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

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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]

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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]


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Great comment on the CNN article.


Here's a novel idea: Why not simply ask? I have an I.Q. of 143 – I have actually tried at one point in my life to become addicted to drugs and alcohol, just to drown out my own mind. The higher your I.Q., the more you think – you analyze everything. There are no "rose-colored glasses" for those that notice everything and remember it just as clearly. Your brain never rests. The alienation comes from knowing that those around you are content with their ignorance while you wish every day you could share in that bliss. Drugs are nothing more than a tool to help us feel the way they do. I have to rely on anxiety meds now just to cope with everyday things. Surrounded by people who have no idea what it's like inside your head."

As i was reading this, well they say great minds think alike. Why can't i just be ignorant?