Vibrating Socks

From Mentalfloss:  “Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are trying to revolutionize the way Americans dry their clothes.  They’re working on an ultrasonic dryer that vibrates moisture out, instead of evaporating it with heat, making the dryer more efficient and safer to operate.”

Vibrating clothes?  It’s like a dance party for your laundry.  Isn’t science great?  [more]

Periodic Table

On March 6, 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table of elements to the Russian Chemical Society.  Had he not done so, high school students everyone would be unaware that Thallium has an atomic mass of 204.38.  But in case you need a reminder, pick up these nifty periodic table socks from Urban Outfitters.

Happy Birthday Alexander Graham Bell!

FOREVER 21 Telephone Ankle Socks

On March 3, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born.  Twenty-nine years and four days later, he patented1 the telephone.

Bell’s famous invention came from years of working with the deaf and hearing-impaired.  But despite its success, he refused to have one in his study, as he found it an intrusion on his scientific studies.

Though the telephone has evolved and given use plenty of new innovations, it has also led to these hideous things.


1. patent #174.465