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Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers. In a new study, researchers report that bumblebees were able to figure out the most efficient routes among several computer-controlled "flowers," quickly solving a complex problem that even stumps supercomputers.

Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers

We already know bees are pretty good at facial recognition, and researchers have shown they can also be effective air-quality monitors. Bumblebees can solve the classic "traveling salesman" problem, which keeps supercomputers busy for days. They learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers even if they find the flowers in a different order, according to a new British study.

The traveling salesman problem is a problem in computer science; it involves finding the shortest possible route between cities, visiting each city only once. Bees are the first animals to figure this out, according to Queen Mary University of London researchers. This is no small feat, especially considering the tiny size of bee brains. Condom with teeth designed to catch rapists ~ The rape aXe -it hurts! - Hartford Pop Culture.

A female condom with teeth was designed by a South African doctor to do the job that the police cannot do, catch the overwhelming amount of rapists in that country, according to Fox News.

Condom with teeth designed to catch rapists ~ The rape aXe -it hurts! - Hartford Pop Culture

The rape aXe is the invention of Dr. Sonnet Ehlers and she is handing out 30,000 of these sharp toothed law enforcers to the women in South Africa during the World Cup. This is needed in this country, which has one of the worst rape rates on the planet. The condom is inserted like a tampon and if the woman should be raped, it not only stops the rape, but sends the rapist looking for a doctor to remove it. It is designed to grip the man's penis even harder if he tries to remove it. The sharp teeth are like hooks that grab on to the penis but it doesn't break the skin, as the man tries to remove it, the condom gets tighter around his penis, causing more pain.

After the initial condoms with teeth are passed out for free, they will sell for 2 dollars a piece. Reference: Fox News. All Free Samples - Sample Products by Mail & Online Freebies! A man bought 12,150 pudding cups in one weekend so he could rack up enough airline miles to fly to Europe. The Daily Meal: The Ultimate Guide to Starbucks' Secret Menu. Frequenters of Starbucks know the situation all too well: You're standing in line, reciting the precise order of the five different descriptors that constitute "your drink," when you hear the person in front of you make a request so foreign sounding it completely throws your concentration.

The Daily Meal: The Ultimate Guide to Starbucks' Secret Menu

A Zebra Mocha? A Grande Green Eye? A Captain Crunch Frappuccino? Say what? They may sound like a far cry from the standard drip cup or your simple Mocha Frappe, but these drinks are not Starbucks folklore. As it turns out, many of your fast-food and restaurant chain favorites have "secret" menus-- places like Taco Bell, Wendy's, Subway, Chipotle, and even Jamba Juice. Read on for an in-the-know guide to the "secret" drinks at Starbucks. -Maryse Chevriere, The Daily Meal More from The Daily Meal:Drinks to Help Your Body Stay Cool Celebrities' Favorite Coffee Shops Fast Foods Chains' Fattiest Frozen DrinksBest Athlete-Endorsed Sports Drinks The Art of Farming Coffee Loading Slideshow.