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…SKAGGS shot a lot of water?

Water Bottles

A TOTO HET toilet can save up to 24,655 gallons of water per year, but how do you show that visually so that you can truly grasp what a number like that means?

That’s the question that SKAGGS faced for their latest photo shoot, and the answer involved “2 months of planning, 1 trip from El Paso to Dallas and back, 1,000 – 5 gallon water bottles, 3 trucks, 2 tractors, 1 buggy and a whole lot of man (and woman) power”.

Click the links for a rather interesting behind the scenes.

[SKAGGS – Water, Water Everywhere!]

[Flickr – Totology Photo Shoot]


…Bacon Blankets are perfect for sandwiches?

Bacon Blanket

The Bacon Blanket is the perfect answer to the “How can I cover my sandwich with the optimal amount of bacon?” question.

Can you think of a better way?

[Via: Breakfast Blogger]

…Your tank isn’t always empty?

Tank On Empty

When your gas light comes on, how far can you go before it’s time to push?

Tank on Empty wants to help you answer that question, and it does so by polling other drivers to see how many miles they’ve gone on E.

By using this information, TOE hopes to create a database of how far each car can go before it’s time to fill up.

[Tank On Empty]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Coins don’t need to have ridges?

Coin Ridges

Ever wonder why some coins have ridges, while others do not?

The answer is surprisingly simple:

When coins where made of gold or silver, the value of the coin was based on the value of the metal in it. Thus, a $10 gold coin had $10 worth of gold in it.

Before ridges, thieves would file off the edges of the coins and make a slow but steady profit from passing on the slightly smaller coins, while collecting the rest.

To prevent this practice, the government began minting ridges into the edges of coins so that you can easily tell if a coin has been tampered with.

Though coins are no longer made of gold or silver, they still have ridges, because we’re accustomed to seeing them that way.

Now you know.

[Via: Big Site Of Amazing Facts]

[Photo Via: Clearly Ambiguous]