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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Why Are We Fat—Explained In One Minute

Why can't you stop eating at the sight of delicious fatty or sugary food, even while your stomach is full? Answer: You have a good system in place to avoid over-eating, but it's overridden by your caveman instincts. Confused? Watch this video. Read More >>

food
Future-Forks Have Evolved Opposable Thumbs

Have you stopped and looked at your hand, and then a fork, and then your hand, and wondered why we only copied half of its design when creating utensils? In a way the tines on a fork work like the fingers on your hand, so why not include the thumb? Read More >>

health
Eating Healthiness Around the World, Visualised

If we are what we eat, then plenty of us are massive, walking cheeseburgers. But this data visualisation shows how average eating health varies around the world—and how it changes over the course of a full day. Read More >>

science
You Taste With Your... Ears?

It's now an accepted fact that our sense of taste is intrinsically linked to our sense of smell. But scientists now think that it can be heavily influenced by what we hear, too. Time to reach for Sounds of Skillet Bacon Vol. 2. Read More >>

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There's Absolutely No Shame In Wearing Trousers With a Built-in Picnic Table

By adding a triangular patch of fabric to the crotch and a strategically oriented pocket on the side, the geniuses at Aquacalda have created these Pic Nic Pants—the perfect jeans for a complete dining experience wherever you choose to plop down. Read More >>

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Scientists Suggest That Eating Placenta Is Good For You

The entire animal kingdom does it, but most humans become squeamish and pull their faces at the very notion. But now, scientists are suggesting that mothers — and perhaps even fathers — would benefit from eating parts of the placenta following child birth. Yum. Read More >>

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Do Competitive Eaters Have Unusual Stomachs?

Yes. Marc Levine, the chief of gastrointestinal radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, has found that a competitive eater's stomach works more like an expanding balloon than a squeezing sac. Read More >>

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