Brooklyn Cafe Sues Starbucks Over The Unicorn Frappuccino
It turns out one unicorn may not be so unique after all.
A New York coffee shop is suing Starbucks over that sweet, colorful "unicorn" drink. A shop called The End Brooklyn filed suit in federal court on Wednesday, claiming that Starbucks' "Unicorn Frappuccino" is a knock-off if its Unicorn Latte.
The suit says The End started selling its pink and blue drink in December and applied to register the name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in January. Starbucks poured its Unicorn Frappuccino for five days last month, but the coffee house chain got so much publicity for the drink that, according to the lawsuit, social media and online publications treated The End's Unicorn Latte as a knock-off.
The End is looking for 10 million dollars in damages. By the way, what is actually in the drinks may not matter; it’s the presentation that is in question.Source: New York Post
Legend Has It That This Spicy Pizza Induces Child Labor
Hawthorne’s New York Pizza and Bar in Charlotte North Carolina is considering changing the name of its Buffalo Wings Pizza into “The Inducer” after dozens of pregnant women have credited it with helping them deliver their babies ahead of schedule. Tales of the labor-inducing properties of this medium-hot pizza have been circulating around Charlotte for over half a decade, and some women actually swear by it.
The legend can apparently be traced back to Ali Aldrich, who in 2010 she was almost due to have her baby. She couldn’t wait any longer either, and having heard that spicy food helps induce labor, she decided to try her favorite pizza, the Buffalo Wings Pizza at Hawthorne’s.
“Like most women in the last few weeks, I was ready to go,” she told Charlotte Five. “I barely could wait to see my baby girl, who is 6 now.” Ali had the pizza for dinner, went to the hospital that night and gave birth to a healthy girl the next morning. She has been talking about the miraculous effects of The Inducer ever since.
Aldrich is the one who recommended the spicy pizza to Kristin Kogan, who were approaching her due date when she decided to speed things up. Her water broke after finishing just one slice.
As far as ingredients go, The Inducer sounds pretty ordinary – a pizza pie topped with mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken and a medium-hot Buffalo sauce – but pregnant women in Charlotte definitely consider it special.
Today is Cinco de Mayo, National Hoagie Day, Oyster Day and National Tuba Day.
The age when you hit 'peak loneliness' – and other life milestones
Everybody has to peak sometime. We’re all vaguely aware of this. The problem is that science has taken that vague “meh” of life’s slide and is increasingly converting it into a series of discrete data about when exactly we will run out of juice in this or that sphere of life – from sex to intelligence to muscle mass. And, as if you weren’t already choked by the anxiety of all of those maxima, there are also the minima to make you feel depressed – such as research into “the age at which you’ll feel the most depressed”. This week, a study concluded that 35 is the age at which men are at their loneliest, with 9% of males at that age saying they have no regular friends.
To navigate this Clapham Junction of constantly departing potentials, we have developed this guide to the key ages.
8 – Peak language
Our capacity to learn a second language to a good level is much more static than we have been led to believe. It’s just that our capacity to do so with total fluency and no accent starts to ebb sharply after age eight.
20-23 – Female peak attractiveness
Christian Rudder, founder of OKCupid, parsed the data goldmine of his site to come up with a few home truths on who is attractive to whom. While women wanted partners slightly older than them before they’re 30 and ones slightly younger after, men of every age homed in ruthlessly on the female fertility-max: 20-23.
25 – Peak creativity
Researchers from Stockholm and Paris tested volunteers aged four to 91 for their ability to think up random sequences of coin-tosses. The peak came at 25. Whether you consider a lengthy random coin-toss sequence to be the equivalent of Mahler is another question, that possibly depends on your views on Mahler.
31 – Peak chess
Published in the geroscience journal Age, by comparing statistics of 96 Grandmasters at similar career phases, researchers looking into cognitive decline were able to say that chess players peak at the age of 31.
38 – Peak contentment
Three years after being lonely, six before becoming depressed, Britons feel most content with their lives at the age of 38. Drilling down into the data, life-partnering made a huge difference: those who were married suggested maximum contentment came at 42, while those who weren’t preferred to be 27.
44 – Peak depression
The classic midlife crisis loomed out of a 2008 survey. Our declining powers depress all of us, and it doesn’t matter who you are. Two million people were surveyed in one of the largest mental health scans ever undertaken. For men, the peak was closer to 50, while for women it was a depressing 40.
59 – Peak Nobel
Despite humanity’s inevitable chess ability sag, the age at which the average Nobel laureate gets their gong is pretty late. If yours hasn’t arrived yet, don’t panic, there’s still time.
Woman Swallows Thousands Of Dollars During A Fight With Her Husband
A woman in Colombia had saved $7-thousand after having sold several electrical household items. She was going to use the money for a vacation with her husband, but they got into a fight. The unidentified woman didn't want her hubby to know about the cash, so naturally she swallowed rolls of $100 bills.
Surgeons have removed 57 of the hundreds from the woman's stomach and intestines. The rest will pass through her colon, director of surgery Juan Paulo Serrano explains.
He adds that since the rolls of cash weren't wrapped up or packaged, it's unlikely the money was swallowed for any criminal reason.
FBI: These The Most Dangerous Zodiac Signs?
While some folks don’t really pay much attention to their zodiac sign, others believe it says a lot about you, and sometimes that’s not necessarily a good thing. The FBI recently revealed the birth dates of many serial killers, which in turn gives us some insight into which zodiac signs are the most dangerous.
The report seems to suggest Cancers are the folks you should probably look out for, and it makes sense since they tend to be passive-aggressive and very jealous, which could result in the committing more crimes, including murder. Scorpios also seem to be a bit scary, since it turns out most serial killers are Scorpios.
Other dangerous signs include:
- Sagittarius – A sign of several historical crazy people including Ted Bundy, Pablo Escobar, Joseph Stalin
- Taurus – They tend to be aggressive and angry
- Aries – They tend to have short fuses
- Pisces– They are people who get easily addicted, with several serial killers, including John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, Aileen Wuornos born under that sign
- Capricorns – Although most Capricorns aren’t dangerous, if provoked they can be, with many killers born under this sign
On the flipside, Geminis seem to be the least dangerous signs, and tend to be good-hearted people with no intention of killing people.
Other more innocent signs include:
- Aquarius – They believe in justice and are pretty smart, making them pretty harmless
- Leo – They tend to be proud and loud but that’s pretty much it.
- Libra – They are very patient, but they can lose their temper if harmed by others
- Virgo – Although they may have psychopathic tendencies, they don’t tend to be violent
Source: Musings Of A Poet Soul
Think You Pay A Lot For A Latte? Here’s What They Cost In Russia
Coffee lovers often complain about the high prices at Starbucks, but we really have it pretty good here in the U.S. According to a sort of “Latte Index” created by the ValuePenguin research company, the average price of a latte in Russia is $12.32. And that’s just for a tall!
Value Penguin used their Latte Index to rank Starbucks prices in 44 countries around the world, and while Russia tops the list, lattes are still expensive in Southeast Asia, where they average $8. And the good old USA is way down at the bottom with Canada and the UK. The average price for us is just $2.75. Doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?
So why is Starbucks so expensive in other places? Value Penguin’s Consumer Content Editor Paul Reynolds thinks it’s because Starbucks is such a luxury in these countries. Just keep that in mind when you’re groaning about how much you’re spending on coffee. It could be much worse!