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DOPE: Artist Recreates Iconic Short Film ‘A Trip to the Moon’ Using Ice Cream

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Die-hard film buffs have probably seen the classic French short, Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon). The 1902 silent film directed by cinema legend Georges Méliès. The picture made a huge resurgence in popular culture as a major plot point in the 2011 film, Hugo. Now after more than a century, A Trip to the Moon is about to get a pretty sweet remake. Kind of.

Henry Hargreaves, an artist and photographer, decided to redo the famous moon-landing  shot from the film using a combination of desserts. Hargreaves incorporated the use of buttercream as a texture for the moon, covering the entirety of his model’s face with the sweet stuff. Replacing the iconic rocket ship from the original film, however, Hargreaves opted to use an ice cream cone instead.

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Check out the original film below and compare for yourself. I’m pretty impressed.

H/T Neatorama

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The Phases of the Moon, As Explained in Oreos

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If all school lessons were taught with Oreos, I’m sure we’d all be so much smarter by now.

Australian Telescope and Binocular store Optics Central put together this neat infographic on the different phases of the moon, as portrayed by varying amounts of Oreo creme filling. For example, the perfect amount of filling? A full moon. Slightly under? The waning and waxing gibbous. Way too little filling? First and third quarters. Don’t even get us started on New Moons.

Fractions, angles, circumferences — all of the Oreos for all of the school!

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H/T + Picthx Visual.ly

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Dogfish Releases Beer Made with Actual Meteorites

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Ever wonder what’d it be like in the future to hit up a bar on the other side of the galaxy, have some moon beer and maybe even get into a drunken fight with a 8-foot-tall space slug? Well, maybe you can have one out of three.

In celebration of the fall equinox, The Dogfish Head Brewery is going out of this world to make a special kind of ale that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. The Delaware-based company created what they proudly call their Celest-Jewel-Ale, which is made from lunar meteorites. The meteorites were first crushed into dust and steeped like tea in an Oktoberfest beverage.

The moon dust is made mostly of minerals and salts, which help the fermentation process, ironically adding a more earthiness texture to the drink. Dogfish acquired the lunar meteorites via ILC, a design and development company that makes spacesuits for NASA.

Celest-Jewel-Ale, at 5% ABV and 25 IBUs, is definitely a limited time brew at Dogfish and only available at Dogfish Head’s pub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Once it’s gone, there’s literally nothing in this world that would taste the same.

H/T Dogfish Head + PicThx ILC, Dover.  J

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This Moon-Shaped, Crater-Covered Ice Cream Probably Tastes Like Adventure

If you’ve ever spent time looking at the majesty of the night sky and contemplating what it would be like to grab one of those heavenly celestial bodies and give ‘er a good lickin’, wonder no longer.

From London-based design firm Doshi Levien comes new Ice Moons for Häagen-Dazs, moon-shaped ice cream cakes designed to combine the “ephemeral” nature of ice cream with the “fantasy, adventure [and] imagination” of our favorite lunar body.

According to the firm’s Facebook page, these spacey spheres — designed for Christmas 2012 — take their inspiration from a children’s Bollywood song, Georges Méliès 1902 science fiction film Le Voyage dans la Lune and the relief work of Armenian surrealist Léon Tutundjian.

Dezeen Magazine explains, “The white moon consists of a pistachio biscuit base, layers of macadamia nut ice cream and meringue and a coating of raspberry ice cream,” while “the orange moon has crunchy chocolate at the bottom, layers of nutty ice cream and salted caramel and a coating of vanilla ice cream.”

Unfortunately no word yet on pricing or availability, but if this is what the future of astronaut food looks like, it’s about freaking time.

[Via Foodiggity]