Reading a Classic

Category : Interesting Read Posted by : hoop
Posted on December 21, 2007 | Viewed 268 times

Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaBeen reading Jules Verne’s: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea these past few days. Then I realized that this book, published in 1870, is older than anybody in the planet right now (except maybe for the odd prehistoric tree).

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Peeling Shrimp Skin…

Category : Interesting Read Posted by : hoop
Posted on March 8, 2006 | Viewed 274 times

Since we’re into the subject of peeling (see my previous post)… I might as well post this one as well… I found this while snooping around Youtube…

Shows you how to peel shrimp cleanly and easily, all you need is a pair of scissors… one thing I’ve learned about fresh shrimp however, was that the skin would stick to the meat… that was caused by the salt water still in their lungs… the trick was to dip them in fresh water so that the lungs could expel the saltwater…

Easy way to remove potato skin…

Category : Interesting Read Posted by : hoop
Posted on March 8, 2006 | Viewed 217 times

My apologies as I forgot where I got this link from… I think it was from reddit but I’m not so sure…

The clip shows you how to strip the skin from a potato… first you shallow slice it on the surface, then boil it, which cooks it in the process… then you dip it in ice filled water… the effect is that it contracts from it’s previous expansion when it was heated therefore allowing you to pull the skin apart.

Since we’re not really a potato eating country since our staple is rice… this might come in handy for those who like to boil sweet potato…

Crazy Investments that Worked…

Category : Interesting Read, Web Thingy Posted by : hoop
Posted on December 12, 2005 | Viewed 299 times

From Fortune Magazine, a list of investments that were deemed absurd in their time, but worked out nicely by making those investors ROI something to gape about….

Notable entries was the recipe for Coca-Cola costing only $2k from it’s inventor… as well as the discovery of oil…

They seem to have forgotten to mention Microsoft’s gambit with IBM, buying an obscure operating system named DOS for 50k that sparked a billion dollar empire…

Article here

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