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Jimmy John’s Employees Fired After Playing Jump Rope With Dough

It’s all fun and games until you get recorded on Snapchat and fired from your job. Jimmy John’s employees in Jacksonville, Florida, were caught on video jumping rope with bread dough and terminated from their positions at the sandwich chain. The inspectors who investigated the restaurant were told the dough was leftover and was thrown away afterward, according to News4Jax. The video was posted on Facebook and has since received more than 26,000 views and more than 200 shares.


This Beer Is Specifically Designed to Drink in the Shower

Shower beer used to just mean a regular bottle of beer you brought into the shower, supposedly to open up the brew’s flavors with steam. But now there is an actual product designed to fit in your shower caddy. Shower Beer is the brainchild of Swedish brewery PangPang and creative agency Snask. The beer bottle is wide enough that it can fit into your shower caddy without accidentally breaking, but it’s still made of glass so you should be careful. The brew is best described as “sweet but strong,” and its six ounces packs a punch at 10 percent alcohol by volume, according to CNET.


This Pizza Delivery Driver Was Spotted Delivering Food to a Stranded Driver in a Snowstorm

Colorado truck drivers stuck behind a road crew working to clear an avalanche got a sweet — or, rather, savory — surprise this week from an unlikely source: a hero pizza delivery guy.  Truck drivers were stuck along I-70 at Vail Pass for hours following an avalanche collapse during a snowstorm earlier this week. One trucker was feeling particularly ravenous so he ordered a pizza. A pizza delivery man — wearing shorts and driving a Subaru — was spotted by news station KUSA trekking through the snowdrifts to deliver pizza to the trucker. Other stranded drivers apparently liked the idea, and more orders were called in — and more pizzas delivered. The pizza man was later identified as Marc Keleske, the owner of Chicago Pizza, who said that his pizzeria actually often delivers to stranded drivers in Colorado, where avalanches in winter are pretty common.

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Research Says Serving Yourself Can Make You Eat Healthier

New research says that serving yourself food, instead of being served, can make all the difference in making healthier choices. The research involved five experiments, which showed that participants were more inclined to eat food perceived as unhealthy when it required less physical involvement to receive; participants were less inclined to eat unhealthy food when more physical involvement was needed to obtain the food. “If they’re served by someone else, they can outsource responsibility to someone else,” Dr. Linda Hagen, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, told The Wall Street Journal. “But if they serve themselves, they have to accept responsibility and that makes them feel bad.”

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There’s Now a ‘Harry Potter’-Themed Pasta Restaurant in Brooklyn


A pasta restaurant in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood is low-key Harry Potter-themed, complete with candles, chandeliers, and a Sorting Hat. Pasta Wiz is meant to resemble “a wizard’s enchanted lair,” but, according to the website, the real magic of this fast-casual Brooklyn restaurant is the three-minute prep time for all dishes. Like many trendy restaurants in Williamsburg, it touts organic dishes with local ingredients, as well as gluten-free options. “We decided Pasta Wiz, it's like a wizard magical place, so we've made it Harry Potter-style," owner Alex Dimitrov told Gothamist. "The magic is making the pasta so fast, and so good."