Linked by David Adams on Sat 1st Dec 2012 19:43 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs I need everybody's help. I was selected as a finalist for the local science museum's contest to identify the innovation that I would most like to see invented and create a small exhibit about it. I put in a huge amount of effort to make a very well researched and prepared presentation, and even built a kid-friendly museum exhibit and presentation to illustrate my idea. The winner gets a trip to Italy. But get this: it turns out the winner is going to be determined by an easy-to-game online poll. So I feel like an idiot for spending so much effort, because the person with the most Facebook friends is going to win. Please help me fight for justice for voting for my project. (It's project #1). Update: Somebody was stuffing the ballot box, so they enabled some fig-leaf anti-cheating protections and reset the vote.
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by Boomshiki on Sat 1st Dec 2012 22:29 UTC
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Normally I roll my eyes at these kinds of posts. When I read the list, I was surprised that it was legitimately the best candidate. Solor paint was a close call but in the end, humanity would be better off with ninjas to keep our bodies in shape.

Maybe adapt them to counter the effects of 0 gravity on the human body?

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