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avocados

Like Avocados? Thank This Giant Extinct Sloth

They ate avocados, pit and all.
January 9, 2018
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astronauts

Remembering the Astronaut Who Smuggled a Sandwich Into Space

He got into a lot of trouble.
January 8, 2018
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toast

The Holiday That Celebrates Apples With Rifles and Cider

Hanging toast on trees feeds good spirits.
January 5, 2018
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culinary crimes

Watch a Thief Steal a $1.3 Million Bottle of Vodka

Cameras caught the burglar snatching the diamond-and-gold decorated liquor.
January 4, 2018
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new year nibbles

Lemon Pigs Are the World’s Newest New Year’s Tradition

They go viral roughly every 50 years.
January 3, 2018
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lent food

The Grocery List Sketched by Michelangelo

You can't sculpt like Michelangelo, but you can eat like him.
January 2, 2018
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menu monday

The Glamorous Train Line That Justified a Brutal Occupation

Even the lunch menu had a nationalistic agenda.
December 18, 2017
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research

Since 1700, Wine Glasses Have Gotten 7 Times Bigger

And they probably make us drink more.
December 15, 2017
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gingerbread

Building a Life-Sized Gingerbread House Takes Over 10,000 Cookie Bricks

To be ready by Christmas, you better start baking in August.
December 14, 2017
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meat

In 19th-Century Britain, The Hottest Status Symbol Was a Painting of Your Cow

The livestock looked surprisingly geometric.
December 13, 2017
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smells

Researchers Built a 'Nose' to Find Rotting Food and Dead People

Say goodbye to the sniff test!
December 12, 2017
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menu monday

Recreating King Midas's 2,700-Year-Old Feast

A mysterious tomb contained a royal feast. Scientific analysis made it possible to taste once again.
December 11, 2017
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apples

The Story Behind Britain's Unexpected Mega-Apples

How one of the country's favorite apples went from pint-sized to pound-sized.
December 8, 2017
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occult

The Psychic Tea Rooms of 1930s New York Didn't Predict All the Police Raids

Tea parlors were the battleground in a war against fortune telling.
December 7, 2017
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food art

In This Museum Full of Treasures, The Most Popular Attraction Is a Tiny Cabbage

But it's fit for an emperor.
December 6, 2017
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discovery

Gorillas Don't Need to Be Taught to Clean Their Food

Sandy apples? No problem.
December 5, 2017
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menu monday

A Dinner at the End of Our World

An author and a chef imagine how we'll eat if bees and fish vanish.
December 4, 2017
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discovery

A Hidden Beer Flavor Has Finally Been Revealed

Researchers brewed 150 beers to determine if barley left a distinct taste.
December 1, 2017
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perfume

Why Smell Like Flowers When You Could Smell Like Roast Beef?

The rebel of the perfume world can make you smell like dinner or dessert.
November 30, 2017
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war fare

This Food Was Once Packaged Military Rations

You can make combat rations look better, but they still won’t taste good.
November 29, 2017
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culinary crimes

Tancítaro's Avocado Protection Force

The town created a paramilitary group to ward off Mexican cartels.
November 28, 2017
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cookbooks

The Finicky Food Diagrams of a Royal Chef

When you cook for kings and queens, dinner needs to be perfect.
November 27, 2017
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thanksgiving

For Years, Republican and Democratic States Held Separate Thanksgivings

Before Friendsgiving, there was Franksgiving.
November 22, 2017
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energy

London's Buses Are Getting a Boost From Coffee Fuel

No reports yet on tea-fueled buses.
November 21, 2017