- The satellite-launching slingshot
- The geostationary banana over Texas
- The vertical takeoff-and-launching sub-orbital spacecraft
- The dolphin boat that can leap out of the water
Technology saves another life: A bottle scavenger fell asleep in a Dumpster and ended up inside a garbage truck. He would have been compacted along with the trash had he not had his cell phone to call authorities.
Prank of the week: A bunch of people at an office covered a coworker's Jaguar with Post-It Notes and took pictures for all the world to see.
Prank of the past few decades: Two sisters have mailed an uncooked hot dog back and forth to each other for 54 years now. (This reminds me of the story of the two brothers-in-law who gave each other the same pair of pants back and forth--in increasingly elaborate packaging--for over a quarter-century.)