Sunday, October 4, 2015

Two Out of Three ain't Bad!

Hey there! Glad I caught you! Always a delight to see you and share a mug of coffee and a virtual treat...I mean we don't have to 'share' the treat... you can have a virtual muffin, doughnut or pastry all of your own. Never fear... and you know what? Yesterday, I said that I had had three of my paintings accepted into the art show at the Cornwall Library. Close! I wasn't familiar with the juried process... in other words a critique and selection or rejection by a well-known artist. Focus Art was fortunate to have Pierre Giroux as the expert.

For the past 15 years, Mr. Giroux has specialized in painting interior scenes of old homes, where the architechure and play of light seems to bring to life the memories and emotions of the space. His work is available through the well respected West End Gallery in Victoria and Edmonton.

Pierre was born and raised in Cornwall, attending ├ęcole secondaire La Citadelle before heading to the Ontario College of Art and Design to further develop his natural artistic ability. During his final year, he and some fellow students headed over to Florence, Italy to study and experience the environment that has inspired so many artists.

Here, he is critiquing my 'Urban Garden' acrylic. He said he liked the painting and textures and mentioned how adding a third colour (little splashes of blue in my case) also helped the painting. He indicated that he had nothing to criticize about it. Yea!

Two of my three submissions were accepted for display and I am very happy with that. 67% ain't bad for a first try. Watching someone critique your work can lead to anxious moments but, more importantly, I learned a lot from Pierre's critique of my paintings and more than 100 others. 

If you are within driving distance of Cornwall, ON, c'mon by the library (Second and Sydney Streets) from October 5-28 and see the artistic creations of some of the amazing and talented artists we have here.

See ya, eh!


PS: Here Pierre is critiquing a painting I really liked for the treatment of the subject (Buddha).

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cornwall Library Art Exhibition

Hi ya! How are you doing today? Me? Fair to middling I reckon. Thanks for asking. Help yourself to a mug of virtual coffee and a VT, why don't'cha. Say... you know that every once in a while I tend to toot my own horn. Well, I just got three of my recent paintings included in a juried art exhibition at the Cornwall Library so it's tooting time again.

The exhibition runs from October 5-28 so if you are in the area (anywhere from Montreal to Ottawa to Massena, NY) why not c'mon by and see some of the art created by the myriad of talented artists who live in and around Cornwall Ontari-ar-i-o. 

Although the library exhibit is limited to three paintings per artist, I have several other new paintings including the two shown below: They are on display in my 'Art Cave' (my basement studio & gallery). If you're in the area, give me a call and come by for a looksee!

See ya, eh!


Flying Burbot (a type of fish), and

Sunset from a Bangkok Balcony is done but still on the you can see.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System - Second Five

Hiya! Did you try any of those great recipes I gave you yesterday? I though so. You're looking healthier already! Soon as you fill your mug and nudge a virtual doughnut onto your plate, I'll give you the other five. Ready? Here they are...

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are rich in minerals like copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron. All of these minerals are needed for healthy immune function. Low copper levels are associated with an increase in illness and infections. This deficiency can actually reduce immune cell development. Zinc is an immunity superstar because it is a natural immunostimulant, meaning it stimulates the immune system. Sesame seeds also contain a good amount of fibre, which helps to create good gut ecology.


Avocados are creamy, delicious, and are best enjoyed in salads, smoothies, or mashed into guacamole. Avocados are full of good fats, which are actually needed to help absorb other nutrients, such as carotenoids. They are rich in soluble fibre which acts like a soft sponge cleaning out the digestive system. A healthy digestive system is the foundation of the immune system, so fibre is very important.

Make this Sesame Soy Avocado recipetonight.

Bone Broth Cubes

Bone broth is a big trend right now, but you might not need a huge batch all at once. Freeze what you don't use when you make it at home in ice cube trays, then simply take out as many cubes as you need for the recipe.

Get the recipe here.


Beets contain tons of valuable nutrients like copper, vitamin C and fibre. Copper is needed to ward off infections and vitamin C is needed to promote white blood cell function. Beets contain an unusual mix of antioxidants that help the body fight off oxidative stress. Beet fibre also helps to eliminate toxins from the body, which supports a healthy gut.

