Lucky Dip – A Selection of Strange and Awesome Stuff – January 8th, 2015

LEGO kit by Thomas Poulson.

Tired of space ships and castles? LEGO occasionally opens up their design process and accepts submissions, which people can then vote on. This set of UK birds by bird enthusiast Thomas Poulson was the latest set on offer and the original release sold out on the first day. [Via This Is Colossal]

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Give him a flat surface and an electrical outlet and Matt Kantor can cook up a gourmet meal pretty much anywhere. [Toronto Star]

There are your run-of-the-mill foodies, and then there are the folks who are so hardcore that they collect old menus. Or maybe they just donate their time to transcribing some of the massive collection of menus from The New York Library. Anyone with even a mild fascination with food in history needs to check this out. [Obit]

Speaking of food history, who knew that George Orwell was a food writer? [Guardian]

Heads, eyeballs, feet… why some of us find the creepy bits of food animals so delicious. [Globe and Mail]

Afternoon tea – how to do it right. [The Grid]

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