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Gherkin chandeliers are dangerous and spectacular
| Liat Clark
Posted on 04/15/2014 6:19:30 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
"We knew the time had come to create something wondrous with pickles," Sam Bompas, one half of gin-cloud generating, wedding cake-exploding culinary masters Bompas & Parr, tells Wired.co.uk. The pickle has been overlooked for too long.
Bompas is relaying the story of how the Gherkin Chandelier -- a gherkin-powered piece of lighting with an eerie glow akin to the Grinch lit up at Christmas -- came to be.
"Thinking about the development still gives me goosebumps. Risking death to explore an everyday sultan of savour!"
You might not associate gherkins with imminent death, but it takes rather a lot of energy to light up one gherkin, let alone a rather striking chandelier filled with them.
(Excerpt) Read more at wired.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chandelier; coolstuff; pickles
Pretty cool stuff you can do with pickles!
Dunno if anyone else is familiar with the Kingdom of Loathing, but it reminds me of this:
Ghost Pickle on a Stick
floats above, its only need
to lay dill smack down.
posted on 04/15/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
I would think a Gurkha chandelier would be even deadlier.
posted on 04/15/2014 6:44:51 PM PDT
by Free Vulcan
(Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
posted on 04/15/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT
Cool. They did this on CSI once, but only with one pickle.
To: Slings and Arrows
Electrocuting pickles for lighting, PING!
posted on 04/16/2014 10:29:46 AM PDT
by a fool in paradise
(The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
To: a fool in paradise
Are you jerkin’ my gherkin?
posted on 04/16/2014 12:57:13 PM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
(Richard Warman censors free speech.)
posted on 04/16/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT
(...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."Mine's bigger." "I beg your pardon?" "My cucumber. It's bigger.")
To: Svartalfiar; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro
FIRKIN (n.) The author has nothing to say about this word other than to point out that the world awaits the poet who can successfully rhyme firkin, gherkin, and merkin.
Peter Bowler, The Superior Person's Book of Words, 1982
To: Constitution Day; martin_fierro
Love it. The world lost a true guitar genius when he died.
To: Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; Slings and Arrows
The author has nothing to say about this word other than to point out that the world awaits the poet who can successfully rhyme firkin, gherkin, and merkin.
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