Monday, November 10, 2008

Getting Your Bacon's Worth.

If you haven't had a chance to check out, you should check out their entertaining series "How Much Is Inside".

In just shy of 50 adventures, this guy makes a 73 foot long Cheerios necklace, simulates the huge messy puddle an entire human body's content of blood would make, lipsticks up a girls legs almost up to the knee, figures out what kind of suitcase will hold a million dollars, and tapes up an 100 foot long strip of pornographic images down an elementary school hallway. All in the name of science.

And he seems to have a lot of fun doing it.

He comes up with several surprising results. Like working out that a 2-liter bottle of soda contains 2 liters of soda and 4 liters of carbon dioxide. Or that cheap batteries, while they last half as long as brand-name batteries, are actually 3 times as economical by price per hour.

But this one one really suprised me. He weighs out a package of Oscar Meyer bacon bits, and compares it by weight to actual cooked Oscar Meyer bacon. Turns out, bacon bits cost half as much by weight as actual cooked bacon.

For some reason, I always thought it would be the other way around. Weird.

The Condiment Packet Museum.

It's here, you're here, you might as well check it out. You know you want to.

A frighteningly thourough collection (currently at 724!) of modern condiment packages from restaurants.

EDIT (05/2010): The bigger, 929-entry museum is no more. I'm currently linking to another one I found. Yes, you read that right. There is apparently more than one online condiment packet museum in existence, or at least there was. The one I'm linking to now was apparently founded in 2005, so hopefully that means it will stick around. Also, this one offers buttons. Yay!

Hey, it could have value. This guy and a hot chick found out that the average ketchup packet contains 2.5 cents of ketchup. And that's in 2001 dollars!

Marzipan From Homestar Runner Dressed As Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The above image is from this year's Homestar Runner Halloween cartoon "Most In The Graveyard". Marzipan is dressed as Stevie Ray Vaughan. Thought some of ya might get a kick out of that.

Stark, No-Nonsense Guide To Lunchbox Collecting.

The fellows at Lunchbox Library have put together this tight little no-BS guide to the values of metal lunchboxes made between 1950-1987. They also reccommend placing the following button on your eBay auctions so your customers can look for themselves and see what kind of deal you're giving them, as well as revealing you to be someone that does their homework -

Free Appraisals