How else would a woman stick to her old pair of quality sneakers over a 5-inch heels? The things we do for comfort indeed – so shout-out to those who value comfort more than style!
Yet as much as we cling to our favorite trainers, tying those shoelaces time and again is “no-fun” at all. Athletic shoe consumers–runners, children and even those with disabilities know such struggle. And that is what this Kickstarter project was built for.
Inventor and young entrepreneur David Knez from Zagorje Ob Savi, Slovenia came up with an idea to create easy, fashionable and functional shoelaces for everyone. After more than 2 years in the making, David and his team wants to make people’s life easier with a quality product aptly called “QuickShoeLace.”
The good thing is that you don’t need so much to get started–just a shoe with holes.
All you have to do is lead the elastic lace (1.2 meters or 4 ft) through the holes of your shoe and screw those metal tips on top of it. A round hook simply does the trick to keep the lace in place whilst tying.
QuickShoeLace also comes with a variety of colors to choose from and can be customized according to your choice.
Just a few steps and you’re done.
According to InDavidual, a serial production in Slovenia is also in the works to ensure a high-quality brand for its customers. Meanwhile, you may visit their Kickstarter page to show your support or pre-order the items.
For now, feast your eyes on this.
Patient Beautifully Sings Opera in the Middle of His Brain Tumor Surgery
What an epic OPERA-tion!
Advancements in medicine never fail to amaze us, especially because most of these innovations save a lot of lives. Reflecting back from where we were centuries ago, we can say that we have come a long way indeed. From savagely performed operations and outbreak after outbreak of deadly pathogens to robotic arm surgeries and life-saving vaccines - it was one hell of a ride.
While we're on the subject of medical advancement, we cannot help but imagine how surgeons from centuries ago would react upon seeing the kinds of surgeries that can be performed today. Take for example an awake craniotomy, with the patient conscious and, well, singing opera. Doctor John Hunter would've had a heart attack!
A craniotomy involves removing part of the skull to expose brain tissue.
Boiled Potatoes Produce Enough Power To Light A Room for 40 Days
Got no power? Here’s a potato.
You'll never go wrong with potatoes. Mashed, boiled, fried, baked, roasted - you name it, it's delicious. And aside from almost always being a treat to the palate, it is also packed with vitamins B6, C, and D and with minerals including potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. As if those weren't enough, just know that potatoes are also rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
If you're still not a fan of potatoes even after reading the nutritional benefits that it offers, then hopefully, this next bit will bring a change of heart. You see, aside from filling our tummies, a potato can also be transformed into a powerful battery. Isn't that a-"peel"-ing?
Yes, you read that right. Potato. Battery. Not messing with you there!
Engineers Develop Toy-Like Device to Detect HIV and Malaria For Only 20 Cents!
Old toys inspire engineers to invent a cheap device that can detect blood diseases.
Scientists from Stanford University have invented a revolutionary yet cheap device that may be used as an alternative to high-cost laboratory centrifuge - a tool that can separate blood components to determine certain blood-borne diseases. With rotational speeds that may reach approximately 125,000 revolutions per minute (rpm), no one would ever think that all it involves is a so-called "paperfuge," amounting to a meek 20 cents.
Old Toy, New Technology
Standford bio-engineer Prakash Manu and his team took inspiration from old toy whirligig. This toy is made by threading a loop of twine through two holes in a button. To start playing with it, the user holds on to the ends of the loop and pulls in a rhythmic manner. The coiling and uncoiling of the twine causes the button to rotate at topnotch high speeds.
Power In High-Speed Rotation
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