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Pee Powered Phones

Cell phones now fueled by urine? Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Labroratory have developed a microbial fuel cell that uses human pee to power mobile devices. The fuel cell has bacteria that uses urine’s chemicals to turn into electrons that turn into phone calls. As of now, each charge can only power a quick phone call.

Happy Birthday Sliced Bread!

Happy Birthday Sliced Bread!

 

This week is sliced bread’s 85th birthday! The Chillicothe Baking Company sold its first wrapped package of sliced bread in 1928. The first pre sliced loaf of bread made it to a full-page newspaper ad that included instructions: 1. “Open wrapper at one end” 2. “Pull out pin” 3. “Remove as many slices as desired.” Otto Rohwedder, the Missouri-based inventor, placed a U-shaped pin at both ends of the loaf to hold the bread together to signify freshness and ease consumer’s worries about it going stale.

 

Phone Controlled Hotel Room

Phone Controlled Hotel Room

 

An app based hotel in the UK will provide travelers with a unique experience.The compact rooms will allow you to check-in, control room temperature, and order meals through your smartphone. Television channels and lighting can be set before even stepping foot in your room. The London opening of the hotel will take place in Fall of 2014.

Goodbye Kisses Timed at Airport

Goodbye Kisses Timed at Airport

Denmark’s Aalborg Airport has a “Kiss and goodbye” zone that is timed. If you’re trying to squeeze in one last smooch to your loved one, be mindful of the 3-minute limit. If this isn’t enough time for you love birds, better fly out of Luxembourg, where you are given a 30-minute time limit in their kiss and goodbye zone.

TSA on Instagram

TSA on Instagram

Follow the Transportation Security Administration’s new Instagram for some laughs, shocks, and maybe even scares.

TSA has recently started an Instagram account to document illicit items that have been seized from airport passengers.

The agency hopes that they have found a way to educate the public as to what they can and cannot bring on a plane.

Since the start of 2013, 849 guns have been found on passengers or in their carry-ons.

App Helps You Avoid Friends

“Hell Is Other People” is an app that uses Foursquare check-ins to help you avoid your friends.The app calculates “safe zones” where you are certain to avoid anyone you know.

If you aren’t looking your best, if you have “frenemies”, or if you suffer from social anxiety, Hell Is Other People can help you fearlessly navigate your way through your city.

After allowing the app to access your Foursquare account, a map is shown with “safe zones” in green, while orange dots can be clicked on to see who has checked-in and where.

Dr. Fish Foot Therapy

Dr. Fish Foot Therapy

HAMPTON – Something is a little fishy in the pedicure bowl!  Dr. Fish Therapy is a service that is offered at select number of foot spas.  The closest spa to carry this service is All About the Sole located on Big Bethel Road in the Hampton Woods Plaza.

 The fish originally come from Turkey and are called Garra Rufa and Chin and Chin.  They are completely toothless but nibble and suck away the dead skin from feet. 

The fish only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow.  Particular enzymes in their mouths allow the lifeless skin to break away.  This allows for an easier exfoliation process.

Fish therapy has been around as early as the 14th century.  The Turks took advantage of the hot springs to help themselves relieve fatigue and cure diseases. 

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