City Of Boston Is Allowing Smokers To Vote With Their Butts

Boston-cigs

(PCM) The city of Boston has come up with quite a unique idea for getting rid of the dirty cigarette butts that often litter the city’s streets. They have no placed special receptacles in seven select higher traffic areas of the city that allow smokers to vote on a simple question.

The cigarette butt receptacles each feature two disposal holes and each is decorated with a question that only has two possible answers. Smokers can answer the question by tossing their butt into which answer they agree with more.

For example, one butt receptacle asks smokers: “Which superpower would you want?” Smokers can deposit their butts in an opening for “Flight” or for “Invisibility.”

It is definitely a unique way to collect survey data and have some fun while attempting to clean up the city streets.  The cigarette butt receptacles in total cost the city about $3,000, however compared with street clean-up costs, it is definitely more of a bargain.

The receptacles are part of the city’s Neat Streets program and users who would like to suggest a question to be printed on the next round of butt receptacles are urged to tweet suggestion to #NeatStreetsBros.

 

City Of Boston Is Allowing Smokers To Vote With Their Butts was contributed by a Myth

NASA Claims Meteorite Did Not Kill A Man In India

Meteorite1

(PCM) The news recently broke that a bus driver was killed and three other people were injured in India after being struck by a meteorite that rained down upon a college campus. It would have been the very first confirmed death due to the impact of a meteorite, however it now appears that this may not be true.

Witness’s on the scene recall hearing a large explosion and authorities recovered a black, pockmarked stone from the site of what appears to be a large crater five feet deep and two feet wide. The image has been circulating online and many initially felt that it resembled the type of indentation that a meteorite would make if it crashed upon the earth, however there was no meteorite shower predicted nor observed on that particular day. Experts say it would have been an incredibly rare phenomenon.

NASA has weighed in on the controversy and they say according to the New York Times, “the photos posted online were more consistent with a “land-based explosion” rather than something from space. NASA goes on to say that death by a meteorite explosion is so rare that one has never been scientifically confirmed in recorded history.  There have been some meteorite related injuries over the years but no deaths.

Meteorites are cool to the touch when they land and NASA feels that the image taken in India more than likely appeared to be nothing more than a common earth rock.

NASA Claims Meteorite Did Not Kill A Man In India was contributed by a Myth

Conspiracy Theorists Claim Ancient Greek Sculpture Depicts A Laptop Computer

Ancient-lap-top

(PCM) Conspiracy theorists are now claiming solid evidence of time travel, as they feel the ancient Greek sculpture, “Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant” depicts the female assistant holding a laptop computer with two USB ports.

Historians are countering this claim by saying that this assistant is actually holding a wax tablet, however we have to say it does look eerily similar to a laptop. The ancient Greeks were using wax tablets since the 14th century B.C.

The conspiracy started after YouTuber “StillSpeakingOut” brought up the sculpture saying “I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer. But when I look at the sculpture I can’t help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information and various aspects.” Seems almost like an ancient description of the internet.

The J.Paul Getty Museum has an image of the sculpture on their website with the following description “the sculpture shows a woman “Lounging in a cushioned armchair… [She] reaches out to touch the lid of a shallow chest held by a servant girl.” It was created in approximately 100 B.C.

Paranormal investigators and conspiracy theorist claim that it is the holes pictured in the side of the box-shaped object that appear to be USB ports that support their claim. They say that those types of holes do not appear in ancient Greek depictions of objects such as ladies’ vanity cases, jewel boxes, or wax tablets, so therefore it must be a depiction of an object from the future.

Either way it is definitely food for thought. What do you think? Evidence of time travel or just a wax tablet?

