This Girl Is Trolling The Internet With Her Raw Chicken

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Ugh. This is so gross.

Pretty much everybody knows that while some meats are acceptable to be eaten raw — such as fish or cow — other meats really need to be cooked all the way through in order to ensure that they are safe to consume, not to mention tasty — like chicken, for example.

Everybody knew that, right? Right?

Wrong.

Apparently, Morgan Jane Gibbs missed the memo that raw chicken is bad chicken, because she posted her raw chicken recipe to Facebook, and didn’t seem to be joking.

“Just made chicken medium rare chicken strips. They’re so good can’t believe I’ve never tried it like this before,” she wrote on the post, adding:

“Can’t wait to dig into this with my homemade salad and veges. #healthy #newyearsresolution #clean #cleaneating.”

Oh boy.

Luckily, the post received comments that seemed to aim at educating Gibbs about the danger of consuming raw chicken.

“Haha I like my chicken with less salmonella,” said one commenter.

“Good for food poisoning that’s all,” commented another.

“This post has made me feel really ill,” concluded somebody else.

We can only hope that this was just an attempt on Gibbs’ part to go viral in the new year, and that she did not actually consume the chicken as pictured. We also advise anybody reading to please refrain from consuming raw or undercooked chicken, as it could potentially be very dangerous!

Sources: Morgan Jane Gibbs/Facebook / Photo Credit: Morgan Jane Gibbs/Facebook

Tags: Facebook Post, internet troll, raw chicken, Salmonella, Viral
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This Grandma’s Reaction To Her Teen Granddaughter’s Prom Dress Is Priceless (Photos)

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A grandma got the surprise of a lifetime when her granddaughter showed up wearing her old prom dress, ready to go to her own high school prom.

In the clip, the grandmother is stunned when her teenage granddaughter shows up wearing the dress she wore to her high school prom 57 years earlier. The tears start to flow as the grandma marvels at how beautiful her granddaughter looks in her dress.

“Our niece was given this dress when she was a little girl for ‘dress up’ but they decided to keep it nice in the closet,” Angela Gillam wrote on her YouTube channel. “She decided to wear it for her high school graduation night. It was her grandma Dottie’s prom dress from 57 years earlier and Grandma had no idea that she still had it, and was going to wear it for grad night. Needless to say there were lots of tears from everyone!”

Take a look at Grandma Dottie’s sweet reaction in the clip below!

Sources: RareAngela Gillam via YouTube

Tags: Grandma, Prom, Surprise, video, Viral
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There’s A Scientific Reason Behind The Internet’s Rainbow Food Obsession

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It has been evident for some time now: The rainbow has made a comeback in the food community.

It all started in Brooklyn with the now ubiquitous rainbow-bagel; later, Hong Kong gave us its best psychedelic grilled cheese; next, a barista in Las Vegas introduced his multi-hued morning brews to Instagram — clearly, the demand for colorful consumables is at an all-time high.

But why?

As explained by the Washington Post, the rainbow phenomenon is all the more perplexing because today’s shoppers claim to be more invested than ever in seeking out whole, natural foods.

A 2015 study by Consumer Reports shows that approximately 62 percent of shoppers seek out foods labeled “natural.” Additionally, 48 percent marked that they thought it was “very important” to avoid artificial ingredients — that’s 17-percentage points higher than the 2014 folks. These statistics seem to suggest that for many shoppers, natural foods are in, and artificially flavored and colored products are on their way out. So why does every new polychromatic food item end up going viral on the web?

Science Says: It all has to do with how our brains relate to color.

According to a 2015 study in the journal Flavour, people are apt to associate particular colors with different tastes. For example, a significant amount of the people surveyed associated reds, pinks and oranges with sweet tastes, but documented greens and yellows as having more sour tastes. 

Therefore, it’s possible that people are gravitating toward rainbow cuisine for the same reason people choose the everything bagel — for the potential flavor-bomb.

