Thursday, July 9, 2009

Neat from Neatorama

Neatorama was one of the many blogs I used as inspiration for this one, and remains one of the few blogs I follow on a regular basis. Singularly one of ... well ... the neatest sites on the web, but it's rare (well, rare these days) to repost anything from over there. I thought you might like these two bits.

Dr. Richard Obousy, a physics and technology consultant out of Houston, has created the first theoretical warp drive, which would move along the a wave of dark matter. The only problem, of course, is that we do not have enough understanding of dark matter to harness it.
The shape of the warpship was chosen to optimize the manipulation of surrounding dark energy, creating a spacetime bubble. How exactly the bubble would be created is still a mystery. But once the bubble gets created, spacetime at the front of the warpship would be compressed, and behind, it would expand. Inside the bubble, spacetime remains unchanged; therefore the warpship floats in the center of stationary space while the bubble moves through spacetime.
The bubble itself, containing the warpship, "drives the spacecraft forwards at arbitrarily high speeds," said Obousy. This means the warpship can travel faster than the speed of light.
The picture on the right is the proposed design of the futuristic warp ship, which he asks be built in the hopes that the he can study the possibility.

On the list of crazy records comes the record for vagina lifting, a 42 year old Russian woman recently broke the record.
According to local media, Tatiata has been exercising her vagina for fifteen years. “After I had a child, my intimate muscles got unbelievably weak. I read books on Dao and learned that ancient women used to deal with this problem using wooden balls,” she said. “I looked around, saw a Murano glass ball and inserted it in my vagina. It took me ages to get it out!”
Just in case you haven’t tried lifting weights with your vagina before, Tatiata recommends it to all women who want to improve their sex life. “It’s enough to exercise your vagina five minutes a day, ladies, and in just one week you’ll be able to give yourself and your man unforgettable pleasure in bed,” she said.
Check out the Mayo Clinic article on Kegel exercises. I have no idea if that's the kind of exercises she does, but it's good practice for people, none the less.

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