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November 23, 2012

Chef René Redzepi creates Noma's signature dish, "The hen and the egg"

Noma in Copenhagen is a Michelin 2-Star restaurant that has been voted "Best in the World" on San Pellegrino's list for three straight years.

Here, chef gives a lesson.

[via The Entertaining Business]

November 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Plunger Bottle Stopper


"Plunge stops up your bottle with an airtight seal so your wine will live to be sipped another day."


Wood and silicone.



[via Things That Look Like Other Things]

November 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine

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Wrote Mary Roach, author of "Stiff" and "Packing for Mars": "My fantasy holiday is a week spent locked in the archives of the National Library of Medicine, so you can imagine how excited I am about this book. It's an incomparable treasure trove. I hugged it to my chest like a four-year-old with a new pair of shoes."

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Wrote John Harley Warner, Chair of History of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine: "Opening this volume is like lifting up the lid of a treasure chest. The images and artifacts from the NLM's historical coffers are intriguing, sometimes startling, unfailingly fascinating, and made all the more evocative by the authoritative, playful short reflections, many written by leading scholars in the history of medicine. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully produced, this is an amazing exploration of the visual and material cultures of health, medicine, and the body in their widest and most imaginative reaches."

The book is now online — free, the way we way like it.

[via Richard Kashdan]

November 23, 2012 at 08:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack



Too late for yesterday's festivities but plenty of time before the next round next month.


Res ipsa loquitur.



November 23, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Apple shows the way: Red for Right

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I've been banging on for years about the simplicity and elegance of putting the R on the right earphone or earbud in red so you don't have to try to find and then read the tiny letter.

Guess what?

On Apple's new earpods for the Gen 7 nano, they've gone and done just that.

To be sure, they couldn't bring themselves to go all Full Monty and do the same with the iPhone's earpods, but it's a start.

In the photo up top, the [Red R] nano earbud is on the right and the iPhone iteration on the left.

Big UPS to my favorite company and to the person there who decided to think different.

This one, hey, it's not rocket surgery.


Note added at 6:34 p.m. today: Joe Peach commented on this post; in the link he provided was another link to a Facebook page on the subject with over 69,000 Likes.

November 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack




11.5" x 8.75".

0.040 indoor/outdoor weatherproof polystyrene (equivalent in thickness to two credit cards).


November 23, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Why anyone with an iPhone would choose Sprint or Verizon over AT&T is a complete mystery to me


Oh, please, don't start in with how poor your AT&T coverage and/or reception is or was.

I don't care.

Whether you initially choose Sprint or Verizon or switch from AT&T, you immediately lose the fantastic power of the iPhone 5 to connect to the web and let you do anything you like while you're talking to someone.

I find this function so invaluable and important that I simply cannot understand why a sane person would throw it away in the name of a better voice connection.

Who talks on the phone anymore anyway?

Think like an anesthesiologist.

November 23, 2012 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (10) | TrackBack

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