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The Internet Thinks You Can Unspoil Wine With a Penny. Here’s the Truth. The Internet Thinks You Can Unspoil Wine With a Penny. Here’s the Truth.

Hey, did you know that you can revive a spoiled wine by just dropping a penny into your glass? Well, at least according to the internet. The truth, though, is much more complicated.

Is It Safe to Eat Snow? Is It Safe to Eat Snow?

Quick! Something white, cold, and flaky is falling from the sky. Should you start eating it, perhaps by the spoonful? Maybe—but, more likely, maybe not.

The Real Reason Chipotle Hasn't Been Able to Solve Its E. Coli Problem The Real Reason Chipotle Hasn't Been Able to Solve Its E. Coli Problem

Chipotle announced it will be closing up shop nationwide for a few hours as part of its attempt to halt its ongoing E. Coli outbreak. But why hasn’t the company been able to stop the outbreak, or even find the source yet? The answer isn’t in the restaurant chain—it’s in the bacteria.

Reminder: "Natural" Food Means Literally Nothing Reminder: "Natural" Food Means Literally Nothing

A box of powder-cheesed macaroni? Natural! A candy bar? Sure, why not: natural! A can of 7-Up? All natural! A bag of fruit snacks? Just chock full of natural flavor, friend.

GMO Food Isn’t Coming to Get You—It’s Been Here All Along GMO Food Isn’t Coming to Get You—It’s Been Here All Along

Worried that genetically-modified foods could be quietly, secretly, making their furtive way towards your plate even as we speak? Don’t be—you’ve already been eating them for a long time now.

The Biggest Change to How Americans Go Out to Eat in the Last 50 Years  The Biggest Change to How Americans Go Out to Eat in the Last 50 Years 

Americans love to go eat to out, and have for a long time. But the way we like to do that has changed quite a bit in the last five decades—and in one way in particular.

A World Coffee Shortage Is Inevitable A World Coffee Shortage Is Inevitable

In the coffee-world, there’s been quiet rumblings of a shortage brewing for awhile now. And yet, despite the threat, it hasn’t hit quite yet—but that doesn’t mean it’s gone away.

We Think We Know Why Trader Joe's Bottles of Ginger Beer Are Exploding on the Shelf We Think We Know Why Trader Joe's Bottles of Ginger Beer Are Exploding on the Shelf

Trader Joe’s announced a voluntary recall of their Triple Ginger Brew this week due to an unlikely reason: Bottles were literally bursting open by themselves. But why was it happening? We think we know the reason.

The Disaster Most Likely to Cause Global Famine Is Not an Earthquake, Storm, Tsunami, or Flood The Disaster Most Likely to Cause Global Famine Is Not an Earthquake, Storm, Tsunami, or Flood

The world has faced down some incredibly large-scale natural disasters lately—and the wreckage they left in their wake has been considerable. But the one that is most threatening to our food supply is a natural disaster that has been unfolding very slowly.

A Simple Explanation for the Paradox of How California’s Almonds Boomed in the Drought A Simple Explanation for the Paradox of How California’s Almonds Boomed in the Drought

Something strange is happening in California: A punishing drought has been hanging over the state these last five years. And yet, in the middle of it, water-guzzling almond production is skyrocketing—and has been every year of the drought. What’s going on? The answer lies in an agricultural quirk.

By 2080, Corn Won't Be America’s Top Crop Anymore By 2080, Corn Won't Be America’s Top Crop Anymore

America has a huge, sprawling, incredibly productive agricultural system, the slow-grown product of our history as a farming nation. But that system has already begun changing—and what we’re growing on those farms is going to change dramatically too.

The Best Way to Bake Your Pies Isn't With Vodka—It's Like This The Best Way to Bake Your Pies Isn't With Vodka—It's Like This

We’ve entered pie season—and with that also comes the season of people telling you their secret pie crust ingredient. For most people, that secret ingredient means one thing: vodka. I know because I used to be one of them. Until I found something much, much better.

Are Fresh Vegetables Really More Expensive Than Frozen or Canned? Are Fresh Vegetables Really More Expensive Than Frozen or Canned?

Fresh vegetables have a reputation for being a little more pricey than their frozen or canned counterparts. Here’s why it’s not really deserved—but why it will probably still seem like it is anyway.

Yes, Guinness’ Beer Recipe Uses Fish—And That Shouldn’t Bother You Yes, Guinness’ Beer Recipe Uses Fish—And That Shouldn’t Bother You

Guinness recently announced that they were making a change to their two century-old recipe, one that wouldn’t make any use at all of fish bladders. Wait, said many people. Guinness has fish in it?

How Rice Built the World As We Know It How Rice Built the World As We Know It

Rice: It’s not just delicious, it’s also the building block of a large percentage of the world’s diet. But rice—and how we finally figured out how to domesticate it—is responsible for shaping a lot more than just what’s on our plates.

Forty Years Ago, America's Farms Completely Changed Their Shape—And No One Noticed Forty Years Ago, America's Farms Completely Changed Their Shape—And No One Noticed

Do you think you know what a cornfield looks like? You don’t know what a cornfield looks like.

Does Canned Food Ever Really Go Bad? Does Canned Food Ever Really Go Bad?

Why, hello! We’re so glad to see you made it past the velociraptornadoes, sinkhole maze, and fire ants made of literal fire to join us here in our Survival Week bunker. Please help yourself to a single (one, please!) rationed water bottle as we discuss our now increasingly urgent question: Does tinned food go bad?

Recognize Space Whisky for What It Is: A Long Con to Sell You Gross, Expensive Whisky Recognize Space Whisky for What It Is: A Long Con to Sell You Gross, Expensive Whisky

I love space. I love whisky. So how could the attempt to combine the two go so horribly wrong? Like this. Just like this.

How America’s Most Useless Crop Also Became Its Most Commonly Grown One How America’s Most Useless Crop Also Became Its Most Commonly Grown One

Contrary to what you may think (and what your food labels may suggest) corn is not the most grown crop in America. The most grown crop is something no one is eating, no one is asking for, and no one is quite sure what to do with. It’s your lawn.

It's Only A Matter Of Time Before The Bourbon Shortage Hits It's Only A Matter Of Time Before The Bourbon Shortage Hits

Take a seat and pour yourself a drink (no, no, a different one). You may need it to listen to this news.

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