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journalism

How a Chicago Dive Bar Exposed Corruption and Changed Journalism

In the 1970s, the Chicago Sun-Times used the Mirage as a front.
March 08, 2018
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food theft

Bellagio Resort Employee Swipes Lobster Tails Valued at Nearly $2,000

He stuffed them in his backpack.
March 02, 2018
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puzzles

Complete This 2,000-Piece Puzzle to Win Free Cheese

Dairy has never been so puzzling.
February 23, 2018
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pizza

Michiganders Can Order the World’s Largest Pizza Delivered to Their Doorsteps

No delivery charge if you live within 5 miles!
February 20, 2018
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mardi gras

Once a Year, a Nightmarish King Cake Baby Roams New Orleans

The Mardi Gras mascot incites more jitters than good fortune.
February 14, 2018
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records

What It's Like to Make the World's Largest Bagel and Lox

The 213-pounder will be evaluated for a Guinness World Record.
February 09, 2018
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al capone

How the Capones Strong-Armed Their Way Into the Dairy Business

Al and Ralph may have influenced food safety labeling and your pizza’s cheese.
February 09, 2018
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wishlist

Make Any Drink More Curious With Skull-Shaped Ice

The perfect accessory for your next cemetery cocktail party.
February 07, 2018
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mind over menu

‘Doritos for Women’ Were Doomed to Taste Terrible

A study shows that chips' crunching sound amplifies how they taste.
February 06, 2018
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mind over menu

Why Picky Eaters Are Partial to Calamari and Not Squid

Changing languages can make a big difference.
February 01, 2018
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burger

The Fast Food Numbering System That Repeatedly Inspires Theft

Swiping Whataburger’s table tents is almost a rite of passage.
January 31, 2018
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sleep

Let the Sounds of Sizzling Bacon Gently Lull You to Sleep

Forty-five minutes, three pounds of bacon, one sleepy viewer.
January 30, 2018
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stew

The Dinner Party That Served Up 50,000-Year-Old Bison Stew

When life gives you frozen bison, make dinner.
January 26, 2018
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mind over menu

Why Hunter-Gatherers Excel at Identifying Food Smells

Does your language have a word for "bloody smell that attracts tigers"?
January 23, 2018
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whiskey

You Can Buy Into the World’s First Publicly Traded Whiskey Investment Fund

A way to invest in "liquid gold."
January 23, 2018
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pizza

Watch the Wondrous Costco Pizza Sauce Dispenser in Action

It's the lazy chef's dream.
January 22, 2018
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shapes

The Power of Circles in Food and Drink

Humans consistently associate roundness with sweetness.
January 18, 2018
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internet

The Mother and Daughter Charming the Internet With Ugly Cakes

It's their birthday tradition.
January 16, 2018
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bread

Watch a Man Masterfully Flip Roti Prata Into Perfection

He makes it look so easy.
January 15, 2018
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noodles

The Utah Noodle Parlor That's Seemingly All Over 'Blade Runner'

Its neon dragon sign is beloved by science fiction fans and a small city.
January 11, 2018
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rubik's cubes

Watch a Man Make a Rubik's Cube From Ice

It redefines "on the rocks."
January 08, 2018
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astronauts

When NASA Wasn't Sure if Astronauts Could Swallow in Space

Early space sustenance resembled baby food.
January 03, 2018
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mind over menu

Do Sugar Comas Exist?

Scientists disagree on whether they're real or imagined.
January 03, 2018
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potatoes

Watch a Man Play 'Sandstorm' on a Potato

Who says you can't shred a 1999 club classic on a tuberous ocarina?
January 02, 2018