Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beware of fake plants

Greetings.

Jewish date:  30 Nisan 5770 (Parashath Thazria‘-Meṣora‘).

Today’s quasi-holidays:  International Moment of Laughter DayDon Quixote Day (invented by me, 2008).

Worthy causes of the day:  “Please Include the Temple Mount in the Heritage Plan - אנא הוסף את הר הבית לרשימת אתרי המורשת Petition”, “Support Universal Subtitles -- Allow Everyone to Watch Online Videos! - The Petition Site”, and “Tell Sen. Kerry: Don't sell out the Clean Air Act”.

Today’s news and commentary:
Symbol for a D-type Flip-flopImage of the wrong sort of Flip Flop via Wikipedia
Today’s weird thing is the Flip Flop Solar Plant.  Let me quote the description:

Mini Artificial Plant Wants to be Real
In a perfect world, plants would take care of themselves. They would fetch their own water and get their own food. And always, always, remember to ask you if you wanted anything while they were up. But alas, this isn’t a perfect world. So, we’ve done the only thing possible – found an artificial plant. The Flip Flop only needs light to survive – no batteries required. When it has enough light, its leaves will wiggle and bounce in an oddly organic way. You'll swear it was alive in an oddly 8-bit Mario style way... but alas it is not

Enjoy, share the weirdness, and wonder what the point of this is.

Aaron
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