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3D Latte Art

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Daphne Tan, a 17-year-old from Singapore, has become a social media celebrity, and it's not for makeup tutorials or crazy stunts, but rather her incredible 3D latte art creations. "What sparked my interest was a school program where I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on the appreciation of gourmet coffee... I was experimenting with a French press and found a method to create stable foam to make 3D art on top of my cups," says Daphne. It takes around 10 to 20 minutes to create each piece of art and she now uses a milk frother from Nespresso to create the foam. Scroll down to see the results," said Daphne. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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The Pearl Underwater Scuba-Diving Restaurant

"The Pearl" in Brussels, Belgium, is the world's first restaurant located at the bottom of a swimming pool, five meters below the surface. To reach the spherical cabin, customers have to dive into the pool to get to their table. Once you make it inside, diners will enjoy a meal of lobster salad, foie gras, and champagne, all for €99. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Autonomous Food Truck

We have seen the future of food trucks, and robots have taken over. Customers simply enter the food trucks, and robots take over the rest. In this pizza truck example, a gestural interface allows customers to easily add ingredients onto their creation, while a human barista guides them through the process. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fast Food Anime Characters

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Philippines-based digital artist Ozumii Wizard combines the best of fast food mascots with the world of anime in his latest series. He turns characters like KFC's Colonel Sanders, McDonald's Ronald McDonald, Starbucks' twin-tailed Siren mermaid, and even Wendy's mascot into surreal creations. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Coco Loko Snortable Chocolate

This is not a joke, Coco Loko is a real chocolate powder from a company called Legal Lean, made specifically for people to snort. It contains cacao powder, gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana, which are commonly found in energy drinks, and supposed to boost your levels of serotonin and endorphins to increase euphoria, as well as help users to focus. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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White Jewel Strawberries

Yasuhito Teshima created White Jewel strawberries four years ago, on his farm in Japan's Saga Prefecture, by cross-breeding different types of strawberries and perfecting his growing technique in order to create a large strawberry with white flesh and skin. One important factor is reducing exposure to sunlight to slow decrease the level of anthocyanin, the natural chemical that gives fruits and vegetables their color. Currently, only 10% of his crop turn out white, with the rest featuring red patches. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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IKEA Easy Recipe

With the number of recipes available online, cooking a meal isn't the hardest of tasks, but IKEA aims to make things even simpler, with their Easy Recipe Series cookbook. It may not be packed with a variety of dishes, but all that are included can be torn out, thanks to them being printed on parchment paper with food-safe ink. Simply lay the ingredients out as detailed, roll it together, place on cooking sheet, and you're ready to bake. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Too much of a good thing can turn out to be bad, but apparently, this wasn't the case for Anthony Howard-Crow, a 32-year-old stunt dieter from Loveland, Colorado. He consumed only ice cream for 100 consecutive days, drank a small protein shake, alcohol, and managed to lose 32-pounds. "The whole point of these demonstrations is to show you - basically prove, in the best way I can - that you can eat anything you want and still lose weight," said Anthony. Continue reading for another video and pictures of his progress.

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Pink Pineapple

Del Monte Fresh Produce spent the past decade working on a pink pineapple, and they've finally received FDA approval to sell them in the United States. They're currently being grown in Costa Rica and Hawaii, thanks to scientists who figured out how to genetically engineer the variety to produce lower levels of an enzyme present in conventional pineapple that converts the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach's Breakfast Sandwich Maker works in 5-minutes or less, and it's being offered for just $19.49, today only, originally $29.99. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. You can customize your breakfast sandwich with a practically endless variety of fresh ingredients. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video demonstration of the product, and more information.

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