A few Canadian troops, stationed in Afghanistan, take a break from thinking about insurgent attacks and hockey, to make some coffee. With a little help from standard issue heating packs, bottled water and Starbucks VIA — the troops whip up a brew under the harshest of conditions, ay!
~ 2 Cups Sugar
~ 1 Tsp Baking Soda
~ 1/4 Cup Citric Acid Crystals (Can be tricky to find. If your local gourmet/country store doesn’t have them, try here .)
~ 1/3 Cup of Corn Syrup
~ Small amount of Water (Just enough to get sugar wet)
~ 1/4-1 Tsp Flavoring (any extract will work. Use what you like! When using stronger flavors such as cinnamon, mint, and cherry, you can use a small amount (about 1/4 teaspoon). Subtler flavors such as lemon, strawberry, orange, and peach require more (1/2 to 1 teaspoon.)
~ A Few Drops of Food Coloring of your choice
Now you can make any flavor of Pop Rocks you’d like — bubble gum, cherry, foie gras, etc. Just don’t wash it down with Coke, or you might suffer the same fate as that Life cereal kid.
Nothing says class like having to remove your shoe at a dinner party because you lost your corkscrew. Demonstrated here by a Frenchman, it is possible to open a wine bottle with nothing more than your shoe and a sturdy wall.
Although we do find it hard to believe that a Frenchman would not have a wine opener handy at all times—our guess is that his kid is probably using it.