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Submission + - The flying toaster screen saver... takes off

PuceBaboon writes: Remember that flying-toaster screen saver from way back when? Well, those peculiar people over at Flitetest.com have added to their repertoire of non/minimally aerodynamic flying objects with the successful test flight of the real thing. Of course, it wouldn't be any sort of project at all if the toaster didn't actually toast bread, but just how do you power a 700W/110v toaster, mid-flight? Check out the video to see the solution (as well as their fixes for the non-functional elevons and other problems they faced along the way).

Submission + - Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide and summary. (byu.edu)

antdude writes: Boing Boing shared an over one minute YouTube video showing "Urinal Dynamics: a tactical summary — We illustrate the importance of good technique when using a urinal and offer some advice. Through high-speed video footage of a simulated male urine stream we show that reduced splash can be achieved by aiming at a vertical surface, moving closer to the urinal and by decreasing the impact angle."

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Submission + - Leap, Laugh, Levitate (teega.com)

rajuda writes: Recently, I happened to see on TV a strange spectacle. Scores of people at a congregation were trying to levitate. And the saffron clad guru was egging them on. It was hilarious.
Idle

Submission + - Face-mounted nose stylus created for phones (wired.co.uk)

Lanxon writes: Designer Dominic Wilcox has come up with a Pinocchio-style "finger-nose stylus" that lets you use your phone hands free, reports Wired. He came up with the design after he found that he wanted to use his touchphone in the bath. A wet hand is not a good touchscreen navigation device, so he found himself using his nose to scroll, but found it hard to see precisely where his nose was touching the screen. The solution was to create a nose extension "finger" that would allow for navigation while holding the phone firmly in his one dry hand.
Government

Submission + - Oregon Public Records Guide Not Publicly Available

An anonymous reader writes: Copyright law has previously been used by some states to try to prevent people from passing around copies of their own government's laws. But in a new level of meta-absurdity, the attorney general of Oregon is claiming copyright over a state-produced guide to using public-records laws. That isn't sitting well with one frequent user of the laws, who has posted a copy of the guide to his website and is daring the AG to respond. The AG, who previously pledged to improve responses to public-records requests, has not responded yet.

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