Trumpemon

Guess What Trump Has to Say About H...

Mr. President Shows Off His Impressive Collection of Pokemon "I have the best Pokémon card collection. It's YUGH. No one has a bigger collection ...

Xbox One Gaming Laptop

Xbox One Gaming Laptop?

Xbox One Gaming Laptop How cool would an XBox One be if it were a portable laptop device?  Ben Heck transforms an XBox One into a portable gaming sys...

Wall of Nerf

Hot Fire Foam Dart Gun

Hot Fire Foam Dart Gun The Hot Fire dart gun looks similar to the Nerf Elite Firestrike. The Hot Fire blaster I found at a discount retail chain Tedi...

bubble gum soda

Don’t Chew the Bubble Gum Dri...

Cue Bubble Gun Style lemonade soft drink tastes like a bubble gum dream.  There's a flavor that is much like that of cotton candy as the drink rolls a...

Guess What Trump Has to Say About His Pokemon Collection?

Mr. President Shows Off His Impressive Collection of Pokemon

Trumpemon

“I have the best Pokémon card collection. It’s YUGH. No one has a bigger collection than me,” were the words Mr. President spoke as he showed his reporters his collection of rare Pokemon cards.

“My Pokémon cards are the best. YUUUGH. My cards are the greatest cards, everyone loves them, listen to me, we’re gonna have Charizards, we’re gonna have Zapdos, we are gonna make pokemon GREAT AGAIN!”

“When asked what his next step was toward his beloved card collection and game he exclaimed, “We’re gonna catch them all and send them back to wherever they came from!”

Xbox One Gaming Laptop?

Xbox One Gaming Laptop

Xbox One Gaming LaptopHow cool would an XBox One be if it were a portable laptop device?  Ben Heck transforms an XBox One into a portable gaming system.  Ben makes his Xbox One S Laptop from parts from a prior project of an Xbox One S. The new laptop was created using 3D printed parts as well as an aluminum base cut with a CNC machine. a new power supply to power both the Xbox and LCD

The new laptop was created using 3D printed parts as well as an aluminum base cut with a CNC machine. Ben used a  new and slightly bigger power supply to power both the Xbox and the new LCD screen.   The fan was too large to use from the XBox one so two smaller fans powered by a rigged circuit were made to work.

It doesn’t have an internal rechargeable battery so it isn’t a true portable laptop.  It does make it easy to carry around and set up though.  Imagine taking your gaming system with you wherever you go.

Hot Fire Foam Dart Gun

Hot Fire Foam Dart Gun

Hot Fire Foam Dart GunThe Hot Fire dart gun looks similar to the Nerf Elite Firestrike. The Hot Fire blaster I found at a discount retail chain Tedi is very similar shape and color pattern to the Elite Firestrike.  

If you are on a budget and want a foam dart gun you may consider this model.

The Hot Fire is a one round firing system having an orange lever you pull back to cock the gun. Then you fire! The Hot Fire can shoot further than my Nerf Elite Firestrike.

Although the range is good, the accuracy is not as precise. The darts will usually shoot straight but a few of the darts will veer off hard to the side or occasionally spin.

The grip for the Hot Fire blaster is not designed for kids and adults with big hands, but it is good for kids with small hands. The trigger system is loose and could use some work. Trigger pull is slower and takes a little more to fire the dart. The Hot Fire has no tactical rails or any other optical equipment.
If you want an all around budget foam dart gun this one will do.  The price is good and it produces loads of fun on the cheap.

Don’t Chew the Bubble Gum Drink it!

Cue Bubble Gun Style lemonade soft drink tastes like a bubble gum dream.  There’s a flavor that is much like that of cotton candy as the drink rolls around in your mouth on the way down your gullet.  The slim can soda costs about one dollar.  There isn’t a flavor other than lemonade on tthecan but it doesn’t taste like lemonade.

I haven’t seen this particular soda available before.  We rode our bikes up to the Tedi at the mall in Mitte Berlin where I found this drink.  Germany has a lot of odd and different sodas that Americans especially don’t see too often, or never at all.

What’s your favorite odd cola flavor?

Atlatl Makes a Spear Go Faster and Further

Sherpa Survival AtlatlThese guys show you how to make an atlatl.  It is a primitive technology used to throw a huge dart, not really a spear, fast enough that it would go through Spaniards armor.  It wasn’t heavy enough to go all the way through.  The tip kept it from being pulled out, and the armor kept it from being driven through.  The Conquistadors were pinned in their armor waiting to bleed to death.

