New York Hot Dog Carts to Give Out Vibrators and More News

In today's Media Mix, artificial butter flavoring may be bad for your brain, plus a Mars-inspired Oreo
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Trojan Hot Dogs Carts Handing Out Free Vibrators: This Wednesday and Thursday in New York, two hot dog carts will be handing out 10,000 free vibrators. Bonus: Marketing puns include, "Relish the moment." [NY Times]

Oreo's Mars Cookie: Just like their gay pride Oreo cookie, Nabisco has released a cute image of a Mars-inspired cookie, in honor of Curiosity Rover's landing on Mars. [Grub Street]

Artificial Butter Flavors Bad for Brain: New research shows that an increased exposure to artificial butter flavoring, known as diacetyl, is linked to Alzheimer's-related abnormal brain proteins. Yikes. [HuffPo]

Restaurants Battle Drought Price Increases: Word is beef prices won't go down until 2015, but at least restaurateurs are doing their best to keep their prices down in the competitive economy. For now, that is. [US News]

McDonald's Staff Saves Baby: Footage has been released showing the staff at an Australian McDonald's stopping work to help relieve a choking baby. Emergency personnel gave directions over the phone, and the one-year-old was released from the hospital after an overnight stay. [Mediaite]