Pillow Talk is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a chest sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one.

Volkswagen South Africa invites readers of Auto Trader magazine to “eat the road” with an entirely edible ad.

Ad Week says one of the ad’s supposedly consumption-safe ingredients is propylene glycol, which the EPA warns may cause “brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities,” so you probably shouldn’t actually eat it unless you’re into those things.

POP POP! It’s a find from across the pond! Luke Youngblood recently took a paintball bomb for the team on NBC’s Community as the enigmatic Magnitude, but back in 2001 and 2002, he attended Hogwarts as Lee Jordan in the first two Harry Potter movies.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Adam, a healthy young man with a nice live in girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) who one day, on a routine check up, finds out he has a severe type of cancer. The news is a shock to his best friend (Seth Rogen), mother (Anjelica Huston) and of course, his girlfriend. He begins to go through chemotherapy, see a psychologist (Anna Kendrick) but Adam finds it impossible to process that this, could, be the end of his life.

Damn Nature U Scary: The full force of an EF5 tornado, succinctly illustrated in Joplin, Missouri.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – April 18th, 2011
A surgical team performs a c-section during a power cut in Abobo Sud Hospital in Abidjan. A week after the end of the military standoff in Abidjan, very few hospitals are open, and Abobo Sud has been handling thirty deliveries daily. MSF has been supporting Abobo Sud Hospital since the end of February. At the peak of post-election violence, MSF was treating 25-30 conflict-related wounded every day from mid-March to 11th April.

Photo: Ivory Coast 2011 © Peter DiCampo/Pulitzer Center

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Mark Zuckerberg Kills His Own Meat.

In a revelation reminiscent of elephant killing GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons, Mark Zuckerberg told Forbes that he will only eat animals that he kills himself.

Zuckerberg is not an avid or successful hunter so he admits that he is “basically vegetarian.” However, he has already killed a pig, goat, and a chicken by going to California “kill your own animal” farms. Friend and chef Jesse Cool recalls the time Zuckerberg even “cut the throat of a goat with a knife.”

The Facebook founder says this change in diet is part of a personal journey to create a more “sustainable” diet where he understands the value of his food. He tells Forbes:

I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they enjoyed eating pork, they really didn’t want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive. It just seems irresponsible to me.

Kudos to Mark for not wanting to pay other people to do his dirty work for him. Hopefully having to look every animal in the eye before he takes a bite will make him turn from being “basically vegetarian” to full-on vegan over the course of his “personal journey.”

I still find the whole thing quite bizzarre.

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