BeerBot Throws You Beer From Across the Room
"Ryan Rusnak, a Virginia Tech grad, clearly comprehends the beauty of ultra-utilitarian household appliances, because he and two other VT alumni, Josh Lilly and Graham Phero, developed one of the most sensible contraptions ever to grace planet Earth: the BeerBot.
This BeerBot isn't any old, robotized machine designed to retrieve your beer. It's a high-powered fridge that lets you select the specific beer you're lusting after and then tosses it to you from across the room via a phone application.
"I use the robot everyday," says Rusnak. "It just feels good to fire a cannon from an iPhone and get a beer in the process."
Rusnak says the idea stemmed from his interest in micro controllers. He wanted to see if he could devise an iPhone-controlled vending machine, so he cut a hole in a beat up mini fridge and threw some Plexiglass over it.
Using an iobridge 204 micro controller -- fancy speak for invisible electro-thing that connects phone to fridge -- allowed the physical action of vending the beer to be triggered by pushing a button on his iPhone.
"Once I had a working Internet vending machine, I wasn't satisfied," Rusnak explains to Asylum. "I called Graham to decide how we could get the beer from the fridge to the couch. After a few days of deliberation, we somehow arrived that compressed air would just be awesome."
So the two built several prototype beer cannons. According to Rusnak, they went through about a whole case of hoppe goodness before arriving at the magical number between mini punt and beer-on-ceiling.
Though the project took a lengthy three months and included a lot of clean up along the way, all that hard work was, needless to say, worth the trouble.
"Oculophilia (or Oculolinctus) is a sexual fetish (or paraphilia) for the eye. The phenomenon is described in some detail by Jonathan Coe in his 1997 novel The House of Sleep. The fetish may manifest itself in a desire for actual physical contact and interaction with the eye, including licking."
"Oculolinctus is the act of licking a partner's eyeball for sexual arousal. While the practice is somewhat rare, it is a predominantly female one; that is, more women want to do it than men. In the rarest of cases, women have been documented that need to lick the eyeball of their lover in order to acheive orgasm.
The origin of this kink is not clear, though it seems the attraction of licking a lover's eyeball is the trust and intimacy implied in the act.
Should you like to try it, remember that direct contact to the iris may be significantly more awkward or painful than licking the side of the eyeball. One should remember to liberally rinse their mouth with water, so as not to transfer spice or citrus or other painful foodstuffs to the eyeball. Also of note: oral herpes can be transferred through the eye.
"A man has died after an eel that was inserted into his rectum gnawed away at his bowels, causing agonising injuries which were eventually fatal.
The 59-year-old man, a chef, was reportedly taken to a Sichuan hospital complaining of abdominal pain, dehydration and a great deal of anal bleeding. He was soon diagnosed as being in a severe state of shock.
Doctors were mystified as to the cause, and obtained permission from his family to undertake an exploratory laparotomy. Cutting open his innards, they discovered a 50cm long Asian swamp eel lodged in his rectum.
Though dead, the eel had apparently already wrought havoc on his innards, biting its way through his intestines prior to dying. Internal bleeding and infection rapidly set in.
He was reported to have eaten a lot of eel the previous day, but otherwise doctors had no idea how the creature had got there. His condition quickly worsened.
He lingered for 10 days in intensive care but eventually succumbed to the injuries and sepsis.
The likely cause was eventually established – he had apparently been drinking with friends, and had passed out. His friends had decided it would be amusing to insert a live eel into his anus whilst he was comatose.
Police have reportedly begun an investigation."