Fold Egg Whites Into Batter Like a Pro

Fold Egg Whites Into Batter Like a Pro Many recipes for fluffy treats like soufflé, mousse, and angel food cake ask you to fold egg whites or whipped cream into a batter, but don’t begin to tell you how. If your batter folding skills aren’t up to snuff, Emma Christensen at The Kitchn put together a great tutorial.

Doing this properly will take some practice, but basically you need to use a large, flexible spatula to slice the egg whites or whipped cream down the middle, scoop and fold one half over the other and into the batter, turn the bowl 90 degrees, and repeat. The key is to go slow, and not to overdo it. It’s time to stop once you no longer see liquid batter dripping off of the spatula. Fold too much, and you’ll deflate the batter and ruin the fluffiness of the finished product.

For some photos, videos, and a full walkthrough of the process, be sure to check out the source link.

How to Fold Egg Whites or Whipped Cream Into a Batter | The Kitchn

Watching Bats Fly In Slow Motion Reveals Biological Badassery

We all know about echolocation, but way more is happening when a bat takes flight, and some bats don’t echolocate at all. So how do they have so much precision in their flying and what’s different about bats and birds? More »


Man Shoots Himself In The Head At NRA 500

Yesterday during the National Rifle Association-sponsored NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, it was reported that a man died in the infield. Today, the medical examiner has determined the cause of death to be suicide. Kirk Franklin, 42, of Saginaw, Texas, shot himself in the head. The Associated Press (via USA Today) with more:

Fort Worth police have said a man who was camping in the infield died of a "self-inflicted injury" after getting into an argument with other campers. The incident happened late in the Sprint Cup race.

Police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight has said alcohol may have been a factor. Knight said several people witnessed the incident, but nobody was in danger.

Track spokesman Mike Zizzo say the death occurred "in or around a pickup truck" in part of the infield near the middle of the backstretch.

The National Rifle Association has yet to issue a statement on the Franklin’s death, though the incident will likely further stoke the country’s already-contentious gun debate.

[USA Today]

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Neutralize Smelly Kitchen Hands with Lemon Juice

Neutralize Smelly Kitchen Hands with Lemon Juice If you can’t seem to get some stubborn smells off your hands after cooking, a little lemon juice can fix what soap and water can’t.

Though lemon juice will mask a lot of scents, Gabrielle Taylor at WonderHowTo points out that it does a particularly good job at eliminating fishy smells. This works because the citric acid from the fruit neutralizes the smelly amines from the fish and turns them into less-offensive salts. Just rinse your hands in a mixture of lemon juice and water, and the fishy smell should be all but eliminated. The same trick should also work on sponges and wooden cutting boards that might have absorbed some any of the fish oils while you prepared the meal.

10 Simple Kitchen Hacks That Can Remove & Prevent Lingering Food Smells on Your Hands | WonderHowTo

Photo by Mihai Simonia (Shutterstock).

Goldeneye: A Brilliant Blast of 90s Bond

Daniel Craig did a great job of freshening up the Bond franchise. By the time he got to it, things had gone a bit stale, gotten a bit out of control. But now that we’ve had a good trio of his, maybe it’s time to take a hop back to some Brosnan. I mean, Goldeneye was pretty rad. More »


This Week’s Top Downloads

This Week's Top DownloadsEvery week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

This Week's Top Downloads

Clean Master Frees Up Space on Your Android Device

Android: If you’re running low on space on your Android device, Clean Master makes it easy to identify what’s hogging your storage, and helps you get rid of it. More »

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Now Playing is a Free, Fast, Good-Looking Music Player for Android

Android: Now Playing is a new Holo-themed music player that’s fast, looks great, and comes with just the features you actually want in a music player without a ton of the bloat that you don’t need. More »

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The Alfred 2 Workflow List Showcases User Submitted Alfred Workflows

The Mac automation app Alfred has a new workflow system that’s great for creating hotkeys for all your favorite programs, but they’re a little hard to make yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. Alfred Workflow is a web site that collects together user created workflows so you don’t have to do the work. More »

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Burner Brings Disposable Phone Numbers to Android for Private Calls, Texts, and More

Android/iOS: Previously mentioned Burner, an app for throwaway, disposable phone numbers that can be used for private calls and texts with anyone you might not want to have your real contact info, used to be iPhone only. Now the app is available for Android too, and both versions have new features like customizable voicemail greetings for each number and better notifications. More »

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MLPostFactor Installs Mountain Lion on Older Macs