Black Beans

Black beans are an excellent source of fibre. Their unique blend actually allows bacteria into the gut to create butyric acid, which helps protect the digestive tract from foreign bacteria. Black beans also help maintain the integrity of the colon, which is where much of the immune system lies. If your digestive tract is healthy and functioning properly, your chances of beating that cold are very, very high. 

Make this Corn and Black Bean Salad tonight.

So there you go...10 great ways to eat healthier and stay healthier this winter. And don't forget to also get your flu shot!

See ya, eh!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System - First Five

Aaah...choo! Well hi there. Good to see you today. Help yourself to the coffeepot and a virtual treat, why don't'cha? Had your flu shot yet? Here in Canada, flu shots are free and I expect to get mine as soon as I see them advertised. I got them the last two years and they really seemed to help me get through two long, miserable winters without catching much of, I'll do it again. Speaking of flu...

Cold and flu season are here, and it’s always tough to shield yourself from someone’s coughs, sneezes and sniffles. It’s so easy to get sick at this time because the germs are airborne and without a strong immune system, it’s almost impossible not to catch something. So whether you’re trying to avoid the common cold or simply trying to recover quickly, here are five surprising foods that will give your immune system the extra boost it needs...and I'll give you another five tomorrow. So, get eating!

Shiitake Mushrooms

Mushrooms in general have amazing healing qualities for the body and shiitake mushrooms are no exception. These unique-looking ‘shrooms are known as the “medicinal mushroom” and have been used in Chinese medicine for over 6000 years. Shiitakes have the incredible ability to boost the immune system when it desperately needs it. They activate macrophage cells (white blood cells) that “digest” foreign invaders, including cancer cells. This fungus has been shown not only to fight cancer but also lower cholesterol, combat viruses and reduce arthritic inflammation. These are true immune system superheroes.

Not sure what to do with shitake mushrooms? Make this amazing Shitake Mushroom and Bok Choy Stir-Fry.


Cod is a mild, delicate white fish that is an excellent source of protein. The immune system needs protein to build antibodies and to repair and grow tissues, cells and hormones. Research suggests that low levels of vitamin D can actually increase your susceptibility of illness and disease. Luckily, cod is rich in vitamin D and can help prevent the common cold.

Try Roasted Cod with Mushrooms for a quick immune boost.


Sauerkraut, otherwise known as, sour cabbage, is an Eastern European delicacy. Cabbage is sliced and fermented by acid, prolonging its shelf life and essentially turning it into a delicious probiotic. The key to a good immune system is a healthy gut. The colon is populated with tons of microorganisms, both good and bad. It is essential that the good overpowers the bad, and sauerkraut does just that. It helps repopulate the gut with all of the good bacteria that is needed to ward off illness.

Buy some sauerkraut at the store or make your own at home with this recipe.

Bell Peppers

We all know that when we’re trying to prevent a cold or recovering from sickness, we need to mega-dose of vitamin C. Luckily, bell peppers are chock full of it; they actually contain even more than an orange! Vitamin C improves the function of white blood cells and anti-microbial cells. Research has also suggested that vitamin C has the power to shorten the duration of a cold and reduce symptoms.

Try Anna Olson’s Braised Chicken in Bell Pepper Sauceto boost that immunity.

Wild Salmon

Wild Atlantic salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their potential mental and cardiovascular benefits. It's also a good source of magnesium, with about 25mg in a three-ounce serving. One more reason to eat fish regularly!

Try this recipe: Wild Salmon in Citrus Nage.

They all look good. We already eat all of the above foods...well, sauerkraut not so much but I am going to make it a point to go through these five recipes. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the other five.

See ya, eh!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nemo’s Garden – Italy’s Revolutionary Underwater Fruit and Vegetable Farm

Glub! Glub! Ahh....just came up for air...and a coffee. Hey...good to see you. Glad you found a few minutes to share with me today. Help yourself to a mug of coffee and a virtual treat why don't'cha? Go ahead. Be a devilfish! Speaking of fish...

In a bid to explore alternative methods of growing produce, an Italian company has created the world’s first underwater farm. The futuristic station – aptly named Nemo’s Garden – consists of five transparent biospheres anchored to the bottom of the sea off the coast of Savona, Italy. They’re being used to grow strawberries, basil, beans, garlic, and lettuce. 

