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News: Whats Happen if You Mix Red Bull & Milk?

Casein is a protein that is found in milk. Groups of casein normally float around in milk without bonding. These groupings have a negative charge. The acidity of the Red Bull causes the negative charges on the casein groupings to become neutralized. Instead of pushing each other apart, the casein starts to clump together causing the milk to curdle and form solid matter.

News: How to Make the Best of the Durian Fruit

One shrinks their nose when the name of Durian fruit is brought up but are you aware of all the health benefits it can provide? The Durian fruit on its own can help control Blood pressure, blood sugar, Anaemia and depression. Not only this, the fruit has the miraculous qualities that can prevent cardiovascular diseases, better the digestive system, better the Libido and provide instant energy. For all the skin conscious people, here's news for you! The fruit can delay ageing process and make ...

News: How to Cut Pizza Rolls the Right Way

In this video, I show you the better way to cut pizza rolls. My son Eston and I love pizza rolls. I always cut them up for him so they cool off faster, also so they're smaller bites. I was always annoyed with how much stuff fell out of the pizza rolls when I cut them. So I figured out a better way…using a scissors!

News: Möbius Pasta + Jell-O Jigglin' at 6200 FPS

Food is the meeting place of left and right brainers: Culinary arts call for creativity, but is also deeply rooted in the What, Why and How of basic science—baking powder vs. baking soda, the rising of dough, the falling of a cake, etc. Below, two plays on left brain principles—the Möbius strip and the law of gravity—both executed with right brain flair.

News: Watch this Baby (Cake) Get Mutilated

While some parents prefer to preserve an element of surprise upon delivery of their baby, most choose to learn the sex from their doctor as soon as they can. More recently, some are even opting for a more "festive" route: announcement in the form of a "gender party", where the boy-or-girl status is revealed in cake form for the first time—not only to the guests, but also to the parents.

News: Superbowl Snackin' with Snoop

For some reason, hip hop x cooking is a familiar equation in the world of HowTo. Today's "tutorial" comes in the form of a blatant Pepsi advert with Snoop Dogg as culinary host. Sure, the Super Bowl is mere hours away, but not to worry, Snoop doesn't demand much artistry or time for whipping up his "oregano" spiked snack of choice. Just dump a bunch of pre-made condiments on a bowl of chips, and voilà, Snoop's (re: Pepsi's) eight-layer dip. Previously, Eeeverybody Love Fried Chicken, So Liste...

News: Yummy, Revolting Entrails Crafted with Marzipan

Somehow delicious desserts in gnarly packaging always warrant a head turn. It's a delightful anomaly: apply extreme culinary mastery to create something that tastes great, but looks like a heap of horror. As we're approaching Valentine's day, here's another example of stomach-churning dessert to share with your sweetie (if your sweetie is the Zombie loving type). Expertly crafted by Helga Petrau-Heinzel, a collection of hyperrealistic human entrails made with marzipan (ew. ew. ew.):

News: Whale Tail Cookies for Your Sweet Valentine

The blood-soaked anatomical heart cake too Hannibal Lecter for you? Then take your basic heart-shaped cookie from G to PG-13. It's brilliantly simple. Flip a your cookie upside down, fill in some frosting, add a line of piping, and you've got edible whale tail, just in time for Valentine's Day.

News: Tucson Restaurant Serves African Lion Tacos for $8.75 a Pop

Much to the chagrin of the National Wildlife Humane Society (and a long list of others), Tuscon restaurant, Boca Tacos y Tequila, will be serving African lion beginning February 16th. For $8.75, patrons can sample the second most deadly animal in the world in a taco. The Mexican restaurant specializes in exotic game; other menu selections include python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake, and turtle. However, the latest addition has caught restaurant owner Bryan Mazon a lot of flack.

From the Mississippi Delta: Koolickles (AKA Kool-Aid Pickles)

For all pickle aficionados, apparently the combination of sour pickles and sweet Kool-Aid is surprisingly delectable. Popular in Mississippi, Kool-Aid drenched pickles are a popular treat coined Koolickles. Sound unappetizing? Don't knock it 'til you try it. The New York Times reports, "[Koolickles] have an arresting color that combines green and garnet, and a bracing sour-sweet taste that they owe to a long marinade in cherry or tropical fruit or strawberry Kool-Aid."

News: Pizza Acrobat Defies the Laws of Physics

Hard to imagine such a thing exists, but the US Pizza Team is a group of freestyle, acrobatic, dough-tossing pizza makers with truly unreal talent. They represent America in Italy's annual Olympics of Pizza. Below, Nino Coniglio, owner of Brooklyn's Pizzeria del Corso and team member, performs in front of restaurant patrons and it's pretty insane (to say the least). Previously, Poor Italians, Can't Afford a Frisbee.

UPDATE: The Secret Behind Why McDonald's Hamburgers Won't Rot

For some reason, McDonald's hamburgers are mysteriously unsusceptible to Mother Nature's inevitable toll of decomposition. Yep, you pretty much have to dip a McDonald's cheeseburger in acid if you want it to decompose. So we're left with the question: Why? Why does a McDonald's hamburger retain its original shape, color and texture after 12 years?

News: Ten Tricks to Making Perfect Pizza

Deb and Alex's Smitten Kitchen is a treasure trove of beautifully photographed, delicious looking recipes. Every recipe is painstakingly outlined, including their recent post on making perfectly cooked, painless pizza. Personally, I have yet to get pizza dough right, so I'm anxious to learn.

The Recursive Pizza: A Pizza Made of Lots of Tiny Pizzas

What if you had a pizza made up with tons of tiny, little pizzas (20 to be exact!)? For all pizza lovers out there, that would be one magical, delicious work of art. And for all the art lovers out there, if you're looking to get into what makes this piece heady, check out the interview with artist John Riepenhoff.

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie Made with Vodka

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and of great mystery to me. I've made it with fresh pumpkin and homemade crust. I've made it with canned pumpkin and frozen crust. They came out nearly identical. Yet I've had fluffy, perfect to-die-for pumpkin pie at Los Angeles' widely popular Urth Cafe (which I haven't been able to replicate at home). What's the secret recipe to truly out of the box pumpkin pie?

News: Yes, There is Such a Thing as Deep-Fried Butter

There are endless deep-fried recipes for disaster (re: heart attack), but this one takes the cake. Abel Gonzales Jr., the inventor of fried Coke and fried cookie dough, presents deep-fried butter, which tastes like a “a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside.” Gonzales' creation took top prize at last year's Texas State Fair.

News: DIY Pop Tart on a Stick

Pie on a stick has been good to us, so why not Pop Tarts? (Admit it, Pop Tarts are good- and these are more like yummy pastries without preservatives.) As a tribute to Bakerella, Brooke of Family Kitchen has created a recipe for the latest addition to the lollipop dessert craze.

News: Would You Eat Poor Yoda?

Instructables user tchitwood's realistic Yoda head cake may leave the most devoted (yet hungry) Star Wars fans feeling slightly guilty. tchitwood says "everyone said it was sad to cut into him, but we went to the dark side that night. :)".

News: Yay or Nay? The PBJ-Cream Sandwich Cone

PB&J: good. Ice-cream cones: good. Combination of the two: Good? ...Or not so good? Behold the PB&J-cream cone. Grathio Labs posts instructions for making the following curious treat: "Toasted bread cone lined with peanut butter, filled with the ice cream equivalent of strawberry jelly. "

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