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  • Urwerk AMC: An “Atomic Master Clock” (Video)

    Urwerk AMC: An “Atomic Master Clock” (Video)

    Back in the 18th century, a clockmaker by the name of Abraham Louis Breguet came up with something called a “sympathique watch,” which was a pocket watch that would be regularly corrected by a precision pendulum clock, so that it could keep more or less perfect time in the user’s pocket. At Baselworld 2018, Urwerk has […]

  • Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Many have tried and failed to introduce new design elements to the classically innovative utensil known as the spork. There was Dr. Phineas Farocles in 1907, who perished in a laboratory fire while developing the cigarette-lighting spork. Then there was Ethel Beasley, an amateur inventor who died of electrocution in 1957 before perfecting the world’s […]

  • Taco Bell Tortilla Chips Coming This Summer

    Taco Bell Tortilla Chips Coming This Summer

    I get why Taco Bell would put out a line of tortilla chips allowing customers to enjoy them at home, perhaps while dipping the chips in various salsas, guacamoles, or queso blends, but in all honesty I’m skeptical about Taco Bell Tortilla Chips replicating the unique mix of heat and salt that makes them worthwhile […]

  • McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger Now Available in Australia

    McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger Now Available in Australia

    Cool news for anybody who might find themselves near an Australian McDonald’s location in the near future: The McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger is now available in Mickey D’s locations down under, with a price point that comes to about eight dollars American: Pretty cheap as Wagyu beef goes. If you’ve not heard of Wagyu beef, […]

  • Monty Python is Coming to Netflix

    Monty Python is Coming to Netflix

    For the first time, a giant raft of content from the archives of groundbreaking British comedy troupe Monty Python is coming to Netflix, first in the UK and then to the US later this year. For much of the shows, movies, and comedy specials included in the deal, it’s the first time they’ve been available on the […]

  • ‘Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australia

    ‘Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australia

    Russell Crowe has always struck me as a man who probably knows his way around a divorce. Now, he’s literally elevating it to an art, and liquidating some assets in the process. He’s selling off a bunch of stuff from his private collection in order to cover the costs of his impending divorce from Danielle Spencer, […]

  • AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL Flying Car Concept

    AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL Flying Car Concept

    I could probably devote an entire day to writing up various flying car concepts, since unlike actual flying cars there’s very little risk involved in putting out some concept art and soaking in the publicity. But oh well, we all enjoy dreaming from time to time, and as flying car concepts go the recently unveiled AeroMobil […]

  • Balispoon: A Spoon Inspired by the Infamous Butterfly Knife

    Balispoon: A Spoon Inspired by the Infamous Butterfly Knife

    The technical name for the infamous and mostly illegal “butterfly knife” is “balisong,” and you have to know a guy to get one in most parts of the world these days. But the law ain’t yet been writ that says you can’t carry a spoon around in case you run into any sudden bowls of […]