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What Exactly Is A Calorie And Why Do We Care?

By now, in 2015, with gluten excommunicated from diets, paleo celebrated and superfood vegetables being discovered left and right, we all generally know what kind of food is good for you and what kind of food is bad for you. But do most of us really know what a calorie is other than a big number being worse than a little number? Probably not! Here’s a video from Ted Ed breaking down the unit of measurement that runs so many lives.


Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide For Everyone

I have a problem. It’s a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances — or at least all the As Seen On TVand Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few weeks. Sous vide, anyone? This $229 gadget makes it so, so easy.


Watch This Guy Perfectly Recreate Homer Simpson Eating In Real Life

It takes a lot of hard work, a considerable amount of natural talent and a little bit of luck to be able to eat like Homer Simpson in real life. Caolan McArthur and CinemaRaven managed to accomplish the Herculean feat (with the help of a sped up camera) and basically created a live action version of The Simpsons.


Tiny Hamster Eats Tiny Hot Dogs Faster Than Any Human Can

It’s kind of funny how our favourite tiny hamster looks exactly like Kobayashi, the famous competitive eater, while mowing down hot dogs. They’re using the same method! The hamster looks much cuter though. Much cuter.


How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4000-5000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they’re perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it’s difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn’t until around 500-400 AD that they began being used as table utensils.


Feature: The Curious History Of Knives, Forks And Spoons

You use them every day. They’re some of the most simple but useful devices in existence. They’re used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons?


Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like The Vegetables You'll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat — and it almost kinda is, because it’s made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time.


How To Detox After A Day Of Christmas Excess

In a move that surprised no one, you totally overdid it the last couple of days. You had to have thirds on ham. You took down a litre of spiked eggnog. You were feeling festive, but now you feel like crap. Here are five tips to get you back to normal as quickly as possible.


This Restaurant Will Pay You Not To Use Your Phone At Dinner

Sometimes it’s nice to have your smartphone at dinner, staring at the screen the entire time and avoiding the human travails of conversation and eye contact. But this Los Angeles-based eatery has had enough, and is offering discounts for phone surrender.


Scientists Say Eating Placenta Is Good For You

The entire animal kingdom does it, but most humans become squeamish and pull their faces at the very notion. But now, scientists are suggesting that mothers — and perhaps even fathers — would benefit from eating parts of the placenta following child birth. Yum.