Your Brain On Coffee, An Educational Video

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Have you ever wondered why coffee has the ability to both keep us awake, and make us feel less stabby in the morning?

Your Brain on Coffee, brought to us by AsapScience, explains what caffeine is actually doing to our mind grapes. Most importantly, we discover what not only makes us crave caffeine, but why we eventually need more and more to remain functional.

The best part… AsapScience also explains why it’s physically impossible to overdose on caffeine. So, throw back all the mocha-choca lattes you’d like, and have fun trying to sleep this week.

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Creamlapse, A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of Ice Cream Melting

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It’s summer and ice cream’s gonna melt. So, we might as well try to appreciate the hypnotic beauty of this process.

Creamlapse is brought to us by filmmaker Mateo Cabeza. The video is melting ice cream and nothing but melting ice cream, and we have no problem with that. Please enjoy.

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Time-Lapse Video of Ice Cream Melting Is Your Moment of Zen

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Ilsoo Yang created a cool, gooey, and relaxing time-lapse video of melting ice cream. Try not to get too hypnotized — especially while watching the ones with the sprinkles.

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Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables, An Initiative That Encourages Sales of Ugly Produce

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Poor fruits and vegetables… Why you so ugly? 

It’s no secret that we shop with our eyes. And, because we can be so superficial, especially when it comes to produce, food waste has become a global issue.

Intermarché recently launched Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables to help change our perspective on unfortunate-looking produce, and hopefully cut down on food waste in the process.

First, a produce section was populated with the Grotesque Apple, Ridiculous Potato, Hideous Orange, Failed Lemon, Disfigured Eggplant, Ugly Carrot, and the Unfortunate Clementine at a discounted price. And, when that wasn’t enough to sway our flippant shoppers, a line of soups and juices made with these deformed foods were offered.

The result helped empty the shelves of these fruits and veggies, that may have been hard on the eyes, but will be nice to your belly and wallet. Hideous Orange Juice, anyone?

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Watch These Kids Try To Guess Artisanal Ice Cream Flavors

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Kids scream for ice cream. But do they care about the fancy flavors offered by artisanal ice cream makers?

This video helps kids step out of their vanilla and chocolate comfort zone, and tests their underdeveloped palates. The kids are asked to taste some artisanal ice cream flavors – such as Sweet Corn with Blackberry – and then guess what’s in them.

The results are what you might expect. Although it is funny to see kids guess that most flavors are just plain ol’ vanilla. Kids are so unsophisticated.