How To Find The Speed Of Light Using Peeps

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Peeps owe their color, gelatinousness, and very existence to science. So, it only makes sense that they pay it back, by lending themselves to a scientific experiment.

Finding The Speed of Light with Peeps, by NPR’s Skunk Bear, is a very fun way to come up with how fast light travels. It’s actually quite simple, and a fun little project that you can do with the kids… if they don’t eat all the Peeps first. Science!!

[link, via Mental Floss]

Donald Trump Carved Out Of A Circus Peanut

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photo: Lauren Garfinkel

Regardless of your political affiliation, or how you feel about billionaire real estate moguls, you cannot deny that Donald Trump is often a strange shade of orange.

Artist Lauren Garfinkel agrees, and has taken advantage of Trump’s unfortunate hue, by sculpting him from a circus peanut. The Donald Trump Circus Peanut is only part of Lauren’s Edible Government project — but it’s surely the one that’ll make the most headlines. Just like that silly orange guy.

[link, via Food and Wine]

We Can Eat Watermelon Like A Popsicle Now With The Pepo Watermelon Slicer

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It’s summer… so you probably have a slice of watermelon in one hand and a popsicle in the other at all times.

The Pepo Watermelon Slicer will create popsicle-shaped slices of watermelon, making them easier to eat and reducing mess. It will also free up one of your hands to do other summery things, like lighting fireworks or pointing angrily at the sun. Check it out here.

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If Famous Movie Directors Were Chefs

steven-spielbergMovie directors, more than any other creative professionals, will often adapt a certain style, and then use said style until everything they do feels like a parody.

Brought to us by Cheekylicious, What If These Movie Directors Were Culinary Artists shows us how a few of the most well-known directors would fare as chefs.

Steven Spielberg would obviously make family-friendly meals, while Tim Burton would over-cook every one of Johnny Depp’s meals. Sadly, there’s no Tarantino, who would probably serve breakfast for dinner.

 

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[link, via Geeks Are Sexy]