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THE POSSIBILITIES: This Gadget Can Turn A Stick Of Butter Into A Warm Spray

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When we make popcorn at home, buttering it can get pretty tricky. You can melt some butter in a saucepan, but if you don’t get the temperature right you can destroy your popcorn in a hot greasy mess.

The Biem Butter Sprayer began as a Kickstarter campaign that quickly became fully funded. It was designed as a way to get things buttered without having to deal with the hassle of cold butter causing a mess.

All you have to do is pop a cold stick of butter into the device and it begins to melt the butter into a liquified stream as you hold down on the button. The sprayer will only melt as much butter as you need and won’t liquify the entire stick on one use.

You can also add things like cooking oil or coconut oil to the machine.

Those interested can still back the project for about $129 to receive a device and an extra battery.

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Yes, this is a Homemade Twinkie Machine

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Last year, the internet nearly rioted when word got out that Twinkies were going extinct. A few months later, they were back and we couldn’t have been happier. Ignoring the fact that most of us have never actually eaten this indestructible cream-filled cake (seriously, they never die), here’s another reason to get excited about this timeless pastry: homemade Twinkie machines exist.

Imagine the endless possibilities, folks: Twinkies stuffed with creamy ganache or juicy bacon soaked in maple syrup or onion rings. Wait what? Ignore the last one, but seriously, this is the most impractical and useless gadget we’ve seen yet — and we want it.

This non-stick mold fits 6 Twinkie-shaped cakes and cranks them out within 7 minutes. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee they’ll last 36 years.

Hostess Electric Twinkie Maker, $30 @amazon

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This Keychain Stamp Lets You Claim Your Beer Can

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It’s holiday party season, which means it’s inevitably time for accidentally swapping drinks with someone at a party.  You have three options for handling this snafu:

  1. Be horrified. Go throw up. Cry.
  2. Shrug. Keep drinking anyway.
  3. Prevent it from happening in the first place.

Save yourself the pain of taking a swig from halitosis Harry’s beer, and get yourself one of these keychain stamps. They let you brand any aluminum can with a permanent message so you know which beer truly belongs to you.

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The $8 CanStamp can spell out witty phrases like “mine,” “in use,” and “fuel.”  You just press the stamp into the can and voila! personal branding. Just make sure no one at your party has the same stamp as you. Then things might get a little ugly. And gross.

 Can Stamp, $8 @CanStamp

H/T Gizmodo

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This Death Star ‘Spice Grinder’ is Really Just a Grinder for Good Ol’ Mary Jane

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Finding the perfect grinder changes everything — from maximizing the potency of your herbs to providing a hassle-free way of separating the sticky-icky. We’re talking spices of course, and we’re definitely not making any references to marijuana. 

That being said, this Death Star “Spice Grinder” is the perfect way to grind up herbs like rosemary, lavender and other such plants of choice. The outside is crafted from non-toxic polymer clay, while the grinder itself is made from metal — which, as most herb-crushing veterans know, is a must for any respectable grinder. It also features magnets to hold it shut, dimples underneath to keep it from rolling around, and is smaller than a baseball, maximizing its portability.

We recommend pairing this Star Wars-themed tool with a Nugtella Sandwich, because we know you’ll be hungry.

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Star Wars Death Star Grinder, $22 @Etsy

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Custom Lids Transform Mason Jars Into Hipster Sippy Cups

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The same people who brought you hipster-approved mason jar bento boxes also offer a custom lid that turns your mason jar into a  spill-free travel mug. No more spilling your entire sun-warmed organic black  tea over your American Apparel hoodie, guys!

The BPA free and recyclable tops screw in under the cap and are great for hot and cold beverages alike. Plus, this little plastic cap is a lot cheaper than most overpriced travel mugs out there (just $8 a pop). So grab a jar, empty out those pickles, fill it with your favorite drink and go out into the world, unafraid of shirt stains.

Canning Jar Drinking Lids, $8 @Cuppow

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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.

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