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So THAT'S what its called...

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your face palms...

I had a dream about mountains of croissants and donuts and rivers of flavored coffee

Box after box and coffee dispenser after hot coffee dispenser, with shot glasses full of expresso.

There were piles of filled and flaky plain croissants and fudge chocolatey and fruity filled and glazed donuts, one more delicious looking after the next.

And I couldn't pick which one I wanted, because I was afraid that once I picked one, someone would get the others and I would miss out.

And for the coffee, the cups were all too small, were used or had holes in them and I couldn't get a decent cup.

And before I knew it, everything... Both the hot coffees and delicious pastries were all gone.

What does this all mean?

What does this ALL mean?

Hump Daaaaaaaay!

Quick, somebody spot me a camel!

Time to Dance!

The Internet - Dontcha

Adele - 21 - Lovesong

True Romance...


How Popcorn Pops!

Popcorn kernels contain oil and water with starch, surrounded by a hard and strong outer coating. When popcorn is heated, the water inside the kernel tries to expand into steam, but it cannot escape through the seed coat (the popcorn hull). The hot oil and steam gelatinizes the starch inside the popcorn kernel, making it softer and more pliable. When the popcorn reaches a temperature of 180 C (356 F), the pressure inside the kernel is around 135 psi (930 kPa). This is sufficient pressure to rupture the popcorn hull, essentially turning the kernel inside-out. The pressure inside the kernel is released very quickly, expanding the proteins and starch inside the popcorn kernel into a foam, which cools and sets into the familiar popcorn puff.


Henry Mancini - Lujon

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