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New York-based food artist Jessica Siskin has an awesome motto:

"because everything tastes better when it’s made of rice krisp treat. except pizza.”

Siskin seems to have mastered the art of recreating just about any food or food package in the form of a yummy Rice Krispies Treat sculpture. She also recreates plenty of otherwise inedible objects as well, which means we can finally enjoy satisfying bites of turntable and boom box.

To check out many more of Jessica Siskin’s mouthwatering Rice Krispies Treat creations and keep up with her latest work, follow her on Instagram at mister_krisp.

[via Make:Craft and BuzzFeed]

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We hope you’re hungry. Today the Archie McPhee Library is cooking with The Bug Chef, David George Gordon, author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook [Buy on Amazon]. Last year The Bug Chef paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store where he demonstrated some of his recipes for cooking insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, ants, water bugs, spiders and centipedes. Yum!

Brave Seattleites were invited to take a taste-test and experience the flavors and textures of Chef Gordon’s creepy-crawly cuisine.

Grasshopper Kabobs were served along with “Niblets & Cricklets” (what Chef Gordon calls cups of crickets and corn), Sonoran Desert scorpions in Scorpion Scaloppini, and Deep Fried Tarantulas. The Bug Chef says that fried tarantula is one of his tastiest dishes. You just have to remember to singe off all their little hairs before battering and frying them.

Click here to watch a brief video of the event. The reactions on the faces of our customers as they eat the bug dishes are priceless.

Click here to order your own copy of The Eat-a-Bug Cook. Even if you aren’t up for eating a plateful of creepy-crawlies, it makes a great conversation piece and a fun present for foodie friends.

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nanodash:

These, are Pallasites.

Pallasites are stony-iron meteorites that contain gem quality olivine embedded within.

Pallasites formed when our solar system did. Back then there were even more planety type things wooshing about. Some of them were massive enough, and composed of enough radioactive materials to have a mantle and core and a crust, like Earth.

Pallasites are thought to have formed at the boundary between the mantle and core of these things, like something floating in the layer between oil and water. Then when two proto-planets crashed together, it freed the pallasites and sent them on their way.

They’re pretty rare, only 61 have been found, but damn are they pretty

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