Play With Your Food

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During Wednesday’s taping of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon was challenged to perform a cannonball live in Rockefeller Center. After some rehearsed trepidation, he “answered the call” and dunked himself in a pool surrounded by throngs of people.

However, what makes this stunt truly special is that the pool was apparently filled with the sugary nostalgia known as Hi-C Ecto Cooler, which recently made a comeback to coincide with the release of the new Ghostbusters film.

No word on whether Jimmy was rushed to an emergency shower to counteract any ill effects from his exposure to massive doses of nuclear green coloring. Check out the stunt in the video below. [click to continue…]

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In the following video Canadian YouTuber AvE demonstrates that Wonder Bread can be transformed into carbon foam – a substance that is said to be similar to the material used to cover the space shuttle.

The process is reportedly the same as making charcoal, and involves putting the bread in a very hot, oxygen-free container until it is blackened. The bread’s tiny holes are retained in the final product, resulting in a type of foam with “incredible insulating properties”.

AvE states that the substance has an exceptionally high electric resistance and can withstand temps of up to 6,600 degrees Celsius (or about 11,900 degrees Fahrenheit) without melting or burning. Instead, it sublimates, or instantly turns into gas.

Scientists working on a recent study for ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces discovered that carbon foam made from bread “is mechanically stiff, can shield against electromagnetic interference and is much less flammable than current carbon foams.”

In other words, this is a cheap and effective way to make a supremely useful material. See how it’s done in the video below. [click to continue…]

poke treats

We just posted a pic of a restaurant in Poland catching Pokémon then serving them up for dinner. Meanwhile, this family has been serving up Oreo Cheesecake Poké Balls (with an edible sugar sheet topping) to hungry Trainers heading to the Poké Stop near their house. Not surprisingly, they were gone before noon.

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With the film Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) premiering in Japan on July 29th, Tokyo’s indoor amusement park Namja Town will be serving up some Kaiju-inspired dishes and desserts.

The designs are pretty clever if I do say so myself. Check them out below. [click to continue…]

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Astonishing Studios is continuing their work on unique LEGO vending machines with this Pizza Hut version, which dispenses personal pan pizzas.

A customer deposits cash which is read and counted by a light sensor. When a total of $5 has been inserted, a pizza is released, as is .71 in change.

As cool as this is, it is obviously not intended for high volume use, as evidenced by the fact that it only holds two pies and $1.42 in change.

See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Chris Pratt recently tried making a Donald Duck pancake for his three-year-old son, Jack. As you’ll see in the video below, Jack was quick to point out that his Dad needs a little bit of practice with his pancakes. He was being nice—the creature above is an abomination.

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(via Reddit)

jello dragon balls

We’ve seen edible Dragon Balls before, but this Jell-O version is easy enough for anyone to make.

Check out the video below to see the recipe come together. [click to continue…]

shark tea bag

Daisho Fishery Company came up with the brilliant idea to reshape tea bags into mini sharks that “bleed” when steeped in hot water.

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The red color is provided by the bag’s blend of rosehip and hibiscus, and the product is currently the focus of a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising 1,000,000 yen.

If they make it into production, these will no doubt be the perfect way to compliment a Jaws marathon or Shark Week.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]

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When is pancake flipping better than pancake eating? When the flipping is done by “Mike D” of the Nipomo Firefighters Association. At their recent community pancake breakfast, Mike demonstrated his skills with precision and pomp, which included bagpipe accompaniment.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]