Popular Science once recommended throwing old batteries in the fire because “the burning zinc may help prevent soot formation, and the metals and chemicals make colorful flames.” The November 1951 tip was bad advice, writes Snopes, but not so bad then as now: batteries a half-century ago contained different chemicals, were unsealed, and less likely to explode.
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I can’t stop watching this video of someone slowly, carefully, unerringly directing his speedboat into a pole on a large body of water. Here is a bonus video of someone slowly, carefully, unerringly directing a container ship into a large body of land.
A fellow on the internet reports that Google shipped him a refurbished Pixel phone loose in its box inside a standardized shipping package, with no packing material. The phone was broken. I ordered an SD card from Amazon once and it came in a plastic case inside a box, which was inside another box, buried […]
This video of turkeys circling a dead cat went viral yesterday… These turkeys trying to give this cat its 10th life pic.twitter.com/VBM7t4MZYr— J… (@TheReal_JDavis) March 2, 2017 … and here’s the explainer, from The Verge’s Alessandra Potenza and Rachel Becker. They’re a) warily inspecting a potential predator they don’t realize is dead while b) getting […]
Even the biggest, most expensive DSLR will shoot bad photos if the person behind the camera is a total dweeb. Instead of keeping it on auto and taking tons of unnecessary exposures, why not actually learn your camera’s manual controls? To get some expert instruction in the tools and theory behind capturing images, check out this Photography Masterclass.Understanding […]
It may be too late to stop the selfie stick craze entirely, but the ARMOR-X Mini-Flexible Phone Tripod is valiantly attempting to anyway. This lightweight, ultra flexible tripod has infinite greater flexibility and functionality than a selfie stick, and actually looks like something a real photographer might use.The ARMOR-X is completely intuitive and easy to set up anywhere: on […]
It’s time to go full Katy Perry in the shower (or Frozen, or Slipknot – whatever you’re into, no judgements here) with this waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker is easy to install in your shower and streams audio from your smartphone or computer, giving you a nice background chorus in the mornings. With a built-in microphone and speakerphone, it’ll […]
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