This sneak preview of the Aquabats! Supershow! has everything: talking mushrooms, trippy trees, and a scary unicorn lady. Aquabats! Supershow! is a new television show "based on the misadventures of rock 'n' roll's greatest super dude men." In this installment, they're stuck in traffic and late for a show. How are they gonna get there? There's only one way to find out. . .
I saw this video earlier this week and thought it would make a nice weekend distraction. In Food Fight, a video by Stefan Nadelman, various modern battles are recreated using food from the regions of the world engaged in the conflict. It begins at WWII, but if you're not that well versed in war, don't worry, the folks at Boing Boing have kindly edited the video to include subtitles. It's really a captivating video, and if you haven't already seen it, then check it out, just read more
All of you soda drinkers might want to pay attention to this one. A new study from Britain's Sheffield University is linking sodium benzoate, a preservative found in some sodas, to cell damage. Research is suggesting that the preservative has the ability to switch vital parts of DNA.
Professor Peter Piper, a professor of molecular biology and biotechnology, tested the impact of sodium benzoate on living yeast cells in his laboratory. What he found alarmed him: the benzoate was damaging an important area of DNA in the "power station" of cells known as the mitochondria.
He told The Independent on Sunday: "These chemicals have the ability to cause severe damage to DNA in the mitochondria to the point that they totally inactivate it: they knock it out altogether."
It can be identified in soft drinks by the phrase "sodium benzoate" or E211. Oh and in case you were wondering, it is also used in fireworks as a powder that makes the whistling noises.
This is not the first time sodium benzoate has found its way into the spotlight. In March of 2006, the Food & Drug Administration was said to be running tests on whether or not combined with ascorbic acid, heat and light, it forms benzene, a known carcinogen.
geeksugar often likes to tell me how awful her cooking skills are (which, btw folks, they are not) - I think she's just intimidated by the recipes. However, I just came across a food creation that I think she'll love. Remember that scene in Star Wars where Han Solo gets stuck in carbonite? Well now she can get all the steps needed to recreate it in chocolate. That's right a chocolate frozen Han Solo - talk about hot... - Instructables via Boing Boing
Sure, we've all heard of the Superfruits, but how about miracle fruit? Miracle fruit is a little known berry that alters taste buds making bitter things better and sour things sweet. The effect lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. If you ask me, it sounds like it makes your taste buds high.
Several food bloggers were able to get their hands on some miracle fruit and tested it out.
It may be impossible for one to realize how much sweetness is present in citrus until one has had the sourness chemically masked. Lemons and limes are full of natural sugars, salts, and acids, but those flavors are normally pretty well-hidden behind the tartness.
I don't know about you guys, but I have got to get my hands on some of this stuff. And lucky for me, FitSugar found a place to order the plant online.
Source: Boing Boing