Man Made DIY


Nov 06, 2012

Roundup: 12 Tasty Recipes Using Beer

The unique flavor components of beer - the malt, yeasts, bitter hops, and the like - are pretty unique, and can't really be mimmicked using other ingredients. Which means: You should cook with it. Like, as an ingredient in the dish, … read more


Nov 06, 2012

State of the Art: The Electoral College Explained in M&Ms

To remind you of exactly how the presidential elections work in the U.S., Christoph Niemann offers this little visual M&Ms.   … read more


Nov 06, 2012

Dutch Scientists Create Concrete that Heals Itself with Built-in Bacteria

Concrete is amazing stuff, and fun to work with in your own art and DIY projects. But, if it suffers a crack, the surrounding material will begin to disintegrate.

So, a team of scientists in the Netherlands have a created a new mix that can regenerate itself with the help of handy nutrient-munching bacteria.… read more


Nov 02, 2012

How to: Sharpen an Axe (A Step-by-Step Guide)

created at: 04/16/2013

Like kitchen knives, scissors, and most things designed to cut solid material into smaller pieces, an axe is only as good as its edge.   … read more


Nov 02, 2012

How to: Make Easy Colorful Rainbow Pasta at Home

At first glance, those of us without kids may take a look at these brightly colored pasta noodles and say, "When would I ever do that." That's what I did, of course. And then I thought about it...and thought about it...and then the question soon became, "When would I not?"   … read more


Nov 02, 2012

The Best Mustache in America?

created at: 11/02/2012

In honor of Movember, the Mustache Institute has given the 2012 "Mustached American of the Year" to … read more


Nov 01, 2012

How to: Make Your Own Sparkling Apple Cider at Home

When we were kids, my sister and I rarely fought...unless it was the holiday season, and there were bottles of sparkling grape juice or apple cider to be slurped! We weren't allowed much soda, so the chance to celebrate the season with something fizzy was always a treat, and cause for fisticuffs!   … read more


Nov 01, 2012

15 Natural Wood Grain Gadgets

Many (most?) guys appreciate the utility and drool-factor of modern technology and gadgets (smartphones, tablets, and the like) but prefer a bit of the "old school" analog vibe to warm them up a bit.

These wood grain gadgets and accessories make the best of both worlds: the latest technology, with classic styling.    … read more


Oct 31, 2012

How to: 3 "Dexter"-Inspired Blood Splatter Cocktails to Make for Halloween

Whether you've a fairly stocked bar to draw on, or you need to make a pit stop at the store before the Trick-or-Treaters arrive in a few hours, make sure whatever you'll be enjoying tonight is seasonal, tasty, and just scary enough to be these three "blood splatter" cocktail recipes that can be as eerie as you want 'em. A "Trinity" of Dexter-inspired drinks, if you will. (Get it?)

   … read more


Oct 31, 2012

Our Favorite Pumpkin of the Year: The TMNT Krang-O-Lantern

I haven't carved a pumpkin in years. I didn't really like doing it as a kid, and I especially don't like doing it now. Will I clean a sugar pumpkin out and cook with it? Absolutely. But a decorative job? For some reason...not for me.

created at: 10/31/2012

Which is why I'm especially appreciative when some inspired home squash… read more

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