Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saving space in your fridge: square watermelons!

For years consumers struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators. And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around.

But 20 years ago a forward-thinking farmer on Japan's south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem. The farmer, from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture, came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon which could easily be packed and stored.

Today the cuboid watermelons are hand-picked and shipped all over Japan.

Here is another space saving idea from Japan

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Is dropping out of school key to success?

Interesting article by Apple founder Steve Jobs.

"I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?"
Read the rest of the article.. or watch video here

Other famous college and school dropouts: Bill Gates, Sergey Brin (Google founder), Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Michael Dell (Dell computers), Henry Ford.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The most flexible man alive.

Five time Guiness Record holder, The Rubberboy is the most flexible man alive

Friday, April 4, 2008

Unusual street art.

Plain trash bags placed over subway air shafts.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Flying penguins found by BBC programme.

The BBC presents a remarkable footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution. "The film reveals nature's stunning glory in exciting and unexpected ways, so much so that it defies belief," said Mr Jones.

Telegraph TV: Watch footage of the flying penguins