Ask the Mad Scientist Who Dreamed Up Viagra Ice Cream Anything

Earlier this week, we gave you a brief glimpse into the wildly inventive mind of Charlie Francis—the man behind everyone's favorite erection-inducing ice cream. Today, Charlie has been kind enough to stop in to answer all your burning questions about the world of an ice cream-concocting visionary. » 4/22/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

The KFC Double Down is coming back

After destroying touchscreens, stretching belt holes and greasing up all 10 fingers and maybe some toes, the vaunted Double Down from KFC—the 'sandwich' that served as America's tipping point for ridiculous food creations—is coming back on April 21st for a limited time. It was last seen four years ago in 2010. Same… » 4/16/14 8:45pm 4/16/14 8:45pm

This Frozen Grinder Ensures You've Got Fresh Herbs All Year Round

Unless you live in a place where snow and winter never show their ugly faces, a year-round garden is out of the question. But if your green thumb results in a surplus of herbs during the summer, you can always freeze them in this handy grinder that keeps them fresh and easy to serve during those frozen snowbound… » 4/15/14 4:20pm 4/15/14 4:20pm

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 $225 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. » 4/15/14 2:54pm 4/15/14 2:54pm

Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda

Soda’s reputation has fallen a bit flat lately: The all-American beverage most recently made headlines due to an FDA investigation of a potential carcinogen, commonly called “caramel coloring,” used in many soft-drink recipes. This bit of drama follows other recent stories that paint an unflattering picture of the soda … » 4/14/14 4:00pm 4/14/14 4:00pm

Oreo Fed Me Strange Cookie-Concocted Recipes And I Didn't Die

Traditionally, you'd eat an Oreo straight of the box, or sometimes very recently dipped in a glass of milk. The people at Oreo felt the need to show that their cookie is more diverse than that, however, so they put it in a bunch of weird recipes and made me eat the result in order to prove something about the future.… » 4/14/14 12:00pm 4/14/14 12:00pm

Ridiculous alphabet sandwich has a different ingredient for each letter

DudeFoods made a towering sandwich with 26 different ingredients, one for each letter of the alphabet, because, well, someone had to see what the alphabet in sandwich form would look like. There's the ABC's of sandwiches (also known as the the things that make any sandwich better) in avocado, bacon and cheese along… » 4/08/14 10:31pm 4/08/14 10:31pm

Tour the Fish Farm Hidden in a Hong Kong High-Rise

In cities as crowded as Hong Kong, there is nowhere to go but up up up—even for fish. So, on the fifteenth floor of a high-rise, is a mini ocean in the sky: 80,000 liters of salt water where young groupers swim under cool, blue light. Could this be the future of urban farming? » 4/04/14 4:20pm 4/04/14 4:20pm

A Delicious Yoga Bag That Inspires You To Make Room For More Calories

For some people, exercise and working out is a way to keep their bodies fit and trim. But for most of us, it's just a way to feel less guilty when we overindulge. So to stay inspired to make it all the way through your next yoga class, keep your gear in this giant burrito bag that provides a delicious-looking reminder… » 4/03/14 5:00pm 4/03/14 5:00pm

How Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Driving Up the Price of Limes

A lime shortage is threatening the U.S. food and beverage industry, with some bars and restaurants jacking up drink prices, charging extra for a slice—or refusing to serve the citrus at all. But there's another reason to rethink that margarita: The pricey limes you're buying from Mexico might be supporting drug… » 3/31/14 6:40pm 3/31/14 6:40pm

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, a biodegradable membrane made of brown algae, is an interesting idea. » 3/26/14 6:46pm 3/26/14 6:46pm

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… » 3/26/14 6:25pm 3/26/14 6:25pm

The Futuristic Liquid Nitrogen Machine That Makes Ice Cream To Order

Despite the warm wood and cheery red accents, Smitten Ice Cream can feel a bit like a mad scientist's shop. There's the industrial-sized tank of liquid nitrogen that greets you inside the entrance of its new flagship location in Oakland. And there's the billowing clouds of nitrogen when the stainless steel ice cream… » 3/26/14 5:20pm 3/26/14 5:20pm