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DoorDash Wants To Plant A Tree In Your Honor For Earth Day

Earth Day is upon us today, and with it, an overwhelming sense of responsibility to take care of our big, blue/green ball.  Door Dash has made this a little bit easier for us with their one-day promotion.

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Only for today, anybody that orders a salad or generally leafy meal using the Door Dash app will have a tree planted (still waiting to hear back from Door Dash to find out when and where) as a thank you. Using the Arbor Day Foundation, Door Dash is looking to virtually recycle these trees by planting a new one to replace the one you just ate.

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Although this offer seemingly makes more sense on Arbor Day (which falls on April 29th this year, the last Friday in April), it still provides a fun and interactive way for cubicle-dwelling Earth-lovers like myself to thank Mother Earth for all the dope shit she’s done for us since, well, the dawn of time really.

I can’t think of a time that helping the planet has ever been made more convenient for average Joes like me. Can you?

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Someone’s Mouth On Uranus With This Solar System Drinking Set

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your friends fill up Uranus? Dream no more.

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This Solar System drinking set comes equipped with all 9 planets, although it includes Pluto, which is now being considered a dwarf planet and not cool enough to hang out with the other planets.

Each glass in the set comes with detailed depictions of each planet’s surface, with a particular emphasis (obviously) on the earth glass.

This set comes with 10 glasses total, with eight of them holding 10 oz. (Mercury through Neptune), a Sun glass at 16 oz., then finally a large shot glass of Pluto that will hold 4 oz.

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Photo Credit: Firebox 

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Here’s a Gas-tronomically Accurate Cake Model of Jupiter

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Cake Crumbs’ talented Rhiannon sure knows how to make cakes. A while back, she turned heads with her multi-layered cake replica of the planet Earth. Now she’s at it again and this time, she’s going bigger. I’m talking Jupiter big. Combining her love of astronomy with her love of baking, she’s tackled the largest planet in our solar system.

In the end I settled on Jupiter predominantly for one reason: its Great Red Spot. The giant anticyclonic storm has always been one of my favourite things and continues to be a subject of great fascination for me. At thrice the size of the Earth it’s bewildering to comprehend the actual magnitude of it. If I absolutely have to choose a favourite planet, it’s got to Jupiter for that storm alone.

After eight hours of meticulous detailing, tons of fondant and edible ink, she was able to replicate the Great Red Spot and all the other intricacies surrounding Jupiter’s atmosphere.

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The center core of the planet is made out of mud cake with a surrounding layer of Almond Butter cake, then a layer of tinted vanilla Madeira sponge above that. Just below the fondant, the sphere is covered with a vanilla buttercream crumb coat.

If they had used cakes like these in grade school science, I would have paid much more attention. This Jupiter cake looks to be yet another successful project for Cake Crumbs. Hopefully we’ll be seeing something just as cool with the same amount of care, detail and creativity from this talented baker.

PicThx CakeCrumbs

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TIL How to Turn the World into An ‘Earth Sandwich’

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The sandwich is a beautiful concept, mainly because almost anything can be made into this perfect dish. A Po’ Boy Ramen version? Check. Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger insanity? You betcha! So really, is it any surprise people have tried to make an Earth sandwich? No, seriously.

The idea is actually really cool. A few years back, blogger Ze Frank challenged his readers to find antipodes (or two perfectly opposite spots on Earth), simultaneously place bread on the ground at both locations and create a deliciously awesome globe sandwich. Spiffy, huh?

The thing is, there are very few spots in the US where tunneling straight through Earth would lead you to land. However, people have been attempting this challenge, and there was even a successful planet sandwich thanks to two participants in New Zealand and Spain.

So what are you waiting for? Send a friend to your antipode and make a sandwich stat!

H/T NPR