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Jack London Gets Stuey

Life has a list of famous literary drunks and drug addicts. Check it out by clicking into the gallery below,

(Addition to gallery, suggested by a reader.) "I was carrying a beautiful alcoholic conflagration around with me. The thing fed on its own heat and flamed the fiercer. There was no time, in all my waking time, that I didn’t want a drink. I began to anticipate the completion of my daily thousand words by taking a drink when only five hundred words were written. It was not long until I prefaced the beginning of the thousand words with a drink." From John Barleycorn, 1913


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Posted: January 31st, 2010
at 10:04am by Black Ock

Categories: drogas,drinks

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Running Your Phone on Coca-Cola

Daizi Zheng, a Chinese developer who is currently based in London, has modified a Nokia cell phone to run on Coca-Cola or any other sugary solution.

Zheng says the modified phone can run three or four times longer on a single charge than a phone using a conventional lithium ion battery, and can also be fully biodegradable.

As Zheng explains, a sugar-powered phone could potentially offer a much more environmentally friendly power source than lithium ion batteries. The new phone’s bio battery, which basically acts as a fuel cell, uses enzymes as the catalyst to generate electricity from carbohydrates.

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 2:39pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,cell phones,design,science,development,drinks

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Sake Brewer Seeks Fertile Field

When you raise a glass of champagne, sparkling wine or whatever fine bubbly at the end of the week, spare a thought for Masa Shiroki’s New Year plans.

The Vancouver-based entrepreneur has been working for a few years to elevate the ranks of Japanese-style sake, brewing it in small batches from a Granville Island shop, and trying to get it on high-end shelves and tables.

This year, in a bid to qualify for a significantly better tax rebate, and in response to consumers wanting to buy more locally sourced products, the owner of Artisan Sake Maker started growing sake rice here in B.C. instead of importing the premium ingredient from Japan.>

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Posted: January 14th, 2010
at 2:49pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: drinks

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