This Soup Broke A Food Bank's Record For The Oldest Can Ever Donated

The Cardiff Food Bank in the UK regularly accepts donations of canned food to distribute to those in need. 

Sure, giving money is almost always more effective than going to the store to buy canned food yourself, but if you’ve got some extra groceries hanging around your kitchen and can’t really afford or have time for a supermarket run, it’s still an awesomely kind gesture to donate some long shelf life treats.

Unless they’re 46-year-old cans of kidney soup, that is.

Someone set a record with the Cardiff food bank for donating what is quite possibly the oldest piece of canned grub in the food bank’s history.

People were stunned that someone would actually do such a thing.

Others thought that the ancient can might be worth something.

Others used the unbelievable donation as a reminder of food bank rotation policies.

Apparently donating way too old cans of food is a common practice. Watch this woman open a 35 year old can of corn that surprisingly, still looks edible. But you’d probably have to pay me a lot of money to test whether it really is or not, however.

If you’re going to donate cans instead of cash, just try and make sure the food is for human consumption.

Unless, you’re trying to make headlines with your shameful food donating behavior, that is.

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Everyone Loves This Dog Walking With A Bag Of Dog Food In Texas

Over the weekend and continuing into this week, the people of Houston and its outskirts have been battered by an unrelenting storm. Conditions are extremely serious, with deep floods displacing hundreds of thousands of people. 

“We are not out of the woods yet,” Elaine Duke, the acting Homeland Security secretary, said, according toThe Washington Post. “Harvey is still a dangerous and historic storm.”

Conditions are terrifying, and seeing the difficulties of the city under the circumstances has been heartbreaking. That may be why this photo of a self-reliant dog has gotten so much traction. Taken in a town called Stinton, near Corpus Christi, the image shows waterlogged streets and one lone, resilient pup trekking through the street with an entire bag of dog food:

It turns out the dog’s name is Otis, and this is a story with a happy ending. Otis belongs to the grandson of a man named Salvador Segovia. Segovia’s grandson and his parents left Stinton when the storm hit looking for shelter, but Segovia stayed and agreed to check on Otis. He told the Boston Globe that he left Otis in a screened in porch with food and water, but noise from the storm must have scared him so he burst out. Poor pooch!

‘‘I stuck my head out yelling and yelling, and no Otis,’’ Segovia said. ‘‘The following morning, I got out and kept yelling, circled the block and everything, and nothing. We didn’t know where Otis was.’’

Tiele Dockens, who snapped the viral pic, ended up following Otis to see if he was okay, and went with him practically to his front door. She saw Segovia out searching and pointed Otis out to him.

‘‘This lady comes by and tells me, ‘Is that your dog coming down the road?’” Segovia said. ‘‘And I turn around, there comes Otis, and he’s carrying food!’’

Otis then set down the food and took a rest—he’d had a wild night.

Apparently, Otis is fairly well-known in the small town, and often runs off alone, even stopping in at the local Dairy Queen for a free burger.

‘‘Otis is a smart dog,’’ Segovia said. ‘‘He knows where to go pick up a treat.’’

Segovia thinks Otis got the bag of food at the local lumber and building supply store, because the owners there often feed him.

‘‘I’m thinking he picked up that dog food and he knew where it was,’’ Segovia said. ‘‘Nobody was there to feed him, and he picks up the dog food.’’

May Otis serve as a mascot to Texas in this time of serious trouble. He made it home, and we all hope every citizen of the city will as well.

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This Grocery Store Made A Point About Racism By Clearing The Shelves Of Foreign Food

A German supermarket called Edeka turned it’s Hamburg location into a demonstration about the isolating and limiting effects of racism. Metro UKreports that the shelves were cleared of all products and produce that came from foreign countries, which left things sadly bare.

They then placed signs in those empty spaces that read things like “this shelf is quite boring without diversity”and “our selection knows borders today,” all pointing to how people’s everyday lives are influenced in ways they don’t recognize by people outside of their culture:

The salad bar was empty, sadly. Though they did okay in the beer department; it is Germany, after all. Though, not so much with wine.

Bored Pandashared a statement from an Edeka spokesperson about the stunt, who said, “Edeka stands for diversity, and we produce a wide range of food in our assortment, which is produced in the different regions of Germany. But it is together with products from other countries that we create the unique diversity that our customers value.”

Variety is the spice of life, people.

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Japanese Cheesecake Is The Comfort Food We All Need Right Now

Sometimes, the only thing that makes your day better is some comfort food. For me, it’s all of the things that are terrible for me, like sweets, cakes, candies, chocolates, basically anything that’ll make sure my big ass gets even bigger and my love handles become even more pronounced.

But out of all the decadent comfort foods, there are fewer ones that I enjoy more than a nice slice of cheesecake.

And these ridiculously fluffy Japanese ones have got me currently cursing my diet.

Uncle Tetsu is a popular Japanese cheesecake chain that sell a fluffy, spongey, delicious dessert that’s unlike any cheesecake you’ve ever had before.

Unless of course, you’ve already had Japanese cheesecake.

It’s awesome texture is attained by whisking the cake’s egg whites separately before adding them to the mix. This makes the dessert more airy.

If you want to get your hands on some Uncle Tetsu cheesecakes though, you need to be in either Hawaii or California. But don’t fret! There’s hope!

You can make your own fluffly cheesecake, Pinterest is full of amazing recipes you can try out.



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