Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

The Five Worst Inventions

The Smile Police
Employees at Keihin Electric Express Railway in Japan have their smiles scanned by software to maximize cheeriness

The Jane Austen Monster Mashup Novel
It started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Please let it end soon.

Snuggies for Dogs
It's bad enough that humans wear "the blanket with sleeves." Do we have to put them on dogs as well? Do we really?

The Gas-Mask Bra

You have to admire the good intentions of the inventor who made a bra that converts handily into a pair of gas masks

Computer Critics
A new standardized test in the U.K. will use software, not humans, to grade student essays. Shakespeare wept.