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Gold Label Holiday Snowglobe Salt Pepper Shaker Set

As far as things sitting on a shelf go, snowglobes aren’t the most mysterious of objects. However, when compared to other tchotchke that may be cluttering up the kitchen they do hold a certain allure. Their secrets given up soon after a quick shake, snowglobes have little else to hide. So imagine their surprise when flipping one over only to find a small pile of salt or pepper. When using the Gold Label Holiday Snowglobe Salt Pepper Shaker Set best to use the shaking method and leave the flipping over for the morning pancakes.

November 15, 2010   No Comments

Mysterious Russian nesting dolls measure accurately

M-Cups from Fred & Friends

It must be by some prescient force of Russian magic that Sergei Maliutin and Vasiliy Zvezdochkin created Russian nesting dolls. How else would they have been able to know that over 100 years later, the toy would be discovered to be an actual tool? Whether you call them nesting dolls or matrioshka, matryoshka, babushka dolls, or stacking dolls, the fact remains: they accurately act as measuring cups.

Okay, so well, you need the M-Cups from Fred & Friends to actually use the nesting dolls as measuring cups, but the fact remains that this set is just as home in the kitchen as it is on the tchotchke shelf. At least in the case of this set, they accurately measure 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 full cup. How? We may never know. Like how the moon can be just the right size to cause the occasional perfect solar eclipse, some things may never well be answered.

July 17, 2009   2 Comments