Do you want your Baby to Look like a Celebrity?

 

There really is no good reason to feel uncomfortable engaging in a conversation about a sperm bank. There are a number of perfectly understandable reasons to utilize the services of such a place, and I do believe that people should be able to have children if they want to, and its certainly none of my business how they go about it. There isn’t too much new in the sperm business these day, but there is something you may not have heard about…
California Cryobank, a reproductive tissue service, is offering a Donor look-a-like program, offering you the subjective input of the Cryobanks’s employees who let perspective parents choose a baby-daddy who they think looks like your favorite star. So if you want a “baby like Beckham” this may be the place for you. If a donor looks like more than one famous person, they will list them all for you, making it easier for you to visualize what your offspring may ultimately look like.

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Lavazza makes Coffee for your Fiat


I know I am not alone when I tell you that I can’t even begin to engage my brain in the morning without a cup of coffee. Okay, truth be told, it’s two cups of coffee and without it, everyone knows to not even talk to me. I often wonder how caffeine-free people make it through their day, or how they get anything done. One of these days I’m going to have to quit drinking coffee, but it’s not going to be today!
Especially since Lavazza (famous coffee maker) is making the first ever car coffee maker, to be offered as an option on the brand new Fiat 500L. Imagine, cruising down the road, with the aroma of freshly brewed espresso wafting through your luxurious new Fiat. With your brew bubbling right between your front seats, and plugged into its very own power source, you will have everything you need to keep you going.

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Ancestry by DNA – Finally Answers the Question, Where do I Come From?


Everyone has a unique family history, but some folks seem to know more about who and where they come from and others would like to know more, but there isn’t really anyone left to ask. I have found that even the people who have a firm grasp on their family story recognize that the story always ends somewhere, obviously well before the actual beginning. Where do we all really come from? Who were our ancestors? I only know about my great-great grandmother, who came before her? at least tell me where she came from…
Well, it probably won’t give you all the answers, but it’s an interesting start, check out Ancestry by DNA offering unique DNA tests that can answer some questions about your percentages of European, Indigenous American, Sub-Saharan African or East Asian ancestry. So if you’re wondering where your real roots lie, this may be the test for you… and you might be very surprised at what you find.

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Do you Think these Clothes are Going to Clean Themselves?


Few things strike as much dread into the middle of my day as much as the laundry. I think its right up there on my list of things I have learned to hate the drudgery  of quite a long time ago. Vacuuming, kitty litter emptying and laundry. Hate em. We’ve put a man on the moon, how come I’m still doing this stuff the way my mom used to? Sure the washing machine is bigger and higher tech… but its the same boring job.
Well, scientists might actually have my best interests at heart. Mingce Long and  Deyong Wu say they have developed a fabric coated with titanium dioxide (think suntan lotion ingredient) That breaks down dirt and kills different microbes when exposed to certain kinds of light, more specifically, their product can clean itself when exposed to sunlight… very nice.

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Smart Textiles – Get a Charge out of your T-Shirt


I can still fondly remember my Sony Walkman, and I was one of the first kids on the block to have one of those suitcase phones. I also remember the astronomical bill for a lousy half hour of talk time, which was all that thing could handle. No doubt batteries have gotten much more efficient, and a heck of a lot smaller… but, can we do better?
Well, what about charging your devices with your clothes? Have you heard of Smart textiles? Changing ordinary fabrics like cotton or polyester into a sort of rechargeable battery, you may someday be able to charge your cellphone, right in the pocket of your shirt. Awesome.

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Virgin Galactic – Commercial Spaceline, Big Dollars and no Peanuts.


I often sit out on my patio gazing at the moon and stars and wonder just what kinds of secrets the Universe may hold. So many little kids dream of being astronauts, I guess I might have too… but I have a myriad of control and claustrophobia issues, probably best left for my “psychiatrist in a box” post thats coming up tomorrow. In the meantime, check out spaceflight opportunities for the rest of you.
Virgin Galactic Founder Sir Richard Branson revealed at the 2012 International Airshow in Farnborough that the company has now actually accepted deposits for the suborbital flights from around 529 brave men and women, all ready to become first time astronauts. All this as a life-sized replica of the flying machine SpaceShipTwo was unveiled at the show.This news comes following the recent testing that confirms all major components of SpaceShipTwo’s rocket system’s have been qualified for powered flight, leaving the craft on track to actually “lift off” before the end of the year.

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Yves Rossy's Wingpack – For the Love of Flying

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Last night I had a dream that I was flying, when I woke up I realized that since the beginning of time man has wanted to be able to experience the joy of singular flight, to be able to soar like a bird on wings of their own. For me, I think it was just the banana split I ate before bed, but it made me look up gadgets that could let you fly anyway…
Check out Yves Rossy’s Jet Powered Wing, having always wanted to fly in the most natural way possible this Swiss ex-military pilot has devoted most of his time to developing, and perfecting his ability to fly like a bird with ridged carbon fiber jet wings that span about 8 feet, and are powered by 4 small but powerful jet engines underneath.

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Yves Rossy’s Wingpack – For the Love of Flying


Last night I had a dream that I was flying, when I woke up I realized that since the beginning of time man has wanted to be able to experience the joy of singular flight, to be able to soar like a bird on wings of their own. For me, I think it was just the banana split I ate before bed, but it made me look up gadgets that could let you fly anyway…
Check out Yves Rossy’s Jet Powered Wing, having always wanted to fly in the most natural way possible this Swiss ex-military pilot has devoted most of his time to developing, and perfecting his ability to fly like a bird with ridged carbon fiber jet wings that span about 8 feet, and are powered by 4 small but powerful jet engines underneath.

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Kiddie Voice – No Child Left Behind


It was just a day or two ago that I told you about the Child Minder safety alarm. I found it a shame that our hectic lifestyles could put any of us in such a haze that we could actually forget our child in the backseat of the car. It’s an unbelievable tragedy and I thought the 70 dollar safety alarm had its place, even if it saved just one kid.
But can the interest of safety go to far? As of February, one Florida county has an ordinance  that requires all licensed daycare centers to install alarms in school vehicles that remind drivers to check for children upon vehicle shut off, and of course a patented  device called Kiddie Voice was there to meet the call. Kiddie Voice, was specifically designed to make the driver walk to the back of the van or bus in order to deactivate the system.  This  feature ensures that drivers check all the seats before they leave the bus.

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Commercial Free DVR – How can it Survive?

 

I watch a few less commercials on television these days. I just fast forward through them. In the old days commercials were when you went to get snacks or put the clothes in the dryer. I’m hard pressed to think of a television commercial that I have seen in the last 6 months that I was glad I watched. Maybe I just missed all the good ones, for all the things I really wanted… that would be my luck.
DVR’s have made it easy to just fast forward through those irritating blurbs about junk you don’t need, and they can condense your half hour shows into a quick 20 minutes, and now, The Dish Network is offering a brand new auto-skip feature on it’s DVR’s that actually lets viewers press a single button to eliminate all the major network commercials altogether, no fast forwarding required. Could this be the future of TV?

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