Click your Bluetooth heels three times to call an Uber

iStrategy Labs' Dorothy is a mobile app and Bluetooth-based switch (called the Ruby) that slips into your shoe. Click your heels together three times and it triggers an action on your smartphone like calling an Uber.

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Zombies would lose the war because Vultures would peck them to bits

David Mizejewski with the National Wildlife Federation explains why birds would help us make short shrift of the Zombie apocalypse: "Many birds feed themselves by scavenging on dead things.

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Edward Snowden interviewed by Lawrence Lessig

It's a fascinating, hour-long session in which Snowden articulates the case for blowing the whistle, the structural problems that created mass surveillance, and why it's not sufficient to stop the state from using our data -- we should also limit their ability to collect it. The Slashdot post by The Real Hocus Locus provides good timecode-based links into different parts of the talk.

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Music: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," Ella Fitzgerald (1956)

A favorite.

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WATCH: Bug spray for calm masked robber

A woman working at a convenience store calmly sprayed aerosol insecticide at a masked robber who, in turn, calmly walked away.

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1955 Chevy Nomad emerges from 40-year hibernation

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Justin Pinchot just sent us a video of his new pride and joy, a 1955 Chevy Nomad wagon. More

Wouldn't it be great if a billboard could actually read your mind?

Said no one, ever. Except, apparently not: the "data scientists" of Posterscope are excited that EE -- a joint venture of T-Mobile and Orange -- will spy on all their users' mobile data to "give profound insights...that were never possible before"

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WATCH: Synchronized windless kite flying

Matt and Shannon Cyphert of MTP Studios introduce us to the sport, art, and people of windless kite flying in this beautiful trailer. More

Lil Dicky's Lemme Freak: NSFW anthem for guys with no game

Lil Dicky is one of the funniest novelty song artists working today. His newest NSFW ode to modern manhood will ring true to both guys and those who have to endure guys' advances. More

New Yorkers: To avoid Ebola, don't eat Ebola-infused poop or snot

Noted. Thank you, New York 1 anchor Errol Morris. We'll just go back to eating the poop and snot of people who are Ebola-free.

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Get Oculus Rift VR feature 'Banshee Chapter' free today

Oculus Rift fans can download 'Banshee Chapter' free today from Jamwix. Released in 2013, the 3D horror film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond has been repurposed as a virtual reality feature. More

Music: "30 Days In The Hole," Humble Pie (1972)

Durban poison may indeed be the solution for urban noise.

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WATCH: Slow Loris eating a rice ball

Watching this classic video of Kinako, born in a Japanese pet shop, eating a rice ball is a delightful way to start my Friday.

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WATCH: Burmese cats return from brink of extinction in Myanmar

One of the casualties of Myanmar's 1962 coup was the Burmese cat, which had to be repatriated from from foreign pedigreed stock about ten years ago. Wong How Man of China Exploration and Research Society describes how he reintroduced them. More

WATCH: Sugar in liquid nitrogen glows when exposed to UV light

Mikhail Svarichevsky demonstrates an interesting phenomenon: supercooled sugarcubes briefly glow green when exposed to UV light. Don't tell Insane Clown Posse about this baffling miracle. More