Salisbury novichok attack: GRU chief in ‘ill health’ after Putin confrontation | Daily Mail Online

Russian documents including and facial recognition experts have been used to confirm that Alexander Petrov is actually Dr Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin, a trained military doctor in the GRU intelligence services.

Bungling Dr Mishkin even used his own birth date and first names of his parents as part of his undercover identity as Alexander Petrov, and registered his home address as Khoroshevskoe Shosse 76B in Moscow – the headquarters of Putin’s elite military intelligence services.

Dr Mishkin was born in northern European Russia and graduated from the elite Military Medical Academies.

Source: Salisbury novichok attack: GRU chief in ‘ill health’ after Putin confrontation | Daily Mail Online

Independence Day 2 review: A cynical love song to China

Here, the most cynical moments in an already hugely cynical film involve vigorous kowtowing towards the People’s Republic. Angelababy (a star in Hong Kong) is unceremoniously presented to one of the film’s bland top guns as something close to a love interest. Later on, during one of his trademark worldwide annihilations, Emmerich moves from another blasting of Tower Bridge to a levelling of some blameless Chinese city.

Roland makes bad films, but he is no fool. It is only a few weeks since the even worse Warcraft broke records in China.

Anyway, even Gainsbourg’s delightful oddball delivery can’t save the film from descent into incoherent mulch. After 90 minutes of being prodded, the mysterious ball eventually decides to tell us everything in perfect English.Is it from the Planet Tellnotshow? How much money will this dreadful film make? Will the sequels go on forever? Look to the east, puny humans.

Source: Independence Day 2 review: A cynical love song to China

Haribo Gold-Bears Gummy Candy copycat recipe | The Food Hacker

Citric acid is an important ingredient in gummy candies to help wake up the flavor. Sour gummies use citric acid in the candy syrup and on the surface of the candy, but we need just a little here for the syrup. The acid also serves as a preservative and as something called an “interfering agent.” That brings us to the corn syrup. You won’t find corn syrup in most homemade gummy recipes, and that’s too bad, because without it you get this…

Source: Haribo Gold-Bears Gummy Candy copycat recipe | The Food Hacker

candy – Problem with gummy-bears being too much like jelly – Seasoned Advice

have been struggling with this for a while now, and I have finally made a batch that is JUST like store bought! It is a little more complicated and will require you to heat the sugar to 240 F (soft-ball stage)

1st part 1 Cup Sugar 3 Tbsp Water 3/4 Cup Corn Syrup

2nd part 1/2 cup water 7 packets (46 grams) Gelatin (I used knox) 14 grams fruit pectin

3rd part 1 1/4 tsp Citric powder 2 tsp water Flavor, Color

Mix 1st part in pot, begin heating this to 240 degrees Fahrenheit (soft-ball stage) while you prepare the 2nd part

In another pot, prepare 2nd part

Add the water sprinkle gelatin over the top, evenly and allow the gelatin to absorb the water. After 5-10 minutes begin heating the pot with the gelatin, not exceeding 170 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring until the gelatin is all melted and the liquid is smooth. Slowly add fruit pectin to the gelatin mixture, stirring.

Once the sugar-syrup mix reaches 240 degrees, remove from heat and allow to cool down to about 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Slowly pour the sugar-syrup over the gelatin-pectin, stirring to remove bubbles Add 3rd part, stirring until smooth. (do not wait too long to pour into molds!)

Let sit in refrigerator until they are as tough as you want, but mine were a great consistency in about an hour or so! Enjoy!

Source: candy – Problem with gummy-bears being too much like jelly – Seasoned Advice

Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes | Metro News

Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw and the muscles around your eyes.

Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go before relaxing your upper and lower arm on one side, and then the other.

Breathe out, relax your chest and then, finally, relax your legs, starting with your thighs and moving to your lower legs.

Once you’ve relaxed your body for ten seconds, you must attempt to clear your mind of all thoughts.

There are three methods that may help with this – according to the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance.

1. Picture yourself lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but blue sky above you

2. Picture yourself snuggled in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room

3. Repeat the words ‘don’t think, don’t think, don’t think’ in your mind for ten seconds

Source: Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes | Metro News

How to Remove Rust From Hedge Clippers | eHow | eHow

Apply lubricant. Use mineral oil on the rust to soften the corrosion. Apply the mineral oil with a rag or paper towel. Wait 10 to 20 minutes. Scrub the rust stains with steel wool or a scrubbing pad. Wipe the hedge clippers clean with a cloth or paper towel.

Combine in a bowl 2 parts table salt and 1 part lime or lemon juice. Create a thick paste by stirring. Apply the paste to the rust stains on the hedge clipper with a paper towel. Wait at least 2 hours for the paste to work on the rust.

Scrub the paste with a scrubbing pad or steel wool pad. Use a damp paper towel to clean away the paste and rust. Dry with a paper towel.

Source: How to Remove Rust From Hedge Clippers | eHow | eHow

French Laundry Techniques for Cooking Lobster | Food & Wine

Chefs at the French Laundry take a different approach, preparing lobster by flash-cooking the exterior layer of flesh just enough so that it will pull cleanly away from the shell, leaving the interior raw. After removing the flesh from the shell, chefs can influence the lobster’s taste and texture as they complete the cooking process, treating the lobster as one would raw fish. Lobster meat prepared this way is subsequently roasted, chopped for a filling or poached in butter—a gentle technique favored by T

Source: French Laundry Techniques for Cooking Lobster | Food & Wine

Oceans Rising – Terrifically Bad Fimmaking | Movie Rewind

…Pam appears unexpectedly, just in time for Galveston to be inundated with a hundred-foot wall of water out of nowhere, and the two of them escape in a sequence which looks suspiciously like a cheap model boat floating in someone’s swimming pool. Their boat becomes more and more crowded as they pluck various ethnically balanced day players from the water and the gang must motor off to Brookhaven labs on their first stop of their electromagnetic tour. Now the actual Brookhaven labs are on Long Island while they are in the Gulf of Mexico but they seem to be able to get there in a couple of days and never run into the Appalachians or New York City metro, despite the poster art.

Source: Oceans Rising – Terrifically Bad Fimmaking | Movie Rewind

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