The Bread Code Tells You When a Loaf Was Baked Ever wonder what the colors of the tie tags on loaves of bread represent? They're a code designating the day of the week on which a loaf was baked: * Blue: Monday * Green: Tuesday * Red: Thursday * White: Friday * Yellow: Saturday[...]An easy way to remember it, though, is to simply recall the alphabet. The colors run in alphabetical order, so the earlier they appear in the alphabet, the earlier in the week the bread was baked. And it’s true. Link via First Things | Image: Paul Michael Photos That Will Make Your Stomach Drop Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Nature | 39 comments If you love to do something that is uncommon, and what people do just few times in whole year, than you must try to do something like this on photos below. Maybe you will feel strange while you looking at this photos, you will see, who knows. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.
The Sneeze - Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions. Join me in saying F-YOU to my tastebuds. Steve, Don't Eat It! Vol. 1 Potted Meat Food Product There aren't too many products that feel the need to reassure you that they are, in fact, "food." The list of ingredients is long and horrifying, coming right out of the gate with "MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN." Other ingredients include BEEF TRIPE, BEEF HEARTS, AND "PARTIALLY DE-FATTED COOKED PORK FATTY TISSUE" How does one de-fat fat? Okay, I'm going to go try it now. I'm back. Okay, here we go-- Pulling back the lid (not recommended) lets loose an odor that punches you in the nose like a stinky fist. Inside is a smooth, oddly pink meat paste. The can shows a serving suggestion of the Potted Meat being served on squares of toast. All I can tell you is, I survived the first installment of "Steve, Don't Eat It." Not surprisingly, I've come up with a little slogan the peeps who handle Potted Meat Marketing can use (no charge, as always): POTTED MEAT FOOD PRODUCT: Made By, For, And With Assholes.
Rants About China - Even dirtier - Chinese toilet habits Even Dirtier - Chinese Toilet Habits Apart from the germs spread by spitting and blowing your nose everywhere, there are other things you have to contend with in China. Perhaps the vilest of these are the toilet habits of the Chinese, so vile so that they deserve a chapter to themselves. Some may argue that these are cultural differences. But I beg to differ. There are cultural differences that can and should be tolerated, and there are just plain nasty habits that hark back to an era of primitiveness when we still walked on all fours. If you are lucky, you will use the toilet in privacy. Yet, I feel the behaviour of the kids is tame compared to the animals whose are so primitive they can’t defecate into the toilet and throw toilet paper in the toilet or wastebasket provided for the purpose. City people will claim these are dirty countryside habits but this is a blatant lie. Children learn bad toilet habits from young. The boys' toilets in a Chinese school in downtown Changchun.
A Singular Creation Art Community • Tutorial: Painting Realistic Eyes We would like to ing you this feature tutorial by Linda Bergkvist, renowned in the digital arts community for her gorgeous portrayal of characters. In this tutorial, Linda shows us step by step how she paints realistic eyes. About Linda Bergkvist Linda Bergkvist is a renowned digital artist who currently lives in Sweden. Linda Bergkvist's website can be found at www.furiae.com.
Norman the Briard's new take on shaggy dog stories as he takes his scooter for a spin By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 05:39 GMT, 10 March 2011 As shaggy dog stories go, the one about Norman the very bright Briard who is a wizz riding his scooter ranks high on the list. The clever canine, who lives with the Cobb family in Canton, Georgia, competes in many obedience competitions and received his Companion Dog Title at just 15 months of age after four first place finishes. Scroll down for video Norman gets his foot up on the scooter and prepares himself for the off But it's his razor scooter that has remained the pooch's passion since he was a mere pup when his owner, Karen Cobb, took him out for his first spin. 'He began playing with the kid's scooter in the backyard and we thought it would be fun to give him a ride on it,' says Karen. His scooting antics have already made him popular on the Internet, and his Facebook page has quite a following. Let's get this show on the road: Norman puts his back into it
Deadly lake turns animals into statues (Images: Nick Brandt) ACCORDING to Dante, the Styx is not just a river but a vast, deathly swamp filling the entire fifth circle of hell. Perhaps the staff of New Scientist will see it when our time comes but, until then, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania does a pretty good job of illustrating Dante's vision. Unless you are an alkaline tilapia (Alcolapia alcalica) – an extremophile fish adapted to the harsh conditions – it is not the best place to live. Temperatures in the lake can reach 60 °C, and its alkalinity is between pH 9 and pH 10.5. The lake takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Photographer Nick Brandt, who has a long association with east Africa – he directed the video for Michael Jackson's Earth Song there in 1995 – took a detour from his usual work when he discovered perfectly preserved birds and bats on the shoreline. More From New Scientist More from the web
Graphik Addict A Web Site the Size of Belgium : Home Page Q1) What do you call an area the size of 25,000 golf courses? Q2) How big was the largest iceberg ever recorded? Q3) How much of our planet would be destroyed if we were hit by a 1-kilometre asteroid? The answer to all of these is: "A Belgium". Have you ever noticed that when there is a need to describe how large a piece of land is, Belgium is often chosen as the comparative measure? For example take this item from ABC News. "The deforestation hit record numbers in 1995, when the Amazon shrank a record 11,200 square miles, an area roughly the size of Belgium" This might be understandable if the article was aimed at a Belgian readership and written in French or Flemish, but why is the English-speaking world expected to recognize Belgium as a unit of measurement? Perhaps it is just a subliminal manifestation of the European Union's policy of standardizing units of measurement wherever possible. The phenomenon is investigated on this web site, a web site that truly is "The Size Of Belgium".
