World’s Strangest

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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 [...]

How Many Raisins Are in “Two Scoops”?

Note: Mangesh and I have a daily (well, Monday through Thursday) newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. You might like it. Here’s one from last month. Boxes of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran promise to be chock-full of their signature ingredient. Two Scoops worth of raisins. No matter the box size. Wait, how can that be? Lucky for me (and society), Gregory [...]

How to Brew Beer in a Coffee Maker, Using Only Materials Commonly Found on a Modestly Sized Oceanographic Research Vessel

Southern Fried Scientist, a graduate student studying population genetics in hydrothermal vent communities, was onboard a research vessel longer than he normally likes to go without beer. So he decided to brew his own, and now offers detailed instructions on how you can do likewise: The tools you need are simple: an electric drip coffee maker [...]