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How to survive being dunked into liquid nitrogen

How to survive being dunked into liquid nitrogen

So I thought this is kind of crazy: this science writer submerges his hand into liquid nitrogen, which is something like -320 degree Fahrenheit. His hand emerges unharmed thanks to the Leidenfrost effect, which he explains here: I hadn’t realized that my hand was quite so deep into the liquid. Amazingly, I barely felt the…

Epicure Office Snacks : Turn junk food into gourmet meals

Epicure Office Snacks : Turn junk food into gourmet meals

Emilie Baltz gets creative with junk food found in offices or vending machines. She combines them to make decidedly gross gourmet creations such as Truffled Berry Praline Purses (Reese’s peanut butter cups, fruit roll-up, potato chips), Tom Khaa Ramen (Instant shrimp cup-of-ramen, Mounds bar, ketchup), Mocha Nougat Fondant (Mounds bar, instant coffee, Snickers bar, hot…

How to win at Scrabble

How to win at Scrabble

The word tile board game Scrabble has a wide and loyal community of players, and a frequent source of material and inspiration for writers (See The New Yorker’s coverage of the 2008 Big Apple Scrabble Tournament and Slate’s recap and analysis of a record setting match that ended with a score of 830-490) and designers…

How to mod a magazine

How to mod a magazine

Instead of just tossing them into your recycle bin, give your magazine a second life as a DVD sleeve, envelope, paper bowl, photo frame or my favorite, a wallet by following these DIY instructions provided by Wired UK (part 1 and part 2). [Via]

10 practical uses for credit cards

10 practical uses for credit cards

Before you throw out your credit cards as you and the rest of the country discover that being in debt isn’t a good thing necessarily, Scavenging compiles ten creative ways you can repurpose your credit card. [Via]