The Most Frightening Bridge Ever Storseisundet Bridge (Norwegian: Storseisundetbrua) is the longest of the eight bridges that make up the Atlanterhavsveien (“The Atlantic Road”), the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is a bridge on one of Norway’s most scenic and popular tourist roads – the Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien in Norwegian). The bridge named Storseisundet makes a sharp bend as it jumps over a number of small islands and waterways. The approach to the bridge looks scary as the bridge seems to end abruptly and as if any attempt to proceed would result into the vehicle flying out and dropping into the waters below. Storseisundet Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is 260 metres (850 ft) long and with a maximum clearance to the sea of 23 metres (75 ft). It was opened on 7 July 1989, and it was a toll road until June 1999. 1. Ads by Google
10 More Terrifying and Mysterious Creatures Mysteries Here are ten of the most terrifying and bizarre creatures to ever, allegedly, have walked the Earth. These creatures defy logic, inspire the imagination and generate fear. They are the subject of numerous movies, documentaries, books and even songs. This creature was sighted on three separate occasions in the town of Dover, Massachusetts, on April 21 and April 22, 1977. This beast is said to have inhabited the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, with tales beginning in the 1800s and continuing until the 20th century. It is claimed that the Flatwoods Monster is some form of extraterrestrial, as this creature was spotted in the vicinity of a large UFO that either hovered above or rested on the ground in the town of Flatwoods, in Braxton County, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952. Mawnan, Cornwall – 1976. Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp The Lizard Man, being particularly terrifying, deserves a high place on this list.
Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself. Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr The Wave, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Red beach, Panjin, China Photo: Shutterstock Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Photo: HopeHill/Flickr Dragon's blood trees, Socotra, Yemen Photo: Shutterstock Sossusvlei, Namibia Photo: Shutterstock Rice terraces, Bali, Indonesia Photo: Shutterstock Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey Photo: Tormod Sandtorv/Flickr Photo: Wenxiang Zheng/Flickr Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K. Photo: kobaken/Flickr Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan Photo: Shutterstock Giant Buddha, Leshan, China Photo: Shutterstock Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine Photo: Shutterstock Antelope Canyon, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Odle Mountains, Italy
18 Hacked Digital Road Signs Road signs are pretty boring, albeit important. They tell us where to go, what to do and what we should avoid on the road. Road signs don't usually make us laugh -- until people figured out that they could be altered in a number of ways. Pasting a sign over another sign is a simple idea, but hacking into the digital road signs that warn us about traffic delays and road hazards is a whole new level of dedication to mishievous shenanigans. Here are 19 of the funniest hacked digital road signs. "You'll Never Get to Work on Time, Haha!!" "Take Your SUV Back to Detroit" "Trapped in Sign Factory" "Sorry Mario -- The Princess Is in Another Castle" "This Sign Has Been Hacked" "Drive Drunk" "Prepare to Be Annoyed" Zombies are a favorite for these sign-hackers. "Nobody Has Ever Loved You" "Extreme Fire Hazard -- Don't Even Fart in the Forest" "OMG The British Are Coming" "Raptors Ahead, Caution" "New York Is Dying" "There May Be Trouble Ahead" "Party At Julia's 2nite" "Klaatu Barada Nikto" "UFO Crossing Ahead"