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Great News For Floor Food Enthusiasts: Scientists Say The 5-Second Rule Might Actually Be True

The 5-second rule has been providing a comforting layer of germ security to anyone who doesn’t mind picking dustbunnies off their peanut butter toast for generations. While the theory has generally been dismissed by mature adults and the lamestream media (sorry, I’ve just always wanted an excuse to type, “lamestream media”), a new study suggests the 5-second rule might actually be backed up by real science. Well, kinda. A group of researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, England conducted a study to see how germs like E.Coli and Staphylococcus transfer from floor surfaces to food. They found that picking your food up right away may help thwart contamination, as “time is a significant factor in the transfer of bacteria from a floor surface to a piece of food.” While the researchers were careful to clarify that it really always depends on what type of bacteria are lurking on the floor at any given time, this is still heartening news for floor toast enthusiasts. No word on whether “dibs!” and “shotgun!” are any closer to becoming legally binding verbal contracts, but hey, anything’s possible. [Neatorama]

7 Philosophical Questions We Have About The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot

Dominique Ansel, creator of the beloved/maligned/notorious/famous croissant-donut hybrid, the cronut, will officially debut his newest creation this weekend at SXSW in Austin, and it’s a doozy: the chocolate chip cookie milk shot. What is it? Exactly what it sounds like: a sweet, crispy shot glass made of a chocolate chip cookie, filled with cold milk. This new dessert brings up many questions, some practical, some philosophical. Here are 7 of them: Keep reading »

5 Reasons You Should Propose To Your Partner With A Macaroni & Cheese Ring Instead Of A Diamond

This amazing macaroni & cheese ring has been making the rounds online this week. Many people seem to think it’s just a silly little novelty accessory, but I happen to find it extremely romantic. In fact, my boyfriend and I don’t want to get married, but if he were to get down on one knee with this ring, well, I’d probably reconsider. Here are five reasons that everyone should ditch the whole “diamond engagement ring” trend and propose with macaroni & cheese rings instead: Keep reading »

An Ode To The Woman Who Attempted To Shoplift 330 Pizza Rolls From Walmart

Earlier this week, a woman was arrested after attempting to shoplift 330 Totino’s Pizza Rolls from an Arkansas Walmart. My feelings about this story can only be expressed one way — in rhyming couplets:

For anyone who’s ever tried a pizza roll or five,
you know the ooey, gooey taste can make you feel alive.
And for anyone who gets a rush from stealing little things,
the urge to pilfer pizza rolls would surely prove tempting. Keep reading »

Watch A Cake Artist Recreate Michelangelo’s “The Creation Of Adam” With Frosting, Marshmallows, And Sprinkles

Creation Of Adam In Cake Sprinkles
Beautiful AND Delicious!

This week marked the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo. Cake artist Michelle Wibowo commemorated the occasion in a very, ahem, sweet way, by recreating his masterpiece, “The Creation Of Adam,” using frosting, marshmallows, and sprinkles. The resulting edible artwork is breathtaking (not to mention drool-inducing), and the entire process — which took 168 hours and half a billion cake sprinkles — was documented in this time-lapse video. It’s calming and slightly hypnotic to watch her turn a pile of sprinkles into God. And now I really want a piece of cake. [YouTube via Design Taxi]

Cheers! Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans Have Arrived

I Hate Beer
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In defense of fruity cocktails! Read More »
Other Uses For Beer
Wanna wash your hair with that Natty Lite? Read More »
Beer-Flavored Vag
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Beer-flavored vagi-wipes both horrify and amuse us. Read More »
Beer Goggles Explained
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Science confirms the old beer goggles thing. Read More »

When your consider the fact that beer-flavored lip gloss, beer-filled donuts, and, ahem, beer-flavored vagina wipes have all been invented, your reaction to beer-flavored jelly beans will probably be something along the lines of, “Seriously? Those didn’t already exist?” But these jelly beans are no novelty or passing fad — they’re the real deal, the result of tons of research. “Beer has been a highly-requested flavor for decades,” proclaims the Jelly Belly website, “and after years of perfecting the formulation, we’re ready to share this new product with the world.” The new product? Draft Beer Jelly Beans. Described as an excellent candy choice for Hefeweizen aficionados, “the effervescent and crisp flavor is packed in a golden jelly bean with an iridescent finish.” I don’t even like beer that much, but I’ve gotta admit that description has my mouth watering. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your outlook), Jelly Belly insists that their beer beans will not — I repeat, will NOT — get you drunk. [Design Taxi]

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