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Ever considered how humans cooked before they invented pots? Us neither.

Ever considered how humans cooked before they invented pots? Us neither.
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We’ve all been there: waiting for a pot to boil on the stove, wondering why it’s taking forever, only to realize we’ve forgotten to turn the fire on. Isn’t that the worst? Turns out, no. The worst is when you’re an ancient human and your cooking tools, which are rocks, explode.

That’s my main takeaway from this...

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MC Hammer doesn’t call it Cheetle, does he?

MC Hammer doesn’t call it Cheetle, does he?

Hello and good morning. It’s January 17, 2020, and today we’re thinking about MC Hammer again. Yes, the ’90s rapper with the parachute pants. Who will be in a 2020 Cheetos Super Bowl commercial. In it, the Frito-Lay brand imagines the role Cheetos played in hip-hop history: it’s 1989, and MC Hammer sits in front of the piano, fingers covered in Cheedust (that’s what it’s called, that’s...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt 1 hours 12 minutes ago.

How a stray dog named Subway Sally became a TikTok star

How a stray dog named Subway Sally became a TikTok star

Subway Sally is far from the only stray dog in Portales, New Mexico, but she’s definitely the smartest. Every night for the past year she’s dropped by the Subway where, she’s learned, the employees will give her a nice dinner if she looks up at them with big eyes and wags her tail appealingly. They’re the ones who named her Subway Sally. If they’re late, she’ll go across the street to Taco...

Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli 1 hours 26 minutes ago.

Popeyes chicken sandwich and Impossible Burger sales no longer at brink of madness

Popeyes chicken sandwich and Impossible Burger sales no longer at brink of madness

If you have yet to try the Popeyes chicken sandwich for fear that it may be sold out or that you might get shot , worry no more: After months of madness, Carrols Restaurant Group—owner of more than 1,000 Popeyes and Burger King locations—says that sales of the chicken sandwich have finally stabilized.

CNBC reports that, according to Carrols CEO Dan Accordino, some Popeyes locations were...

Marnie Shure Marnie Shure 1 hours 40 minutes ago. 2 comments

Necco’s conversation hearts are chalk full o’ goodness once more

Necco’s conversation hearts are chalk full o’ goodness once more

Necco is like a cockroach infestation or the demon from the Paranormal Activity movies: you think it’s gone for good, and then it shows up in your kitchen again.

But it’s great news for diehard chalk fans everywhere. A bit of background here: Necco (short for the New England Candy Company), beloved producer of the divisive Necco Wafers and Sweethearts Conversation Hearts candies, was sold in...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli 2 hours 24 minutes ago. 5 comments

Polish potato dumplings are perfectly imperfect comfort food

Polish potato dumplings are perfectly imperfect comfort food

You know when a recipe instruction is total bullshit? When it says something like, “grab four large potatoes and a medium onion.” What do these measurements even mean?!? I’ve seen potatoes the size of a small cat before—is that the standard for large potatoes? Is it just the biggest potato I can find in the bin, or is it more like, reasonably sized potato + tiny potato = 1 large potato? Is a...

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yesterday at 19:24. 1 comments

Ask The Salty Waitress: What does the bartender think when I request their cheapest booze?

Ask The Salty Waitress: What does the bartender think when I request their cheapest booze?
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Hi there, Salty,

A question: When is it inappropriate to ask what an establishment’s rail whiskey is? Obviously, there are the clear answers: If there’s a drink list...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli yesterday at 19:13. 4 comments

I ate 35 Hot Pockets in 4 days to bring you these authoritative Hot Pocket rankings

I ate 35 Hot Pockets in 4 days to bring you these authoritative Hot Pocket rankings

There is nothing good about Hot Pockets, and I am saying this as a person who, for some reason, enjoys a Hot Pocket every now and again. Have I ever been under the impression they were good? No. I have always known what I was getting into and have always understood the consequences. Hot Pockets are not so much a food as they are an act that is committed. They are a method of both...

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Marnie Shure Marnie Shure yesterday at 05:25. 7 comments

Last Call: Can we let Paris Hilton’s cooking show into our hearts?

Last Call: Can we let Paris Hilton’s cooking show into our hearts?
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It turns out that celebrities continue to exist and live their lives even long after we’ve stopped checking in on what that might entail. For Paris Hilton...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt yesterday at 05:11.

Kit Kat unveils its first new flavor of 2020—and there will be more

Kit Kat unveils its first new flavor of 2020—and there will be more

Connoisseurs of Kit Kat know that there is a sharp division between the Kit Kats of the good old U.S.A., produced by Hershey, and the Kit Kats in the rest of the world, produced by Nestlé. We hear about how you can get wasabi and sake and strawberry Kit Kats in every run-of-the-mill convenience store in Japan (which are not run-of-the-mill by American standards) and our eyes widen in awe....

