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Pets Eat Healthier Than Their Parents, According to Survey

As most parents do for their children, pet owners tend to put the needs of their four-legged friends first when it comes to nutrition, according to the Toronto-based pet food company Open Farm. The company surveyed 1,360 American dog and cat owners to see how their pets’ dietary habits measured up. The survey found that 43 percent of Americans said that they would be eating healthier meals if they ate their pets’ food. The company also found that 84 percent of pet owners pay as much attention to ingredients in their pets’ food as they do their own.

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Is This the Poshest Vending Machine Ever?

Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, the ever-popular NoLa restaurant, is debuting a Champagne vending machine. This is the third Champagne vending machine in the world. (The other two are located in Las Vegas, of course.) For $20, customers can ask for access to the vending machine and pick out a (mini) bottle of bubbly themselves. Of course, we knew it would be a bit pricier than your standard Mountain Dew and Doritos vending machine run, but this novelty just may be worth the price tag.

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Human Meat Isn’t That Nutritious, Cannibalism Study Finds

Cannibals, head hunters, and primitive tribes with sharpened sticks have haunted our horror movies for decades, and genuine cannibalism has existed throughout human history. But as it turns out, people just aren’t that nutritious. A bizarre new study published in Scientific Reports by the researcher James Cole of the University of Brighton finds that other animals — particularly those that were available to humans during the Paleolithic era — are more calorie- and protein-dense than human meat. “When you compare us to other animals, we’re not very nutritional at all,” Cole said. A single adult male is about 143,000 calories, or 32,000 calories if you only eat skeletal muscle and skip out on organ meats. A horse carcass would last about six times as long, and boars and beavers — relatively small in comparison to humans — contain three times as many calories per pound.

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UK Store Wants You to De-Stress by Peeling Potatoes

There are tons of ways to cope with stress, from meditating to doing yoga. One department store in London, Selfridges, is helping shoppers wind down by hosting crafting workshops, one of which involves peeling potatoes. At the workshop, attendees can therapeutically peel potatoes to “reconnect” and relax through basic activities, The Guardian reported. The program also offers workshops on other tasks, including making tea and grinding spices. “We hope this project will show people that crafts are hands-on, visceral, sensory activities which are very satisfying and grounding,” Catherine Lock, who helped coordinate the event, told The Guardian.

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Soccer Team Uses Players’ Numbers as Supermarket Ads

A Brazilian soccer team looking for a way to make some more money has figured out a new type of sponsorship deal, and it’s letting a local supermarket advertise its product prices right on the players’ shirts. According to The Independent, the Fluminense de Feira team in Brazil actually figured out how to turn the players’ numbers into ads. Now, one of the team’s star players is no longer player number 10. Instead, he’s player 10.98 — which is the price of a pizza at the local supermarket. Other players advertise the costs of shampoo, shaving cream, and other grocery store products. Team marketing director Xiko Melo came up with the unconventional idea, which he says was necessary because the Brazilian Football Confederation does not provide enough support for smaller teams like his.

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