Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

It probably isn’t necessary for us consumers to test the structural integrity of our condoms, but this video published last week features a bold Italian experimenter doing just that. [More]

Spreadable Beer Is A Thing, Someone Invented It For Some Reason

Spreadable Beer Is A Thing, Someone Invented It For Some Reason

Sure, you can drink beer. If you encase it in dough, you can even deep-fry it. Until now, though, we’ve been unable to spread beer on other foods, having to content ourselves with delicious but non-alcoholic substances like butter or Nutella. No longer. [More]

(Jackie Alpers)

Have you been aching for that one taste-bud tantalizing pancetta you had while visiting Italy ten years ago, but which you couldn’t get because of FDA restrictions on the import of Italian cured meats? If so, here’s some good news. Reports indicate that the ban –which had previously been eased but still severely limited imports — will be lifted starting May 28. [via L.A. Times]

Verizon Thinks My Wife Spent 10-Hour Roaming Call Talking To Co-Worker’s Voice Mail

Verizon Thinks My Wife Spent 10-Hour Roaming Call Talking To Co-Worker’s Voice Mail

RL isn’t arguing that his wife made a roaming call to a co-worker from a hotel in Venice, Italy. His dispute with Verizon wireless is regarding how long that call was. His wife says that it was ten minutes long. Verizon counters that it was ten hours and nine minutes. Considering that the call was to a voice mail box, that must have been an epic, almost close to the the actual meaning of the word “epic,” voicemail. [More]

Sunglass Hut To Customer: Italy And China Are The Same, Don't Be Picky

Sunglass Hut To Customer: Italy And China Are The Same, Don't Be Picky

Brett tried on a pair of “Made in Italy” Ray-Bans at a Sunglass Hut and liked them, but they were the display model so he had to come back to pick up his own a few days later. When he did, he discovered that the real pair he bought said “Made in China,” and in his opinion they felt lower quality. [More]

Mafia Money Laundering Filling In For Banks That Aren't Lending

Mafia Money Laundering Filling In For Banks That Aren't Lending

Where do you go when you have a legitimate business that can’t get credit from a bank? The mafia, says the Bank of Italy. [More]

Italy Recalls 70,000 "Blue" Balls Of Mozzarella

Italy Recalls 70,000 "Blue" Balls Of Mozzarella

It may seem like we’re going for cheap innuendo in the headline — and on some level, we are — but this time it’s also accurate. Authorities in Italy have removed 70,000 balls of mozzarella from stores in Turin (or Torino, if you’re not into the whole Anglicizing thing) after customers complained of a bluish tint to the spheres. [More]

How Real Is That Olive Garden Cooking School?

How Real Is That Olive Garden Cooking School?

We’ve all seen the Olive Garden ads where the popular chain of Italian eateries touts the Olive Garden Culinary Institute of Tuscany, a picturesque cooking school in Italy where they claim to educate chefs and develop new products. But, like many others, the folks at Jaunted.com wanted to know just how reality stacks up against the advertisements. [More]