I discovered this completely by accident.
Yes, you can buy seedless watermelon, just as one day you will be able to buy self-scraping carrots and beds that make themselves.
But somehow there was a large container in the refrigerator filled with big heavily-seeded watermelon chunks. This is the kind of watermelon one […]
RECIPE #6 – Stale Bread
Every cloud has a silver lining. You know how reheating pizza in a microwave turns its crispy crust soft? It’s something no guy can be happy about — but by the exact same principle of wave theory, a microwave will also take a stale slice of bread or English […]
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This week will build slowly toward an amazing new way to de-seed your watermelon. But first . . .
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Andy Fisher: “When someone wanted advice on how to tell her husband nicely that buying whole life insurance was a bad idea, I went to Google to search your archives. I clicked on advanced search, typed in what I was searching for, and then told it to include only hits from your site: […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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