The 404 582: Where we give 'em the horns (podcast)

Today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast kicks off with breaking news from Nintendo announcing a partnership with the American Heart Association.


Thanks to Ron for sending us a 404 sticker picture from his ski trip to Big Bear, Calif! Ronald Ladrillono/The 404

Today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast kicks off with breaking news from Nintendo, which just announced a partnership with the American Heart Association .

In an effort to combat the irrefutable evidence that video games will make you fat, all Nintendo retail boxes will proudly display the AHA's heart-shaped logo in conjunction with a Web site offering healthy-lifestyle tips.

It's going to take more than a sticker to encourage kids to engage in an active lifestyle, but the AHA is willing to compromise with "active-play video games" like the Wii Fit and the Wii Vitality Sensor that literally force kids off the couch and onto their feet.

We're all still curious to know how Nintendo will integrate the Vitality Sensor into games without seeming gimmicky (especially in a market already saturated with plastic toy accessories), although Jeff has an idea for Wii Real Life that you have to hear!


We got an overwhelmingly disgusted response from you guys over the weekend about last Friday's "Chicken feet" (KICKSTAND! CHICKEN FEET!) episode, but we refuse to apologize because it sounds like China isn't the only country that eats chicken feet.

404 listener Serbia from Clarkkov tells us the Slavic people actually eat boiled chicken feet, pig feet, sheep meat, and selected appendages from the bull. Nom nom nom nom...anybody? Guys?

And while we're on the subject of Chinese people, Wilson helps us narrate a New York Times slideshow about the wonderfully confusing world of Chinglish. Some might know the word Chinglish from its euphemism "Engrish," but both terms are acceptable to describe the nonsensical merging of English and Chinese.

Jeff defers to the two Chinese guys in the room for translations, although it's anyone's guess as to what "The Jew's Ear Juice" drink tastes like.


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