Mantenna - Tuesday, October 21

October 21, 2008

Exciting news about a possible Hulk sequel, sad rumors about the demise of an Apple product, and why getting down with The Bee Gees just might save your life...all that and a whole lot more in today's Mantenna!

The Mammary Game

If you like boobs, then you'll love The Mammary Game. The game involves little skill and is basically a memory game with boobs. So all you need to do is look at breasts and remember them. The game was created by the marketing team behind the film Role Models, which stars Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott. The game comes in two versions. There is the safe for work version where the boobs are dressed up in bras and bikinis and there is the “restricted” version where the breasts are shown as God created them. [The Mammary Game]

New Zealand Men Less Manly

If you're considering a trip to New Zealand and plan on having children someday, then you may want to reconsider. A new study has shown that the quality of New Zealand men’s sperm has halved in two decades. The researchers found that the sperm volume carried by the average New Zealand male fell from 110 million to 50 million per millilitre between 1987 and 2007. This is the largest decline recorded in the Western world. The United States recorded no decline in the same period. Scientists believe the drop may be affected by “environmental toxins, diet and modern changes in lifestyle." We blame Mordor. [Sydney Morning Herald]

Hulk Sequel Gets the Greenlight

The people who make the decisions over at Marvel have confirmed that Hulk 2 is, in fact, going to be a reality. Edward Norton, after refusing to play nice during publicity for The Incredible Hulk, had everyone thinking the possibility of a second film was not great (or at least his starring in it – the recent Iron Man debacle with Terrence Howard has proven that anyone can get replaced any time). But the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has expunged these fears to Hulk-hungry fans. Also: for all fourteen fans of Doctor Strange, rejoice. A movie is in the making. [Cinematical]

Heath Ledger’s Last Film


Director Terry Gilliam’s The Imagination of Doctor Parnassus should be the last film we’ll ever see the late actor Heath Ledger in. A magic mirror is involved, which Ledger passes through several times during the film, which allowed Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to seamlessly become his character and fill the remainder of the scenes he couldn’t do. Let’s hope Heath’s last film is a good one. []

The Bee Gees Could Save Your Life

United States medics have found that the 1977 Bee Gees hit "Stayin' Alive" is the ideal beat to follow to perform chest compressions on a victim of a cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association calls for chest compressions to be given at a rate of 100 per minute in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). "Stayin' Alive" almost perfectly matches that, with 103 beats per minute. [BBC News]

Google CEO Jockeys for Cabinet Position

Remember these two things: the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) doesn’t exist yet and Senator Obama isn’t President so he can’t appoint anybody yet.  That being said, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been publicly supporting Obama and has made no secret that he is after such an imaginary position for a thus-far unelected president. Google’s “don’t be evil” corporate motto notwithstanding, we still hope we’re not getting Scroogled. [Wired]

Apple Possibly Pulling the Mac Mini


The Mac Mini, one of the cheapest computational devices in the Apple lineup, is rumored to be getting its plug pulled.  This doesn’t seem to make a ton of sense giving the plunging economy and the public perception of the Apple Tax, but evidently the Mac Mini hasn’t been pulling its weight amongst the newer, sleeker, sexier MacBooks.  Ye shall be missed, Mini. [Gearlog]

Stupid UK Cops to Get Talking Gas Cap Reminders

Police in Essex, UK have caused more than $71,000 in damage to fleet vehicles over the past five years by filling them with the wrong type of fuel. The problem has become severe enough that the department added yellow flaps over the filler reminding drivers which fuel to use, along with a voice prompt that announces the required fuel type whenever the filler cap is opened. Finally, just to be extra sure, a restrictor has been placed in diesel filler necks making it nearly impossible to insert a gasoline nozzle without using excessive force. [Telegraph]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, October 20

Friday, October 17

Thursday, October 16

Wednesday, October 15

Tuesday, October 14

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