The Most Bizarre Inventions Part 2


When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.

The mood-altering Thync Module

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-2.Thync is a device that has settings and buttons that will help you choose the mood you want to be in, and the mental state that you prefer to have. In the press release: “Based upon decades of research from neuroscientists and engineers from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Arizona State University, Thync’s proprietary technology relies on low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels.”


Leftover Food Waste Fashion

This item was designed by a team of design students, and they called it fruitleather. Moreover, he team has figured out a way to turn leftover food into vegan leather, and the leather is later turned into cute little tote bags.

3D Printed Bridges

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-4A Dutch company that is called MX3D is creating a 3D-printed bridge over an Amsterdam canal. Moreover, they claim that they can “3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form that are much larger and more efficiently produced than has been possible until now.”

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A 3D-print-machine that prints soil, water and seeds was created by a group of students. Maja Petek, one of the students credited with developing the project said: “In the project we tried to link art, nature and technology. The base of the project is a CNC machine designed to print a mixture of soil, water and seeds. The results are printed pictures that turn green over time.”


How To Start A Business


Nowadays, entrepreneurs all over the world, plan to have their own businesses. In fact, owning a business is a hard journey that needs a lot of hard work, and many entrepreneurs end up failing the task. However, if your company ends up with success, you will feel that all the obstacles you went through were worth it. Here are some tips on how to start a business.

Carmencitta Magazine - how to start a new business 1Build a business plan

Once you know what kind of business you want to open, you need to start thinking about the purpose of your business, the target group of people you will be selling to, money providence, the cost of your startup, and your end goals. In fact, it is best to write those questions in a neat business plan, and answer them after thorough thinking.

Assess your finances

Carmencitta Magazine - how to start a new business 3Every business start needs a certain amount of money. This is why, you will need to gather up some money and put them aside. In fact, even though you will use the money from your bank account, you might also need to borrow some. Before you do so, ask about the bank that fits your requirements.

Register with the government

Carmencitta Magazine - how to start a new business 4In order to become an officially recognized business entity, you have to register with the government. In fact, this can be a hard thing, but you have to do it. Moreover, you will need “articles of incorporation” document that has: your business name, business purpose, corporate structure, stock details and other information about your company. However, if you do not make this step, you will be illegal, and if they catch you, you will lose everything.

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Brand yourself and advertise

In fact, when you plan your startup, you need to advertise. People will not know about you if you do not tell them. Moreover, social media is a great way to do that, and all you will need is some marketing experts.


A Device That Can Read Your Emotions

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When it comes to knowing how the other person is feeling, it can be tricky thing for humans. Imagine how hard it can be for a device! In fact, this hard thing was not hard enough for scientists as they invented a new system that is able to predict how a person is feeling with an accuracy of 87 percent.

How does it Work?

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In fact, researchers say that the system works by receiving wireless signals off a human being. Moreover, there is a dubbed EQ Radio that analyzes the signals that it gets from a person’s body. After that, the device monitors the person’s breathing as well as his or her heartbeat. In fact, for the device to detect such things, the body needs to be hooked up by a host of sensors which are used in order to detect someone’s emotions.

A very important benefit

Inventors sad that applying this kind of methods in order to know how a person is feeling, can have a major health care benefit; this system is able to determine if you are on the way of getting depressed before even you knowing that. “The idea is that you can enable machines to recognize our emotions so they can interact with us at much deeper levels,” those words were said by Fadel Adib; a doctoral student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and a helper in creating the design of the system.

4 Categories

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In fact, the device is designed so that it can detect 4 categories of emotions such as: excited, happy, angry, and sad. Moreover, once it detects your emotions, the system combines them and traces the results onto a graph where one axis represents arousal and the other represents whether your emotion is positive or negative. After that, the graph will be used in order to classify your emotion into one of the four broad categories.


Donald Trump; A Short Biography

Donald Trump is a real estate developer as well as a billionaire. In 2016, he was elected the 45th president of the United States.



Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York, in 1946. In fact, when he was only 25 years old, trump was part of a large and a big profitable building projects in Manhattan. 9 years late, at the age of 34, he became the city’s most known developer, after he opened the Grand Hyatt. In 2004, Trump began starring in the hit NBC reality series The Apprentice, which also spawned the offshoot The Celebrity Apprentice. In fact, it was not until 2015 that Trump showed his interest in politics when he announced his candidacy for president of the United States on the Republican ticket, and after he won the majority of the primaries and caucuses, Donald became the official Republican candidate for president on July 19, 2016. Moreover, in November 2016, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States when he defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Early Life and Education


Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York, on June 14, 1946. In fact, he is the fourth of five children whose parents are Frederick C. and Mary Macleod Trump. His father was also a builder and a real estate developer who was specialized in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. Furthermore, he was an energetic boy, and as a result, his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy at the age of 13, hoping the discipline of the school would channel his energy in a positive manner.


