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Mar 14, 2012

How to: Make an Alka-Seltzer Rocket

created at: 03/14/2012

DIY comic website Howtoons offers a fun, fast, and easy project for creating a small propulsion rocket using regular Alka-Seltzer tabs as… read more

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Mar 14, 2012

Modern WPA Posters for GOOD Magazine

created at: 03/14/2012

For their latest issue, GOOD magazine invited designer and artist Dan Cassaro to create six full-page illustrations insprired by the WPA's Federal Art Project.

The designs incorporated motivating statements for these times,… read more

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Mar 14, 2012

Video: "Fresh Guacamole," a Charming Stop-Motion Short by PES

Adam Pesapane, known as PES, is a talented animator known for his use of real 3D objects to suggests the colors and shapes of, er, other actual things. You may know his excellent "Spaghetti Western," or the "Human Skateboard" commercials from a few years ago.

This week, PES, released another short, "Fresh Guacamole" in which a grenade filled with Play-Doh and a billiard ball avocado, a baseball/gaming dice onion, and Monopoly house jalapeño get mashed to become a tasty guac served with fresh poker chips.

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Mar 14, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 14, 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.

A boy with a lightning tattoo - a month ago, Winston Kemp was struck by lightning, and the mark of the electrical charge is still visible in his skin. This branching pattern is known as the Lichtenberg… read more

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Mar 13, 2012

Men's Winter Style Survival Guide

created at: 03/13/2012

Okay, I know. "Chris," you're thinking, "It's nearly the middle of march. Winter's over, man! Spring has sprung."

Precisely. The stores are full of spring clothing now, meaning that all the winter stuff is on a significant discount. So now's the time to stock up on some high-end winter essentials that were (likely) previously out of your budget, but are now much more… read more

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Mar 13, 2012

Sweeping Beauty: Temporary Graffiti Made with Water and a Broom

Niels 'Shoe' Meulman has hit the streets of Singapore for a different kind of street art installation: one made simply with water. The Dutch artist demonstrates his incredible talent as a calligrapher by freehanding ornamental type with a bucket of water and a household broom. And he completes the entire thing in less than two minutes. 

Watch the video below to see Shoe's amazing skill in… read more

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Mar 13, 2012

Modern Movie Posters for Classic Cartoons

For the past year, artist Tom Whalen has been working a series of new contemporary posters for some of the classic cartoons throughout the history of animation. Printed and sold by the Austin-based movie poster publisher Mondo, these works, "generally sell out within minutes of being offered online—these guys are literally printing money."

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Mar 12, 2012

How to: Adapt "Modernist Cuisine" Techniques for Contemporary Cooking at Home

created at: 03/12/2012

If you've seen any sort of cooking shows on television, or read food magazines, or cookbooks, or. you know, go to restaurants...you've noticed there's been a change in the way that high end chefs are preparing our food. Laboratory equipment and texture-altering (but perfectly healthly) chemicals have found their ways into restaurant kitchens, fusing the best of scientific understanding with the art of cooking.

Some have called it "molecular gastronomy," and many "modernist cuisine," but most of these techniques haven't really been available to the home chef without an immersion circulator, tanks of liquid nitrogen, and a lab storage facility next to their spice cabinet.

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Mar 12, 2012

Infographic: How Do You Compare to the Average Man?

created at: 03/12/2012

ManMade was founded on the idea that there's no such thing as the "average man," at least as far as creativity and hobbies go... But, as a site and community dedicated to making fruitful lifestyle choices, it is interesting to see how our own lives and habits might stack up against our peers. Compared to the "mean" man, let's say.  

For example, check out this graph on average men's fitness to see how your health compares to others. Not like a locker room, howmanypushupscanyoudo sorta… read more

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Mar 12, 2012

A 24-Hour Cupcake Dispensing ATM

Popular Beverly Hills, California bakery Sprinkles are poised to released the greatest technological accomplishment since PeeWee Herman's breakfast machine: a twenty-four hour cupcake dispensing ATM.

"The ATM will reportedly dispense cupcakes for both humans… read more

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