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Cars

Whisky Can Now Successfully Power a Car

Started 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 3 tacks

  • How to Make A Friendly Custom Car Horn  DIY
  • How the gearheads at Pixar made Cars 3 more realistic than you might think

books

At Amazon’s Bookstore, No Coffee but All the Data You Can Drink

Started 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 2 tacks

  • JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years

cabins

Summertime Cabin in Finies, Norway

Started 4 months, 2 weeks ago | 4 tacks

  • Cabin Home on Loften Islands, Norway
  • Cabin On the Faroe Islands
  • A Cabin In Croatia

Weird

Horrified Surgeons Discover 27 Contact Lenses in Woman’s Eye

Started 6 months ago | 34 tacks

  • Chinese umbrella-sharing startup loses most of its 300,000 umbrellas in three months - The Verge
  • BlitzMMMBop: Hanson and The Ramones
  • Ja Rule on the Fyre Festival debacle: “False advertising, maybe — not fraud.” / Boing Boing
  • Begone, Rainbows: It’s the Goth Latte’s Time to Shine

Camping Hacks

How to Make a Pocket Grill

Started 6 months, 1 week ago | 8 tacks

  • How to Build Your Own Camp Kitchen Chuck Box
  • How to make a Survival Whistle from a Metal Can
  • Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match
  • How To Make Fire With A LEMON.

woodworking

Craftsman Creates Amazing Hardwood Floor Art From Random Wood Pieces

Started 9 months, 1 week ago | 11 tacks

  • How to build a bluetooth speaker
  • Spiral Staircase Made From Beams
  • Adirondack Chair DIY
  • How to Install a DIY Truck Bed Storage System

Great products

Land Rover’s new Discovery search and rescue SUV has a roof-mounted drone | TechCrunch

Started 10 months ago | 7 tacks

  • Epic Mod Guide: Nerf Rival Nemesis Becomes A Bullet Hose!
  • Super Nintendo Sneakers with Clickable Buttons
  • 10 Bomber Jackets Under $50
  • Kids can build a LEGO drone with Flybrix kits

Life hacks

How to Collect Birch Sap

Started 10 months, 1 week ago | 4 tacks

  • How to Care for Leather
  • Worst Survival Kit Ever | Gentlemint Blog
  • This box of limes recommends a different way of cutting fruit.

Grilling Steak - Tips and Recipes

How To Cook A Cheap Steak Vs. An Expensive Steak

Started 1 year, 5 months ago | 92 tacks

  • GM Blog: Tomahawk Steak - What Is It?
  • Photo Album of Different Steak Cuts
  • No Grill Steak - Restaurant Style
  • Steak

Politics

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

Started 1 year, 9 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

This Man Is Running a Marathon in Every National Park

Started 1 year, 10 months ago | 27 tacks

  • This Dad Goes Above and Beyond with a Space Ship Bunk Bed Build
  • A Jordan Bookseller's 24-Hour 'Emergency Room for the Mind'
  • Interview With Alex Honnold, Climber Who Scaled El Capitan Without a Rope
  • Cuba's Flying Pizzas

Weird

Fart sparks fire during surgery in Japan, seriously burns patient

Started 2 years 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 2 years, 2 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

Atari’s new Ataribox console will be like an NES Classic

Started 2 years, 10 months ago | 76 tacks

  • Apple’s Third Co-Founder Has Never Used an iPhone, Has No Regrets
  • Nintendo Announces SNES Classic, Which Comes With 21 Stellar Games
  • One man in a tiny Irish town could derail Apple’s plans for Europe – VICE News
  • I Threw Away $4.8 Million In Bitcoin

Guffaws

Don't Jump Hay Bales That are Rolling Downhill

Started 2 years, 11 months ago | 131 tacks

  • Bill Murray on Being Obnoxious
  • Florida town plagued by triple-arse graffiti
  • Dizzy Kid Forgets How to Walk
  • Snake Oil Salesmen Were on to Something

Science

Google’s life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno | TechCrunch

Started 3 years, 2 months ago | 110 tacks

  • Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom
  • Astronomers Find Planet Hotter Than Most Stars
  • How Nature Manages Its Information
  • The SF Giants Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity. Will It Help?

Architecture

This Australian House Has A Curved Exterior Of Zig-Zag Metal

Started 3 years, 11 months ago | 8 tacks

  • I converted the hayloft of a barn into an office studio
  • 25 Vertigo-Inducing Snapshots of the Empire State Building Under Construction
  • Glass Labyrinth By Famed Artist
  • This Treehouse is a Hotel

DIY

Use Raspberry Pi for a Modern Day Telegraph

Started 4 years ago | 138 tacks

  • This Dad Goes Above and Beyond with a Space Ship Bunk Bed Build
  • Blue Suede Shoes Played Only On Homemade Instruments
  • Test Flight of a Homemade Multi-Roter Copter
  • How to Make A Friendly Custom Car Horn  DIY

Gentlemint Updates

Gentlemint's Latest Addition: The Parlor

Started 4 years, 1 month 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

Waterfront Step Organ in Croatia Turn Waves into Tunes

Started 4 years, 3 months ago | 155 tacks

  • The Ultimate Army Field Guide to Wild Edible Plants
  • Interview With Alex Honnold, Climber Who Scaled El Capitan Without a Rope
  • This Unique Ukulele Is Scratch-Built From a Felled Tree
  • Snake Oil Salesmen Were on to Something

Libations

Whisky Can Now Successfully Power a Car

Started 4 years, 4 months ago | 87 tacks

  • Remember George Clooney's tequila company? He just sold it for $1 billion
  • Get Ready for the Cuban Cigar Wars - Bloomberg
  • Proof That Alcohol Changes This Personality Trait
  • Beer Marketing At It's Finest