The Unicode Consortium just approved 72 new emoji that will be added to phones, including one that has been conspicuously absent for quite some time: the bacon emoji! But what about that pitch to include more gender-diverse emoji for depictions of jobs, like policewomen or female construction workers? Yeah, uh, that pitch got rejected. But hey! Bacon!Read More
Also, seaweed bacon!
Sir Ian McKellen stopped by Yahoo to read the lyrics of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" to remind us how much we love him just in case we forgot (never).Read More
Have we learned nothing from Parks and Rec?
Today in "things the Western World does that must infuriate the rest of the planet," UK inventor group Lick Me I'm Delicious has invented the Edible Mist Machine, a strange orb-like device that lets dieters sample the flavors of some of their favorite foods without actually eating them.Read More
You also get to see Arnold drive his actual tank over an actual car, because Arnold has a tank.
The crew at Epic Meal Time have recruited none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger for their latest effort - a protein infused tank cake. Get ready for three minutes of epic excess, an actual tank, and a lot of Schwarzenegger movie references. Seriously. There's almost as many references as there are calories in that cake.Read More
I usually don't like that much cheese with my breakfast, but I'll make an exception just this once—Neil Armstrong.
I know it's been keeping you up at night. "Sure, American astronauts have made great leaps in exploring the final frontier. But, have we eaten enough bacon in space?" Not to worry, fellow patriots: turns out having access to bacon was a top priority for many of history's most intrepid space explorers.Read More
Anything's better than Hemlock Grove .
If Netflix and Hulu are competing in the fake original content prank wars, than my vote goes to Netflix and their mouthwatering new programming: 73-minute Original Series Rotisserie Chicken and Memento-like action film Sizzling Bacon.Read More
This App Wakes You up With the Smell and Sound of Bacon From the Institute for the Advancement of Bacon
Oscar Mayer isn't liable if you try to eat your phone.
I don't know what's weirder: Oscar Mayer's iPhone alarm clock app, which will actually emit the smell of bacon through an add-on piece of hardware, or the incredibly bizarre Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon website they put together for it. I sure know the future when I see it, though, and the future is bacon.Read More
Yay for life hacks!
Now this rumor has been around for a while, but it looks like people are testing this theory and confirming it. Rest assured, the world will now be a better and happier place because the secret to more bacon has been discovered. Try it out!Read More
We ate too much candy.
Yesterday the Geekosystem team took a field trip to Economy Candy here in New York City. It specializes in odd and vintage candy you're not likely to find in most places. We stocked up on sweets that people probably aren't going to be handing out for Trick-or-Treat tonight, and after tasting them that's probably for the best.Read More
Basically, Marmite is the Fountain of Youth.
Bacon-lovers, you're in luck: a new study from researchers at ETH Zurich has revealed that niacin (aka Vitamin B3) could help you live longer! The niacin-rich food menu includes not only bacon, but also Marmite, sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, and peanuts; so, this pretty much sounds like the most delicious recipe for long life ever.Read More
You might want to get one a size up, though. You know, cuz of all that bacon you'll be eating.
Okay, that's it, Internet. You've ruined bacon for me. Seriously, I was with y'all when it came to the bacon jewelry and the bacon flavored jelly beans and the bacon vodka and the bacon suits -- but this bacon coffin? This is too much. Shut it down.Read More
Bacon has a long and proud tradition of being wrapped around things to make them better, but those things are usually food. Would wrapping your house in bacon make it better? Probably, but how does one even begin to go about covering their house in bacon? How much bacon would it take? What's the best way to affix bacon to a house? What about defending your bacon house from predators? So many questions! Don't worry. Movoto has a handy infographic to help you sort it all out.Read More
You might've heard there could be a bacon shortage in our near future, and you might've heard that, actually, there won't be one. Either way, the very slight possible chance that perhaps, just maybe, there'd be a shortage of bacon at any point in time worries Ron Swanson. Thankfully, in a The More You Know parody, he's here to teach us all how to prepare for the grim possibility.Read More
Among the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries found on Burger King's new limited edition summer menu, sits a simple, yet odd item one may have assumed would've never been put on offer at a national food chain: The bacon ice cream sundae.Read More
Yet another good reason to always keep bacon in your back pocket, and to learn how to rub abstract concepts.Read More
Burger King Japan is currently running an ill-advised promotion where you can add 15 strips of bacon to your Whopper for a scant 100 yen, or about $1.20. "Ill-advised?" you say, "that sounds awesome!" Yes, for the most part it does. The ill-advised part is that there is apparently no limit, as a reporter from the Japanese website RocketNews discovered when he ordered a Whopper with a whopping 1,050 strips, at the cost of around $80. There's no telling if someone will attempt to one-up the record, but if anyone is even thinking about it, may God have preemptive mercy on their souls. Also their arteries.Read More