Optimus Prime Cake

Some lady wanted to do something special for her husband’s 30th, so she ordered a huge Optimus Prime cake from a local Nashville cake shop. Optimus Prime cake by The French Confection She writes: The … read more

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PC EZ-Bake – a personal mini-oven for your computer

Think of something that doesn’t have anything to do with computers, and you’ll probably find there’s some gadget for it anyway. Take this PC EZ-Bake oven. It’s a mini-oven that fits in a 5 1/4 … read more

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Rice paddy paintings

Pink Tentacle reports about amazing works of art created from rice fields. 36 Views of Mount Fuji From the article: Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop … read more

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Funny Shaped Japanese Watermelons and Cucumbers

Have you ever found some oddly shaped vegetable in the supermarket? Sometimes fruits and vegetables come in funny shapes naturally, sometimes they’re specifically grown that way. Funny Watermelon faces From PingMag: There’s one thing you … read more

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Don’t know what pizza to order?

If you can’t decide which pizza to get, perhaps this random pizza generator might be of help. Random image of a pizza (homemade mushroom pizza by mouser) Note: The site generates a random pizza by … read more

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Hungry Planet: fifteen different homes, fifteen different dinner tables

I read about Peter Menzel’s book Hungry Planet a few weeks ago in a newspaper and today found TIME has a collection of pictures from the book online. Spot the difference between the Revis family … read more

Candyfab 4000: Solid freeform fabrication with pure sugar

Evil Mad Scientist has an article on their Candyfab 4000, a home-built three dimensional fabricator that prints large, low-resolution objects out of pure sugar. 3D Fabricator Project: a little dodecahedron, a toroidal coil, and a … read more

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Hack your toaster: Retro art toast

Instructables has instructions on how to mod your toaster so you can have retro art toast for breakfast. Yes, I’ve been caught by the art toaster rage and have made my own. Just some Aluminum … read more

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Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

From the West Virginia Surf Report: Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate representation in … read more

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Coffee meets Milk

YouSayToo has a wonderful collection of pictures called Coffee meets Milk. Coffee meets Milk Visit YouSayToo for more beautiful images.

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Deep Fryer or Aquarium?

Is this a deep fryer or an aquarium? Goldfish in a deep fryer Check the video on this website! Okay, so the goldfish are just in there to prove a point. The guy who built … read more

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Watch out for these sugar ants!

You probably know sweet food attracts ants, but in this case the ants are the sugar! Ant Sugar by Asobi Tsuchiya I don’t know if any other languages have this saying, but in the Netherlands … read more

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Edible Chess cutters

I can’t play chess very well, so I don’t know how many opponents’ pieces I would get to eat, but this edible chess set looks pretty sweet! Edible Chess! From Biggles.com: Chess pastry cutters handmade … read more

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The World’s Hottest Chile Pepper

I like my peppers hot (check my Nov. 2006 KVR contest entry), but perhaps this Bhut Jolokia (or Naga Jolokia) chili pepper is a tad too much! From this article at NMSU: Bhut Jolokia, at … read more

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Chocolate Wii Controller

Flickr user Balakov has some pics of Nintendo’s Wiimote and nunchuck controllers in white chocolate. Balakov’s Chocolate Wii Controllers Wondering what to do with the packaging that your wiimote and nunchuck controller came in? Why … read more

Make your own potato chips in a microwave!

Tokyomango reports about this microwave potato chip maker. A Microwave Potato Chip maker This is a microwave potato chip maker. Good for those who are having movie night at their house but only have a … read more

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What do cows eat anyway?

I’m not terribly involved in health or environmental issues, but reading this article on Gristmill did make me think a bit more about the food I eat. I grew up in a rural area in … read more

What does 200 calories look like?

Wisegeek has some cool visualization of different types of food in 200 calorie portions. When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of calories as a small spoonful of peanut … read more

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You are what you eat

Chris Gillett took pictures of all he ate for a year. Every breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack Chris ate during the entire year of 2005 was digitally captured, totalling 2,550 images. All these images were … read more

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Mystery Solved: Why Gorillas Eat Rotting Wood

From LiveScience.com: After observing mountain gorillas in Uganda for nearly a year, scientists believe they have discovered why the animals eat decayed wood and lick tree stumps, behaviors that have puzzled primate researchers for decades. … read more

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