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May 10, 2012

The Birthday Card that Turns into a Shot Glass

Designer Ross Moody has turned the well-wishing birthday card into something the celebrated can actually use: a shot glass. As the card itself says, " No seriously. This card turns into a shot glass. Get to… read more

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May 10, 2012

How a Bicycle is Made...in 1942

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 05/10/2012

May is National Bike Month, and I found this fascinating video of how bicycles were built in 1942. It's always awesome to watch old timey craftsman at work.

The best part?… read more

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May 10, 2012

The Metrocard Project

created at: 05/10/2012

The Metrocard Project is an ongoing collective art collaboration that experiments with redesigning the iconic New York City Metrocard in new, unique… read more

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May 09, 2012

How to: Make Pad Thai Popcorn [Video]

Thai cuisine is all about the balance of four essential taste experiences: salty, sweet, sour, and piquancy (spicy heat). (Some would also add bitter to the list). This is well-represented by the most well-known Thai dish in the U.S. - Pad Thai (its name refers to its identity as a national dish of Thailand, with the pad coming from it's being cooked in wok - literally, stir-fried… read more

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May 09, 2012

How To Spice Up a Dull Landscape Painting: Put a Monster On It

created at: 05/09/2012

Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing:… read more

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May 09, 2012

How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck ‘Gold Coin Swim’

created at: 05/09/2012

When I was a kid, I loved nearly everything about Ducktales - the myth and culture-based plotlines, that guy that could count everything really fast then turn into a robot, to the oh-so-evil and impossibly named Flintheart Glomgold. But, even as a five-year-old, I was a skeptic about the famous Moneybin. I even remember asking my dad how it was possible to land on a giant pile of coins and sinking in, instead of just going splat on the surface. I even got out a jar of pennies and jammed them with my fist to see if I could break… read more

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May 09, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 09, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Designers Philippe Stark and scientist David Edward have invented WA|HH Quantum Sensations, an alcohol spray that gets you instantlyread more

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May 09, 2012

A Camera That Prints Text Descriptions Instead of Photos?

created at: 05/08/2012

Matt Richardson created a very unique camera that manages to be both technologically sophisticated, yet lo-fi enough to make pinhole cameras seem advanced. When a picture is taken with this camera you actually don't get a picture at all…the camera prints out a description of the picture instead. Confused? Stay with me for a second and I'll… read more

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May 08, 2012

How to: Make the Best Pancakes Ever

I grew up thinking I didn't like pancakes. As I grew up and learned to cook for myself, I realized I what I didn't like was Bisquick and fake maple-flavored syrup. Pancakes, on the other hand, (at least the first 75% of eating… read more

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May 08, 2012

The Avengers and the Dogs That Look Like Them

created at: 05/08/2012

I have not seen The Avengers film yet. I probably couldn't even name all of them if I tried. (Thinks about it...) Nope, I can't.

I do, however, think this is very… read more

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