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September 26, 2013

Mariano Rivera's Cutter: The Mechanics of His Singular Pitch

Perhaps the best infographic I've EVER seen.

[via Silvia Killingsworth]

September 26, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Fast Food Salt Shaker




Designed by Marcus Glaser and Michael Kibler.

From the website:


Ceramic egg on rubber wheels with a friction motor.

Wheels pop off for refilling.

Hand made in Germany.


Somewhere, Thomas Kvamme is smiling.


On a related note: How dumb is "Satisfries?" 

Might be just dumb enough to succeed. 

September 26, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Welcome to Guardian Centers, America's premier disaster preparedness and validation center

"The 830-acre complex in Perry, Georgia, available for use 24/7 throughout the year, can simulate almost any disaster, on almost any scale… enabling up to 7,000 participants at a time to train in a realistic cityscape."

Can they run a simulation for you?

September 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Pop Rocks for grown-ups" — 32 Effervescent Breath Treatment with IsoVoxy


Reviewed by Hilary Howard in the New York Times thusly: "These mints are like Pop Rocks for grown-ups. Developed by Dr. Thomas P. Connelly, a cosmetic dentist, the 32 Effervescent Breath Treatment with IsoVoxy [features] four flavors: honey mint, spearmint, lemon mint and the original peppermint. The sugar-free crystals, which you pour onto your tongue to produce the crackling effect, are made with toothpaste additives and zinc in addition to carbon dioxide, the ingredient that creates the party in your mouth."

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30-pack: $23.99.

September 26, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Catme 13/Glass Effect 81 — Up close and personal with the fearsome claws of Gray Cat (video)

Gettin scary wit it.

September 26, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Internet TV/Radio USB Stick — Something to do while we wait for a real Apple TV


From the website:


Instant Internet TV/Radio USB stick lets you enjoy over 2,000 internet TV channels, 9,000 radio stations, and 1,300 games on your computer — with no monthly fees!

All you need is a PC or laptop with a USB port and an Internet connection.

Plug in this handy pocket-sized device and you're ready to go with virtually unlimited streaming access to music, news, sports, and entertainment from around the world.

Compatible with Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7.*


$10.99 (computer not included).

*Close observers will notice that the computer pictured with the product is in fact an Apple laptop running OS X: note dock along bottom of screen. heh

September 26, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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