Scientists Perfect Non-Melting Ice Cream-Japanese scientists says they've perfected ice cream that doesn't melt.
Researchers at Kanazawa University claim they've found a way to maintain the shape of ice cream simply by increasing its melting point. The "Hindustan Times" reports the newly developed ice cream can last three hours at room temperature with hardly a drip. The key is a polyphenol liquid extracted from strawberries.
The team says ice cream with this liquid keeps its shape and is hard to melt. The weather-resistant ice cream comes in different flavors, including chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.Source: Phys
Here's Why It's So Important To Have Friends At Work
According to a Fast Company article, work friendships could be crucial to our overall happiness in life, citing studies that point out how these close relationships can have a positive impact on engagement and productivity in the work place. In fact, a great friendship at the office could increase your happiness as much as earning $100,000 more each year would, according to research published in The Atlantic. So basically friendships equal productivity and thousands of dollars worth of joy? Count me in.
"Workplaces that convert their employees' untenable ties into the durable bonds shared by fast friends will have cultures and communities that are alive and generative—in one word, thriving," Jessica Amortegui wrote in another article on Fast Company about why your boss should care if you have office friends. "As denizens of these communities, we will be doing something even more powerful than bringing our lives and souls with us to work: We will be sharing them with friends."
But making more work friends doesn't have to be a drain on your productivity. Fast Company points out research that shows forming close bonds with colleagues can be accomplished in under 45 minutes. But how?! Skip the small talk, and instead focus conversation on deeper topics that aren't related to work. Even discussing success with coworkers can motivate others, according to a survey of global workers. The results, in the long run, could improve collaboration and work flow in your office and more importantly, give you a happier work life. Cheers to that.
Today is national lazy day, national s’more day, and national shapewear day
La tragedia! Hundreds of frozen pizzas splattered across highway after truck crash
It’s not delivery, it’s Digiorno… but it won’t be arriving anytime soon. At least not in Arkansas.
According to Arkansas Online, tragedy struck Little Rock after a traffic accident scattered hundreds of boxes of frozen pizzas all over the westbound side of Interstate 30, stalling traffic for miles in each direction on Wednesday.
The crash happened around 1 o’clock in the afternoon when the tractor trailer apparently hit the Mabelvale Pike overpass, ripping apart the vehicle's trailer. The truck spilled diesel fuel and its load of frozen pizzas, most of which appear to be Tombstone and Digiorno, according to Arkansas Online contributor Emma Pettit, who tweeted video of the cleanup.
No one was hurt.
Arkansas Department of Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle was at the scene and said, "…there's a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate right now. Lots of pizza fatalities."
All lanes were reopened by 5:30 p.m., more than four hours after the wreck.
Your Moscow Mule Drink May Be Poisoning You
That drop dead awesome Moscow Mule may make you drop – so say health officials.
It turns out copper and food don’t go together.
New York State health officials have discovered that low pH readings in food mixed with copper can result in food or copper poisoning. And trust us, you don’t want the diarrhea, vomiting, and jaundice. The low pH causes copper to leach into the food and that’s what get’s you sick.
On a good note, copper mugs with an inner lining of nickel, stainless steel or another metal are safe to use. So we can still enjoy this beloved cocktail in one of those.
Source: Fox News
Cricket Nachos Anyone?
State fairs are the best place anywhere to wrap your lips around food that’s disgustingly awesome and unhealthy. Sometimes, however, it’s just plain nasty.
That’s the case with the Wisconsin State Fair, where you can pony up to the All Things Jerky booth, and dig into their “Cricket Nachos.” Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Chirp. Chirp. Chirp. Next year, they’ll be fried.
Source: Fox 6 Now
Bride Wants To Meet Her Wedding Crashers-A New Jersey bride is looking for her wedding crashers.
They showed up at the Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta over the weekend, got an extra chair at a table, ate, drank and even danced with the bride's nieces. The crashers, a man and a woman, left a card saying, "sorry we crashed your wedding," and added a dollar for luck. They even took a Polaroid outside the venue.
Bride Karen Fox figured the unknown man and woman at her Saturday wedding at the Rock Island Lake Club were friends her new husband had invited. Maid of Honor Aimee Boardman also noticed them. “They did not try to go unnoticed at the wedding, they asked for an extra seat at the table they sat at, they ate dinner, drank, danced (even convincing people at their table to dance and even danced with the bride's nieces). Unbelievable!"
The bride apparently isn't mad, but wants to track the crashers down so she can meet them and buy them a drink. She actively putting the story out there so the couple will come forward.Source: Parsippany Patch