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Groupon UK Made the World’s First Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

Groupon has deals for just about everything, from cooking classes to frozen yogurt. For Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, the e-commerce site debuted its latest buzzworthy product: prosecco-flavored nail polish. According to the company, the nail polish is made with real prosecco, and not only smells like the Italian sparkling wine, but tastes like it too. Although the Prosecco Polish is flavored and lick-able, Groupon recommends not actually drinking the product. Unfortunately, the Prosecco Polish was only available in the U.K., where over 10,000 Groupon users purchased the product.

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This Food Delivery App Lets You Pay Other People to Pick Up Your Food

Forget food delivery guys on speeding bikes. This new food delivery app will put your lunch order in the hands of some guy in the neighborhood who was already on his way to pick up his own food. JoyRun, a California startup which just raised about $10 million prior to launch, turns the traditional food delivery paradigm on its head with a peer-to-peer food delivery service. Here’s how it works: When you place your takeout order, the app matches you with a user known as a “runner,” who tacks your order onto his or her own ticket and delivers it to your office or residence. JoyRun’s CEO Manish Rathi said that a runner in a typical scenario will make about $10 per trip just by tacking a few additional orders (at $2 to $3 in fees each) onto his or her own, according to Tech Crunch.

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Trend Alert: It’s Now Acceptable to Add Cotton Candy to Pizza and Ice Cream

Cotton candy is usually associated with the summer carnivals of our childhood. But there’s more than one way to eat this fluffy treat, thanks to a new trend that has restaurants and cafés topping ice cream, lemonade, and pizza with cotton candy. At Café Maji in California, lemonade is poured over cotton candy which then “melts” just like snow and turns the lemonade purple. That sounds pretty reasonable, but what about cotton candy over pizza? Schmatz Beer Dining, a chain in Tokyo, is celebrating Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossom season) with cherry blossom cotton candy pizza. If cotton candy-smothered pizza sounds a bit too much for you, cotton candy topped with an ice cream sundae just may be the mashup dessert of your dreams. It’s served at the famously over-the-top Room for Dessert café in the Philippines.

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Japanese Tech Company Creates a Smartband to Track What You Eat

Japanese telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) might change the fitness tracking game with the debut of a new technology that tracks what you eat based on your arm movements. According to Japan Today, the technology uses sensors and gyroscopes in the device to distinguish the actions of eating different food, such as bread, sushi, and beef bowls. The company says that it will be working on estimating the “dietary contents of set meals” in the future and will conduct market research for more accuracy.

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Anheuser-Busch Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Anheuser-Busch (AB-InBev) is responding in a big way to climate change warnings. The major beer corporation announced that it would be committing to 100 percent renewable energy sources by the year 2025. The end result would make Anheuser-Busch the “largest corporate direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the global consumer goods sector.” Approximately 75 to 80 percent of their new energy purchases would come from clean energy power purchasing agreements, while the rest would come from changes to their factories, like the installation of on-site solar panels.


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