“More often than not, we taste what we see,” Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford, told Gizmodo over e-mail.

Another theory has to do with good ol’ enchantment. As Eater reports, a 2014 scientific review in Appetite demonstrated that colorful foods stave off boredom — the more color you see on your plate, the more you are encouraged to continue chowing down. This suggests that for some people, consuming colorful foods provides a dose of entertainment, much like watching a good episode of television: it’s just more fun to slurp down a multicolored shot of caffeine in the morning than a typical cup of brown.

In any case, enjoy the mass availability of rainbow edibles while you still can. In the end, it is just another food fad — albeit a very pretty one.

Sources: Washington PostConsumer ReportsFlavor Journal, GizmodoEaterAppetite via NIH.gov / Photo credits: Foodista, Eva Chen/Facebook via Eater, Instagram/ibrewcoffee, Instagram/hkfoodiexblogger, Andrew Kelsalldes

Tags: food trend, rainbow food, science, Viral
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The Rainbow Latte Is The Internet’s New Favorite Way To Wake Up In The Morning

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Here we go again.

It’s no secret that 2016 has been the year of the rainbow — in the online food community, that is. These days, walking into a cafe and not seeing at least one technicolored-option on the menu is actually sort of flabbergasting. I feel like those folks in Willy Wonka, licking the food-flavored walls.

“The snozzberries taste like snozzberries! The rainbow bagels… still taste like bagels!”

Diners have seen their favorite food staples (just a few days ago, we told you about the rainbow grilled cheese in Hong Kong) get subjected to several doses of food-coloring, and then posted on the internet, all in the name of marketability.

No consumable is safe anymore. So it’s no wonder that when Mason Salisbury, a barista at Las Vegas coffee shop Sambalatte, shared his newest psychedelic innovation on Instagram, it instantly went viral.

Behold the Rainbow Latte, created by adding food coloring to steamed milk.

You’ve got to admit — it sure is pretty.

For that special someone:

Cheers!

Source/Picture: Instagram/ibrewcoffee

Tags: Facebook, food trends, rainbow latte, Viral
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‘You’re Very Welcome’: Soldier Explains Why He Won’t Tip Waiter On Receipt

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A picture of a receipt allegedly belonging to a member of the military is quickly spreading online because of the soldier’s reason for not leaving a tip.

The photo was first posted on “Ranger Up Military and MMA Apparel” Facebook page with the caption, “Don’t Be That Guy.” The photo shows a receipt, presumably from a restaurant, and written in the tip line is 0.

Instead of just not leaving a tip, however, the alleged military man decided to provide a handwritten explanation as to why he decided not to tip the server.

“My tip is the freedoms I provided you while serving my country,” the person wrote. “You’re welcome for my service.”

The photo has quickly spread online, and many people are not impressed with the guy’s note.

“What piece of shit,” one commenter wrote. “Makes the rest of us look bad.”

“That was conceited to me…..like he saved the world all on his own!” another noted. “He makes real soldiers look bad with that crappy comment. I have bought soldiers meals and still got a tip!”

What do you think of this soldier’s decision not to tip and his reason behind it?

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Sources: If You Can’t Afford To TipRanger Up Military And MMA Apparel

Photo Source: If You Can’t Afford To Tip, Wikimedia Commons

Tags: military, restaurant, soldier, Tip, Viral
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This Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich Is Social Media’s Newest Neon Darling

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There’s just something about rainbows. First, they swept through (and temporarily conquered, according to Gothamist) Brooklyn in the form of the bagel; next, they reappeared as unicorn bark all over Pinterest. Of course, when my dog ate a box of crayons and defecated the rainbow fifteen years ago, nobody seemed especially impressed — but something about the new Rainbow Grilled Cheese in Hong Kong has the entire internet salivating over social media’s newest neon darling.

The novelty sandwich, which can be ordered from the Hong Kong restaurant KALA Toast, appeared on Instagram via user hkfoodiexblogger, and the photo quickly followed in the footsteps of its rainbow culinary predecessors — it went viral.

