July 2012

Giant robot dancers?

I'm having mixed feelings about this one.

Because Japan can't help but follow its age old tradition of “the nail that sticks up gets hammered down” to a point that they NEVER delve into the odd or insane or borderline bad drug trip-like ideas for their entertainment (this is all sarcasm by the way), I'm relieved to say that they have done themselves proud this time. Granted you like giant robotic bikini clad dancers.

Now before you start a panic that the robots will run amok and kill us all, I need to let you know they are operated by humans. Also, know that they are attractive, busty camouflage bikini clad mech pilots. Nothing can go wrong there, right? Oh yes, and this is all for a restaurant in Tokyo. While customers dine....I said dine, not die.... the girls hop in their mechs and perform a cabaret show, and even have a mech for customers to try out themselves. 

Mmm, you smell old and wise.

Now we all can smell like a librarian.

You know what's bloody sexy as hell? Books, the way they just sit there on a shelf, collecting dust and mildew, the way they open up and have hundreds or thousands of flippy bits that have ink all over them that say stuff and things. So sexy! Apparently someone else thinks they are as well and made it a point to make sure the only mildly hot humans can mimic the sexiest thing about books: their scent.

Pluto's new moon

It's still a DWARF planet, get over it already.

Recently it was announced that Pluto has a fifth moon orbiting around it. Known simply as P5, the moon is estimated to be anywhere between 10 to 25km across. It's leading more researchers to speculate that the collections of moons are results of a collision with another icy body out in the far flung Kuiper belt. The first known and largest moon, Charon, was discovered in 1978. Hubble found Nix and Hydra in 2006 then discovered P4 in 2011.

New study reveals that breast size can be partially attributed to inherited traits

As if done in a move to validate every teenage boy's reasons for checking out their girlfriend's mother- other than OBVIOUSLY having a thing for cougars- comes a research study by the genetics company 23andMe. They discovered the genes that dictate how big a woman's breasts will be and yes, they are inheritable – mostly – traits.

I say mostly because we all know diet can play a big factor too. Current evidence appears in Japan where the average bust size rarely spiked above a B cup, but have seen a boom in C and D cups in the last generation or so due to the easy access of dairy and beef proteins that were traditionally very rare on the island nation.