via Yahoo. A Madison, Wisconsin man with an unusual name was arrested this week on various charges including: carrying a concealed knife, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and probation violation. Who cares about what he was arrested for…? I only posted this for the headline. He changed his name to “Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop” (previously Jeffrey Drew Wilschke) last October.
via alphaila. As you know, fast food can look quite tempting and delicious in the television/magazine advertisements… but how does the real thing compare? Dario D of Alphaila took it upon himself to make the comparison. Check it out below.
Mochi is one of my favorite Japanese desserts… it is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into its shape. It was traditionally made in a ceremony called Mochitsuki. The traditional process involves pounding the rice with wooden mallets in an usu (traditional mortar). Two people alternate the work: one pounds the cooked rice while the other wets the mochi. They must keep a steady rhythm or they may accidentally injure each other. Check out this process below. Amazing!
Jimmy Kimmel recently asked parents to give terrible presents to their kids for Christmas (and to send in the video). Check out their reactions… I’m sure I would’ve been mad if I received a half eaten sandwich on Christmas morning. Haha. Video after the break.
This is a video of a surfer in San Diego surfing in the midst of bioluminescent algae that, when disturbed, glows bright blue. Video after the break.
On the beaches of Southern California, a phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum is responsible for a spate of red tide. Massive algal blooms like this make the water ruddy during the day, but disrupting the microorganisms at night results in bursts of electric blue bioluminescence.
Man v. Food (Vending Machine Edition) – Update #2
As of 1:33pm this afternoon:
Prasanth: “So now I’m at 3 kcal and roughly 3 g’s of sodium in 3.5 hours. Here’s my dilemma: I have 3 more hours to go, but I’m not sure I could get through the entire next row in that amount of time. Should I even try? I don’t want to get 1/2 way through and then get nothing.”
Amar: “Go big, or go home.”
Kavitha: “I agree with Amar…”
Prasanth: : “Thanks coach; that’s all I needed to hear. Also, this is far and away the most disgusting thing I’ve ever done. And keep in mind that I’ve been to Mexico with Roshan…”
As of 3:30 this afternoon:
As of 4:00 this afternoon:
And that is all folks… Looks like he made it through 3.5 rows at 3,920 calories. Haha. I believe he made like $200. Ranvy heard from him via text message:
Ranvy Singh: “Are you alive?”
Prasanth: “Barely. Or extremely. Depends on your definition.”
Prasanth: “Let me just say, of all the humbling experiences I’ve had in my life – bowling, being forced to take anger management classes, bowling, losing to TJ at anything, bowling – this was by far the humbling-est thing I’ve ever done. I don’t know what feels worse, the 4 lbs of salt and sugar and corn by-products rotting in my gut, or the dark specter of defeat looming over my head (but probably the 4 lbs of crap).”
Man v. Food (Vending Machine Edition)
Today is the big day… Prasanth is attempting to eat 1 of each item in the vending machine I posted the other day. The charts below indicate what he’s had so far:
As of 8:36am this morning:
Prasanth: “Feeling real hungry this morning. I think I got this.”
As of 11am this morning:
Prasanth: “Not gonna lie, I feel pretty awful. The time constraint is going to be brutal.”
As of 11:36am this morning:
My friend Prasanth is going to try… His co-workers bet him that he could not eat everything in this vending machine (pictured above) for $750 during the course of a normal workday (9am to 4pm). They agreed to give him incremental payments: $100 for the first two rows, and then $100 for each row after that. If he chews all of the gum and eats all of the mints, he gets $750. At first glance it seems easy enough, but he has to consume over 6,000 calories in 7 hours – approximately 1 item every 11.5 minutes. Oh yeh, there are some other rules: he can only throw up once, and he can use the bathroom as many times as he wants. Our other friend Kavitha said “Duuude, thats sooo easy. I can do it, no problem” – so Prasanth said he’d give her $750 if she could finish one of each item from 9:30am to 4pm (all or nothing). I’m going to be sick just thinking about it… Anyways, it all goes down today. I’ll let you know how it goes once I get the update. *Side Note*: I like how there are healthy choices in green… haha.
via spoon-tamago. Toto is Japan’s biggest toilet bowl making company… Now the company just released its first hybrid toilet-motorcycle that runs entirely on… poop. As the person drives, he can poop into a bowl, and that poop will be turned into fuel for the car. It is actually part of a campaign that Toto is running in an effort to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% in the next 6 years. The motorcycle (and driver) will make its way from Kyushu to Tokyo over the next month. How ridiculous!? More photos below.