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Waterfall Restaurant

Dining at a nice restaurant is good enough for most people, but for those who demand an extreme restaurant experience, look no further than the Villa Escudero Waterfall Restaurant. Located in San Pablo City, Philippines, this unique restaurant lets guests get up close and personal with a real roaring waterfall while enjoying their a tasty meal. The dining area sits at the foot of the Labasin Falls, and afterwards, guests can even lie against the rushing water covered wall for quick massage or post-lunch rinse off. Continue reading for another video, more images and additional information.

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Orbitz Drink

Orbitz, the lava lamp-inspired food creation, was a noncarbonated fruit-flavored beverage, made by the company Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, that had small edible balls floating in it. It was introduced around 1997 and quickly disappeared due to poor sales. The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended with assistance from an ingredient known as gellan gum. The gellan gum provided a support matrix - something like a microscopic spider web - and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar. Continue reading for more.

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Camera Cake

Another week, another round of ultra geeky cakes that look almost too cool to eat. With that said, did you know that early cakes in England were also essentially bread: the most obvious differences between a "cake" and "bread" were the round, flat shape of the cakes, and the cooking method, which turned cakes over once while cooking, while bread was left upright throughout the baking process? Continue reading for more.

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School Meal

As many already know, trends, nutritional values and economics have influenced menus. Marketing and a push for healthier meals are two major factors which have influenced school meals around the world in the past decade. In recent years, some schools have served breakfasts in the morning before school starts. Only Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic and Estonia provide free school meals to all pupils in compulsory education regardless of their ability to pay. Continue reading to see a few school meals from around the world.

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Japanese Curry

Getting creative with your food by adding in a few additional garnishes is one thing, these Japanese chefs have gone the extra mile and used everyday items to create works of art, like the panda curry you see above. Other examples include: a rice bear covered with an omelet blanket, several bento box art creations, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Oreo Hack

You know how people like to dip their Oreos into a bowl or glass of milk? One geek discovered that it's much easier to put however many cookies you want to eat directly into a bowl a quarter filled with milk. This also works with just about any other cookie you can think of, minus the ones that crumble instantly when touched. Continue reading for more everyday foods that geeks have discovered you might be eating wrong.

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Coke Spider

In everyday life, it's not uncommon to find random insect parts in your pre-packaged food, as the FDA allows a variety of insect parts in them - for example, a chocolate bar could have up to 60 fragments. However, Amanda Barr of Eastbourne (England) bought a 3L bottle of Coca-Cola sourced from Iceland and when partner Steve Knight poured her a glass, they discovered a giant spider floating on top. Continue reading for an up-close image of a spider placed next to a ruler.

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Food Hacks

There's no denying that cookies and cream are a great combo, but what happens when someone decides to combine the snack with milk cubes? These awesome frozen Oreo cookie cubes of course. Just drop them into your morning coffee for a cool treat, or pop one into your mouth to cool off on a warm day. For even the more adventurous, dump the whole tray into a blender a sweetener of your choice for some quick ice cream. Continue reading for more unusually creative food hacks that were discovered by geeks.

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Starbucks Japan

Photo credit: Ruffee Cola

The Starbucks you see above is the Kobe Kitano Ijinkan store, located in a historic 19th century Western style building. The two-story structure was originally erected in 1907 for Americans residing in Kobe at the time and called the "Kitano Monogatari-kan" (lit: Kitano Story House). After being damaged in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, it was donated to the city of Kobe, which then dismantled it and reconstructed the building as a Starbucks in its current location. According to Rocket News 24, "placing your order at the first floor bar, you can choose from a variety of rooms to enjoy your drink in. There's a spacious lounge, a dining room complete with cupboards, and even a small study that feels just like your own private refuge." Continue reading for more things you'll only find in Japan (and maybe other parts of Asia).

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Cool Geeky Cakes

Most people would rather have a great tasting cake over one that just looks cool, but these geeky designs take creativity to the next level. Whether it be an octopus, all-in-one snacks, or even Jupiter, these cake masters have you covered. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a skater who has an epiphany about helmets after wiping out.

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