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The Red Tent Coffee Shop in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan offers anatomically correct gummy candies in the shape of insect larvae. The candies are filled with a blueberry-flavored jam to stand in for the larval guts. The shop also sells the candies online through Yahoo.
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In the first episode of the new Mental Floss video series “The Big Question”, host Craig Benzine answers the reader question, “How do they make decaf coffee when the caffeine is in the bean?” There are several methods for removing caffeine, but none of them work at 100-percent efficiency.
The decaffeination process doesn’t remove 100-percent of caffeine from coffee beans; usually 94 to 98-percent is removed.
Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE explain what happens to our brains and bodies after drinking coffee. Some good news is that it’s nearly impossible to overdose on coffee!
How does the world’s favourite drug actually work?
The iconic “Central Perk” coffee shop from the television show Friends will be opening a popup location in New York City’s SoHo district this September. The opening will coincide with the show’s 20th anniversary, and will be a chance for Friends fans to visit the frequently-used location from the show. The popup shop will even include the actual orange sofa used as a set piece on Friends.
Warner Bros has partnered with Eight O’Clock Coffee to launch the real-life Central Perk location at 199 Lafayette St. in Manhattan. It will open to the public between September 17 and October 18. The shop will offer free Eight O’Clock Coffee, host contests and giveaways, and will have weekly in-store performances that Warner Bros says will be “akin to Phoebe’s improvised songs; who can forget ‘Smelly Cat‘?”
The run of the popup shop will coincide with National Coffee Day on September 29, and Eight O’Clock Coffee will be hosting special activities and giveaways in conjunction with the holiday. Eight O’Clock Coffee will also be selling a special “Central Perk Roast” blend of coffee. The Friends-themed coffee is now available online, and will hit store shelves in September.
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