Hotdogs of the World

I think we’ve gone over this before but I love to cook in my spare time. Despite that one misadventure on The Lowdown radio show, I’m actually okay at cooking. One of the things that I like doing during summer is barbecuing hot dogs. Now, a hot dog is simple enough but I like to kick it up a notch with some unique toppings so I’m always on the look out for new recipes and combinations to try.

Today, I have a collection of various popular hot dog toppings from around the world. I know I’ll be giving these a try next summer. Granted, I should keep them in mind for something to eat near Christmas.

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The History of the Land Speed Record (Infographic)

If you’re a car guy, you’ve probably heard the name Bloodhound SSC. It may have just been in passing but it’s almost certainly one you might have heard because the Bloodhound is a rocket car that is targeting the land speed record and the 1000 MPH barrier.

However, we’ve come a long way in fast cars. Did you know that the first land speed record for a car was 30 MPH? I suppose every record has to start somewhere. For this and more about the history (and future) of the land speed record, we have a handy infographic for you.

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The Largest Factories in the World (Infographic)

If you want to make something big or a big number of something, you’re going to need a big factory to do so. Not all factories are created equally, though. Even some of the world’s biggest manufacturers and manufacturers of some massive goods have factories that pale in comparison to the size of the world’s biggest factories. So who owns the biggest factories in the world and what do they make? This infographic holds the answers.

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The Fastest Police Cars in the World (Infographic)

You know that The Grand Tour, AKA the real new Top Gear, AKA Clarkson, Hammond and May in terrifying and glorious 4K, is coming in a couple of weeks when we’re offloading all of our various car infographics. Today, we look at some of the world’s fastest police cars. While you likely won’t see one of these in your neighbourhood, you very well might have seen one of these on an episode of Top Gear.

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The Future of Electric Cars (Infographic)

Because I live in a small town, imagine my surprise when I saw a new Tesla driving down the street towards me. I was shocked to see the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt in my city but an all-electric Tesla was something else. I saw one at the Toronto International Auto Show this winter and they’re certainly good-looking cars with some pretty advanced tech under the hood and at your fingertips. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular and so expensive.

But Tesla won’t be the only player in the consumer electric car market for long nor will they be charging premium prices forever. To find out more, we have this handy infographic about the future of the electric car for your perusal.

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Rise of the Machines (Infographic)

Back in the day, the idea of robots and automated machinery taking jobs from blue-collar workers was a major political issue. Where does the advancement of technology become so great that it impacts workers and the economy? Then you go all the way to Star Trek where physical labour is basically beneath the Federation. We’re getting closer to that than we are to eliminating technology.

So what jobs will AI eventually replace and what type of work is AI best and worst positioned to take over? We have a handy infographic for your perusal on just that subject.

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The Best of the Hydraulic Press Channel

If there’s one part of the vast greatness of the internet that has taken the world by storm and quickly earned its Best of the Interweb status, it’s Finland’s Hydraulic Press Channel. The Finn family Vuohensilta use their hydraulic press to see what will happen when all manner of things are crushed, frozen, exploded, shot or otherwise dealt with.

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