Army Sandwich That Stays Fresh For 2 Years

“For the U.S. military around the world, the enemy can be hard to pinpoint and even harder to defeat. But back at home, the Army has a tiny and vexing foe in its sights: the bacteria that cause food to rot. In this bacterial battle, though, it’s clearer who’s winning, and the evidence is a humble pocket sandwich, which looks from the outside no different than your average hot pocket in the frozen foods aisle. But this sandwich is spectacularly resilient to threats that would turn it into a dry, moldy mess if they could. Unlike probably any other sandwich out there, this one keeps the microbial forces of nature at bay for up to two years. How on earth could a BBQ chicken sandwich stay fresh for two years, you ask? And is it even edible? We were still puzzled, but fortunately senior food technologist Michelle Richardson was happy to explain.” w/ photo

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World’s Tightest Parallel Parker

“In this special installment of video of the Week, we take a look back at some past attempts, as well as the new current recolder. The tightest parallel parking measured 9.45 inches and was achieved by Zhang Hua of the Chery Car Stunts Performance Team at Zhengzhi driving school.” — GWR

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Boy Writes 180,000 Thank-You Cards For U.S Troops

“When Stephen Goodman heard his grandfather never received a single card during his military service in Vietnam, it left him deeply saddened. Never wanting another serviceman or woman to feel unappreciated, the 11-year-old decided to write every single one a thank-you card. Now, 18 months later, the schoolboy from Surprise, Arizona has completed a staggering 181,612 cards for U.S. troops serving overseas.” w/ photos + video

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Shaving Cream Prank

“Shoppers think they are given the opportunity to test some miraculous shaving cream but are left alone in the mall with shaving cream on their armpits.”

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Hello Kitty Toaster

If you think Hello Kitty is so cute that you just want to eat her up, go right ahead! This colorful 2-slot toaster browns Kitty’s sweet face onto every slice of bread. The appliance features 7 shade settings and 4 toasting modes: bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel. Extra-wide slots let you warm thick slices, and a removable crumb tray makes cleanup easy. The decorative cool-touch exterior looks cheerful on your countertop, and has cord storage in the base.” w/ photo

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