Occasionally a product will pop up that makes us question the dude behind it. Sometimes we just don’t know what was going through his or her mind when they decided, “Yeah, this vodka has to be blazing hot!” That’s kinda how we feel with these chocolate gears. We have no idea why they were made, all we can say is we’re happy they were. Available in both silver and gold, they’re almost too cool to eat. Offered in different quantities (they can get pretty pricey) the size of the gears range from .25″ round up to 1.5″ round and are made with Fair Trade Organic Chocolate and just a few other ingredients. Just don’t try to build any working machines out of them because they will either melt or be eaten immediately.
Here’s a reminder because MonkeyBait is looking out for you:
Shark Week kicks off this weekend and newsflash: It’s awesome! The thing is though, we’ve seen a lot of shark footage over the years, and while we’re definitely not bored with it, we just think it might be time for something fresh. We’re not saying ditch Shark Week, but maybe the Discovery Channel can mix sharks with smartphones? Sharks on motorcycles? Sharks with chicks? Sharks and politicians? We’re just saying the possibilities are endless.
Finally, a wine rack that won’t clash with your decor. It’s a modular, fully-customizable rack system made of aluminum and premium wood veneers that you can put anywhere. It was created by 2012 ICFF award-winning designer Eric Pfeiffer. Never thought we’d say this but the dude has a nice rack.
(article from Popular Mechanics)
As Glenn Reynolds writes in his new PM column, traditional knowledge of how to build and fix ordinary things—around the house and in a jam—might be on the decline. With our lives becoming more driven by technology, blue-collar labor has been replaced with more white-collar employment, and teenagers are becoming better at programming Web sites than swinging hammers.
Here at PM, where we at least try to do everything, we spent weeks fine-tuning our list of “25 Skills Every Man Should Know,” debating over whether certain items were too basic, too challenging or just too obscure. You can find a full how-to rundown of each one in the October issue of Popular Mechanics, which just hit newsstands. But for now, check out our carefully selected list below, then offer your own arguments and suggestions in the comments section below, or tell us how to perform your must-know skill by writing to us here…
The List: How to…
1. Patch a radiator hose
2. Protect your computer
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized
4. Frame a wall
5. Retouch digital photos
6. Back up a trailer
7. Build a campfire
8. Fix a dead outlet
9. Navigate with a map and compass
10. Use a torque wrench
11. Sharpen a knife
12. Perform CPR
13. Fillet a fish
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
15. Get a car unstuck
16. Back up data
17. Paint a room
18. Mix concrete
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
20. Change oil and filter
21. Hook up an HDTV
22. Bleed brakes
23. Paddle a canoe
24. Fix a bike flat
25. Extend your wireless network
Your thoughts? Agree, disagree, anything you’d add or delete?