Babies think a robot is human as long as it acts friendly. Japan’s latest rockstar is a 3D hologram. Marvel comics get Tron Legact varian covers. Spain holds the first National Siesta Championship. Hong Kong McDonald’s begins offering wedding packages. We discuss the myth of the 12 year old McDonald’s hamburger. Google Street View cars collected emails and passwords. A japanese engineer built a kick ass robot to kill wasps in his lab. China now has crab vending machines that vend LIVE crabs. Warner Brothers wants an Inception sequel.
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This week, how to beat the Westboro Baptist Church. Chinese root server is shut down after DNS problem. April Fool’s Day hijinks ensues with the voice command copier prank. A French dude “fingerhacked” Obama’s Twitter account. GoDaddy ceases regitering domains in China. Introducing, the vortex junction – the next generation of roundabouts. The ISS is set to get a “Man Cave” module. A mafia boss in Italy was betrayed to the police by his Facebook account. A new trend in Carbon-14 dating in the wine world reveals that 5% of vintage wines may be frauds. Plus, the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air discussion topic.
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This week, a teenager falls into an open manhole, Ecto-1 is for sale, and some researchers have reversed engineered the social security number. Want to take a ride in a ferrari? Find this out this week on “What’s the Rumpus?” plus this week’s Fark Headline of the Week.
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