“The main target of this project is to create alternative sources of plant production in areas where environmental conditions make it difficult to grow crops through conventional farming, including lack of fresh water, fertile soils, and extreme temperature changes,” said project spokesperson Luca Gamberini. “We are trying to find an alternative and economically viable technology enabling efficient production.”

 The five pods, currently floating between depths of 18 and 36 feet, are constantly monitored by Ocean Reef Group – a diving equipment company – from a control center on dry land. “We have installed many webcams and we can easily check on everything,” Gamberini said. “We also have a sensor panel with live data feed from the lab biosphere – so all data is live, on the internet and accessible to anyone.”

According to various news reports, the plants are kept hydrated by drips of water that condense on the inner walls of the biospheres. With a constant temperature of 79 degrees day and night, and humidity at around 83 percent, the conditions are ideal for plants to thrive. The high amount of carbon dioxide also accelerates growth.

Ocean Reef president Sergio Gamberini said he came up with the idea of growing plants underwater during a summer vacation in Italy. In his own words, he wanted to “do something that’s different and to show the beauty of the ocean.” After two years of failed attempts, they finally were able to get these five biospheres working. A report in the Washington Post suggests that their success “may lay the foundation for a new form of crop production that can be done without harming the environment.”

In fact, the biosphere seems to be attracting wildlife. Octopuses and endangered seahorses are taking shelter under the structures, while crabs are crawling up the anchors and into the greenhouses. None of the creatures have damaged the plants so far. “It’s so kind of sci-fi to see these two different forms of life interact,” Gamberini said.

Ocean Reef has a patent on the unique underwater pods, and they plan to roll out smaller aquarium versions that people can keep in their homes. Depending on the outcome of this project, they also plan to experiment with other crops like mushrooms. They haven’t sold their produce yet – for now, they’re using it to make pesto sauce for their guests! you want seaweed with that?

See ya, eh!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woman Has Ingenious “Robot” Standing in Line for her

G'day to you! You aren't a robot, are you? Oh good. Can't be too sure these days. Great to see you, whether you are or not. Assuming you are not, help yourself to a mug of coffee (robots don't drink coffee) and a virtual doughnut, muffin or anzac cookie. Talking of robots...

Believe it or not, the day has finally come when people can have their iPads wait in line every time a new iPhone is released! A woman named Lucy Kelly was the first to try it out – she sent an iPad robot to stand proxy for her at an Apple store in Sydney, Australia, just before the launch of the new iPhone 6s.

The robot, also named Lucy, consists of an iPad attached to a Segway-type device. Created by Californian company Double Robotics, it allows a person to be virtually present anywhere without actually having to be there. And the company that Kelly works for – Atomic 212 – happened to order six of these robots to play with at their office. 

“We use them for everything, just to show new technology,” Kelly said. “It is a cool demonstration of what the future of technology will be. We are obsessed with them.” So on the eve of the iPhone 6s release in Sydney last Thursday, Lucy the robot arrived to take the fourth place in the long line of Apple fans.

 “I wanted to be one of the first people to have the iPhone 6s, but obviously because of work I can’t spend two days standing in line waiting for a mobile phone,” she told Mashable Australia. “So my boss said ‘Just take the robot down, you’ll still be able to do your work, but you’ll still be waiting in line.”

According to Kelly, an app allows people to communicate from anywhere through the iPad. So she used it to make friends with other people standing in line, answer questions from inquisitive passersby, and ultimately purchase the phone. The device waited in line for the entire night, in a special tent that kept her charged and safe from the rain. And Kelly’s face was on the screen the whole time.

She revealed that none of the others in line seemed jealous or resentful of the robot. “Everyone thinks it’s pretty cool,” she said. “They were happy to let a robot go ahead.” 

So there you go. Can the robot stand in line at the bank? Not so many people are actually going to the bank any more, though. On the topic of banks, I had to go to mine yesterday. The day before, I reached into my pocket for some money and pulled out one of the new 20s...and it was torn completely in half... right through that new plastic strip. It probably happened because I happened to have a loonie in the same pocket...the only sharp object.

See ya, eh! 


PS: Yes, the bank did exchange my torn apart 20 for a new one. They did not seem surprised which leads me to believe... 

