The war against red-haired males. [Time.com]
Cryos International, the world’s largest sperm bank, recently announced that it will be turning away redheaded donors at the door. The company’s red-haired sperm supply is full up, and not often called upon. Clinic director Ole Schou told a Danish newspaper that parents are inclined to select donors who are physically similar to themselves, and red’s rareness makes it an unpopular choice.
posted by Fizz
on Oct 1, 2011 -
America at 10 MPH:
Josh Caldwell is riding a Segway from Seattle to Boston. He's already gone over 2800 miles. [This project is independent of Segway.]
posted by kirkaracha
on Oct 14, 2004 -
Oh no...not again...
In the latest twist to the long-running Ginger saga, it's now being rumored that the two-wheeled device unveiled by inventor Dean Kamen last December isn't in fact the real deal.
posted by mathis23
on Aug 19, 2002 -
The Segway revolution has begun.
"Three Atlanta, Georgia organizations are the first to buy a fleet of Segway transporters." "Fleet," what a visually scary word. Forget priests touching little boys in naughty places and the numerous wars going on in this world, the fact someone actually bought a Segway is CNN’s
new top story.
posted by Werd7
on Apr 24, 2002 -
Ginger... iMac... Yahoo?
It looks like Yahoo! is taking a page from Steve Jobs's book
, promising something that's 'so big there's never been anything like it on the Internet, or anywhere else.' Liftoff is 1 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday which, incidentally, is just after trading closes at NASDAQ.
posted by kfury
on Mar 11, 2002 -
'It', or 'Ginger' is finally here
While official announcements will be made tomorrow morning, there are a few first looks around the web.
Officially named Segway, and overhyped for a really long time, it probably be as huge as everyone has said, but looks like it definately could make things interesting.
posted by christian
on Dec 2, 2001 -
You thought it had gone away..
but Ginger appears to be back in the news again. This time it's an upcoming Inside
magazine article that purports to conclusively reveal that "IT" is a two-wheeled scooter running on a hydrogen-powered engine. After all the hype
nearly two months ago, is this the answer? Does anyone even care anymore?
posted by zempf
on Mar 6, 2001 -
gets a domain. The interesting thing is now maybe less how world-changing IT
might be (most dreamers I know, at least, have gone from wide-eyed Bradburian dreaming to the expectation of disappointment to resigned cynicism by now), but how the commercial game will play itself out. I feel all dirty now.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Jan 27, 2001 -
What is "IT"?
National Medal of Technology winner demos some kind of hush-hush invention to Bezos, Jobs, and Doerr: the consensus view is that it's bigger than the PC. Either one of the most stunning inventions of all time or one of the most stunning publicity stunts of all time. Possibly both.
posted by grimmelm
on Jan 9, 2001 -