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Sweets

Eat These Wii, Playstation and Xbox 360 Remote Cookies

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For those of us who forget that magic code from the 1980s in a pinch (up, up, down, down, left… something else?), Etsy user peapodscookies is there to lend a hand. Or at least, a few extra thumbs.

Okay, fine. She won’t actually crawl in through your living room to help you defeat the boss, but she will offer up a quick sugar fix, available in three different consoles. Each of her five inch cookies are hand decorated to resemble a Wii remote, a Playstation remote, or one of those behemoths that comes with an Xbox 360.

The best part? No more pausing in the middle of a game to charge these bad boys. If they’re giving you problems (too adorable, perhaps?), we suggest you eat them ASAP.

Box of 1 dozen assorted cookies, $52 @Etsy

H/T + PicThx That’s Nerdalicious

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Packaged Food

Blue Cheese Lollipops, For Grown-Up Sweet Tooths

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I don’t know about you, but I outgrew your standard lollipop flavors back in my middle school days. Wild cherry? Meh. Grape? What am I, six? Strawberry? Pass.

So, what’s a grown-up sugarholic to do?

Upgrade with this Blue Cheese Lollipop, brought you by the same people behind the Sriracha lollipop. The creators call this flavor “the mind-blowingest” of all their bizarre combinations, which is already saying something. They also say it started out as a joke, until someone realized it’s kind of the norm for fancy restaurants to mix sharp blue cheeses and sweet flavors, like honey.

So, basically, you should buy a box, and impress/weird out all your friends.

Box of four, $10 @Lollyphile

H/T That’s Nerdalicious + PicThx Lollyphile

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Hit-Or-Miss

This is Why Some Of Your Meat Has That Technicolor Glow to It

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You ever notice how when that Italian sub you’re nomming on hits the light just right, it get’s all sparkly? Not in the Edward Cullen way (hopefully), but more in the double rainbow all the way across the sky kind of way.

Fear not: it does not mean your sandwich has been dunked in bubble solution. Apparently, it’s just boring old science, as per usual.

Simply put, that iridescent sheen is a result of light diffraction. In a piece of (cooked) meat, the muscle fibers all align just so; when cut, the meat forms a freaky magic meat pattern, which bounces light back at us, so we can magically see a rainbow. Basically, your sandwich is as equally amazing as the sky after a thunderstorm. You ought to savor that mess.

There are a whole bunch of other factors that dictate whether you’ll have a beautiful sandwich or not. The color of the meat, for example: roast beef and cured ham are prime suspects, because they’re dark enough to show off a sheen. Chicken and turkey? Not so much. It also depends on the cut (against the grain, folks!), the fat content (the lower, the prettier), and the curing process used.

In other words, there is nothing magical or icky going on with your glowing meat. In fact, it probably means that stuff is pretty choice.

That said, if you’ve got a leg of beef (or whatever) and it’s uncooked and shining? Wipe it down with a paper towel. If the sheen goes away, so does that meat – ideally into a trash can. You’ve got a bad batch, buddy.

H/T Slate

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Hit-Or-Miss

This Egg Carton is Made Entirely From Hay

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For those of us not quite cut out for the farm life, but still love Charlotte’s Web’s rustic antiquities (the happier parts), there’s this Pinterest-worthy gem: an egg carton made from actual hay. The carton was Maja Szczypek’s submission for the 2013 Make Me! contest, a Polish competition that invites young designers to create nifty things.

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These “Happy Eggs” cartons were made by molding hay in a hot press. The design is equal parts adorable and sustainable, and even the label uses as little paper as possible.

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Note: These are not for sale. So, maybe postpone that brunch until they start shipping these ingenious containers to the US.

PicThx  Behance

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Hit-Or-Miss

Stop! Han Solo Fridge Needs to Become a Reality

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It’s been a rough summer. Google “2013 heat wave” and you’ll come up with pages of cities, states, countries, and continents whining about the brutal temperatures this year. With power outages and scary “don’t leave your house, seriously, like, ever” warnings coming at us left and right, what’s a melting Star Wars fan to do?

Apparently, invest in Photoshop. That’s what the winner(s) of the Fridges contest at b3ta.com did. And while it’s not real, it’d probably be perfect to store your C3PO candy and lightsaber pocky.

Perfect. Great job, guys, just really stunning work. We’ve got a workable prototype. Now who’s gonna build it? I say we start the bidding at 1500 Ralltiiri colonials — and yes, I did have to look that up.

PicThx B3TA

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News

Date Rape Drug-Detecting Cups to Debut at Bars, Colleges and Clubs

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Remember these? Cups/straws/glasses/stirrers started by Mike Abramson’s start-up, DrinkSavvy? Good news, ladies and gents! Mike and DrinkSavvy made it big. That’s right, they’re rolling out the corporate red carpet to sell color changing cups and straws, which react in the presence of three commonly used date-rape drugs: GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol. The Indiegogo campaign we covered late last year hit their $50,000 goal and are using funds to ship plastic cups and straws to rape crisis centers, as well as participating bars, colleges, and night clubs. And they hope to start marketing their products to the public some time next year.

While it’s undoubtedly tragic that a product like this is necessary, it’s undoubtedly amazing that the campaign was successful. Take that, creepy party peeps.

H/T NY Post

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Technology

You’ll Never Need Another App Again: How to Order Beer in 59 Different Languages

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Admit it: one of the best parts of traveling abroad is getting just a little krunk in foreign bars. In most major cities around the world, you can find a group of drunk 20-somethings passing around the local microbrew. Granted, it’s probably a lot easier when the bar you’re at speaks a language not too dissimilar from your first, or even second language.

But for those of you with more adventurous souls, there’s Pivo. It’s the absurdly brilliant new app from world-conquerors Justin Amey and Ollie Hepworth, developers who realized there was a global dearth in beer-ordering apps after a sticky situation in Prague.

“We landed in Prague and headed straight to the nearest bar,” wrote the Amey and Hepworth. “After catching the attention of the barmaid, we realized neither of us knew how to order a beer in Czech! We googled it, nothing, we asked Jeeves and even he didn’t know! So we thought there must be an app for that but there wasn’t. . . Pivo was born.”

The app teaches you how to order beer in 59 different languages, and is pre-programmed, meaning you don’t have to hook up to wifi to order wine at the Parisian bar you stumbled into with your college buddies.  It also comes with a pronunciation guide and even a video, just in case sounding it out is too difficult once you’re six beers deep.

The best part? It’s all available on iTunes for $0.99. At that rate, you may as well try it out, just to impress that cute French bartender.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

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Humor

In Case You Missed It: Porn Sex vs Real Sex, As Told by Food

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WARNING: If you have just eaten, are eating now, or ever plan to eat again, you may want to put this reddit vid on hold. Particularly if your preferred food stuffs include, but are not limited to: guava, papaya, strawberries, apples, leafy greens, pancakes, Nutella, champagne, whipped cream, and, of course, bananas.

Also, gentlemen, you may want to skip seconds 0:08-0:12 altogether. You’ve been warned.

Anyway, now that all that unpleasantness is out of the way, onto the good stuff! Namely sex. But not porn sex. Because that is different from the real thing, as this short, uncomfortable (possible euphemism? Who knows?) video from KB Creative Lab tries to explain. Why they chose to use food, we’ll never know. All I know is that I’ll never again be able to enjoy a banana-Nutella sandwich ever again.

H/T Gawker