Week’s 5 Most Popular Stories: Oct. 18-Oct. 24, 2010

by Matt Forcey

 

Determined by your clicks!

1) World’s Only Manufacturer of Hand-Built Cars: Bristol Cars

Bristol Cars is a manufacturer of hand-built luxury cars, based at Filton, near Bristol, England. Bristol Cars has no distributors or dealers and deals directly with customers; they have a showroom in Kensington in London. They claim to be the last wholly British-owned luxury car builder.

 

2) Glowing LED Tattoos, The Next Big Thing in Body Modification?

Although they’ve seen a surge in popularity over the past decade, tattoos are basically created the same way they have been for eons.  Ink forced under the skin by a sharp implement.  Now, thanks to an international team of researchers, led by John Rogers at the University of Illinois, subdural illumination could soon be coming to a tattoo parlor near you. 

 

 

3) My Brain is Ignoring My Nose! Kooky Song of Mind Blowing Facts

Songster Jonathan Mann stumbled on to a really wonderful thread on Reddit.com about the most mind-blowing facts people could think of.  He collected a bunch of them and made this song!

 

 

4) iPhone Controlled QuadraCopter with SpyCam

Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or an iPad®.  It was initially designed for the Apple platforms and will be also available on other platforms in the next few months.

 

 

5) Chicago Highway Ripens Into Hothouse Vegetable Farm

Called “Feeder”, the plan would take over all or part of the current Ohio Street Feeder Ramp (which provides access from I-94 into downtown Chicago), on which is envisioned the construction of multiple pyramid-shaped greenhouses, gardens and landscaped areas.

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