25 of the Coolest Office Spaces You Could Possibly Work In

With the age of cubicles, suits, and briefcases on it’s way out the door a new breed of company has taken over. Primarily in the world of tech these companies are smaller, more efficient, and they value individuality and creativity. In order to foster these things their work environments reflect their values. With bright colors, slides, and even water falls companies like Google and Skype have redefined the corporate world. These are the 25 of the coolest office spaces you could possibly work in.

25. Quirky (New York City, New York)

24. Foursquare (New York City, New York)

23. Tumblr (New York City, New York)

22. Fab (New York City, New York)

21. Livingsocial (Washington, D.C.)

20. Github (San Francisco, California)

19. Gawker (New York City, New York)

18. ZocDoc (New York City, New York)

17. BuzzFeed (New York City, New York)

16. Squarespace (New York City, New York)

15. AOL Ventures (New York City, New York)

14. OMGPOP (New York City, New York)

13. Buddy Media (New York City, New York)

12. Airbnb (San Francisco, California)

11. Bloomberg (New York City, New York)

10. Facebook (Menlo Park, California)

9. Google (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

8. Groupon (Chicago, Illinois)

7. Seamless (New York City, New York)

6. Skype (Palo Alto, California)

5. Zynga (Los Angeles, California)

4. Selgas Cano Architecture (Madrid, Spain)

3. Twitter (San Francisco, California)

2. Buscape (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

1. Edelman (Chicago, Illinois)

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43 Of Your Favorite Cartoon Theme Songs Mashed-Up Into 5 Incredible Minutes

Dare you to not smile like a goof while this is playing.

1. Ensemble ACJW , a group comprised of musicians from Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, got together and created a theme song mash-up of some of the most beloved cartoon.

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2. They grabbed their friends and went to very distant lands with Adventure Time.

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3. The made it time for Animaniacs and they were zany to the max.

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4. They did the Care Bears countdown, 4, 3, 2, 1.

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5. They went “do do do do do do do” with Doug.

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6. They didn’t stop, didn’t stop with Dragon Ball Z.

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7. Everyday they’re out there making DuckTales! Woo-ooh!

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8. They went and became Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Heroes in a half shell! Turtle power!)

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9. They wanted to be the very best with Pokémon.

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10. They smurfed along with Papa Smurf.

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11. They went to Springfield with the The Simpsons, of course.

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12. The went down to South Park and had themselves a time.

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13. They did whatever a Spiderman can.

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14. And they went to live in a pineapple under the sea with Spongebob.

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Are those mini-kazoos?

15. And so many more:

1. Avatar: The Last Airbender 00:002. Transformers 00:143. Pokemon 00:174. Captain Planet 00:235. X-Men Evolution 00:276. Sailor Moon 00:357. Neon Genesis Evangelion 00:398. Powerpuff Girls 00:439. South Park 00:5210. CatDog 00:5611. G.I. Joe 01:0312. Family Guy 01:0813. Pinky and the Brain 01:1514. Pink Panther 01:1915. Dexter’s Laboratory & Rescue Rangers 01:2416. Spiderman 01:3717. Inspector Gadget 01:4418. Adventure Time 01:5419. Babar & Gummi Bears 02:0320. Madeline 02:0721. Smurfs 02:1322. Doug & Rugrats 02:1823. Care Bears 02:3024. Dora the Explorer 02:3425. Rocko’s Modern Life 02:3926. Spongebob Squarepants 02:4227. Futurama & Magic School Bus 02:4728. Muppet Babies 02:5329. The Simpsons 02:5730. Hey Arnold! & Peanuts 03:0231. He-Man (Masters of the Universe) 03:1032. Dragon Ball Z Kai 03:1233. Thundercats 03:1834. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 03:2335. Johnny Bravo 03:3236. Anamaniacs 03:3937. Tiny Toon Adventures 03:5138. Goof Troop 03:5639. Duck Tales 04:0140. Bobby’s World 04:0741. The Jetsons 04:1242. The Flintstones 04:1743. Looney Tunes 04:24

16. And th-th-th-that’s all folks!

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17. Check out the whole five minutes of magical goodness here:

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Magnets = Magic

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No, it’s not sorcery. It’s just magnets and Magination makes them even more awesome. You can create your own games (for example table golf, air hockey, and others) or play the ones designed by Magination – curling, tension or throw. You can also build structures, and experiment any way you like. The game has only three sets of magnetic pieces but with the use of imagination the possibilities are endless.

