Broccoli Coffee Is A Real Thing

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I’m a sucker for food fads, so bring on the unicorn cakes and the cotton candy cocktails. In fact, as a Gemini, I’ll frankly try almost anything twice.

As a pretty slothful twenty-something, I often struggle to remember if I’ve fulfilled my required fruit and veggie intake for the day. Does a Bloody Mary count? Especially if I’m not cooking for myself at home. 

So when I heard there was a way to get caffeinated AND eat my daily vegetables all in one, I figured this might just be the trend for lazy me.

Enter Broccoli Coffee. The food industry’s latest gross-sounding attempt to get everyone to eat their greens. 

The scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Host Innovation discovered a way to dry and pulverize ugly broccoli (bunches too imperfect to sell in stores) into a flavorful green powder. Mix two tablespoons of it into any drink, soup or food recipe and you’ll end up with a whole serving of vegetables. 

Broccoli is also a great source of vitamins C, K, A, and B6, and is super rich in other nutrients that are really good for you and your body. 

If broccoffees aren’t looking like your thing, consider broccoli powder just another beneficial additive to throw into a smoothie, shake, or that muffin recipe you’ve been dying to try out. Combined with sweeter, more flavorful ingredients, you’ll barely taste the broccoli and still reap all of its benefits.

It all comes down down to what your tastebuds can get down with. And whether this broccolatte looks appealing to you at all. 

Twitter lost its mind when the news of broccoli coffee spread.

With most people thinking this health trend is just not going to take off. 

While others are approaching the broccoli powder thing with an open mind.

No matter which side of this you’re on, I think we can all agree it takes a brave soul to risk ruining their morning cup of joe with cruciferous greens. 

Would you?

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Kid Proves The Tooth Fairy Isn't Real With Some Very Clever Detective Work

Do you remember when you figured out the Tooth Fairy wasn’t real? I’m sorry if it just happened when you read that opening sentence. It’s true, the Tooth Fairy isn’t real. It’s just a fun way for adults to buy children’s teeth. Being a parent is hard, you gotta get your kicks where you can.

Twitter user @RogueDadMD announced to his followers that his 9-year-old son had ruined his fun by figuring out the lie through some incredible deductive reasoning:

This kid is a little Sherlock Holmes, but for dentistry.

Some people wanted to know why they didn’t cover their lie with more lies, but they cracked under pressure:

And a few people had questions about how the kid got away with this tooth hiding:

There’s other tests ahead for our detective. For example, can he keep a secret?

Naturally, the kid has already made some mental leaps with this discovery:

Whoa, this is getting deep. And an interesting study into “ruining stuff” traditions:

There were a few people who disagreed with the kid’s scientific methods. They didn’t go far enough:

Then someone pointed out this is exactly what scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson encouraged his kid to do to uncover the mystery of the Tooth Fairy—test your subjects.

A deduction worthy of a world-renowned scientist. But you forgot one thing kid.

Now that you know there’s no Tooth Fairy, you don’t get the $ $ $ .

A real genius would have kept milking his parents for cash until all their baby teeth were good and gone. 

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45 Tweets That Are Way Too Real For Anyone Who Works Retail

Working retail tends to be the absolute worst. While most customers just want to get in and out with whatever they’ve paid for, there are those few customers every day that make you want to quit. And you have to deal with them for minimum wage. But don’t worry, there are plenty of people out there who know your pain…

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This Birth Photo Shoot Got Real When Mom Couldn't Make It To A Hospital Bed

Mother Jes Hogan had Little Leapling photographer Tammy Karin on standby to take photos of the birth of her sixth child. Bored Pandareports that Karin was ready, because Hogan had been experiencing contractions for days. The parents decided it was time to go to the hospital, because the contractions hadn’t led to labor, and they thought it may have to be induced. That’s not exactly what happened—basically as soon as everyone arrived at the ER, baby Max decided he was ready to come out. Like, extremely ready.

Hogan ended up giving birth in the hospital hallway and it was pretty dramatic:

Brace yourself. The following photos show a woman giving birth extremely explicitly. Ready? Okay.

Hogan’s husband, Travis, was on hand to catch Max. He’d had some warning.

