The Evening Post: Iceberg Collapse In Canada


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This video from the YouTube channel riickstead shows a massive iceberg collapsing off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada.  Yeah, the screaming is loud, but nature can be crazy at times, enjoy!

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Crowdsourcing Mornings: ChargeAll Power Outlet


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Power up anything, anywhere, anytime! The first portable battery pack with an AC wall plug outlet for your cell phone, laptop and more.  With our on the go lives and reliance on our portable electronic devices, you can nearly be certain, you will never have enough juice or find a power outlet.  The Solution: the World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet!  Wherever you go, so should your portable power outlet.  You can stay connected and stay powered up in all of your daily activities.

They designed the battery to be lightweight and convenient to bring around. It is fully mobile and will fit in your backpack, purse, and even in most pockets.  With ChargeAll, you will have power within arms reach wherever you are!  ChargeAll contains enough power to charge your phone for an entire week or fully charge your laptop multiple times.  NOTHING compares to the portability and power of ChargeAll.

  • Gigantic Powerful Generators – Perfect when the power goes out, but not practical to carry around.
  • Portable Lipstick Charger – Only work with your phone, not powerful enough to work with your laptop computer or anything else that requires an electrical outlet.

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As of July 29th, this project has raised around $132,000 of their $30,000 goal. This project only has 19 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $99, you will get one small ChargeAll portable power outlet.  For a pledge of $139, you will get one large ChargeAll portable power outlet!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chargeall-world-s-smallest-portable-power-outlet

The Evening Post: How Fish Eat Part Two


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The YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay put out another video showing us how fish eat.  On this video, you see some really cool slow motion footage of fish eating shrimp and other fish.  It’s some very cool stuff, enjoy!

Crowdsourcing Weekends: Mighty Speaker, Tripping Over You, Carnivore Club


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This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Mighty Speaker

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The Mighty Speaker is Sealed and Completely Sand and Dust Proof, Perfect for those sandy days on the beach!  And the speaker floats!  The Mighty Speaker uses a USB to 3.5mm DC Charging Cable, similar to the iPod Shuffle, which eliminates the microUSB charger port issues the Rebel Speaker had.  MIGHTY is a portable and powerful Bluetooth speaker that connects wirelessly with your smartphone, tablet, MP3 player, computer and more!  And Mighty has a removable suction cup lets you stick it to most flat, smooth surfaces.

Here are some specs for the Mighty Speaker!

  • Compact wireless speaker gives you big sound for music, videos and games
  • Suction cup sticks to almost any flat surface—even your tablet!
  • Easy to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device, like smartphones and tablets
  • Take speakerphone calls with built-in microphone
  • Rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours on a single charge
  • Soft silicone button cover with built-in volume controls
  • Super portable—only 3.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall!
  • Completely WATERPROOF, DUST PROOF and FLOATS!!

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As of July 27th, this project has raised around $11,000 of their $2,500 goal. This project only has 33 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $40, you will get one Mighty Speaker.  For a pledge of $115, you will get a three pack of Mighty Speakers!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mighty-speaker-is-waterproof-sandproof-floats

Tripping Over You: Volume 2

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Owen and Suzana are a married couple who decided they like making comics together, so they started an ongoing webcomic called Tripping Over You back in 2011. They wanted to tell stories that are LGBT-postive, and settled on a story that focuses on two high school kids who make the leap from being childhood friends to a romantic couple. The comic touches on the stressors that crop up when you’re working out the kinks– in a kinda comedic, kinda neurotic sort of way.

Usually they post this comic for free online at www.trippingoveryou.com, but sometimes they collect a bunch of chapters and put them in a graphic novel – and now they’d like to do that again!  So they’ve started this campaign in order to publish Volume 2 of their comic. This book will feature chapters 5 and 6!  Each chapter is 50 pages long with mini comics between each chapter. With bonus content at the end of the book featuring prelim art, additional short comics, and character backstory, Volume 2 comes out to the same size and dimensions as the first book – 150 pages of TOY!

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As of July 27th, this project has raised around $19,000 of their $3,500 goal. This project only has 6 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $6, you will get all of volume 2 in a PDF file.  For a pledge of $20, you will get Volume 2 in a book form!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toybox/lets-publish-toy-volume-2

Carnivore Club

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Carnivore Club was created to discover and champion talented local artisans from across the world who make exquisite cured meats.  Britain is home to a renaissance of small shop artisans who are taking up the old ways of curing meats and taking pride in their inventions.  They want to tell the stories of the artisans from across the United Kingdom by bringing the best of their products to your letter box for you to taste.  From Rachel’s Hammond Charcuterie in Eyemouth, Scotland to Jame’s Trealy Farm Charcuterie in Monmouth, every month will be a terrific surprise.

Each month their members receive an impressive faux-wood box packed with 4-6 handcrafted meats from their selected artisan.  Their monthly delivery to your letterbox comes with their sharp Meat Eater’s Handbook that tells the story of the products you receive and the artisan that crafted them. Every month they sit down to craft a box that they would love to get theirselvesTheir goal is to impress you with brill products you’ve never been so happy to taste.  And yes, this is available in North America!

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As of July 27th, this project has raised around £6,500 of their £7,500 goal. This project only has 13 days left to raise the £7,500 or it might not be funded!  For a pledge of £15, you will get a Carnivore T-shirt.  For a pledge of £29, you will get the August Carnivore Box for North America!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/carnivore-club-we-re-coming-to-great-britain

Sunday Discussion: You Should Subscribe To The Munchies Channel


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I have a favorite new YouTube channel dedicated to food called Munchies!  The channel is from Vice and was launched in 2014.  Munchies offers groundbreaking content from a youth driven perspective.  In today’s modern world, the formerly tangible pleasures of music, film, and emerging media are just one click away.  Food and the events that manifest around it are one of the everlasting experiences that cannot be replicated by arcs and zeroes.

Munchies chronicles the wide spectrum of the global culinary experience and the diverse voices that are pulling us forward: chefs and home cooks, makers and consumers, the politics and policies of food, “front” and “back of house” restaurant life, old wives tales, and innovative news, and culturally significant indicators in our modern world.  Through engaging original video content, compelling editorial features, articles, how-tos, recipes and events, Munchies offers a signature perspective on the intersection where humans and food connect.

Munchies has put up some interesting videos involving people and food, and on this Sunday Discussion, I thought I would share some of my favorites!  This first video features a guy who has been eating nothing but pizza for 25 years now.  I mean, pizza is good, but this guy is addicted to pizza, why not eat something else?

This second video features another guy who is a sumo wrestler and eats around 10,000 calories a day!  Yep, athletes eat a lot of food during training!

Munchies also has plenty of recipe videos for you to enjoy!  This video shows you how to make the best cheeseburger ever!

And this video shows you how to make a Michelada.  Munchies has how to make drinks videos too!

Munchies has several regular shows, special features, and recipe/drink videos.  If you are a foodie like me, I think you will like the Munchies channel!  Learn more about Munchies at: http://munchies.vice.com/en/