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- Geek & Sci-Fi
Not happy with only teaching a robot how to <a href="http://vimeo.com/13360649">iron their towels</a>, Darwin G.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/judgment-day-for-united-states-and-britain"> There’s Germany, Netherlands, and Spain sitting atop their respective groups. But then there’s <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/france">France</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/italy">Italy</a> sitting rock bottom of theirs.
Three Brits funded by <a href="http://www.liveeverylitre.com/blog/en/2010/05/14/three-men-in-a-boat/">LiveEveryLitre</a> have achieved their dream of making the 5 mile (8 km) trip across Italy's Lake Garda in a huge, inflated bouncy castle.
Scientists at the <a href="http://www.iit.it/en/home.html" target="nsarticle">Italian Institute of Technology</a> (IIT) have developed a touch-sensing skin designed to cover the <a href="http://www.robotcub.org/" target="nsarticle">iCub</a> (AKA "creepy robot toddler").
Forget all of Hollywood's talk about 3-D being a "game changer".
Here's video of Mike Tyson's recent appearance on Italy's "Dancing with the Stars" (watch below).
Here's a not-so-feelgood story out of Europe involving an Italian teenager (not pictured), a PlayStation, and a dad getting stabbed because he was kicking his boy's ass in FIFA.
The delicate flower pictured here is Carmen Masola, who appeared on the premiere episode of "Italy's Got Talent" as the token Susan Boyle "troll with a golden voice" character.
Distinguished gentleman reader Mark was good enough to send this in; there's nothing like an Italian TV commercial for baseball's world cup that compares an outdated national pastime to one of the greatest <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Shingle">military gaffes</a> of the 20th century.
Knicks rookie Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high nine points in Monday night's win over the Bulls, but <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2009/01/19/2009-01-19_irked_danilo_gallinari_doesnt_like_itali.html" target="_blank">he wasn't happy</a> with the way the Knicks' in-house PA announcer treated his Italian heritage.
Ladies and gentlemen, <a href="http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/139/italy/2009/01/19/1068915/ibrahimovic-and-juventus-big-winners-at-calcio-oscars" target="_blank">the best player in Italy's Serie A</a>, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
SSC Napoli have been a surprising upstart in Italy's Serie A this season, but many of its excellent young players have been targeted by Premiership teams in England.
A Serie C (minor league) soccer player is claiming that he is regularly paid for sex with several players at the national team-level and in Italy's Serie A.
Look, I didn't WANT this to become a blog about soccer stars going on vacation, okay.
I don't speak Italian (only Italian-flected pidgin English: Ay.
Italy's Cagliari soccer club doesn't appear to have the best team chemistry, unless you count <a href="http://www.goal.com/en-us/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=503532" target="_blank">ordering mob attacks on your teammates</a> as good chemistry.
Gianluigi Buffon is the goalkeeper for Juventus in Serie A and also for the Italian national team.