Brainiac Drugs, Helmet Lightning, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Robot Can Control Your Arms with Electrodes

Over my dead... wait, it's potentially helper robot for injured folks? Oh. Well okay then, just this once. And only if you don't make me hit myself over and over again, however hilarious it would look to outside observers. [IEEE Spectrum]

Tesla Helmet Way Less Cool Than Electricity Should Be

LIGHTNING SHOOTING FROM YOUR HEAD sounds awesome! And would be, if it were anything more than the wee sputtering managed by this Tesla Coil helmet. Wonderful idea, execution could be a touch deadlier in my opinion. [UberGizmo]

Brainiac Drugs, Helmet Lightning, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

Drug Use Correlates with High IQs

Okay, hippies. Here's your excuse roll a fat blunt, or whatever it is you do, and convince yourself that it's because you're a genius. And then get a damn haircut, why don't you. [CNN]


Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.