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Extreme Barbecue

July 25th, 2015 Comments off

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This homemade barbecue by Ryazan Deulino resembles a giant locomotive. It looks like a vehicle out of a fantasy or science fiction movie which is visually created by using the genre of steampunk for its inspiration. 

To say that this barbecue is big would be an understatement; the beast is a whopping four tons! Ryazan can fit right into the cab part of it. The locomotive even has functional parts to it. For instance, the steering wheel turns the spit of the barbecue.

The project is quite a feat considering it is a homemade barbecue. It possesses extremely intricate and original detailing. It is truly a work of art and the fact that it is functional is just a bonus.

source: trendsetter.com

A real riding lawnmower!

July 15th, 2015 Comments off
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1528624_772085092809277_1350428046_nKeep fit – Mowercycle – A great DIY design. This ingenious bicycle-lawnmower fashioned by an unknown suburban lawn owner out of an old bicycle and a broken lawnmower, is a testament to the creativity of the human spirit

Ben’s Fins … Ben Franklin’s invention at age 11

July 9th, 2015 Comments off

 

Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently finspromoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. However, unlike today’s foot flippers, these were attached to one’s hands. His advocacy for swimming was recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968. (photo is of similar concept of swim fins by Frenchman Louis de Conieu, 1933.)

Franklin wrote, in March 1773

When a youth, I made two oval pallets, each about ten inches long, and six broad, with a hole for the thumb, in order to retain it fast in the palm of my hand. They much resembled a painter’s pallets. In swimming I pushed the edges of these forward, and I struck the water with their flat surfaces as I drew them back. I remember I swam faster by means of these pallets, but they fatigued my wrists. I also fitted to the soles of my feet a kind of sandals, but I was not satisfied with them, because I observed that the stroke is partly given by the inside of the feet and the ankles, and not entirely with the soles of the feet.

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Drippy popsicle on a hot 4th of July? Here’s a clever solution!

July 4th, 2015 Comments off

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Food Fun With an Iconic Photo

June 9th, 2015 Comments off

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Soap bubbles blown in freezing temperatures turn into stunning ice crystals

May 24th, 2015 Comments off
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·   Hope Thurston Carter captured the images after blowing bubbles on several freezing days in Michigan

·   Temperatures between -9 and -12C are ideal for creating the ice bubbles

In the midst of one of the most severe winters in modern American history, the 52-year-old, of Martin, Michigan, got the idea after seeing similar pictures on the Internet.

‘I was instantly curious and ran out and bought some bubble solution so I could try this myself,’ she told HotSpot Media.  ‘I found out very quickly that blowing bubbles in the winter and trying to photograph them is not as simple and easy as it looks!’


25B9B33700000578-0-image-a-13_1424091796341Still weather with temperatures between -9 and -12 degrees Celsius is ideal for creating the ice bubbles.  On such a day, Hope ventures into her back garden with a bottle of bubble mixture, blows a flurry and, when one lands intact, runs to her camera to photograph it as crystals spread.

 

The Chef and the Chief – Food Art

March 19th, 2015 Comments off

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What a great idea for a homage to someone special.

February 5th, 2015 Comments off

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The creative mind never stops inventing.

February 5th, 2015 Comments off

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This looks like a good idea.

February 3rd, 2015 Comments off

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