World’s Strangest

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Giant QR Code Cake

This is probably the world’s tastiest QR code ever! To celebrate New Year, Chinese Internet company Tencent commissioned a giant cake shaped like a QR code and served it to 20,000 people: The cake, which takes up a floor area of 36 [...]

Isaac Newton’s Secret Sins

Even great minds have teen angst. The more intelligent teenagers just know how to hide them better! Which is a good ting, because when you become famous, someone will want to dig up that dirt, even 300 years later. In 1662, a 19-year-old Isaac Newton started carrying a leather-bound journal, which he used to track finances [...]

Did Poles break the Nazi Enigma code?

Poland are to pass a resolution acknowledging three Poles as the first to break the Engima code. Up until now it had been British code breakers attrib…

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14 Finer Points of the U.S. Flag Code

Tom Pennington/Getty Images The National Flag Code was adopted on June 14, 1923, by the National Flag Conference. The representatives from the U.S. Army and Navy and more than 60 other organizations in attendance were charged with examining the rules and procedures of flag display—developed separately by the Army and Navy—and deciding which of those [...]

The Hidden QR Pint Glass

Guinness created this brilliant QR code pint glass in a cool marketing effort. When you scan it, “it tweets about your pint, updates your facebook status, checks you in via 4 square, downloads coupons and promotions, invites your friends to join, and even launches exclusive Guiness content.” Wow, that’s a lot of networking right there. What’s [...]

US joins efforts for space ‘code of conduct’

Calls are being answered for an international code of conduct to govern off-world exploration practices. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stated…

The New Sexting Code, Or Is It?

Getting crafty to avoid punishment is what most kids do best, but I wonder if this list is really a new texting code used by the young folk, or a code used only by the kids who were caught up in this particular incident? Either way, I’ll never look at the number 8 the same [...]

QR Code Sculpture

German designer Elena Belmann turned the QR code rage into art with this clever three-dimensional sculpture made of blocks of wood. Link – via Get Addicted To

Voynich Manuscript deciphered?

Self-described prophet of God believes he’s cracked the mysterious ‘code’ behind the Voynich Manuscript. Finnish businessman and self-proclaimed prop…