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Candied Kentucky Fried Chicken Meal

This delicious-looking meal didn’t come from Kentucky Fried Chicken, but from Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons. The chicken legs are actually Rice Krispie treats, marshmallows and pretzel sticks with a Raisin Bran coating. The corn consists of Twinkies covered with jelly beans and a single yellow Starburst candy. The baked beans are [...]

Pepsi and Chicken Flavored Potato Chips

That’s not drinking Pepsi while eating chicken flavored potato chips, but potato chips that are infused with Pepsi flavoring and chicken flavoring. Yummy! This product of both Lay’s and PepsiCo will soon be available in China: Cola chicken is a common recipe in China, with chicken wings tossed into a wok and caramelized in soy sauce, [...]

6 Pieces of Folksy Wisdom That Are Actually True

It’s the holidays again. That means family, and family means listening to insane, ill-informed debates over every subject imaginable. But just because your relatives are old and probably a little crazy doesn’t mean everything they say is nonsense. When it comes to some of that old down-home folksy wisdom, for example, they’re actually right. 1. You [...]

More Disgusting Fried Foods From the Texas State Fair

Why bother with eating the actual chicken meat when you can just enjoy the fried skins instead? If that’s not enough fried nastiness for you then I’m sure you’ll find something to trigger your gag reflex over at Serious Eat’s slide show covering the best of the worst of the foods at the Texas State Fair. Link

Where Pumpkins Come From

The blog Pregnant Chicken rounded up a whole slew of pumpkins and Jack O’Lanterns that were arranged and carved in such a way as to illustrate a pumpkin giving birth. Many of them appear to be from obstetrician’s offices and maternity wards, because they need Halloween decorations, too! Be warned that as funny as they [...]

The Missing Links: Amazing Food Innovations

This Art Text Book Contains No Art But, you can imagine what it’d be like if it did, right? Also: Why are text books so insanely expensive? * Mad Science: Warp Drive Is it really possible to build something that goes faster than the speed of light? * Waldo: A Quarter-Century of Hiding In Plain Sight It would be a lot [...]

How Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean?

At some point in the last few thousand years, someone in India or Southeast Asia decided to try catching one of the wild fowl than ran through the jungles and roosted up in the trees. We don’t know exactly what that person was intending, but the bird probably wasn’t destined to be stuffed and roasted or [...]

Velociraptor Claw Flask

Velociraptors may look cute, but they can also be a nuisance — especially to chicken farmers. This is how you make the little beasts useful. Etsy seller Matt Mrbanac crafted this flask, presumably by boring out the claw of a slain velociraptor. Link -via The Mary Sue P.S. Be sure to check out our own selection of [...]

How the Chicken Conquered the World

From KFC to chicken tikka masala, people everywhere eat chicken. It’s versatile, relatively inexpensive compared to other meats, and has no major religious restrictions. But chicken for dinner wasn’t always this popular. How did the chicken achieve such cultural and culinary dominance? It is all the more surprising in light of the belief by many archaeologists [...]

Hen lays healthy ‘eggless’ chick

Which came first, the chicken or the egg ? One hen has turned the age-old question on its head. Vetinary officials were shocked when they were called …