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Clicks of the Day: Nov 25, 26, 27 2011 Weekend Edition!

Welcome to the three-day roundup …

Weekend Edition (November 25, 26, 27) of Clicks of the Day!

(I only do one Clicks of the Day post for the weekends so that I can actually have a weekend, lol. And amount of content will fluctuate depending on how much of a weekend I actually have!)

  • Cyborg search-and-rescue insects’ power source unveiled
  • “Efforts to create an army of cyborg insects are being pursued by a team of US-based engineers.”

    Oh. Good. Because nothing can go wrong with this plan. Ugh.

  • Why Flight Attendants Talk Like Space Aliens
  • “Inserting superflous “dos” and “go aheads” grabs a passenger’s attention early in an announcement, so the flight attendant doesn’t have to repeat himself.”

    Makes sense :) By the way the Air Canada flight attendant I had during my weekend trip in September was TERRIBLE.

  • Will you Occupy Christmas?
  • “Adbusters, the Vancouver-based magazine, is urging its disciples to “Occupy Christmas” by boycotting holiday gift shopping.”

    That is a very silly proposition.

  • Canon EOS 1000D washes ashore in BC, Canada, SD card reveals it was lost at sea for over a year
  • “Marcus Thompson, found the DSLR washed up near a wharf while on a diving job in Deep Bay British Columbia, Canada and decided to take it home to find out what could be salvaged.”

    Amazing that photos could still be salvaged!! and great that the owner of the camera has been identified too!

  • Tech Buzzwords Make Shortlist for Word of the Year
  • “Here’s the full U.S. shortlist for 2011′s word of the year… Bunga bunga… The 99%… Arab Spring…”

    I don’t even know what “Squeezed Middle” – which won for word of the year – even is!

  • This Week In Apple Rumors: iPad 3, iPhone 5 With NFC And A 2012 iTV
  • “An original iPad 3 prototype had a 3D screen. However, the source said that the design was scrapped because Apple “didn’t want it to be a gimmick.” The source did not rule out Apple returning to 3D screens in the future, so start saving up now for your 3D iPad 47.”

    I hope Apple doesn’t do 3D screens I think the Nintendo 3DS – while glassesless – is terrible and 3D TVs seem so useless when you need a jillion different items to make it work. Also:

    “The website Patently Apple, which covers Apple patents, uncovered a patent that Apple secretly purchased from Swedish researchers that could give iOS devices the ability to scan and recognize your face.”

    Lol, Apple wins so many patents!! But facial recognition, it was only a matter of time.

  • Man builds girlfriend $125 iPad
  • “Wei Xinlong, a college student at the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, really wanted to make his girlfriend, Sun Shasha, very happy. He knew she would love to be in possession of the world’s No. 1 passion possession, the iPad. However, he didn’t have the money to effect that love. So he set about building an iPad from scratch.”

    Wow how cute is that!!! Gotta love geek love.

  • Eat more to lose weight
  • “Snacking, or eating mini-meals can be a very effective weight loss and weight maintenance tool. Eating at regular intervals thought the day, keeps you from being hungry and also keeps your blood sugar and energy levels more even. Snacking is an effective way to bridge those long intervals between meals.”

    Just have to make sure you’re eating healthy food… lol.

  • RIM takes steps toward becoming a digital wallet
  • “Research In Motion Ltd. is stepping up its move into mobile payments, announcing a pilot project in Spain that will see a version of Telefonica Digital’s Wallet technology deployed on BlackBerry smartphones.”

    Lol. I’m always surprised when someone announces they’re actually investing into RIM, lol.

  • NASA rover on its way to Mars
  • “The rover is now on a lengthy journey – almost 570 million kilometres – before its scheduled landing on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012. NASA’s newest mission is its most ambitious yet, and space enthusiasts around the world are on the edge of their seats to see if the trip will be successful.”

    Includes a Canadian-made sensor. Yay, Canada! I hope it finds aliens out there! :)

  • Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: The Danger of Avoiding Tough News
  • “Functioning members of American and Canadian societies who are unaware of the goings-on in the world would rather actively avoid tough news than exercise effort to learn more. Ignorance is cyclical and conscious—and that’s as scary as any economic or environmental disaster.”

    I am all about the news but I find a topic I definitely try and stay away from is anything animal cruelty-related. Is that ignorant of me!? It just makes me cry and sad for humanity.

  • Americans Spend More in the Search for Happiness—And It’s Not Working
  • “Research shows that Americans’ spending has increased over the past few decades as people literally try to buy happiness… But money and material possessions will not bring you happiness, and not only that, they can cause more harm than good.”

    I don’t know I feel like if I didn’t have money woes I’d be a lot happier each month, lol.

  • Fake Doctor Used Cement and Super Glue for Butt Enlargement
  • “The Miami Gardens resident uses a concoction of super glue, tire sealant, cement, and mineral oil to plump up unwitting patients’ curves – as well as her own, evidently. If that sounds dangerous to you, that’s because it absolutely is! Morris is now being charged with practicing medicine without a license.”

    Disgustingggg.

  • Quebec youths arrested after 12-year-old girl was doused with gasoline
  • “Three adolescent boys were arrested in Saguenay, Que. on Friday after a 12-year-old girl was doused with gasoline.”

    Absolutely messed up. Terrible parents too no doubt…

  • Injuries reported after bus carrying hockey team rolls
  • “Several members of the Lakewood Midget AA hockey team are in hospital after their bus, which was taking them to a game, rolled on Highway 16, about 20 minutes east of Hinton early Sunday afternoon.”

    Really sad since that same athletic club dealt with the freak death of Kyle Fundytus just two weeks ago…

  • 10 Bodily Functions That Continue After Death
  • “Death doesn’t need to stop you from doing all the things you enjoy, as long as the things you enjoy are pretty basic. Certain bodily functions continue for minutes, hours, days, and even weeks after death.”

    Including your nails and hair, peeing, pooping and even giving birth?! Eep.

  • We dream in order to ease our painful memories
  • “Dreaming effectively functions as a way for the brain to process painful memories and systematically take the edge off them. While it obviously can’t erase our traumas, it appears that such deep sleep does have some serious anti-stress benefits.”

    What about for people who don’t really have painful memories? (Or else I’ve blocked them all out lol)

  • Offbeat trees steal the seasonal show
  • “Christmas trees are designed to stand out, but some of them stand out even from the standouts. Feather trees are one example; Whoo-ville trees are another.”

    Cute tree trend! I always wanted to get the Charlie Brown Christmas tree from Urban Outfitters, lol.

  • How To: Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Wall Art
  • “Instagram photos aren’t just for sharing online anymore. You can turn them into photo books, frame them in four-inch bamboo shadowbox frames, create a collage with them on iPhone cases, turn them into iPad screensavers and now, print them on canvas for your wall.”

    Pretty sweet quality too! Something to look into in the future for sure.

  • Loneliest seal in the world, shunned by her colony for being ginger, is now the centre of attention at Russian zoo… and loving it
  • “Things are looking up for the little ginger-coloured seal pup whose fate touched the world after being rejected by the rest of its sleek black family… Two months on and Russians have taken the rare albino seal – who turns out to be female – to their hearts.”

    Such great news!!! So happy for this seal.

  • [Video]: Kittens vs. Slide
  • “Kitten siblings take turns making mom go after them down the slide.”

    This is ADORABLE!!!! So, so cute!! hehe. What a good mother cat, well it wasn’t fast enough to help the second kitty but lol.


Thor Photo of the Day:

Thor’s newest friend for the holidays!


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Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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