As a result of his administration, he aced socially as well as academically and became a star athlete and a student leader by the time he graduated in 1964. Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1968, with a degree in economics. During his years at college, Trump secured education deferments for the Vietnam War draft and ultimately a 1-Y medical deferment after he graduated.

Who Is Hilary Clinton?

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Hillary Clinton became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat, when she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001. After that, in 2009, she became the 67th U.S. secretary of state, and served until 2013. Moreover, in 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Keep on reading so you can learn more about Hillary Clinton.


Carmencitta magazine hillary clinton 1Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. Moreover, she earned a law degree from Yale University. Over there, she met Bill Clinton, and the couple got married in 1975. Moreover, from 1993 until 2001, she was the first lady. After that, the U.S. senator from 2001 until 2009. It was her plan to run for presidency since 2007. However, in the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became clear that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote. As a result, she had to wait until the spring of 2015 to announce her plans to run again for the U.S. presidency. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.

Health Issues

Clinton said she took responsibility for security at the outpost in Benghazi. She was scheduled, in December 2012, to testify about the attack before Congress. However, she canceled her scheduled testimony, because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she suffered after fainting.

Carmencitta magazine hillary clinton 2In fact, the reason that happened was because she was dehydrated. Moreover, when that happened, some members of Congress questioned the timing of Clinton’s illnesses, including Representative Allen West, who stated that he believed the secretary of state was suffering from “a case of Benghazi flu” on the day she was scheduled to testify.

Additionally, on December 30, 2012, Clinton was admitted to the hospital because of something that was related to the concussion that she had suffered earlier in the month. She was released from a New York hospital on January 2, 2013, after receiving treatment, and soon recovered and returned to work.

Who is Amelia Boynton?

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Carmencitta-Magazine-Who-is-amelia-boyton-1Amelia Boynton Robinson was known as being a civil rights activist. Moreover, she was the one who defended against not letting African American vote. In fact, in 1965, she tried to help leading a civil rights march, and as a result got brutally beaten. This act is now known as Bloody Sunday and drew national attention to the Civil Rights Movement. Moreover, Amelia Boynton is the first black woman who ran for Congress in Alabama.


Amelia Boynton was born in Savannah, Georgia, on August 18, 1911. In fact, in 1964, Amelia became the first African-American woman, as well as the first female Democratic candidate from Alabama, who ran for a seat in Congress. After that, one year later, Boynton helped lead a civil rights march, which caused her, and other activists to be brutally beaten by state troopers.

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This event, was the reason for drawing nationwide attention to the Civil Rights movement. Boynton won the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal in 1990, which was a Medal of Freedom. She died on August 26, 2015 at the age of 104.

Early Activism


In 1930, Boynton met Dallas County who became her co-worker. Moreover, both Boynton and County cared about finding ways to make the lives of African-American better. After that, in 1936, they got married and had two sons named Bill Jr. and Bruce Carver. Furthermore, for the next three decades, they worked in order to achieve voting, property and education rights for poor African Americans who lived in Alabama. In fact, 30 years later, her husband died, but she remained on her pledge to help African Americans have a better life.

Her Death

Boynton died at the age of 104 years, on August 26, 2015, after she suffered from several strokes. Her son Bruce Boynton said of his mother’s commitment to civil rights: “The truth of it is that was her entire life. That’s what she was completely taken with. She was a loving person, very supportive — but civil rights was her life.”


What is Bitcoin?


Bitcoin is a digital asset as well as a payment system that was introduced on 31 October 2008, and released as open-source software in 2009. Moreover, the program was created by a programmer, or group of programmers, that are still until now unidentified. In fact, the program was first appeared under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

In the matter of fact, multiple high profiled people have claimed that they are Satoshi Nakamoto. However, none of them has provided a certain proof that backup the claim that he or she is the person behind Bitcoin.

How does Bitcoin work?

The inventor made the system easy to use. Moreover, it is designed so that transactions happen from peer-to-peer, and between users without the need of an intermediary such as banks and money transfer offices. In fact, this system and your money are both safe, since all the transactions you make will be verified by specific network nodes as well as recorded in a public ledger that is distributed and called the “blockchain”.


Moreover, blockchain uses bitcoin’s system as its unit of account. After its major success, Bitcoin is now, the largest of its kind when it comes to total market value.

How is a transaction made?


For transaction validity, there must be one or more inputs. Moreover, every input should be one that consists if an unspent output of a previously made transaction. Additionally, when you use multiple inputs, it means that you are using multiple coins in a cash transaction. In fact, a good thing is that one transaction can as well have multiple outputs, which allows the person to make multiple payments in one go.

