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Where's The Straight Line Piece For These Tetris Tater Tots?!

Anyone who’s spent any amount of time playing Tetris knows how vital the straight line pieces are. And that’s why it seems almost absurd that Monarch decided to omit them from its new Tetris-shaped Totris tater tots. In a pinch you could probably use a french fry, but it’s just not the same.


Making Hot Air Bread Balloons With An Industrial-Strength Blower

Here is the most fun way to make bread: prepare a massive pile of dough, brightly coloured with natural dyes; cut off a small section and flatten it out; place that pizza-like sheet on top of an industrial-strength blower and watch it inflate into a toasty, instantly edible balloon.


Aerosol Cake Batter Is Real Now And Nothing Will Ever Be The Same

Just when you thought that mankind’s genius could stretch no further, a solid year of research has given birth to a new apex in cake innovation. Friends, say hello to Spray Cake, the Harvard-bred cake batter in a can.


3D-Printed Ice Cream Guarantees The Perfectly Balanced Cone

The MIT students who hacked together a Cuisinart soft-serve machine, a Solidoodle, and a freezer to create this wonderful 3D ice cream printer have no plans to commercialize it; they just built it as a proof-of-concept. And that’s too bad, because if perfected this machine has the potential to engineer a perfect ice cream cone that’s far less likely to topple.


This US Restaurant Might Have The Best Bread And Butter In The World

The bread and butter at US restaurant Razza Pizza Artiginale is made by James Beard Rising Star Chef semi-finalist Dan Richer. He’s the chef behind the restaurant, and might be more obsessed with bread and butter than any person on the planet. This video shows how he made his restaurant’s bread and butter the most delicious.


GE Makes A Microwave That Can Measure The Calories On Your Plate

Health and fitness monitoring is helping us all look after ourselves a little better, but there’s one stumbling block: calorie intake is still self-reported, making it laborious and often inaccurate. GE, however, thinks it has a way to change that.


A Clever Newspaper Ad That Transforms Into Two Mugs Of Coffee

Sometimes the most effective advertising is just getting the consumer to try a free sample. But with this campaign, Nescafe managed to embrace best of both approaches with a clever print ad that turns into a couple of mugs full of coffee.


Is This A BBQ Or A Worm Hole Generator?

Inspiration can strike at any time, and presumably the creator of this unique BBQ happened to be watching Contact while trying to come up with a new design. How else can you explain its concentric ring design that looks like some kind of worm hole generator or time machine?


This Is An Airfix Kit Good Enough To Eat

Remember the trials and tribulations of assembling your Airfix planes as a kid? Wouldn’t it have been better if there was a more tangible reward at the end of it all, like, I don’t know, chocolate? Well, soon there might be.


How To Toss Food In A Pan Like A Cool Pro Chef

This is, without a doubt, one of the coolest tricks of the professional chef. And, let’s be honest, we have all tried it at some point with different — sometimes disastrous — results. The guys at Serious Eats explain how to do it properly.