World’s Strangest

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Flowery Bits

NOTHING SAYS TECHNOLOGY LIKE FLOWERS The flower business might seem old-fashioned, but 1-800-FLOWERS is anything but behind the times. In the 1980s, it was one of the first businesses to operate a 1-800 number, taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And in 1991, during the Gulf War, the company made the risky [...]

Red Rose Towel Treat

This Valentine’s Day, give your loved ones something better than flowers. The Red Rose Towel Treat from the NeatoShop is a red rose that she can actually use: it’s a cleverly folded cotton wash cloth! At $4.95, it’s a gift that’s both romantic and functional. Plus it won’t wilt. Link | More Valentine’s Day Gifts

Banksy Painting Costume

That’s not a painting by British street painter Banksy. It’s a costume designed and worn by George Schnakenberg to look like Banksy’s “Love Is in the Air” stencil. Schnakenberg painted his clothing and bundle of flowers to create the necessary impression when properly posed. At the link, you can view several process photos showing how [...]

Bees’ tiny brains beat computers

New research has shown that bees are able to solve complex mathematical problems. Working out the shortest route between flowers to minimize flight ti…

4,000-year-old flowers found at grave site

Proof has been found for the first time ever that pre-historic people would have placed flowers at the graves of their deceased. A bronze age dig …