Space the Final Frontier
Time for a bummer of intergalactic proportions: there probably isn’t life on Mars, not even in the form of microbes–because there’s no fart juice in the planet’s atmosphere.
Okay, “methane” is what nerds call it, but we here on Earth know it as the gas that is expelled in times of flatulence.
When was the last time you saw a good, old-fashioned Nigerian scam email? Well, it appears that a classic is making the rounds once more. No longer will mere banking-related slight of hand do the trick. Now, as VentureBeat reports, the scammers must invoke the Soviet space program.
The email at issue actually dates from 2004, but it’s recently resurfaced. The letter revolves around the sorry tale of Nigerian Air Force Major Abacha Tunde, purportedly stranded in outer space for a decade and a half:
Dennis Crowley is always saying that the original idea behind Dodgeball and Foursquare was to get people away from their computers. Checking in was a way to influence and encourage real world exploration.
Now Foursquare is partnering with ubiquitous mini-mart 7-11 to send one lucky user on a commercial space flight. The 888,888th person to log their location in front of the Slushee machine will win a free trip to the beyond.