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The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains Why Beers Become Skunked & How to Stop It

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains why beers become skunked and how we can go about stopping it in their latest episode.

There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. What can do to keep your brews from going bad? Quick answer: it’s all about light. Keep your beer in the dark, you won’t have to worry about skunking.

The Skunk, A Riot Control Aerial Drone Equipped With Four Paintball Guns

image via Desert Wolf

The Skunk is an octocopter aerial drone for riot control that is equipped with on-board speakers, “blinding lasers,” and four paintball guns. Each of the drone’s paintball guns can shoot 20 paintballs per second, allowing the drone to carpet an area with up to 80 paintballs per second from its 4,000-ball hopper. The drone can be equipped with a variety of ammunition including dye marker, pepper spray, or solid plastic balls. The Skunk is built by South African company Desert Wolf primarily for mine operators in Africa.

photo via defenceWeb

via Adafruit Industries

Photographs of Skunk Owners Holding Their Skunks

skunk fest

South Carolina-based animal photographer Vincent J Musi snapped this series of skunk owners holding their beloved pets as part of a recent National Geographic cover story on “exotic” pet ownership. The shots were taken in a makeshift studio set up at Skunk Fest, an event for skunk owners held each year in Ohio.

The idea was to photograph the same kind of animal and show the diversity of ownership. What does an exotic pet owner look like? As you can see, they are as diverse as the animals they love. Their relationship no different than one might hope to have with a dog or cat.

Skunk Fest 2014 will be held on September 13th in North Ridgeville, OH. The event includes skunk education, adoption and a skunk costume contest. Registration is $10 for the first skunk and $5 for each additional skunk. Non-skunk owners are invited to attend as well.

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photos via National Geographic

Man Saves a Confused Skunk with a Cup Stuck on Its Head

Jeremi Lorenti and his friend helped save a skunk with a cup stuck on its head, and posted a video of the harrowing experience on YouTube. The confused skunk was spinning in circles in the middle of the road before Lorenti threw a blanket over its head, removed the cup, and set it free.

via reddit

A Baby Skunk Wears a Onesie and Cuddles a Toy Sloth

Stunky the Baby Skunk

Stunky the seven-month-old skunk recently had surgery, so her owner KalisCoraven had to wrap her up in a onsie and a diaper to stop her from irritating her stitches. In these adorable photos, the baby skunk cuddles with a toy sloth while wearing cute onsies.

Stunky the Baby Skunk

Stunky the Baby Skunk

Stunky the Baby Skunk

images via KalisCoraven

via reddit, BuzzFeed, Grist, Neatorama

Guys Prank People on the Beach by Spraying Them With a Fake Skunk

I want you to touch my skunk dude! Touch my skunk!

Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady pulled a smelly new prank where they pretend to accidentally spray people on the beach with a fake skunk.

video via Roman Atwood Pranks

Zookeeper Sprays Crowd With Skunk’s Musk, But it’s Really Just Water

The zookeeper in this video clip enjoys a little prank he’s cooked up. During his presentation on skunks, he sprays a crowd with a skunk’s musk, but it’s really just water.

via Viral Viral Videos

A 1995 VHS-Style Trailer for the Marvel Superhero Film ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Toronto, Canada-based film enthusiast Louis “The Sleepy Skunk” Plamondon (previously) worked with Vulture to create a fantastic 1995 VHS-style trailer for the upcoming Marvel superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie, directed by Joss Whedon, is scheduled to slam into theaters on May 1, 2015.

In 1995, Marvel Comics had virtually no presence in Hollywood. Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the like were all exiled to print pages, far from the silver screen. But, we thought, what if they hadn’t been?

via Vulture

Beer Soap, A Collection of Soaps Made by Hand Using a Variety of Popular Domestic and Imported Beers

Boston Lager

Beer Soap is a fresh new collection of soaps, from The Beer Soap Company, that are all made by hand using a variety of popular domestic and imported beers. They are available to purchase from the The Beer Soap Company website, their Etsy store, and Vat19.

We know what you’re wondering. So, here are the answers:

Yes, each 4.5 oz soap contains real beer.
No, they do not smell like yesterday’s skunked Studweiser that has been sitting in the new day’s sun for six hours.
Each Beer Soap is made using one delicious brew in addition to a variety of all natural ingredients. Each soap variety has a different fragrance (depending on its source brew), but none of them can be described as overly beer-like.

There is a hint of hops, a tinge of an herbal aroma, and sometimes a citrus note (depending on the brew). However, none of them are overpoweringly fragrant. In fact, there are two varieties that have been left unscented (Guinness and Sam Adams).

Wedding Beers

Winter is Coming

Beer Soap

Beer Soap

images via The Beer Soap Company and Vat19