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IKEA Cook This Page

Not content with revolutionising our homes with its globally popular flat-pack furniture, IKEA could change the way we cook too. The Swedish furniture store created unique ‘Cook This Page’ recipe posters that channel the same infographic assembly instructions it uses for other products – and they couldn’t be easier to use.

The recipe posters were created by IKEA Canada and Toronto-based advertising agency Leo Burnett and handed out at in-store events in Canada earlier this year in an attempt to change how people approach cooking and encourage them to try new foods.

Pyramid Build Mystery Solved

Construction project manager Chris Massey gives a fascinating alternative theory of how the ancient Egyptians could have used a natural resource to their advantage to make pyramid building much easier.

On a vacation trip to Egypt he realized that there were problems with the percieved wisdom on how the pyramids, temples and tombs of the pharoahs were built. Where was the evidence of the huge ramp used to drag limestone blocks to the top? The same blocks, weighing tonnes, that were on wooden rollers and mud bricks manually transported across the searing hot desert sand? Watch now to find out his very possible solution of this very old mystery.

Finding a Good Butler

Learning to serve as a certified butler is both a skill and an art, and the world’s most elite butlers come from one place: The International Butler Academy in Simpelveld, Netherlands. Here, students spend 10 weeks in intensive training, living and working in a 135-room mansion where they learn everything from how to drive an armored car to napkin folding. Ready your coattails to find a good Butler. In the meanwhile, you can test your business and social etiquette skills HERE.