Titanium Twister

A friend of mine works for Henkel and worked on a product called Alodine EC2. Alodice EC2 is a titanium metal oxide (TiO2) coating for aluminum, titanium and other metals that doesn’t chip. Obviously, for materials like steel, if the coating is chipped then the inner metal can start corroding.

But that’s boring. What’s not boring is a company called Titanium Twister has used this technology to make a better replacement beater for the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. OK, that’s not all that exciting, either. Until you start watching their videos about their better beater starring boobies a blonde reading cue cards, and a video about the Alodine EC2 process starring a Speak N Spell. Hit the jump and enjoy the beater.
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Military-Grade Awesome

Bangalore Torpedo

A while back, Number_Six sent a tip in (to tips at atomictoasters dot com) on the Bangalore Torpedo. I had heard of these before, but I had never really looked into how they work. If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, hit the jump.
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Genius Innovators

Take Deep Breaths and Let Me Touch Your Breasts

The first stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec. It had a wooden tube and one earpiece. A far cry from the biaural, flexible tube models doctors wear around their necks today. But other than advances over the last 195 years, the principle is still the same. Speaking of those advances, in 1840 Golding Bird developed a monaural stethoscope with a flexible tube. The binaural stethoscope followed shortly after in 1851.
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