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Dracula’s Pellagra and Lois Lane’s Lungs: Further Gleanings From the Medical Literature

by Christopher D. McManus Silver Spring, Maryland Laypeople, many of whom are laypersons, mistakenly think that medical researchers care only about real people and their diseases. Not so. Maladies of fictional characters are the focus of a large body of medical literature. Of course, one expects some analysis of the maladies of Lear, Don Quixote, Medea, [...]

Dietribes: Soy Sauce

• Originating over 2,500 years ago, soy sauce was likely a way to “stretch” salt, a historically pricey find. Lucky us, it has remained popular despite the increased availability of its featured ingredient! • Making soy sauce is now highly-automated, of course, but it used to be made by hand through a rather painstaking process. “One 19th century [...]

15 Pound Kit Kat Bar

(Video Link) YouTube user roboticpink made a massive Kit Kat bar. It weighs 15 pounds and has 36,017 calories — that’s the equivalent of 140 Kit Kat Crunchy bars. The best part comes at the end with her handmade wrapper for the massive candy bar. via Gizmodo | Previously: Strange Kit Kat Flavors

Sweet shop stocks up on bizarre treats

Fancy a cheese and bacon flavoured Kit Kat? This London shop has this and more besides. Want to try a Plop from Sweden? How about Spunk from Denmark? …

The Quick 10: 10 Sweet Facts for Halloween

This weekend I’ve been sharing tasty facts about your favorite candy treats on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Kit Kat flavors available in Japan include wine, sweet potato, wasabi, and soy sauce. * 2. A 3 Musketeers bar originally included three smaller bars: one vanilla, one chocolate and one strawberry. * 3. Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey had [...]

Macross Wedding Cake

Jerry and Kat got married. Their cake was designed to resemble the ship SDF-1 Macross from the old anime series Macross. Or possibly the Americanized version, Robotech. You can view more pictures at the link. Link

The Late Movies: Angel vs. Devil

You’re in an all-day brainstorm session, coming up with ideas for a new spokesman for your client’s product. A famous sports figure, trendy reality star, cartoon panda…who could it be? And then it dawns on you—let’s do the Angel vs. Devil thing. No one’s done that in a while. Have they? John Hodgman always seemed [...]

The Quick 10: Unusual Flavors of 10 Familiar Candies

Here’s something you may not know about me: I’m a sucker for limited-edition candy. Most of the time I can pass through checkout lines with ease, not even batting an eyelash at the rows of M&Ms and Kit-Kats. As soon as you stamp “Limited Edition” on the wrapper and give it a quirky flavor, though, [...]