Brandon's Notepad

July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012: Sand, Mace, Baseball, Shortbread, Sunway

Sand Molds
On the next trip to the beach, make a mold in the sand and pour in some plaster of Paris. The plaster reportedly mixes well with the salty sea water, and the resulting cast will include a fine layer of sand. It’s probably a good idea to buy it locally once you arrive, thereby avoiding the potenial fees from the added luggage weight as well as the uncomfortable discussion about the white powder they found when they searched your bag.
http://craftingagreenworld.com/2010/07/18/beach-craft-make-a-sandy-handprint-keepsake/

Magmace
Want to make your 6D Maglight flashlight multifunctional? Add Gothic battle flanges! Feel safer on your midnight strolls around the neighborhood by carrying your own homemade mace.
http://blog.ponoko.com/2012/07/25/what-you-get-when-you-fasten-gothic-flanges-to-a-flashlight-%E2%80%94-the-magmace/

Relativistic Baseball
"What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light? The answer turns out to be “a lot of things”, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out."
http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Peach Shortbread
This recipe is awesome!
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/09/peach-shortbread/

Sunway Fan Company
Recommended by a coworker.
http://www.sunwayfan.com/

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