Monday, September 28, 2015

An Interesting Day at Martintown

Hi there! How are you doing? Well, I hope. We had an interesting day at the Martintown Mall yesterday. Fill your coffee mug, nudge a virtual treat or two onto your plate and I'll tell you about it. 

The morning was kind of slow. Not many people out and about but then suddenly we heard the skirl of bagpipes. Two pipers, a man and a woman, came out of the shop next to us, crossed the street and walked up to the house across from the Mill. They stopped at the front door and began playing the pipes again right in front of the door. When the fellow who owns the house opened the door to see what was going on, he discovered that the pipers were a couple of relatives from Scotland on a surprise visit. Needless to say, everyone around had stopped to watch the goings on.

Then, in early afternoon, a fellow in a pickup truck pulled into the drive in front of the Mill. He was carrying a couple of huge squash. The smaller one weighed 700 pounds while the big one weighed in at 1000 pounds! Gi-norous! Here's Nong posing next to the big fellas...

Now the market is all over till next June!

See ya, eh!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Korean Couple’s Five-Month Body Transformations Will Blow Your Mind

An-young na chim-na ka! G'day to you. You're looking fit as a fiddle. Never mind the broken string. We all have them, eh! Got your mug ready for coffee, I see. Grab a virtual doughnut or muffin while you're at it. Low fat of course. Speaking of keeping fit, read this...

A Korean couple are taking Instagram by storm with their phenomenal body transformation photographs. In a short span of five months, they have gone from ‘somewhat chubby’ to super-lean workout machines!
Song Jin Yoo and Shin Ji Hoo been exercising together at the gym for the past five months – spending three hours a day on aerobic exercise and one-and-a-half hours lifting weights twice a week. They have recently shared their amazing results on a Korean Facebook pace titled ‘Dieting is the Best Plastic Surgery’. Their before-and-after simply left everyone speechless and soon went viral in Korea.

In addition to their workout regimen, they’ve been following a strict diet consisting of chicken breasts, eggs, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables, in specific quantities. Song Jin Yoo, the guy, eats 150g of chicken breast, 120g of sweet potatoes, five pieces of almonds, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, and some onions every three to four hours. Shin Ji Hoo, on the other hand, consumes three to four egg whites, 50g of potatoes, some fruits and vegetables around five times a day.

The self-devised regime yielded impressive results in a short time span – Song Jin Yoo went from 83kg with 16% body fat to 71kg with 5% body fat. Shin Ji Hoo initially weighed 71kg with 32% body fat, but she’s now at 49kg and 18% body fat. That’s a lot to lose in just five months.

The couple’s latest photographs, featuring ripped, sculpted bodies, have gone viral.  Shin Ji Hoo has an Instagram following of over 9,000 and thousands others have declared themselves inspired by their transformation and plan to take up dieting and exercise to hopefully match their feats. “You guys are an inspiration for others,” an Instagram user wrote. And the media is referring to them as the poster couple for ‘relationship goals

Such a transformation would be impressive in a couple of years, but in five months it seems almost impossible. Still, the photos the two post on their respective social media profiles seem genuine, and so far no one has been able to prove any fowl play.

Hey....good for them. I start my transformation program tomorrow...

See ya, eh!


PS: Today's our last day at the Martintown Market. If you're in Eastern Ontario or Western Quebec, c'mon out for a drive in the country. I'ts cool right now at +2 but it will reach 20C by the afternoon.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

80-Year-Old Man Builds Dog Train to Take Rescued Pooches on Fun Rides

Well hey there! How y'all doing? Dog tired? Yeah, me too. Have to drive to Ottawa this morning for an MRI, then hightail it back in time to pick Nong up at work at 1:00. Then we'll be preparing all kinds of Thai food  for tomorrow morning. Last day of the Martintown Mill Market and tomorrow is a special day because the market will also be a host for "Apples and Art' annual event where everyone can visit local artist's studios and display areas. Weather looks good, too! If you're in the area, c'mon by tomorrow and pick up some of our delicious Thai food! Anyway, why don't'cha pour yourself a coffee and snag a virtual treat? Speaking of dog tired...

