt.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | dance | daning | guiness | melbourne | robot | unison | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Xerox decides to acquire Affiliated Computer for a mere $6.4 billion.Xerox decides to acquire Affiliated Computer for a mere $6.4 billion.

Earlier this month Xerox said it would begin selling digital printers for packaging and labels, aiming to tap a new market. Xerox had $1.22 billion in cash and cash equivalents at the end of last quarter, with about $6.7 billion in long-term debt.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:16 AM | Tags (10) | acquisition | business | copiers | copying | labels | markets | merger | packaging | printers | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.

Elements such as layout, consistency, typography, color and style all affect how users perceive your website and what kind of image you project. Your website should project not only a good image but also the right one for your audience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:49 AM | Tags (6) | design | findings | guidelines | interface | smashing | usability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

A guide to making the most out of office coffee.A guide to making the most out of office coffee.

For starters, cleaning the coffee maker every once in a while is probably a good idea.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | coffee | guide | lifehacker | office | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.

'We have no plans to acquire EA,' Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. 'They remain a very important partner to us. No acquisitions.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (9) | acquisition | business | buyout | ea | fail | gaming | microsoft | takeover | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Some facts about the first day of Fall that you may not have previously known about.Some facts about the first day of Fall that you may not have previously known about.

Yes folks, the full length of the day is actually equal to the full length of the night on this particular day. Unfortunately, you'll probably never see it (at least according to the article anyway).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:59 PM | Tags (5) | equinox | facts | fall | natgeo | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Always wanted to make your very own ferrofluid? This post is for you.Always wanted to make your very own ferrofluid? This post is for you.

Controlling the shape of ferrofluids and then 'freezing' them in place could be another tool for inexpensive desktop fabrication. Combining two unusual uses of magnetic fluids invites further empowerment for the maker.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:50 PM | Tags (7) | popsci | ferrofluid | tutorial | magnets | shapes | freezing | fabrication |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Twenty-five images recreated using food as the primary canvas.Twenty-five images recreated using food as the primary canvas.

Nothing screams fine art to me like the Mona Lisa done entirely in cabbage. Now I'm hungry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 4:43 PM | Tags (6) | artsy | bacon | food | fruit | images | pictures |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?

By buying Gamestop, Best Buy would become one of the premium video game retailers in the U.S., causing even more foot traffic to creep inside its brick-and-mortar locations. This has been a rumor in the past, but it makes sense now more than ever.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | bestbuy | gamestop | gaming | rumors | stocks | used | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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