Watch never-before-seen videos of an amazing new condiment lubricant that makes the inside of bottles so slippery, nothing is left inside. This means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup containers–and a lot less wasted food.
When it comes to those last globs of ketchup inevitably stuck to every bottle of Heinz, most people either violently shake the container in hopes of eking out another drop or two, or perform the “secret” trick: smacking the “57″ logo on the bottle’s neck. But not MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith. He and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group have been held up in an MIT lab for the last two months addressing this common dining problem.
The result? LiquiGlide, a “super slippery” coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging–though ketchup and mayonnaise bottles might just be the substance’s first targets. Condiments may sound like a narrow focus for a group of MIT engineers, but not when you consider the impact it could have on food waste and the packaging industry. “It’s funny: Everyone is always like, ‘Why bottles? What’s the big deal?’ But then you tell them the market for bottles–just the sauces alone is a $17 billion market,” Smith says. “And if all those bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out every year.”
Check out what happens when you pour ketchup out of a LiquiGlide-coated bottle:
Go and view the videos and read more HERE.
(about damn time! no more slapping the hell out of the bottom of a ketchup bottle!)
Sessions, Vitter Attempt To Close Illegal Alien Tax Loophole, Dem Leader Objects
Proof there are crazy people loose in our world!
JC’s and Cat’s return from their trip to South America, was just what we needed to initiate this dream project, namely to suspend a jaccuzzi from a bridge. The bridge had our name written all over it, as it was the highest in Europe at the time of its construction (1933-1934) with 600 ft of void.
We then needed a group of friends that would be ready to take up the challenge. Out of 25 e-mails we got 25 positive answer all more motivated then the other. With this number it was all said: the size of the jaccuzzi (8 palettes), which with its occupants and the structure itself was going to weigh more than 6 tons; the choice of the cable and the dimensions of the logs as well as their spread out, in order to have the right safety factor on all elements. The platform that we had built for the spinning jaccuzzi filled all the criteria and could be recycled.
The length of the cables was absolutely critical, because the water does not forgive the slightest error, as it always flows to the lowest point, increasing the error and making the system unstable. The next challenge was to find a way to make the rappelling (abseiling) and climbing up the rope as easy as possible and absolutely safe, with at all moments two independent safety lines, well protected from the friction on the concrete bridge.
As the month of September was exceptionally sunny, we had great conditions to build and test all the parts, so that on the d day everything could run smoothly with no time lost and guaranteeing the safety of every one. To ensure that all participants be well accustomed in large rappels and rope climbing techniques, 3 training evenings were organized. During the first one we optimized the gear and climbing technique, staying close to the ground. The two following trainings were off the Fenil bridge and the Gueuroz bridge, where we rappelled and climbed back up the rope without reaching the ground.
October 1st, JC’s birthday, was the big day, meeting everybody at 4:30am on top of the Gueuroz bridge. Several teams had different task. Some were pre-heating the water on top of the bridge using the 3 gas burners we had used for the jaccuzzi on top of Mont Banc); others lowered all the parts necessary to built the platform 130 feet below the bridge; others still were hanging low down and assembling the platform and setting up the hot tub with its gas burner to keep the water at 100°F; while others prepared the rappelling lines for all participants; in short, everybody helped so that 4.5 hours later the first person could jump in the water with a breath taking view. Six hours later the last person came out of the water and at 6:00 pm everything was back on the trailers to get back to Lausanne where we enjoyed a fantastic raclette at Jan’s place.
Go and see all the pictures HERE.
WTF: Dr. John Kellogg (of cereal fame) wanted to sew your foreskin with silver wire
Unfortunate: Airlines may start charging $25 extra for window seats. Simple solution for travelers? Say I don’t want to sit by the window. Now if everyone said that, they would either have 2 whole rows of seats empty and not making them money, or they would have to sit people at window seats for free.
Safe: A man who went skydiving without a parachute
SEIU recently posted a series of pro-Occupy tweets on their official Twitter page and even have a new “99% project”:
Occupiers using the space told me that breaking windows and burning cop cars isn’t violence.
Much more HERE>
This man is crazy and his proposals he always comes with with are just as crazy!
Ratcheting up his controversial proposal for revitalizing America’s cities, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday suggested that the federal government “deliberately force” large municipalities to take in immigrants as the only hope for salvaging their battered economies.
The mayor also criticized President Obama for deporting more immigrants “than the last four or five presidents put together.”
Bloomberg spoke at a Midtown forum, timed to the release of a new study titled “Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent.”
He was joined on the panel by Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas, whose company helped underwrite the research.
God Bless Americans!
[O]n the plane of the first leg of my flight home, I spent the majority of [time] sleeping, using my shawl as a blanket. Right before we were set to land the flight attendant from first class approaches me and asks if I had a connecting flight? We were running a bit behind schedule, so I figured I was being asked this to be sure I would make my connecting flight. She then proceeded to tell me that I needed to speak with the captain before disembarking the plane and that the shirt I was wearing was offensive.
The shirt was gray with the wording, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d fuck a senator.” I must also mention that when I boarded the plane, I was one of the first groups to board (did not pass by many folks). I was wearing my shawl just loosely around my neck and upon sitting down in my seat the lady next to me, who was already seated, praised me for wearing the shirt.
When I was leaving the plane the captain stepped off with me and told me I should not have been allowed to board the plane in DC and needed to change before boarding my next flight. This conversation led to me missing my connecting flight. I assumed that because I was held up by the captain, they would have called ahead to let the connecting flight know I was in route. Well, upon my hastened arrival at the gate of the connecting flight, it was discovered that they did indeed call ahead but not to hold the flight, only to tell them I needed to change my shirt. I was given a seat on the next flight and told to change shirts.
Due to the fact that my luggage was checked, changing shirts without spending money wasn’t an option. I consulted a friend with a law background who told me covering with my shawl would suffice. Upon boarding the now rescheduled flight with shawl covering my shirt, my ticket dinged invalid. I was pulled to the side while the gentleman entered some codes into the computer and then told, “it was all good.” I did finally arrive home to pick up my daughter an hour and a half later than scheduled.
PETA Protesters “Barbecue” Topless Woman
Vikings pillage taxpayers People in Minnesota should be screaming that no tax money goes to the vikings! Let them move to some liberal city or state (hey, I hear California wants another team).