Archive for November, 2014

Raising Red Pandas [video]

23 Thanksgiving Food Facts [video]

Historys First Celebrity Chefs

ancient-cookMental_floss reported –

Since Julia Child created and began hosting the television cooking show The French Chef in 1963, making finer fare more accessible and feasible for the general public, it seems as if the celebrity chef has been a staple of pop culture—with interest in the culinary masters reaching peak popularity in today’s Food Network age. But before Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio, before Martha Stewart and Lidia Bastianich, and even before Julia Child, how did cooks become chefs and how did chefs become famous? Who exactly were the first “celebrity chefs”? We’re going to start at the very beginning…

Read about all 8 chefs of old HERE.

 

 

Color Photos Of The Hindenburg’s Interior

This is something that I had not seen before. These 10 pictures show the passenger accommodations aboard the Hindenburg zeppelin.

See all 10 pics HERE.

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The Band-Aid Of The Future – VetiGel [video]

Smart Billboards From Science World [pics]

See more of them HERE.

smart-billboardsSee more of them HERE.

35 Amazing Photos From This Week In The News

thisweek-sA group of fantastic hi-res photos from recent events. Go to pics.

 

I Like The New Print Magazine From CNet …But

CnetMag-sWhen I heard that CNet was to begin publishing a new print edition, I was both excited and dumbfounded. Excited because I was a big fan of computer magazines 10-15 years ago; most of those publications are no more. Dumbfounded because no one was dared to bring out a new computer magazine in years.

I bought the first issue and was immediately impressed that the magazine has much of the look and feel of Wired magazine (one of the few magazines I still receive). After reading the magazine, I was happy that the magazine was more technology/gadget focused than Wired. The new CNet magazine is a technology/gadget publication, not a computer magazine. Desktops are nowhere to be seen and laptops receive only scant mention. As it is 2014, phones get the bulk of coverage. There is also coverage of high tech motorcycles, smart homes, and battery technology to round things out. It is $6 at the news stand and will be published 4 times per year. Overall, I’m pleased with the magazine, and plan to subscribe, however, that brings me to the but.

… But

Who will support this publication? Sure, an old fart, like me, will pay $6 for a print copy, but how many younger folks will buy a magazine when they do their reading on their phones or tablets. CNet apparently is well aware of this, as the only subscription option I could find is for 2 issues. Yes, 2 issues – the current one and the next one. Way to instill confidence in your product! I guess I’ll just enjoy it while it exists.

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Funny Legal Case Names

lawdegreeA few pages have collected some of the more bizarrely named court cases, such as; People v. Booger, Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin), and everyone’s favorite – Batman v. Commissioner.

Check out other crazy cases HERE and HERE and HERE.

 

Think Your Office Sucks? Here Are the 15 Saddest Desks

messydesk-sSadly, Wired put the pics in a slideshow, but most of us will feel better about our relative good fortune just by looking at the depressing desks that others work at.

See the sadness HERE.

The Lyrebird’s Song [video]

A Nerd Walks Into A Bathroom… [comic]

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