Monday, 11 December 2017
MianBao the Cat (formerly Snow White) got her new home in Seattle yesterday.
My wife has been wanting a cat for many years, ever since being forced to leave her previous cat with her sister to go off to AmeriCorps. I've never owned a cat, and always distrusted them. Having a few family members with allergy issues didn't help.
But this year for Christmas, I finally caved. I snuck away to Portland for the day, and brought back this 5 year old (more mellow!) Bengal (hypoallergenic!) and surprised my wife at the door.
Sunday, 10 December 2017
For anyone who has ever taken a CPR class, you know that the training can feel more than a little basic. That may not be the case for much longer, though, because this incredible new CPR dummy is revolutionizing medical education with a totally new and groundbreaking feature: It comes with a second dummy that audibly mourns its dead son.
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Epicurious challenged cheese expert and noted author Liz Thorpe to guess which one of two cheeses was more expensive. Liz breaks down cheap vs expensive parmesan cheese, goat cheese, gruyère cheese, feta cheese, and blue cheese. For each round of cheap cheese vs expensive cheese, Liz visually analyzed, smelled, then executed a taste test before guessing which cheese cost more. Once the prices were revealed, Thorpe explained why a specific cheese making process costs more and dives into the specifics of how to make the different cheeses.