Ever since he retired 15 years ago, Eugene Bostick has spent a huge chunk of his time caring for animals. Among the many awesome things he does perhaps the most interesting is playing train conductor for a bunch of rescued stray dogs. He actually built a custom train for the canines, consisting of a tractor pulling a row of plastic barrels with the tops cut off. 

The 80-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas, says he never planned on spending so much time with dogs, but it sort of just happened. “We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn,” he told online magazine The Dodo. “People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet, to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live.”

But Bostick has done more than just give the strays a place to live. He’s actually made their lives fun, by constructing a unique train to take them on little trips. “I started out with my tractor,” he explained. “I had a little trailer and I put four or five dogs in there and took them riding. Then more dogs started to show up and I thought ‘Uh-oh! That’s not enough room.’”

That’s how the dog train was born. Now, Bostick can be seen puttering around town in his tractor, with nine dogs in tow. He drives them down the quiet streets, through the forest near their home, across Fort Worth golf course, and stops by the creek for some fresh air. And the formerly abandoned dogs love their train to bits – they look happier and healthier by the day. 

“Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited,” Bostick said. “They all come running and jump in on their own. They’re ready to go.”

But it’s not just dogs Bostick and his brother Corky care for, they are kind to other animals too. “In our generation, people shot everything they saw,” Corky said. “We finally realised you know, what was happening, so we just went the reverse.” The brothers now spend their mornings feeding the wildlife around their property.

As Bostick frequently rides the dog train around town, it has attracted the attention of locals – they often stop to have their picture taken with the unique contraption and post the photos on social media. “This is the coolest guy he rescues stray dogs and every morning he takes them for a train ride by our building,” one woman tweeted.

You can watch Eugene's video right here:  

What happens if a dog wants to get off? I guess it just barks, right?

See ya, eh!


Friday, September 25, 2015


G'day, mate! How're you going? I see you are ready for an exciting day of drinking... coffee?... and the bloodless sport of Boxwars! Well, fill your mug and tuck a virtual treat or two into your pocket as you don your cardboard armour...

Boxwars is a fast-growing entertainment phenomenon that takes the childhood pastime of playing with cardboard boxes to a whole new level. Participants use reclaimed cardboard to create the full range of battle gear – armour, weapons, monster trucks, tanks, gigantic animals, and more. Then they put on monumental battle shows during which every creation is completely destroyed! 

Boxwars is the brainchild of Australian friends Hoss Siegel and Ross Koger, who came up with it nearly a decade ago over drinks. “There was a lot of drinking involved,” Koger said in an interview. “We sort of imagined this concept one day, and thought yeah let’s give it a go. We did it at a party and had a great time, and thought let’s do this again!”

Koger explained that with each new boxwar party, the suits and structures became more and more elaborate until they couldn’t fit in their back gardens any more. So they decided to move the party to a local park on Boxing Day 2002 (how fitting), and people who were having barbecues at the park rushed over to watch them. And that’s when they realised that their silly games actually had huge entertainment value.

“That was the beginning of Boxwars,” Koger said, “and we go to the same spot every year on Boxing day! The suits, since then, have gotten more elaborate as have the crowds, and it’s funny that something which spawned from a stupid idea at a party has become so big.”

Today, Boxwars builds complex structures, armour, props, and sets, for each themed battle. The sport has expanded beyond Boxing Day – it is now a part of nearly every major festival or event in Australia and around the world. “We do props and workshops,” Koger explained. “For Stereosonic last year, we built these large robots with lights  that hung over the crowd. This year’s Sydney Festival we did a Mad Max theme where we shut down a city street and drove dune buggies down it!”And for the Down on the Farm music festival in Victoria, they did a kangaroo cull-themed battle with the warriors donning giant ‘roo suits’ and armour, ‘driving’ their monster trucks.

Boxwars is now run by the Boxwars Council (consisting of Hoss and Ross), and has legions of fans across the globe. “One of our main aims is to bring cardboard back to the consumers who discarded it in the first place without realising its true potential,” the official website states. “Cardboard, or the street name ‘box’, we quickly discovered had brilliant properties for engineering. The limits of scale and awesomeness were continuously pushed to greater commanding heights with the development of our skills with this great stuff.”

