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There is a Ketchup made from bananas

There is a Ketchup made from bananas

During World War II, there was a wide shortage of tomatoes and on the other hand an rise in the production of bananas. In order to make up for the shortage, María Orosa a Filipino food technologist, invented the “Banana Ketchup”, which was made mainly out of bananas (and was painted with red food coloring to resemble the original ketchup). This strange Ketchup has gained popularity among Filipinos, and to this date it has a significant role in many Filipino dishes.
Now a days you can get it anywhere in the Philippines and also in countries where there are many Filipinos like Australia, New Zealand The US etc.


May 14, 20170 commentsRead More
The Hot Tub Cinema

The Hot Tub Cinema

If you are used to visit the cinema all by yourself, this London based concept (which by now has spread to Spain and the US) will probably not be very appealing to you – unlike a normal movie theater – as long as you do not buy tickets with some friends – you will have to share your seats (hot tub) with some other viewers in their bathing suits. You can reserve your own private hot tub, which will probably cost you as much as reserving a whole row of seats in the cinema.
The price is not cheap – private baths are around 250$ and a pair of tickets is 80$.
The Hot Tub Cinema website reminds us that “the hot tub is more enjoyable with friends, so we do not sell individual tickets.” Perhaps the organizers are trying to discourage lone strangers who do not want to share a hot tub.

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May 8, 20171 commentRead More
How to make 10 million dollars out of scratch

How to make 10 million dollars out of scratch

From childhood Peter Diamandis dreamed to reach outer space.
So he just came up with a Foundation called the X-Prize, with a $ 10 million prize for the first (non-state team) to reach space.
The problem? well, He was just one dude who did not have the money for the prize, which meant no team agreed to compete.
For years Diamandis tried to recruit sponsors for his fantasy, but with no success.
Peter had almost given up his crazy dream but then something miraculous happened, after a sleepless night, he decided to announce the $ 10 million prize at a press conference (even though he did not have the money).
To give credence to the announcement, he managed to convince former astronauts to sit down at the table next to him while talking to the reporters.
The next day reporters wrote about the crazy “space contest” in all the newspapers around the world and reality began to unfold. A global interest ensued, followed by sponsors and dozens of teams that joined the space race.
Since then, the organization Diamandis founded has created exciting tournaments into space where the competing teams have invested over $ 1 billion (!).
Diamandis dreamed of going far, he had an idea and made it happen. this is how you make $ 10 million out of scratch.

Here is Diamandis TED talk:

May 1, 20170 commentsRead More