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11 Air Fresheners That Smell Like Food

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Bored with the scent of pine? How about giving your car the heavenly aroma of pizza? Air fresheners are available that smell like many of the world’s most beloved entrees. Fear not, Internet: bacon made the cut!

1. Corn Dogs

“Who’d think that a corn dog, the best food on a stick ever created, makes a pretty swell air freshener too?” asks neatoshop.com.

2. Popcorn

Amazon

Now you can bring that buttery cinematic scent to the family vehicle!

3. Sushi

Amazon

Like Japanese food? This one’s for you.

4. Bacon

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Buyer beware: these ornaments might smell like the real deal, but nibbling on them is not recommended. 

5. Cherry Pie

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It’s a pity this one isn’t shaped like the actual Pi symbol, though it’s still quite exquisite.

6. Dole Whip

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Created specifically for Disney’s theme parks, this air freshener is designed to evoke memories of pineapple ice cream and warm summer days.

7. Macaroni & Cheese

Perpetual Kid

Here’s one for the Kraft-y consumer. (See what I did there?) 

8. Cupcakes

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The goofy expression on this whimsical dessert-themed knick knack makes it all the more endearing.

9. Pickles

Tinseltown

It’s based on jarred dill pickles and bills itself as the “perfect gift for every occasion.”

10. Turkey Legs

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Rest assured, turkey doesn’t actually contain enough tryptophan to put one to sleep, so you can feel free to drape this over the rearview mirror without getting drowsy from the inhalation.

11. Toast

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Miniature toaster included. 

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From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State
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There’s a minute, and then there’s a hot minute. Defined as “a longish amount of time,” this unit of time is familiar to Alabamians but may stir up confusion beyond the state’s borders.

It’s Louisianans, though, who feel the “most misunderstood,” according to the results of a survey regarding regional slang by PlayNJ. Of the Louisiana residents surveyed, 72 percent said their fellow Americans from other states—even neighboring ones—have a hard time grasping their lingo. Some learned the hard way that ordering a burger “dressed” (with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo) isn’t universally understood, nor is the phrase “to pass a good time” (instead of “to have” a good time).

After surveying 2000 people (with proportional numbers from each state), PlayNJ created a map showing the top slang word in each state. Many are words that are unlikely to be understood beyond state lines, but others—like California’s bomb (something you really like) and New York’s deadass (to be completely serious)—have spread well beyond their respective borders thanks to memes and internet culture.

Hawaiians are also known for their distinctive slang words, with 71 percent reporting that words like shaka (hello) and poho (waste of time) are frequently misunderstood. Shark bait, one of the state’s more colorful terms, refers to tourists who are so pale that they attract sharks.

Check out the full list below and test your knowledge of regional slang words with PlayNJ’s online quiz.

A chart showing the top slang words in each state
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20 States With the Highest Rates of Skin Cancer
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They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing. Floridians get to soak up the sun year-round, but that exposure to harmful UV rays also comes with consequences. Prevention magazine reported that Florida has the highest rate of skin cancer in the U.S., according to a survey by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS).

BCBS surveyed 9 million of its insured members who had been diagnosed with skin cancer between 2014 and 2016 and found that Florida had the highest rate of skin cancer at 7.1 percent. People living in eastern states tend to be more prone to skin cancer, and diagnoses are more common among women.

Here are the 20 states with the highest rates of skin cancer:

1. Florida: 7.1 percent
2. Washington, D.C.: 5.8 percent
3. Connecticut: 5.6 percent
4. Maryland: 5.3 percent
5. Rhode Island: 5.3 percent
6. Vermont: 5.3 percent
7. North Carolina: 5.2 percent
8. New York: 5 percent
9. Massachusetts: 5 percent
10. Colorado: 5 percent
11. Arizona: 5 percent
12. Virginia: 5 percent
13. Delaware: 4.8 percent
14. Kentucky: 4.7 percent
15. Alabama: 4.7 percent
16. New Jersey: 4.7 percent
17. Georgia: 4.7 percent
18. West Virginia: 4.5 percent
19. Tennessee: 4.5 percent
20. South Carolina: 4.4 percent

It may come as a surprise that sunny California doesn’t make the top 20, and Hawaii is the state with the lowest rate of skin cancer at 1.8 percent. Prevention magazine explains that this could be due to the large population of senior citizens in Florida and the fact that the risk of melanoma, a rare but deadly type of skin cancer, increases with age. People living in regions with higher altitudes also face a greater risk of skin cancer due to the thinner atmosphere and greater exposure to UV radiation, which explains why Colorado is in the top 10.

The good news is that the technology used to detect skin cancer is improving, and researchers hope that AI can soon be incorporated into more skin cancer screenings. To reduce your risk, be sure to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen when you know you’ll be spending time outside, and don’t forget to reapply it every two hours. 

[h/t Prevention]

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