Surviving in the wild is something we should all be prepared to do, in case it ever comes to that. Nobody that’s had to live off of the land has done it without understanding their surroundings and knowing how to survive.
Or maybe they got lucky as shit and a plane full of seemingly useless yet exceedingly useful packages crashes near the island they’re on, leading them to surviving for three years and befriending a bloody volleyball.
Regardless, there are a plethora of useful tips and tricks for surviving the outdoors, some that you would never exepct, like starting a fire with ice. YouTube user Tim Jones shows how to make this sorcery happen.
A man named Patrick Zane Thompson, 42, the owner and operator of his family’s barbecue food truck, was recently arrested at his home state of Arizona for sacrificing his family’s dog. Yeah, let that shit sink in for a minute.
According to the CBS News, Thompson saw his daughter wearing a t-shirt that he believed was associated with the Devil. His reaction was the standard, “Give me your shirt so I can throw it in the smoker and burn it to ashes” that one would receive from their father, although Thompson took it a step father.
After destroying the shirt, Thompson ran back into the house and reportedly told his family that he now had to sacrifice a male in order to atone for his daughter’s mistake. Thompson named himself, his 6-year-old son and their family dog as the acceptable candidates, but apparently had no intentions of killing himself or his son.
The family, obviously struck by fear, ran out of the house as quickly as possible, including Thompson’s 21-year-old wife and their four minors. Unfortunately, the dog was not able to escape and was captured by Thompson.
The family begged Thompson not to hurt the dog, at which point he broke the poor animal’s neck then suffocated it before putting it into the smoker. The police found the dog’s body still in the smoker when they arrived on the scene, along with Thompson praying on the sidewalk out front. When asked why he did it by the police, he responded by saying, “The devil made me do it.”
Thompson was jailed for suspicion of animal cruelty, assault, threats against his family and evidence tampering. His bail was set at $20,000, although prosecutors are looking to set it at $100,000 or more since he admitted to considering using his son as the sacrifice.
The Crazy Russian Hacker, a DIY celebrity YouTuber who is constantly posting quirky videos of his sometimes useful — sometimes questionable — experiments, has been posting some pretty incredible videos as of late. A few weeks ago, he showed us how to make liquid nitrogen ice cream, which looked simple and delicious.
So this week, possibly to continue with the summer food theme, the Russian and his gang of cronies are using mortars, which are really powerful fireworks (and another summer themed item), to blow up watermelons. This time, however, for some added visual stimulation, they recorded it in slow motion.
While there’s little science behind this experiment, it still takes them a few tries to really get the watermelons to explode perfectly. Once they do, it’s remarkably mesmerizing. It’s even more mesmerizing when played back in slow motion.
We’re not here to tell you that using mortars to blow apart watermelons is a good idea, and we advise adult supervision if you decide to go against our wishes and use powerful explosives to destroy fruit.
It’s your life.
That being said, you can just as easily create liquid nitrogen ice cream and add watermelon for some extra flavor — without the fear or consequence of blowing off a limb.
The feats human beings are capable of never cease to amaze me. What amazes me even more than these feats is the thought process that leads to them coming to fruition.
One Chinese daredevil decided to show off his “skills” by lifting three crates of beer using his womb broom. That’s right. Homeboy whipped out his spam javelin, tied it to three crates of beer and then put on a dick-swinging clinic for the good people in the room.
Granted, the naked man had some sort of standard harness attached to his muff marauder, which leads many people to believe that he could be faking it. Still, I tend to believe that if you’re attaching anything to your jurassic pork, you’re probably the type that’s willing to prove it. Guys don’t just attach things to their poon pillager unless they intend for people to see it.
I’ve heard of disputes over who has to pay the check at the end of the meal, but never like this.
Being a Middle Eastern man myself, I understand many of the customs when it comes to dining out with friends. One of them, and probably the most common, is the virtually necessary argument between the men on the table over who gets to pay the bill. In America, we call this a “big swinging dick” contest.
Well, two Turkish men were enjoying their soup at a quaint, little restaurant nestled in the heart of Istanbul when the bill finally arrived. Hasan Erdemir and Idris Alakus (who were also accompanied by several other unnamed friends) were talking and eating their meal until Alakus said he had to leave. He tried to pay for everyone’s meal, but was informed that Erdemir had preemptively taken care of it.
This act of kindness somehow threw Alakus into a fit of rage, leading him to storm out of the restaurant. Erdemir and the others thought that the scene had ended, only to learn moments later that things were about to get substantially worse.
After handing his friend a few more bucks to tip the staff, Alakus stormed back into the restaurant with a quick but surefooted pace. Out of nowhere, Alakus pulled his gun from the back of his pants and pointed it directly at Erdemir’s genitals, taking the first shot. As Erdemir hunched over and began falling down, Alakus took another shot at the victim. Based on the footage from the bloody scene, it looked like Alakus hit him near his back left side. After a moment, Erdemir fell to his knees on the floor, then collapsed onto the ground.