According to hkfoodiexblogger, the various colors within the sandwich actually have their own distinct flavor profiles. The colored cheeses include “lavender (blue), basil (green), tomato (red) and the yellow one is actually the combination of four kinds of cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, emmental and gruyere),” she writes.

Clocking in at 42 Hong Kong Dollars (the equivalent of approximately $5 in America), the radiant sandwich probably isn’t the right lunchtime choice if you’re looking to indulge in haute cuisine. But, notes hkfoodiexblogger, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver in other areas of enjoyment.

“I would say the quality was rather average,” her review continues, “but we all cannot deny that it is photogenic.”

We can’t argue with that.

Sources: Gothamist, Pinterest, hkfoodiexblogger/Instagram / Photo credit: hkfoodiexblogger/Instagramngwingyung/Instagramtalkfoodietome/Instagram

Tags: foodie, hong kong, instagram, rainbow grilled cheese, Viral
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Here’s The History Of Pizza In Just Eight Slices (Video)

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An interesting new episode of PBS’ Idea Channel breaks down the history of one of the world’s most treasured foods — pizza (video below).

In the episode, the delicious pie’s lengthy history is broken down into eight different types — New York pizza, Neapolitan, Sicilian, Chicago deep dish, frozen pizza, delivery, leftover and international. Host Mike Rugnetta takes you through the pie’s lifespan, even taking a look at the very fist pizzeria in the United States. 

That pizzeria, Lombardi’s, was opened in New York in 1905. 

Rugnetta’s 15-minute history lesson is perfect for any pizza lover who’s interested in seeing where the Italian staple began and where it’s going.

Watch the delicious history lesson below.

Source: PBS Idea Channel/YouTube / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Tags: history, Pizza, video, Viral
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Parent Gets Meal Paid For By Generous Mother And Grandmother

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An anonymous mother and grandmother paid for a family’s meal, and a photo of the heartwarming note they left went viral.

“I have enjoyed watching your precious children & how they interact with one another. I had 1 older sister & 2 younger brothers. My sister & 1 brother have passed away & I miss them terribly. It is always fun to imagine how we were as children & how mom handled all of us. You are obviously doing a great job….. big brother even shared his pickles voluntarily,” the note read.

“God blessed me this morning with a few extra dollars & I’d like to spread the blessing because your family was a blessing to me as I enjoyed my lunch.

Keep doing what you’re doing with them and the world will have 3 more great adults one day.

A Mom & Grandmother.”

The amazingly selfless act quickly went viral after the parent posted a photo of the note on Reddit.

Have you ever paid for another person’s meal?

Source: Reddit / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Imgur

Tags: meal, Note, paid, Photo, Viral
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Man Ordered To Apologize Over Comment He Left In Tip Line Of Receipt (Photo)

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An Oklahoma City restaurant customer left a rude remark on the tip line of his bill in lieu of a gratuity, and caused uproar on social media in the process.

Last week, the customer in question visited a local Joe’s Crab Shack with a date and decided not to leave a tip because the restaurant was out of sour cream. Instead, he wrote “find sour cream” in the gratuity line of the bill, with the bill totaling it’s pre-gratuity amount of $71.23. Later that night, he proudly shared a picture of the bill on Facebook.

The customer’s cousin, Dustin Clark, subsequently saw the post and was outraged. Clark shamed his cousin for the post on social media and confronted him in person.

“I confronted my cousin about them bragging about the rudeness on Facebook,” he said. Clark later visited the restaurant and apologized personally to the server. He also left $20 and a card. He took to Facebook to encourage others to follow suit, and is now receiving praise from hundreds of people after his good deed went viral.

“We need more people like you who do the right thing. I was a server before who dealt with people like that,” Facebook user Melissa Herbert said.

“That was the most wonderful thing you did for that waitress,” Joyce Persson added.

