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Evolution_poster_lg.gif (1400×758) Drunken watermelon on tap. I know what you're thinking: "What if I attached a faucet to a watermelon and filled it with spiked watermelon juice so party guests could serve themselves right from the melon?

drunken watermelon on tap

" Well, my husband finally turned that dream into a reality. After testing three different types of faucets and spending the entire afternoon of our housewarming party creating his masterpiece — only to have it clog just hours before guests arrived, resulting in a mad dash to Home Depot and the supermarket so he could do it all over again — he's now perfected the model so all you have to do is build it. Want to impress guests with a DIY watermelon keg of your own? Read on to find out how... Soft drinks zoom. The Greatest List of The Coolest Ice Cubes around. Some of my favorite things are so simple, like ice cube shapes for example.

The Greatest List of The Coolest Ice Cubes around

Here’s a list of some of my favorite Ice Cube Trays and related inventions, not including the previously featured Global Warming Ice Cubes! If you like stuff like this join us on facebook or follow us on twitter to find more cool things and automatically enter to win awesome stuff on One More Gadget. 1. Cool Shooters Cool shooters are a great way to really keep your drinks ice cold and get frost bite at the same time.

5 of the Coolest Staircases Ever. SolarBeat. August Ambience. Chemical & Engineering News: What's That Stuff? You might ask yourself...

Chemical & Engineering News: What's That Stuff?

What's That Stuff? Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? C&EN presents a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products. Bear Sleeping Bag. Nature Sounds.

Bizarre sea slug is half plant, half animal. It looks like any other sea slug, aside from its bright green hue.

Bizarre sea slug is half plant, half animal

But the Elysia chlorotica is far from ordinary: it is both a plant and an animal, according to biologists who have been studying the species for two decades. Not only does E. chlorotica turn sunlight into energy — something only plants can do — it also appears to have swiped this ability from the algae it consumes. Native to the salt marshes of New England and Canada, these sea slugs use contraband chlorophyll-producing genes and cell parts called chloroplasts from algae to carry out photosynthesis, says Sidney Pierce, a biologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

That genetic material has since been passed down to the next generation, eliminating the need to consume algae for energy. However, the baby slugs can’t carry out photosynthesis until they’ve stolen their own chloroplasts, which they aren’t yet able to produce on their own, from their first and only meal of algae.

Makers Market: aKNITomy. Lite-Brite. Build your own kaleidoscope. Create Your Own Snowflakes on zefrank. Love letters. Werktrein in Overpelt.wmv. HowTo: Pirate Vinyl Records « Wonderment Blog. Every once in a while you stumble across a HowTo on the internet that seems too good to be true.

HowTo: Pirate Vinyl Records « Wonderment Blog

Magic. This happens to be one of them. Mike Senese, co-host of the Science Channel's Punkin' Chunkin' and Catch It Keep It, digs deep into how records are made AND HowTo make copies of them! He mined the web for the incredible tutorial re-posted below. Free online radio.