How To Make Pie Fries

“When it comes to pie, my mantra is ‘I must increase my crust.’ But even carbohydrate addicts find themselves with extra scraps of pie dough from time to time. And I now have the best solution for making use of them: Pie Fries… The concept is simple behind these pie fries: simply put your pie scraps on a baking sheet, slice them into fry-sized pieces, brush with butter, cinnamon and sugar, and bake until crispy. Want extra cute points? Put ‘em in pillow boxes (available at most craft supply stores) or paper cones and serve with jam for dipping.” w/ photos

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I Hope This Gets To You

“After my girlfriend moved away for graduate school, I wanted to create something different to express my feelings for her. I secretly created a song and video with my friends the Daylights in hopes that it would be passed around and get to her organically. WITH YOUR HELP, we can meet this goal and it can stand as a symbol of what we can do as an digital social community. This is dedicated to anyone who is separated from people they love.”

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Top 15 Phenomenal Forced-Perspective Photos

“How do you make a full-sized commercial airplane look like a toy, or give the illusion that your human subject is touching a cloud? Photoshop is an easy answer, but a much more low-tech method produces results that are just as amazing: forced perspective photography. Just as in filmmaking when miniatures convincingly stand in for buildings, landscapes or fantastical creatures, the trick is all in positioning, lighting and timing… Here’s the top 15 phenomenal forced-perspective photos.” w/ photos

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Steel Wool Fire

“We demonstrate the simple combustive oxidation of iron by burning a common household item: Steel wool. Normally we do not think of iron as being flammable, this is because bulk iron doesn’t self-sustain its burning like most flammable materials. But the strands of steel wool are thin enough with enough surface area that heat produced is self-sustaining and will continue to burn through if there is enough air present. To do this, simply pull apart and fluff up the steel wool to separate the strands. Then simply set it on fire. The steel wool should then burn flamelessly creating iron oxide. You can also use a 9-volt battery and short out the terminals across the steel wool, the resistive heating should be hot enough to start it lit.” — NurdRage

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Scientists Reverse The Aging Process In Mice

“Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the aging process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies. The surprise recovery of the animals has raised hopes among scientists that it may be possible to achieve a similar feat in humans – or at least to slow down the aging process. An anti-aging therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of age-related health problems, such as dementia, stroke and heart disease, and prolonging the quality of life for an increasingly aged population. “What we saw in these animals was not a slowing down or stabilization of the aging process. We saw a dramatic reversal – and that was unexpected,” said Ronald DePinho, who led the study, which was published in the journal Nature. “This could lead to strategies that enhance the regenerative potential of organs as individuals age and so increase their quality of life. Whether it serves to increase longevity is a question we are not yet in a position to answer.” w/ photo

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Amazing Coin Trick!

“This really is one of the easiest and most amazing tricks ever. All you need is a plastic coat hanger and a coin. Balance the coin in the middle of the hanger then just start spinning the hanger around. It does take some practice but stick with it and you’ll get it! If you really want to impress, learn to stop the spinning hanger with the coin still balanced.”

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