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Transitioning Table

While the Gradient Table’ssilhouette might be somewhat basic, its use of materials and resulting aesthetic are anything but! The design is comprised …

Odnosvechnik: An Adjustable Candle Holder

Russian designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov designed a candle holder that was inspired by an unusual appliance that’s usually found in traditional …

Saint Petersburg

'Ballet-Themed' Workouts: Why Take the Dancing Out of Dance?

I saw another one of those ads today on the side of my browser, trying to sell me another one of those ballet-themed workout classes. It had all the usual features: a picture of a young, lean female instructor, a reference to Black Swan, a statement about toned butts, and of course, the promise of …

1966 Chevrolet Bel Air L72 425hp

This 1966 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan is said to be a genuine factory L72 big block car with a 4-speed and 60k miles. The color-matched steel …

BaT Exclusive: Restored 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 4-speed Coupe

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe (chassis 194376S110018) is a numbers-matching example with a body-off restoration completed by the …

The Dinalpin is a Mexican-built French rally legend

The Dinalpin A110 hailed from Mexico, not France.<p>Cinco de Mayo's an odd holiday—mostly celebrated in the US, and it's <i>not</i> Mexican Independence day (that's September 16). But it does commemorate a great victory. The thing is, the Mexicans weren't fighting the Spanish—they were fighting the French, …

Cinco de Mayo

Alfa CEO says 4C can manage more power

With 240 horsepower from a 1.75-liter engine, the Alfa Romeo 4C does a lot with very little. But there's always room for improvement, says the company's CEO.<p>Speaking with <i>Automotive News</i>, Alfa Romeo chief Harald Wester indicated that the historic Italian auto marque could squeeze more out of the …

Pikachu is Japan's official mascot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil

Japan's national soccer team has adopted Pikachu — arguably Pokemon's best-known character — as its mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, as detailed by both Adidas and The Pokemon Company's official Japanese websites.<p>The partnership is part of Adidas' "Engine Project," which encourages …

The Cronut genius creates a whole new way to enjoy cookies and milk

Dominique Ansel, the mad pastry scientist behind the Cronut, is unveiling a new dessert at Austin's SXSW this weekend: the Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot. Like the Cronut, the new invention is a hybrid, but that's where the similarity ends.<p>To make the Cookie Milk Shot—a mash-up of a chocolate chip …

Dessert

Utah lawmaker floats bill to cut off NSA data centre's water supply

Impending bill from Republican Marc Roberts highlights growing movement at state level against government surveillance powers<p>The National Security Agency, already under siege in Washington, faces a fresh attempt to curtail its activities from a Utah legislator who wants to cut off the surveillance …

'Can Chiles Keep My Feet Warm?' and 4 Other Questions No One Asks About Chiles

The Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico answers 5 strange questions about chiles.<p>It's Sriracha Week, and we've already covered most of the basics about chiles: their history (in poetry, no less), whether or not they're good for you, and how to get your kids to love spicy food. But what about the</i> …

New Mexico

Man Stabbed with Zelda's 'Master Sword' - IGN Video

Just because a sword is considered a "replica" doesn't mean it's not dangerous.