Kid invents candy cure for ailment

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What other things can we cure with lollipops?

A 13-year-old girl from Connecticut named Mallory Kievman has come up with a pretty clever cure for hiccups: vinegar lollipops! She developed the idea after researching various at-home remedies—a teaspoon of vinegar, hard candy, etc—as well as the physiological reason for a bout of hiccups.

Mallory explained to the New York Times that the vinegar “triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc.” Over-stimulating those nerves cancels out the message to hiccup, problem sovled…

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64-Year Old Man First to Cross the Atlantic in a Kayak Nonstop

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Kayaking to the beat of a different paddle.

Aleksander Doba, 64, crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Dakar, Senegal to Acaraú, Brazil in almost a hundred days. He’s the first person to do so nonstop:

After 98 days, 23 hours, 42 minutes at sea, Doba and his custom 23-foot-long, 39-inch-wide human-powered kayak landed at Acaraú, a city on Brazil’s northeast coast. The trip covered some 3,320 miles in all, and Doba became only the fourth known person to accomplish such a feat, and the very first to do it nonstop…

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My Week of Eating Nothing But Candy

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Mmmmmmm candy.

Robb Posch undertook an experiment in which he ate nothing but candy for a week. Oh, the things we do in the name of science! …or blogging, as the case may be.

Since I am apparently going to eat peanut butter candy every day, I went with Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells. Then after snacking on Nestle Crunch Bells, Gobstopper Snowballs, Christmas SweeTarts, and gummy reindeer, by night time it was becoming somewhat clear: candy isn’t very filling…

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Ketchup Chocolate

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Yummy?

Years ago, chef Dave Arnold expressed a desire for a substance that had the consistency, texture, and applicability of chocolate, but wasn’t chocolate. He wanted to be able to coat food in ketchup as one coats, for example, cherries in chocolate. After some experimentation, he was successful. Here’s his recipe… (Pics)

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Professor Develops Inhalable Chocolate

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Can Chocolate get any better?

A Harvard professor and Illinois Institute of Technology graduate has developed inhalable chocolate.

The product, called Le Whif, will make its debut in the United States at next month’s All Candy Expo, a huge confection-industry gathering at McCormick Place. Its inventor, David Edwards, who helped develop inhalable insulin and is working on an inhalable TB vaccination, threw out the idea of breathable food while teaching an engineering sciences class at Harvard several years ago.
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Top 10 Most Fun and Crazy Hats

Top 10 Most Fun and Crazy Hats

 10. The Strawberries ‘N Cream Hat

Can’t get your sweet tooth off your mind? Wear it on your head instead! The strawberries and cream hat is fun, flirty, and not as tacky as you might expect! Before toting it to a fashionable event, I would double check the dresscode – but this is a fashion statement perfectly suited to bake sales! (PICS)

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