Monday Weird News Roundup: Ramen Robots, Glucose Games, and Goldman Codes

By Melissa Lafsky | July 6, 2009 4:19 pm

• Is the world’s most valuable source code currently out in the open? And has anyone told Goldman Sachs?

• A ramen-making robot lets Japanese customers choose the flavoring they want. So where’s the cheesecake robot?

• Who says gaming has no value? BigPharma firm Bayer has created a DS plugin to let diabetic kids turn monitoring their glucose levels into a game.

• An amazing spider builds life-size decoys of itself to distract hungry predators. Sarah Palin is reported to be examining a similar strategy.

• A popular online gamer ran up debt, stole from the virtual bank he ran, and exchanged it for actual cash on the black market. And then got busted. No doubt Paramount is buying the story rights as we speak.

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