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Eating an Edible Helium Balloon Looks Like the Most Fun You Can Have at a Fancy Restaurant

By Casey Chan on at

The chefs at Alinea, very probably the best restaurant in Chicago, have cooked up a super fun dish that'll brighten up any dinner table: an edible helium balloon. Yep, the entire balloon is edible, right down to the string which is "obviously dehydrated apple". The ballon is filled with helium and you can either pop the balloon with your mouth and inhale all the helium whilst eating or pop it with a needle and eat everything sans helium. Don't do that, suck the helium and sing.

How to Read a Menu, the Scientific Way

By Jamie Condliffe on at

For decades, the restaurant trade has believed that there's a sweet spot on the menus they hand to you — a section in the the upper right corner, where your gaze will focus — and that's where they tend to list their highest mark-up dishes. But are we really that gullible? Surprisingly enough, no.