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Revolutionary Bottle Holds Hot Coffee And Cold Water At The Same Time

Like Ant-Man and The Wasp or Ja Rule and Ashanti, there are some duos that are just destined to work in perfect harmony. While coffee and water used to need their own respective carrying vessels, they are finally getting a joint venture through a Kickstarter campaign called H2Joe .

The H2Joe bottles let you carry around 12 ounces of water AND 12 ounces of coffee at the same time.

The unique flask works by keeping the two liquids in different compartments and two separate spouts, all on the same lid. That means the coffee is being stored at the bottom of the traveler, flowing through its own path, and coming out of its own corresponding spout. Same with the water.

“One of our main goals with H2Joe was to help combat chronic dehydration… without having to sacrifice coffee,” co-founder John Anthony said. “When we designed H2Joe, we wanted it to be easy to transport in one hand and have a natural feel.”

The leak-proof compartments are described as a, “double-walled coffee chamber,” and a “triple-walled water chamber,” which means your coffee won’t get cold for at least six hours, and your water won’t get warm for at least eight hours.

This is extremely convenient for busy folks who usually carry around two bottles. You know who you are.

The bottle’s starting Kickstarter pledge price for the first 24 hours is $34, which will go up to $49 thereafter. The campaign funding goal of $20,000, set to end March 13.

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How To Get An Entire Month Of FREE Starbucks Coffee

One of my usual New Year’s resolutions is to try and save more money in the upcoming year. One expense that always chips away at my wallet is the constant need to stay caffeinated in the mornings or after lunch. Maybe I should get more sleep? Nah, coffee’s fine.

Coffee fiends like me looking to save some hard-earned moolah will want to check out Starbucks’ Brewed Refill Tumbler that can be purchased at participating stores in the United States. Customers who buy the tumbler will receive free coffee throughout the month of January 2019.

All you have to do is present the tumbler to a barista at a participating location for one free grande (16 fluid ounces) of either brewed hot coffee or brewed hot tea between January 1 through January 31, 2019.

While the tumbler costs $40, a month of free coffee (at $2.45) costs approximately $75.95 before taxes – and you get a sweet insulated mug out of it.

In the long run, you’re saving. Especially if you’re a habitual coffee drinker.

Those looking to get their hands on one of these stainless steel coffee tumblers can find them at participating Starbucks stores now while supplies last.

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These Shot Glasses Have Been Shot, And It’s Badass

A father and son duo from Wisconsin recently began creating shot glasses that really bring the name to life, thanks to the bullets lodged in each of them. These novelty items were initially created as gifts for friends and families, however the two began selling them on a much larger scale once people saw how freaking cool those things were.

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Benshot, the name of the company, sells the shot glasses and tumblers with actual bullets embedded in them. While the duo has not revealed how exactly they do it, they do state that the glasses were actually shot with live bullets. The glasses come at a cost of $15 for the shot glass and $23 for the tumbler.

Presumably, they create the shot glasses out of molten glass and then shoot them shortly thereafter, allowing the bullet to push and stretch the glass without breaking the surface on the other end.

The Tumbler

Before you ask, these shot glasses are safe to use. The gunpowder and lead are cleaned out of them before being packaged and sold to interested parties. Washing the glasses could discolor the bullet over time, but if anything, it really just gives your shot glass character.

Looks like I found the perfect message-sending gift for my enemies.

Photo Credit: Benshot

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17 Of The Best (Worst?) Awesomely Bad Starbucks Cup Art

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You know how your kindergarten teacher always made you feel like a special little butterfly? With special little talents and special little dreams you’d be sure to accomplish one day if you just believed?

Starbucks is like your kindergarten teacher. Now through May 12, it wants you to share your kindergarten-level artistry with the world, with a doodle contest to design an upcoming reusable tumbler. All you have to do is decorate a white Starbucks cup and upload it to Twitter or Instagram under the hashtag #WhiteCupContest. Because #creativity. And #freelabor.

Submissions so far have been mostly kitschy and twee, but we did manage to find a few with just a little more personality. Check out some of our favorite awesomely bad submissions below, and thank your lucky stars those baristas are just writing your name and not trying to draw it.

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1. True Colors

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@quintonweidner

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2. Crayola Barf

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@rolaayasser

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3. #HowAboutNo

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@ArtistMRandle

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4. Not shiny enough

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@ibbyanne

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5. Marilyn?

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@katmossian22

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6. That’s the Dream

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@justindaniel11

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7. Caffeine Zombie

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@hollidougan

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8. Ba-Dum-Tss

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@karlalynboss

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9. Recycling

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@cassondraclark

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10. Peek-A-Boo

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@thebriandunaway

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11. DNA Leis

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@inspiredartbymiyuki

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12. Damn Mother Earth, what happened?

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@hunybee

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13. “Boredom Kills”

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@atheerno

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14. Lazy Girl Problems

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@caitlynraygriffin

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15. …

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Michelle Brodeur

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16. Get It?

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@luvcrush

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17. Right, “Starbucks”

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@ellenauchter

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There Are Now Mini Thermos Tumblers for Tea

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With the cold fronts racing in and the snow starting to fall, all you want is something warm. This year, Thermos Japan offers a delightful way to fight off the cold with a new line of mini Thermos tumblers made specifically for tea.

The new line comes without a handle in order to let you cup your hands around them.  The mini Thermos also features a resin brim and a lid to keep heat in. And while the cup itself is metal, filled with the brand’s vacuum heat-trapping technology, the outside is finished to look and feel like ceramic material.

The 200 ml tumbler comes in Azuki (red bean) and Kuri (chestnut), retailing for 2,000 to 3,150 yen (US$19 to $30) at department stores in Japan. Adorable? Yes.  Functional? Heck yes. Where can I get one?

H/T + Picthx Rocket News

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Starbucks Offering Free Espresso Drinks With Refill Tumbler

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The time has come once again for Starbucks’ semi-traditional holiday deal. The coffee giant is offering free espresso drinks everyday in January to customers who come in with their new Starbucks Stainless Steel Espresso Refill Tumbler. The tumbler is priced at $75 but will be on sale for $65 when it makes its Black Friday debut. The price seems like a bargain considering the total value of a 31 grande sized drinks is about $140.

Eligible beverages include all espresso crafted drinks including holiday lattes. Caffeine addicts will more than make up their money in the form espresso laced drinks for 31 days straight but the offer is only good while supplies last at participating Starbucks locations.

Starbucks previously offered a similar deal in December 2011 with a refillable coffee tumbler for the much lower price of $19.95. Customers were treated to a free fresh cup of coffee on Starbucks everyday in January 2012.

We’re wondering how exactly the barista would know you already got your freebie of the day if you happened to try to use your tumbler at multiple locations because that’s definitely the way to go to double your tumbler’s worth.

H/T + Pic Thx Eater