Monday, July 9, 2012

Unreally delicious #41

A short while ago, I mentioned the Unreal™ franchise started by Nicky Bronner. Now, I have finally found the products (Michael's FTW!), so I am writing short posts about each one as I try them. The first item I decided to eat is Unreal41™, which is referred to as "candy coated chocolates." You can compare them directly to M&M's, and you will taste a similarity between both kinds. However, the Unreal™ version does not have any artificial flavors or colors, hydrogenated oils, corn syrups, preservatives, or GMOs. At 190 calories per bag (vs 230 for M&M's), there is incentive for anyone to make the switch to an "unjunked™" option. 

Have you seen Unreal™ anywhere? Did you try Unreal41™?

On the package—[Ingredients: milk chocolate (chocolate, skim milk, cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, organic blue agave inulin, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), cane sugar, calcium carbonate, colored with (beetroot juice, turmeric root extract, purple cabbage juice) gum arabic, vanilla extract, carnauba wax & beeswax]

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Can I add this to my wishlist?

My birthday just so conveniently occurs the same month as the release of the new digital Polaroid camera. You can print your images instantly, or download them to an SD card for later. More on the Polaroid website.

(via Uncrate)

The Power of the Crowd

Let me just be upfront. I am not a fan of psychology. It was never as interesting as sociology, and some of the discussions about psychology become so convoluted. However, there are some experiments that show just how powerful the field is. I think that most of us prefer to fit into the crowd—to go with the flow. Why is that? What is so bad about being different? This video below shows a very entertaining result of what a crowd can cause. Why do you think the targets didn't uphold their own view. Doesn't it make you wonder if you would also change your direction? What if this was about a belief instead? Do you still think the target would change their mind?

(via swiss-miss)

Kinetic Eye Candy

Kinetic Sculpture for the BMW Museum, Munich 2008 from ART+COM on Vimeo.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Real Hot Wheels®

Reader, I'm going to be flat out honest with you. I never saw the appeal of Hot Wheels® cars. They were so lame. I mean, you buy one, you buy them all, right? Well, I might have changed my mind forever after seeing this little video.