Redditor sp__ace filmed the popping of popcorn and provided a handy analytical study of the outcome, with pops-per-second in a fitted normal distribution to illustrate just how crazy things get on the stove.
The most useless data I've ever organized. First I counted 300 kernels into the pot and rolled the camera. All the data was obtained from the sound from video file. I used Audacity to look at the waveform to then manually retype exact time when each kernel popped and repeated that 288 times (never doing this again). I then used Wolfram Mathematica to plot the data and calculate normal distribution parameters.
The Takeout methodically calculated the amount of time fresh McDonalds fries last before they become “inedible.” The answer is 18 minutes, but in science, the journey is the destination. [via MeFi]
Maura Judkis presents the Washington Post’s roundup of 20 different store brands of mac ‘n’ cheese. Which is best and worst? We bought 12 frozen microwaveable mac and cheeses, and eight dry boxed brands with either powder or liquid squeeze cheese sauces. We prepared them according to the instructions, even though we knew some of […]
A Krispy Kreme donut truck caught fire this weekend and its cargo was destroyed. Responding police in Lexington, Kentucky, took to social media to mourn their loss. “Hang tight, we are sending backup forthwith … We hope you like sprinkles,” The New York City Police Department tweeted. The doughnut company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, […]
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Getting a set of cookware that will outlast you is one of those signs you’ve truly grown up. It used to be easy to find durable materials that also cook well, but these days it can be hard to tell what’s quality and what brands are coasting by on a recognizable name. Well, there’s at […]
Whether you’re writing company memos or meticulously crafting a novel, everybody needs an editor – and we’re not just talking about a spell checker. Writing software has gotten pretty intuitive, to the point where programs like ProWritingAid can guard against more than just silly mistakes. They can actually improve your style. Designed as the first […]