Sunday, September 28, 2014

How Each of our 50 States Got Their Names

[Great Promo] We Follow Extreme Skateboarder on a Downhill Run

In this promotional video, Arbor Skateboards, attempts to show that their boards can perform well at extreme levels.

I'm a believer but shouldn't this guy be wearing pads?


Consumer Reports Tests Which Cell Phones Bend the Most Quickly

This pressure test, conducted by Consumer Reports, finds that "fears of the iPhone 6 bending are overblown."
Watch the video for the results of the iPhone and its major competitors.


This test reminded me of this classic video from Blendtec. It's called, Will it Blend? - iPhone.

For those of you who didn't watch this video - yes, it does.

Ever Want to Drive a Toilet? A Shoe? This Guy Can Make It Happen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tired of Trying to Scoop Rock-Hard Ice Cream from its Carton?

The 15% Ice Cream Scoop, made from aluminum, will conduct the heat from the hand that holds it and melt the ice cream just enough, to make scooping that rock-hard frozen delight a no-brainer.

It's a great idea and elegant solution to an age-old problem.

The only drawback seems to be its price, $52. (Anazon)  You've got to eat a lot of ice cream to make this item pay for itself.


The Economic Health of U.S. Small Businesses

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pizza Hut Is Testing "Skinny Slice" Pizza - You'll Probably Lose Weight Because You'll Lose Your Taste for Pizza

Customers in Toledo, OH and West Palm Beach, FL will decide whether or not the new "Skinny Pizza" from Pizza Hut will make it into the rest of the chain's restaurants, nationally.

Nothing differs in the recipe for these pizzas versus their regular counterparts.  They're less calories because the crust is thinner and the cheese toppings, lighter.  Cutting back ingredients cuts the calories per slice from 290 to 210.

Ironically, interested patrons must order an entire pizza because the new light-calorie version isn't sold by the slice.

Good grief.

Listen up Pizza Hut executives.  Your pizza recipe, developed to provide quantity over quality, is really quite terrible. Trying to attract new customers by giving them less ingredients on an already poor tasting pizza is a crazy marketing strategy. And I don't mean crazy in a good way.