death

death

A Brief History of the People Paid to Eat Other People's Sins Away

Bread placed on the chest of the laid-out body sucked up the sins of Victorian-era dead, which would then be consumed by a paid professional.
Shoshi Parks
10.29.18
WTF

Student Allegedly Baked Dead Grandpa's Ashes in Cookies and Handed Them Out at School

If you’ve recently lost someone close to you and are considering including their remains in some baked goods, maybe… don’t?
Jelisa Castrodale
10.17.18
junk food

Florida Man Kills Alpaca With Lethal Dose of Doritos, Cheese Nips

"[T]he little guy didn't know any better and he overindulged.”
Lauren Rothman
8.21.18
Feelings

The Expired Oreo Cake that Loved Me

I couldn't bear to throw out the "7-inch Double Layer Cookies N' Crème Cake" that had become my rock.
Meara Sharma
6.19.18
Fast Food

WATCH: Georgia Tech Students Give Fallen Taco Bell a Touching Memorial Service

It included a military-funeral-style bugle performance of "Taps."
Hilary Pollack
5.4.18
WTF

Funeral Home Invites You to Eat Free Pizza While Planning for Your Inevitable Death

It's easier to stare into the abyss when your mouth is full of cheesy bread.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.29.18
death

Hundreds of Food Combinations That Could Potentially Kill You, According to This Chart

In Myanmar, a common poster details a million ways to die (or hate life). An ice cream + cucumber = chest congestion. Pumpkin + prawns = dysentery. Rabbit meat + mushrooms = death.
Nick Baker
1.22.18
Halloween

This Is How Much Halloween Candy It Would Take To Actually Kill You

The helpful science folks behind the YouTube channel Reaction decided to tackle this age-old mystery in a recent video. How many would you think? Maybe a thousand Snickers bars? Wrong. Way less!
Wyatt Marshall
10.31.17
Fast Food Week

Reflecting on the Burger King Pokémon Disaster of 1999

How kids meal toys at the height of Pokémania led to two deaths and a lot of panic.
Gigen Mammoser
7.28.17
safety

Exploding Whipped Cream Canister Kills Lifestyle Blogger

“Do not use this type of kitchen tool in your home."
Nick Rose
6.22.17
Health

Death by Caffeine Overdose Isn't as Uncommon as You'd Think

The recent death of a South Carolina teen reopens questions about how much caffeine is too much when it comes to energy drinks, soda, and coffee.
Gillie Houston
5.17.17
competative eating

Eating Competitions Killed Two People This Past Weekend

Choking is the fourth-leading cause of unintentional injury death—and it happens with disturbing frequency at competitive eating events.
Alex Swerdloff
4.4.17