Who says innovation is dead? Found out about all of the following this week:
- Brit scientists have developed chewing gum that isn’t so sticky. That’s a lock for winning an IgNoble Prize.
- The Army is testing a Humvee made from “a combination of fiberglass, balsa wood, foam and carbon reinforcements all held together with resin.” Wonder if SSG Big Brother Collateral Damage thinks this as all that different from what we currently have?
- Oh, that Green Lantern ring is so passe. Today’s superhero wears a blue apple ring!
- A high-tech yoga mat with built in MP3 player and speakers. Isn’t high tech exactly what yoga shouldn’t be?
- Frozen yogurt for … your dog. “Yöghund is organic frozen yogurt for dogs. Yöghund is completely organic, and made from a mixture of organic yogurt, banana, peanuts and spring water.”
- And what could be dumber than that? How about a cell phone for dear old Rover? For a mere $499 + monthly charges you can get “PetsCell, a GPS enabled cellphone designed exclusively for the canine members of the family. … [It] attaches to your dog’s collar and also has a nifty geo-fence feature which will alert you if your dog decides to wander outside his pre-defined enclosure. The PetsCell is waterproof as well, to ensure that you can get through even when Bruno’s decided to take a dip in the pool. It automatically answers your call (only from pre-programmed numbers).” Can Rover record a greeting for it?