Monthly Archive: September 2017

World Record: Bugatti Chiron 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds

Bugatti just announced that its new Chiron has set an official world record for the quickest time for a production car to accelerate to 400 kph (249 mph) and then brake back to a dead stop....

Afghanistan, opium & heroin

A problem that Afghanistan and international governments have tried to eradicate for decades is only getting worse, and China is a big reason why. Last week, Afghanistan released new data showing opium production is...

Authentic Neapolitan pizza recipe

Pizza is the symbol of Italy along with macaroni, and making and eating pizza in Naples is serious business. There is even a governing body (La Vera Pizza Napolitana) that oversees the making of...

Why do we hiccup?

The longest recorded case of hiccups lasted for 68 years … and was caused by a falling hog. While that level of severity is extremely uncommon, most of us are no stranger to an...

Twin Peaks: The Return DVD & Blu-ray

Twin Peaks: The Third Season will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 5, 2017. In a tweet quoting the Log Lady, David Lynch revealed the release’s cover art “starring Kyle MacLachlan!” [Via: welcometotwinpeaks.com]

Plant sources of protein

If you’re moving toward a plant-based diet, you may be concerned about getting enough protein. You needn’t worry: Many plant foods are good sources of protein, especially legumes, nuts, seeds, and many grains. The protein...

Between the beats: Nina Kraviz

Resident Advisor reveals the highs and lows of life as a touring DJ, they begin their film series with an intimate journey across Europe with Nina Kraviz. Producer, occasional vocalist, and Nina Kraviz hails from Irkutsk,...

What are sugar alcohols?

Also called polyols, sugar alcohols are reduced-calorie sweeteners used in many “diet” foods—from candies and jams to baked goods and ice cream—as well as in sugar-free gums, cough drops, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products....