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Worldwide Bacon Shortage 'Unavoidable'

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syberghost [userpic]

http://www.holytaco.com/turbaconducken-turducken-wrapped-bacon

syberghost [userpic]

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/e6ae/?cpg=143H&link

WANT!

Lori [userpic]

http://consumerist.com/2010/06/bacon-in-different-hues.html

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Richard Mathis [userpic]

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2009/05/bak47-the-gun-that-will-revolt-and-defeat-terrorists.html

pretty cool. :)

Ace Lightning [userpic]

The actual bacon jokes start at 2:08

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The Vodka God [userpic]

Well, it looks like it's finally going to be available soon (albeit only in the Pacific Northwest, for starters). That's good news, because my first experiment in making bacon vodka did not end well, and I have yet to get around to making a second attempt. Info ganked from littlebluedog; click on the image to learn more. (Bacon booze – something that even Brian Boitano would do!)

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I ganked this from larryv, and it's unbelievably cool:

You know bacon is delicious, but did you know it contains enough energy to melt metal?

Pure oxygen flows from a metal pipe through a core of baked prosciutto, generating a grease fire hot enough to ignite steel and burn a hole clear through this pan. A wrapping of less-flammable uncooked prosciutto focuses the flame into an intense bacon-plasma torch. …Pure oxygen helps release it in a much shorter time than usual, but it's really the chemical energy in the bacon that makes the steel pan burn.

larryv described the phenomenon with this equation:

bacon + pure oxygen = light saber

If you read the article, you'll find that they also made a vegetarian heat lance with a hollowed-out cucumber stuffed with breadsticks (though not quite as long-lasting, still produces a very impressive flame).

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The Telegraph — A bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover – by boosting the level of amines which clear the head, scientists have found. Researchers claim food also speeds up the metabolism helping the body get rid of the booze more quickly.
Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University's Centre for Life said: "Food doesn't soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. So food will often help you feel better. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good. … Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head."
Researchers also found a complex chemical interaction in the cooking of bacon produces the winning combination of taste and smell which is almost irresistible. The reaction between amino acids in the bacon and reducing sugars in the fat is what provides the sandwich with its appeal. Ms Roberts said: "The smell of sizzling bacon in a pan is enough to tempt even the staunchest of vegetarians. There's something deeper going on inside. It's not just the idea of a tasty snack. There is some complex chemistry going on. Meat is made of mostly protein and water. Inside the protein, it's made up of building blocks we call amino acids. But also, you need some fat. Anyone who's been on a diet knows if you take all the fat from the meat, it just doesn't taste the same. We need some of the fat to give it the flavour." She explained that the reaction released hundreds of smells and flavours but it is the smell which reels in the eater. "Smell and taste are really closely linked," she said. "If we couldn't smell then taste wouldn't be the same."

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