While I was trying to find a photo of my old car for the last post I stumbled upon something which made me feel uncomfortable, and now I’m posting it here so you can suffer too. I’ve taken photos of some creepy produce mascots in my time (hey we all have odd hobbies).
Not even two nights have passed since I tried the new Cheesy Beef burger from Maccas and as interesting as it was, I couldn’t help to think about how I would approach making something similar.
Hilarious pun but tragic disaster, in the year 1919 21 people lost their lives to a flood of molasses.
A large storage tank filled with 2.3 million US gal (8,700 m3) weighing approximately 13,000 short tons (12,000 t) of molasses burst, and the resultant wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event entered local folklore and residents claimed for decades afterwards that the area still smelled of molasses on hot summer days.Wikipedia
You can read the Wikipedia article here. It’s events like this that lead to the safer world we live in today, and there’s always a lesson to learn from history.
Naturally extracted caffeine is burned out from heated-up coffee beans. But most of the caffeine used in soft drinks is actually synthetically produced in Chinese pharmaceutical plants. After visiting one of these plants — the world’s largest, in fact — Carpenter can only describe it as “sketchy.”NPR
You can read the article from 2014 over at NPR. Too bad I’m a caffeine addict.