Mike Mattson

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Colonel Sanders’ Idiot Nephew Shares KFC’s Secret “11 Herbs And Spices” Recipe By Mistake

The fast food world is full of well-kept secrets, the kind PR folk love to drum up in order to keep an air of mystique around the food they want us …

Spices

How To: Brew Your Own Ginger Beer Like a Boss

Step aside, ginger ale; ginger beer is here, and it's delicious.<p>Ginger beer is made by fermenting a combination of ginger simple syrup, yeast, and …

Saudi Arabia: Legal Expert Says That U.S. Government Blew Up The Twin Towers On 9/11

Saudi Arabia is livid over the recent passage of a bill in the U.S. Senate that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue the Middle Eastern nation. …

Ancient Music of the Mediterranean

Music had always been an important part of life for many ancient cultures. It weaves its way into ritual and entertainment. Let’s explore ancient …

A collection of man-made 'music' and the machines behind it

As technology became a part of modern life in the 19th century, an increasing amount of scientific study led to breakthroughs in electronic sound engineering -- often as a byproduct of other research. Humans became enamored with the crystalline clarity of these exotic machine-borne tones and as the …

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar …

Audi Just Created Fuel Using Only Air And Water, ‘Blue Crude’ To Revolutionize Pollution-Free Travel

Audi might just have revolutionised pollution-free transportation after it was revealed that the company created diesel from just water and air.<p>The …

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

Bloom: Lamp Opens Like a Flower to Adjust Brightness

Closed up into a tight bud by day, ‘Bloom’ opens at night to reveal the light hidden within. The lamp concept by Moscow-based designer Constantin …

Avant-garde

Polyphonic Singing Is Weird and Amazing

(Video Link)<p>This is Anna-Marie Hefele, a German singer whom blogger Marilyn Bellamy aptly describes as "a human theremin." She specializes in …

Scientist will record every sound on Earth for a year

Bryan Pijanowski, a self-described 'soundscape ecologist,' has installed microphones around the world so he can capture the planet's noises.<p>Bryan …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …

Music

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

76 Genius Coconut Oil Uses for Everyday Life

We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of …

Coconut