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New Study Indicates that Text Boxes Are Replacing Thought Bubbles

In his groundbreaking paper “Text Boxes Replace Thought Bubbles,” psychologist Dean Tomey showed convincingly that the time-honored thought bubble is steadily being replaced by the text box. Tomey’s twenty-year study involved fMRI, EEG, and PET scans of thinking subjects of a variety of ages and cultures. These neuroimaging techniques revealed that 93% of thinkers over […]

Three Piece Suits Newest Trend In High Visibility Wear

In the minds of most of us, high visibility clothing (also called, presumably by marketing executives who failed spelling class, ‘hi-viz’) means bright orange T-shirts that strike the viewer with palpably violent force, plastic pants of a green that leaves an after-image lasting three weeks, and hats of a yellow shade so disturbing that they […]

Are Your Tennis Shoes Tracking You?

Special News Agent Ryan Rocifero uncovered a little advertised feature of many athletic shoes: the tracking system. As the cutaway view below shows, the typical athletic shoe now contains, in addition to air cushions, a heart rate monitor, and one or more plasmapheretic catheters, a sophisticated wireless tracking system. Power for the tracking system is […]

The Necktie: Instrument of Destruction

The Origin of the Necktie1 Many years ago, I happened to glance at a book about inventions that changed history. It contained essays by different scholars (or I assume they were scholars—it was a long time ago, and I don’t even remember the name of the book), each arguing that some technology or other was […]

Style Trends: Magnetizing

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Straps, ties, and precise tailoring have been unavoidable hassles for the fashion industry until recently, when top designers have taken advantage of a new technology: implanted magnets. Top models have had thin layers of subcutaneous magnets implanted in strategic positions around their body, freeing designers from constraints and allowing them to create new and incredible […]

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