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Danish Brewers Turn Urine Into Beer

A person can make beer with almost anything. As part of a "beercycling" project to see if they could improve the sustainability of beer production, the Nørrebro Bryghus brewery and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council gathered more than 14,000 gallons of urine from people attending the Roskilde Festival, the largest music festival in Northern Europe, according to The Local. They used it as fertilizer for the malting barley, which was then brewed into a pilsner called “Pisner.” There’s no actual urine in the beer, but many brave souls will probably be eager to try it at least once when it is available for tasting at the end of June.

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Starbucks May Be Releasing a Sparkly Unicorn Frappuccino

Rumor has it that Starbucks is coming out with a unicorn Frappuccino. Although it has not been officially announced yet, photos have leaked online and the drink looks decidedly colorful. It appears to cost $4.75 for a Grande and contains some mysterious amalgamation of pink and blue cotton candy-colored swirls with whipped cream, edible glitter, and ridiculous amounts of sugar. (There’s probably some coffee in there somewhere too.) Apparently the entire thing is made with magical “pink powder,” which gives the drink its distinctive hue.

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Sushi Tacos Are Now a Thing, So Move Over Sushi Burritos!

Sushi burgers, sushi burritos… there seems to be no end in sight to the number of sushi-inspired food hybrids restaurants are able to create. Now sushi tacos are a thing, as invented by Tail & Fin, a sushi fusion restaurant in Las Vegas that constantly puts out unique seafood innovations like a poke bowl inside a carved-out pineapple. The sushi tacos are made with a seaweed shell, white rice, and customizable toppings like salmon, tuna, cilantro, pineapple, onions, and pomegranate seeds, and have gained quite a popular following online.

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Bernie Sanders Speaking Inside Giant Ben & Jerry’s Tub Thrills Internet

The Internet was thrilled this weekend by the sight of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders appearing to give a speech from inside a giant container of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. According to Good Morning America, Bernie Sanders was giving a speech at the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Saint Albans, Vermont, which has a podium that’s shaped like a giant pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. He was there to speak about workers’ rights and his intent to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour nationwide, but people were pretty entertained by the idea of the 75-year-old senator rising from a big tub of ice cream. “Worst bachelor party ever,” one person joked online.

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Will Future Vending Machines Help You Make Healthier Snack Choices?

Most vending machines can tempt us with candy, chips, and more, but there’s a new invention that might deter us from making less healthy snacking decisions. Brad Appelhans, an associate professor of preventive medicine at Rush University Medical Center, has designed a device for vending machines that waits 25 seconds to drop processed snacks as opposed to healthier snacks, which are dispensed faster. The device, called “Delays to Influence Snack Choice” or DISC, was created with the hypothesis that having to wait longer for a snack would make the consumer want it less, Appelhans told NPR. For months, Appelhans tested the theory by using the device in vending machines at Rush University and found that there was a five percent increase in people opting for healthier snacks.

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