“As we neared the last turn to the hospital I began screaming that baby was coming,” Hogan told BP. “Travis honked the horn rapidly as I screamed through the contractions and he pulled quickly into the ER drive.”

Karin tried to notify the receptionist that they needed medical personnel immediately, but it was too late.

“Oh god, he’s here,” Hogan says she yelled. “I then started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby’s head out. I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, ‘Travis catch him!’ Without any hesitation, he did just that as I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out.”

A medical professional did make it to Hogan’s side, thankfully, but nature did most of the work in this instance.

And so, Max was born on the floor of a hospital hallway.

But it doesn’t seem like Hogan cared. That’s a moment you kind of get lost in?

“It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect. It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides. It was beautiful and I’ll forever love every memory of it,” she said.

Max is the couple’s first son, and obviously a scene stealer already.

Karin also put together a little video with more of the birth story on Facebook.

Her pictures of this unusual birth went viral, but Karin wants to be clear that it wasn’t an accident that she was on hand for the big moment. It’s her job, and she takes lots of photos of moms in the moment they bring a kid into the world.

They just usually do it someplace more planned. Congrats to the beautiful family!

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Aliens Might Be Real And It Seems Like People Are Too Busy To Care

Over the weekend, The New York Times released an exhaustive report on a secret and not fully declassified government program that studied U.F.O sightings within the Department of Defense that seems to indicate there have been documented alien visits to our planet. 

The reports says there have been many sighting of aircraft, as well as recovered materials that include alloys that don’t exist on earth and which had “strange effects” on the people who handled them. Whatever.

Perhaps this would be big news literally any other year, but with the pressing and overwhelming issues in politics, culture, and abroad, the most anyone seems to be mustering for aliens being real is a “meh.” Folks are responding with less fervor than they do to a Trump tweet, perhaps because a tweet from Trump is more likely to start a nuclear war. If aliens have been visiting, that’s fine. But did they vote third party?!

Until a space ship literally lands on the White House and crushes the entire Trump administration, I don’t think anyone will really get as excited about this as they should be. We want to see them, if you know what I mean.

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Khal Drogo And Tormund Met In Real Life And Fans Can't Get Enough

Jason Momoa was in London over the weekend, according toBuzzFeed, promoting his new film. But just because you have to work, doesn’t mean there isn’t time for play. You know who else was in the area? Most of the cast of Game of Thrones, and when Khal Drogo is in town, the group gets together.

Momoa posted a delightful recap of his time visiting old friends that gets hilariously darker and blurrier as the party seems to go on. He’s also wearing a crazy hat for some reason:

But here’s the big news: we finally get to see Khal Drogo and Tormund together, at long last! And Jon Snow snuck in there. This is like a reunion that is entirely based on fan fiction, and it’s perfect.

Momoa also reunited with his Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, and introduced her to another superhero, Gal Gadot. What if Wonder Woman just showed up in Westeros? That would be a rad crossover.

But this is adorable enough on its own:

It’s wonderful when fans get to see TV and movie stars they love looking like they love each other. Now, if only we could figure out what pub they’re at tonight…

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Walter White Was Trump's Head Of DEA In This SNL Sketch And It Was Too Real

Trump’s cabinet choices are under tough scrutiny after it was first announced a few weeks back that he was planning on putting Myron Ebell, a climate change denier and employee of Exxon Mobile as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then many of his other choices were slammed for being the same kind of “swamp workers” he’d promised to have removed from government, as many of them are bogged down with either clear corporate interests or are advocates of controversial and regressive social policies.

And although the news of his cabinet picks become more and more alarming each day (like Ben Carson and Sarah Palin…  at least Giuliani is no longer in the running for the Secretary of State pick) you can’t help but poke fun at just how quickly the President Elect is breaking his campaign promises before even taking office.

And no one lampoons politicians, especially Trump, better than Saturday Night Live.

Like when they made Walter White from Breaking Bad Trump’s pick as head of DEA, and got Bryan Cranston to reprise his legendary role.

The worst part is, this probably isn’t a stretch. By Trump’s logic, El Chapo would probably be an awesome head of the DEA because, like the Donald, he knows how to abuse the current laws and systems in place. It’s like he’s making an actual Suicide Squad.

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