The 404 1,106: Where the legend continues (podcast)

We've heard stories about 3D printers being used for both good and evil, but we're not sure how to categorize a company in Japan offering pregnant women a 3D-printed model of their unborn fetuses. Gross. Other stories on today's podcast include a crowdsourced funding site for porn, Amazon accidentally shipping assault rifles, and a sealed first-gen iPhone hitting eBay for $10,000.

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Japanese companies offer a 3D-printed model of your unborn child.

- Offbeatr is the Kickstarter for porn.

- DC resident orders TV on Amazon, gets assault rifle instead.

- Sealed first-gen iPhone hits eBay for $10,000.

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Expect tantrums from BabyPlan

If you're serious about getting pregnant, you probably know that tracking your menstrual cycles and ovulation is a great way to increase your odds. There are plenty of ways to do this; you can do it the old-fashioned way, using a calendar, or there are any number of Web sites that can do much of the work for you. Or, if you're an Excel user, you can use a spreadsheet.

That's what BabyPlan is: an Excel workbook that helps you calculate your cycle length, predict ovulation, calculate due dates, and even predict the sex of your baby. … Read more

Baby got bass: Speakers for the unborn

Surrounding pregnant bellies with speakers isn't exactly new.

Earlier this year, I wrote about the Ritmo by Nuvo Group, an oddly named sound system through which unborn babies are subjected to the musical playlists of their supposedly fashionable mothers.

More recently, a new and improved fetus speaker system called Sound Beginnings hit the market, and while the idea of wrapping wombs in speakers may ring wrong to some, the company behind the device, Creative Baby, makes an interesting point: this is a surefire way for traveling or military partners to familiarize their unborn children with their voices.

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Where we can't show you our tattoos


UPDATE: NASA Etsy contest story here. co-founder Michael Galpert joins us to talk about Adobe's latest online foray into a bad version of Photoshop (on the Web!). Plus a transgendered male is pregnant, and we start a contest (on a completely unrelated note) to create human-animal hybrids. If you want to win the board game Weird USA or just for the Hell of it, send us photos of the 404 host or just some guys as animal hybrids. Listen now: Download today's podcast