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Now You Can Eat Your Dessert in the Dark With Fluorescent Ice Cream

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A Melbourne ice cream store called 196 Below—known for making ice cream with nitrogen—has outdone themselves and created glow-in-the-dark ice cream. 

The glowing treats come in three flavors: pine-lime, mango-passionfruit, and raspberry. All the flavors were unveiled during White Night, a cultural event held in Melbourne. The product flew off the shelves, but their Facebook promises future chances to buy the rave-like dessert. 

The ice cream gets its glow from a chemical compound called fluorescein, which glows under black light. If you're concerned this glowing snack is harmful, Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration has given the OK. 

“We always try to think outside the box for each event we do,” says co-owner Steve Felice. “For White Night we wanted to play with people’s minds.”

[h/t: DesignTaxi.com]

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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.

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