Beverages

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Christian Rivera, an art director with Youpanqui BBDO in Lima, Peru, came up with this eye-catching concept for a collection of Star Wars-themed cups, titled “Drink the Force.” The design features popular LEGO minifig Star Wars heroes and villains wielding lightsabers that, from the right perspective, become the cup’s straw.

It’s a clever idea that, quite frankly, I’m surprised McDonald’s hasn’t already done. Check out an additional example below. [click to continue…]

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Custom PC buildsmen Maingear are partnering with big-name brands to create bespoke one-of-a-kind PC rigs, and their first is Coca-Cola themed. Mountain Dew would have been more appropriate, but at least it’s not a Pepsi PC.

This Coca-Cola branded computerbox is fitted with a liquid cooling system that incorporates a custom-made reservoir that looks a lot like a Coke bottle filled with a liquid that looks quite a lot like Coke, but isn’t. Apparently, we can expect more crazy stuff like this in future builds. The specs in this particular model include:

  • Functional glass Coke bottle reservoir
  • Custom crystal hardline water cooling
  • Unique one-of-a kind chassis modifications
  • Luxury automotive paint finish
  • Intel i7-6950X 10-Core CPU
  • Dual NVIDIA GTX 1080 Graphics Cards
  • HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4-2666
  • Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe
  • EVGA X99 Micro 2

Check out more close-up photos showing the interior of this amazing and preposterous rig below. [click to continue…]

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Cognitive Surplus has released a number of new mugs aimed at teaching you about the sciences while you attempt to wake yourself up with morning caffeine.

Included are mugs emblazoned with astronomy star charts, lunar phases and vintage electromagnetism illustrations – including diagrams of Tesla’s inventions and foundational electrodynamics equations.

Each offering is individually boxed, dishwasher and microwave safe and capable of handling 11oz of your coffee of choice. Added benefits may include looking smart and engaging with fellow science nerds. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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I totally can picture her drinking coffee out of this wondrous vessel. Something with a nutty flavor.

Squirrel Tail Mug ($12.97)

(via Geyser of Awesome)

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Pretty soon, you’ll be able to take home the Haunted Mansion’s Hitchhiking Ghosts in a whole new way, thanks to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. This Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki mug will be available from September 9th through November 1st or while supplies last. So get into your Doombuggy and get over to Trader Sam’s if you want one before they disappear. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Coffee was really bummed that the role of Captain Marvel went to Brie Larson. The bottom line is that Coffee has been in countless movies and TV shows. They must have wanted a fresher face (for a smaller paycheck no doubt). During the audition, Coffee noted that she was roasted just the day before, but it wasn’t enough apparently. Still, they were impressed with her energy—they always are.

Embossed Captain Marvel Mug ($14.99)

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YouTuber Peter Brown has taken to his “Shop Time” channel to show the world how bubble wrap can be transformed from entertaining packing material to awesome but frustrating drink coaster.

The process involved applying a layer of epoxy resin to a mold frame, embedding a sheet of bubble wrap, and adding another layer to cover the wrap after it has cured. After the second layer has cured, coaster shapes are marked and cut out on a bandsaw.

Unfortunately, the final product loses all of its popping potential (AGHHHHHHHHHH!!!), but will provide an interesting conversation piece that will probably result in requests for you to make more. Check out the tutorial video below. [click to continue…]

Dragon In A Chalice

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Now THAT is what I would call a bold chalice. Handmade glass with dragons and funky patterns are awesome, but they won’t come cheap. If you have the means, Kiva Ford’s Etsy page is full of stuff like this.

(via Kiva Ford on Instagram)

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Renowned coffee artist Michael Breach recently crafted some fun Marvel-themed latte art as part of the Marvel Super Hero Spectacular. Check out the videos below to see his creations come to life. [click to continue…]

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A YouTube video has been released that will ruin Mountain Dew and Coke for you by showing how the beverages affect your teeth.

The experiment involved two molars being submerged in the drinks for a period of three weeks. As a result, they ended up taking on the color of the sodas while also shedding some of their mass.

It will likely come as no surprise that the Mountain Dew tooth was far worse by comparison, losing 14% of its mass to Coke’s 7% – although the Coke tooth was basically black by the end. Check out the process in the video below, and learn some of the reasons for the results. [click to continue…]