These beige bars somehow turn into frozen fish sticks

Hmm, frozen fish sticks sure start off looking suspiciously like the protein blocks from Snowpiercer and you know how that turned out (if you watched the movie). But this is all fish! Minced cod, to be exact. The frozen blocks of fish supposedly trap the flavor and are presumably more efficient to ship. » 7/25/14 1:18am Friday 1:18am

This Ramen Is Made By a Machine That Takes Up The Length of a Room

A noodle is a noodle is a noodle—right? No way, dude. Though the ingredients are few, the process to make ramen is nuanced. It can (obviously) be done by hand, but Sun Noodle HQ has the help of a long machine that mixes dough into balls, flattens it into sheets, rolls it like toilet paper, and cuts it into all… » 7/16/14 6:16pm 7/16/14 6:16pm

How Hot Dogs Are Made and What's Actually Inside

After the steaks, chops, breasts, ribs, thighs, hams, tenderloins and briskets are removed, there's a fair amount of gristle, fat and offal remaining on a butchered animal, and early on, people realized this could be put to good use. One of these products is the hot dog, a classic of pre-cooked, processed meat. » 7/04/14 11:00am 7/04/14 11:00am

Seeing frozen pizza get made looks a lot like CGI

It kind of makes sense for frozen pizzas to look so fake. As delicious as frozen pizza can be—and trust me, I think they're fantastic—they're barely food. They're more like sodium-laced stripped wheat frisbees topped with spiced rubber parts. Here's how frozen pizza is made in a big factory. If you pretend it's CGI,… » 7/03/14 12:52am 7/03/14 12:52am

Here's how golden goop turns into fortune cookies

How do they get those quippy fortunes inside a fortune cookie? It starts with a goop which gets baked and perforated while still hot. The paper fortune is placed on top of the hot cookie which is then permanently folded to its infamous shape with robot hands, trapping the promises of one's future until someone makes… » 7/01/14 11:10pm 7/01/14 11:10pm

I never thought that a pipe making machine could be so relaxing to watch

These perfect looping gifs by the great Orbo, show a machine making corrugated pipes hard at work. I'm all for gorgeous sunsets over the sea and stunning views from the top of a mountain but there is something with the never-ending movement of these mechanisms that gives peace t0 my heart. » 6/24/14 9:01pm 6/24/14 9:01pm

The hilarious truth of how Oreos are unmade and extracted for materials

If you reverse the process in one of those enlightening How It's Made videos you get a fantastically funny How It's Unmade parody series. This particular comedic episode shows how a delicious Oreo is extracted to provide half the United States with flour and harvested for cocaine, gunpowder, cocoa and sugar by… » 3/12/14 11:13pm 3/12/14 11:13pm

The splooge of making Pop-Tarts is so very hypnotic

Splooge, fold, press. Splooge, fold, press. Splooge, fold, press. The machines making Pop-Tarts are so mesmerizing. You just can't take your eyes off the black magic that is creating addictive processed food. My brain invents its own soundtrack when I see it go on and on and on in the GIF, which was spotted on Reddit.… » 1/02/14 7:34pm 1/02/14 7:34pm