I have a couple sets of matryoshkas, as Russian nesting dolls are known. They look pretty but aren't exactly useful for anything else. That's not the case with the M-Cups Measuring Cups, though. At first glance, these cups are just a set of three nesting dolls that fit together. A closer examination shows that they're fully functional measuring cups. Meant for dry measurements, the matryoshka is made is up of six cups measuring 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, 3/4 cup, and 1 full cup. The top of the dolls … Read more
Sure, we've all probably heard loud racing engines from the stands and sidelines in the open air. But have you ever heard an 800 horsepower engine within four walls, up close at speeds up to 9000 RPM? If you haven't, then this video should serve as a decent substitute as we fire up a Lucas Oil's R5/P7 Dodge Sprint Cup race engine and let that baby scream!
This video, produced by the fine folks at BangShift.com, hook up the R5/P7 engine to the dyno and rev that hunk of steel at speeds that eventually … Read more
The results and fighting from this past weekend's Carfax 250 wasn't the only NASCAR-related news in the last few days. It's not a secret that many NASCAR drivers aren't happy with the modifications made to NASCAR vehicles, often referred to as the "Car of Today" (which is sometimes abbreviated as CoT). As recently as this last Friday, famed driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. addressed NASCAR sanctioning officials pleading for further development of the so-called "CoT" as a suggestion to improve the sport in terms of drivers' use and how the drivers compete. Despite … Read more
Bakers tend to favor precision when they measure ingredients, citing that baking is simply chemistry in action. (Baking soda volcano, anyone?) As such, it is often recommended by the pros to weigh dry ingredients; when you consider the volume differences between packed flour versus sifted flour it is easy to see that having a scale is important to achieve consistent results.
The Taylor Digital Measuring Cup Scale is a convenient measuring cup that doubles as a scale. The measuring cup has a volumetric capacity of four cups and is able to weigh up to 6.6-pounds. The volume markings along … Read more
So far this week we've seen highlights from the so-far successful 2009 season for NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart, specifically his first and third wins. Today we fill in the missing link - namely his second win of the season during the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 31,2009 (a race that also helps raise funds for Autism research...a very worthy car.
This clip begins after Johnson suffers a setback that sends him to pit row and causes him to lose his solid leading spot in the race. But soon Johnson maneuvers himself from the … Read more
So far this week, we've been checking out Jimmie Johnson and his winning ways during this year's Sprint Cup season. Well, there have been times in Jimmie's career wasn't as much of a winner. In this relic of a video I've featured today, Johnson was lucky to make it out of this alive after losing control of his car and crashing into a wall.
Prior to his career as a Sprint Cup driver, Jimmy raced in NASCAR's Busch Series. During a race at Watkins Glen in New York during the 2000 season, Johnson loses … Read more
Getting sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter in and out of a measuring cup can be a hassle. When you're looking at particularly small amounts, like a tablespoon, it's tempting to just eyeball it and move on. The Mini Adjust-A-Cup makes it much easier to manage sticky measurements: it uses a plunger design to force all of your ingredient of choice out of the measuring cup and into a mixing bowl without a problem. The cup adjusts to measure different amounts ranging from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons, noting measurements in teaspoons, tablespoons, milliliters, and ounces. It … Read more
Yesterday's video blog was about Mark Martin's first win in NASCAR in roughly four years when he got the checkered flag at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Joliet, Illinois back in April 2009. Well, a month later Martin got his second win of the season back in May 2009 at the Southern 500 race in Darlington, South Carolina.
This video contains the electrifying conclusion of this year's race in Darlington, with Mark Martin (the #5 car) taking the lead over fellow Hendrick Motorsports team mate Jimmie Johnson. This marks his second win at the Southern 500, … Read more
This past weekend, 52 year old racing veteran Mark Martin picked up a win at the LifeLock.com 400 that took place at Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway. However, Martin got his first victory of the season earlier this year at Phoenix International Raceway during the Subway Fresh Fit 500.
Back in April, Mark Martin scooped his first win in almost four years as he edged out Tony Stewart in the final laps of the Subway Fresh Fit 500. This win is also noteworthy is it was the first time a driver aged 50 or older won a Sprint Cup race … Read more
In most sports youth is everything. Even in the world of autosports, youth seems to be a key to success. However, this past weekend auto racing veteran Mark Martin defied this notion by winning the LifeLock.com 400 race in Chicago.
Mark Martin was born in 1959 and his racing career has spanned some three decades, although he has never attained championship status. However, his victory alongside team mate Jeff Gordon at the 2009 LifeLock.com 400 marks his third victory of the season as race forerunners Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle ran out of fuel during the final laps … Read more