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Switzerland Outlaws Boiling Lobsters Alive Switzerland Outlaws Boiling Lobsters Alive

Every nonfiction fan should read Consider the Lobster, the late David Foster Wallace’s incredible essay on the morality of boiling the crustacean alive simply because it tastes nice. It appears that officials in Switzerland have at least skimmed the essay: New regulations will require food preparers to stun or…

A Porg Made of Sushi Rice Is Probably Chewbacca's New Porg Meal of Choice A Porg Made of Sushi Rice Is Probably Chewbacca's New Porg Meal of Choice

Before he got to know the little space-puffins of Ahch-To, Chewie was all in on his roasted Porg. Now that he’s befriended them, and even seemingly turned a few into fellow co-pilots by the end of The Last Jedi, he’d probably be more inclined to snack on this giant, bento-box-friendly alternative.

You Can Make Luke Skywalker's Favorite Disgusting Drink From The Last Jedi at Home You Can Make Luke Skywalker's Favorite Disgusting Drink From The Last Jedi at Home

There is a moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi that is so unsettling, so unnerving, and so stomach-turning that it’s a wonder people didn’t leave theaters en masse and demand a refund. You know what scene I’m talking about. Luke. The thala-siren. The bottle. The milk.

A Common Sweetener May Be Worsening the Spread of These Deadly Bacteria A Common Sweetener May Be Worsening the Spread of These Deadly Bacteria

Stool transplants are exactly what they sound like: moving poop from a healthy person into a sick person, perhaps via a pill or an enema. I bring this up because most people cringe at the idea—but they’re a treatment proven effective for some antibiotic-resistant infections caused by the Clostridium difficile, or C.…

Break the Holiday Overeating Cycle With Discounted Soylent Break the Holiday Overeating Cycle With Discounted Soylent

You’ve probably been eating like a pig lately, as one should over the holidays, but if you want to get your calorie consumption (and spending) under control, today’s a great day to give Soylent try.

Can You Eat So Much That You Die? Can You Eat So Much That You Die?

Can you eat yourself to death on one occasion of very excessive eating? We know that America’s eating problem is bad, albeit gradual: No one’s ever died from eating three Big Macs, but plenty of people may have died from eating three Big Macs twice a week for thirty years (some, miraculously, have managed to avoid…

Alamo Drafthouse Has a Plan to Bring Back the Video Store, VCR Optional Alamo Drafthouse Has a Plan to Bring Back the Video Store, VCR Optional

At a time when the movie theater business is struggling to make it, the Alamo Drafthouse chain has thrived by doing things a little differently. Now, it’s trying to bring back the video store. Not only will it offer DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS, but if you need a VCR it’ll rent you one of those, too.

We’ll All Be Eating Cactus in the Future Thanks to Climate Change We’ll All Be Eating Cactus in the Future Thanks to Climate Change

“Green gold.” “Future plant.” “World vegetable dromedary.” These are just a few of the terms used for the prickly pear cactus, a humble plant that, according to a new book co-published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, can serve as a lifesaving crop for many countries, especially those…

What Do Porgs Taste Like?  What Do Porgs Taste Like? 

Move over Ewoks, there’s a new critter in this galaxy. Star Wars: The Last Jedi marks the debut of porgs, a species of alien birds that chill with Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To as he trains Rey in the ways of the Force. They may be cute, but we can’t help but wonder: How do they taste?

A High-Speed Bacon Slicing Machine Should Come Standard With Every Kitchen A High-Speed Bacon Slicing Machine Should Come Standard With Every Kitchen

Hidden away in factories across the globe are purpose-built industrial machines that the world not only deserves to know about, but also deserves a chance to own. Like this high-speed meat slicer that would finally help you realize your dream of having bacon for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Filling a Turkey With Molten Aluminum Is a Terrible Way to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner Filling a Turkey With Molten Aluminum Is a Terrible Way to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

Toss a turkey in the oven and it cooks from the outside in, which can take hours of roasting before it’s done. But what if you cooked a turkey from the inside out? That’s what Allen Pan tried by filling a raw turkey with molten aluminum and then letting the whole thing cook, cool, and solidify, en route to a friend’s…

I Only Want to Eat Millennium Falcon Waffles For the Rest of My Life I Only Want to Eat Millennium Falcon Waffles For the Rest of My Life

Sometime in the past three or four years there was a breakthrough in waffle-making technology that paved the way for simple appliances that can churn out the malty treats in endless novelty shapes. But during that waffle-making revolution, one machine has leaped ahead of the pack with its ability to make tiny,…

MIT Could Revolutionize Salads With a New Stable Way to Mix Oil and Water MIT Could Revolutionize Salads With a New Stable Way to Mix Oil and Water

If you’re a fan of a simple oil and vinegar dressing for your salad, your days of having to shake the bottle for a few seconds to mix both ingredients could soon be over. Researchers at MIT have found a way to combine water and oil-based substances so that they stay mixed for months on end.

There May Be a Lot More Lead-Contaminated Candy in Stores Than We Realized There May Be a Lot More Lead-Contaminated Candy in Stores Than We Realized

You might want to wait on that candy bar. A new study out of California has found that the state’s public health department issued more alerts for lead-contaminated candy than any other food-borne contaminant between 2001 and 2014.

Soylent Banned in Canada for Not Actually Being a Meal Soylent Banned in Canada for Not Actually Being a Meal

In a major blow to Canadians who love bland on-the-go meal replacement goop, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has blocked all shipments of Soylent into the country.

Is Eating Synthetic Human Flesh Cannibalism?  Is Eating Synthetic Human Flesh Cannibalism? 

A disgusting factor which separates consuming human flesh from consuming muscle tissue of non-speaking animals is that you can’t separate eating dead humans from eating live humans. In the way that you call a baby cow “veal” or a pig “pork,” human flesh is just human flesh—you wouldn’t think about eating Dave’s…

The FDA Concludes 'Love,' Despite Being Extremely Toxic, Is Not an Ingredient The FDA Concludes 'Love,' Despite Being Extremely Toxic, Is Not an Ingredient

Love is infamously hard to define. But according to the man, it is absolutely not an ingredient.

Rick and Morty's Beloved Szechuan Sauce Is Coming Back to McDonald's For One Day Only Rick and Morty's Beloved Szechuan Sauce Is Coming Back to McDonald's For One Day Only

If you went back in time to 1998 and told McDonald’s team of test kitchen chefs that the new Szechuan dipping sauce they’d just created as a promotional tie-in for the Disney movie Mulan would one day have a cult-like following, they’d probably listen to you and start hoarding bottles of the stuff to make a profit.

Burger King is Trying to Ban It In Russia For the Most Insane Reason Burger King is Trying to Ban It In Russia For the Most Insane Reason

Never let it be said that the Russian arm of Burger King doesn’t have its priorities in order. While the rest of the world is busy just letting hordes of literal clowns flock to theaters to see their good friend Pennywise eat and murder children, Burger King Russia is trying to keep its country It-free. But not…

Every Room in My House Needs a Voice-Tracking, Licorice-Launching Catapult Every Room in My House Needs a Voice-Tracking, Licorice-Launching Catapult

If there was a downside to snacking on candy at the office all day, it would be the inconvenience of having to interrupt your work to actually fetch some processed sugar. It’s a pain that hacker Vije Miller knew all to well, until he built a licorice-launching catapult that automatically flings candy in the direction…

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