new from Wonka DietTech:

Jelly Belly:
Italian scientists are testing a new diet pill that turns into a clear, gelatinous blob the size of a tennis ball that may help shrink waistlines by giving dieters a sense of satiety.

"The effect is like eating a nice plate of pasta," said Luigi Ambrosio, lead researcher on the project.

The unnamed pill is made from a cellulose compound of hydrogel, a material that's powdery when dry but plumps up to a cousin of Jell-O when wet. The gel can soak up to 1,000 times its weight. A gram in capsule form quickly balloons from the size of a spit wad to a ball that holds nearly a liter of liquid.

Let's recap:

Exhibit A:
A Nice Plate of Pasta.

Exhibit B:
Happy Fun Ball.

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Current Music: L7 -- Diet Pill ♬

utterly groovy bubble house

I will be requiring a house like this. I just would not feel right inviting Derek Flint, Diabolik and Barbarella over for cocktails without a pad of at least this level of swankness.
Maison Bulle:

Update: Here's the official site, with more pictures: Palais Bulles. (It seems that Maison Bulle is a different house entirely.)

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human cheese

This is, apparently, why there is no Monkey Butter:
I waited, and waited, and waited, no curdle was formed although the milk turned a bit more yellow. So I added more lemon juice, this is what I usually do if the cow milk does not curdle. I added and added and added more lemon juice until I ran out of lemons, and I stirred and stirred and stirred, but the milk stood still.
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