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Weird

Refreshingly Radioactive? The Wild History of Energy Drinks

Started 5 days, 8 hours ago | 3 tacks

  • Taxidermy Drones | Gentlemint Reserve
  • Cooking squirrel with blowtorch costs woman's insurance $300K

Camping Hacks

How To Make Fire With A LEMON.

Started 1 week, 3 days ago | 4 tacks

  • 11 Cast Iron Commandments
  • How to Make an Aluminum Can Lamp
  • Campsite Water Filtration System

woodworking

Spiral Staircase Made From Beams

Started 3 months, 1 week ago | 9 tacks

  • Adirondack Chair DIY
  • How to Install a DIY Truck Bed Storage System
  • Chess Board Made with Spent Shells
  • Giant Archive of Free DIY Musical Instrument Plans

Great products

Super Nintendo Sneakers with Clickable Buttons

Started 4 months ago | 4 tacks

  • 10 Bomber Jackets Under $50
  • Kids can build a LEGO drone with Flybrix kits
  • Campsite Water Filtration System

Life hacks

Worst Survival Kit Ever | Gentlemint Blog

Started 4 months, 1 week ago | 2 tacks

  • This box of limes recommends a different way of cutting fruit.

Grilling Steak - Tips and Recipes

GM Blog: Tomahawk Steak - What Is It?

Started 11 months, 2 weeks ago | 91 tacks

  • Photo Album of Different Steak Cuts
  • No Grill Steak - Restaurant Style
  • Steak
  • Steak Innovation - Freeze, Sear, Finish in the Oven

Politics

The Case for Duck Soup and the Greatest Monologue in Movie History

Started 1 year, 3 months ago | 14 tacks

  • We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead
  • French President Francois Hollande pays $11,000 a month for haircuts
  • Dana Carvey Shows Off His Trump, Hillary & Bernie Impressions
  • 18-Year Old Teddy Roosevelt

Inspiration

Young cancer patient's wish to 'blow stuff up' comes true thanks to federal police

Started 1 year, 4 months ago | 22 tacks

  • Illinois repo man pays-off elderly couple’s car after he tows it
  • School Janitor Surprises Students With Creative Rug Art Designs Each Day
  • Dad Builds Backyard Ninja Warrior Course for 5-Year-Old Daughter
  • Waiter tipped $500 for act of kindess

Weird

Fart sparks fire during surgery in Japan, seriously burns patient

Started 1 year, 6 months ago | 12 tacks

  • Border Officials Arrest 30-Year Old Star High School Basketball Player
  • Man arrested with 51 live turtles in his pants / Boing Boing
  • Man Builds 'Arduino' knife-wielding tentacle - YouTube
  • What happened to all the Star Trek hair? Shatner didn't take all of it home, did he? / Boing Boing

Weather

NOAA Maps Historic Snowfall Date for All 50 U.S. States

Started 1 year, 8 months ago | 6 tacks

  • Western Rim, Grand Canyon, After a Rain
  • Listen to Downtown Chicago's Creepy Tornado Sirens
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief : NPR
  • Rogue antimatter found in thunderclouds

Tech

Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

Started 2 years, 4 months ago | 55 tacks

  • NES Classic Hack Allows You To Add New Games
  • Mesmerizing Machine Turning Metal
  • Ford’s going to put Alexa in cars starting later this year
  • Company retaliates for negative review by tricking customer into bricking his copy of their software

Guffaws

How John Lennon and Paul McCartney Almost Reunited on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Started 2 years, 5 months ago | 108 tacks

  • 'Goat yoga' is a thing - and hundreds are lining up for it
  • Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell ruined the joy of animated movies. It was great.
  • Man Shoveling Snow on a Unicycle Dressed as Darth Vader While Playing Flaming Bagpipes
  • Man buys 1,000 newspapers to hide DUI arrest; the story also ran online

Science

Refreshingly Radioactive? The Wild History of Energy Drinks

Started 2 years, 8 months ago | 92 tacks

  • Lasers activate killer instinct in mice
  • Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'
  • Food Poisoning May Be Our Best New Weapon Against Brain Tumors
  • Decline of the dentist's drill? Drug helps rotten teeth regenerate, trial shows

Architecture

25 Vertigo-Inducing Snapshots of the Empire State Building Under Construction

Started 3 years, 5 months ago | 6 tacks

  • Glass Labyrinth By Famed Artist
  • This Treehouse is a Hotel
  • Inception House - New House Inside an Old House
  • Quite the pool

DIY

Adirondack Chair DIY

Started 3 years, 7 months ago | 109 tacks

  • How to Install a DIY Truck Bed Storage System
  • Chess Board Made with Spent Shells
  • NES Classic Hack Allows You To Add New Games
  • How to Make a Boombox from a Craftsman Tool Box

Gentlemint Updates

Gentlemint's Latest Addition: The Parlor

Started 3 years, 7 months ago | 14 tacks

  • Happy New Year, Gentleminters
  • Moved Servers, Leveled Up
  • New on Gentlemint: Embedded Media In Comments
  • Have You Tried the Gentlemint Chrome Extension?

Nature

Scenic Cabin on the Lake.

Started 3 years, 9 months ago | 128 tacks

  • Camping at the Door To Hell
  • Lasers activate killer instinct in mice
  • Now's Your Chance to Dog Sled the Iditarod Trail
  • Chickens exhibit Machiavellian tendencies, scientists discover  

Libations

They Don't Make Travel Bars Like They Used To

Started 3 years, 10 months ago | 81 tacks

  • Alcohol flips brain into hungry mode
  • The Weird World Of Expensive Wine | FiveThirtyEight
  • Why some drinks give you worse hangover than others
  • Nick Offerman's 'New Years Eve' - Drinking Scotch for an Hour

Historical

This Map Shows the Shortest Route to Almost 50,000 Historic U.S. Sites

Started 3 years, 11 months ago | 119 tacks

  • How A Charlie Brown Christmas Almost Wasn’t
  • First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber
  • Men of Stamina | The Art of Manliness
  • In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels

Music

How John Lennon and Paul McCartney Almost Reunited on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Started 4 years, 1 month ago | 47 tacks

  • How to Make a Boombox from a Craftsman Tool Box
  • How 'Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer' Became a Holiday Staple
  • Shotgun Guitar played and SHOT by Rev. Peyton
  • Enter Sandman with Jimmy Fallon, Metallica, and Classroom Instruments

Film

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell ruined the joy of animated movies. It was great.

Started 4 years, 1 month ago | 123 tacks

  • How some cool silent film effects were done
  • Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
  • Jerry Lewis Interview: Painful, Awkward and Awful 7 Minutes
  • How A Charlie Brown Christmas Almost Wasn’t