Magnets = Magic

Source: Youtube

No, it’s not sorcery. It’s just magnets and Magination makes them even more awesome. You can create your own games (for example table golf, air hockey, and others) or play the ones designed by Magination – curling, tension or throw. You can also build structures, and experiment any way you like. The game has only three sets of magnetic pieces but with the use of imagination the possibilities are endless.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/magical-magnets-magination/

10 Incredible Real Life Castaway Tales

For years books, movies and television shows have entertained us with interesting fictional accounts of castaways and deserted islands. This is a collection of real life stories sometimes stranger and more fascinating than any imaginary tale. In keeping this to a list format, it is obvious that a couple of paragraphs hardly does these survival stories justice, however, you can find some great books detailing most of these accounts.

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Survived: 6 days on Plum Pudding and Olasana Islands

In 1943, John F. Kennedy was the 26-year old skipper of PT-109. As the PT-109 was prowling the waters late at night a Japanese destroyer suddenly emerged and in an instant, cut Kennedy’s craft in half. Two of his 12 member crew were killed instantly and two others badly injured. The survivors clung to the drifting bow for hours. At daybreak, they embarked on a 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) swim to the tiny deserted Plum Pudding Island. They placed their lantern, and non-swimmers on one of the timbers used as a gun mount and began kicking together to propel it. Braving the danger of sharks and crocodiles they reached their destination in five hours. After two days on the small island without food and water, Kennedy realized they needed to swim to a larger island, Olasana, if they were to survive. Kennedy and his men were found and rescued by scouts after surviving six days on coconuts.

Interesting Fact: The island where Kennedy’s crew washed ashore has become a minor attraction, and has been renamed Kennedy Island.

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Survived: around 6 months on the Ascension Islands

Leendert Hasenbosch was a Dutch soldier who went aboard a VOC-ship as the bookkeeper. After the ship made a stop at Cape Town in 1725 he was sentenced for sodomy and set ashore on Ascension Island. He was given a tent and the amount of water for about a month, some seeds, a bible, clothing and writing materials. Hasenbosch survived by eating sea turtles and seabirds as well as drinking his own urine. It is believed he probably died in a terrible condition after about six months.

Interesting Fact: Leendert Hasenbosch wrote a diary that was found by British mariners in 1726 who brought the diary back to Britain. The diary was rewritten and published a number of times. One of the sad entries is pictured above. (Translated from Dutch to English)

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Survived: 2 years on Isle of Demons

In 1542 French explorer Jacques Cartier led a voyage to Newfoundland, accompanied by 19 year old Marguerite, de La Rocque. During the journey, Marguerite became the lover of a young man. Displeased with her actions Marguerite’s uncle, Lieutenant General and pirate Jean-François Roberval (pictured above) marooned her on the “Isle of Demons” (now called Harrington Island) near the Saint-Paul River. Also marooned were Marguerite’s lover, and her maid-servant. Marguerite gave birth to a child while on the island but the baby died, (probably due to insufficient milk), as did the young man and the maid servant. Marguerite survived by hunting wild animals and lived in a cave for two years until she was rescued by Basque fishermen.

Interesting Fact: Returning to France after her rescue, Marguerite achieved some celebrity when her story was recorded by the Queen of Navarre in 1558.

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Survived: 18 months on Eagle Island (Part of the Falkland Islands).

In 1812, the British ship Isabella, was shipwrecked off Eagle Island. Most of the crew was rescued by the American sealer Nanina, commanded by Captain Charles Barnard. However, realizing that they would require more provisions for the extra passengers, Barnard and four others went out to retrieve more food. During their absence the Nanina was taken over by the British crew. Barnard and his men were left on Eagle Island by the very men they had saved. Barnard and his party were finally rescued in November 1814. The photo (pictured above) is a stone shelter built by Captain Barnard as a lookout for passing ships.

Interesting Fact: The evening of the rescue Barnard dined with the Isabella survivors and finding that the British party was unaware of the War of 1812 informed the survivors that technically they were at war with each other. (Maybe he shouldn’t have mentioned that). Barnard later wrote a narrative ‘Marooned’ detailing his experience.

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Survived: 2 years on Wrangel Island

In the fall of 1921 a team of five people were left on Wrangel Island north of Siberia. Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson planned the expedition with the intention of claiming the island for Canada or Britain. A 23 year old Eskimo woman Ada Blackjack was hired as a cook and seamstress and was paid 50 dollars a month. Ada needed the money for her son who was suffering with tuberculosis. The plan was to stay one year on the Island and bring six months’ worth of supplies. This would be enough to sustain them for a year while they lived off the land itself. The men were unable find enough food and began to starve so in January 1923 three of the men made a desperate attempt to seek help. Ada was left to care for the fourth man who was sick with scurvy. The three men were never heard from again and the man she was caring for eventually died. Ada somehow learned how to survive until she was rescued in August 1923 by a former colleague of Stefansson’s. Ada used the money she earned to take her son to Seattle to cure his tuberculosis.

