The Anatomy of The Kraken

I missed this video (published in October 2009) until today, when I read this essay on io9 about what it can teach us about peer review. Nice!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. I’ve bought Kraken Rum, and enjoy it a great deal. It’s great for Grog.

    My Grog recipe tends to be equal parts of Rum and Lime Juice, plus four times your measurement of water, and sugar to taste. Usually the same volume of sugar as what you chose for the Rum is pretty good. I recommend using a very dark rum, like Kraken or Black Seal.

    So if you’re making a punch bowl of Grog, that’d be one quart each of rum, lime juice, and granulated sugar, and four quarts of cold water. Float some lemon and lime slices in the bowl for effect.

    If you’re making one glass, it’s one shot Rum, one shot Lime juice, four shots of cold water, and one sugar cube.

    If you’ve had a hard day, just double the amount of rum, but leave the rest the same. I don’t recommend doing that for punch bowls though, it goes down very easily and you wouldn’t want everyone passed out early in the evening.

    Soooooooo yummy.

  2. Excellent article, and I got the laugh of the day from the commenter who felt that he should have been warned that the video was an ad.

    Why didn’t you warn _us_ by the way? Got stocks in rum production by any chance?

  3. I just love the word “kraken”. It’s just a fun word to say, and impossible to say without sounding awesome. Kraken. Kraken. Kraken.

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