The coronation of King Henry VIII to the throne is being liveblogged on Twitter, a full 500 years after the event. The British king was coronated on June 24, and the feed will cover all events, using documentary evidence to create the tweets. It is being handled by the Historic Royal Charity, which believes the King would have been very fond of Twitter, had it been around during his rule. He already has three updates, you can follow @IAmHenryVIII.
It’s sad how insecure some people feel, and while this gadget sounds ludicrous, people are actually going to buy it. Portable Lie Detector depends upon variations in a person’s voice to detect nervousness and decide if it is a truth or lie. The maker claims a good degree of accuracy for the device, and says it works very effectively over phones, especially mobile phones, owing to the digital nature. The lie detector costs $59 at Amazon.
So… who wants a cute beer?
Officials have admitted that they misspelled Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. The mistake has been going on for years, but a local newspaper Worcester Telegram & Gazette has been trying to highlight the mistake since 2003. A study was carried out, and they determined that Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg was the correct spelling, in place of Chargoggagoggmanchaoggagoggchaubunaguhgamaugg (the difference is at position 20, where an “u” is replaced by “o” and at position 38 where an “h” replaces “n”). The study went on to find another variant of the name.. the 49 alphabet “Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.” People usually refer to the lake as Webster Lake.
Seriously, some people have too much time on their hands.
SteriShoe by Shoe Care Innovations, Inc. is designed to sanitize the insides of shoes. This innovative product uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and fungus that house in your shoes. It takes about 45 minutes to completely clean a shoe. The design is practical and it just fits into any shoe without affecting the original shape of shoes. It carries a price tag of $129.95.
Bring in the Putt up or Shut up Rug Kit and get your own miniature golf. Each rug comes with 8 modular tiles to increase the par level which starts at par 3 and goes up to par5. And if you’re new to golf then don’t worry the kit comes with a map to help you play and create different course variations. It is priced at $139.99 for a 3-foot by 6-foot tile area.
Dell has launched a new notebook, the Studio 15. It comes with a 15.6-inch 720p-capable 1366 x 768 LED backlit display. And that, most likely is the selling point. It gets a 2 MP webcam, b/g WiFi, USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, gigabit ethernet, audio in/out, Firewire and a 34mm ExpressCard slot. Blu-ray drive, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA are optional. Prices begin at $649.
Only if it were as simple as simply clubbing recycled paper and wires, designer Dana Otto’s lamp wouldn’t be all that impressive. The Paper Mache Lights design is impressive because of its subtle execution, and good looks. Once you switch on the lights, the effect just gets better.
Eye Rings are different because they hold “eyes” that blink. These eyes come from vintage dolls, those from the ’40s that had blinking blue eyes. The ring is made of sterling silver, which is textured and oxidized. Handcrafted by Vicky T. Hunt, the rings cost $131.
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Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Chronograph Zero-Zero-Two definitely has one very long name, but it compensates with the good looks. It is accurate down to a quarter of a second, and comes in cases made of stainless steel, white gold and pink gold. You get to choose from rubber or Hermes Epsom calf leather straps. While you’re at it, you may as well get the bezels encrusted with diamonds and sapphires.