NASA-X-Plane

Why is supersonic commercial travel not prevalent? Simple: Noise. Air transport would be a lot different today if the Concorde didn’t produce a sonic boom when in motion, in turn scaring the shit out of everyone below. Instead of encouraging everyone to buy earplugs, NASA wants to tackle the issue head on. This is the next NASA X-Plane, a supersonic aircraft that reduces the sonic boom to a “gentle thump.” Think less “Holy shit the world is ending” and more “Did someone just close their car door?” Lockhead Martin scored the $247.5 million contract, and the plan is to produce the first aircraft by 2021. The plane will fly at 55,000 feet and reach speeds of 940 mph. Test flights are scheduled to begin in 2022 over select U.S. cities. 

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.