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Boston Warehouse Animal House Owl Salt Grinder

Boston Warehouse Animal House Owl Salt Grinder

Owls are well known for being wise; they are also famous for being able to turn their heads around almost in a full circle. The Boston Warehouse Animal House Owl Salt Grinder understands both of these properties.

Although it is labeled a salt grinder, it would probably work just as well for peppercorns. And as everybody who is wise knows, freshly-ground pepper is vastly superior to that powdered stuff that comes in a shaker. To use, just twist to grind for fresh spices; and no worries, this little owl can turn its head all the way around!


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September 24, 2012   6 Comments

Probably Pretend Popinator Project Pitches Popcorn

A company called Popcorn, Indiana has produced the above video highlighting something called the Popinator Project. The company may be real as evidenced by bags of the stuff the can be found in actual stores. But with viral marketing videos being so, well, viral (as well as being fun to blog about), it’s hard to take this at face value.

The Popinator is a:

Fully automated, voice-activated popcorn launching machine, that is triggered by the word pop.

It uses a “binaural microphone system” to figure out how to locate where the voice came from. Then it launches a single kernel into your waiting mouth. Is it real? You be the judge. (And buy some popcorn while at it.)

September 21, 2012   No Comments

Kikkerland Il Motorino Pizza Cutter

Kikkerland Il Motorino Pizza Cutter

First it was Mods vs. Rockers and now this. Mods vs. pizza! The Kikkerland II Motorino Pizza Cutter is a scooter-shaped pizza cutter inspired by an iconic Vespa or Lambretta scooter. Whatever side you happen to be on, for at least one issue there can be no debate: yes, another slice please!

September 19, 2012   No Comments

Mind Over Melon Watermelon Exploder

For some reason, watermelons receive more than their fair share of torture. First, there’s that Gallagher character who takes such glee from destroying the rotund fruits. And then of course, there is the Japanese, who torture melons into shapes that they have no business being forced into. (And cucumbers too.) They have even been corseted into a rubber band trap with predictable results.

Poor watermelons.

And now they must suffer via a direct link to the minds of their destroyers. Snip:

Mind Over Melon is a LVL1 project made by Chris and Brad. It’s purpose is simple: Destroy watermelons with your mind. It uses a Star Wars Force Trainer toy attached to an Arduino FIO with Xbee, paired to another Arduino + Xbee, attached to a 200psi Solenoid Valve. The solenoid valve dumps CO2 into the melon when brain activity reaches a certain threshold.
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Will watermelons ever get a break? I mean eaten. I mean left alone to take over the world in sweet, sweet, pink watery revenge.

(Via Dvice)

September 14, 2012   No Comments

Hot Dog Slic’r

Evriholder HDH Hot Dog Slicer

There has only ever been one time when it has been acceptable to put ketchup on a hot dog and that has been when the age of the eater is still in single digits. Apparently however, this basic truism may have another component: when the hot dog has been sliced into kid-friendly bite-sized pieces with the Evriholder Hot Dog Slic’r. Oh, and if you happen to be a dachshund. Just look at that happy face!

Evriholder HDH Hot Dog Slic'r

June 28, 2012   No Comments

Anything But Snowman Tongs

Amico Pink Plastic Cut out Holes Head Food Tong Bread Clamp Serving Tool a.k.a. Snowman Tongs

Ah, cultural differences. A design that is instantly recognizable to most Americans could be a complete mystery to those from other countries. Take for example, the Amico Pink Plastic Cut out Holes Head Food Tong Bread Clamp Serving Tool. The seller is based in Hong Kong and I guess they just do not have snowmen there. But perhaps the bigger concern here than the lack of snowmen in Hong Kong, is why the heck do snowman tongs exist? Snowmen don’t like heat! Everybody knows that. Oh, wait… ;)

June 22, 2012   No Comments

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