Monday, February 11, 2008


Colored Roses

They maybe small but they still can bite you

Pepsi launch new 'healthier' drink

Pepsi Raw, which is apparently a healthier option
Pepsi is the latest brand to launch a new "healthier" option.
Pepsi Raw, launched today, is said to be made from natural ingredients and contains no artificial preservatives, colors, flavorings or sweeteners.
It is the first time that Pepsi has added a new drink to its range for more than 10 years.

Pepsi claims that by replacing corn syrup with cane sugar, it has managed to reduce the calorie content of a 300ml bottle from around 120 calories to around 90 calories.
Traditionally, Pepsi contains fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial colorings, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and natural flavors.
In comparison, Pepsi Raw has only natural ingredients including apple extract, plain caramel coloring, coffee leaf, tartaric acid from grapes, gum arabic from acacia trees, cane sugar and sparkling water.
It is paler in color and less fizzy than other cola brands.
Cutting the amount of sugar in the drink could also help prevent damage to teeth.
The company hopes that the introduction of Pepsi Raw will compete for a greater share of the cola market from the leader Coca-Cola and at the same time it will capitalize on the growing consumer demand for more natural products.
The UK cola market is worth £6 billion a year and is dominated by the two companies that have been rivals for more than 100 years.
Currently, Coca-Cola outsells Pepsi in the UK soft drinks market.
Coca-Cola held on to its position as the UK's most valuable grocery brand in 2007.
Pepsi marketing director, Bruno Gruwez, said: "We are really proud that the UK is leading the way with the launch of Pepsi Raw, which is the most significant innovation from Pepsi UK in the last 15 years.
"Responding to consumer trends towards premium and more natural products, it contains no artificial preservatives and is made using ingredients from natural sources.
"By launching Pepsi Raw in bars and clubs, we hope to engage with customers in a new way and are confident that they will enjoy its sophisticated cola taste."
Initially, Pepsi Raw will only be available in selected bars and clubs in seven cities - London, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, although a wider roll-out is expected later in the year.

What a Porker

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I wonder if it's house broke?

The Cape Crusaders

To the Bat Cave

For the animal lover

A Puppy Chasing A Laser Pointer

A Dog Chasing A Laser Pointer

A Baby Hedgehog Eating

Bowling Bloopers

Emergency Shut Off?

Banana Wall

Stefan Sagmeister’s works are on display at Deitch in NYC, January 31, 2008 — February 23, 2008 @ 76 Grand Street, New York.
The bananas you see here are real, all 7,200 of them on a giant wall - it smelled like 7,200 bananas too, slightly rotting.

Why buy expensive toys?

Tearing News Paper


Paper Towel Tube

250 Pounds of Silly Putty

Google Associate Product Manager Clay Bavor was “curious to see what 250 pounds of Silly Putty would look like”.
The problem was that once together, Silly Putty doesn’t like to come apart, and none of us had any idea of how to deal with this effect. We tried everything: very strong people (didn’t work), scissors (stabbing worked, slicing didn’t), 28-gauge steel wire (broke), 22-gauge steel wire (broke), 16-gauge steel wire (too thick), and twisting and breaking (worked well for “smaller” pieces — under five pounds that is.)