What Would Darth Drink?
Picture it. You’re a Jedi knight. Things are going good. But then you fall to the dark side of the Force. Things are still pretty much ok. But you’re thirsty. Plain old clear water might do the trick, but you yearn for something more. Something darker. Something black. You need blk: Black Spring Water ($2.50). Blackened by fulvic trace minerals (not pure evil), which play a critical role in plant life, this stuff can also be helpful to humans, delivering powerful electrolytes, trace minerals, and a high pH without any artificial dyes or colorings, carbs, calories or sugar. Lemme hear you say, “blkkkkkkkkkk. I am your wa-tah.”
$50 Million Dollars Well Spent
If you and your cosmonaut friends have said it once, you’ve said it a million times—gravity is for suckers. Apparently, Southern California design firm BRC Imagination Arts agrees, and have thunk up a Zero Gravity Roller Coaster ($50,000,000) accordingly. The $50 million dollar Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster on earth, reaching 150 mph, and dropping its passengers a stomach-tumbling 418 feet. And within those 418 feet, they’ll experience the feeling of weightlessness for up to 8 bodacious seconds. Inspired by NASA astronaut training plane the “Vomit Comet” (not kidding), the Kingda Ka’s computer system takes the weight of its passengers into consideration, and adjusts its speed accordingly, to extend the sensation of zero gravity for several additional seconds. And, quite fittingly, each of the cars is outfitted with a drain, in case you and Sergei lose the caviar and cocktails you had for breakfast.
Don’t You Love It When A Plan Comes Together?
With lovenests, bachelor pads and pied-a-terre’s scattered in every corner of the globe, it can be to remember what’s where, and even er to tell your interior decorator where you need a Conmoto Fireplace, ProNest Hammock or Octopus Chair. Well, now there’s an app that. MagicPlan is an ingenious creation that can measure the size of room, draw up its floor plan with a few simple swipes and taps, then create a DFX file (to import into CAD software like AutoCAD or SkUp), a PDF document, JPEG images or even a complete website with an interactive floor plan. It’s all based on technology that uses a gyroscope to accurately localize points in 3D, so since the iPhone 4, 4S, new , 2 and iPod Touch 4 all have built-in gyroscopes (who knew?), it’s compatible with any of those devices. George Peppard was right—it IS awesome when a plan comes together.