June 28, 2012
Helpful Hints from joeeze: Steadying stuffed peppers
Now here's something that keeps you up at night, finally put paid to.
Nancy Sullivan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (hometown yeah!) offered the Quick Tip pictured above in the July & August 2012 issue of Cook's Illustrated.
The magazine's Shannon Friedmann Hatch, by way of introduction, wrote, "It can be tricky to stuff bell peppers since their uneven, bulbous ends make unsteady bases. [Prevent] topples with this method."
Ara Safety Pro — Wired's "Most dangerous object in the office this month"
Wrote Aaron Rowe in the July 2012 issue of Wired, "If an actual flame-and-smoke crisis ever erupts in the break room, we're ready. The Ara Safety Pro is like the do-gooder offspring of a fire extinguisher and a smoke grenade. Just pull the pin and toss the 9-pound projectile directly into the blaze. It spews a nontoxic aerosolized powder that lowers heat and chemically blocks the chain reactions that keep the fire burning."
$997.50 apiece when you buy two or more.
Banana Peel Trucker Hat (For Bananas)
The fourth in a series by Brock Davis to have appeared here.
Fair warning: One more on deck.
Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?
And in a sensational live performance, no less:
Miniature Magnetic LED Lights
"These miniature magnetic LED lights stick to metal surfaces and tools, have a pivoting hinge to point the light in any direction, and employ a grip dial to turn the LED on and off."
"A handy lighting solution anytime and anywhere you need someone to hold a flashlight but find yourself alone."
[via The Green Head]
bookofjoeTV is on the air:
Scissors and tape combined into one.
Takes standard 1/2" roll tape.
The rediscovery of the Lord Howe stick insect, Dryococelus australis
Long NPR story short:
The giant flightless stick insects (above and below)
on Lord Howe Island, off Australia in the South Pacific,
were believed extinct in 1920.
Turns out they are alive and well.
[via Kay (Leah)]
Microfiber Wipe T-Shirt
"This T-shirt is specially designed with microfiber stripes so you can give your screens and/or glasses a good cleaning."