Mac: When Mountain Lion was released last summer it dropped support for older generation Macs from 2006-2008. There were workaround to get it to work, but they were far from user-friendly. MLPostFactor is a utility that makes the process of getting Mountain Lion installed on an older Mac a bit simpler. More »

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Daily Helps You Form Habits with a Simple Interface and Tracking Method

Getting started with a new habit is never easy, but if you’re looking for a simple way to track what you’re doing and get reminders, Daily is an app that keeps it simple. More »

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Wakelock Detector Shows You the Apps that Keep Your Phone Awake

Android: If you’ve ever set your phone down and waited ages for it to go to sleep, or turned the screen off only to see it come back to life, you know there’s some app keeping it awake—the trouble is figuring out which one it is. That’s where Wakelock Detector for Android comes in. More »

This Week's Top Downloads

Bluetooth and Wifi Unlocker Turns Off Android Passwords Near Familiar Devices

Android: There are handy apps to disable your Android password when connected to certain Wi-Fi networks, but this app lets you go a bit further, based on connections to Bluetooth devices. More »

This Week's Top Downloads

Popup Widget Makes Space-Saving Icons Out of Android Widgets

Android: Popup Widget turns any Android widget into a popup window that can be launched from a single icon on your home screen. Best of all, you don’t need to make room for it—just tap the icon, and the widget opens up on top of everything else. More »

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Twilight for Android Changes Your Screen Brightness by Time of Day

Twilight is an Android app that automatically adjusts your device’s brightness (or really, color temperature) over the course of the day, reducing the harsh whites and blues as the day progresses. We’ve talked about how to avoid eyestrain at the computer, but when you’re not staring at a computer screen, you’re probably looking at your phone or tablet, and Twitlight can help. More »

The Free Forza Horizon ’1000 Club’ Is How They’ll Get You To Keep Playing

Curious about that secret announcement earlier this week that hinted Forza Horizon was suddenly going to get a lot more interesting? Thanks to an an early leak we know it’s an expansion pack that will add two new cars and 1000 new challenges. Oh, and it’s free.

If all you care about is finishing a game as quickly as possible, then Forza Horizon is going to last about as long as most of your sexual experiences. By ignoring the street race challenges, barn finds, and special races, you can skip straight through to the main event and complete the game in an afternoon. If you do that, you’re missing the fun of all the smaller races (many of which are better than the actual races).

In response to this, Turn10/Playground is adding a challenge-per-car such as using a Raptor to crash through as many objects as possible, or jumping an Evo over a golf course.

Plus, after all the complaints over the company shortchanging the players with DLCs full of cars you can get in previous Forza games (except for the perfect Jalopnik DLC), the people behind the game are apparently giving it out for free and throwing in the 1995 RUF CTR2 (essentially a modified 993) and a 1956 F100.

As someone who just hit the "you’ve driven every road" mark, I’m thinking this is well timed. We’ll see on Tuesday if this is how it goes.

Forza Horizon 1000 Club Expansion Pack by All-Games-Beta

Weird Science retracts its penis to keep everyone guessing

Ever wonder about the consequences of your penis not being retractable? Wonder no more. Fortunately, a team of Australian researchers are willing to lay it out for us: “Before clothing, the nonretractable human penis would have been conspicuous to potential mates.” Since clothing is a relatively recent development, there’s a chance that its conspicuousness made a mark on human evolution, either in terms of male anatomy or in terms of female tastes. The authors grabbed a database from a study of the Italian male population and used it to make computer-generated male bodies. They showed them to a mixture of university students, campus staff, and random volunteers they recruited.

And, at least on some level, the results indicate that women do like a larger penis. But the effect tails off quickly once the penis passes a given length, with the critical measurement being influenced by body height (the taller the person, the bigger the penis had to be). Complicating matters, women liked tall men, as well—it had just as strong an effect as penis size. So, that helped drag the preferred penis size to even greater lengths than it would have been otherwise.

If you’re emotionally attached to a Web service, using pot may be one of the least of your problems. A survey was used to check which of four factors was associated with college students growing emotionally attached to using Facebook. It came up with a simple answer: all of them. Loneliness, anxiousness, alcohol, and marijuana use were all associated with getting attached to using the service, while loneliness and anxiousness were associated with establishing a lot of connections on it. Elsewhere in the same journal, we have a demonstration that Facebook users are narcissistic. But they’re also more extroverted and less lonely than non-users.

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Burner, Facebook Home, and More

This week saw a lot of iOS favorites finally coming to Android users. Even better, Android users got something an iPhone may never see: the no-longer-mysterious Facebook Home. More »