Scientists Move Closer To Creating A Cloak Of Invisibility


(PCM) No, this is not April Fool’s Day! Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have revealed that they are one step closer to creating an actual working cloak of invisibility. This definitely sounds like news that is straight out of a science fiction novel, however the university claims that they were successfully able to “cloak” a tennis-ball shaped object with a nanocomposite medium.

The scientists claim that they have created a material that allows protruding areas of an object appear flat to any sort of electromagnetic waves. The material they created can essentially mask or “cloak” an object that normally would have cause the electromagnetic waves to scatter in various directions.

The lead scientist on the project, Yan Hao, comments “We demonstrated a practical possibility to use nanocomposites to control surface wave propagation through advanced additive manufacturing. Perhaps most importantly, the approach used can be applied to other physical phenomena that are described by wave equations, such as acoustics. For this reason, we believe that this work has a great industrial impact.”

We think this could definitely have some major benefits, but it is also a little bit scary, as you never know what could be hiding behind a “cloak of invisibility” leaving us fairly vulnerable to the unknown.  There is a still a lot more research and experimentation yet to occur, so we probably don’t have to worry about such things for quite a while, but needless to say, it is a pretty fascinating idea.

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Did The University Of North Texas Fail To Realize The Vulgarity Featured On Their Coffee Mugs?


(PCM) The University of North Texas is receiving a fair amount of criticism after individuals began to take notice that the schools logo, when placed on a coffee mug spells out a rather vulgar word used to reference a certain part of the female anatomy.

It is obvious that someone did not think this design through all the way, or maybe they just have a twisted sense of humor. Either way, the mug is still currently for sale and can be found on the Barnes & Noble website.

Once the coffee mug in question began receiving backlash, Barnes & Noble removed the controversial image, however later a edited version popped up with the mug’s handle flipped to the opposite side no longer showcasing a “dirty” word.

The coffee mug/logo has been a bit of an issue for the University of North Texas over the years and every so often it will recirculate the internet every couple of years. Everyone is scrambling to purchase the controversial coffee mugs and we have to admit there are a few people we could think of that would more than deserve to drink their morning brews out of one of these bad boys.!


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Nivea Creates A Seagull Drone That Poops Out Sunscreen … Seriously!


(PCM) Skincare manufacturer Nivea recently created quite a character for their commercial about the importance of putting sunscreen on young children when spending the day on the beach. The only problem is that the commercial was meant to be taken seriously and it ended up bring more laughs that anything else during the recent Cannes Lions Festival where it was competing.

Nivea came up with the idea to build a rather large remote-controlled drone in the shape of a seagull which literally poops out globs of sunscreen on unsuspecting children as they are frolicking along on the beach. Yes, it looks as ridiculous as it sounds!

The company felt the sunscreen pooping seagull drone was the perfect answer to the on-going issue of parents attempting to put sunscreen on squirming children who refuse to sit still at the beach. It’s actually kind of creepy and the fact that the drone is being controlled by two creeper Nivea representatives who are watching your children while hiding in a sand dune does not make this whole scenario play out any better at all.

We could only imagine seeing this thing swooping around during a day at the beach! Too weird!

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Newfoundland Town Boasts A Very NSFW Name!


(PCM) There is always a little room for sexual humor every now and again and it never fails to cause a case of the giggles. This rings especially true when it comes to the name of a certain little town in Newfoundland that boasts an fairly NSFW name and could lead to quite a few uncomfortable conversations with your children when attempting to explain just why the name of the town is inappropriate.

We have discovered that there is legitimately a town in Newfoundland named Dildo and the good folks who reside in Dildo are referred to as Dildonians. Seriously!  We couldn’t make this up if we tried! The town is best known for their marine resources, whatever that means.

There are roughly 1,200 individuals who reside in Dildo and the town has been in existence since the late 18th century, so why we are just hearing about this now is beyond us!  There have been a few attempts to have the name of town changed to something a little less controversial, however all attempts have been blocked and the residents are quite proud of both their name and their rich heritage.

The town does however feature some hilarious named shops such as The Treasure Cover, The B&M Machine Shop, and The Mattress Store none of which happen to be a sex shop ironically enough!

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Busy Priest Leaves A Note Requesting Parishioners Make Their Confessions Brief


(PCM) Even those who have dedicated their lives to the church get busy sometimes! This was exactly the case with the priest who hilariously left a note for parishioners to keep their confessions brief and to the point due to being the priest on duty that evening.

There must have been an over abundance of confessions in this particular church to even spark the need to write such a note in the first place. The priest wanted to make sure that everyone had their fair chance at confession and penance. He probably could have added to the note to skip the confession all together and just say four Hail Mary’s!

The priests note read as follows: “Confession today (Saturday) will be until exactly 5:30pm. There is only one priest available for confession today. Make your confession direct to the point and confess only your sins and offenses. No need to explain why you did it. Thank you very much!”

Apparently, mass being delayed due to an overabundance of confessions on Saturdays is a pretty common problem at various churches, so this particular priest made the decision to take matters into his own hands and solve the issue at hand.

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Melt Your Brain With This Insane Optical Illusion, Then Find Out How It Works!


(PCM) The optical illusion that is showcased below took second place in the Illusion Of The Year contest and it has since gone viral thanks to Reddit with individuals trying hard to wrap their minds around just how this trick was completed. The illusion was created by Kokichi Sugihara at Meiji University in Japan and is called “The Ambiguous Cylinder”.

The official description of the trick found on the Illusion Of The Year website reads, “The direct views of the objects and their mirror images generate quite different interpretations of the 3D shapes. They look like vertical cylinders, but their sections appear to be different; in one view they appear to be rectangles, while in the other view they appear to be circles. We cannot correct our interpretations although we logically know that they come from the same objects. Even if the object is rotated in front of a viewer, it is difficult to understand the true shape of the object, and thus the illusion does not disappear.”

Of course we live in the day and age of the internet and we are all self-made detectives, so someone has already posted another video explaining just how this illusion was created using only the magic of 3-D printing. It is definitely still pretty mind-blowing and crazy to get a glimpse of  how our brains can process certain information and visual imagery.

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