When you lose something as valuable as your phone at a public place, the last thing you'd expect is for someone to put up signs to find its rightful owner. However, that is exactly what happened in this case. The only problem we see is the lots of random people who'd call to try and snag it - though asking them to confirm a few phone numbers would probably make them back off. Continue reading for more images that show how some people are restoring faith to humanity.
The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet has a current orbital period of 6.45 years and a rotation period of approximately 12.7 hours. The comet will next come to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 13 August 2015. The Rosetta spacecraft rendezvoused with the comet on August 6, 2014, with plans to enter orbit after approaching to within 30 km (19 mi) five weeks later. On September 15, 2014, ESA announced choosing "Site J" on the "head" of the comet as the landing site of the Philae probe attached to Rosetta. The planned landing date is November 11, 2014. Continue reading for more random, yet interesting photos.
Experiencing delays with any online order is inevitable, either due to errors on their part, bad weather, or just some freak occurrence. This person decided to respond to a delay notification email with a joke, but the conversation and the masterpiece that ensued later, was unexpected to say the least. Click here to view the first image this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what all road traffic should be like.
Believe it or not, there were two winners of a Chinese lottery in a 2009 drawing. They each won 5 million yuan, with one living in Henan and the other, Heilongjiang - thousands of kilometers apart. They both picked the same seven number combination: 3, 5, 1, 1, 5, 8, 7. Now here's where the story gets crazy...both numbers sets were purchased at exactly the same time - right down to the second. Reportedly for this drawing, there were over 10 million numbers picked by players and at peak times, with over 100 transactions take place every second. Continue reading for more mind-boggling coincidences.
Let's face it, your parents most likely did not grow up in the cell phone age, so becoming a proficient and engaging texter isn't one of their strengths. However, some parents do have the texting game down, complete with image replies, witty comebacks, the latest internet slang, and even a joke or two. Continue reading to see twenty-nine examples of parents who are clearly better at texting than their children.
TerraPower is investigating a class of nuclear fast reactors called the traveling wave reactor (TWR). One of TerraPower's primary investors is Bill Gates. Gates' investment is reportedly in the tens of millions of dollars. The major benefits of these reactors are that they can get high fuel utilization (enhancing sustainability) in a manner that does not require reprocessing and could eventually eliminate the need to enrich uranium. Continue reading for more cool facts that will really get you thinking.
The non-toxic, non-staining, reusable modeling compound that came to be known as "Play-Doh" was originally a pliable, putty-like substance concocted by Noah McVicker of Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol Products; it was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery, which wanted a product that could clean coal residue from wallpaper. Following World War II, with the transition from coal-based home heating to natural gas and the resulting decrease in internal soot, and the introduction of washable vinyl-based wallpaper, the market for wallpaper cleaning putty decreased substantially. McVicker's nephew, Joe McVicker, joined Kutol with the remit to save the company from bankruptcy; he subsequently discovered that the wallpaper cleaner was being used by nursery school children to make Christmas ornaments. Continue reading for more accidental inventions that you might not have known about.
The internet is a comedy goldmine, whether it be cat pictures or just a random video, but recently one Reddit user asked people to post the funniest reasons for breaking up with someone, and these hilarious replies ensued. Starting off, we have someone who can't resist naming off every store they pass by while in the car, even pronouncing some of them completely wrong. Continue reading for more.
A general-purpose sonographic machine may be used for most imaging purposes, like viewing a baby in the womb. The creation of an image from sound is done in three steps - producing a sound wave, receiving echoes, and interpreting those echoes. However, the sonograms don't always show what you'd expect, as the example above shows. Continue reading for more sonograms that look like other things.
Let's face it, kids really do not know how to be sarcastic or tell jokes in a non-offending manner, so they end up being brutally honest. For example, this child warned his parents (or siblings) to not put a password on the iPad, or else they would make your life a nightmare. Other funny, yet real, notes range from painfully obvious things (such as "you are fat") to messages about what their mother does all day. Continue reading for more.