Tag: science

Eating Raw Cookie Dough Won’t Make You Sick (Probably)

March 8, 2014 // 2:14 pm

Our lives have been a lie. From brownie batters to chocolate chip cookie dough we’ve been subjected to a wagging finger followed by a “don’t eat that you’ll get sick!” Well, it turns out that good ol’ Mom might have been keeping us away from this sweet stuff for…

Science Explains Why Sriracha Gives Us a Natural High [VIDEO]

February 25, 2014 // 2:00 pm

We here at Foodbeast are pretty fond of Sriracha. We even went as far as make an explicit love video and tour their factory. As of now, our adoration of the hot sauce has been incomprehensible, but now it looks like there’s a scientific explanation behind this…

Research Shows Slow Jams Actually Help Cows Get Into the Milking Moo-d

February 22, 2014 // 2:36 pm

According to a study by psychologists at the University of Leicester, milk production can increase by as much as 3 percent when cows are listening to slow music.

Similar to humans, slow jams can help relieve stress and relax the cows getting them in a friendlier mood to be…

Here’s What Crystal Skull Vodka Looks Like With a Face

February 21, 2014 // 4:51 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what that Crystal Skull Vodka bottle would look like with skin, er, look no further. When a group of forensic scientists found a bottle at their liquor store, they  knew exactly what they had to do, for society’s sake. So they added some faux skin…

Science Says Drinking Guinness Makes You Bitter

February 10, 2014 // 10:59 am

Next time you and your friends are our for a pint, maybe hold off on the dark stout.  As tempting as it might be in this wintry weather, scientists have recently released a study suggesting that stout beer, Guinness in particular, might make you bitter. The study…

Science Explains Why You Are Not 1% Nacho [VIDEO]

February 3, 2014 // 4:35 pm

Let’s say a 99-lb person downs 1 lb of nachos like a beast. Would that additional weight the nachos provided, combined with the person’s original weight, result in said person being 1 percent nachos? A legitimate question that’s plagued those with the munchies for years has now been answered.…

This Heat-Resistant Teapot is Made of Science Glass

January 29, 2014 // 6:00 am

There are few food experiences more beautiful than watching tea blossom and color a glass teapot. However, things can get a little tricky in between the boiling liquid, metal strainers, and bare skin. Luckily, this heat-resistant teapot made from borosilicate glass is looking to make things a bit…

Too Real: Why There’s Froth When You Boil Pasta

January 14, 2014 // 11:03 am

Every time you throw a stack of uncooked pastas into a pot of boiling water, there’s an unmistakable froth that appears. Have you ever wondered what the foamy gunk that arises in your water could be? Answer: it’s thanks to a chemical combination of the boiling water and the…

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