Marnie Shure Marnie Shure yesterday at 01:44. 2 comments

Instacart workers call for national boycott

Instacart workers call for national boycott

In the gig economy, getting paid is half the battle. Instacart, an online grocery delivery service, is the latest of the food delivery apps to face backlash from workers, many of whom claim their earnings have dropped by as much as 50% in just the last year alone.

How did we get here? As Vice explains, Instacart used to include a default 10% tip for the worker who shops for and delivers your...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli yesterday at 00:08.

Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off

Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off

After three years, Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Baking Show (also known as The Great British Bake Off, depending on what side of the pond you’re on). Unlike previous exits on this show, there’s no drama surrounding this decision; while Toksvig is leaving to pursue other creative opportunities, she is a genuine polymath who has written novels and plays, founded a political party,...

Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli Jan 16, 2020 at 23:37. 8 comments

New Yorkers condemn Bill de Blasio’s bagel lies

New Yorkers condemn Bill de Blasio’s bagel lies

Yesterday was National Bagel Day, and Bill de Blasio—New York City mayor and highly unnecessary presidential candidate—chose to mark the occasion by tweeting out his bagel order. And, in typical de Blasio fashion, something that should have been simple managed to turn into an entire incident.

New York City has the best bagels in the world. But our BEST bagel?

Bagel Hole in Park Slope. No...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt Jan 16, 2020 at 21:55.

Oreo brings back Most Stuf, sows crumbs of discord among nation’s cookie eaters

Oreo brings back Most Stuf, sows crumbs of discord among nation’s cookie eaters

If there’s anything I have learned during these past few difficult and troubled years, it’s that even when people agree, in theory, they actually disagree. There is always some little nuance to pick at and fight over. A prime example: Oreos.

We all like Oreos. That’s indisputable. But ever since Oreo started giving us a choice of flavors and ratios of creme to cookie, they’ve been a subject of...

Marnie Shure Marnie Shure Jan 16, 2020 at 21:43. 4 comments

Wine sales hit 25-year low because we’re busy guzzling White Claw

Wine sales hit 25-year low because we’re busy guzzling White Claw

Pour one out for all the people no longer pouring one out: CNN Business reports that wine consumption in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in 25 years. Wine was already on the decline among millennials , but now the overall number of wine drinkers has also fallen. Cue one million wine moms quipping that they’ll help the struggling industry however they can, ha ha! It’s not just wine...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt Jan 16, 2020 at 21:16. 7 comments

Utah restaurant sells out of ill-timed kangaroo burgers

Utah restaurant sells out of ill-timed kangaroo burgers

Burger Bar, an old-school drive-thru in Roy, Utah, drums up business by selling special burgers made from exotic meat. In November, it was alligator. In December, it was also alligator. This month, it is kangaroo .

This month, wildfires happen to be raging across Australia, killing millions of animals, including kangaroos. A few customers noticed the special burger and were concerned. “It’s...

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Marnie Shure Marnie Shure Jan 16, 2020 at 19:01.

The great Takeout microwave popcorn taste test

The great Takeout microwave popcorn taste test

It might surprise you to learn that microwave popcorn hasn’t been around that long. The first bag was patented by General Mills in 1981, and brands have been furiously tinkering with their recipes ever since. Popping popcorn has always been pretty easy (oil, kernels, stir), but moving the process into the microwave added safety by keeping kids away from the stove and added convenience by...

Danny Palumbo Danny Palumbo Jan 16, 2020 at 18:48.

Sharing the following foods is not allowed

Sharing the following foods is not allowed
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Sharing food can be a heartwarming sight: a sign of two people growing close to each other. If we’re having sex I don’t mind sharing food with you. If you’re one of my friends with a long, twirly mustache, however, please get the fuck out of here. I do not want to share food with you.

I’ve got rules...

Jan 16, 2020 at 18:34. 1 comments

Don’t fear beets, make them your friends

Don’t fear beets, make them your friends

When I was a kid, I had zero interest in beets. They either came sliced in glass jars or comprised the base for the pinkish borscht that my mother loved to eat. Right after college, I began hanging out in Detroit’s Greektown, where beets were a dark purple component in Greek salads. I gingerly tried them, and found if I covered them with enough dressing and feta, I could get them down.

But as...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli Jan 16, 2020 at 05:04.

Last Call: WWE ice cream is back! WOOOOOOO!

Last Call: WWE ice cream is back! WOOOOOOO!
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WWE ice cream bars were the best frozen treat that ever was and the best that ever will be, and now they’re back, baby! Can I get a hell yeah!

I honestly...

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