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(Co.Exist)   Scientists develop a wearable landmine detector. Duh, we already have that. It's called a shoe   (fastcoexist.com ) divider line
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468 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Jan 2014 at 9:25 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-09 09:33:43 AM  
dnrtfa, but I'm assuming the scientists developed a shoe with more tensile strength than most?
 
2014-01-09 09:35:57 AM  
I don't even feel all that bad for laughing at that headline.
 
2014-01-09 09:46:57 AM  
It's a detector that fits into a shoe. Fortunately it works from a few feet away.
 
2014-01-09 09:49:24 AM  
Don't worry, they're not meant to kill you. Only castrate you.
 
2014-01-09 09:52:39 AM  
The downside is that it sounds exactly like a cell phone ringing.
 
2014-01-09 09:58:48 AM  
A friend in the army once told me any vehicle can be a landmine detector... once.
 
2014-01-09 10:42:51 AM  

GameSprocket: I don't even feel all that bad for laughing at that headline.


Neither do I. And that was my MOS in the Marines. :-)

/1371
 
2014-01-09 11:36:40 AM  
Headline should be "Designer draws artist's conception of wearable landmine detector that can fit inside a shoe once scientists perfect the technology to fit an landmine detector inside a shoe."

Seriously, the design competition entry handwaves the "how" with "because nano-technology":

At this time the problem that the project would be the technology in terms of the template because according to our research is carried out by means of nano-technology which would be very expensive to do in a country like Colombia and would require external entities, of other countries, for the successful completion of the project.
 
2014-01-09 11:54:41 AM  

GameSprocket: I don't even feel all that bad for laughing at that headline.


Yep, that one made me LOL. Good thing the desks in front of my office are currently unoccupied. I hope to see this one in the HOTY competition.
 
2014-01-09 12:40:04 PM  
Excellent headline, subby
 
2014-01-09 01:48:33 PM  
but this one's reusable...
 
2014-01-09 02:44:33 PM  

Mikey1969: GameSprocket: I don't even feel all that bad for laughing at that headline.

Yep, that one made me LOL. Good thing the desks in front of my office are currently unoccupied. I hope to see this one in the HOTY competition.


Siberian Khatru: Excellent headline, subby


I'm subby and this shows up in my submission queue, but it isn't my headline. The person who approved it changed the submitted headline, so I think that would automatically disqualifying it from HOTY.
 
2014-01-09 03:02:05 PM  

Feepit: Mikey1969: GameSprocket: I don't even feel all that bad for laughing at that headline.

Yep, that one made me LOL. Good thing the desks in front of my office are currently unoccupied. I hope to see this one in the HOTY competition.

Siberian Khatru: Excellent headline, subby

I'm subby and this shows up in my submission queue, but it isn't my headline. The person who approved it changed the submitted headline, so I think that would automatically disqualifying it from HOTY.


What was yours? Was it as good, better? I haven't had many Greens, so I've never had this happen, kinda defeats the point of having the snappy headline if they just arbitrarily change it, if you ask me.
 
2014-01-09 03:04:33 PM  

Mikey1969: What was yours? Was it as good, better? I haven't had many Greens, so I've never had this happen, kinda defeats the point of having the snappy headline if they just arbitrarily change it, if you ask me.


It is the first time this has happened to me, so I'm not sure how I feel about it.

I forget the wording of mine exactly, but it was something along the lines of, "Device developed to tell you when you've stepped on a mine, how long you have left to live."
 
2014-01-09 03:50:08 PM  
This is like finding our wrestling is fake.
 
2014-01-09 05:18:29 PM  

Hack Patooey: Don't worry, they're not meant to kill you. Only castrate you.


"The Big Red One", right?
 
2014-01-10 10:50:55 AM  

Feepit: Mikey1969: What was yours? Was it as good, better? I haven't had many Greens, so I've never had this happen, kinda defeats the point of having the snappy headline if they just arbitrarily change it, if you ask me.

It is the first time this has happened to me, so I'm not sure how I feel about it.

I forget the wording of mine exactly, but it was something along the lines of, "Device developed to tell you when you've stepped on a mine, how long you have left to live."


That's a complete re-write. I've had a bunch of greenlights, and they've only been tweaked a few times, and substantially changed only once or twice. Once you figure out how you feel about it, you might want to send a note to Farkback.
 
2014-01-10 11:24:18 AM  
Good now make it in kid sizes.
 
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