Monday, April 17, 2006

Under the Radar

  • In Japan, a telecommunications company is synchronizing seven different smells to parts of the new Colin Farrell movie, “The New World.” A floral scent accompanies a love scene, while a mix of peppermint and rosemary is emitted during a tear-jerking scene. Critics say the new technology isn’t necessary because most movies coming out of Hollywood already stink.

  • A new class of devices aims to convert mechanical energy created from body movement into electrical energy. One inventor said, “You could envision having these devices in your shoes to produce electricity as you walk.” So any batter facing the Royals could provide enough energy to light Kaufmann Stadium.

  • Fossils discovered in Utah are from a new birdlike species resembling a turkey. Geologists reached this conclusion when they also found fossils of cavemen asleep in Lazy-Boys near a TV.

  • Pop star George Michael hit three cars while trying to park his SUV in London early Sunday. It’s Michael’s first multi-hit record in a decade.

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