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Monday: July 18, 2011

A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.

Typifying a once-popular, but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera,Poets Ranked by Beard Weight has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles, and one that still stands out as a particular curiosity among the many colorful curiosities of the period. Its author, one Upton Uxbridge Underwood (1881 – 1937), was a deipnosophist, clubman, and literary miscellanist with a special interest in tonsorial subjects.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:18 PM | Tags (9) | 50watts | poets | beard | weight | strange | weird | odd | literature | journey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.

All five planets in question are really close to nearby stars making them a little too hot for any actual human/alien life. Also, the orbital period is about three to four days but still, your face would melt off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | planets | discovery | kepler | lightweight | space | melt | stars | face | off |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Always wondered just how heavy the entire Internet would actually be?Always wondered just how heavy the entire Internet would actually be?

The answer? About 498,438,559,990kgs according to CNET's UK site which would be about 1,098,868,920,000 pounds or roughly 549,434,460 short tons. That's heavy stuff, Doc.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | cnet | internet | kilograms | pounds | tons | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.

It looks like you'll be seeing less ads for teeth whitening and weight loss products. Now if only Google could do something about those pesky Everquest ads. PLAY NOW MY LORD.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:31 AM | Tags (10) | ads | ban | network | shady | advertisers | teeth | weight | scam | adsense | adwords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.

For $1,299 you can get a Sony laptop that weighs in at a mere 1.6 pounds with an eleven inch screen. Other specs include a 2ghz processor and a battery with 12-14 hour lifespan (debatable given on how you use the laptop).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | affordable | laptop | lightest | netbook | price | sony | vaio | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Yes, your old compact discs can double as makeshift exercise equipment.Yes, your old compact discs can double as makeshift exercise equipment.

Popular Science shows how you can pull this one off via five minute video tutorial.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 8:09 AM | Tags (6) | cds | discs | equipment | exercise | popsci | weights |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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