OK, that’s a slight exaggeration.
But check this out: Scottish scientists have developed a biofuel based on by-products from whisky production! “Pot ale”, the liquid from the copper stills, and “draff”, the spent grains are used to produce butanol – which has 30% more output power than ethanol, the traditional biofuel. Butanol can also be used in conventional cars without any adaptions of the engine.
Edinburgh Napier University’s article is here.
Here is an article in the Guardian.
And here is the original research article
[insert silly pun about drunk driving here]
You’ve probably all seen the various USB cup warmers that are on sale. Keeping a cup of coffee warm is one thing, who knew you could also cook a steak with a USB device?
Someone in Japan did, using 30 USB ports.
(the google translate is ever so slightly gibberish at times, but you’ll get the general idea)
That is pure awesome-ness!
Link originally found at Neatorama.
I absolutely love Jim’s Pancakes.
This guy makes all these amazing pancakes for his little daughter. A few days ago he posted this one:
I’m not gonna go on about whether it is accurate or not, because that is SO not the point. However, I will use this as an excuse to add “paleontology” to my tag cloud.