It looks like “Back to the Future II” technology will have to remain back in the past. Today’s Blog Log just shattered all of our hoverboard dreams. And our ears. We dare you to click and listen to the “FluteDrop” remix of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Plus get more click-worthy tidbits in our daily Web roundup.
“Sorry to burst your high-flying dreams, but Funny or Die is behind HUVr, the mysterious tech company claiming to have invented the first hoverboard.” — Laura Vitto at mashable.com debunks rumors that a company has actually developed a hoverboard similar to the one popularized in “Back to the Future II.” It turns out the promotional video put out by “HUVr Tech” that stars Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, Moby, Terrell Owens and more, was an elaborate comedic hoax. A costume designer, who listed the job on her résumé, blew its cover.
“It’s your choice, America. Fix the climate, or the guac gets it.” — Emily Atkin at thinkprogress.org summarizes Chipotle’s threat to cut guacamole from its menu. The popular burrito chain has been warning investors that weather “associated with global climate change” may eventually have a negative impact on the price of avocados. Chipotle made the statement last month in its annual report, which came to light Tuesday, unleashing an Internet Guacamole Death Watch.
“Studies have shown that blue objects suppress appetite, which is why you don’t see a lot of blue foods.” — Jeff Vrabel at gq.com suggests those who want to lose weight should eat their meals off of blue plates. Other suggestions he makes in his article called “The 10 Habits of Highly Unflabby People” include treating your beer like Scotch (that is, save the heavier varieties for special occasions) and do your own chores. “You’ll save money, improve your home, and get exercise without all that pesky ‘working out,’ ” Vrabel writes.
“Everyone who has been patiently awaiting a recorder remix of Miley Cyrus’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ can finally rejoice.” — Gideon Resnick at thedailybeast.com tells the world about “Brecking Wall,” a remix posted to the music-sharing site SoundCloud that incorporates badly played woodwinds into the chorus. D.J. Detweiler is the genius behind the Miley mix, as well as several others he’s dubbed “FluteDrop,” which all substitute off-tune recorders for the bass drop. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if you click to listen here…