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Homemade ice pack- 1 part alcohol to 3 parts of water. It gets really cold but never hardens so you're able to bend it. Add food coloring to make them more fun. If it's going to be for a child/teen then please make sure you monitor the bag at all times since it contains alcohol or better yet there is a recipe online for ice cream packs.
Substitute the alcohol and use salt. It will make a slushy mix that stays soft.👍 Make it with 3 parts of lemonade and one part of vodka, you can drink it afterwards. 😜
Other important points to keep in mind: ✅Don't use high percentage alcohol. ✅Food coloring in the mix helps to identify what is in the bag so there are no mistakes with identifying the contents. ✅Don't over fill and always, always double bag because the mix can eat thru some thinner bags.
✅Make SURE you don't put it on bare skin... It gets cold enough to cause damage to the skin. ✅You should put one bag in another with opposite ends meeting just in case of a leak! ✅Always use a thin cloth barrier between the ice pack and skin to keep it from freezing the skin and causing damage.
✅Add a wee bit more alcohol to make it softer. Use the green rubbing alcohol because it smells good.
The #Lamborghini #Aventador is one of the world’s fastest #supercars. It is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 engine which gives a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217mph. The customised car has scissor doors and a glow-in-the-dark paint job that makes it look like something out of the film #Tron. Its owner is 24-year-old Nasser Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's ruling family. #caroftheday #coolpicoftheday #cars #needforspeed #lifestylesoftherichandfamous
Bioluminescent Plankton in Jervis Bay. #sand #beach #plankton #ocean #night #bioluminescence #water #dinoflagellates #glow #waves #marine #sea
Bioluminescent plankton wash up on a beach in Jervis Bay (Australia). Bioluminescence is used by living things to hunt prey, defend against predators, find mates, and execute other vital activities. It is truly a surreal and breathtakingly beautiful experience. The real biology to explain the bioluminescence is a chemical reaction called chemiluminescence where a creature produces light within their bodies. Certain types of chemicals react to produce energy which excites other particles through vibration generating light which causes the glow. The group of chemicals involved to make plankton glow are broadly termed luciferins. The light is produced by a series of oxidation reactions set off by a catalyst called luciferase. This condition documented by scientists as "Milky Seas Effect" is extremely rare and has been observed only 235 times since 1915.
Please continue to keep these passengers in your prayers. This post is strictly to show support and it's not up for debate. If you don't believe in God or that prayers work, keep it to yourself and keep scrolling. Any negative comments will be deleted right after a blast you.....assuming you are not hiding behind a private page. #rescuers #malaysia #lostatsea #support #passengers #flight370 #families #prayerhelps
Although you can live without a cellphone, it has become a basic part of today’s society. If you want to stand out in a crowd, you either have to spend a couple bucks on the hottest new ring tones or spend $1,300,000 on your phone. The Diamond Crypto Smartphone comes complete with a platinum body with 50 diamonds in it, 10 of which are a rare blue diamond. The navigation key and logo are made of 18 carat rose gold and it is capable of e-mail, internet, WAP, JAVA support, SMS, MMS and has a media player. #cellphone #phoneporn #picoftheday #photooftheday #diamonds #smartphone #blingedout #bluediamonds #18carat #expensive #filthyrich #wasteful
People used to think that almost nothing lived in the dark #ocean depths. There's little or no light and it's really cold. But now we know that over ninety percent of all #marine animals live in the deep sea! Many of these animals are #bioluminescent — they produce their own light. Flashlight Fish not only carry their own light, but they can turn it on and off at will. That's because they have a special flap of muscle that can be raised and lowered like a window shade to cover the pockets of glowing bacteria beneath their eyes. Small prey are attracted to this pale green glow. The light also helps #flashlight #fish see and catch their prey. If spotted by a predator, flashlight fish can quickly "turn off": their lights or use a flash-and-run technique in which they shine their lights and then swim away while their enemy figures out what just happened.
Enough already 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩I hate the "business" part of the NFL. These are tough decisions that hurt but the Saints had to make the moves. Nowadays, it's not about love or adoration. It's about cap space and results. #backtobusinessbaby #saintsfan #whodat4life #saintsnation #neworleanssaints #byebye
Psychotria Elata or Hooker’s Lips: The Most Kissable Plant
These gorgeous pair of red, luscious lips belong to a plant known as Psychotria elata, a tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Affectionately, Psychotria elata is called Hooker’s Lips or the Hot Lips Plants. The plant has apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. According to Oddity Central, the bracts are only kissable for a short while, before they spread open to reveal the plant’s flowers. #amusingplanet.com #nature #lips #redlips #plantlife #plants #hooker #flowers #kissable #lucious
The huge “Mother Earth” Mosaiculture at this summer’s Montreal Botanical Garden competition. A Mosaiculture is a creation of living plants limited only by what the plant artist can imagine. Some Mosaicultures are so big and impressive that they’re beyond anything you’ve likely seen a plant do. The technique isn’t very well known in the United States, but there’s an international competition in Mosaiculture that’s held every 3 years where 48 different Mosaicultures are on display until Sept. 29. I’d rate it as the most amazing horticultural event I’ve ever seen.