Interesting Fact: Except for the salary that Ada made on the trip and a few hundred dollars for furs that she trapped while on Wrangel Island, Ada did not benefit from the subsequent publication of several very popular books and articles concerning her survival story.

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Survived: 4 years and 4 months on Más a Tierra Island

Alexander Selkirk was a Scottish sailor and a skillful navigator which led to his appointment as a Sailing Master on the ‘Cinque Ports. The captain of the ship was a tyrant and after a few sea battles with the Spanish, Selkirk feared the ship would sink. So in an attempt to save his own life he demanded to be put ashore on the next island they encountered. In September 1704, Selkirk was dropped off on the uninhabited island of Más a Tierra over 400 miles off the West Coast of Chile. He took with him some clothing, a musket, some tools, a Bible and tobacco. At first Selkirk simply read his Bible awaiting rescue, but it soon became apparent that the rescue wasn’t imminent. He resigned himself to a long stay and began to make island life habitable with only rats, goats and cats for company. Finally on February 1709, two British privateers dropped anchor offshore and Alexander Selkirk was rescued. In 1713 Selkirk published an account of his adventures which many believe were fictionalized six years later by Daniel Defoe in his now famous novel: Robinson Crusoe.

Interesting Fact: In 1966 Más a Tierra Island was officially renamed Robinson Crusoe Island. At the same time, the most western island of the Juan Fernández Islands was renamed Alejandro Selkirk Island.

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Survived: 105 days on Elephant Island

Ernest Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish explorer and launched the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914. During the expedition the ship “Endurance” became trapped in ice and for 10 months drifted until the pressure of the ice crushed and sank the ship. Shackleton and his men were stranded on ice floes where they camped for five months. The men sailed three small lifeboats to Elephant Island which was uninhabited and provided no hope for rescue. Shackleton and five others set out to take the crew’s rescue into their own hands. In a 22-foot lifeboat they survived a 17-day, 800-mile journey through the world’s worst seas to South Georgia Island, where a whaling station was located. The six men landed on an uninhabited part of the island so their last hope was to cross 26 miles of mountains and glaciers (considered impassable) to reach the whaling station on the other side. Shackleton and two others made the trek and arrived safely in August 1916. (21 months after the initial departure of the Endurance). With the help of the Chilean government and its navy, Shackleton returned to rescue the men on Elephant Island. Not one member of the 28-man crew was lost.

Interesting Fact: It would be more than 40 years before the first crossing of Antarctica was achieved, by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955–58.

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Survived: on the Pitcairn Islands

After the famous mutiny in 1789 and several months of landing and sailing around the eastern islands of Fiji the Bounty mutineers decided to settle on the uninhabited Pitcairn Islands to elude the Royal Navy. To prevent the ship’s detection, and anyone’s possible escape, the ship was burned to the water. Nine crewmen along with six Tahitian men, and 11 women, one with a baby had found a home. The Tahitians were treated poorly which led them to revolt and kill some of the mutineers. By 1794 crewmen Young, Adams, Quintal and McCoy were left for a household of ten women and their children. McCoy who had once worked in a distillery discovered how to brew a potent spirit from the roots of the ti plant. By 1799, Quintal had been killed by Young and Adams in self defense and McCoy had drowned himself. Adams and Young turned to the Scriptures using the ship’s Bible as their guide for a new and peaceful society. As a result, Adams and Young converted to Christianity and taught the children to read and write using the Bible. Then in 1800, Young died of asthma, leaving John Adams as the sole male survivor of the party that landed just ten years earlier.

Interesting Fact: Later in 1808 the ship “Topaz” arrived at Pitcairn Island and found Adams ruling over a peaceful community of ten Tahitian women (including his wife) and several children. The Royal Navy granted him clemency in 1825, and he died four years later.
Also: The main settlement and capital of Pitcairn, Adamstown, is named for John Adams.

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Survived: (Unknown) on the Australia mainland

In 1629 a Dutch East India ship Batavia, with 316 people on board, was wrecked off the coast of Western Australia. Most of the people on board made it safely to the near by Abrolhos islands. A fanatic named Jeronimus Cornelius led a mutiny and with 36 men under his command began systematically murdering, raping and torturing men women and children. Before help arrived, 125 people had been murdered and their bodies dumped in mass graves. Cornelius and other mutineers had their hands cut off after they signed a confession and then hanged. Two of the youngest of the mutineers, Wouter Loos, and Jan Pelgrom avoided execution when they were sentenced to be marooned on the Australian mainland. They were given some provisions and put ashore near the mouth of the Murchison River and were told to explore the land and to try and make contact with Aborigines. They were instructed to keep watch for a vessel to take them off after two years. They were never seen again, and might be considered as Australia’s first known European residents.

