John Gilchrist, the child actor best-known as Mikey from Life cereal's most notable commercial, was tossing around a baseball in 1979 when his mom got a bizarre phone call from a stranger in tears.
"I'm so sorry to hear about your son!" the woman wailed.
"What do you mean?" Gilchrist's mother shot back. "He's at the park -- he just came home from school."
Tuesday, Dec 26th 2017 (12:00am)
In the cold-war craze of the 50's, the government was faced with many survival decisions, including just what to feed all the huddled masses in their underground bunkers and shelters. After much study, they hit upon bulgur wheat, a key ingredient in middle-Eastern cuisine and an especially hardy and common grain. From that, 20 billion pounds of all-purpose survival crackers came into being.
You've probably heard the warning every year since you were a kid: Don't eat those little silver balls on your Christmas cookies, because they’re "poisonous." Those small round decorations are officially called silver dragées - dragée being the general term for a tiny confectionery coated in hard sugar - and they've been haunting the Food and Drug Administration for over a century.
Tuesday, Dec 12th 2017 (12:00am)
I hate to say it but this fake burger actually tastes like meat. Not at all like the frozen soy protein isolate. It smells, tastes, and yes... bleeds just like a real beef hamburger.
It was a little dry, but I've been a carnivore for years and you really could have fooled me.
Friday, Nov 10th 2017 (12:00am)
F. Nephi Grigg had an unbeatable scheme. Nephi and his brother Golden had travelled 2,883 miles from the tiny Oregon border town where they ran their frozen potato company to the white sparkling sands of Miami Beach. In his bag he had carried 15 pounds of his new creation all the way from Oregon, and he wanted them cooked and served. The golden potatoes had been cut into bite-sized pieces and fried, and they were a hit. Tater Tots were born.
You love cotton candy. No, no really love cotton candy. You cannot wait until the carnival comes to town. You're just jonesing for some cotton candy.
Make your own. Simple home construction videos.
Basic: Cardboard box, jar lid, soda can, wooden dowel, and some tools.
Add a power drill: You can skip after seeing the first 15 seconds.
Repurposing a blender: More power tools.
And your own DIY job: This seems the most polished of the bunch.
Jell-O or gelatin salads were often called congealed salads at Southern tables and were fixtures at big Sunday suppers. Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins, an eighth-generation Georgian, recalls their importance during his own childhood. Hopkins created a modern version of his childhood salad using Coca-Cola as a sweetener along with fresh mayonnaise, pickled horseradish and Vidalia onions.
Thursday, Aug 10th 2017 (12:01am) | Thanks: birdy
For his latest personal food challenge, San Jose, California-based professional competitive eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie tests how quickly he can eat 203 chocolate chip Chips Ahoy cookies and drink one gallon of milk, which totals a whopping 12,800 calories.
Saturday, Jul 29th 2017 (1:29am)
Starting August 7, fans everywhere can have their own Taco Bell wedding, which they can walk in and order right off the Las Vegas Cantina menu. Ringing in at $600, the wedding package is complete with a ceremony performed by an ordained officiant, a private reception area for up to 15 guests, custom merchandise for the bride and groom, Taco Bell branded champagne flutes, a Taco 12 Pack, a Cinnabon Delights cake and, last but certainly not least, a sauce packet bouquet.
Friday, Jun 30th 2017 (12:00am)
July Fourth is coming up. Lots of people are firing up the grills and having backyard cookouts. Choose the best all beef hounds, not the typical pig's lips, cow's ears and a ton of garlic.
Thursday, Jun 29th 2017 (12:00am)
I finally got around to trying this today. It really wasn't bad at all.
However, it was a mess to clean up. Doing it at home on my own probably saved me two or three dollars off a bucket. What a damned mess. Two or three dollars well spent elsewhere, if you ask me.
Thursday, May 25th 2017 (12:01am)
How do you get your money's worth at a buffet? The Food Network is here to tell us how we've been doing it wrong. See, buffet eating is a zero-sum game, and you have two have a proper strategy to win.
When visual artist Luca Zannoto was called upon by the Finnish coffee company Paulig to create a cup of coffee with a single bean, he happily obliged. Using that one bean ground upon an emery board with water boiled over a candle and everything else in miniature, Zannoto very gracefully created the world’s smallest cup of coffee.
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Waffle House - oh, how I loves me some Waffle House - has a unique ordering system that involves standing on a designated spot and yelling vaguely food-sounding gibberish at the cooks. Here's what it all means.
Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017 (12:00am)
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Ut oh, the boss is coming around the corner with his daughter's order form. It's Girl Scout cookies time. What to do? Hide? Buy lots of boxes and butter up the guy who signs your checks? After all, your raise is up for review in less than a month.
Okay, you choose the latter. Now what do you do when delivery comes besides pay for your booty and wolf down that box of thin mints?
Well, here's what several eateries do with those treats.
The president of Iceland doesn't like pineapple on his pizza, and joked about making it illegal. The man credited with first putting it on pizza, now in his 80's, retorts.
Forget cash. On Tuesday, McDonald's hamburger fans were able to withdraw a Big Mac from an ATM. Big Mac lovers who visited a McDonald's eatery in Boston's Kenmore Square were able to bypass the counter and instead head straight to an automated teller machine that dispensed two new versions of the signature sandwich, along with the original. All were free.
Thursday, Feb 2nd 2017 (12:00am)
Best Song About Masturbation
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Martian, The (2015)
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