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Stir your coffee with this nifty automatic device

Image: starbucks Those days of searching for the correctly sized straw for your giant iced drink at a Starbucks counter will soon come to an end, as the company has announced it intends to fully ditch plastic straws by 2020.  SEE ALSO: New Starbucks policy: You don’t need to buy their coffee to sit or use the bathroom As an alternative, the super-mega coffee chain announced via press release Monday morning that it will roll out new lids designed for cold drinks.  Not completely unlike the lids the company currently…

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300lbs Woman Reveals What 3 Years Of Workout Did To Her Body, And Her Transformation Photos Are Unbelievable

“I decided to take charge of my life and make a change,” she said. “After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery.” “In the first year, I shed more than 100 pounds without surgery and significantly changed my unhealthy habits. I am now health issue free and my life has changed for the better with the simple realization that what we want and what we do are completely in our…

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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and containers worth $57.6 billion since 1992, the first year it disclosed data. So when the country announced last year that it finally had enough of everybody else's junk, governments the world over knew they had a problem. They just didn’t know exactly how large it was.  Now they know. By 2030, an estimated 111 million metric tons of used plastic will need to be buried or recycled somewhere else—or not manufactured at…

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This monster mower can cut more grass than you can imagine

We'll miss you, letter PImage: scott olson/Getty Images Drumroll, please. Or not – it all depends on your feelings about cheap pancakes. As we predicted, after weeks of teasing, IHOP’s dropping its big news. As of Monday, June 11th, 2018, the chain says it’s changed its name to IHOb (for “International House of Burgers”) from IHOP (for International House of Pancakes.)  Wow. This is just breathtaking stuff. SEE ALSO: We think we figured out what IHOP’s name change means The company made the announcement with a splashy burger-filled video posted…

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Be the talk of your tailgate with this portable convection cooker

This, but burned into the air you breathe.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Do you ever light scented candles during or after cooking to get rid of the food smell? Well, A1 – the steak sauce brand – will now let you do the opposite, with meat-scented candles. SEE ALSO: Artist makes perfumes for astronauts that smell like Earth The candles come in three original scents: Original Meat, Backyard BBQ, and Classic Burger. The website urges customers to “grab it while it’s hot” lest supplies run out – Original Meat is already gone. Image:…

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Guy Turns Squirrel Into Ninja Warrior by Slowly Adding Sections to Obstacle Course

Over a period of two weeks, a guy in England was able to train a squirrel in his backyard to complete a pretty impressive obstacle course in order to reach the delicious food at the end. The whole sequence is fun to watch and the soundtrack could not have been more appropriate 😀 Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/american-ninja-warrior-squirrel-backyard-obstacle-course/

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Chilean villagers claim British appetite for avocados is draining region dry

UK demand for fruit increased by 27% last year alone, prompting accusations that growers are illegally diverting rivers and leaving locals without water British supermarkets are selling thousands of tonnes of avocados produced in a Chilean region where villagers claim vast amounts of water are being diverted, resulting in a drought. Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chiles largest avocado-producing province, Petorca, where water rights have been violated. In Petorca, many avocado plantations install illegal pipes and wells in order to divert water…

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Fall From Grace: Gatorade Sales Have Plummeted After A French Food Critic Gave Cool Blue A Bad Review In Le Monde

Gatorade just suffered a crippling blow it might not recover from any time soon. Sales of its sports drinks have plummeted after a French food critic gave its Cool Blue flavor a scathing review in France’s leading newspaper, Le Monde. This is a huge fall from grace for the once-esteemed Gatorade brand. Last week, a chill fell over the normally bustling Gatorade corporate headquarters when world-famous food critic Jacques Chevalier strode through the front door and demanded to taste its Cool Blue flavor. According to witnesses, the feared journalist snapped,…

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A 25-Day, Cross Section Timelapse of a Bean Plant Set to Classical

Kidney bean timelapse with soil cross section. Showing how roots ant upper part of plant grows. Play speed – 17280x (one shot every 9 minutes 36 seconds played at 30 FPS). Music: Blue Danube by Strauss via GPHase on YouTube Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/25-day-bean-plant-cross-section-timelapse/

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In 1982, An Artist Harvested Two Acres of Wheat on Land Worth $4.5 Billion

© Agnes Denes In the summer of 1982, two acres of wheat were planted and harvested by artist Agnes Denes, two blocks from Wall Street and the World Trade Center and facing the Statue of Liberty. Planting and harvesting a field of wheat on land worth $4.5 billion created a powerful paradox. Wheatfield was a symbol, a universal concept; it represented food, energy, commerce, world trade, and economics. It referred to mismanagement, waste, world hunger and ecological concerns. It called attention to our misplaced priorities. The harvested grain traveled to…

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Tesla Makes Last-Ditch Model 3 Deliveries as Pressures Mount

With pressure escalating after one of the worst weeks in its almost 15-year-history, Tesla Inc. raced to manufacture and deliver its mission-critical Model 3 sedan to burnish the numbers it’s about to report to rattled investors. Tesla’s Fremont, California, delivery hub was packed with people Saturday evening as the last hours of the quarter drew to a close. Red couches and tall white tables were set up outside, a DJ played music and a truck selling Vietnamese food was on hand. Behind the scenes, a company that’s struggled to figure…

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