The Late Movies: Animal Races

Last week, I took a look at 10 Great American Animal Races. Today, I provide the video footage.

We'll start with Camel Racing. All the fun without the tar and nicotine.

I didn't realize there are so many rules in frog jumping.

These armadillos are speedy little critters.

These ostriches aren't quite sure where the finish line is.

Have you ever seen a Presidential cockroach race?

Why not hold a lobster race in your kitchen?

It's the Running of the Wieners, complete with costumes.

And this probably my favorite...Alaskan pig racing.

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Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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