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Wired Wyatt’s Maple Syrup Comes Pre-Loaded With Caffeine

In the future, our butter will be baconated, our toast will be buttered (and baconated in the process) and our eggs will be toasted. Basically, everything will be embedded in everything else, so that you don’t have to eat anything separately. It’ll be wonderful.

Or… really awful. We don’t know, we’re not futurist chefs. But we think Wired Wyatt’s may be onto something with their Caffeinated Maple Syrup. Each delicious tablespoon of sugary flavour contains 88mg of caffeine, which is about as much as one BAWLS energy drink. Two of these and you’ve got yourself a coffee’s worth. In fact, if you purchase Wired Wyatt’s other product, its Wired Waffles, you might want to keep a defibrillator nearby: those waffles contain caffeine too! A hearty breakfast might quickly turn into the shakes for the rest of the week.

Do we care? Heck no, we live life on the edge, man! One waffle at a time.

A bottle that contains 14 servings of the stuff is $13. Awesome, and reasonably priced.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Self-Heating Knife: 1 Cold Butter: 0

By David Ponce

We live in a pampered society where we get to gripe about our first world problems. High up on that list is cold, hard butter and that delicious toast awaiting its flavour enhancer. How are you to get the butter on the toast? Enter the Toastie Knife, invented by bread maker Warburtons in the UK. A heating element inside the blade heats up at the touch of a button and reaches a temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius (107.2 F) in 20 seconds. This is apparently the optimal butter-spreading temperature and should have you covering a slice in all of 30 seconds.

The knife is just a prototype at the moment and there’s no word on when or even if it’ll be commercialized. But knowing it exists goes a long way to reassuring us that even the dumbest of our rich society problems will be taken care of eventually. Next on our wish list: some system that prevents the shower curtains from touching you as you shower.

[ DailyMail Article ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

This Shredder Eats Cars Like They’re Made Of Paper

By David Ponce

Above is a fascinating video of a gigantic shredder on tracks that eats cars as if they were little paper models. It’s made by German company Arjes and it kind of looks like their Raptor XXL DK model. If it is, it’s a 42-ton giant with a 710 hp motor that drives two opposing metal drums fitted with offset teeth that just eat through anything. But it might not be the Raptor XXL, since the website doesn’t list “cars” as one of the things it digests. So we’re not sure. All we know if it’s a really scary monster, even if the cars are already flattened and stripped of their engines. If anyone knows anything about it, let’s hear it in the comments.

VIA [ LiveLeak ]

Fancy Some Titanium Toothpicks?

By David Ponce

There might be those of you who’d be a little reluctant to pick at their teeth with a pointy piece of metal, but not us. We think the idea of oral hygiene by multicoloured anodized grade 5 titanium (Ti-6A1-4V) toothpicks is just dandy. “Titanium is light weight, very strong, won’t take a charge, is non-reactive to humans, won’t rust and isn’t ferrous” So that means the unlike their wooden or plastic counterparts, these picks are durable, reusable and plain awesome. They are made by one Jamie Piekkola and sold through his Facebook page. Each toothpick features a slightly rounded tip so as to not make a bloody mess of your mouth, and a set of grooved rings at the other end which can be left metallic or filled in with your choice of glow-in-the-dark epoxy or tritium paint. The epoxy version requires a charging in the light to glow for a little while, while the tritium version is, well, radioactive and will glow for years. It’s not any more dangerous than the tritium used in many watches just for this purpose.

As you can imagine, when it comes to price, you’re not going to pay the same as a set of wooden ones: it’s $35 (natural finish), $40 (multi-colored anodized), Glowrings ($5).

[ Titanium Toothpicks ] VIA [ The Gadgeteer ]

This Glove Can Shoot Large Flames

By David Ponce

Patrick Priebe likes to tinker, and create pretty awesome devices. Examples include a wrist mounted crossbow as well as laser gloves. His latest invention is a modification os the laser glove: this time it’s flames that shoot up. Although not the first such apparatus to surface on YouTube, Priebe claims the others’ flames were too small. So he set out to create something better. And while he won’t divulge exactly how he did it (nor will he sell it), he does say the flamethrower includes “a 300-mL butane tank, an NE555 circuit board, an HV driver, a flyback transformer and a set of AA batteries to create a large enough spark to ignite the fuel.” HIs creation, although noisy, creates a really impressive 3-4ft. flame that’s sure to impress your party guests.

And now that this idea has been seeded in your mind, off you go to make your own. Just do yourself a favour and don’t set yourself on fire.

[ Laser Gadgets ] VIA [ Gadget Review ]

Bacon Maple Ale, Oh Lord…

By David Ponce

There are those flavor combinations in life that are just meant to be: peanut butter and jelly, or peanut butter and chocolate for example. Maple and bacon fit the bill even more perfectly, and when we found out about a collaboration between Rogue brewery and Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut to create Maple Bacon ale, we damn near had a stroke. Of joy. Can anyone think of a better breakfast? Cold, carbonated, maple-and-bacon-flavored liquid cereal?

Don’t agree, America? Sound, uh, unhealthy to you? Well, your pizza is a vegetable, so… yeah…

$13 for a 750ml bottle.

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World’s Smallest Crossbow Can Do Some Serious Damage

By Chris Scott Barr

People have some interesting hobbies. Some like to build model trains, others play sports, and some people build miniature weapons that could kill a man. Well, I’m not entirely sure that this mini crossbow could kill someone, but with the right aim, it just might.

Built from sterling silver, 22k gold and steel, this tiny crossbow packs one heck of a punch for its size. With a steady hand, it’s even really accurate. The designer even went so far as to design three different types of arrows (basic, ramming and flare) to use with it. I can’t think of any situations where this would be terribly useful, but that doesn’t make me want one any less.

[ YouTube ] VIA [ MAKE ]

Hand-Cranked Gatling Gun Fires Off 100 Rubber Bands

By Chris Scott Barr

How many times as a kid did you make a rubber band gun out of a pen, or some other small parts? If you were a troublemaker like me, it was probably pretty often. However, your guns probably never fired more than one or two of the rubber projectiles. Then again, if you had somehow produced a rubber band Gatling gun such as this, you’d have probably ended up with detention for a good month or two.

This hand-cranked gun can pop off 100 rubber bands as quickly as you can move your hands. The device is constructed almost entirely from solid billet aluminum, so you know it is going to be one tough machine. Of course, for $500, it had better be solid. Check out the video of it in action after the jump.

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Put An FPS-Style Bullet Counter On Your Gun

By Chris Scott Barr

Did I fire 29 bullets or 30? When you’re in the middle of a shoot-out, that can be an important thing to know. Granted, the only time most of us really care about that sort of thing is when we’re playing an FPS. However, if you’re a gun aficionado, then you might find this little device to be of interest. It clips onto your firearm of choice and counts the number of shots fired.

The custom gadget uses a rather simple way of counting shots. Rather than keeping track of the bullets themselves, it uses an accelerometer to measure the gun’s recoil. Since different guns are going to have a different amount of recoil, this can be adjusted. Also adjustable is the counter itself, since you may have larger or smaller magazines. The device was originally made as a one-off project, but the creator is now working to put it into production, so you may be able to purchase one of these in the future.

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