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October 2, 2011

Upside down baking pans make cookie bowls


Wrote Richard Kashdan, "I was trying to find where to buy such a thing, but people talk like you take a regular pan & turn it upside down."

Wrote 9gag, "This changes everything,"

Think of the possibilities.

Ice cream, for one....

October 2, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

T-Rex Staple Remover


From ThisIsWhyImBroke: "Own the coolest staple remover on the cubicle block. This clever design looks like a T-Rex and kind of makes you wonder how well they would do in a corporate environment had they not gone extinct."

Note to ThisIsWhyImBroke: They're not extinct; in fact, they have found a niche in the corporate environment.




October 2, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"Ashes to ammo" — Company turns loved ones' ashes into hunting ammunition

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That's different.

Two weeks ago we learned about how you can incorporate a loved one's ashes into a tree.

Now comes a company called Holy Smokes with an alternative.

Excerpts from Marty Roney's September 29 USA Today story follow.

A pair of Alabama conservation enforcement officers think they've come up with the perfect way for avid hunters to honor their loved ones for eternity.

Officers Thad Holmes and Clem Parnell have launched Holy Smoke LLC, a company that will, for a price, load cremated human ash into shotgun shells, and rifle and pistol cartridges.

It's the perfect life celebration for someone who loves the outdoors or shooting sports, Parnell says.

The company, launched in July, shipped out its first two orders on Sept. 16 — one from Florida and one from Kentucky — Holmes says.

It has established www.myholysmoke.com to promote the service and traffic on it has been growing, Holmes says.

For $850, one pound of ash will be loaded into 250 shotgun shells. The ash is mixed in the cups that hold the shot, not the powder.

The same amount of ash will fill the bullets of 100 standard caliber center-fire rifle rounds or 250 pistol rounds. For the rifle and pistol ammunition, the ash is put into the tips of hollow-point bullets with the cavity sealed with wax.

"Some people have been concerned that a small amount of ash will remain in the animal that is shot with the ammunition, Holmes said. "But it's just carbon, and a small amount at that. You don't have anything to worry about."

The process takes about 48 hours from the time the ashes are received, Holmes said.

"The people we use are all experienced reloaders and know exactly what we want them to do, he said. "Only one bag of ash will be opened at a time, and the equipment will be thoroughly cleaned before the next set of remains is loaded.

I guess "ashes to ashes" is no longer operative.

October 2, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

USB Soldering Iron


Perfect Christmas present for Erin Biba.

From the website:



This pen-sized soldering iron is smallest and most convenient we've seen.

Just plug the iron into your USB port and in 15 seconds you're ready to solder.

The iron is equipped with a pushbutton switch to turn it on and off and heats up and cools down in the blink of an eye.

It will even run off of a 9-volt battery for all those sticky "MacGyver" situations where you need to solder "now!"


The onboard ultra-bright white LED tells you that the iron is hot and illuminates your work area.

The low-power iron achieves temperatures of 480°C, consuming just 4-6W/5V @800mA.

Includes USB Y-cable, 9-volt battery adapter and mini sponge.




October 2, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Street Keyboard


From My Modern Metropolis: "Flickr user Timo Arnall came upon this artistic gem on the streets of Brussels, Belgium. It's none other than the clever AZERTY keyboard. This layout is specifically designed for the characters of the Latin alphabet on a typewriter or keyboard."

[via Fancy, GeyserOfAwesome, Neatorama and clickrchart]

October 2, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Nintendo Gameboy Dress


From ThisIsWhyImBroke:


"The Nintendo Gameboy dress is the ultimate way to ensure you'll never run out of Facebook stalkers."





October 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Experts' Expert: How to fold fitted sheets


[via Jennifer Leigh Design and Richard Kashdan]

October 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Arcade Light Switch


From ThisIsWhyImBroke: "Convert your boring home light switches to this nostalgic arcade style. They're great for gamerooms or kids' rooms but look especially cool in your parents' basement that you still live in at the disturbing age of 31." [their italics]


Mix or match any of eight colors.




[via Richard Kashdan]

October 2, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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