ITBusiness Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the globe
The paper clip that bought a house
The Globe and Mail
What kind of commission would this guy get if he were a real estate agent?
The iPod saver
Just when you thought iPods have done it all, it turns out they can also save your life if you’ve been struck by lightening.
I’m just a teenage dino baby
Turns out humans aren’t the only ones to go through spotty faces, monster tantrums and awkward moments.
If I had a million dollars…
…I’d buy me a dead serial killer’s gun! How does one get into murder collectibles exactly?
See? It’s not your fault if you HAVE to have that new gadget. It’s actually genetic, like, say, that drug addiction or your tendency to gamble away every cent you don’t have. People shouldn’t blame you — they should support you.
Cure for cancer? Bidding starts at $1
It’s now official: you can get anything on e-Bay. Including the cure for cancer. If only all those scientists in research facilities around the world had thought to look there before spending all that money and time looking at stuff through microscopes and playing with Petri dishes.
The IT couchdesk
Like a weary traveller at the end of a long day of sightseeing, couchsurfing.com has crashed and lost most of its data. Presumably no one who runs the site had received the memo about backing up data.