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Scratch-n-Sniff Jeans

Remember the experiment in which people didn’t wash their jeans for three months? Just think about how long you could prolong washing if you wore jeans that released a perfume when scratched. Shoot, why even bother taking a shower? You’re wearing sweet-smelling jeans. Let them do their magic. Link -via DVICE | Photo: Naked & Famous [...]

Ultrasonic French Fries

Love french fry? You ain’t tasted nothin’ yet! Research chefs have inveted a new way of cooking fries that supposedly made them taste so much better. The secret? A little ultrasonic wave: Maxime Bilet, Johnny Zhu and the other research chefs (including Young) at our culinary lab in Belle­vue, Wash., explored a variety of techniques for [...]

The Most Well-Read Cities in the USA

Which cities in the United States have the most bookworms? Amazon has just announced a list of the Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America: After compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since Jan. 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with more than [...]

Where to Live in the USA to Avoid Natural Disasters

Hurricanes in the east, earthquakes in the west and tordanoes in the middle. Where should you live to avoid natural disasters? Matthew Ericson, Joe Burgess and Bill Marsh of The New York Times created this infographic guide to find the safest and most dangerous places to live in America: The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a [...]

Mini Panda Cow

Who says that genetic manipulation is all about the creation of horrific mutants and such? Why, what can be used for evil can also be used for cuteness. Behold, the miniature Panda Cow: The miniature panda cow is the result of 44 years of genetic manipulation by Richard Gradwohl, a farmer in Covington, Wash., about 20 [...]

Clever Bandits

These aren’t your garden variety crooks. Oddee has a neat list of 8 bandits that elevate crime to an art form. For example, read about Anthony J. Curcio, the guy who hired decoys on Craigslist for a bank heist: In an elaborate robbery scheme, a crook robbed an armored truck outside a Bank of America branch [...]

Old Spice’s Manmercials

[YouTube Clip] – via reddit Old Spice has recently released a series of Manmercials, nonsensically funny 30-second ads for its new body wash, with the following messages: “We’re not saying this body wash will make your man smell into a romantic millionaire jet fighter pilot, but we are insinuating it.” “Don’t smell like sunsets and baby powder. Smell [...]

10 Neat Facts About Google

Google in 1998 (notice the exclamation mark) Sure, everybody knows that Google was created by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin who became gazillionaires. But did you know that Google’s first storage device was cobbled together with LEGO? Or that Google’s first investor wrote a $100,000 check even before the company officially existed? Or [...]