Man Stops Subway Doors With His Probably Fake Penis Bulge

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Anyone who takes the subway has experienced the annoying people who can’t quite squeeze in the car, keeping the doors from closing and the train from leaving.

It’s usually an arm, a leg or perhaps a purse. But it’s likely never a penis bulge or a fake one used for a prank.

Until now.

Watch this man and his probably (hopefully) fake penis bulge board a packed train car and stop the doors from closing with his awkward protrusion.

Dare you not to laugh.

Deep-Fried Maple Leaves

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WHAT: Momiji Tempura

MADE OF: Maple leaves preserved in salt for at least one year, then dunked in a sweet tempura batter and fried for 10 minutes. The leaf doesn’t have any actual flavor, its primary function to provide a pleasant crunch at the center and to shape the dessert. Since the batter is the sole source of taste, vendors experiment and will add their own special ingredients, such as sesame seeds.

FOUND: Tourist traps in Japan, where else.

A smart tattoo implanted under your skin? Meet the next wave in wearables

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They say consumer technology is a lot like surfing. You have to know the exact time to catch a wave, because before you know it, the next one is closing in.

underskin_lead_handshake.tif.824x0_q85_crop-scaleThe folks at NewDealDesign, a San Francisco-based design house that’s the creative brains behind the popular Fitbit fitness tracker, believe the next wave in wearable technology is not a smart watch, or a calorie counter, or a camera that looks like a small kaleidoscope. This time, they’re going beneath the surface.

As part of FastCompany’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign unveiled its take on what wearable technology will look like in five years. They called their concept “Project Underskin.”

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

“Underskin is a vision for what could be for wearables,” NewDeal’s CEO, Gadi Amit, told From the Grapevine. “Implanted or tattooed devices are happening – it’s not a matter of if, but when – and with that, we wanted to create a more human look at what that near future looks like. Not dystopian, cold sci-fi, but ambient and personal.”

The backbone of Project Underskin is a sub-dermal tattoo that would be implanted into your hand and would interact with everything you touch. You’d be branded with the ability to unlock your door, track your health or exchange information with a handshake.

Before you start conjuring images of humans being herded like cattle to special high-tech tattoo parlors, consider the source.

Amit is a veritable superstar in the design world. Born in Israel, he graduated from the Bezalel School of Art and Design in Jerusalem. After a few years working for model makers and industrial design firms in his home country, he moved to Silicon Valley in the early 1990s. In 2000, he left his job at Frog Designs to start his own firm. He’s won more than 70 awards, including Designer of the Year by Fast Company in 2010. In addition to the popular activity tracker Fitbit, his company’s portfolio includes Google’s Project Ara smartphone, the Better Place electric vehicle charging station, and the Whistle, a smart dog collar. Last year, he was selected by First Lady Michelle Obama, a big Fitbit fan, to receive the National Design Award, which honors excellence, innovation and lasting achievement in design.

When Amit makes forecasts about industry tends and timelines, people tend to take notice. So although it sounds far-fetched and, frankly, a little terrifying, Amit and his team can say with a great deal of confidence that the world is, indeed, ready to tattoo themselves with data.

A San Francisco design house says it’ll happen in 5 years. Here’s how.They say consumer technology is a lot like surfing. You have to know the exact time to catch a wave, because before you know it, the next one is closing in.

The folks at NewDealDesign, a San Francisco-based design house that’s the creative brains behind the popular Fitbit fitness tracker, believe the next wave in wearable technology is not a smart watch, or a calorie counter, or a camera that looks like a small kaleidoscope. This time, they’re going beneath the surface.

As part of  FastCompany’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign unveiled its take on what wearable technology will look like in five years. They called their concept “Project Underskin.”

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

“Underskin is a vision for what could be for wearables,” NewDeal’s CEO, Gadi Amit, told From the Grapevine. “Implanted or tattooed devices are happening – it’s not a matter of if, but when – and with that, we wanted to create a more human look at what that near future looks like. Not dystopian, cold sci-fi, but ambient and personal.”

The backbone of Project Underskin is a sub-dermal tattoo that would be implanted into your hand and would interact with everything you touch. You’d be branded with the ability to unlock your door, track your health or exchange information with a handshake.

Before you start conjuring images of humans being herded like cattle to special high-tech tattoo parlors, consider the source.

Amit is a veritable superstar in the design world. Born in Israel, he graduated from the Bezalel School of Art and Design in Jerusalem. After a few years working for model makers and industrial design firms in his home country, he moved to Silicon Valley in the early 1990s. In 2000, he left his job at Frog Designs to start his own firm. He’s won more than 70 awards, including Designer of the Year by Fast Company in 2010. In addition to the popular activity tracker Fitbit, his company’s portfolio includes Google’s Project Ara smartphone, the Better Place electric vehicle charging station, and the Whistle, a smart dog collar. Last year, he was selected by First Lady Michelle Obama, a big Fitbit fan, to receive the National Design Award, which honors excellence, innovation and lasting achievement in design.

