One of the weirdest things I heard this week was while I was in a coffee shop. An elderly man went to use the loo, but came back to his family and said:

“they only had a single seater”
..so I’ll go in the other shop.

Now my weird brain automatically pictured a loveseat toilet made for two that naturally would be called a twolet, though of course could also be used for number ones 🙂 .

Unfortunately, although this idea is weird it’s definitely not wonderful, but luckily I have found some ideas around the web that are both.

Pictionary-like Google artificial intelligence that guesses what you’re drawing

weird ideas google autodraw

A new experimental app from google lets you draw while it starts to present guesses to what you might be drawing.
Read more here.

An edible and compostable future water bottle

A new product called the Ooho is a sphere of water in a gelatinous packaging which could eventually become a future eco-friendly version of the plastic water bottle.
Read more here.

Spinach leaves converted into human heart tissue

Spinach leaves stripped of their plant cells can create a vascular network like a human heart.
Read more here.

A scarf makes it impossible to take celebrity photos with flash photography

A scarf has been made which has unique properties which reflect light back into a camera so flash photograhy doesn’t work.
Read more here.

Video chat with friends and family on a mobile robot

Company Omnilabs is launching a mobile robot with a video chat screen which will allow the user the at the other end to move round your environment.
Read more here.

Amazing origami artist that helps solve real problems

Robert Lang’s origami work has helped pioneer new answers to real-world engineering problems.
Read more here.

Is Virtual reality for our own memories really such a great idea?

An interesting article which discusses the good side of virtual reality, but also the downsides. Imagine for instance how great it would be to go replay a scene with a deseased loved on. The author however believes that this could cause issues with us getting stuck in the past unable to move on.
Read more here.