Incidents involving restaurant gratuities are becoming increasingly prominent on social meda in recent years. While negative incidents continually receive nationwide attention, good deeds like Clark’s – and a recent incident involving a Philadelphia man who tipped his server $3,000 so she wouldn’t get evicted from her home – have recently gone viral.

Sources: News 96 ABC

Photo Credit: news9.com

Tags: Facebook, Oklahoma City, Photo, restaurant, Viral
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Mother’s Encounter At Local Grocery Store Takes A Very Unexpected Turn

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A mother who noticed a family was selectively grocery shopping based on what they could afford stepped in to make sure they got everything they wanted, no matter the cost.

Rachael Scott wrote on Facebook that while waiting in line to pay for groceries, she noticed the family in front of her sorting out their items in a strangely meticulous way. She quickly realized that they were selecting the groceries they needed, and putting others aside to stay within their budget.

Scott knew right away what she needed to do.

“I felt the Lord say buy it,” she said. “Our family lives well and we have what we need and a [sic] enough for extras. I didn’t have a clue what it would cost but I said yes Lord. I spoke up and said go ahead get those the Lord is paying for those extras today. 

“The mom just looked at me. I was trying to not make a big deal and just do it, but I saw one of the little girls wipe tears from her eyes and it almost broke me.”

Scott said she was compelled to pay for the family’s food after seeing the worry in the children’s eyes while they waited to see if they’d be able to have the food they wanted. 

“My kids were having a good old time because they KNEW they were getting the things they need and what they wanted as treats,” she said. “Those children were watching anxiously not sure if they could get the things they wanted.”

Scott’s post went viral after it was originally shared, garnering over 67,000 shares on Facebook.

Sources: LiftBump, Facebook / Photo credit: facebook.com

Tags: Family, Groceries, Mother, rachael scott, Viral
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Encounter Between Young Woman, Elderly Lady Takes A Very Unexpected Turn

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A young woman’s simple lunch invitation evolved into an unexpected friendship, and the story quickly became a social media sensation.

Brooke Ochoa, of Louise, Texas, wrote on Facebook last week about an encounter she had at a local restaurant she visited for lunch. 

“I saw this elder lady coming from afar so I waited to hold the door for her, she was very thankful and sweet,” Ochoa wrote. She then overheard the woman tell the server she was dining alone, prompting Ochoa to extend an invitation for the two to have lunch together. 

“She was ecstatic! Come to find out she spent the last decade living with her mom who recently passed away and her aunt who recently was put into a nursing home, so she has been having a hard time being alone,” she wrote. “We had a wonderful talk, and she just kept smiling and saying thank you for listening to me, which made me smile too!”

The pair will make it a regular date: “By far the best decision I’ve made all year!!! Her name is Delores, and we will be having lunch every Thursday from now on.”

Ochoa’s post went viral after it was originally shared, garnering over two million likes and more then 250,000 shares on Facebook.

Sources: Brooke Ochoa/Facebook, ABC 7 Chicago / Photo credit: Brooke Ochoa/Facebook

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Customer Complains That Domino’s Messed Up His Order, Then Figures Out What Happened (Photo)

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Anything can go viral in the age of the internet. Even, say, a complaint to a pizza company about a botched delivery is fair game. Just ask twitter user @SadderDre.

The 19-year-old ordered a pizza from Dominos recently. He was understandably upset when he opened the box and the toppings were missing, so he sent Dominos a tweet.

“Yoooo I ordered a Pizza & Came with no Toppings on it or anything, It’s just bread,” he wrote in the tweet.

The pizza company answered with an apology and told @SadderDre to contact Dominos UK. A few moments later, @SadderDre realized his embarrassing mistake.

“Never mind, I opened the pizza upside down,” he wrote.

Nice one.

The embarrassing mistake has been shared and re-tweeted thousands of times.

Here, courtesy of Mirror, is a screenshot of the exchange:

Source: Mirror

Tags: Dominos, Pizza, SadderDre, Tweet, Viral
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