Detroit’s finest manufacturer of robots that definitely do not kill humans, OmniCorp, recently unveiled its latest bro-themed cyborg: The BroboCop. It’s a walking party machine that’s also made from empty beer boxes, so you know… recycling? Anyway, I’d definitely buy BroboCop for a dollar, and you’ll want to too after you check out the video after the break…
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Porkins’ worst nightmare is now a conveniently sized bottle opener. The TIE Advanced bottle opener is roughly four inches long, and it has a magnet on the back so you can hang it on a fridge or the back of a Star Destroyer. Also comes with a nifty collector’s case. Pre-order now for a July 2014 release.
Product Page: ($14.99)
Don’t get me wrong–I love a beer or two. Or three. Maybe four. Anyway, sometimes I have trouble keeping track of how many I’ve had (things get a little fuzzy after four), which is why I’m starting to think that I may need to invest in this Bevometer koozie.
The Bevometer acts like a regular koozie, but it also features a specialized sensor that keeps track of beverages you’ve consumed. Each time you add a new beer or beverage to the koozie, it adds that to your overall tally (lifetime) as well as your current tally (this time). The creators of the Bevometer are looking for funding on Kickstarter, and their goal is $5,000. With a donation of only $15, you can pick up your very own Bevometer.
Also, just a quick FYI, the lifetime counter maxes out at 99,999. So at least you have something to shoot for.
(Gizmodo via Gizmag)
Grocery shopping, while entirely necessary, is somewhat bothersome. I can’t having to pick out all of my meals for the week. But you know what would make food shopping so much easier? Beer.
Redditor Beeslo spotted this bucket of “walkin’ around beer” at a Whole Foods in Austin–go figure–and I’m starting to think that the folks down in Texas might be onto something. Honestly, can I get walkin’ around beer at my local supermarket? And the dry cleaners? How about the bank?
Yes, for the record, I am one of those people: If I have a drink in hand when I walk around your house, you will have to scream “COASTERS!” at me time and time again. I’m not sure why, but I always seem to forget that coasters exist. I kinda thought they were meant to be thrown at people who blocked the television.
Anyway, it looks like the Grab and Go Coaster is the ideal coaster for me. All you have to do is slap this nifty coaster onto the bottom of any drinking vessel and, voila, it stays there. No more screaming “COASTERS!” at forgetful dinner guests. They come in sets of four, and they’re the best way to prevent people like me from ruining your expensive, antique furniture. You’re welcome.
Product Page: ($8.00 via Gizmodo)
It’s a numbers game that we’ve all played: Doing the mental-math dance of trying to figure out how many hours you have to work in order to afford one thing or another. Most of the time it seems like the math is never in my favor. But then again, I hate math, so that sort of explains things.
The folks at Quartz played a similar mental math game too. They gathered data on the average price of domestic draft beer and the local minimum monthly wage in various countries throughout the world. Then they divided the average price of the beer by the hourly minimum wage based on a 40-hour work week and voila! The above chart shows their findings. Apparently, it only takes roughly 12 minutes of minimum-wage work to afford a beer in Puerto Rico, while in Georgia it takes a half a day’s worth of work.
I hope the beer’s worth it in Georgia.
Beer bread is delicious and so are buffalo wings, so putting the two together has got to be good. Buffalovin’ Wing beer bread mix combines the two so all you have to do is add your favorite beer. Now, just imagine serving your buffalo beer bread with actual buffalo wings. Wait, don’t do that, you might cause some weird temporal rift that will destroy us all.
Product Page ($9 via Cool Material)
Did you know that the whole “beer before liquor” thing is absolute malarkey? And that the little gold flakes in Goldschlager can’t actually cut your throat? Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen offered up those little boozy nuggets of wisdom in her latest video for Mental Floss. Here’s a quick breakdown on another myth that Hart dispels:
People claim that combining energy drinks with alcohol makes you drunker, turns out this combination just energizes you – big shock. This may make you feel less intoxicated than you actually are, which typically leads to more drinking…and poor decision making…and maybe you climbed that scaffolding that one time and now your friends call it toxic “jock syndrome”
Watch the video after the break for more…
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A Wisconsin brewery, Lakemaid, surprised the kindly ice fisherman on Lake Waconia in Minnesota by flying a twelve-pack of their favorite beer to the fishing cabins right on the frozen lake. How’d Lakemaid do this you ask? By using a remote-controlled quadcopter of course.
That’s right: Lakemaid delivered a twelve-pack to a number of thirsty fisherman via quadcopter during zero-degree weather. As one would suspect, the fisherman were quite pleased. The Federal Aviation Administration, on the other hand, was not too happy about the little robot-related stunt.
The FAA notes that one cannot operate a drone for commercial purposes, or fly it above 400 feet in the U.S. So the whole beer drone operation was canned. But Lakemaid’s president Jack Supple is fighting to take back the skies over Minnesota.
Find out more and watch the drone in action after the break…
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Did you know that the North American Snow Kangaroo can carry approximately fifty times its own body weight in beer? Pretty crazy, right? I almost don’t believe it myself….
(via Daily Picks and Flicks)