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March 31, 2014 | by  | in News | [ssba]

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While killing suspected terrorists and those that happen to be close to them is A-OK, using drones to deliver beers takes things a bit too far, at least for the US government. The US Federal Aviation Association has ruled that Lakemaid Beer are breaking their rules around drones by delivering beer to 30 ice fishers in Minnesota. It wasn’t the beer itself – more the height they were flying, the populated areas they were flying over, and the weight of the cargo. The FAA are reviewing their rules in 2015, so the future looks bright for drone-delivery. Unless you live in Pakistan.

Man’s best friend is finally stepping it up a bit, moving away from guarding and companionship and into online brand management. Yup – you can pay money for your dog to learn to take selfies. Just wait, it gets even whiter. Despite the fact that taking pictures of cool dogs is one of the funnest activities available to the modern human, for a cool £150 ($288), London-based City Dog will teach your dog to take selfies, learn to skateboard, or do some “dog parkour”. If I was shelling out almost $300, I’d want my dog to do all three simultaneously.

You’ve probably planned out who gets all those mint-condition Heroes comics when you die, but what about your boobs? While our bodies decay, all the shit we put in them – prosthetics, pacemakers, implants – stay remarkably useful. A US charity collects and recycles unwanted prosthetic limbs, sending preloved legs to Ghana to be modified for reuse. Breast implants tend to stay within the body they died within, and burn away if the body is cremated, but anything metal may be collected right from your ashes. A Dutch company named OrthoMetals collects 250 tonnes of death metal from all over Europe. Your first filling could eventually find its way into a brand new sports car; isn’t the circle of life beautiful?

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