How Bidets are Saving the Planet, One Spray at a Time

June 14, 2018 by  
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Incredible coating makes watermelon bounce after 150-foot drop

September 1, 2016 by  
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What happens to a watermelon when it’s sprayed with a protective coating meant for pickup trucks and then dropped 150 feet off a tower ? The Australian trio behind YouTube channel How Ridiculous decided to find out. Here’s what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLpsIuhTb8k How Ridiculous coated a watermelon with Line-X . While the spray is commonly used for truck beds, the How Ridiculous amateur scientists decided to get creative with the protective spray and test it on a squishy food we wouldn’t necessarily think of as resilient. In the video, the watermelon sprayed with Line-X not only remained intact, but it even bounced. Related: Liquipel’s Hydrophobic Nanocoating Makes Gadgets Completely Waterproof! Meanwhile, a watermelon dropped without the coating wasn’t so lucky: it exploded, with pieces flying everywhere. Clearly the protective coating succeeded at keeping the outside of the watermelon undamaged, but when the team opened up the coated watermelon later with a saw, inside the fruit had turned to slush. How Ridiculous has run silly science experiments in the past, like trying to catch a fish with an iPhone , and also perform stunts and tricks like making a basketball shot off a 415-foot-tall dam in Tasmania. The team holds Guinness World Records for the “highest basketball shot” off the dam, a tower, and the Euromast. Their stunts and experiments are entertaining but they also have a meaningful purpose: they aim to inspire viewers to battle poverty . Through a relationship with international organization Compassion , they offer fans of the channel the opportunity to sponsor children in developing countries. There’s more to the story with Line-X as well. The company’s coatings aren’t used just for trucks and watermelons, but for buildings like the Pentagon or emergency response vehicles. According to the company’s website , they were the first company to provide “commercially available pure polyurea,” and they created the first “spray-on blast-mitigation coating” tested by the U.S. military. + How Ridiculous Via Sploid

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Brilliant spray-on sunscreen booth covers you head-to-toe in just 10 seconds

July 4, 2016 by  
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Finally – someone has invented a way to achieve instant, full-body sunscreen coverage. Much like spray-tan booths, the SnappyScreen unleashes a mist of SPF protection on sunbathers, covering every nook and cranny. The days of asking “hey, could you get my back?” may soon be over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPmJQuJzOfg SnappyScreen booths are currently installed at 10 U.S. and Caribbean hotels. Beachgoers can select their preferred SPF level (15, 30, or 40) and the company’s own blend of sunblock will be released from the painstakingly engineered sprayers, dousing guests from head to toe. The formula is free of alcohol and oxybenzone, a chemical known to trigger cancer and to be fatal to coral reefs . The best part of the convenient system may be its appeal to kids, who don’t like to put off playtime to apply sunscreen. The novelty of the device also encourages kids and adults to reapply sunscreen regularly, which reduces the harmful effects of the sun. Related: EWG’s 2016 best and worst sunscreen lists are out—is your favorite listed? Right now the SnappyScreen is only available at resorts , yet the developers have received requests from country clubs, water parks, public pools, and even private residents. In a few years’ time, the system may be just about everywhere you can find fun in the sun. + SnappyScreen Via Fast Company Images via SnappyScreen

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Ocean Spray and Jelly Belly’s sweet transportation plan

November 28, 2013 by  
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More companies are improving their logistics and supply chains by using rail to transport goods.

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The Plongeoir is a Tiny Timber House That Doubles as a Canvas in the French Countryside

October 9, 2012 by  
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