food
Shropshire Chef Spiked Vegan Meals in Revenge Attack

The owner and operator of a restaurant in Shropshire is facing fury and a council investigation after admitting to somehow "spiking" vegan meals with non-vegan products. Read More >>

food
The Government Has it in for Pizzas Next

The government's health thinktank is preparing to launch a new series of finger-wagging attacks on the food the nation eats, with war about to be declared on the calorie content of pizzas, ready meals and burgers. Read More >>

animals
Stingrays Chew Their Food Like Humans and it Looks Really Strange

Mammals are unique in that they’re practically the only creatures that take the time to chew their food. Or at least that’s what we thought. New research shows that stingrays also use chewing motions to grind down their meal. And as this video attests, it’s pretty damned weird to watch. Read More >>

food
Why Do We Love Fish and Chips? A Brief History of Britain’s National Dish

Humans have been eating fish and potatoes for millions of years, that much we know. But when was it decided that to be best served the two elements had to be soaked in batter and fried? Someone has declared today National Fish and Chips Day -- it must be, there's a hashtag being mentioned by Sainsbury's and The National Federation of Fish Friers -- so let's find out who first had the idea of making healthy things slightly less healthy yet substantially tastier by dunking them in oil. Read More >>

food
Pret a Manger Goes Jazz/Booze for Posh Evening Party Crowd

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger wants to make sandwiches for one an acceptable evening meal, with its flagship shop on London's Strand now upping the ambience and changing the menu in a hope to bag more of the post-work eating crowd. Read More >>

health
Working Through Lunch Makes You Sick

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says that our habit of sitting at desks eating our lunch every day is making us ill, with the workforce of the nation ruining its health by opting for sedentary, internet-based lunch breaks. Read More >>

health
Brace Your Bowels: Scientists Say TEN Veg Servings a Day are Needed to Not Die of Everything

If you want to not die of everything in your late thirties, you may have to spend a bit more time in the fruit and vegetable aisle of your local supermarket browsing the lumpy green things, with one health think-tank suggesting the five-a-day fruit and veg serving advice should be doubled to ten. Read More >>

food
Being Sad Makes You Less Likely to Binge Eat Crisps for Dinner

A study into how emotions control our desire for nice foods that make us fat has found that we might all be thinner if we're permanently depressed, with sad thoughts apparently limiting the desire to eat stacks of unhealthy food. Read More >>

animals
Snake Eats Crocodile as Amazed Locals Take Photos

This is what you look like on Christmas Day, only instead of the outline of a crocodile it's the outline of 12 Terry's Chocolate Oranges in your bloated torso. It's a snake, eating something much wider than itself. It will almost certainly be asleep in front of its television for the rest of the month. Read More >>

food
Wigan Man Crowned World Pie Eating Champ, Claims Hunger Was His Big Secret

Ian Coulton from Wigan is the new world pie eating champion, although it's not entirely clear just how many other countries were invited to a Wigan pub in order to compete in the contest. There was no training beforehand, although Ian told Wigan Today that he "was hungry" before the contest began. [Wigan Today via Metro] Read More >>

food
Napkin of Shame Lets Japanese Women Scoff Massive Burgers Without Guilt

Apparently, and we have to believe this as we have no way of proving otherwise, Japanese women like having small mouths and appearing dainty. This means they can't be seen openly ramming massive lumps of processed meat in their mouths, lest they heap shame upon their forefathers. That's all changed thanks to the "Liberation Wrapper." Read More >>

design
Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like the Vegetables You’ll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat—and it almost kinda is, because it's made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time. Read More >>

food
Here’s How Long Food Can Last in the Pantry, Refrigerator and Freezer

I'm one of those people who never takes anything anyone says at face value but absolutely swears by expiration dates. Ew the milk expired today?! Eat my cereal dry. The bread smells fine but it says it's not BEST BY today anymore. Go get a sandwich at the deli. My blind adherence to those labels is idiotic but I know how to get better now: follow the rough estimate of this infographic that shows the shelf life of food in the pantry, fridge and freezer. Read More >>

science
Why Diet When You Can Pump Junk Food Out of Your Stomach?

Losing weight is tough. You've got to eat healthier, start exercising, and just stop being such a lazy, horrible slob in general. That is unless you get a pump that literally sucks food out of your stomach and replaces it with water after the fact. Talk about enabling. Read More >>

fitmodo
How To Detox After a Day of Christmas Excess

In a move that surprised no one, you totally overdid this holiday period. You had to have thirds on ham. You took down a gallon of spiked eggnog. You were feeling festive, but now you feel like crap. Read More >>