Interesting Fact: Later European exploration recorded Aborigines with blue eyes, suggesting at least one of the men survived. Also: The mass graves were later excavated and became a morbid tourist attraction. The story is frequently taught in schools and has even been made into an opera.

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Survived: 18 years on San Nicolas Island

In 1835 Russian sea otter hunters clashed with Indian people living on remote San Nicolas Island. The bloody conflict drastically reduced the native population. Missionaries requested that these Indians be moved to the mainland for their own safety. When a ship was sent to pick them up high winds forced it to depart early leaving Juana Maria behind. In 1853, a party headed by sea otter hunter George Nidever found the Indian woman alive and well. Clad in a dress of cormorant skins sewn together, she lived in a shelter made from whale bones. She willingly went with her rescuers bringing along only a few possessions. Nidever brought her home to live with him and his wife in Santa Barbara, California. No one, including the local Chumash Indians could understand her language. The new living conditions altered her diet and affected the woman’s health. She contracted dysentery and died after she had been on the mainland for only seven weeks. The Lone Woman was baptized conditionally with the Christian name Juana Maria (her Indian name is unknown) She is buried at Mission Santa Barbara where a plaque (pictured above) remains in her memory.

Interesting Fact: Juana Maria’s life story was turned into a book “Island of the Blue Dolphin”

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Read more: http://listverse.com/2008/10/06/10-incredible-real-life-castaway-tales/

13 Foods That Aren’t What You think They Are

There’s nothing like a fresh bowl of pasta topped with wood shavings, emitting the mouthwatering aroma of petroleum product, and paired with warm, crusty bread that’s been dipped in artificially colored soybean oil.

If that doesn’t sound appetizing, then too bad, because you might have already had that meal.

With the recent discovery thatwood pulp was being used as filler in grated Parmesan cheese, you might be wondering what else you’re inadvertently eating.

Here’s a list of 13 foods that are often mislabeled, misnamed, or simply misunderstood, from extra-virgin olive oil to white chocolate.

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Grated parmesan cheese

Cellulose, made from wood pulp, is a safe food additive when used as an anti-clumping agent, acceptable at levels of 2% to 4%. However, Bloomberg News recently found that multiple brands of “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese”had as much as 7.8% and 8.8% cellulose, with one expert estimating that 20% of U.S.-produced grated Parmesan cheese is mislabeled.

In addition to cellulose, grated Parmesan is sometimes also mixed with cheaper cheeses like Swiss, mozzarella, and cheddar.

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Breakfast syrup and mapleproducts

What many of us think of as “maple syrup” is not the real deal. Brands like Mrs. Butterworth’s, Aunt Jemima, and Log Cabin avoid the word “maple” in their official names, thoughLog Cabin’s “all-natural” syrup upset maple syrup producers, who said the packaging was designed to deceive consumers into thinking they were buying the real thing.

More recently, this past February maple industry groups sent a letter to the FDA,protesting foods labeled as maple without listing maple in the ingredients, likeQuaker Oats Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal.

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Extra-virgin olive oil

Thanks to Italy’s”Agromafia,”you might own an overpriced bottle of sunflower oil, with a label promising extra-virgin olive oil.

What you don’t know about the often-shady olive oil industry could fill a book. Specifically,Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. It’s a 2011 look into the history and modern production of olive oil by Tom Mueller, who alsocovered the “Slippery Business”in an expos inThe New Yorker.

The truth is, there’s often nothing virgin about most of the “extra-virgin” olive oil sold in the U.S., andfraudulent oil, 50% by some estimates, is often vegetable oils and artificial coloring.Four out of 10 bottles that claim to be Italian olive oil are just packed or transported through Italy, and are not made from Italian olives.

Recently, an Italian criminal investigationwas launched against seven of the country’s top olive oil companiesafter tests revealed nine out of every 20 bottles were fraudulent. They were accused of importing canola and soybean oil to mix into their olive oil sold as extra-virgin.

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Honey

According to research by theJournal of Food Science, honey makes up 7% of food fraud cases. In 2013, a massive “honey laundering” scheme was uncovered; adulterated Chinese honey, somemixed with sweeteners, antibiotics, and pesticides, was being shipped through other countries to disguise the origin, then imported and sold in the U.S.

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Truffles

Truffle oil usuallyisn’t made with actual truffles at all, but instead, compounds like 2,4-dithiapentane.

