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TikTok is divided on this gamer gum meant to help focus

TikTok is divided on this gamer gum meant to help focus

We've all heard of gamers chugging energy drinks like water during long gaming sessions, but a chewing gum made specifically for gamers is certainly a novelty. Dubbed the Razer Respawn By 5, this completely normal-looking gum is marketed towards gamers as a way to increase their focus, the gum's website notes. When a TikTok user tried it in a video, the comment section was, unsurprisingly, quite divided. What is the flavor of this gum, does it actually work, and more importantly, why?

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TikTok is fascinated by this television that you can taste

TikTok is fascinated by this television that you can taste

Just when we thought we've already seen it all, a Japanese professor has invented a TV screen that you can taste—and TikTok is fascinated. As reported by Reuters, the new Taste the TV (TTTV) comes with 10 flavor canisters that can mimic the taste of countless foods. While the novelty television has a lot of potential, TikTok is more focused on what exactly you could taste if you tried to lick it.

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FDA warns to check broccoli tots for rocks after dental damage reports

FDA warns to check broccoli tots for rocks after dental damage reports

If you've made the switch from tater tots to the arguably healthier broccoli tots alternative (they're basically tater tots, but made from, you know, broccoli), pay attention to a new recall notice published on the FDA's website. According to the advisory, some frozen broccoli tots products have been recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal or rocks.

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Arizona Tea, Kool-Aid, and other popular drinks recalled over glass risk

Arizona Tea, Kool-Aid, and other popular drinks recalled over glass risk

A couple of recalls were announced this week covering food and drink items potentially contaminated with small pieces of metal and glass. One of the recalls comes from Kraft Heinz; it covers many of the company's powdered beverages, including some flavors of Kool-Aid, Tang, and Country Time. The other recall is from H-E-B, a grocery retailer in Texas that is pulling certain soup products from shelves over potential glass contamination.

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Case report reveals plant-based diet may relieve chronic migraines

Case report reveals plant-based diet may relieve chronic migraines

A number of studies and case reports have been published over the years that implicate plant-based diets as a way to reduce or eliminate certain chronic conditions. The latest example of this was recently published in BMJ Case Reports, a peer-reviewed publication, where doctors revealed that a plant-based diet full of dark green leafy vegetables offered a man relief from chronic migraines he'd suffered for more than a decade.

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KAWS Reese’s Puffs boxes open AR cereal portals to the future

KAWS Reese’s Puffs boxes open AR cereal portals to the future

The artist known as KAWS worked with General Mills to create a pair of designs for Reese's Puffs cereal. Each box includes a QR code that links to a smartphone app called KAWS Puffs, developed in collaboration with Acute Art. Using the box as a visual base, KAWS Puffs open an augmented reality cereal portal through which the user is invited to step, into a new realm.

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Tweaked barley may keep beer flowing as climate change hits crops

Tweaked barley may keep beer flowing as climate change hits crops

Climate change is shifting growing seasons and introducing other weather phenomena that may have a major impact on crop yields in the coming years. In addition to farmers making adjustments to their practices to account for these changes, scientists have been developing modified versions of crops using gene-editing tools to help plants withstand changes in local climates.

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Google Maps update makes it easier to pick up grocery orders

Google Maps update makes it easier to pick up grocery orders

Following a small launch in Portland earlier this year, Google has announced the widespread rollout of its new grocery pickup feature for Google Maps. The feature simplifies the grocery pickup process by integrating order features into the Maps product, enabling Google users to see when their order is ready and more using the same app that provides directions to the grocery store.

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Major onion recall expands yet again: Another two brands to check

Major onion recall expands yet again: Another two brands to check

This year's big onion recall has expanded once again, this time with one new recall and an update to an existing recall. The two new advisories come from Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. and Potandon Produce LLC. As with the several other onion recalls and updates published in recent months, the reason for these latest notifications is potential contamination with Salmonella.

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Impossible Meatballs squeeze into Walmart freezers this month

Impossible Meatballs squeeze into Walmart freezers this month

Impossible Foods is colonizing another lunch menu item, with the plant-based food company launching its own meatballs that don't actually use meat. The new Impossible Meatballs Made From Plants will be headed to Walmart stores this month, initially, and after a pre-release nibble I can tell you that even dedicated carnivores might not notice the difference.

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Anti-inflammatory diet full of fruit and veggies may help protect brain health

Anti-inflammatory diet full of fruit and veggies may help protect brain health

Eating a diet that emphasizes foods with anti-inflammatory properties may help protect brain health, according to a new study, potentially reducing one's risk of dementia later in life. The research comes from the American Academy of Neurology, revealing that certain foods -- including fruits and vegetables -- may support brain health by reducing inflammation.

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More onions and cupcakes recalled over salmonella and metal pieces

More onions and cupcakes recalled over salmonella and metal pieces

The US FDA recently published a couple of new food recalls, including expansions of previous recalls involving whole onions and cupcakes. As with the original recalls, these expansions are due to possible contamination with Salmonella and small pieces of metal mesh, respectively. Consumers are warned to return or throw away the impacted products.

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