mental_floss Blog & IQ-tips: remote control etiquette My wife and I were fighting over the remote the other night—literally fighting—when it flew out of our grips and went sailing across the room, nearly destroying a ceramic baby rattle from about 350 B.C., which someone had once given me as a present. After wiping my brow and turning the remote over to her so she could watch her stupid show (and what other adjective could be used to describe the "other" person's show but stupid?) I decided to hunt around online for some etiquette tips we could agree on, laminate, and keep on our Noguchi coffee table (knock-off, of course) for the next round. Not only did I find some tips worthy of lamination from this great article over at the BBC, but just look at the contributors! ("10 tips" found after the jump.)
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Etiquette International - Cocktail Party Panache Don't you just think the world of someone who extends a wet, ice cold hand for you to shake? And, aren't you simply overwhelmed by guests who look like they're practicing juggling 101 every time they meet someone new? Of course not. Nor is anyone impressed by your social savvy when you behave like a bungling amateur at an affair. However, cocktail party panache is easily mastered. By learning a few simple rules and by practicing some easy maneuvering, you, too, can handle canapes and cocktails with panache and make impressive first impressions.
Experience Human Flight Experience Human Flight from InfinityList on Vimeo. Sometimes you have to slow things down to comprehend how far humans can push themselves. Experience Human Flight is a collaboration between French jump champs the Soul Flyers and several top Australian skydivers put under their charge. SHE SAT PERTLY "She kissed me on the mouth. Her mouth tasted like iced coffee and cardamom, and I was overwhelmed by the taste, her hot skin and the smell of unwashed hair. I was confused, but not unwilling. I would have let her do anything to me." Zoologger: Houdini fly inflates head to break walls - life - 24 November 2010 Video: Watch a fly inflate its head to break through a wall and escape Zoologger is our weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms – from around the world Species: Cacoxenus indagator
Cool Stuff: Adidas Originals Star Wars Collection Adidas Originals has teamed up with LucasFilm for their Spring/Summer season line, which will include a special Star Wars collection of footwear and apparel. The new collection hopes to seamlessly fuse “inspiration from legendary Star Wars characters and scenes with iconic adidas Originals silhouettes.” You will begin to see some of these pieces hit Adidas Originals stores and other select retailers in January 2010. More photos after the jump. Cool Stuff is a daily feature of slashfilm.com.
Workplace Bathroom Etiquette — The International Center for Bathroom Etiquette Rule the First: No Business in the Bathroom That’s right, you heard it here. Do not, under any circumstances, be you man or woman, conduct any business in the bathroom. At best, participants will be distracted. Take a virtual ride down a mountainside on the world's scariest 'rollercoaster' By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:51 GMT, 24 November 2011 For some people the mere thought of skiing down a mountain is off-putting enough. But this Austrian alpine-coaster offers what is perhaps the most frighteningly fast - and seemingly dangerous - downhill descent there is. The single-pipe ride, which is located in Mieders, usually provides tourists with a slow, open trek down the mountainside. But one hardy adventurer recorded video footage of himself hurtling down the steep incline without applying the brakes. The result is a terrifying downhill plunge in small, open-topped car that appears to teeter on the edge of flying off the rail as it rounds tight bends.
Lovely Derrière Home Ask me anything Submit Archive Problem-solving bacteria crack sudoku - tech - 16 November 2010 The appeal of sudoku has spread to the prokaryotic world. A strain of Escherichia coli bacteria can now solve the logic puzzles – with some help from a group of students at the University of Tokyo, Japan. "Because sudoku has simple rules, we felt that maybe bacteria could solve it for us, as long as we designed a circuit for them to follow," says team leader Ryo Taniuchi. The team begin with 16 types of E. coli, each colony assigned a distinct genetic identity depending on which square it occupied within a four-by-four sudoku grid.
A MANUAL OF ETIQUETTE "There's nothing in the world like etiquette, In kingly chambers or imperial halls, As also at the race and county balls." Tempest Freerunning Academy Looks Like Real-Life Video Game Think of the Tempest Freerunning Academy as parkour meets video games. Unlike similar academies, this one comes with its very own Super Mario Bros. inspired area. Video after the break. [via Likecool - Gizmodo] Interesting Posts Around the Web