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What Coke Contains

What Coke Contains - fascinating stuff. A much smaller proportion of the syrup is flavors. These include vanilla, which is the fruit of a Mexican orchid that has been dried and cured for around three months; cinnamon, the inner bark of a Sri Lankan tree; coca-leaf which comes from South America and is processed in […]

Kill the Penny Already

It costs 1.6 cents to make one penny because of the rising price of zinc. Previously on NSLog();… Canada Kills the Penny (Again) | NSLog();, Kill the Penny!!! | NSLog();, and Get Rid of the Penny | NSLog();.

8 Water Tricks

Each are relatively easily explained. The coolest ones, though, are the the ones with water at the freezing point… And it's easier to get water at that point than you may think: it stays 32° until it all turns to ice. I did notice too how the "screen/toothpicks" one, the top of the jar is […]

Uhm… Good on ya, dude.

The Dictionary!

You're probably using the wrong dictionary I do not have this first kind of dictionary. In fact I would have never thought to use a dictionary the way McPhee uses his, and the simple reason is that I've never had a dictionary worth using that way. If you were to look up the word "intention" […]

Count to ten when a plane goes down… Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter from Eric Kissack on Vimeo.

Suck it, England. (Filler post, heh heh heh.)

Kickstarter Wallets

If you've ever wondered why there are so many wallets on Kickstarter, they've published an article on that. Wallets are a perennial around here: one of a handful of products you’ll consistently see at least two or three of on the site, well on their way to being funded, any time you look. Minimalist wallets, […]

Gyroscopic Precession

Very well done video. The bike tire example is nicely done.

Don't assume that everyone else is going to drive properly. Others make mistakes, but you can avoid accidents by driving defensively.

They had a security breach. Log on and update your eBay password if you haven't already. That is all for this public service announcement.

Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets. Not motorcyclists. Bikers. Bike riders. There's very little evidence to support the idea that bicycling is terribly dangerous. In fact, wearing a helmet may make you more likely to get in in an accident.

The Illusion of Life

The illusion of life from cento lodigiani on Vimeo. The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries […]

$15 Minimum Wage

Wow. That's about $30k/year if you work full-time.

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