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Caffeinated doughnuts?

Yahoo! News
doughnut.jpg That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That’s what Doctor Robert Bohannon, a Durham, North Carolina, molecular scientist, has come up with. Bohannon says he’s developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.

While the product is not on the market yet, Bohannon has approached some heavyweight companies, including Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks about carrying it.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Caffeinated doughnuts?

Today in history — Clink!

Canned Beer — 1935
Canned beer makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production.

By the late 19th century, cans were instrumental in the mass distribution of foodstuffs, but it wasn’t until 1909 that the American Can Company made its first attempt to can beer. This was unsuccessful, and the American Can Company would have to wait for the end of Prohibition in the United States before it tried again. Finally in 1933, after two years of research, American Can developed a can that was pressurized and had a special coating to prevent the fizzy beer from chemically reacting with the tin…

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Pigs hog piano

Sky News
Most pet owners like to train their animals to perform some basic tricks – sitting, begging, rolling over. Katie Mason is setting her sights on a higher goal – she is teaching her pet piglets to play the piano.

Ms Mason decided that teaching the pair to play a variety of instruments would make an interesting topic for the zoology masters degree she is studying for in Devon. The 25-year-old has so far taught Rupert and Penny to recognise the piano, tambourine and drums – and has given them their own miniature versions to practise on.

However, as with many siblings, one is already showing far more promise as an up-and-coming musician. Ms Mason said: “Rupert is quicker at learning, and his sister Penny copies him. He bangs around on the piano with his snout and pushes the tambourine around….”

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Is ET checking out Charlotte?

AP via wltx.com
Some people in the Charlotte [NC] area called 911 dispatchers and reported seeing a weird hovering light in the sky. Emergency dispatchers answered the calls in Iredell, Lincoln, Mooresville and Huntersville Wednesday night. One Lincoln County officer reportedly saw it, and the National Weather Service in Greer, South Carolina got similar calls.

Even stranger – people in between the two areas in York, Gaston and Cleveland counties had no such 911 reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration had no reports of plane crashes…

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