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TMNT Burger

Here's something you don't see everyday: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed burger by Fat & Furious Burger. No, this isn't a burger shop, but rather an art collaboration by French artists Quentin and Thomas who specialize in burger creations. They love their work so much that you can even buy an entire book filled with them. Continue reading to see more food creations you won't believe are real.

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Nestle Smart Food

Nestle announced that it's developing 'exercise in a bottle', or to be more specific, a drink or pill that burns fat the same way exercise does. Scientists at the company's Geneva headquarters say they've found how an enzyme in charge of regulating metabolism can be stimulated by a compound called C13. Kei Sakamoto, the lead scientist on diabetes and circadian rhythms at Nestle, researched how the master regulator of the body's metabolism, an enzyme called AMPK, is controlled at the molecular level. He says, "Ideally, we'll be able to develop products that will help promote and augment the effects of exercise." Continue reading for more information.

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Dr. Who Tea Infuser

This Doctor Who Tardis Tea Infuser isn't just for looks, it's perfect for your own special brew of free radicals and tannins. Just one simple mug, a bit hot water, some loose leaf tea, and a short steep later, you'll be thinking clearly again, ready to trek across the universe. For non-tea-drinkers, a tea infuser is basically a device in which loose, dried tea leaves are placed for steeping or brewing, in a mug or a teapot full of hot water; it is often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg. Continue reading for more.

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Ramnut Ramen Donut

Photo credit: Culinary Brown

What do you get when instant ramen noodles are combined with the goodness of a cream-filled donut? The "Ramnut", created by Joshua Scherer, a UCLA college student who specializes in wacky food combinations. Somewhat similar to the ramen burger, made famous by Japanese chef Keizo Shimamoto, the Ramnut is based around pressed ramen, but in a circular shape. Continue reading for the news report and more pictures.

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Planets Cake

With shows like Cake Boss on television, cake-making is quickly becoming popular with both hobbyists and professionals alike. The Threadcakes online cake competition just ended earlier this week, and there were some exceptional entries to say the least. This annual contest started in 2007, with entrants asked to create cakes in either the 2D or 3D categories, based on art from the Threadless community (a clothing website). Everything must be edible, minus the supports used when constructing 3D cakes. Continue reading for more.

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Starbucks Name Fail

You'd think spelling "Marc" on a cup would be easy enough for just about any Starbucks employee, right? Apparently not, as "Marc" ended up as "Cark" instead (above) for this person. We understand that things can get very busy inside a store during peak hours, but some of these misspellings are just unexplainable, like "alien" instead of "Alan". Continue reading for more funny FAILS that might surprise you.

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Latte Cat Art

Photo credit: My Modern Met

Latte art isn't the latest thing to hit the internet, but Japan-based barista "dongurinekobei" takes the skill to a whole new level with her photorealistic cat series. The inspiration for this series came from her 6-year-old gray tabby cat named Donguri, along with her two other foster kittens, Mugi and Uutan. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of NASA's pumpkin carving contest, complete with frickin' laser beams.

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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

Photo credit: World Duh

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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