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The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food

Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but also what our food tastes like. There's even evidence that the adoption of the table knife transformed the shape of European faces. Read More >>

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Making Hot Air Bread Balloons With an Industrial-Strength Blower

Here is the most fun way to make bread: prepare a massive pile of dough, brightly coloured with natural dyes; cut off a small section and flatten it out; place that pizza-like sheet on top of an industrial-strength blower and watch it inflate into a toasty, instantly edible balloon. Read More >>

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A Brief Chat With the Mad Scientist Who Made Viagra Ice Cream

Charlie Francis is no stranger to unusual ice cream concoctions—he's the same guy who brought us a £140 scoop of luminescent jellyfish ice-cream just last year. Before you start licking his latest creation, though, better get yourself a prescription. Because each scoop is infused with a healthy, 25mg dose of Viagra. Read More >>

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Aromatic Forks Let You Mix Random Smells With Your Food

Do you ever take a bite of steak and wish it tasted a little more like chocolate? Well, wish no more, brave foodie. The Aromafork will make your dreams come true. Designed by the molecular gastronomy outfit Molecule-R, this smelly piece of flatware does exactly what you'd imagine something called "The Aromafork" would do. Read More >>

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Is This Weird Little Blob the Future of Bottled Water?

We get it. Our love of drinking water from disposable plastic bottles is a problem, enough of a problem that San Francisco actually wants to ban them. But then what will we drink water out of? Ooho, which is a biodegradable membrane made of brown algae, is an interesting idea. Read More >>