Amazon shoppers have recounted frightening malfunctions and close calls in vivid detail: A surge protector turned into a "blowtorch," one father recalled -- saying that flames shot out of the device, which was near his baby's nursery. Phone chargers were said to have burned peoples' hands and legs, and exploding batteries allegedly sprayed chemicals in someone's face. A USB cord burst into flames in a parked car while a toddler was inside, according to one parent. A charger in another car was reported as starting an electrical fire on the freeway, allegedly burning the driver and a jacket. Paper shredders turned on by themselves, according to multiple consumers, and one reportedly blew up in a "fireball," burning someone's arm and singeing the hair off. And a microwave suddenly caught on fire when an 8-year-old went to heat up her macaroni and cheese cup as she had done "a zillion times," a mother claimed, saying she had to take the appliance outside and spray it with a hose. Each of … [Read more...] about Dozens of Amazon’s own products have been reported as dangerous — melting, exploding or even bursting into flames. Many are still on the market
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As part of the product development process, each product is created and formulated by the company's buying teams and business partners, reviewed by the Quality Assurance Technicians and then tasted by the sampling teams, which includes Aldi's CEO Tom Daunt. … [Read more...] about REVEALED: The 10 products named BEST at Aldi Australia for 2020 by thousands of shoppers – including a $4.49 ‘heavenly’ cheese and the sellout $1.29 cleaning buy
Does the Government really want at army of Covid marshals snitching on their neighbours? ‘Is Covid-19 turning us into a latter day East Germany?’ tweeted ITN’s political editor Robert Peston on this voluntary call to arms on Twitter. It suggests a nightmare scenario of busybodies in the mould of Gareth from The Office and Hyacinth Bucket taking it upon themselves to lay down the law. The sad thing is there are plenty of people out there just aching to put on a high vis vest and march around telling everyone what to do and where to go. Don’t park there, Madam. Put that barbecue out, turn off your engine, pick up that litter, put on a mask, turn down the music, keep your distance, be quiet, go home. What is even more tragic is that I am one of them. Where do I sign up? I’ve already got the whistle, the loudhailer and the pull-on bossy boots. STEP AWAY FROM THE communal PICK AND MIX, Sir. You’ll only do yourself a mischief. … [Read more...] about JAN MOIR: A tiny turkey and no in-laws? Hurrah for the cancellation of Christmas!
People wearing protective face masks as precaution against the conoravirus walk out of the archaeological crypt underneath the parvis of Notre-Dame cathedral which reopens today in in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The archaeological crypt was shut down after the cathedral caught fire in April 2019, and it returns with a exhibition called Notre-Dame de Paris from Victor Hugo to Eugene Viollet-le-Duc . less … [Read more...] about Crypt reopens, honors 2 figures key to Notre Dame Cathedral
Even when some of my loaves don't turn out so well, they can be sacrificed to the altar of thrift. When life gives you a bread disaster, you make breadcrumbs, one of my favourite kitchen staples. Stale bread and breadcrumbs serve several purposes in the kitchen. They are used as a binding agent (in meatballs and sausages). They act as a delicious protective coating to seal in both flavour and juices in dishes such as the retro classic chicken kiev or in schnitzels. I use breadcrumbs in a corrective way too, to thicken sauces and stews as well as to absorb excess moisture when I am making things such as courgette fritters. They are an excellent filling for various vegetables from mushrooms to tomatoes and courgettes and they are an excellent topping for any baked dish such as macaroni cheese. … [Read more...] about 20 recipe ideas for using up leftover or stale bread
Preheat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 and have a roasting dish ready into which all the chicken will fit. Put the chicken into the tray. Massage the ghee into the skin and sprinkle with the tandoori spice mix. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. To make the sauce, put the yoghurt, chickpea flour, ghee, tomato puree and tandoori spice mix into a bowl and combine. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6. Remove the chicken from the oven and pour the yoghurt mix all over the top, then put back into the oven for another 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the rice. Put the butter into a large pan on a high heat until it becomes a golden-brown colour. As soon as it does, add the rice and salt and stir. Next, add the hot water and keep stirring until it comes to the boil. Once it does, keep stirring until all the liquid has evaporated. Pop the lid on the pan and leave the rice to steam on a low heat for ten minutes. To make the salad, mix together the onions, apples, lemon juice, … [Read more...] about Prepare a lockdown treat for five of your nearest and dearest with Nadiya Hussein’s tasty recipes