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How to Make a Stop-Motion Cake [videos]

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Stop-motion video is kind of turning into the Manic Pixie Dream Girl of viral videos — impossibly cute, and no matter how many of them there are, you still can't help wanting more — but this one, a promo for the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market is way more interesting than Zooey [...]

Chair Made Out of Coke Bottles Frozen in Ice [videos]

Here's a video of a chair, which happens to be made out of recycled Coca-Cola bottles, being frozen into a block of ice for a photo shoot. It gives you a little bit of insight into large-scale ice sculpting operations; for example, the giant ice cube, which looks to be about four feet square, takes [...]

The EMD Guide to the 1950s: Commercials

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In the 1950s, television was just beginning to tighten its grip on the American consciousness. People tuned in to blockbuster television shows such as "I Love Lucy," "Dragnet" and "Lassie" in droves, and advertisers began to peddle their wares accordingly. Commercials for all kinds of food products hit the airwaves, from cereal and [...]

World Record in Pickled Jalapeño Eating Broken [videos]

Bertoletti and Thomas duke it out. Photograph via
How many whole pickled jalapeños do you think you could eat in a row? 7? 10? Try 275; that's how many chiles Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti ate to become the 2010 La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Champion last weekend in San Antonio, Texas. He beat runner-up Sonya "The [...]

Hypnotic World Pizza Championship Dough Throwing [videos]

A week ago, the annual World Pizza Championships (website is only kind of in English) were held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy. Along with taste tests, speed trials and an event called "The Longest Dough Stretch," there are freestyle pizza throwing competitions. Below, we've collected a handful of videos from this year's competition, in which pizza [...]

Jan Švankmajer's Stop-Motion Short Film Food [videos]

Still from Lunch.
Ready to watch something pretty weird? Famous for his stop-motion animation, Czech director Jan Švankmajer's 1992 short film Food depicts three restaurant meals and the diners who eat them. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner feature people dying and coming back to life, eating non-food items like utensils and tablecloths, and practicing cannibalism and [...]

Weekend Update on Girl Scout Cookies [videos]

During Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, writer John Mulaney made the case for Girl Scout Cookies being sold year-round. "It would be like if they only sold Coca Cola in July and you could only buy it from the Knights of Columbus... You are much more than a once a year type of thing. You [...]

Trailer for Best Worst Movie [video]

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Last week, EMD's Soleil Ho examined the vegetarian horror-fantasy train wreck that is Troll 2 in her column Zoom and Pan. While we're not entirely sure we want to recommend watching Troll 2 — often referred to as the worst movie ever made — this documentary seems to be a safe bet. [...]

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