In order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cup Noodles’s curry flavors Nissin is releasing a set of little curry-themed model Gundams armed with tea kettles:
The three kits included in the promotion are 1/380 scale, so we’re looking at maybe 2.5-3″ in height. Included in three different flavors are the RX-78-2 Gundam, Char’s Gelgoog and the classic Zaku II. Each of the kits are done in clear plastic and their weapon of choice is a tea kettle. As much as heating water with a beam saber makes sense, the kits will have tea kettles.
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A thief who stole thousands of identities online was recently brought down by the FBI, with lots of help from delicious steak and Instagram. The thief met with an undercover FBI agent at a steakhouse with the intention of selling the stolen data. Then this happened:
At some point in the meal, in between pre-dinner identity thievery chit-chat and laughter about weak password choices over dessert, Maye couldn’t resist snapping an Instagram pic of his steak and mac & cheese. When the informant turned over a thumb drive of Maye’s work to the IRS, claiming he had obtained it over dinner at Morton’s, agents were able to confirm Maye’s presence at the dinner when they found the above pic on Maye’s Instagram account with the caption “Morton’s,” posted on the date when the dinner was set to take place.
Needless to say, he was promptly arrested.
(Daily News via HP)
Unless you’re a beer nerd, you’ve probably never paid any attention to the shape of your bottle to begin with, so either one of these could be the new one. We’ll give you a hint by saying it’s the one that wouldn’t look as natural in an atmosphere of wood paneling, shag carpeting and classic rock. Indeed, Miller Lite is changing the look of its longneck bottle after 40 years.
The new bottle is more modern, has broader shoulders, and a contoured grip. MillerCoors says it’s easier to hold than a traditional cylinder-shaped bottle.
The move comes at a time when Bud and Pepsi also reshaped their bottles. The question is, will it have any effect on how the beer tastes?
A Papa John’s delivery guy in Atlanta recently got carjacked at gunpoint, and pressed on to deliver the pizza on foot before notifying the police. Apparently this was due to his fear of being fired if the pizza wasn’t delivered. Seems like he’s cut from the same cloth as this awesome UPS driver.
Let’s hope he got a massive tip.
By now we’ve all heard the story of Hostess’ demise. However, the the Twinkie was too tough to die, and is expected to return to store shelves in July. The new company, Hostess Brands, LLC, will start hiring this weekend in order to full 200 positions and resume operations at the Dolly Madison Bakery in Columbus, Ga., which was one of the locations shuttered last November.
The company’s Executive Vice President, Michael Cramer, also said the following about unions, whose demands forced liquidation of Hostess last year:
As the hiring resumes, it will not be in conjunction with the unions, Cramer said. “We’re sure not going to invite the unions in. We don’t have to do it,” he said. Though of course nothing prevents the workers from unionizing down the line, he said.
If you have concerns about how your beloved Twinkies (on in my case, Devil Dogs) will taste after all the changes, Cramer had the following, soothing words: “Everything will be as delicious and fattening as it always was”.
Yesterday, Sanyo Foods released Iron Man-themed Ramen to Japanese markets:
“Appearing in limited packages “RED CHILI NOODLE” was adopted design of the movie “Iron Man 3″ from “KING CUP Sapporo Ichiban” King prime vertical cup noodles of about 1.9 times regular size volume ratio. Ingredients: good combination color cabbage, minced meat, star fish paste, red bell pepper.”
Although Ramen has the power to save you money, the Iron Man version will not give you superior intelligence, super-human strength or the ability to fly… just thought I would throw that in there.
If you’re one of the few people who doesn’t view the “cinnamon challenge” as being incredibly stupid, then you may want to heed the warnings of researchers who said that the practice is dangerous to your health, and can lead to “long-lasting lesions, scarring and inflammation of the airway” or even lung damage:
Around the country there have been around 30 reported issues arising from the challenge that needed medical care in 2012. Some teens have even needed to go on ventilator support after experiencing collapsed lungs, says the research in the new issue of Pediatrics.It’s even worse for people who already have lung issues like asthma. For those, eating large amounts of dry cinnamon could do a lot of damage, says the study’s author, Steven Lipshultz.“It could really put them in a bad way,” he says.
Animal studies have shown that the lungs are affected even after one attempt — and the damage stays for weeks or even months.
(USAT via TC)
For a limited time starting on April 24, McDonald’s locations in Japan will be giving away these “potato holders” to anyone who orders a value meal. The product is made to look like a regular McDonald’s fry container and is touted as a great way to eat fries while riding in a car or bus, or on a bike. However, with the possibility of delicious, fat and salt soaked food porn tempting your eyeballs, the company deemed it necessary to advise people to “refrain from eating and drinking while driving.”
Despite the fact that the announcement was released on April 1st, Little Caesars’ Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza is in fact real. The new offering consists of double-decker deep dish pizza with a crisp bottom crust and a chewy crust inside.
The pizza will be a fixture on Little Caesars menus nationwide, selling for $8 plus tax.
(PRN via TA)
Pizza Hut is launching their new Crazy Cheesy Crust as a limited release here in the states. The creation features 16 detachable pockets of bread filled with a five-cheese blend, and will sell for $12.99 with 1 topping. Spokesman Doug Terfehr explains the company’s strategy:
“by not making it an over-the-top indulgence…people would buy the pies repeatedly rather than just trying them once as a novelty.”
Of course, he’s referring to the over-the-top specialty Pizza Hut pizzas you can find abroad like this insane version with a cheeseburger crust.