A simple dart-throwing stick with a handle on one end and spur (male end) or socket (female end) on the other end. The dart, a flexible spear, mates with the spur/socket when thrown. Typically about two feet long, an atlatl employs leverage to extend the arm’s length to propel a dart further and with more velocity than when thrown using only the arm.  —  Survival Sherpa

It is a simple piece of primitive gear but it harnesses energy in many ways that a hand thrown javelin or spear never could.  The leverage from the atlatl itself multiplies the speed of the dart.  The flexible dart also releases energy when it straightens out and flies.  Together it is an amazing tool set that was used by many civilizations around the world.  Tips were used from sting ray spines to stone arrowheads to create as much damage as possible.
Check out more about making an atlatl and darts on this great website.

Ancient Atlatls: How to Make a Down-N-Dirty Spear-Thrower

Video Games Aren’t All Bad

Video GamesLot’s of parents believe that playing video games is a bad practice for children, especially violent video games.  We have been told it makes kids aggressive and violent but society today has less violent crime per capita than it did in the 80’s and 90’s when violent video games started.

We heard boys describe failure in school as taboo, and failure in a game as desirable. We heard boys describe facile ways of dividing up leadership and recognizing one another’s expertise in the most collaborative and generative of ways — which also happens to be the key to a diverse workplace.

Turns out that video games teach kids how to overcome frustration.  They learn patience trying to figure out games, as well as persistence.  Many online games like Call of Duty also teaches leadership and teamwork as well as strategy.

We reject games because they’re violent, individualistic, competitive, engrossing and largely foreign to us as teachers, parents, leaders, adults. And these are the precise characteristics of boys that we reject when we enforce zero tolerance policies.

Video games certainly can have their downfalls but letting little Jimmy play Medal of Honor isn’t likely to turn him into a mass murderer or a psychopath.  Children, especially boys, are violent in nature.  Early childhood before video games should have gotten them on the path to controlling their anger and rage and putting it into a constructive form.

Why video games shouldn’t freak parents out

How to Eat Corn Fast

This man has no concern for his dental health or the safety of his lips, but he loves his corn with plenty of sauce.  Where someone would get an idea to do something like this who knows but as the saying goes, kids don’t try this at home.  Especially if you like to keep your lips attached to your face.

Dough Bait for Carp

CarpCarp bait can be made with wheaties, onion salt, and garlic powder. Put wheaties in a handcloth, two handfuls, then pour on onion salt about 3 tablespoons, then 3 tablespoons of garlic powder. Pull up the four corners of the cloth and twist to enclose the mixture.

Dip it in the water to wet it, then knead the wheaties inside the cloth. Use your fingers to squeeze the flakes together and mix the powder to make a consistent dough. If it is too dry and you need more liquid get more water by redipping. To removed excess water squeeze out by tightening the cloth. Dough should hold on hook well and be rubbery and malleable.

Cover the entire hook and knot with a ball of dough.  Carp have a sensitive mouth and you want them to feel as little of your tackle as possible.

Outdoor Catered Get Together

imageWe are pleased to announce our first catered outdoor get together. Bring your appetite and bring a friend for this delicious delectable palate pleasing good time.   You will surely enjoys these tasty treats.

Each treat is made with care and the best natural ingredients available.  Each roll is lovingly hand smoothed and cut to perfection.  It’s so good you can’t resist another one.

 

Got a Booger? Pick it! Then Eat it to Boost Immunity!

boogereaterSitting down at your favorite restaurant you peer over the seat just in time to see a youngster pick his nose and quickly eat it. Disgusting you think, just when I’m about to eat this kid slurps a big juicy booger. Maybe, just maybe, you should take a cue from this booger eating brat.

“From an evolutionary perspective, we evolved under very dirty conditions and maybe this desire to keep our environment and our behaviors sterile isn’t actually working to our advantage,” Napper told the CBC.

Supposedly in the new thinking your body is making tasty boogers so your immune system knows whats going on. In more recent times there are more food allergies and similar maladies for higher income families

Napper told the CBC this theory may fit in with other evolutionary theories that suggest people’s improved hygiene over the years has led to increases in allergies and immune diseases.

The so-called “hygiene hypothesis” is a theory that early exposure to germs and certain infections could boost the development of the immune system, according to Dr. James T.C. Li of the Mayo Clinic.

Children who grow up in rural parts of the country and are around animals seem to be less likely to develop asthma than other children, Li added, though he said the hygiene hypothesis may be too simple of an explanation for this effect.

Recent studies suggest the hypothesis may explain whyfood allergies are more common in families with higher incomes compared to those with lower ones, and why U.S. born children are more likely to have allergic diseases like hay fever and eczema compared with foreign-born children.

Maybe not washing your hands and eating boogers is just what the doctor ordered? It makes sense, your body is bombarded with sterility from childhood as much as your parents or babysitter could. Those kids that live on farms or don’t have someone telling them not to eat boogers seem to benefit from it so it cant be all that bad. Eat a booger!

Read the Original Article Here!
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/eating-boogers-may-boost-immunity-scientist-suspects/

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