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Monthly Archive:: December 2012

Would You Eat Off Your Toilet Seat?

Hank talks about how your toilet is actually one of the cleanest places in your house, despite its function. Research has shown that cutting boards, dish towels and sponges have FAR more fecal bacteria on them than your toilet seat, highlighting the very sophisticated scientific ways we have of detecting bacteria as well as the sophisticated natural ways our bodies have of taking care of low levels of that harmful bacteria. So that’s good news…

Burger-making robot can make 365 burgers in one hour

Over the last few decades, the fast food industry has remained a bulletproof option for the low wage worker, but thanks to robotics those days appear to coming to an end. A new device promises to revolutionize the fast food world while delivering high-quality meals, Rube Goldberg style.

A company called Momentum Machines has designed a robotic burger maker called Burgeon designed to replace short order cooks in fast food restaurants. The company claims that the Burgeon can make up to 360 burgers per hour. And, in case there’s any doubt about the intention of the device, the company’s message, posted on its website, is clear, “Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant. It does everything employees can do except better.”