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One of America's favorite drink orders, the vodka soda, has been reimagined for the mass market:

Air (short for Alchohol Inspired Refresher) has "gone through a 'patented process' which leaves it 'virtually odorless, colorless, and tasteless,' like vodka, but being malt-based rather than distilled. The result is a carbonated, mildly alcoholic (only 4% ABV) water-soda-malt-vodka hybrid that is touted to be the 'first' of its kind."

In berry, citrus, and club flavors, the drink retails for four for $6.99 or individually for $1.74. Distribution currently is limited to the West Coast, but Air's maker has plans for expansion.

[foodbeast]

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Megaupload founder and reviled copyright infringer Kim Dotcom, whose January arrest in New Zealand revealed some glaring panic room design flaws, has a message for President Barack Obama and Hollywood. In "Mr. President", Mr. Dotcom stages a mini-protest against the system, complete with the requisite imagery:

  • Ubiquitous Guy Fawkes masks? Check.
  • Portraying the President as a puppet? Check.
  • Comparing his "dream" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s? Sure, why not.

[gizmodo]

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Introducing the Human Bowling Ball, a $4,500 opportunity to literally run down the lane and knock over the pins -- just like we've always wanted.

It's marketed for ages 5-12, but it's really only a matter of time before one of these ends up on a fraternity lawn.

[deadspin]

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Russian Egg Roulette is an annual competition held in Swaton, Lincolnshire, where the losers literally walk away with egg on their faces. Contestants choose from a box of a half-dozen eggs -- five hard-boiled, one raw -- and take turns smashing them on their heads. Cracking open the lone raw egg earns a messy disqualification, albeit still cleaner than the infamous game it's derived from. England's Jerry Cullen walked away with this year's title.

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Monkey orchids, found in the Peruvian cloud forest. Scientific name: Dracula simia. Creepy.

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Oh, to live in rural England, where a small but devoted contingent is focused not on the upcoming London Olympics, but the national Cotswold Shin-Kicking Championships:

The rules of shin kicking are very simple. Kick your opponent to the ground and you win. No throwing, tripping or pulling—the 'fall' must be precipitated by a kick to the shins.

[deadspin]

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Spotted in Cannes: The poster for REAL ACTUAL MOVIE THAT EXISTS You Can't Kill Stephen King. The flick recently was picked up for international distribution, but no release date yet. Catch the trailer here.

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