“I saw you might need assistance?”

We’ve been talking about patents in some classes this week, and the patents for novel and unusual ideas that sometimes garner Nobel and Ig Nobel Prizes.

This patent seems worthy of the Ig Nobel Prize. It’s a shopping cart that can read your pulse and temperature. Read the article to find out why Walmart thinks this is a good idea.

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Knife massage

This ancient tradition is still popular in Taiwan, says this video. Many students (and teachers) may want something like this today, after staying up late to watch Japan in the World Cup. A loss in the game, but an advance in the tournament! 👏 ⚽ 🎉

Understatement! —

“It is very dangerous … if you hit the wrong area, it will be painful and you might bleed.”