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Rocket Science Ice Cream in Nappanee, Indiana makes your ice cream while you wait. How, you ask? Well, that's the great part: You pick out the fresh ingredients you like, combine it with an ice cream based mix, and everything is "flash frozen with liquid nitrogen which is set at 32 degrees below zero." And, presto, your very own made-to-order ice cream.
Hummingbirds are quite remarkable little creatures. In the video below, you'll see how a hummingbird shakes water from its body to get dry. According to the BBC, "The delicate bird shakes its head with such acceleration that it can reach a g-force of 34 (Formula 1 racing cars typically reach less than 6g). This mid-air manoeuvre takes just 0.1 seconds and removes almost all of the water droplets from its feathers."
In response to the massive flooding in Thailand, some resourceful folks have built makeshift vehicles and structures. Check out the gallery below for some very clever "flood hacks."
For today's image we ask — what's your Google-ing style? Do you keep to the first few pages of your search? Or do you stray into the dark nether regions of the Google ooooooo's?
If you're anything like me, you've probably signed up for e-mail newsletters and/or mailing lists that now completely dominate your inbox. Well, Hotmail has a solution. It will attack all that "semi-legit e-mail" you thought was a good idea at the time, but now find oh so annoying. Find out how Hotmail plans to combat this "graymail" in the infographic below.
Today, many leaders in the technology industry are leaving school to begin their start-ups. So the question must be asked: Is education or experience more important to the future of a fledgeling tech company? Check out the infographic below to find the relative success rate of start-ups whose founders focused on education versus experience.