Man Collects Over 1,600 Beer Glasses

For teetotal Ron Carter, temptation is never far away. He’s stocked a room in his home with his collection of 1,600 beer glasses. The 51-year-old has spent the past 33 years scouring car boot sales, charity shops and breweries to amass his collection from around the world. But, despite being known as ‘the beer man’, he has not touched a drop in 20 years. ‘I gave up drinking because it was taking a toll on me. I live a much healthier lifestyle now – but it hasn’t dampened my appetite for collecting the glasses,’ Mr Carter said. Every glass he owns belongs to a different brand or brewery – and has cost him $2,782. The collection has grown so large that he has been forced to leave most in boxes piled up in his garage and loft. His obsession began when he first started going to pubs. Fascinated by the designs and variations of drinks available, he would keep a memento every time he tried a different one.” w/ photo

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Fingerprint Recognition Coffee Machine?

If James Bond ever asked Q for a coffee, he’d probably be pointed in the direction of this. The Philips Saeco Xelsis Digital ID is the first coffee machine to use fingerprint recognition to identify how you like your coffee. When the appliance is fresh out the box, the user presses their finger on a small pad on the machine three times. This creates a user profile so they can programme just how their coffee should be made – including its strength and amount of milk and froth. From that point on, every time they touch the pad it will know their preferences. And after pressing a button to indicate their choice of drink – such as a cappuccino or latte – the machine makes it just the way they like. The fingerprint technology, which seems more at home in a spy novel than on a kitchen counter, is just one of the stainless steel machine’s suave gadgets.” w/ photos

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