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An Unsettling Reminder To Water Your Plants

Keeping flowers or plants in your house is supposed to make things more beautiful, not chaotic. But this vase is only balanced when the flowers have water. If too much liquid evaporates, the counter-weight pulls one side of the vase down.


The Kilogram Is Putting On Weight

There’s long been debate over the accuracy of the standardised kilogram. Now, scientists have shown once and for all that the lump of metal defining the unit of mass has been putting on some weight.


How Much Weight You Gained From Your Christmas Dinner

Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term-I mean the very short term-any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a couple of kilos of marshmallows, and you’ll have added a couple of kilos to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use it for energy. So until metabolic processes kick in, the amount you gain from Christmas dinner depends exactly on the amount you’ve decided to stuff down your gullet.


The Kilogram Is Losing Weight And That Might Screw The Metric System

We’ve long known that there were some issues with France’s ‘Le Grand K’, the international prototype for what a kilogram really is. Made in 1879 from platinum and iridium alloy, it is the perfect standard for what a kilogram weighs. The problem is it’s losing weight.


Your Alarm Clock Could Be Making You Fat

People make all kinds of excuses for being a little overweight. But a new study suggests that tensions between our biological clocks and enforced working hours could be making us all pile on the pounds.


Did You Know Earth Is Getting Lighter Every Day?

Earth is getting 50,000 tonnes lighter every year, even while 40,000 tonnes of space dust fall onto our planet’s surface during the same period. So, why are we losing so much weight? You will be surprised.


Your Kindle Gets Heavier As You Add Ebooks To It

Moustachioed UC Berkeley computer science professor John Kubiatowicz told the New York Times that your Kindle gets heavier when you add ebooks. Don’t worry, though, you won’t feel it with your hand, or with any scale that we’ve ever created.


Projection Scale Embarrasses You Into Weight Loss

Here’s a new weight loss tool that uses public humiliation to force you to lose weight. Available from Hammacher Schlemmer, the projection scale will display your current weight on the wall … where everyone can see it.


A List Of Beverages For The Drinking Man's Diet

Getdrunknotfat has a mission to keep you slim and trim while you drink yourself silly. The website painstakingly compiled the calories and calorie-to-alcohol ratio of many popular alcoholic beverages. All this wonderful data is organised in a searchable chart.


Oh Great: Now Your TV Can Call You Fat

Everyone knows how closely correlated TVs and weight gain are. You know—looking ten kilos heavier on TV, gaining weight because you watch too much TV. Now, your TV can also tell you how fat you are. Wonderful.