0 How To: Separate Egg Yolks Using a Plastic Water Bottle

Here's a neat kitchen tip for the next time you're whipping up an egg white omelet or lemon meringue pie.

Did you know? An empty plastic water bottle can be used to easily separate egg yolks from the whites. All you have to do is slightly squeeze the bottle, hold it over the yolk and it will magically suck up into the bottle.

I must try this immediately. As soon as I stop replaying this video.

(via GITK)

0 Amusing Amazon Reviews: Banana Slicer

amazon reviews, victorio kitchen products 571b banana slicer
Sometimes Amazon reviews are extremely helpful. Other times they're just amusing. Such is the case for Victorio Kitchen Products 571B Banana Slicer.

What's so entertaining about a simple kitchen tool that evenly slices bananas? Nothing at all. Which is why reviewers are having a little fun with the product. (Truthfully, I kind of want to buy one now.)

Here are a couple of the better ones thus far:
5.0 out of 5 starsNo More Hard Work! August 19, 2012
No longer do I have to get out a ruler to make sure I slice the banana in to equal pieces. Every time I am a centimeter off I would have to throw away the whole banana and start over! I spent an average of $1.00 a week on banana because of this. Thanks to this amazing invention I can save so much time and money now!
5.0 out of 5 starsNo more winning for you, Mr. Banana! March 3, 2011

For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. "Use a knife!" they say. Well...my parole officer won't allow me to be around knives. "Shoot it with a gun!" Background check...HELLO! I had to resort to carefully attempt to slice those bananas with my bare hands. 99.9% of the time, I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger. Then, after a fit of banana-induced rage, my parole officer introduced me to this kitchen marvel and my life was changed. No longer consumed by seething anger and animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit, I was able to concentrate on my love of theatre and am writing a musical play about two lovers from rival gangs that just try to make it in the world. I think I'll call it South Side Story.

Banana slicer...thanks to you, I see greatness on the horizon.
> Read many more reviews and/or buy your own slicer here

(via Neatorama)

0 Cartoon of the Day: Curiosity Rover's Greatest Discovery Yet

Mars, Curiosity, NASA, cartoon
Image credit: Jerry King
(via Mashable)

0 'Oh My Dayum': The Gregory Brothers Songify a Five Guys Burgers and Fries Review

"Oh my goodness, oh my DAYUM!" Hide yo' ketchup, hide yo' fries — The Gregory Brothers have done it again. (And I'm not even a Five Guys gal, however this video is 5-star.)

Here's the original video that inspired this work of genius.

> Previously, in humorous restaurant reviews

0 Cure Homesickness with Canned Air

Etsy, Canned Air
Know anyone who's homesick? Luckily, there's a new cure: Canned Air. For just $9.99 you can purchase a tin can filled with air collected from various cities like Paris, New York City and Singapore.

Here's the AIR from PARIS description, for example:
The "AIR from PARIS" is a middle-sized can filled with the spirit of the city, a piece of world heritage. The can is 88 mm (3,46 in) high and 86mm (3,38 in) in diameter.

We have established a direct contact to a supplier in Paris, France. Each week we receive a few hundreds of gallons of fresh air from Paris. The Air Formula is:

20% The Louvre
20% Notre Dame
25% Eiffel Tower
15% Musée d'Orsay
10% Champs-Elysées
10% Sacre Coeur

ATTENTION! May contain traces of liberté, égalité and fraternité.

The product is 100% bio. Fresh air from Paris relieves stress, cures homesickness
 and helps fighting nostalgia.
I'm not exactly sure how Detroit would "smell," nor am I really sure whether I'd actually want to know. But air from various other cities is currently being canned, so perhaps we'll soon find out. 

(via Etsy)

0 24th Annual 'National Geographic Traveler' Photo Contest Winners

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012
Merit Winner: "Looking into Another World"
"This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. I tried to bring a
different perspective of this frequently photographed tree." —Fred An, Photographer
National Geographic Traveler has announced the winners of its 24th annual photo contest. This year, the magazine received more than 12,000 images from 6,615 photographers in 152 countries around the globe.

As the winning images exhibit, Instagram is a revolutionary tool, but it can only bring amateur photos so far. There's still something to be said for a keen eye and the ability to design an interesting composition with unique perspective.

> View all of the stunning NatGeo contest photos here

0 Brussels' Giant Carpet of Flowers 2012

Grand Palace, Brussels, flower carpet
Photos: EPA/Julien Warnan
Every two years, since 1971, the Grand Place of Brussels is transformed by thousands of locally-grown begonias.

The flowers are intricately arranged into the famous Tapis de Fleurs (or "carpet of flowers").

This week, more than 120 volunteers painstakingly laid 600,000 flowers across the Belgian capital's square. The theme of the 2012 carpet was a tribute to African tapestry weavers.

(via HuffPo)

0 Julia Child's 100th Birthday 'Keep On Cooking' Remix

"What makes a great chef? Well... training and technique of course,
plus a great love of food, a generous personality and the ability to invent
Hot Chocolate Truffles."
—JULIA CHILD (Aug. 15, 1912 – Aug. 13, 2004)

Julia Child's 100th Birthday, #CookForJulia, PBS
PBS is going all out to celebrate Julia Child's 100th Birthday because, in their words, "Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows and taught a generation of food lovers that cooking can be easy and enjoyable."

The best part of their #CookForJulia celebration may just be this "Keep On Cooking" remix, from the same folks who brought us Bob Ross "Happy Little Clouds."