Koger further revealed every piece of battlegear in Boxwars is handmade by the warriors themselves. He said that there’s generally a core group of people who actually do the Boxwars props, and a bigger group of warriors that builds with them all the time. “There are lots of different groups that come to events in all cities around Australia who help build,” he said. “The concept has even spread overseas in Edinburgh and a bunch of guys in the Netherlands who we got to meet last year (that was awesome), as well as in Russia. It’s getting around, as it’s a concept that can work anywhere, and we’re happy that people overseas can identify with what we’re doing here in Melbourne and make stuff that’s pretty awesome.”

Puts another meaning on the expression, "We've got them boxed in", doesn't it? Creative costumes and looks like fun.

See ya, eh!



Thursday, September 24, 2015

“Black Widow of Kyoto” Arrested Again after Death of 8th Male Partner

Konichi wa! How are you doing today? Good to see you. Coffee's perked and the virtual treats are their usual array of magnificent delectability so help yourself! Try a Japanese cream puff. Got a story for you today about a lady in Japan who, shall we say, lives up to her nickname...and she is no Japanese cream puff, I'll tell you...

Although she looks harmless, 68-year-old Chisako Kakehi is probably one of the most dangerous women in the world. Nicknamed ‘The Black Widow of Kyoto’ by the media, she is believed to be responsible for the deaths of eight men who were romantically involved with her at some point in time. 

Kyoto-based Kakehi is currently in police custody, for the fourth time in her life. According to Kyoto police, Kakehi has been in relationships with over 10 men, eight of whom eventually ended up dead. So far, she has been charged with the murder of a former husband in Kyoto and a boyfriend in Osaka, as well as the attempted murder of a man in Kobe.

Kakehi first became known to the police in December 2013, when her 75-year-old husband was found dead in their home in Kyoto. The death was initially believed to have been caused by a heart attack, and Kakehi perfectly played the part of grieving widow. But police soon began to discover gaping holes in her story. She was married to the man for only a month, and she stood to receive a huge inheritance after his death. Later, traces of lethal cyanide were discovered in the dead man’s blood. 

So the police launched a full-fledged investigation regarding Kakehi’s involvement in the crime. It was during the course of this investigation that they uncovered a chilling truth – several of the men she had previously dated or married had died of cyanide poisoning. And she conveniently happened to be the sole beneficiary on all their wills.

The first time was in 1994 – her first husband had passed away at the age of 54. She then met a man through a dating service and married him, and he died of a stroke in 2006, at age 69. 

Her third marriage also ended with the death of her 75-year-old partner, in 2008. Husband number four suddenly fell ill at home after only two months of marriage, and was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital. 

A boyfriend was the next to go – he was believed to be suffering from cancer when he died in 2012. She was then engaged, but (surprise, surprise), her fiance died after he collapsed while riding a motorcycle. 

In 2013, her 75-year-old boyfriend collapsed in the parking lot of a restaurant, shortly after the couple had shared a meal. The eighth and final death was of her 75-year-old husband, the one that finally got her caught.

At first Kakehi insisted that she was innocent. “I don’t even know how to kill someone,” she said. “And I don’t know where the cyanide came from. I wish someone would tell me.” But the police soon discovered her very own stash of hydrocyanic acid, stored in a planter in her home.

Coincidence...sheer coincidence, don't you think?  

See ya, eh!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quantum Teleportation Sets Distance Record

Hiya! Good to see you. I appreciate you dropping out of cyberspace for a mug of coffee and a VT. Help yourself, why don't'cha? Speaking of space...

A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say.

The scientists teleported photons (packets of light) across a spool of fiber optics 63 miles (102 kilometers) long, four times farther than the previous record.

This research could one day lead to a "quantum Internet" that offers next-generation encryption, the scientists said.

Teleporting an object from one point in the universe to another without it moving through the space in between may sound like science fiction pulled from an episode of "Star Trek," but scientists have actually been experimenting with "quantum teleportation" since 1998. 

Yeah well...transporting photons is one thing but let me know when you can transport Nong and I to Thailand in 2.4 seconds instead of 24 hours, okay? I can only eat so many packets of soggy airplane noodles, watch so many movies on a tiny screen and play seemingly endless games of sudoku. Maybe next time, a good dose of melatonin will shed less light on the problem!

Beam me off to sleep, Scotty.

See ya, eh!


Source: Twisted Physics: 7 Mind-Blowing Findings