I Survived The Apocalypse T-Shirt!I had a dream and that dream was to create a t-shirt to commemorate my triumph in surviving through the end of the 13th Mayan Baktun. We have entered into a new age of enlightenment–taken the first step into the next 5,000-year epoch and you should celebrate with me by buying the shirt that commemorates our triumphant survival. My beautiful girlfriend, Sophia helped me realize my dream by building a website from scratch, which you can reach by clicking here! She also recruited world-renowned designer Stewart Scott-Curran, who has worked on impressive projects at Coca-Cola, Nike, Umbro, CNN, the World Cup and many others. Buy the shirt that proves you survived. Only $12.21 (get it?) plus shipping! Buy today! Yeah!
Robotics scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have taken the liberty of doing all of Skynet’s heavy lifting and designed mini-flying “quadrotor” helicopters that can fly in formation. The sound they make can only be described as a swarm of locusts descending upon your town to devour everything in sight. The applications of these things for Skynet are pretty obvious. I can only speculate that next they’re going to strap weapons to them and put them on an autonomous network patrolling our borders. What could go wrong?
*Update! Here’s a TED talk by the guy behind these flying menaces.
The phenomenon is reported here on io9.
From the story: What exactly are we hearing in these YouTube videos posted by people who claim they’ve recorded ear-splitting roars coming from the sky with no explanation? Here you can see one of the latest, recorded in Budapest, Hungary last week. Conspiracy-lovers are calling them “apocalyptic sounds.” Whatever they really are, they’re freaking creepy. Are they jet engines attached to UFOs, bizarro weather, or pure fakery?
-Annalee Newitz, io9.com
The sounds have been reported in Arizona US, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Alberta Canada, Budapest, The United Kingdom and others. What’s going on? Is it a worldwide hoax? A sign of the Apocalypse? An unknown weather phenomenon?
I leave you with this: