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. 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.
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. 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.
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A man bought 12,150 pudding cups in one weekend so he could rack up enough airline miles to fly to Europe For once, a fun story in a chain email is actually true! As part of a promotion, Healthy Choice was offering 500 frequent flyer miles to anyone who purchased 10 Healthy Choice products. David Philips recognized that if he purchased individual cups of pudding at 25 cents apiece he could easily rack up a lot of miles. He ended up with 1.25 million frequent-flyer miles for roughly $3,000. That's the equivalent of 31 round trip tickets to Europe, or 42 tickets to Hawaii! He also donated the pudding cups to the Salvation Army and local food banks, and was able to write off the donations on his taxes.
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. 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. The Daily Meal: The Ultimate Guide to Starbucks' Secret Menu