Bawk!

A virtual-reality headset for chickens has been developed – to fool chickens into thinking they’re free range chickens. This device lets caged chickens peck at virtual bugs around a virtual farmyard. – Metro, 5/16/14

Not a terrorist…

A cross-country flight made an emergency landing when a large dog reportedly defecated repeatedly in the aisle. Passengers on flight 598 from Los Angeles to Philadelphia started complaining when the pooch defecated as many as three times. The smell caused several people to vomit. “The second time after the dog pooped they ran out of paper towels, they didn’t have anything else. The plane landed in Kansas City so crews could clean up the mess. – The Week Magazine, 5/30/14

Pigeon 1, Broadband 0

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An English company tested its Internet speed. It took 1 hour and 15 minutes for a carrier pigeon to deliver a flash drive over a 120 km distance. The same data (a 300mb file) was only 24% complete at 1 hour, 15 minutes over local broadband. – BBC News, 9/16/10 

Going, going, gone!

The frozen head of baseball great Ted Williams was in a freezer of cryonic company Alcor Life Extension Foundation – on a used Bumble Bee tuna fish can. When an employee was transferring the head from one location to another, he tried to remove the tuna can, but it wouldn’t budge. So he grabbed a monkey wrench, heaved a mighty swing but missed the can – hitting the head “dead center”. Tiny pieces of frozen head sprayed across the room. – New York Daily News, 10/2/09