When Amit makes forecasts about industry tends and timelines, people tend to take notice. So although it sounds far-fetched and, frankly, a little terrifying, Amit and his team can say with a great deal of confidence that the world is, indeed, ready to tattoo themselves with data.

“We’re moving into a situation where these objects of electronics and digital thinking will become inherent to our existence,” Amit said in an  interview with CNet. “We already see that with the mobile phone. I think it’s the most personal object you have … People immediately jump to the conclusion that we’ll be cyborgs. Actually, my goal in designing is that we won’t be cyborgs. We’ll actually become more human and more free from the technology.”

Cyborg or not, Amit emphasized that Underskin is strictly in the concept stage right now. There are no prototypes, contracts or Kickstarter campaigns. This is simply a realistic vision for what NDD thinks the industry will look like in five years.

“Quite frankly, any new technology creates fear and uncertainty,” Jaeha Yoo, NDD’s director of experience design, told From the Grapevine. “For whatever reasons, new technology is often wrapped up in issues of freedom and individuality, but what we’re proposing is more about how we deploy technology for human ends rather than how technology can control human actions. We see Underskin as a facilitator. An ambient augment to your daily life. Interestingly, as we went deeper into the concept, the security concerns were actually alleviated by an idea like Underskin. This concept would return the site of identity to the body.”

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This is an illustration of the design behind Project Underskin. The concept involves implanting digital tattoos under the skin. (Photo: NewDealDesign)

Yoo said Project Underskin was not meant to replace or counter the wearables movement, but rather bring new ideas to existing concepts.

“There will be a place for any number of different formats of devices, including Underskin, and they will all be connected and work together – we like to think of it as the Personal Area Network – with the phone as the hub,” he said. “But each of these devices will have a purpose and a way to fit in.”

Wannabe Playboy Model In Ecstasy Trafficking Bust

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A wannabe Playboy model and a male associate were arrested by federal agents after flying into a California airport from Las Vegas in a private plane loaded with a massive cache of Ecstasy pills and powder, according to court records.

Acting on information that the plane may have been involved with the smuggling of drugs or currency, investigators questioned the duo upon landing last Thursday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

kristaboseleyfb1 (1)Krista Boseley, 30, and pilot Gilles Lapointe, 61, were both carrying large sums of cash that they claimed to have won the prior evening at the Bellagio casino. The pair, both of whom are Canadian citizens, subsequently had their bags searched after a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of narcotics.

As detailed in a U.S. District Court complaint, agents found about 30,000 Ecstasy pills in Lapointe’s luggage, and another 28,000 pills inside the plane. The aircraft (seen below) also contained nearly 90 pounds of powdered Ecstasy and a “GPS Tracker Detector” that, investigators allege, is used by drug smugglers “to determine whether law enforcement has placed a tracking device on their vehicles or planes.”

Boseley, pictured above, and Lapointe were arrested after agents found the Ecstasy stash. Boseley denied knowledge of the drugs being trafficked or “anything illegal.” Lapointe, however, appears to have made incriminating statements to agents, though they are not detailed in the felony complaint charging the duo with conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

kristaboseleyfrontFollowing Boseley’s arrest, investigators learned that she had been stopped last year by Los Angeles Police Department officers who found her with more than $40,000 in cash. “Boseley stated at that time that the money belonged to someone else.” She was also found in possession of a receipt showing that Lapointe’s plane had been refueled at the Santa Barbara airport.

Boseley, who has worked as a real estate agent in Vancouver, is a tattoo enthusiast who once posedfor a series of naked photos during a Playboy open call. Her Facebook page is filled with assorted affirmations and musings, like “Don’t judge someone because they sin differently than you.” In her last update, on October 3, Boseley reposted a graphic announcing, “Yes, I’m crazy. No, you can’t have some.”

A federal magistrate has ordered Lapointe locked up in advance of an October 24 preliminary hearing. Boseley’s custody status is not detailed in court records, nor is she listed among inmates being held by the federal Bureau of Prisons or the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Breasty Russian Billboards Cause 500 Accidents In A Day

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The stunt, by an advertising agency specialising in mobile adverts, backfired after police sent out patrols to round up all the vehicles and impound them until the risque images could be removed.

Motorist Ildar Yuriev, 35, said: ‘I was on my way to a business meeting when I saw this truck with a huge photo of breasts on its side go by.

‘Then I was hit by the car behind who said he had been distracted by the truck. It made me late and left my car in the garage, and although I am insured I am still out of pocket.’

I was hit by the car behind who said he had been distracted by the truck

Furious drivers across Moscow have reportedly bombarded the agency with compensation claims.

A spokesman for AdvTruck.ru, which ran the promotion said: ‘We are planning to bring a new advertising format onto the market, encouraging companies to place their ads on the sides of trucks, as we thought this would be a good alternative to putting them on the sides of public transport.

‘We wanted to draw attention to this new format with this campaign’ he explained.

And he added: ‘In all cases of accidents, the car owners will receive compensation costs from us that aren’t covered by their insurance.’