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February 14, 2020

Raisinets Box Integrated Dispenser

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Who knew?

Not me until a couple days ago when I took a close look at the classic Raisinets box (below, an exemplar still in the original shrink wrap it wore while waiting patiently in Kroger for me to buy it)

Intact

that I've been tearing the end off for decades to get at my longtime fave candy.

I espied, for the first time ever, microperforations on the long narrow side that extended over onto the front.

I carefully broke the bond between box and potential flap and — much to my amazement and delight — an opening appeared (top) that enabled me to extract one Raisinet at a time without the entire contents pouring out the end, previously my de facto setting.

w00t!

Try it, you'll like it.

If you're not delighted with this feature, let me know and I will refund twice what you paid for your Raisinets.

Because that's the boj way.

February 14, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Great Outdoors

YouTube caption: "It was so nice outside (57°) that when I opened the patio door, kitty didn't hesitate for long before bolting out."

February 14, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

LEGO Bridge

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From Atlas Obscura:

While driving through the outskirts of Wuppertal in the Rhine-Rhur metropolitan region of Germany, drivers are wont to stare in disbelief as a giant multicolored cluster of LEGOs hovers from a bridge overhead.

Though it may not be visually apparent, these LEGOs are actually the product of more than a century of locomotive history.

The Wuppertal Northern Railway was constructed in 1879 to compete with the adjacent BME line for train passengers crossing through Wuppertal, Germany.

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But the BME line, built three decades earlier, had already claimed the easiest and most centrally located route, forcing the Wuppertal Northern Railway to take a complex detour through tunnels and atop viaducts.

Needless to say, the Wuppertal Northern Railway was vastly outcompeted by the BME, and by the late 1990s the track became abandoned.

In the coming years, the former railway was converted into a bike path, but the concrete bridges remained dull when viewed from ground level.

To revitalize one of the bridges, the city of Wuppertal hired street artist Megx, who was inspired by his two daughters' enjoyment of playing with LEGOs.

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After getting permission from The LEGO Group, Megx and a team of painters spent two weeks painting the 2700-square-foot Schwesterstraße Bridge in LEGO form, a design that still clings to the bridge today.

February 14, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mars Evolution

YouTube caption:

Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water — a critical ingredient for life.

The animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a Martian lake.

The artist's concept is based on evidence that Mars was once very different.

Rapidly moving clouds suggest the passage of time, and the shift from a warm and wet to a cold and dry climate is shown as the animation progresses.

The lakes dry up, while the atmosphere gradually transitions from Earthlike blue skies to the dusty pink and tan hues seen on Mars today.

February 14, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuna Colander

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Finally.

From the website:

Strain oil or water from tuna cans without getting any on your hands or fingers, keeping them clean and scent-free.

Instead of using the can's lid to drain, simply place this strainer over the opening and press.

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Works great with most regular size cans.

Doubles as canned vegetable strainer.

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Food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel

Dishwasher safe.

Note: Will NOT fit pull top cans.

$7.99 (tuna not included, except for orders from the southern suburbs of Atlanta. Specify Star-Kist or Chicken of the Sea).

February 14, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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