Legal status

The legal status of bitcoin varies from a country to another. Moreover, there are some countries where bitcoin’s rules are still changing, or the system itself does not even exist.

Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes

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This one, is a great news for parents who think that their kids learn nothing when they are spending the whole day on their phones. In fact, a new system was created; A 3D-printed smartphone microscope system. Moreover, this creation allows school kids to turn their phones into microscopes in order to experiment and play games with light-seeking microbes, which makes their days spent on their phones become more intellectual, beneficial, and educational.


Carmencitta Magazine - Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes 2The system is called “LudusScope”, in fact, they got the name from a Latin word “ludus,” which means “play,” “game” or “elementary school.” Moreover, the device looks so similar to a usual microscope, and can be docked with a smart phone. Moreover, it has LED lights that you can control with a custom joystick. Moreover, Students use these to influence the swimming direction of Euglena microbes, which exhibit characteristics of both plants and animals because they feed like animals but photosynthesize like plants.

What is the smartphone used for?

Carmencitta Magazine - Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes3The company has created a smartphone application that allows your kids to track individual microbes by tapping on them on the phone’s screen. In addition, while on the application, they can control everything due to features like scale bars, speed readings and grid overlays. In fact, those features help the users take measurements of things they see in the field of view. Additionally, the app also comes with games that let the students track microbes while they attempt to guide them around a “Pac-Man”-style maze or use them to score goals on a simulated soccer pitch.

Whose idea is it?

The brainchild of Ingmar Riedel-Kruse came up with this beautiful idea, he is an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. Moreover, he has a lab that works on developing ways in order to make bioscience education more interactive and engaging.

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“The most important thing I think you can do as a teacher or parent is inspire. Get them excited — that’s almost more important than the actual content delivery,” he told Live Science.


All You Need To Know About WU

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Who is Western Union?

WU is a financial services corporation that deals with transfer of money from one location to another. Moreover, the company’s headquarter is in the United States, but processes financial transactions from across the world. Individuals deposit money at one of the company’s kiosks and then the receiver is able to pick-up the funds at another branch. The company has been in business since 1851.

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Western Union Telegraph Company, enterprise created (1851) to provide telegraphic communication services in the United States. Originally known as the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company, Western Union

Their Services

The power to send money around the world is in your pocket with the Western Union Money Transfer® app.

  • Send money on-the-go, anytime, to more than 200 countries and territories.
  • Send money to hundreds of companies, with more businesses added regularly.
  • Set up money transfers on your mobile and complete them at an agent location.
  • Track a money transfer directly from your mobile device.
  • Map to agent locations, and get directions, hours, and a list of services.
  • Figure out the estimated price of your transaction before sent.
  • View past or pending transactions and update your contacts, personal information, and payment methods.


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Why should I use Western Union?


You can track your transfer using a Money Transfer Control Number.

The receiver takes this number ensuring that only the receiver can collect the money.



Carmencitta Magazine - WU4Western Union Money Transfer service uses advanced technology and a unique, worldwide computer network to ensure quick payout in more than 200 countries.

Money is available for collection in minutes, subject to agents operating hours and differences in time zones



If you are an Absa customer and a registered user, you can experience the convenience of sending or receiving money with internet banking and/or cellphone banking

The money is available within minutes, depending on when the banks are open and the time differences around the world.

The Fliz Bike; A bicycle with no pedals

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Bicycles have been the same from years ago until today. Of course, there are some aspects that have changed such as the materials used, the bike’s design, and the technology used to make it faster. Other than that, bikes remain bikes; a two wheeled vehicles with two pedals that require you to use your legs in order to be transported from a location to another.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 1All the things mentioned above (the bike’s design) started to become boring to engineers and designers. This is why, they tried to change a little bit, but in fact, they changed a lot! Their latest invention that had to do with “bicycles” made the go wild and remove the part that has to do with pedals, and this is where “The Fliz Bike” came from.

Moreover, we cannot know if the changes were done for the better, but we surely can know that they were made for a more entertaining cycling experience.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 2In fact, The Fliz, is a German word that means the whiz or dash, has totally deleted the pedals part or the bicycle, and connected the two wheels by a somewhat bridge that has a thing similar to a life jacket hanging from it where you put your body and buckle up.

In addition, The Fliz works depending on the user’s legs. He or she has to walk, and slowly start running, which makes the wheels spin faster, and in turn, take the person to the desired location.

Furthermore, The Fliz has so many benefits such as, making your body move, providing easy exercise with no probability for him or her to feel hot because, due to its use outside, and its constant movement, the air keeps on cooling his or her body.

Finally, this invention has been subject to criticism, but the thing that should be noted is that it did not come to replace the original bicycle.

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