I Have a Few Questions About This Bacon Vending Machine

It’s come to our attention that Ohio State University, in the US, now features a bacon vending machine. The technology was installed in the Animal Sciences Building at the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and it dispenses servings of ready-to-eat bacon for $1 each (about 70p). These basic facts have led me to ask a lot of questions about what’s really going on. Read More >>

Sorry, Genetically Engineered ‘Diet Bacon’ Is Still Not a Thing

On Monday, Chinese scientists published a paper heralding a truly remarkable feat: Using the genome-editing technique CRISPR, they created 12 healthy pigs with about 24 per cent less body fat than usual. The implications of their research are potentially huge. The pigs have a gene that allows them to better regulate body temperature by burning up fat, which could save farmers millions in heating and feeding costs and prevent little piggies from suffering and dying in the cold. Then came the headlines.“Healthy bacon? Scientists engineer skinny pigs with low body fat,” wrote Newsweek, amping up the claim even more on social media to proclaim that “diet bacon might now be a thing.”“CRISPR’d pigs could produce low-fat bacon,” said TechCrunch. Read More >>

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Watch a Blacksmithing Patriot Forge a Knife Using Beer, Bacon, and Chips

It’s hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food. So Steve Calvert, from YouTube’s Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon, and chips to forge a “‘Murica!” knife that promises to at least make the country’s kitchens great again. Read More >>

These Genetically Engineered Super Pigs Could Protect Your Bacon From Viral Disease 

For pig farmers, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome is a disaster. Once dubbed the “mystery swine disease,” it emerged in the late 1980s on farms in Europe and the US and spread rapidly, causing piglets to die and adult pigs to be afflicted with fever, lethargy, and respiratory distress. It is a major problem facing pig farmers, costing the industry billions each year. Read More >>

A Toaster Just for Bacon Will Make Every Meal So Much Better

If you find your kitchen counters cluttered with food-specific gadgets and appliances, you finally have a good reason to get rid of them all. The culinary innovators at Nostalgia Electrics have created the only thing you’ll ever need: The Bacon Express, a toaster that cooks delicious slices of pork instead of bread. Read More >>

This Blast Shield for Grease Splatters Is the Greatest Thing to Ever Happen to Fried Bacon

The internet’s obsession with all things bacon shows no signs of slowing, but for some reason it’s happy to ignore the biggest downside to frying up that fat-filled treat: the layer of grease that ends up splattered all over your kitchen. At least someone has acknowledged the problem, and created a brilliantly simple solution. Read More >>

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Pork Light: Bacon Rasher Gets Cooked With Laser Beam

When you use a laser to cook bacon, you lose that same invigorating, impossible to resist smell you do when you fry it. But! You do score some awesome points for using a laser to cook bacon. Read More >>

Eating Even Two Rashers of Bacon a Day Significantly Increases Your Cancer Risks

In an announcement that’s guaranteed to cause misery around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that processed meats are definitely, definitely carcinogenic. Yep. That greasy fried breakfast you had this morning was actually worse for you than you already knew it would be. Read More >>

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How to Cook Delicious Bacon Using an M16 Rifle

Competitive shooter Dustin Ellermann cooks bacon using his M16 rifle in a video that is a perfect example of what MURICA, F*** YEAH means. To do that, he wrapped the bacon around the suppressor of his gun, covered it in aluminium foil, and fired the M16 until the heat made it nice and crispy. Read More >>

Bacon Was the First Thing Ever Eaten on the Moon

Setting foot on the moon for the first time was perhaps one of the biggest technological, scientific and political achievements of our age. So what better way to celebrate, after exploring that new lunar landscape, than with bacon? Read More >>

Bacon Alarm iPhone Adaptor Wants to Wake You With the Smell of Meat

A US meat-packer is running a contest in which users can win a bacon-smell adaptor for iPhone, with the device supposedly able to pair with an alarm app to wake users with the smell of cooking meat. It'll be like still living with your mum or in a flat above a cafe. Read More >>

Seven Things You Had No Idea the World is Running Out Of

Hardly a day goes by that we're not told about the unsustainable pressure we're putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of oil, fresh water, and coal, you'd be surprised at how many of our creature comfort commodities are dwindling just as quickly. Read More >>

You Can Buy Bacon Deodorant

The bacon-everything craze has mostly passed, thankfully, and things seem to be getting back to normal. The constant barrage of bacon Band-Aids and bacon office supplies is over. Bacon personal care products are apparently another story, though. Read More >>

Enjoy a Meat Facial With Bacon Shaving Cream

You eyes do not deceive you, although your nose might get a bit confused by what the hell is going on. It's Bacon Shaving Cream, a grooming product for men who enjoy a lingering meaty residue. Read More >>

Do You Reckon These Bacon Condoms Are an Early April Fool’s?

With the first of next month just round the corner, it's quite possible that these bacon condoms are nothing but a joke. In fact, I dearly hope that they're a joke, because the alternative -- a condom that 'makes your meat look like meat' really existing is terryifying and undoubtedly signals the end of civilisation as we know it. Read More >>