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Tag Archives: Unusual

World’s First Pure Milk Vodka Sounds Intriguing

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We absolutely judge people based on the drink they hold in their hands; let’s face it, everyone does. But we’re entirely at a loss on what to think of someone holding a drink made from milk. Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka forgoes the grains that typically serve as a vodka base, and instead uses the whey that remains after cheese curds have been separated from the milk. The whey is fermented into a beer, which is then distilled into the vodka you see above. There’s some filtering and blending going on as well, in a proprietary process, but the result is said to give “a sweet creamy taste with subtle hints of vanilla and cinnamon.” The libation is manufactured in the West Dorset countryside, in England, by one Jason Barber and his 250 grass-fed cows. A 24oz. bottle will set you back £29, or roughly $47.

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Got a Secret? Whisper It To The World–With Whisper

Whisper App

 

Do you have some things you want to get off your back? Some confessions you want to reveal, or some secrets that you want to share? Everybody does. But most people don’t, for many reasons–the obvious one being that they could potentially hurt others or cost them their jobs.

When keeping things to yourself seems too heavy a burden, there’s one app you can turn to: Whisper. It’s kind of like a social network where people share and check out each other’s secrets. Everything’s anonymous, so you don’t have to worry about getting found out or discovered. Just make sure you choose a username that people can’t link to you and hide your location from your posts as an extra measure to keep your identity a secret.

You can choose to take a photo or choose a photo to accompany your post. You could also just type in your secret or thoughts and the app will find an appropriate image for your post. Whisper is available for free and can be downloaded from iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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GPS Adventure Box: Give Someone the Gift of an Adventure

It’s important to keep things in perspective. Sure, you didn’t get the laptop you wanted last Christmas, or the house that you thought you’d be living in at age 40. But things happen. That’s life, and the only thing that’s constant about it is that it keeps moving. So move along with it.

Sometimes people can be so wrapped up in work or with some trivial thing that they forget to look at the big picture and enjoy. If you know someone who’s currently at that stage in their lives, then give them the gift of adventure. Send them the GPS Adventure Box and give them the break that can change their current outlook.

That’s not how the GPS Adventure Box is being marketed, but that’s one creative (and very meaningful) way to use it.

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Custom Printed City Sights Photo Pillows

City Pillows

Bored with throw pillows bearing conventional designs, cartoon characters, and (even worse) the mugs of boy band members? Then it’s time to whip your camera out and upload a couple choice shots of sights you love in your city on to Hatch.

Hatch makes customized throw pillows featuring the image of your choice. They’ll also trace the outline of the building, landmark, or object and use that to come up with the shape and size of the pillow. From the Empire State Building and park benches to random pigeons and the Eiffel Tower, the possibilities are endless.

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This Dude’s Clothes Horse Goes Round and Round

Clothes Horse

If you’re strapped for space and have a lot of laundry to hang, then you might want to embark on your little own DIY project and make something like this. That’s what Aaron Dunkerton did and it looks like he’s managed to hit two birds with one stone: first of all, his Clothes Horse fits way more than the average clothes racks and hangers. Second, it actually looks pretty neat–almost like a work of art, even.

When it’s in use and expanded in all its glory, his unconventional garment airer features 36 arms and takes the form of a 12-pointed star.

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Skyscraper Candles: Taller Than Your Average Candle

Skyscraper Candle

You won’t want to light these skyscraper candles if you have other plain candles left in the house for obvious reasons. They’ll light up your room if the electricity goes out, but they double as unusual works of art when the lights are on. These candles, which were thought up by Jing Jing Naihan Li, were on display at the Beijing Design Week last year. Now they’re available online so you can display them in your home or “burn down” the metropolis when the mood strikes.

Each candle is sold separately starting at $39. Definitely pricey for a candle, but then again, they aren’t your typical candles with each measuring about 40cm in height.

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Two Stroke Smoke Candle: Fill Your Home With the Scent of Motorbikes

Two Stroke Smoke Candle

Close your eyes and take a whiff of the scent that emanates from the Two Stroke Smoke candle. Memories of hours spent riding a motorbike out in the country or weaving a snowmobile on the slopes will eventually come to mind. The smell of Blendzall Racing Castor 2 stroke oil isn’t the most pleasant scent in the world (frankly, it stinks) but the memories it conjures up are just all too precious.

If you feel nostalgic and are missing the good old days, then light one of these up and immerse yourself in the distinct high-octane fragrance of these candles.

Super awesome custom blended candle by Maplewood’s very own Maven. It’s made with real live Blendzall Racing Castor 2 stroke oil with high-octane fragrance.

The Two Stroke Smoke candle is available for $20.

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The Ultimate Video Game Proposal: Press ‘Start’ for ‘Happily Ever After’

When it comes to proposals, it’s all in the effort. Whether the end result was a bust or a huge success, the effort behind the gesture should be the most important thing. Fortunately for artist Robert Fink, his plans came to fruition and he came up with an awesome proposal for his girlfriend (now fiance): a video game.

Robert enlisted the help of his friends Ryan Lepinski and Jack Watson, who was a programmer and musician respectively, to create the game. Called Knight Man, the game is all about a quest for love which culminated in the proposal. Now who wouldn’t say yes to this?

You can play Knight Man here.

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‘Million Short’: An Unconventional Search Engine That Ignores Popular Sites In Search Results

Million Short

Search engines have algorithms that match and rank results based on your search terms and keywords. On most search engines, I usually stop checking the results at page 10 since that’s usually where the relevance tapers off. You might be able to find a couple of gems buried within those other resources, but you’ve got to have a lot of time, not to mention patience, to actually go through each and every one of them.

With that in mind, what type of results would you expect to see on page 100?

Giving you the answers (and the results) is Million Short. It’s an experimental search engine that gives users the option of removing results from the most popular sites on the Internet. Up to a million of the most popular websites can be excluded, with the other increments being 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 100,000. In effect, it’s like skipping over the first few dozen pages of results or so to get to the sites that aren’t as popular.

The search engine was created by software company Exponential Labs. Try it out and decide if it gives you better hits or if it’s just a waste of time.

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