food trends video This Beautiful, Giant Raindrop Is Actually a Cake
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It's actually called Mizu Shingen Mochi but since it's a weird, tasteless gelatin blob it's being marketed to US customers as a "raindrop cake".  It's a common desert in Japan, made out of a seaweed based gelatin called Agar. Since it doesn't taste like anything, it's usually accompanied by a sweet syrup and a soybean powder called kinako. 

You can even learn to make it in this video:

baby names the sandlot baseball A High School Baseball Coach Let His Team Name His New Baby
Via: wthr
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A high school baseball coach promised his team that if they won 14 games in a row, they could name his baby. They were not doing well this season so he must have thought it was a long shot. Well, they did it and they want to name him Benjamin Smalls, after two characters from The Sandlot.  

This video was made just before they won that 14th game: 



It seems like mom still has some veto power but they'll be pretty disappointed if she chooses something else now. In fact, apparently David Evans, the writer of The Sandlot dropped by to wish them well. 

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No one knows why this United Airlines flight attendant decided to just deploy the emergency slide and leave but she did and now she's suspended. Apparently most of the passengers on the plane didn't even notice, so her exit was a stealthy one. 

fail acronym politics The 'Antonin Scalia School of Law' Will Be Renamed Because the Acronym It Made Was Just Too Good to Be True
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George Mason University's Law School has recently been renamed "the Antonin Scalia School of Law" in honor of the late Supreme Court justice.  Soon they'll be renaming it again because someone didn't think to check what the acronym of that new name spelled. And that acronym is....


via @bluegal, @originalgriz, @henryfarrell

Following several mocking Tweets, the new name will be "the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University". Which is a shame because, according to his opponents, that name isn't nearly as representative of the man it was named for.

cake censorship This Cake Was Too Sexy for Instagram
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This is a picture of an Easter Simnel cake, a cake that sounds delicious and is very common in the UK around this time of year. They usually look about like this one but Instagram found it just too risque and suspended the account of the woman who posted it. 


via @jennifermoseleychef

Her daughter brought this to wider attention on social media after Instagram refused to restore the account saying that, "We understand that people have different ideas about what’s okay to share on Instagram, but to keep Instagram safe, we require everyone to follow our guidelines." according to Mashable


via @fionamoseley

Fortunately, Instagram decided to take a second look into the matter and, presumably when an actual human laid eyes on the cake for the first time in this process, they restored the account. 

cute robots star wars This Tiny Bb-8 Droid Will Watch and React to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' With You
Via: cnet
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Sphero is a company that creates cool toys that are, not surprisingly, spherical. One of those toys is a tiny BB-8 droid that you can control with your phone app. Now it's got an update that will allow it to "watch" the new Star Wars movie with you and react to it while you're watching. 

It can also be controlled by waving your arms around if you're wearing a "force band".

Via: Bemar
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According to a Facebook post with the video, police in New Zealand are looking for a slim man in his 20s who successfully pulled off a robbery while sneaking around under a child's comforter. 

The post from the Counties Manukau Police included details of the theft: 

We need your help to identify the male in this video who carried out a burglary in Dannemora on the morning of March 20 2016. Sergeant John Roberts of the Counties Manukau Police Tactical Crime Unit says the male has covered himself with a duvet and crawled around the house stealing a number of items including cash and jewellery.
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