Scotland’s Deep Fried Butter?

“The dessert, made from frozen balls of butter and given a Scottish twist with Irn Bru batter, is already popular in the US. Described as a “heart attack on a plate”, the chefs at The Fiddler’s Elbow in Edinburgh serve the sticky treat with Irn Bru ice cream and coulis. For those wanting an even more potent version of the dish, called Braveheart Butter Bombs, a variation with whisky batter is also available… It is believed to be the first time deep fried butter has been on the menu in Scotland. It first emerged as a snack at the Iowa State Fair in the US earlier this year.” w/ photo

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Spit Build-Up Could Cause Bridge Collapse

The Howrah Bridge in the Indian city of Kolkata is at risk of collapsing because the steel at its base is being corroded by human saliva. Pedestrians who have been chewing betel leaf, areca nut and slaked lime have been spitting on the bridge’s steel hangers, causing them to weaken. The red stains left by the paan mixture – a mild stimulant chewed throughout India – are caked around the metal casings of the bridge. Authorities say the paan-laced spit has reduced the thickness of the bridge’s hangers from six millimeters to three millimeters. In an attempt to save the bridge, port engineers have come up with the idea of covering the steel with fiberglass.” w/ photo

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Twistable HDMI Cables

“Look, an HDMI cable! Ooooooh… oh alright, so on first inspection Twistable HDMI Cables might not look like much. But they must’ve had a trick up their sleeves to make the needles on our quirk-detectors twitch. So what makes them so special? Well, elevating them above other humdrum cables, these gold-plated numbers can actually be bent to hold any shape. They’re a nifty way to make sure you’re not tripping over unsightly trailing wires; and you can even wrap them around other cables as a wire tidy. And all without any loss in signal quality. Not so dull after all then… right?” w/ photos

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Top 10 Terrible TV Movie Adaptations

“Too many movies are cranked out under the impression that they are breathing new life into an old television series, allowing fans to revisit the worlds they were so enamored with while they still ran without fear of cancellation or contract expiration, when, in fact, it is usually just a means to pack seats by highjacking someone else’s intellectual properties to disingenuous ends. This is a problem that shows no signs of stopping, as about a handful of good movies come out every year with another thousand that are just revolting. Nonetheless, we must be aware of what dread our way comes. Here are the top ten terrible T.V. movie adaptations, proof that good things come (and stay) in small packages.” w/ videos

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