Applebee’s not liable for N.J. man burned while praying over fajita skillet

Idiocy:

TRENTON — A New Jersey man cannot collect damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at Applebee’s, a state appeals panel ruled today.

In March 2010, Hiram Jimenez visited the restaurant in Burlington County with his brother, Rafael, and ordered a steak fajita, which was brought to him in a sizzling skillet, according to court records. The waitress allegedly did not warn him the dish was hot.

After receiving the food, Jimenez and his brother decided to pray, and Jimenez bowed his head close to the table. As he was praying, he claimed he heard a loud sizzling noise followed by a grease pop, and felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face.

Jimenez said he panicked and knocked the plate of food on his lap, causing more burns. None of the burns left any scarring, records show. He sued in state Superior Court, claiming he suffered serious injury after the restaurant negligently gave him hot food.

Lord of the Rings’ Mines of Moria Entrance for Home Theater

Nerdgasm:

The door was painted over with regular house paint (see the youtube video for initial results) i didn’t like how distorted and dim it made the artwork. I ended up scraping the design out, and repainted it. I got a much better result. I even enjoy the small imperfections from the scraping, makes it look more rustic like it belongs on the face of a rock door.

Right now the door opens automatically after a touch of the hand. soon I will integrate voice recognition, so you will first have to touch it to illuminate it, then speak the elvish word for friend “Mellon” in order to gain access. I’m also going to cause the light just above this door to flicker and go out right before the door illuminates to have a much larger BAAM! effect.

For those interested in the electronic application of it. I use an Arduino Uno board, the touch sensing is done using capacitive touch, and the voice recognition will be completed using a VR shield 2.0. the door opens automatically using a normal automatic door opener (I purchased on from Olide and am very happy with it).