Weekend Thoughts - 1.23.15

Image  by  Michael Foley , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Michael Foley, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Astronomers have found a Neptune-sized planet that is part of our solar system, which has been lurking far beyond Pluto's orbit. In fact, Mike Brown, the same astronomer who in 2005 downgraded Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet", was the one to locate the new planet. So in a twist of fate, the astronomer that was once known as a "planet slayer" can once again be classified as a planet identifier.

2. "Find My Phone" technology can be extremely helpful when attempting to locate a missing mobile phone, but in some cases the reported location is not accurate. A couple in Atlanta has been finding that out the hard way—for the past year they have had unsolicited visitors knocking on their door demanding to have a lost phone returned. No one knows why the location services are pointing to the couple's home, and so far none of the parties involved have offered any help at looking into the issue. So the couple has resorted to filing complaints with the FCC and their governor, and they hope that pressure from the public will provide sufficient attention to make some changes on the technological end.

3. For those of you searching for the perfect solution to getting material in your nose, check out this snorting kit. It's clearly not for cocaine, but if you wish to insufflate anything else, go for it!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.