“Chillin Out” in the Desert Kingdom of Dubai

Chillin Out in Dubai Thomas Frey

 “The glass was even colder than I expected”

Thomas Frey: Dubai is known for its strange and unusual features, but there’s something extraordinarily mesmerizing about seeing a restaurant made out of ice in the middle of a hot desert. The Chill Out restaurant is located in the center of the Time Square Mall in Dubai. Nearly everything inside is made out of ice, and the food is amazingly good. (Pics)


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The Incredible Shrinking Peanut Butter Jar



Caught Sticky Fingered!

In these difficult times, manufacturers don’t want to raise prices but at the same time they face rising costs, so they elect to shrink the product. But they do so sneakily … behold the incredible shrinking peanut butter jar:


… a careful look at the jars of Skippy on the shelves may reveal a surprise. The prices are about the same, but the jars are getting smaller.

They don’t look different in size or shape. But recently, the jars developed a dimple in the bottom that slices the contents to 16.3 ounces from 18 ounces – about 10% less peanut butter.

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New Beer Created By Scientists That May Extend Your Life




 Where Can I Sign Up To Help With The Testing?

Beer drinkers might actually have something to celebrate about. Scientists at Rice University have created a beer that could extend your life.

They have named the beverage BioBeer, and the way it works is that it has three genes spliced into a specific brewer’s yeast that produces resveratrol, which is a chemical in red wine thought to protect against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions.

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Japan Re-Invents the Convenience Store

 Japan Re-Invents the Convenience Store

The original Lawson store chain has spawned “Happy Lawson” and “Natural Lawson”

Sony sinks, Toyota tumbles, and the Nikkei stock index plunges to lows not seen for more than a quarter of a century. But the global financial storm can’t rattle Japan’s convenience stores, where sales are up smartly. These hardy and still-multiplying spawn of 7-Eleven now number about 41,700, and they are arguably the most convenient convenience stores on Earth.

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Eating Red Meat – Disease causing Bacteria


And just when steak became your favorite!

Offering another reason why eating red meat could be bad for you, an international research team, including University of California, San Diego School of Medicine professor Ajit Varki, M.D., has uncovered the first example of a bacterium that causes food poisoning in humans when it targets a non-human molecule absorbed into the body through red meats such as lamb, pork and beef.

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