If Only Kinki University Opened a Campus in a State Where Pot Is Legal: Tired of listening to wisecracks, Japan's Kinki University announced its name will change to Kindai University. This recalls Pennsylvania's Beaver College, which, tired of listening to wisecracks, changed its name to Arcadia University.
Made with Pure, Natural Subatomic Particles: A Colorado company claimed to have developed a drinkable sunscreen. After assuring customers their cells contain " electrons, protons, quarks, muons, etc.," the company promises to fix "tissue disharmonies by delivering beneficial radio frequencies to the cells using water as a carrier. The frequencies we use have been determined by a proprietary math formula that allows us to reverse engineer most substances."
"We Should Never Have Given Those Geckos the Vodka," Ground Controllers Lamented: Russia's space agency lost control of a biology research satellite aboard which geckos were mating.
Mega-Babe News: Model Emily Ratajkowski, who became prominent owing to the 2013 "Blurred Lines" video, wore two ounces of fabric for a GQ cover that was displayed on airport and supermarket magazine racks next to Forbes and People.
Among the most-watched videos ever, "Blurred Lines" featured Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams cavorting with topless women. Since then, T.I. has signed a major new recording contract, Williams has become a media darling and Thicke is now viewed as a misogynist. Yes, it's weird that Thicke released an album asking his estranged wife to take him back. And yes, many winced at his dance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards, but no one placed a gun to her head -- she went along because it was good for her career.
As for the guys of "Blurred Lines," they shared writing credits on the song, all did the same egotistical dancing ("hot girls can't keep their hands off me!") and Williams produced the video with the topless wonderland effect. Yet Thicke is denounced while Williams becomes every suburban soccer mom's favorite pop star. What gives?
Soon Drones Will Be Controlled by Google Glass. You'll Walk, Text, Surf and Launch Missiles All at Once: The Air National Guard lost a drone that crashed into Lake Ontario. "Training flight" -- sure, that's what they want you to believe. One of the Navy's drones smashed into the cruiser Chancellorsville. The Air Force acknowledged a drone launched from an unnamed "forward operating location," and controlled from Nevada, crashed in the Mediterranean. Are these weird outlier events? The Washington Post reports drones are falling from the sky with alarming frequency.
Grade Inflation Comes to Pro Drafts: After the NBA draft, only six of 30 teams graded as below average. After the NFL draft, only two of 32 teams graded as below average. After the NHL draft, 93 percent of teams graded as above average.