Archive for March, 2018

What Is ‘Mad Honey’?

According to Modern Farmer –

The dark, reddish, “mad honey,” known as deli bal in Turkey, contains an ingredient from rhododendron nectar called grayanotoxin — a natural neurotoxin that, even in small quantities, brings on light-headedness and sometimes, hallucinations. In the 1700s, the Black Sea region traded this potent produce with Europe, where the honey was infused with drinks to give boozers a greater high than alcohol could deliver.

Continue reading HERE.

21 Lies You Were Told As A Kid

Interesting list from BuzzFeed.

Most Crowded Island on Earth [video]

Face Licker – Your Candy Doppelganger

Now anyone can get a lollipop sculpted to their own likeness. And, $57 seems like a bargain for such a work of art.

Order one now at FireBox.

The Week in Pictures – March 15 – 22

Newsworthy photos from NBC. Check them out HERE.

Gâteau à la Broche – Cake On a Spit [video]

Museum of Failure

According to SCPR.org –

What do Harley-Davidson’s perfume, Bic’s pens “For Her” and Google Glass all have in common? They were all total flops. That’s the reason they’re all on display at the new Museum of Failure exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum in Downtown Los Angeles.

Continue reading HERE.

Ernő Rubik – The Man Behind The Cube [video]

IBM’s New Salt Grain-Sized Computer

According to Mashable –

March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company’s flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world’s smallest computer. They’re not kidding: It’s literally smaller than a grain of salt. 

Continue reading HERE.

Surfing in Norway [pics]

According to The Atlantic –

Agence France-Press photographer Olivier Morin recently spent time with surfers on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. Above the Arctic Circle, men and women were taking surf lessons in snowstorms on Unstad Beach, with air temperatures dropping to around 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-13 degrees Celsius).

Go to photos.

21 Common Phrases That Shakespeare Penned

From MentalFloss –

But an incredible number of lines from his plays have become so ingrained into modern vernacular that we no longer recognize them as lines from plays at all. Here are 21 phrases you use but may not have known came from the Bard of Avon.

Go to the article.

1928 Penny Farthing Bike Race [silent video]


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