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Fashion that's Shocking

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Hey ladies: If you're searching for a look that screams "don't even think about putting your grubby hands on me", get a load of the No-Contact jacket. While the $950 waterproof nylon parka looks sort of dowdy from the outset, the attire is positively electric. And by that, I mean it delivers 80,000 volts of juice to anyone who tries to touch you. If you get groped, all you have to do is turn a key in the sleeve, and watch your harasser throw his hands in the air (at least according to the instructional diagram below.) Of course, the jacket comes with a rubberized lining to prevent any shocks to your own system, and in some states might even require a license to own! Still, it beats hunting through a purse for the mace. Read more here at Wired.
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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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