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This Company Is Printing Selfies With Edible Ink

Foodies can now eat their selfies with the Selffee Mobile Photo Booth, which prints images on food and drinks with an app.

Selffee created technology that uses flavorless, FDA-certified edible ink to print images on anything from a cup of cold brew to cupcakes, according to the company Indiegogo page. Unlike traditional cake transfers that use an edible icing sheet with the image printed on it, Selffee prints directly onto the food or drink. The New York City-based company is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo with $9,405 to date. Through the funding page, backers can receive two-dozen Selffee cookies for $90.

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Lady Complains to Tesco Because Her Potato Alphabet Had the Wrong Letters

According to The Evening Times, mother Nichola Hart wrote to Tesco supermarket on Facebook to complain after buying a bag of Crispy Potato Letters but not receiving all the letters she wanted.  She’d originally bought the product intending to help her 4-year old son, Logan, practice spelling his name. When she emptied the bag though, she found that she did not have an L or an O to work with. She wound up using an I instead of an L, and a C instead of an O, but her four-year-old was not impressed because his name was not “Icgan.” "It is misleading, why would you sell them as alpha-bites, really they should just be called 'certain letter bites,’” she said. Tesco responded to the complaint on Facebook and said that they were sorry Hart was disappointed, but that the letters were randomly bagged and not every letter could be guaranteed to appear in every bag.

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Can Drinking Even One Glass of Wine Daily Cause an Irregular Heartbeat?

A study led by Dr. Peter Kistler of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, suggests that although one drink a day can indeed lower the risk of cardiovascular disease due to the antioxidants it contains, it can also cause an irregular heartbeat. "Alcohol is not universally 'good' for the heart," Kistler told Reuters. "It is beneficial for the 'plumbing' or blood supply to the heart muscle, but for the 'electrical' part of the heart or the heartbeat it is not." Of 900,000 people tested in the study, nearly eight percent who drank a beer or glass of wine daily experienced increased instances of atrial fibrillation, a kind of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).

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Now You Can Get Restaurant Search Results by Tweeting Emojis at Google

Google is combining people’s love for food and emojis in a new feature that allows Twitter users to receive restaurant or recipe recommendations. Through the feature, which became available Tuesday, Dec. 6, Twitter users simply need to type in a food emoji, followed by “@Google,” to receive a response from a Google bot with a link of potential food spots. “There are 21 million tweets sent every hour, and 600,000 of them contain at least one emoji,” a Google representative told Eater. “A staggering 74 percent of people in the U.S. regularly use emojis, sending an average of 96 per day.” The company has also set up automated responses for non-food emojis.

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Fireball Whisky Now Comes in Gallon-Sized Boxes

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is now being sold in nearly gallon-sized boxes. Each “Firebox” contains two 1.75-liter pouches from which you can pour 78 shots of Fireball. With two nozzles conveniently located on either side of the box, Firebox makes it easy to guzzle with a friend. Fireball announced the new product a couple of months ago, but the giant boxes, which cost approximately $50 each, have only recently begun to gain popularity.

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