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Rowenta Intense Pure Air HEPA Air Purifier

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:01:13 Z

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Like the reverse of your old Aunt Mabel who smokes those cigars made from limburger.

Now that the smell of smoke is gone and everyone's food tastes better and our noses work like normal we're all starting to notice just how BAD the house odors can be. Especially in that room where the dog sleeps. Jeez. Should we get him better food? Or maybe we should get another Air Purifier!




The Debunker: Are Volcanoes Full of Lava?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:00:00 Z

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We usually think of volcanic eruptions as sudden and dramatic events, but that's not always the case. The Hawaiian volcano of Kilauea, for example, has been erupting continuously since January 3, 1983, covering 48 square miles of the state's "big island" with new lava. In honor of the thirty-fifth anniversary of Earth's longest-erupting volcano, Jeopardy!'s Ken Jennings will be here all month providing explosive corrections to a lot of popular misinformation about volcanoes. The results might just rock your world.

The Debunker: Are Volcanoes Full of Lava?

Just because I'm "The Debunker" doesn't mean I'm an irritating pedant full-time. But this particular installment does hinge, in part, on a bit of semantic hair-splitting. Yes, volcanoes can vent lava, which is molten rock. But that doesn't mean that a volcano contains lava. That's because molten rock is only called "lava" after it erupts onto the surface. When it's still underground, it's called magma instead.

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But there's a deeper misconception underlying the whole magma thing. Many of us have a view of volcanoes formed by our elementary-school conception of the Earth: that it’s a thin rocky crust covering the hot, molten interior that make up the mantle and the core. So we imagine that the hot liquid rock that occasionally gushes out of the Earth is coming from that molten core or mantle.

But the fact is that the mantle isn't really molten at all. I mean, it's true that the mantle flows, and the surface plates of the hard lithosphere move around on top of it. But that fluid motion takes place on a timescale of millions of years. Over shorter time frames, mantle rock acts like any surface rock: hard and brittle. The mantle is usually said now to be "plastic"—it flows more like very stiff Silly Putty than like water.

So where does the molten rock of a volcanic eruption come from? Not from deep in the mantle, and not from the outer core, which is the only layer of the Earth that's entirely liquid. (The inner core is hot enough to be liquid as well, but the rock there is under so much pressure that it stays solid anyway.) The magma in volcanoes actually comes from isolated pockets in the lower crust or upper mantle, where convection has made it hotter than usual, or the rock's pressure and composition has lowered its melting point, or both. So you can stop picturing the Earth as a massive Cadbury Cream Egg, a hard shell that will vent its delicious gooey filling when cracked.

Quick Quiz: Quick Quiz: What would a Polynesian person do with a lava-lava?

Ken Jennings is the author of eleven books, most recently his Junior Genius Guides, Because I Said So!, and Maphead. He's also the proud owner of an underwhelming Bag o' Crap. Follow him at ken-jennings.com or on Twitter as @KenJennings.




48-Ft Commercial Grade String Lights

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:37 Z

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All the romance of an outdoor cafe, none of the waiters.

Once you've set up your elegant string lights you'll feel transported to a tiny Italian cafe. Above the soft murmur of the other patrons, you'll hear the sweet sounds of a violin. The smell of roasted coffee and fresh bread will waft through the air. You'll look around to signal the waiter. But alas, you are alone. And the smell of fresh bread? It's coming from your neighbor's house... But man, these string lights are beautiful.   



$5 Shipping Tuesday, January 23rd

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:00 Z

JANUARY 23rd, PAY $5 ONCE FOR ALL YOUR SHIPPING NEEDS

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Here's the deal:

1. You pay your $5 shipping once for your first purchase on January 23rd, 2018.

2. All your shipping is FREE through the end of the day on January 23rd. That's free standard shipping after your first order for anything except Gourmet.Woot and international Shirt.Woot orders through 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. No matter how many times you buy. So come back multiple times a day, or multiple times per second.

3. Rejoice!




Amazon Fire HD 8" (2016) 16GB Tablet

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:53:14 Z

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Oh, no! That thing we had here sold out! Consider this your chance to help us look good to our bosses get something else instead! Thank you You're welcome.

In the beginning, fire helped us conquer the wilderness, and bring light to civilization. But fire could never be trusted... Until now! That's right folks- this Amazon Fire Wi-Fi Tablet is made with 100% real FIRE! What's that? It's not?! Well why would we name it that? No, I think you're wrong about this one. I'm absolutely certain that this is 100% real fire. Yep, you heard it here first. This is a real fire tablet! 



HP OMEN 15.6" Full-HD i7, GTX1050 Laptop

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:00:43 Z

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"Omen" is another word for "sign", so I'm pretty sure this is a "sign" that you need a new computer.

Here are some other signs that you need a new computer:

-Your computer has one of those old green and black screens

-You can cook an entire dinner while you wait for a single website to load

-Your computer has started sending you weird messages about a prophecy and something called "The Matrix"




Full Face Snorkel Mask by Tower

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:00:22 Z

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Snorkel-Man: the hero no one needs or deserves.

It's hard to find a good superhero name that isn't already taken. Superman? Taken. Batman? Taken. Captain Ultra? Taken. Arm-Fall-Off-Boy? I'm sorry to tell you, but that too is already taken. But Snorkel-Man is almost definitely up for grabs as a superhero name. And lucky for you, we've got the costume right here!



SwissTek Professional HD Wi-Fi Endoscope

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:00:22 Z

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You never know when you might need an endoscope.

And if it's anything heist-related, we don't wanna know!



Avalon 5L Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:25 Z

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i ain't mistin' you at all

A LIST OF MOVIES THAT COULD BE IMPROVED WITH THE ADDITION OF DREARY MIST AT THE CLIMAX OF THE FILM

-air bud

-ted

-air bud 2

THIS CONCLUDES THE LIST OF MOVIES THAT COULD BE IMPROVED WITH THE ADDITION OF DREARY MIST AT THE CLIMAX OF THE FILM




SafeRacks 4' x 4' Overhead Storage Rack

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:22 Z

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It's time to pretty up that garage or ballroom workshop.

Look, it's traditional to do all your projects in the garage but that isn't a requirement. If you buy an old house with a library (but you don't have books) you could make THAT the workshop! Or what about the spare room, or the barn out back, or the attic? What about the sewers underneath the unused bathroom or the secret helipad just above the master bedroom? The fact is, anywhere can be a workshop if you're just willing to hang some racks and clean the place a little.