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Ice Cube Maker Candy

Photo credit: Deric Peace / Reddit

Reddit user Deric Peace never really used his refrigerator's built-in automatic ice maker, but he has now discovered a new use for it: dispensing candy. To test it out, he purchased $40 worth of candy, loaded up the ice tray / bucket with miniature Reese's cups, M&M's, and Starbursts. It turns out that those candies can be perfectly dispensed, without getting backed up. Continue reading for a video showing what the candy looks like when switched over to the "crushed" setting.

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Halloween Cupcake

Halloween is right around the corner, next Friday to be exact, and if you plan on holding any parties, here are some awesome themed cupcakes to get your creativity flowing. Did you know that the annual New York Halloween Parade, initiated in 1974 by puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee of the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village in New York City, is the world's largest Halloween parade and America's only major nighttime parade, attracting more than 60,000 costumed participants, 2 million in-person spectators, and a worldwide television audience of over 100 million? Continue reading for more.

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Mountain Dew Cheetos

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Mountain Dew Cheetos actually exist...in Japan. This limited-edition flavor comes from Frito Lay Japan, the same company who invented Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. However, food blog BrandEating says that this isn't the first time a Mountain Dew-flavored chip has been released, as back in 2008, they also released a mystery Doritos flavor known as "Quest". Continue reading for more unusual snack food flavors from around the world.

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Pizza Hacks

Pizza was a sweet dish (not savory) until the early twentieth century. There is a record showing that the current bread-tomato-cheese combination was introduced as early as 1927. Along with the popularity of the tomato in Europe, pizza was led to a form using flat bread with tomato that serves as toppings. Famous examples of the savory pizzas with tomato toppings include the Marinara and the Margherita. Here are some cool pizza hacks that just might come in handy. Click here to view the first picture in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Paris from an eagle's point of view.

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Fizzy Apple

You read that right, Swiss company Lubera have created a new kind of apple, called Paradis Sparkling, that releases effervescent juices that is akin to having a mouthful of fizzy drink. However, the sensation is only experienced when the apple is bitten into and its juices are not sparkling when pressed. It will cost you a pretty penny, as one can order sapling trees through mail order for £34 ($55). Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Chocolate Pudding Fruit

Black Sapote fruit are tomato-like and measure 5-10 cm (2.0-3.9 in) in diameter, with an inedible skin that turns from olive to a deep yellow-green when ripe and a pulp which is white and inedible when unripe but assumes a flavor, color and texture often likened to chocolate pudding when ripe. Fruits usually contain seeds, up to a maximum of 12. The texture has been likened to that of a papaya. A researcher describes the ripe fruit as having "the taste and consistency of chocolate pudding." Unripe fruits are astringent, caustic, bitter, and an irritant. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Airline Meal

Not everyone can afford a $20,000 suite when they fly, but these photographers wanted to show that things aren't so bad in economy and / or business classes. On a related note, the first airline meals were served by Handley Page Transport, an airline company founded in 1919, to serve the London-Paris route in October of that year. Passengers could choose from a selection of sandwiches and fruit. Now, as you can obviously tell from the Air France economy class meal above, things have changed quite a bit. Continue reading for more.

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Starbucks Coffee Cup Art

Starbucks is already one of the most popular coffee brands in the world, but what if they had personalized cups? Somewhat similar to what Coca-Cola is doing with their bottles, Korean artist Soo Min Kim takes old cups and, with using just normal paint and markers, he transforms them into works of art, like the Dragon Ball Z-inspired piece above. Continue reading for more.

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Hamilton Beach Dual Sandwich

Hamilton Beach's 25490 Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is similar to the one they released earlier this year, but now you can make two sandwiches in just 5-minutes. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. Cook two breakfast sandwiches to perfection and to your preferences, and know when it's ready with the built-in digital timer. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Amphibious Ice Cream Truck

Unlike other food trucks, HMS Flake 99', which has a top speed of five knots and sports the slogan 'licensed to chill', is the first and only amphibious ice cream truck. It was created by Cadbury to mark National Ice Cream Week and highlight how vans are being driven off the roads by soaring fuel costs and council red tape. After a nationwide tour of Britain's beaches, it sailed all the way across the Channel to the canals of Venice. Continue reading for more cool and / or geeky (especially the Grillenium Falcon) food trucks.

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