Awesomely Insane Kitchen Gadgets For Anyone Who Is A Terrible (Or Awesome) Chef.

Cooking in the kitchen isn’t for everyone. Some people just can’t get the hang of following recipes or knowing how to make reductions. However, if you’re brave enough to set foot in the kitchen (even if you’re not particularly talented), here are some awesome kitchen items you can use to make the experience amazing. These gadgets are for both the awesome and awful… and they’re all cool. Bon appetit!

1.) Heidolph VV Micro Evaporator

For $3,000, the Heidolph VV Micro Evaporator is designed to distill flavored juice from just about any food. Just don’t let anyone see you using a robot looking device to cook your meals!

2.) Wake’n Bacon

Part alarm clock, part automatic bacon machine, this almost DIY product is the new “best part of waking up…”.

3.) Etienne Louis espresso maker

This coffee maker is every Game of Thrones fan future Christmas list gadget must have. Just don’t say he didn’t warn you about the “strength” of your coffee.

4.) Bob Evans sausage gravy dispenser.

Ugh, I can feel myself getting fatter, at a cost of $635.36. Oh boy!

5.) Beanzawave

Maybe the world’s smallest microwave that can plug into a USB, it could revolutionize office space!

6.) ChefStack automatic pancake machine.

For $3,500, never make your own pancakes again! In fact, at over 200 per hour, sounds like it’s time to start hosting breakfast parties.

7.) Ham Dogger.

For only $7.98, you too can make the perfectly uniform shaped meats.

8.) DIY six-cheese nacho fountain

Not found in stores, you’ll have to build one of these using the linked instructions if you want the ultimate man toy for yourself!

9.) Turkey Timer

For $13, never worry if you’re Thanksgiving turkey is overcooked again. Just throw this in there with it and watch it signal TOUCHDOWN when ready.

10.) Portable watermelon cooler

At $335, it’s EXACTLY what it sounds like. You have to reeeaaaallly want this one!

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Your friends may look at you strangely for having a portable watermelon cooler, but you’ll have the last laugh when you’re enjoying your ice-cold watermelon chunks at the next cookout. Click on the button below to share these awesome kitchen inventions with others!

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Inside This Abandoned Opera House You’ll Find Old Posters, Seats And…. WHAT?

This is the Sterling Opera House, located in the quaint New England town of Derby, in Connecticut. The grand old building was built in 1889 and was designed by H.G. Ficken (he also designed Carnegie Hall). These pictures by Interlude Photography can’t possibly do it justice. Wandering through this old opera house would be a cool experience, but once you would get into the sub-basement, you’d notice something strange…

Many famous people performed at the Sterling Opera House in its day.

John Philip Sousa, Bing Crosby, Red Skelton, Harry Houdini, Donald O’Connor, Amelia Earhart, and John and Ethel Barrymore, just to name a few.

Harry Houdini even left part of his act inside, a trap door.

But no matter what grand past it had, this building would give anyone the creeps.

Inside, the paint is peeling and faded memories just hand in the hall.

But, the remnants of the opera house aren’t the creepiest parts.

As you head down into the sub-basement…

It gets a little darker…

And you’ll come across jail cells.

Deep beneath the opera house a jail was built, presumably when the building was used as a town hall.

The Sterling Opera House is rumored to be haunted.

After seeing the inside, we don’t doubt it.

There’s something about so many memories being left behind that gives us the shivers.

There are also old advertisements placed around the building.

They somehow look stranger than the bare walls.

Hopefully that’s paint.

If there is one thing I have learned about abandoned buildings, it’s this: if there is a secret jail hidden in the basement, that place is probably haunted. (And if it’s a hospital or jail itself, it’s definitely haunted.) Source: The Sterling Opera House is a fine example of American architecture, but it definitely creeps me out. Share it with others by clicking below.

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This Hairclip Can Fix More Than Just Your Bad Hair Day.

It’s time to get rid of bobby pins and their pesky ways once and for all! Now, you can fit an entire toolbox in your hair, even if you’re suffering a from a low-volume day. All of the essentials you might need in an emergency have been conveniently shrunk down and turned into this fashionable and functional hair-clip. Though small in size, the clip can be used as a screwdriver, wrench, ruler and more all while helping keep your new side-part in line at the same time.  At just $10, you can’t beat this bargain. Take a look!

All of this…

Becomes this!

Conveniently sized.

Taking “multifunctional” to a new level!

(via Gizmodo) Now if it only had a wine bottle opener, I’d be set for life. Share this breakthrough in hair styling technology your friends using the button below!

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Sure, This View Is Breathtaking. But It’s What’s On The Beach That’ll Leave You Speechless.

There is no one way to define “art.” It can come in many shapes and sizes. Take Andrew van der Merwe’s art for example: he specializes in using nature and his own talents to create something truly wonderful. Andrew makes sand calligraphy using special tools. He draws delicate lines in the sand, using a technique that he has been developing for the past 8 years. The results are absolutely incredible.

He spends hours creating delicate sand art, knowing it’s only temporary.

Wind, water or people will erase what he created.

After carving the letters in the sand, he quickly photographs them.

