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Step Back Into an Internet Time Machine With This Site

Old Web Today lets you go back to the sweet, sweet time when Netscape Navigator reigned and streaming video was a myth.<p>Kids today. They just don't know how good they've got it, with their YouTubes and their YikYaks and whatever the hell 4G is. Back in the good old days, us people roughly in their …

The Chemistry (And Physics) Behind a Great Cup of Coffee

Why is it that coffee produced by a barista at a cafe always tastes different than the same beans brewed at home?<p>Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers buy draft beer and wine as …

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The Top 15 Whiskeys in the World, As Ranked By Actual Whiskey Drinkers

11.2K<p>SHARES<p>We've all got a go-to brand of whiskey that brings happiness in liquid form at the end of a long day. But if you've ever thought about …

Build-On Brick Mug

Hey, le'go my mug, Steve from IT! No really, here's a few more bricks. Built it up, bro. The strategically named (or perhaps renamed) Build-On Brick …

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

For Open Fire Cooking, Grab Your GrubStick

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>For cooking over an open fire, GrubStick is the ultimate implement. The modular design lets you attach a whole array of …

Stanley’s 48-Ounce Vacuum French Press is a Camp Classic

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>Made in that timeless Stanley hammertone green, the 48-ounce Classic Vacuum French Press features all steel construction: …

AvoSeedo - Grow an Avocado Tree

Hit the guacamole jackpot with the AvoSeedo. This plastic tool serves as a base for growing your own avocado tree at home. The best part: true to …

The Beer Spike - Advanced Beer Drinker's Tool

Shotgunning a beer? Don't dull your pocket knife, dude, impale that can and strip it open with a Beer Spike. Presented as a tool for the "beer …

BE Outfitter’s Cabrillo Dry Bag Keeps Your Camera Gear Safe & Dry

Posted in Bags and Gear<p>Merging the features and functions of a camera bag with 100% waterproof protection, the Cabrillo Dry Bag let’s you bring your …

Underwater Cypress Forest from Ice Age Reveals Its Secrets

Deep beneath the waves, miles from the coast of Alabama, lies a primeval underwater forest, a grove of giant cypress trees so fresh that their trunks …

This May Be The Best Way to Eat a Sandwich

People tend to have a lot of opinions on how you <i>make</i> a sandwich, but University of Miami football coach Mark Richt is the first person I’ve ever seen …

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Fisherman Finds Bizarre Surprise Inside A Largemouth Bass

Fishermen enjoy posting pics of their catches online so they can brag about their haul and provide proof to their skeptical friends, pics that don't …

Handmade Slanted Bar Glass

Calling the Slanted Bar Glass "handmade" isn't quite right. More accurately, it's lung-blown. The lungs doing all the blowing are those of Ben …

How Well Do 100-Year-Old Lifehacks Hold Up?

Last century's lifehacks might be a little outdated but they'll still serve you well.<p>Do you want to know an easier way to open a jar? Hundreds of Youtube videos will tell you how. What about a simple way to slice watermelon? One questionable video has you covered. For any common household problem, …

Army Man Bottle Opener

Happy Cheap Gift for Dad Thursday! Now when's Father's Day again? Not 'til June. Huh. Maybe Pops would like an Army Man Bottle Opener from the Easter …

How To Make A Gorgeous DIY Skyline Diffuser

Muffle sound with style.<p>You may remember sound diffusers from your high school band practice—maybe you put egg cartons on the wall, or randomly chopped up blocks of foam. In any case, muffling sound usually doesn't look pretty. That's not true if you use a skyline diffuser. Made from different size …

Restoration of 1920s Roulette Wheel Proves the Table Was Rigged

You tricky mobsters.<p>The good people at the Games Room Company were deep into the restoration of a vintage 1920s Chicago roulette table when they found something sinister. It seems the fix was in.<p>As the video explains, the restorers found a hollow leg in the table filled with old-school batteries. …

Floafers Foam Water Loafers

Hayes Brumbeloe created Floafers as a stylish alternative for everyone out there who begrudgingly wears uggo Crocs, Keens, Tevas, or water booties at …

Alton Brown Says We've Been Making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches All Wrong

Switching over to this method pronto.<p><i>Grilled cheese sandwich.</i><p>Those three words immediately conjure up some serious nostalgia and an intense desire for a heavenly, cheesy taste of our childhoods. But Alton Brown is here to tell us all that we've probably never tasted a <i>real</i> grilled cheese sandwich.<p>In …

Turbine Powered Chrysler Concept: 1955 Ghia Gilda X

This 1955 Ghia Gilda X was commissioned by Chrysler styling boss Virgil Exner, and is reported to retain most of its original finish both inside and …

Trick Your Friends and Family With These 10 Bets You'll Always Win

If you’re looking for some ways to astonish your friends and family, or maybe win some free drinks at the bar, give these tricks a try.<p>In this video …

Podcast #269: The Forgotten History of Autism | The Art of Manliness

In the past decade, autism has gotten more and more attention from the media and the wider culture. You probably know someone with autism or who has …

Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

This roll-up dish drying rack is for people like me. People who endorse the air-dry method. I mean, I figure if my man parts prefer the gentle …

Fishing app scans and identifies your catch of the day

FishVerify is built on a neural network, a type of artificial intelligence that can be trained on a data set and used to recognize images. In this …

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When This Stolen Phone Spies on Its Thief, The Results Are Riveting

Find My Phone is a fascinating profile of a thief, taken with the help of the very phone he stole.<p>A thief can learn a lot about you if they steal your phone. What between the pictures and the emails and the texts, you're whole life is basically in there. But, if you do it right, you could also …

Fourneau Bread Oven

1 x solid maple surface + 1 x pre-seasoned cast iron dome = 1 x Fourneau Bread Oven carbo-coma. If you've got the touchy yeast thing down, the touchy …

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning mashed potatoes.</i><p>True to stereotype, my mother’s side of the family — …

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How to make the world’s best cornbread

Buying ingredients for cornbread should entail more than walking into the grocery store and blindly picking any bag that says "cornmeal" from the shelves.<p>According to Bon Appetit's senior food editor Rick Martinez, one size fits all isn't a rule that applies to cornmeal. The variations in grain …