We roll out the week with a few things most of us never really think about. Like generating power with your rear end, crazy sports mascots, robot encounters and bowling a perfect 900 series. Maybe the heat has made us just a bit wacky. You decide.
Office Desk that Generates Electrical Power via Your Butt
Who would’ve thought someone would develop a way to generate electrical power simply from sitting on our butts? Apparently, Swedish designer Eddi Törnberg did. Thanks Andreas Warburton (@AWarb). Who says a sedentary lifestyle can’t be productive?
Eyeballs, Bagels, and a Gigantic Hunk of Wasabi
We had a good laugh reading about the crazy world of minor league baseball mascots. Our faves: the Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ Barbie Q (a racing bbq sandwich) and the Vancouver Canadians’ sprinting sushi. Mike Wiser (@WiserMike), it never crossed our minds the mascot world could be so insane. Thanks a million for the fun
10 Real-Life Robots You Wouldn’t Want to Mess With
“One glance at these eerie androids and you’ll never look at your smartphone the same way.” Eddie (@VentiMochaLite), we hope you never have a reason to stare down any of these machines. Good luck!
Video of the Week
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ate his way to his sixth consecutive win at Nathan’s annual July 4th hot dog eating contest on Coney Island. He downed 68 dogs to tie his personal best. Now that’s a lot of dogs (and calories for that matter)!
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Tell us some of the things you thought about that may surprise us or which of the mascots were your faves. Leave a comment and let us know. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)