Warning: Do not watch while under the influence of hunger. 

0 Coming Soon from Cinnabon: The Pizzabon

Pizzabon Cinnabon
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke major food news yesterday:
Cinnabon is broadening its menu, and metro Atlantans will be the first to have a taste.

The Atlanta-based company has created a bakery-cafe at its Cumberland Mall location that will be used as a test kitchen for new products, said Cinnabon president Kat Cole. They include a new croissant, an apple danish, cupcakes, breakfast sandwiches and iced coffees.
...and the Pizzabon. It's constructed like a cinnamon roll, but made with cheese, pepperoni and tomato sauce. Speaking of over-sized buns, airplane seats may need enlarging if this actually becomes a reality, as being at the airport with limited food resources is the only time it's semi-excusable to patronize Cinnabon. At least that's what I tell myself.

(via Eater)

0 'Ball,' a Short Film

"Ball" by Everynone is bouncing its way around the web. The film is a simple, well-constructed montage of results compiled mostly from a Google Images Search.

(via Flavorwire)

0 100 Greatest Maniacal Movie Laughs

It's just another maniacal Monday. This will either make you laugh... or cry. Or maybe a little bit of both. Mwahahahaha.

(via Mashable)

0 LEGO Turns 80

LEGO 80th birthday
All of us have built things with LEGO toys, and most of us have experienced stepping on LEGO bricks while barefoot, but how familiar are you with the LEGO company's unique history?

On August 10, 1932, Danish toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen founded LEGO company in the city of Bellund, Denmark. The LEGO brand name itself emerged later, in 1934, from an abbreviation of the Danish phrase "LEG GODT," meaning "Play Well." According to LEGO, "the bricks can be combined in an endless variety of combinations in continuously new ways." For example, "For six bricks of the same color with 2 X 4 studs alone, there are 915 million combination possibilities. The imagination has therefore no boundaries."

Watch this cute animated video created for LEGO's 80th birthday to learn more:

(via LEGO)

0 Photo of the Day: Bolt Crossing the Finish Line

Olympics, Usain Bolt
Yeah, not that Bolt.

(via Buzzfeed)

0 Oreo's 'Curiosity' Cookie

Oreo/Nabisco is cleverly milking the Mars rover landing. Those smart cookies.

Note: The red creme is currently unavailable. Photoshop, folks.

(via Daily Twist)

0 Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol

andy warhol, six self-portraits
"Six Self-Portraits" (1986), Andy Warhol
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done.
Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.
While they are deciding, make even more art.”
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)

> More: A Fan Letter for Warhol's Birthday

0 Keep Calm and Eat Pasta

Barilla pasta meme

Wise words to live by.

(via Barilla)

0 The Most Interesting Man in the World

Welcome, my friends.

the most interesting man in the world, jenny's noodle

0 How Many of These Breakfast Cereal Mascots Can You Identify?

breakfast cereal mascots
Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes and Lucky Charms filled my cereal bowl once in a while as a kid, but for the most part I was a non-sugar cereal girl — Kix, mostly. But that doesn't mean I don't know my cereal mascots. How many can you identify?

Answer Key:
King Ayummayumma (Fruit Islands), Boo Berry, Cap'n Crunch, Dig 'Em (Honey Smacks), Eet (Kellogg's Eet and Ern), Frankenberry, Sir Grapefellow, Honey Nut Cheerios' Buzz Bee, Ice Cream Jones (Ice Cream Cones), Jean LaFoote (Cinnamon Crunch), King Vitaman, L.C. Leprechaun (Lucky Charms), Mr. Mini-Wheat (Mini-Wheats), Newton Owl (Cocoa Hoots), Officer Krum (Cookie Crisp), Pop (Rice Krispies), Quisp, Trix Rabbit, Toucan Sam (Froot Loops), Tony the Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Undercover Bears (Undercover Bears Instant Oatmeal), Baron Von Redberry, Wendell (Cinnamon Toast Crunch), Extreme Creme Taste Oreo's mascot, Yummy Mummy, Zuco Bear (Nestle Snow Flakes / Zucosos)  

(via Mike BaBoon)

0 Subway's Avocado Graph Decoded

Subway avocado commercial
Image credit: Subway
NBC is playing the you-know-what out of Olympics commercials, like this one for Subway.

Aside from Olympian speed skater Apolo Yoko Ohno, the ad features an informative bar graph showing the "super food" avocado and how it compares to... you know, how it relates to... well, something to do with avocados and some sort of growth of some other factor over time. Nobody can quite figure it out.

Luckily, Gawker decided to investigate this very pressing matter; Subway provided an official response:

Given the sports science nature of the spot, the graph was designed to draw the eye upward in trend - a trait we typically perceive as positive. In this case, we thought of the upward (positive) trend as related to taste, as in Avocado increasing the taste factor of said sandwich.

In other words, the x-axis = avocado and the y-axis = taste factor. Makes sense.

The slope of knowing > a good night's sleep = tonight.

0 World Middle Finger Day

Today is World Middle Finger Day: "A global day to celebrate the freedom to object, using the most universal gesture of discontent or protest: The Middle Finger."

A very happy F U to all!

(via The Atlantic)

0 Tumblr of the Day: Kors' Metaphors

michael kors metaphors
Even if you don't watch "Project Runway" (who does anymore?), the honest critiques spewed out by designer/judge Michael Kors are completely fantastic. They're like the opposite of "wallpaper and curtains at a really tacky catering hall."

> Many more gems at Kors' Metaphors

(via Buzzfeed)

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