April Fool’s Day has come and gone and hopefully you are none the worse for wear. If you’ve been a fan of Market it Write’s Monday Madeleines, you may recognize this issue’s contributors, who we’ve found reliably tweet interesting things. Do you? Enjoy!
Rubber Chicken on April Fools? Scientist Turns Feathers Into Eco-Plastic
Kit Eaton reported this interesting story on FastCompany that talks about how a scientist has come up with a way to recycle chicken feathers into plastic. Because the piece was published on April Fools Day, we did a little digging to make sure it wasn’t a put on. It’s not. The sad fact is that billions of pounds of chicken feathers end up in U.S. landfills every year. So why not do something constructive with them? Thanks to our friend and frequent contributor @Lucas_Wyrsch.
Turn Your Picture Frame into a Comic
While we don’t often pay much attention to tweets about commercial products, this one seems to have a lot of fun potential. The “Comic Strip Picture Frame” is a kit including a multi-photo picture frame along with 45 speech bubble stickers (and a pen) that let you create your own comic strip in the frame. Hmmm. A potential gift for Mother’s Day? (Not the kit, but your finished creation.) Thanks to @ruhanirabin for sharing this.
Google Developing App That Can Snap Your Face, Pull Up Your Profile
Does invasion of privacy know no bound? This post on Mashable reports how Google is working on a facial recognition mobile app that would allow users to snap a picture of someone — and then pull up that someone’s Google Profile contact information, including the user’s name, email address and phone number. Reportedly, Google is working on an opt-in model where Google Profile users would have to choose to participate. But is this taking the usefulness of apps too far? Brought to our attention by @BrettRelander.
Video of the Week
Dog Sees Mom, Just Home From Afghanistan
Here’s a video that’s sure to give your spirits a lift, especially if you have pets or a loved on overseas. In this case, a golden retriever goes to the airport to welcome home Mom, who has just returned from Afghanistan. This touching tribute brought our way by @dino_dogan.
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