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Jolly Good! Rich Brits Get To Dine On Super Rare Truffles Thanks To Record Hot Temps

Climate change creeps up on the 1% and makes their lives even better than before.

The glaciers are melting. The oceans are bleaching. Entire nations are in danger of being wiped off the face of the Earth. But climate change isn’t all bad news: Soon U.K. elites will be able to dine on locally sourced $2,000 mushrooms!

For the first time in recorded history, rare black Périgord truffles are growing as far north as Wales, where temperatures were once too mild to cultivate the ultra-luxe ‘shrooms, thanks to the terrifyingly rapid warming of the planet.

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11 Foods From Around The World That You Need To Try

Both the pronunciations and the dishes themselves are worth exploring.

There’s no way to describe the anxiety and subsequent embarrassment of pronouncing something wrong. Being hungry before you do it is just putting salt in the wound.

In an attempt to save the world from sweaty palms and disappointed glares from servers, we’ve rounded up some of the food world’s hardest-to-pronounce words. Don’t forget, practice makes perfect (and also, a good excuse to order some injera or huitlacoche).

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Video Shows How Gummy Bears Are Made In Reverse

You’ll never look at a gummy bear the same way again.

The first gummy bears were created in the 1920s by Hans Riegel, owner of the Haribo candy company in Bonn, Germany. Since, gummy candies have become popular worldwide and evolved to take the shapes of fish, sour patch kids, frogs, worms, and just about anything a clever candy maker can imagine. But unlike the popular Disney ‘80s “Gummi Bears” cartoon, these sweet little guys don’t come from a hollow tree in the forest. Sadly, their creation is a bit more terrifying.

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A Sneak Peek Of The Pro-GMO Film Narrated By Neil deGrasse Tyson

Is it corporate propaganda or common sense? Watch this exclusive clip and decide for yourself

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Adding more fuel to the GMO versus organic food fire, the documentary “Food Evolution,” opening June 23 in NYC and expanding to additional cities in the following weeks, attempts to end the controversy once and for all with a decidedly pro-GMO argument. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by science celebrity Neil deGrasse Tyson, the film utilizes typical documentary conventions—featuring one-on-one interviews with specifically selected experts, beautiful shots of farmland, and a charismatic host to tie it all together.

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Wendy's Is In A Sign Fight With An Iced Tea Company In Texas

The fast-food giant can’t stop throwing shade

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With 8.5 billion in annual sales, Wendy’s may be the fifth most popular fast food restaurant in America, but it’s winning the Twitter wars. The burger joint famous for its square patties, notoriously threw shade at McDonald’s a few months back.

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McDonald's Just Unveiled A Wildly Unnecessary Utensil To Help Customers Eat French Fries

Just when you thought fast food stunts couldn’t get any dumber …

As McDonald’s continues to lose market share, it’s straying further and further from its burger-and-fries foundation to break away from the stigma surrounding mass-produced fast food. Sometimes this means salads, more exotic offerings, or in-house cafés.

Sometimes it means just using some razzle-dazzle to get people talking about the golden arches again. To that end, McDonald’s has grabbed some Can you believe this? headlines with the tongue in cheek infomercialesque introduction of the “frork.”

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