The DSLR he uses to take the photos is a Nikon D700.

Somehow, he manages to leave no footprints while he works.

The forms and “letters” he uses were originally based on African writing systems. But, he likes to experiment with the shapes.

Andrew has had 20 years of experience as a calligrapher, but he finds challenges with his work every day.

(H/T My Modern Met) You can see more of his stunning calligraphy on his online portfolio. Andrew has merged multiple art forms, creating something precious, temporary and beautiful. Andrew, who lives in Cape Town, South Africa, goes by the title “the world’s first beach calligrapher.” Imagine getting married on the beach and having these delicate forms as your backdrop. Beautiful. Share his art and expression with others.

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Here Are 20 Things You Had No Idea Your Microwave Could Do. Life Just Got A Lot Better

Many people have a microwave in their home, and most of those people use it every day. Odds are, though, they’re just using it to heat up day-old pizza or frozen dinners. Here are some pretty nifty microwave hacks that you can use to make your life easier. You can thank us later.

1.) Cutting onions just got easier.

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2.) Apparently, you can re-use stamps.

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3.) Make nasty brown sugar nice again.

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4.) In case you need to clean a disgusting microwave.

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5.) Another cleanup tip.

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6.) How to cook fish well.

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7.) Dry herbs in the microwave.

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8.) Fix your old honey this way.

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9.) A good way to get a hot compress FAST.

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10.) Get more juice out of your citrus this way.

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11.) Figure out if your containers are safe for the microwave.

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12.) Keep your bread nice and moist.

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13.) How to peel garlic super quick

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14.) Peel these foods like a champ.

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15.) Poached eggs without all of the mess or “cooking.”

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16.) Don’t want to soak beans overnight?

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17.) Eat stale bread, the better way.

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18.) How to cook certain foods in the microwave without explosions.

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19.) Eat potato chips… forever.

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20.) Want toasty nuts?

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(H/T The Chive) Microwaves aren’t just for re-heating food items that are bad for you. They can help you legitimately cook, clean and generally improve your life. Just make sure to avoid putting aluminum foil in them. That never ends well. Share these helpful tips with others by clicking on the button below.

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This Nepalese Hindu Festival Is The Ultimate Dog Lovers Celebration.

Every year in Nepal, dogs really do get their day during the Hindu celebration Tihar. The five day festival features different themes of worship for each day, the second being reserved for man’s best friend.

Similar to the Indian festival of Diwali, it is also known as the Festival of Lights. The participants pay reverence to the gods as well as animals they hold in high regard, including crows and cows along with the pups.

Dogs are believed to be the messenger of Lord Yamaraj, the god of death.

Special garlands and delicious treats are given to dogs as a sign of respect for their loyalty and connection with humans.

Known as Kukur Puja, the colorful festival also include vibrant powdered paint.

Participants also go door to door singing and dancing and light up the night with candles each evening.

I’m sure our pooches would appreciate some extra special pampering from us now and then, too.

This guy seems a little overwhelmed, though.

Dogs definitely deserve all the love and affection for their adorable fluffy faces. 

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Newsflash: You’ve Been Cutting Your Food All Wrong. Wise Up.

I know we all hate being wrong, but the sad fact is that most of us are big ol’ dummies when it comes to slicing up our food. Not many people get specific lessons as they grow up when it comes to cooking. Trust me, in this case, ignorance isn’t bliss. If you’ve always felt too timid to take an onion to the cutting board, live in fear no more. In fact, you’ll never have to sacrifice flavor in your dishes by leaving out hard-to-cut items. We’ve got the scoop on how to turn your kitchen hell into home cooked heaven. You’re welcome.

Tomatoes: Stabilize them between two plates and slice right through.

Kiwi: Turns into its own tiny little bowl!

Mango: No more juice running down your arms.

Watermelon: Keep your face clean without sacrificing any yummy melon.

Mandarin Oranges: Make them even EASIER to enjoy.

Pomegranates: Now just as fun as those chocolate orange things you get at Christmas.

Avocado: Just like kiwi, it turns into its own bowl.

Cake: Cut through the middle, no more dried out leftovers the next day.

Carrots: This might actually be magic.

Limes: More juice = more gin and tonics!

Onions: Gets the job done quicker and cuts back on tears.

Banana: Take a tip from our primate friends, pinch the bottom tip and peel.

Artichoke: Use lemon to keep it from discoloring.

Apple: Invest in power tools.

(via Distractify.) Okay, actually that last one is just for the more advanced peelers. Work your way up to that one. Share these tips with your friends using the link below.

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If You Hate Your Neighbors Or Fear A Zombie Apocalypse, This Isolated House Is Absolutely Perfect.

Off the south coast of Iceland there is an island group called Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands in English), and one of those islands is Elliðaey. A tiny little island sticking out of the cold North Atlantic Ocean which is solely populated by seabirds that use the island as a nesting site, particularly puffins. What makes this little island so interesting is the single mysterious house that stands on it.

The only house on Elliðaey island off the coast of Iceland. Some 300 years ago this island was inhabited by five families that lived in huts and survived on fishing, raising cattle on the island and hunting for puffins nesting on its cliffs.