Subsequently, Alakus then headed over to the payment counter where Erdemir’s two friends were and shot them as well. Thankfully, their injuries were not fatal and they both survived; unfortunately, the injuries that Erdemir sustained were too criticial, and resulted in him passing away at the hospital.
Alakus managed to temporarily escape for the time being, but was apprehended by authorities a short time later.
The moral of the story here, and it baffles me to even have to say this, is that if somebody offers to pay for your meal, let them pay for the meal. It’s not worth dying over.
Now, you’re probably wondering, how the hell is that possible?
Well for one thing, I gave up alcohol and sugar.
Aside from that, I also got a little creative in the kitchen and figured out a few ways to lighten up those classic calorie-laden nachos and turn them into a somewhat healthy snack.
From Irish sweet potato nachos loaded up with veggies and fruity apple nachos drizzled in hazelnut spread to Mediterranean nachos that swap out the tortilla chips for crunchy cucumber slices, the healthy nacho possibilities are pretty much endless.
So I rounded up some of my favorite recipes from the nacho cleanse, and trust me, these things taste so damn good you’ll never want to go back to eating normal nachos ever again.
Take a look at the pictures below to see some healthy variations of this Mexican snack.
1 cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup chickpeas
1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatos
1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives
1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
2 tablespoons tzatziki sauce
Loaded Pizza Pepper Nachos
2 bell peppers, sliced
1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatos
1/4 cup brocoli
1/3 cup chicken breast
1/2 cup fat free mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup tomato salsa
1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Multi-Grain Waffle Breakfast Nachos
3 multi-grain waffles, cut into quarters
1/3 cup red pepper
1/3 cup reduced fat white cheddar cheese
1/3 cup avocado chunks
1/3 cup sliced jalapeños
2 tablespoons spicy salsa
1 fried egg
Skinny Irish Nachos
1 package of frozen waffle cut sweet potatoes
1/3 cup zucchini
1/3 cup yellow pepper
1/3 cup black beans
1/4 cup sliced jalapeños
1/3 cup spicy salsa
1/3 cup low fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 avocado, sliced
Naked Bell Pepper Nachos
2 red bell peppers
1/2 cup chicken breast
1/2 cup brocoli
1/3 cup tomato salsa
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Björn Delacruz sells the 24-karat gold-leafed donuts at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Manila Social Club restaurant, where he is executive chef, reports Forbes.
Delacruz’s $100 donuts gained a degree of internet infamy after uploading a picture of his creation to Instagram and then through a First We Feast profile.
The donuts, which can bought for $1,000 per dozen, are made by hand. Delacruz uses pâte à choux, a typical pastry dough, made from purple ube flour. Purple ube is purple yam from the Philippines, where he was born.
After he fries the doughnuts, he fills them with purple ube mousse and Cristal jelly. He then glazes the doughnuts and covers them in gold leaf.
“The reason I chose Cristal over another type of champagne is because Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube (purple yam),” he told First We Feast. “For me, it’s shiny and it’s golden, but it comes together to create a really great doughnut, as crazy as that sounds. There was a time when I was eating this doughnut while drinking Cristal, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is a great combo!’”
Delacruz says he made 20 deliveries of golden doughnuts last Friday to mostly customers purchasing a single doughnut each, with some ordering a full dozen. He says most people who buy his doughnuts want them for a special occasion, like birthdays and proposals.
“People like to celebrate their loved ones in an extreme fashion. They want to do something bordering on ridiculous. They do something with complete passion,”Delacruz told Forbes. “This wasn’t meant to be a big money maker, it was meant to celebrate.”
Located at Honky Tonk, a London based American diner, this burger has indeed been authenticated by Record Setter as a world record burger. Crafted by Chef Chris Lange, the Glamburger touts a Kobe Wagyu Beef and venison patty that houses black truffle brie in its meaty inner sanctum. The burger then gets the surf and turf treatment with the addition of Iranian saffron poached lobster and bacon covered in maple syrup to the point where it’s nearly candied.
Still not decadent enough for you fancy pants? Well the Glamburger comes topped with a smoked duck egg covered in edible gold, Beluga caviar, matcha mayonnaise, nestled between a bun swimming in gold leaves. To take this thing just over the edge of insanity to the brink of WTF, Chef Large adds shaved white truffle and tops it with a mango champagne jus. Can you say luxurious?
The Glamburger was created in partnership with Groupon to celebrate the site’s five millionth voucher milestone. Not to worry if you don’t have a cool two grand to drop on this swanky burger, Groupon is given one lucky winner the chance to experience the Glamburger absolutely free.