Friday, March 23, 2012

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
• Japanese researchers have invented a speech-jamming gun that painlessly forces people into silence.

• Have your cellphone number tattooed on your kid.

• In a recent survey by Search Engine Land, 72% of consumers said that they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, and 58% trust a business that has positive online reviews.

• Encyclopedia Brittanica has shut down its print version after 244 years, becoming one of the first major book publishing casualties of the digital age.

• In a triumph of recycling, a typical beer bottle in Ontario is refilled 15 to 20 times and then it is made into a new container.

• Carbon dioxide makes you fat, according to a theory developed by Danish researchers.
Looking for change? Check the sofa.


  1. This speech-jamming gun thing - it has potential...

  2. Yes, I think the marital relations area is a potential market.