Years later, in 1953, the Hunting Association of Iceland decided to build a lodge on the island for their members to use during the puffin hunting season, that lodge is now the only standing building left on this remote island. The mainland of Iceland can be seen there in the background.

It has no electricity and no internet connection…but it does have a nice sauna. The drinking water is gathered from the atmosphere into a specially made collecting system

Mowing the lawn would be quite the task.

The whole island in all of its glory.

Unfortunately, only the Hunting Association members have the privilege of staying there, so a weekend cabin trip is out of the question for us. But one thing is certain – this is the perfect place to hide from zombies.


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Disney World Is Awesome… But It’s The Janitors There That Really Blow Me Away. WOW.

At Disney World, even the janitors are magical. As a janitor (a.k.a., a custodial guest) at Disney World, this girl gets to help keep the happiest place on earth nice and tidy. She sweeps the streets… but she can do much more than just that. She and the other members of her custodial guest team can do quite a special trick for the other guests at the park. Just give them a mop and bucket, and you’ll see.

The janitors there aren’t just janitors.

They can “paint” Disney characters using just a bucket of water and a broom or mop.

Each of them can draw about 15-20 characters.

“Sometimes for fun, we would go up against each other in “drawing battles” and let the audience decide who wins.”

Practice makes perfect! “I once visited Disneyland, and saw the local custodians doing water art and I asked if I could try. They didn’t know I was from Disney World…”

After dark, she would practice different characters.

Like Simba here!

Stitch was a frequently requested character.

As were all of the Disney classics, like Donald Duck.

Lady, her favorite character, wasn’t too popular with the younger generation.

Many janitors had their own “signature characters” that other custodians wouldn’t draw, like Mike from Monsters Inc.

Or Carl from Up.

Source: Reddit Even though many of the employees at Disney World were seasonal or temporary, they enjoyed embracing their roles there and learning as many characters to draw as they could. Hundreds of people would gather to watch them create water art… it’s an amazing part of the job! Share their unique talents with others by clicking on the button below.

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How Many Countries Can You Identify From Just One Picture?

  1. Let's start things off nice and easy. What country is this? Getty Images/Keith Levit Photography RF Keith Levit Photography

    ✓ X France

    Duh. You can see the Eiffel Tower.

  2. Another easy one. Where is this? Getty Images/iStockphoto upthebanner

    ✓ X United States

    That is the Statue of Liberty. In New York City. In the United States. You knew that.

  3. OK, getting a bit tougher. What country is this? Getty Images/iStockphoto BackyardProduction

    ✓ X Australia

    If you look closely on the left side of the image, you should see the Sydney Opera House.

  4. Continuing on — where is this? Getty Images/iStockphoto DC_Colombia

    ✓ X Argentina

    That’s the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It’s one of the most well-known and (admittedtly) touristy areas in the city.

  5. Where would you go to find this scene? Getty Images/iStockphoto SeanPavonePhoto

    ✓ X South Korea

    Yup, that’s in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

  6. Which African country should you visit if you want to see this scene? Getty Images/iStockphoto shujaa_777

    ✓ X Kenya

    That’s a view of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

  7. Things are getting tough. Where is this? Getty Images/iStockphoto kiwisoul

    ✓ X Laos

    Those balloons are rising over Laos, a country in Southeast Asia.

  8. What's the location of this beautiful scene? Getty Images/iStockphoto Freeartist

    ✓ X Austria

    That’s the picturesque village of Hallstatt, an area designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  9. Where should you travel to find this? Flickr: 29865701@N02 / Creative Commons

    ✓ X Bulgaria

    That’s the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital.

  10. This looks relaxing — but where is it? Getty Images/iStockphoto Engin Korkmaz

    ✓ X Tunisia

    Yep, that’s Tunisia! It’s the town of Sidi Bou Said, which has functioned as a home for numerous famous artists over the years.

  11. Where can you find this stunning piece of architecture? Getty Images/iStockphoto mtcurado

    ✓ X Honduras

    This church can be found in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.

  12. Definitely tough. What country is this? Flickr: brianharringtonspier / Creative Commons

    ✓ X Tajikistan

    A scene from the capital of Dushanbe.

  13. Which (small) country would you have to visit to take this picture yourself? Getty Images/iStockphoto slava296

    ✓ X San Marino

    To take this picture yourself, you’ll need to head up to Monte Titano, the highest peak in San Marino.

  14. Where is this skyline located? Getty Images/iStockphoto typhoonski

    ✓ X Bahrain

    That nighttime cityscape can only be found in Bahrain.

  15. Have any idea where this is? Flickr: dzutte / Creative Commons

    ✓ X Mauritius

    The Grand Bassin is a sacred lake and one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India.

  16. What country contains this scene? Getty Images/iStockphoto mtcurado

    ✓ X Cameroon

    That’s Douala, the largest city in Cameroon.

  17. One more — got any clue where this is? Getty Images/iStockphoto commoner28th

    ✓ X Pakistan

    You’ll find this stunning place of worship, the Badshahi Mosque, in the city of Lahore.

How Many Countries Can You Identify From Just One Picture?


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