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The history of eating bugs in Japan (with recipes)

https://youtu.be/OC8oaTAtJ3k Over at the Japanese culture website Tofugu (where my wife Carla is on staff), there’s a great article by Kanae Nakamine on Japanese bug eating traditions, complete with tasty recipes like bee larva omelets, baby ant minestrone, and rice grasshopper granola bars. There are also vending machines in Japan that sell edible bugs. If [...]

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There are Sake-flavored Kit-Kats now

A classic English chocolate bar. The finest Japanese wine. Together, at last. QUESTION: Is it a kit kat that tastes like sake or sake that tastes like a kit kat? ANSWER: hi,it is not sake but sake flavored chocolate. It is said to contain 0.8% alcohol; turns out that Japan has all sorts of wildly-flavored [...]

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Get Weird With These 13 Unusual Liquors

Looking for a change of pace when knocking back drinks? Here are some interesting options to mix up your liquor cabinet. Like a noble phoenix rises from the ashes to live again, you too can rise from a hangover and imbibe. This 80-proof rum from Firebox is the perfect addition to any fiery cocktail. This [...]

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The ‘Hamdog’ is The Burger and Hot Dog Hybrid of Your Dreams

Now you don’t have to pick just one. from mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He *…* http://ift.tt/2cTZvnM via IFTTT

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Bangkok’s Unicorn Cafe Is Possibly the Most Magical Place on Earth

Pastel rainbows as far as the eye can see. from mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He *…* http://ift.tt/2co4fQ5 via IFTTT

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Watch a Brief History of Sriracha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0MgKHpgKoo Natural color! Shake well! Named after a city in eastern Thailand! from Boing Boing http://ift.tt/2bgx550 via IFTTT

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Bite-Sized ‘Cucamelons’ Taste Like Citrusy Cucumbers

They’re perfect for garnishing cocktails. from mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He *…* http://ift.tt/2aQrB6j via IFTTT

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Is Cockroach Milk the Superfood of Tomorrow?

Roach "milk" crystals are one of the most nutrient-rich substances on Earth. from mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He *…* http://ift.tt/2aseMwM via IFTTT

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Krispy Kreme-Flavored Doughnut Soda Has Arrived

All that great doughnut flavor, none of that pesky chewing. from mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He *…* http://ift.tt/29Paw9Q via IFTTT

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Domino’s Introduces a Burger-Pizza Hybrid in India

You no longer have to choose between the world’s two greatest foods. from mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He *…* http://ift.tt/29AVUvO via IFTTT

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