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Fast Food

KFC Created A ‘Zinger’ Sandwich Out Of A Meteor, Sells It For $20,000

Kentucky Fried Chicken isn’t really one’s first thought when it comes to vegan food. The predominately chicken-based menu can attest to that.

The fried chicken chain, however, created a nifty one-of-a-kind item sent from the stars earlier this month reports Design Taxi. They took a meteorite and sculpted it in the image of the iconic zinger chicken sandwich out of the space rock.

A vegan couple purchased the inedible item for $20,000.

The buyer’s husband was once a fan of the chicken sandwich before giving up meat. This inedible galactic shadow of his past will forever serve as a bittersweet reminder of a small joy he once had from eating KFC.

At least, every time he walks past his mantle.

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Products

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.

Firebox continues to release banger after cosmic banger with their products, only this time they call out to the astronaut in all of us.Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 10.43.07 AM

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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News

NASA Is Paying Researchers $200,000 To Turn Poop Into Food For Astronauts

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NASA’s trying to get astronauts to eat their own excrement. No, really.

A team of chemists and bioengineers from Clemson University were hired by NASA to find a sustainable approach to an astronaut’s diet, reports Science Alert. There have been multiple progressions in the process including growing their own romaine lettuce in space.

Now, they’re turning towards human feces.

The group were given a stipend of $200,000 a year for three years to figure out how to accomplish this unconventional feat.

Three years to make poop you can eat. Hopefully, some of that $200,000 goes towards making it tasty.

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Hit-Or-Miss

How Soap Is Made as Explained by Candy Corn, In Space

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In his spare time up at the space station, NASA astronaut Don Pettit took his crew’s entire supply of candy corn and a ball of water to create a macroscopic, or visible-to-the eye, analogy as to how soap molecules work. Because there’s not much else a guy, who also happens to be a chemical engineer, can do with candy corn up in space.

Since soap molecules have a hydrophilic end and a hydrophobic end, one attracts water while the other repels it. The astronaut coated an end of each candy corn with oil to make it hydrophobic. This allowed the candies to arrange themselves around the water based on their attraction and repulsion.

When a surface is covered with surfactant molecules (ones that lower the surface’s tension), the oil is able to float away and mix with the water. The floaty candy corn sphere begins to solidify and binds itself together. Thus, candy-flavored soap.

Check out the video below for space candy.

H/T First We Feast

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Fast Food

Physicists Launch Burger and Fries into Space to Promote Delivery Service

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While the majesty of outer space is as breathtaking as TV describes it, there’s no reason to send a perfectly good order of burger and fries up there. Well, other than to appease invaders. Physicists Peter Sharman and Andy Shovel also own a burger delivery business based in London. They thought it would be a good idea to send their burger into space.

The duo behind Chosen Bun successfully launched a burger and chips (fries) 112,000 feet above the ground. The meal was attached to a rig with a balloon the size of a two-bedroom house, according to the Telegraph. The pair also fitted a GoPro camera onto the structure in order to properly document the historic occasion.

Upon its return to Earth, the burger was discovered (intact) 32 miles from where it was launched. It definitely wasn’t edible. The chips, however, were lost during the descent and are presumably gone forever.

It cost Sharman and Shovel £2,000 ($3,212 US) to pull off this stunt. While this wasn’t the first burger to be launched into space, it was the first combo meal. This attempt also went farther and higher.

Check out the astounding video below.

H/T The Telegraph

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Hit-Or-Miss

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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Video

This Burger Just Went H.A.M In Space

This is what you do when you attend Harvard; you send burgers into space. These five students put their intellectual hard hats on and sent a peace offering up to the extraterrestrials in the form of a two-day-old hamburger.

The modern day Magellans glued the hardened, shellacked burger and sent it into the air with a camera recording the journey. The burger literally reached astronomical heights. Unfortunately, no aliens took to the peace offering, and the burger sadly fell back uneaten. I have two theories as to why the aliens didn’t want the burger. The first, is it was two days freaking old! Who wants a burger after two days? That’s gotta be a burger’s half-life right? Second, they forgot the fries and drink. That’s just common intergalactic courtesy. Although, they would’ve had better luck finding their outer space equivalents if they had sent the burger at the same time as this Natty Light.

 

Video Courtesy YouTube

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Sweets

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]