The most mind-blowing to me is the 50-foot-tall “Mother Earth,” created by Canada’s team. Set next to a pond, Mother Earth’s head and face are made out of trimmed green santolina with a variety of colorful trailing plants streaming down as the hair. Jutting out of the pond is Mother’s huge forearm and hand – also made out of green santolina – with a waterfall pouring down from her open palm. Mosaiculture horses and deer romp in the lawn and wildflower meadow in front.
That’s just one of the 48 plant sculptures scattered throughout the 185-acre Montreal Botanical Garden, which also happens to be a terrific public garden even without Mosaicultures. (The Chinese Garden is particularly big and superb.). Each Mosaiculture is supposed to tell a story and/or represent a part of the culture of the team creating it.
If you want to see more of Montreal Mosaicultures, there is a Photo Gallery from the 2013 show at http://georgeweigel.net/photo-galleries. Or check out the Mosaicultures Internationales web site.
So smooth!! Tuaca (Italian pronunciation: [tuˈaːka]) is a brand of liqueur originally produced by the Tuoni and Canepa families of Livorno, Italy. The liqueur is sweet and golden brown in color. Its ingredients include brandy, essence of orange, and vanilla. Vanilla is the dominant flavor. It is bottled at 70 proof (35% ABV).
#liquor #liqueur #tuaca
This liqueur is made from elderflowers that are gathered from the hillsides in the French Alps during a short four- to-six-week period in spring. The picked flowers are bicycled to a collection depot (yep, bicycled) where they are immediately macerated to preserve the fresh flavors of the bloom. Extracting the flavors of this flower is not an easy process, and the Saint Germain company keeps theirs a family secret. Each bottle of Saint Germain ($30-$35 for 25 oz) is individually numbered, reflecting the year in which the flowers were picked. #smooth
A photographer was left "all shook up" after spotting the face of Elvis on the back of a bug. With markings on its back resembling human eyes, nose, mouth, and a pompadour hairdo, the unusual stink bug bears an uncanny resemblance to the King of rock 'n' roll.
Photographer Darlyne Murawski spotted the Pentatomoidea bug, also known as a giant shield bug, by chance.
Darlyne was on a photographic assignment with National Geographic in the Khao Chong Forest Reserve in southern Thailand when she came across the unusual creature sitting on a leaf.
The bug has previously been spotted in the forests of Singapore, where it was likened to the Sesame Street character Bert. #weird #bugs #insects #creation #notevolution
One of the weirdest animals I’ve ever seen: The ball-bearing treehopper, native to South America. My favorite "go home evolution, you're drunk" insect. The purpose of the balls on the pronotal extensions has yet to be definitively explained. #creation #notevolution #insectoftheday #bugoftheday #wow
This blinged-out 22-karat gold toilet paper, which sells for a staggering $1.3 million per roll, could be for you. Believe it or not, an Australian company has come up with a roll of 3-ply 22 Karat gold toilet paper. For the low price of $1,376,900. While I’m sure that this is meant to be a status symbol, and not something you would actually use, it does boggle the mind to think that somebody out there thinks this is a good idea. In case you’re having trouble deciding whether or not to make this purchase, they sweeten the deal by delivering it personally…with a bottle Champagne. Classy! "As you use the toilet paper 22-carat gold flakes will fall onto the floor and your behind taking you to another level of sophistication. #truestory #toilet #paper #karat #gold #millions #foolish #australian #22 #toomuchmoney #useless #why #somebodyexplain #instafact #picoftheday #smh #yougottaseethis
You really do learn something everyday. I've never heard of a Fire Whirl. Fire whirls, also known as fire devils, fire tornadoes or firenados, are whirlwinds of flame that may occur when intense heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can tighten into a tornado-like structure that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. A fire tornado consists of a core—the part that is actually on fire—and an invisible pocket of rotating air that feeds fresh oxygen to the core. The temperature inside the core of a fire tornado can reach up to 2,000 °F (1,090 °C)—hot enough to potentially reignite ashes sucked up from the ground. Often, fire tornadoes are created when a wildfire or firestorm creates its own wind, which can turn into a spinning vortex of flame. Combustible, carbon-rich gases released by burning vegetation on the ground are fuel for most fire tornadoes. When sucked up by a whirl of air, this unburned gas travels up the core until it reaches a region where there is enough fresh, heated oxygen to set it ablaze. This causes the tall and skinny appearance of a fire tornado's core. Fire tornadoes can set objects in their paths ablaze and can hurl burning debris out into their surroundings. The winds generated by a fire tornado can also be dangerous. Large fire tornadoes can create wind speeds of more than 100 miles per hour (160 km/h)—strong enough to knock down trees.
Fire tornadoes can last for an hour or more, and they cannot be extinguished directly. #dailyfacts #interesting #fire #instafacts #knowledge #ididntknowthat #learnsomethingneweveryday #amazingfacts