DNA tests can be easily fooled and different tests may draw wildly different conclusions about the supposed heritage of participants. One thing the current rash of these startups have in common, however, is how their saliva testing kits are not supposed to come with spit already included.
In many ways, the human body is a storage locker. For hopes and petty frustrations, for meat and way too many bones, and—as one 47-year-old British man recently discovered—sometimes even childhood toys you forgot you inhaled several decades ago.
In the above gif you can see that the face material of a dartboard looks a whole lot like horsehair. And plenty of people will insist that high-quality dartboards are made with horse or camel hair, but it simply isn’t true. What’s really in a dartboard is called sisal, and it’s more closely related to tequila than the…
Miniature Space has been making beautiful “kawaii cuisine” for ages, and the mystery chef is now tackling adorably small fried donuts. This is a lovely video—but we do want to know what’s up with the random screaming in the background.
Japan is a land of many weird things, and as such, its fast food creations tend to be dependably curious. The newest menu item at Japanese McDonald’s, for instance, involves french fries covered with multiple types of chocolate. They’re called “McChocolate Potatoes.”
What does the word ‘sushi’ mean to you? If your response is something along the lines of ‘food wrapped in rice and seaweed paper’, then you might appreciate Buzzfeed’s new “Can You Sushi It?” video, which highlights just how liberal that definition really is.
If you love Ben and Jerry's ice cream, but can never remember what the heck is in Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch or Spectacular Speculoos, go print out a copy of this infographic and tape it to your fridge right now.
A toasted English muffin stuffed with seasoned grass fed beef and pork sausage patty, whipped avocado cream, crispy chile ancho rubbed carnitas, purple cabbage slaw and smoky grilled pineapple butter. Get two sunny side up eggs on the side and some fries and you'll have the perfect brunch.
How to turn ice cream sandwiches into MAGIC? Simply stack the sandwiches as directed, drizzle with hot fudge (or caramel sauce, or any other kind of drizzle-able topping of your choice), then "frost" with whipped cream or frosting (I'd use Cool Whip). Top with nuts or sprinkles or candy or anything else one might…
Remember that awesome video of a ski jumper filmed with a GoPro? It just got a lot awesomerer thanks to a cup of chicken nuggets. There's nothing that chicken nuggets can't better.
I really wanted these cereal tea bags to be real because I would love to buy them (and I'm to lazy to make them myself.) Of course, I can always buy Momofuku's delicious cereal milk and add it to my real tea.
I'm thankful for this this Thanksgiving. Here's how to make your own. [Instructables via BoingBoing]
Parents of the world, you search for the perfect plush toy ends now. Because My First Bacon is the only lovable, huggable, talking pork byproduct your precious little cherub will ever need.
Everyone loves ice cream. But hardly anyone makes it—anyone without a fancy ice cream machine, that is. SeriousEats set out to make real-deal homemade ice cream without special gear and found an unlikely solution: the ice cube tray.
When I'm buying a nice cut of meat, I like to talk to my butcher and feel like I'm in touch with the source of my food. Either that or I just slip a fiver into a vending machine.
If you really like eating eggs, but you really like making toast, the BangBang is the device you've always dreamed of: a toaster-style, four-egg steamer, suitable for streamlining your morning routine or rigging your neighborhood egg toss. Delicious efficiency. [Yanko]
You might not know it, but you've heard about the XP3: It's that phone that's always getting drenched, elephant-smooshed or shot, and surviving. Well, I finally got one, and the timing couldn't be better. XP3, I'm going to eat you.
Tiny red light-emitting diodes infuse potato plants with life even in the unnatural environment of a space station — fueling our brave hope that one day, astronauts will be able to make their own vodka. Food in space has come a long way, as a new space-food retrospective proves.