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#190 – Week of October 19, 2012 Yuri Gagarin on BBC TV, July 11 1961 – [very cool interview] The Closest The World Has Come to Nuclear War – [Cold War] Seven-hour Nuclear War Plan – [history, transl.] Doomsday Clock: Five Minutes to Midnight- [fascinating] Modern Gyrocar: C-1 self-balancing electric motorcycle – [concept, video] Inscription on the Statue of Liberty [...]

How to Make Corn Dog Brownies

Got corn dogs? How about brownie mix? Slap them together. But Becky McKay’s recipe is only a starting point. In my experience, you should top them with Easy Cheese. Link

11 Foods Inspired by Candy Corn

Whether or not you actually enjoy the flavor of candy corn, it’s hard to deny that its tri-color design has become a classic symbol of Halloween treats. It’s so iconic, in fact, that the color combination can now be found in all kinds of foods, many of which even those who hate candy corn will [...]

What A Vivid Little Hamster Dream!

(Video Link) I like to imagine that he’s dreaming of fields of corn and papaya. Yummy! Via Cute Overload

Corn Dog Mini Muffins

Is there really much more to say about them? I mean, corn dog mini muffins -yummy!!! Link Via That’s Nerdalicious

Teddy Bear the Porcupine Celebrates the New Year

(YouTube link) Teddy gets all festive for New Year’s Eve. He’s happy and talkative, as long as he’s got his corn! This porcupine now has his own Facebook page. Link -via Buzzfeed

Corn Stolen from Moving Train

Thieves made off with 50 tonnes of corn taken from a moving train as it was traveling through an area 300 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Police reports state that the thieves greased the train track beforehand, causing the 54-wagon vehicle to slow down due to uneasy controls. The criminals then proceeded to use a tow [...]

What Makes “Fancy Ketchup” So Fancy?

Consider the following ingredient lists: McDonald’s Fancy Ketchup: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, natural flavors (vegetable source). Heinz: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring. Hunt’s: Tomato concentrate made from vine ripened tomatoes, high [...]

Can You Get Rich Betting on the Weather?

Did you know that you can invest in the weather? Yes, that’s right. The weather. You can take a financial gamble that the temperature in Sacramento will be one degree warmer than average, or even bet that it will be five degrees cooler. Too dull for your portfolio? How about putting some money down on the [...]

College Football Rivalry Trophies Not Deemed Unacceptable

Image credit: There will be a new new trophy awarded to the winner of this year’s Iowa-Iowa State game. From ESPN: With the Iowa Corn Growers Association as the new sponsor of the series between Iowa State’s Cyclones and Iowa’s Hawkeyes, the new trophy was drawn up as a farm family huddled around a bushel of [...]