For San Francisco’s Stupid Sh*t No One Needs and Terrible Ideas “Hackathon”, Jonathan Marcus decided to utilize a process called “spherification” to actually deep fry water.

The method uses calcium alginate, which surrounds liquids with a membrane that gives them a shape and the ability to be handled like solids. Although spherification is utilized in upscale restaurants for all kinds of dishes and drinks, frying it is massively dangerous. One leak could allow the hot oil to contact the water, resulting in a violent explosion that could lead to fires and third degree burns. So the “stupid sh*t” and “terrible ideas” labels are very appropriate.

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Using a doll house set, mini tools and mini ingredient portions, the mystery chef at Miniature Space has shown the world how to create dime-sized donuts with chocolate and vanilla glaze.

Although the result makes the average Dunkin’ Donuts munchkin look like meal for a giant, we imagine that the calorie count is still depressingly high.

See how they were made in the video below.

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If there’s one thing that Deadpool loves more than breaking the fourth wall and swearing, it’s chimichangas! As a nod to the Deadpool movie and its star Ryan Reynolds, Cantina Dos Segundos in Philadelphia added a new dish to their menu: the Deadpool Poutine Chimichanga. I’m sure Ryan would appreciate the nice Canadian touch to the dish, and Deadpool… well, Deadpool would definitely love this delicious-looking chimichanga.

Cantina Dos Segundos posted the dish’s ingredients on Instagram:

Braised short rib, French fries, Fried cheese curd Black beans, Bacon, Pickled red onion & jalapeño. served with a side of short rib au jus, topped with sour cream onion, scallion, cilantro.

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Prepare to obsess over the “Fried Maltella”, a giant ball of fried vanilla ice cream, Nutella, crushed Maltesers malt balls and hot, salted caramel sauce.

Unfortunately, the only way to try it is to visit Sydney-based café Piccolo Me, or figure out how to make it yourself.

Eating it will likely spark a massively unhealthy obsession. Not being able to eat it will likely cause you to descend into madness. Either way, it will be your downfall.

Check out a Vine video of the Fried Maltella below, along with more mouth-watering pics—if you can handle it.

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Starting on Dec. 1st, McDonald’s chains in Niigata Prefecture will be offering a 48-piece bucket of McNuggets for 1,800 yen ($15). If you’re counting, that’s eight more than the 40 piece McNugget bucket that’s available in the US.

The deal is part of a promotional tie-in for a idol pop group called NGT48, which is an off-shoot of the super popular idol group, AKB48.

NGT48 sounds a lot like “Nugget 48” after all.

When you purchase a 48-nugget set, you’ll receive a promotional container that’s decorated with images of NGT48 members. Chains in the area will also offer paper tray covers and limited-edition, collectible commemorative cards with each order.

The promotional sale will continue until those Niigata chains run out of the special packages.

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On Tuesday, McDonald’s U.S. President Mike Andres announced that the chain’s new mini cheese sticks will be added to their dollar menu nationwide in 2016.

Reaction was swift:

The move came after the mozzarella sticks were successfully tested at select restaurants earlier this year. To be honest, I’m not even sure why they bothered with the test. I mean, three cheese sticks for a buck. Duh.

(Twitter via Mashable)


Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille in Pittsburgh, PA has raised the bar for ostentatious beverages by offering this happy hour Bloody Mary that’s garnished with shrimp cocktail and a fried soft-shell crab.

The drink also includes two olive eyeballs that will give you a bizarre and haunting blank stare prior to being consumed.

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If you’re a Jets fan, you probably think there’s nothing that can be done to make the team palatable. However, their home turf at MetLife Stadium may have found a way to keep you coming to the games while helping to offset the bitter taste of defeat with this new Jumbo Jet Breakfast Bagel. The 10″ everything bagel boasts two pounds of sausage, four slices of American cheese, potato hash, and four fried eggs in addition to a side of “Jet Fuel” in the form of a spicy green chimichurri sauce – all for the staggeringly high price of $50.

Hopefully they’ll create a version of this for Giants games as well, because they way things are shaping up, their fans will need it more.

(CBS via Eater)


For some reason, YouTuber Matt Stonie thought it would be interesting to deep fry a McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich eight times and then eat it.

The process is revealed in the video after the jump, which shows the steps of batter, fry, repeat over and over again until the result looked something like a football on a bun. He then ate layers of pure fried batter, made his way to the tiny fish core, and continued until there was nothing left.

Viewers will no doubt find his thin frame just as surprising as his ability to stomach this thing.

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Taco Bell is back on the hunt for the next crazy item to add to their menu, and it looks like they’re taking inspiration from KFCs infamous Double Down. Enter the Naked Crispy Chicken Taco (sort of a terrifying name, really) that’s currently being tested at select locations in Southern California.

A Reddit user spotted the taco on the menus of two Taco Bells in Bakersfield and Lost Hills, and it runs for about $2.99 (or $4.99 for a combo). It features a “taco shell” that’s actually crispy chicken, along with lettuce, cheese, avocado ranch sauce and tomato.

(Reddit via Mashable)