It Ain’t Blood, People →

I’ve worked in a restaurant for 7 years and have heard every variation of, “Well done, I don’t want no blood left in that steak.” and “This isn’t cooked, there is still blood.” that you could imagine.

So what is that red liquid you are seeing in red meat? Red meats, such as beef, are composed of quite a bit of water. This water, mixed with a protein called myoglobin, ends up comprising most of that red liquid.

Peek Inside the Lamborghini Factory →

The Italian automaker founded in 1963 by feisty Ferrari hater Ferruccio Lamborghini built a long line of swoopy exotics that demanded passionate, dedicated drivers — with an equally passionate and dedicated mechanic on speed dial. Several ownership changes over the years, including an ill-fated union with Chrysler in the 1980s didn’t help the cause. Lamborghinis inspired lust, but consistency of build and reliability proved elusive.

Until the Germans got involved.

Over or Under: The Great Toilet Paper Debate →

The eternal question: Should toilet paper hang over or under? Modern engineering has created an efficient way to dispense toilet paper, but it has left orientation up to consumer. In determining which is best, there are numerous variables, statistics, and principles of mechanics to take into account. And simple efficiency is not the only concern: for many, TP orientation is a matter of identity, lifestyle, and passion. Let us walk you through this timeless and enduring debate.

This is not a debate.

The 22 Rules of Backyard Wiffle Ball →

Just in time for your July 4th game of wiffle ball.

  • It’s not a real Wiffle ball game unless you can break a window. Or windows.
  • Skinny yellow bats only…
  • Yes you can throw your super-awesome curve ball. But throw it fat and slow over the plate. Like a 2011 Astro.