Conspiracy Theorists Claim Ancient Greek Sculpture Depicts A Laptop Computer was contributed by a Myth

Gimme A Break! Woman Is Seeking A Lifetime Supply Of Kit Kat Bars

Kit-Kat1

(PCM) A 20-year old college student by the name of Saima Ahmad definitely has an appetite for Kit Kat bars, as she is seeking a lifetime supply of them from the manufacture after purchasing some defective ones. It is unclear whether or not she just purchased from a bad batch, however Ahmad claims that out of the eight Kit Kat bars she purchased, none contained the crispy wafers inside, which happen to be a Kit Kat staple.

Ahmad was so angered at the lack of wafer that she penned a letter to Kit Kat’s parent company Nestle to express her displeasure, as well as, request a lifetime supply of the candy as compensation. Her letter reads as follows:

‘The truth of the matter is; manufacturers owe a duty of care to consumers. The specific duty you owe in consistency in your manufacturing process. The failure to take due care in the manufacturing process resulted in a product being defective. As a result I feel as though I have been misled to part with my money and purchase a product that is clearly different from what has been marketed by Nestle. The loss I have suffered is of monetary and emotional significance. I would like a full refund of the defective pack of KitKat I purchased. I have also lost my faith in Nestle. Clearly, if I wanted to purchase a confectionery item that is purely chocolate, I would have purchased a bar of Galaxy. I would therefore like to request a life-long supply of KitKat so that I can act as a means of quality control – it appears you need me more than I need you.’

Ahmad goes on to stress what an important issue this is and hopes she will find support with others who have been disappointed by the company in the past! So far there has been no word from Nestle about a response to Ahmad letter or if she will indeed receive her lifetime supply of chocolate, but hey, a girl can dream!

Gimme A Break! Woman Is Seeking A Lifetime Supply Of Kit Kat Bars was contributed by a Myth

Is An 11 Minute Flight Between New York And London In Our Future?

Antipode

(PCM) You may think that this is impossible, however industrial designer Charles Bombardier is currently working on a new project called The Antipode which is a plane designed to fly between New York and London in just 11 minutes.  This idea gives us extreme anxiety just thinking about it!

Bombardier explains that the plane would work by climbing quickly to 40,000 feet using rocket boosters and would only hold 10 passengers who would be traveling at the insane speed of 12,430 miles per hour. To put it in perspective, an average 747 plane flies at only 570 miles per hours.

Thus far there are no prototypes of the plane, so this is all in theory. Bombardier’s previous project called The Skreemr would have traveled at Mach 10 speeds, which is faster than the speed of sound. It never got off the ground because of issues with heating and a giant sonic boom sound.  The Antipode would be set to travel at Mach 24, alleviating the issue of the sonic boom sound and it uses a technique called “long penetration mode,” “which would use a nozzle on the aircraft’s nose to blow out air and cool down the surface temperature.

It could be several years before any type of prototype for the Antipode is ready for human testing and we are certainly not in that big of a hurry!

Is An 11 Minute Flight Between New York And London In Our Future? was contributed by a Myth

Norway Woman Believes She Is Actually A Cat Born In The Wrong Body

Nano-Cat-Girl

(PCM) A 20-year old Norway woman is claiming that she has now made the realization that she is actually a cat that has been accidentally born into a human body. She also claims to have scientific proof, as she goes on to reveal that she made the realization that she was really at cat at age 16 after doctors discovered a “genetic defect” in her DNA.

Despite the fact that, Nano, looks very much like a 20-year old human girl, she dons cat ears, a fake fluffy tail and crawls around the floor on her hands and knees. She says that she also has the ability to communicate with cats that are born into their correct bodies, like a cat whisperer of sorts.  We are thinking crazy cat lady all the way, but hey, you never know!

Nano believes that she has been a cat all her life and lists the fact that she hates water, likes to meow and has great hearing to further back up her claim. Even her best friend Svein is supportive of Nano’s claims saying that the two communicate through cat language and he, himself, has three personalities, one of which is actually a cat.

Nano says that psychologists tell her that she will “grow out” of the cat behavior, but she certainly feels otherwise!

 

Norway Woman Believes She Is Actually A Cat Born In The Wrong Body was contributed by a Myth

WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15
Loading..