Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Race

I try really hard to keep up with the world news, but I have been missing something for the last few years--the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This event has been going on at least since 2008 and I have yet to travel there and register for this amazing race.

Here are the details--about 7,500 people this year got up in the early morning and ran for two miles, grabbed a box of a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, ate them, and then ran back along the same route for another two miles.  Talk about a challenge....seems the run burns about 2,400 calories which is just about the total number of calories for a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. 

I am inspired to start my own run for the doughuts every weekend.  I will run a total of four miles to eat a dozen doughuts any day.  So, yay North Carolina and yay Krispy Kreme.

Oh I couldn't find the lastest run on YouTube but here is how it looked last year:      Fun times...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

You Got to Love Enterprenaurs

The United States is a wonderful country where anyone can make it rich if they have even marginally good ideas and great  marketing techniques.

"As Seen on TV" has a website so you don't have to watch hundreds of hours of television waiting for "Potty Patch" for your pets who hate to go outdoors, or "E-Z Peel Gloves" to help peel those difficult hard boiled eggs,  or "Pajama Jeans" that look like jeans but wear like comfy pajamas, to flash across the screen so that you can order everyone you know a gift they never imagined receiving.  There are literally hundreds of ideas that have been turned into products by factories in third world countries using child labor.

Speaking of unique products, you have to check out this one.  Some "dudes" have developed a new drink called "Pot Pop" aimed to help those people who want the benefits of medical marijuana but don't want the smell or the smoke.  Soon it will be on the shelves in Colorado and beyond.  In order to fully appreciate this information you have to watch the entire video.  Sorry there is a commercial to begin with but NBC is not free....

God, I love this country! 

Click on "Pot Pop" or here for the scoop: