Anthony Bourdain has a new show of sorts that explores the craftsmanship of certain items and the people behind them and the first episode focuses on Borough Furnace, a small metal casting workshop that makes handcrafted cast iron skillets. You see a bit of the process of how they turn recycled iron into cookware.
This parody makes absolutely no sense until it makes perfect sense. And that moment is when Tony Starch gets outfitted with the Iron Man Iron suit. I mean, the animation is pretty well done throughout the parody but that scene when the Febreze-like spray bottle turns into an Iron just slayed me.
I know most of the food we eat contains iron to some extent. And I also know that iron is vital to keep us going. But watching this awesome science experiment where corn flakes get attracted to a magnet creeps me out a little. This is why it happens:
We all know that barns are usually red. But why? Well, the answer is a little more complicated than you might think, but basically it's because of nuclear fusion.
A new series of measurements have revealed that the Earth's core is actually 1,000°C hotter than we previously thought—meaning the center of our planet is actually as hot as the surface of the Sun.
There is iron in cereal. That's good! But it looks pretty gross. Here's how to find it: soak a cup of cereal in a Ziploc bag with water, mix it up and then rub a magnet over the bag. You'll see the metallic iron trailing the magnet. You eat that!
For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and…
I can hardly even iron my shirt without burning myself so I'm absolutely impressed with this ad showing artists ironing a sheet into famous art pieces. A few snaps of the fabric here, some presses there and all of a suddenly there's a girl with a pearl earring.
The ironing board. One of those pieces of functional technology that hasn't really evolved much since, well, ever. No longer! At least, not if the bright minds behind the Ironing Station get their way.
Dodging an incoming RPG is a pretty tall task for anyone, unless you're a ninja on meth. For the rest of us, it'd be easier to just blow the damn thing up before it hits, right?
Unless my Google skills are failing me, this Panasonic 360-Degree iron is the first iron to have the pointed tip at both sides of the iron. It's been staring us in the face for 100 years, and Panasonic's is first?
Aha! I hate pulling down ironing boardsand then having to fold their screechy legs back up. Having one disguised as a mirror is a great idea that would save time and space. (Just figure out stability.) [Aissallogerot via Toxel]
During the Lantern Festival last month, one village in China celebrated the same way they have for 500 years—by throwing molten iron at a wall to create showers of make-do fireworks.
If you've ever wanted to sit on a hard, flat, unyielding piece of metal while biking but your butt gets cold easily, we've got a solution for your ridiculous problem.
The dudes over at The Tech Lounge sat down for a real-world—not canned—comparison of Mitsubishi's cutting-edge, 65-inch LaserVue HDTV with the current reigning champ, Pioneer's 60-inch Kuro plasma set. Does Mitsubishi's fancy new tech really make for a better high-def experience? The tests show, at the very least,…