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Monday, 17 September 2007

Thought provoking questions + Incredible new inventions + 2007 Emmy Awards

Can you cry under water?

Can Bald people have Hairline fractures?

What's the difference between a novel and a book?

How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?

If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

If a doctor suddenly died while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?

If there's a wheelchair-bound comedian, is it still called "stand-up"?

Why do they call someone "late" if they died early?

Why are the adjectives 'fast as' and 'slow as' often used in conjunction with hell, is hell slow or fast?

If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the royal family?

Why are red buttons always the most important?How is chess considered a sport?

If you get chemo-therapy do you lose your pubic hairs?

Would you die if you didn't pee?

Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?

Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?

Can anyone answer any of this questions?

Incredible New Inventions

Driverless Taxi's are expected in the UK in mid 2008

People will live without a pulse
Heart swap patients will live without a pulse - thanks to a thumb-size robotic replacement organ from the Texas Heart Institute that produces a constant flow of blood.

A library of knowledge online
A vast online library of books is coming from search engine Google. The £110 million project is scanning 15 million out-of-copyright titles.

Online school lessons
School lessons will be recorded online for absent kids. You'll even see lectures from other schools. The best teachers could become mini-celebs.

Talking ovens
Revolution in the kitchen with talking ovens from Sanyo that program themselves by scanning barcodes on food packs. Appliances will be online, booking their own repairs and ordering groceries as they get used.

Robot PAs
Remote-controlled robots will finally become part of everyday life. Speecys Corp are developing the ME-RAI-RT to follow you around like an obedient PA, reading out emails and reminding you of appointments.

Brave battlefield rescues of injured soldiers may one day be a thing of the past as the US military is developing a robot that can recover wounded or kidnapped fighters. The remote-controlled Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (or Bear for short), will have a teddy bear-style head and will be able to travel over rough terrain while carrying a casualty securely in its arms.

The spying saucepan
Police have unveiled a 3ft "spy drone" that can track crooks and terrorists. The crewless, remote-controlled helicopter uses CCTV to record images from 1,600ft above ground. It is virtually silent and has night vision to flush out suspects in the dark. Merseyside police were impressed after the drones were first used by the British Army. Assistant chief constable Simon Byrne said: "This is a cost-effective way of helping to catch criminals."

A car that drives itself
Fed up of driving? Get a car that drives itself. The Chinese have fused satnav and cruise control technology in a no-hands car - the FAW Hongqi HQ3 - that does entire journeys at up to 90mph, even stopping at traffic lights.

Just got HD high definition telly? Stand by for Toshiba's SED-TV which is 100 times sharper. Boffins reckon it's the final generation of conventional TV before we leap to 3D!

2007 Emmy Awards that took place on Sunday September 16th 2007: Winners and pictures.

Host of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Jon Stewart celebrates the show's win for best variety, music or comedy series.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC.

Actress Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy") celebrates her win for best supporting actress in a drama at the 59th Annual Primetime

Actress America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") celebrates her win for best actress in a comedy series.

Actress Jaime Pressly ("My Name Is Earl") holds her award for best supporting actress in a comedy at the 59th Annual Primetime.
Be back tomorrow with some juicy gists...see y'all then...Ciao!


Aijay said...

I want one of those robot PAs!!

Anonymous said...

yeah, if noone buys tickets for the movie, the cinema will stop showing it a.s.a.p.....I remember cos All Saints (remember them?!)had a movie out some years ago and only 14 people watched it in 2 days, so by day 3 the cinemas had pulled it out!

AMAZONIA said...

a novel is almost always fictious in nature, a book is a text which can be of any genres.. at least thats what i believe. I know that i have learnt more from my books than my novels..

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