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The Nutmeg Wars

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader. In the 17th century, all Europe was mad to have the little brown nut from Indonesia- nutmeg. Especially the Dutch, who monopolized its cultivation and, in doing so, built their tiny nation into one of the wealthiest trading powers on the planet. BACKGROUND Spices have [...]

Old Guitar Recycled into a Spice Rack

A good guitarist can set you on fire. So can a good spice. But when a guitar becomes unserviceable for music, it’s time to find another use. That’s what Asaf Tz‚Äôrtkof did, turning his into a spice rack. Link (Google Translate) -via Make

Advertising Icons Become Action Figures

As advertising becomes an ever-bigger part of our television experience, advertising characters are becoming pop culture icons. Hero Builders is offering a limited edition line of action figures based on characters from commercials. From the left, the Allstate Insurance “Mayhem” Guy, Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World, and the Old Spice Guy. There [...]