Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rodenator Pro let's you blow up squirrels and other rodents (Google Trends roundup)

Spokane, Washington Parks and Recreation officials are under fire for their plan to use the Rodenator Pro to blow up squirrels. Above is the ad for the device. You really don't need a flashy campaign when your product is that awesome. There's a forum at the official site, which could really use more participants.

And I'm experimenting with something new. Here's a roundup of four more items I saw on Google Trends that seemed interesting:

1. 47-year old Susan Boyle appeared on Britain's Got Talent and blew everyone away with her incredible voice.

2. This is the dazzle rifle:

It emits super bright light to blind adversaries. Here's a list and photo gallery of more nonlethal weapons that could be used against pirates.

3. 18-year-old high school student Samuel Valdivia was caught having an affair with his 48-year-old math teacher, Tamara Hoffman, by Hoffman's 20-year-old boyfriend, Sixto Balbuena, who was also one of her former students. Balbuena stabbed Validivia to death (accidentally). Story and photo of Balbuena here. The only site I saw with (what was alleged to be) a photo of Hoffman was so sleazy, I won't link to it.

4. Supposedly some study indicates there's a cure for kleptomania. True or not, this sentence is priceless: "Reuters India reporting out of New York states that there is a drug, naltrexone that can help people who have kleptomania."

*Previously: What it's like to pilot a drone and have to decide in a moment whether to blow up a suspect.

*Buy ray guns at eBay.