A meal made with real truffles can cost about $100, and a bottle of real truffle oil can set you back a few hundred dollars. In fact, the strong smell and flavor that many have come to associate with truffle oil is because of the chemical compound, not real truffles, whichare said to have an earthy and more subtle flavor.

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Saffron

At $2,000 to $10,000 per pound, saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. When the Crocus sativus flower blooms for a few weeks every year, the stigmas are harvested to create the spice;it takes about 70,000 flowers to create one pound. So it’s no surprise that there’s counterfeit saffron.

Sometimes dyed corn silk, flowers from safflower,beet fiber, oreven red bits of paper are passed off as saffron, whileground saffron is often mixed with turmeric, bark, or paprika. Until recent European Union crackdowns, “Spanish saffron” often came from Iran (where more than 80% of saffron is grown), and then re-exported from Spain. Before you buy saffron,check out tips from sites like Serious Eatsto make sure you’re purchasing the real thing.

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Wasabi

The green condiment that comes with your sushiis usually a mixture of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring. The real stuff, made from the root of the wasabi plant, is harvested from riverbeds. It must be freshly grated, and it loses its herbal flavor in only 15 minutes.

It’s estimated thatonly 5% of wasabi served in Japanese restaurants around the world contains the rootofWasabia japonica. (Also,you’re not supposed to mix wasabi into your soy saucewhile eating sushi especiallyif it’s freshly ground, real wasabi.)

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Caviar

Traditional caviar refers to salted fish eggs, or roe, of sturgeon from rivers that feed into the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. Because of overfishing and pollution,this caviar is rare, and these sturgeon have become endangered.

So many people have turned to American caviar: roe from paddlefish, bowfin, salmon, lumpfish, hackleback sturgeon, and white sturgeon. However, thedemand for caviar is now threatening the paddlefish, which survivedthe dinosaurs’ extinction.

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Sriracha

When you think of Sriracha, you probably think of the distinctive rooster-adorned red bottle topped with a green nozzle, made byHuy Fong Foodsin California.

Since”sriracha” isn’t a trademarked term, other companies and brands like Frito-Lay, Heinz, Frank’s RedHot, Kikkoman, and Subwaycan come up with their own versionsof the spicy red Asian sauce. It’s also why there are so many Sriracha-flavored items, fromsnackstobeertolip balm.

However, David Tran, owner of Huy Fong Foods, told theLos Angeles Timesthat hedoesn’t see the lack of a trademark as a missed opportunity, and considers all the imitators free advertising for his original.

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Bacon bits

Some of the “bacon” bits you put on baked potatoes and salads aren’t bacon at all:they’re pieces of flavored soy flour. In fact,McCormick Bac’n PiecesandBetty Crocker Bac-Osare actually vegan.

If you need real bacon, however, there are brands that use it, likeHormelandOscar Mayer.

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Pomegranate juice

If you’ve ever snacked on a pomegranate, you know it’s a time-consuming endeavor, though there are tons ofhacks devoted to deseedingand enjoying the sweet-and-tart gems inas few as 10 seconds.

Pomegranate juice can seem like a hassle-free way to get some of the health benefits, includingimproved heart health and an antioxidant boost. However, some pomegranate juicesare diluted with other fruit juices.

A few years ago, a lawsuit filed by POM Wonderful against the Coca-Cola Co. made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry juice was false advertising, becausethe product was mostly apple and grape juices.

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White chocolate

Chocolate snobs often say that white chocolate isn’t technically chocolate, which, according to many,must contain chocolate solidsfrom thechocolate liquormade from cocoa nibs.

Instead, white chocolate is a blend of cocoa butter (also derived from chocolate liquor), sugar, vanilla, milk products, and lecithin, a fatty emulsifier.

Fans of white chocolatewould argue that it is real chocolate, since up to 45% of its mass comes from the cacao pod, though they also acknowledge that poor quality white chocolate can be waxy, chalky, and overly sweet.

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Pringles

OK, soPringles actuallyarepotato chips, according to Britain’s Supreme Court of Judicature. However, it was previously ruled back in 2008 theywere not officially potato chips or “crisps,” as they’re called in the U.K. because the snack has less than 50% potato content. Procter & Gamble U.K., former maker of Pringles, had actually argued that its snacks weren’t potato chips to avoid the British tax on potato products.

What’s in Pringles, anyway?A slurry of rice, wheat, corn, and potato flakesthat is pressed, rolled out, cut, and then molded into that signature shape. Then the Pringles are fried and blow-dried with powdered flavors. Depending on your thoughts about white chocolate and Pringles, the holiday flavor ofPringles White Chocolatecould be adoublelie.

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