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Mars One mission receives first funding

A company planning to send humans to Mars by 2023 has received its first funding from sponsors. Mars One is a Dutch company with plans to not only sen…

Romanian ATMs Baffle Customers

One street in the city of Timisoara, Romania, has two automatic teller machines that are all but unusable. One is in a wall six feet off the ground, requiring customers to bring their own step stools in order to use it. The other, just across the street, is so low that customers must kneel on [...]

One Pumpkin To Rule Them All

It takes a steady hand and a lot of planning to make your pumpkin into the one ring, but I’d say the effort is certainly worth the great result. Link Via Geeks Are Sexy

Magic Garage Door

(YouTube link) San Francisco’s planning commission is strict about changing the look of historic buildings. But a parking garage adds a LOT of value to a home in a city where there are very few places to park. Beausoleil Architects figured out a way to make everyone happy. Link -via The Daily What

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique wedding

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique Wedding A bride was asked ‘do you take this Superman to be your husband?’ as she tied the knot in a comic-themed ceremony. Rob Taverner, 32, dressed as the superhero while Nyssa Pratten, 19, was dressed as Jessica Rabbit in Worcester. And the two best men dressed as Captain [...]

Does Your Airport Actually Use Its Scanners?

If you’re among the 48% of travelers planning to avoid air travel until you can be assured you won’t be subjected to the full-body scanners, you should know that just because an airport has purchased a scanner doesn’t mean they use it. If you’re planning to take a trip any time soon, check out this [...]

Attention: Chicago Flossers!

People of Chicago: We’re going to be in the Windy City on November 20th and 21st, and we’re planning on throwing a mental_floss Trivia Show while we’re there. We’re also thinking about donating any proceeds to a local charity (it is the weekend before Thanksgiving after all!). If you’re in the Chi-town area and are interested [...]

Control Population to Limit Climate Change

As the world looks to Copenhagen for solutions to a changing climate, China’s vice-minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission has expressed a viewpoint that has generally been overlooked or ignored – that it may be more effective to limit world population growth than to limit CO2 emissions per se. As a result [...]