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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."

June 28, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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.


Apply within.

June 28, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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:

[via DeMilked]

June 28, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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."


Apply within.


[via The Green Head]

June 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

bookofjoeTV is on the air:


Click here


to enter the event.


June 28, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (9) | TrackBack



Scissors and tape combined into one.


Takes standard 1/2" roll tape.


June 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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,

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were believed extinct in 1920.


Turns out they are alive and well.


[via Kay (Leah)]

June 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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."




[via CSYCB]

June 28, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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