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…You should grow a giant beard?


If you need a good reason to grow a giant beard this winter, Matthew Inman of Mingle2 has put together a list of 10 of them, and they include fantastic reasons like “It instantly turns any man into a badass (It’s like having machine guns on your face)”, “Every beautiful woman you meet will want to touch, stroke, and possibly frolic in your amazing beard”, and “you can hide things in it, such as weapons, tools, and snacks.”

Click below to view the full list, including fantastic illustrations of each.

[The Bureau For Bigger Better Beards – 10 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Grow A Giant Beard]

[Via: Neatorama]

…It’s Things Thursday: Something?


Are you the type of person that likes surprises?

Then you’re probably the type of person that would like the SomethingStore, a website that sends you “something, an item selected randomly among many things from our inventory, for $10 (free shipping) and you will find out what your something is when you receive it”.

What could this something be?

    It may be something you need, something you want or something you desire. (Though it also may be total crap.)

    Yours may be a cool gadget, rare book, table game, handmade necklace, reverse clock, box of gourmet chocolates, set of shiny shower curtains, popular video game, big-box retailer gift card, the latest version of a software, a set of kitchen knives, a pair of designer jeans, garden tool, kitchen appliance, unique home decor item, electronic equipment, magazine subscription, office supply item, or…

    Your something will most likely be brand new, though it may also be refurbished or antique.

So SomethingStore can send you anything?

Well, besides “items or services that are illegal to trade in United States”, yes!

Sound good?

Then discover your something is today.


[Via: FreshArrival]

…It’s Things Thursday: Project Bore Snake?

Project Bore Snake

A Bore Snake is “a one-piece cleaning rod, brush, patch, solvent and oil applicator in a flexible package one can fold up and carry in a pocket, ready for instant use”.

Apparently, the soldiers in Iraq are given cleaning tools that don’t work as well or as quickly as they should, despite being more expensive than the Bore Snake. Also, because of the types of terrain that they’re fighting on, gun cleaning has become a frequent occurrence (as often as a few times per day).

Thus, Project Bore Snake aims to send Bore Snakes over to the troops so that they can have the best possible tools at their disposal, and so that no lives are lost due to improper gun maintenance.

While feelings about the war are obviously mixed, I think that a project like this is a great way to support the troops themselves without supporting the cause that they’re fighting for, and it does a whole lot more than a yellow ribbon magnet ever did.

[Project Bore Snake]

…The Casulo makes moving easy?


Believe it or not, this little box, called the Casulo, holds a complete set of room furniture that can be set up in less than ten minutes, and requires no tools.

CasuloAnimationWhat exactly constitutes a complete set of room furniture?

How about a “wardrobe, large desk/table with a separate desk cabinet with locking drawers, a revolving, height-adjustable desk chair, two stools, a single bed and mattress, and a tall set of shelves.”

Who said moving had to be hard?


[Via: TreeHugger]

…The Film Can Cannon looks like fun?

Film Can Cannon

Learn the basics of thermodynamics with a film can cannon.

Butane from a lighter provides the fuel, the lighter’s sparker provides the ignition, and the film can provides the ammo, so all you need it some time and a few simple tools to build your very own.

Don’t you wish all science was this much fun?

[Flickr – Film Can Cannon]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]