Archive for January, 2014

Birds Once Learned To Perform Surgery On Toads [video]

You Can’t Do That To Ramen Noodles!

grilledramenCampusSqueeze.com has a “recipe” for grilling ramen noodles like a steak. I can add nothing else.

Check it out HERE.

 

 

400 HP Nissan Engine Weighs Only 88 Pounds

nissans-three-cylinder-sAccording to MotorAuthority –

The engine is code-named the DIG-T R and in addition to its 400-horsepower peak power rating it also develops a maximum 280 pound-feet of torque–numbers that make it almost comparable with some V-8 engines still on the market. At a ratio of 4.5 horsepower per pound, the new engine even has a better power-to-weight ratio than the new turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 engines to be used in Formula One this season. The engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder putting out an incredible 400 horsepower, but what’s more impressive is that the engine weighs just 88 pounds, which means a human is quite capable of carrying it (turbocharger and all), as NISMO chief Shoichi Miyatani demonstrates above.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

 

Cool Photo Blog – Unsplash.com

upsplash-sI just came across Unsplash.com, an interesting photo blog; lots of great high res photos – just keep scrolling down.

Check out Unsplash.com

 

A Guide To American Football [video]

Tikker – The Watch That Counts Down Your Life

tikkercarousel-sMyTikker.com is accepting pre-orders for Tikker – The Death Watch ($59.00). The watch counts down the time until you are expected to exit this mortal coil. I find it rather depressing, but I would probably feel more optimistic about this gadget if I were 20 years younger. If you are not creeped out and want your own Death Watch, get it HERE.

 

She Doesn’t ‘Like-Like’ You [comic]

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Zach King’s ‘Magic’ Vine Compilation [video]

Everything From This 1991 Radio Shack Ad You Can Now Do With Your Phone

2014-01-16-radioshackad-sA HuffingtonPost article points out how technology has advanced in the last 23 years, by comparing the products for sale at Radio Shack in 1991 with his smart phone.

So here’s the list of what I’ve replaced with my iPhone.

  • All weather personal stereo, $11.88. I now use my iPhone with an Otter Box.
  • AM/FM clock radio, $13.88. iPhone.
  • In-Ear Stereo Phones, $7.88. Came with iPhone.
  • Microthin calculator, $4.88. Swipe up on iPhone.
  • Tandy 1000 TL/3, $1599. I actually owned a Tandy 1000, and I used it for games and word processing. I now do most of both of those things on my phone.
  • VHS Camcorder, $799. iPhone.
  • Mobile Cellular Telephone, $199. Obvs.
  • Mobile CB, $49.95. Ad says “You’ll never drive ‘alone’ again!” iPhone.
  • 20-Memory Speed-Dial phone, $29.95.
  • Deluxe Portable CD Player, $159.95. 80 minutes of music, or 80 hours of music? iPhone.
  • 10-Channel Desktop Scanner, $99.55. I still have a scanner, but I have a scanner app, too. iPhone.
  • Easiest-to-Use Phone Answerer, $49.95. iPhone voicemail.
  • Handheld Cassette Tape Recorder, $29.95. I use the Voice Memo app almost daily.
  • BONUS REPLACEMENT: It’s not an item for sale, but at the bottom of the ad, you’re instructed to ‘check your phone book for the Radio Shack Store nearest you.’ Do you even know how to use a phone book?

You’d have spent $3,054.82 in 1991 to buy all the stuff in this ad that you can now do with your phone. That amount is roughly equivalent to about $5,100 in 2012 dollars.

Read the entire article HERE.

 

 

19 Creatively Photoshopped Photos

Cosmic-Girl-sCoolDigitalPhotography presents an excellent set of photo compositions.

See all 19 pics HERE.

 

 

Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America

merica-sA Mental_floss article outlined four tips for Russians visiting the US. The short versions of the tips are below :

1. On Giving Gifts to Americans

Short Version: Don’t worry about gifts. It’s not a big deal to Americans and can even make them feel bad. If you do gift, go really Russian, they love that. Also did you know bribery was illegal in America? Be careful of that.

2. On Talking to American Women

The short version: American women are a little uptight. They might call the cops if you look at them too long. And don’t be gallant, that creeps them out.

3. On Socializing With Americans

Short Version: Americans are delicate buttercups by Russian standards, so be gentle. They get all touchy when you show up at their house uninvited and get their feelings hurt just because you hang up on them when you’re done talking. They also do this thing with their legs that is so annoying. Bring them a badminton racket, they go crazy for those. Oh! And when they say, “See you later,” they’re totally lying. And whatever you do, don’t mention the magnetic storm.

4. On American Optimism

Short Version: These people do not stop smiling. Also, they don’t want to hear your problems because it interrupts their smiling. “Surviving” makes you a hero over there. Here it just means you were unlucky, but not unlucky enough to have died.

Read more about it HERE.

 

2013 – Year In Review [video]

This is the best Year In Review for 2013 video that I have seen.


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