Wired provides a look at a robotic arm that tests car buttons by pressing them 50,000 times. (My kids can double that number on one drive to school.)

+ Jennie Price on the shame of being married to a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra).

+ “Police say two carjackers almost got away with a vehicle near Ocala’s downtown skating rink Wednesday night — but they didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.”

+ At long last, the Quartz Chart of the Year.

+ 15 facts about fruitcake.