KFC Debuts ‘Fried Chicken’-Scented Firelogs To Crisp Up Your Holiday Gatherings


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The mere mention of the festive period might bring up imaginary whiffs of spices, but this season, your holidays will be much more than that—they’re going to smell like spices, herbs, and KFC fried chicken.

Possibly to diss the turkey yet again, the chain has unleashed an unexpected holiday item that could replace the classic Christmas fowl once and for all: the ‘11 Herbs & Spices Firelog’.

The firelog, which was created with eco-friendly product maker Enviro-Log, takes inspiration from the Colonel’s secret recipe “to create a delightful, hearth-warming and hunger-inducing experience.” Your holiday party will never be batter than this… unless you get real fried chicken for your feast.

In a press statement, Andrea Zahumensky—Chief Marketing Officer at KFC US—says, “At KFC, we have always been proud of our role in bringing loved ones together at the dinner table around a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken.”

“Now, this winter we’re bringing all the things we love–family, friends and fried chicken–together around the fire with our scented firelog.”

This isn’t the first time KFC has infused homes with scents of its fried chicken without the presence of actual fried chicken. The fast food giant’s Japan leg—no pun intended—winged it on the innovation front with bath salts that smelled like its 11 secret herbs and spices.


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Condom Brand Launches Album Full Of Sex-Themed Songs Like ‘I Touched A Penis’

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Condom brand Trojan has a sexy spokesperson ‘Trojan Man’ whom it deems to be the emblem of modern masculinity.

Just in time for 21 December which is branded the “Longest Night of the Year,” Trojan decided to team up with advertising agency 72andSunny to release The Big Sexy Album displaying ‘Trojan Man’s’ amazing chords while singing sex positive songs about intimate stuff.

The album consists of six sex-themed songs. One of the tracks is titled I Touched a Penis Today, tells ‘Trojan Man’s’ encounter with “a fleshy and weird” organ which he described “isn’t all that smart.”

Other songs include C.L.I.T.O.R.I.S, an ode to “the part that she likes best,” and a track titled I Won’t Go Bareback, which lyrics include “I love to love you. I’m a love maniac. I’ll do anything for you. But I won’t go bareback.”

Created for those who love seeking sensual advice through catchy beats, The Big Sexy Album is set to drop on 17 December ensuring you and your partner will have the best time of your lives.

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Avicii, Stan Lee & Anthony Bourdain Are Among The Most Googled Names Of 2018



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Google has unveiled its annual ‘Year in Search’ and, beyond just a digital record of events, it showed what topics mattered to the society in recent times.

The 2018 results showed that people around the world is transfixed over one wedding, a sporting event, natural disasters and celebrity deaths.

Seven out of 10 Google searches globally were on celebrities that passed in 2018 including author Stephen Hawking, DJ Avicii, Marvel comic book creater Stan Lee, rapper Mac Miller, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade.

Black Panther also made the top 10 global list, together with former actress Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry. In the US, the top searches had the same pattern with new additions such as the election results and ‘Hurricane Florence’.

The top news searches in the US are World Cup, ‘Hurricane Florence’, ‘Mega Million’, ‘Hurricane Michael’ and election results. Google also revealed that US users loved to search for eyelashes trends, 1980s fashion, Unicorn cake and how to register to vote. The Florida shooting as well as the Royal wedding rounded up the top 10 searches in US.

Google also tracked that people in the US asked questions about Bitcoin, racketeering, ‘Yanny or Laurel’ illusion and Fortnite. Fortnite also happened to be the most searched video game as well.

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Behind PANTONE’s 2019 Color Of The Year ‘Living Coral’ Lies A Sad Truth

Described as “animating and life-affirming,” PANTONE’s 2019 Color of the Year, ‘Living Coral’ is also a reminder of humans’ foolishness.

PANTONE’s vice president Laurie Pressman told Associated Press that the company is looking for a color that brings out nourishment and comfort which makes people feel good. This is because many stuff on the internet are dehumanizing therefore having color that reeks positivity is vital to many.

While the color is meant to provide good intentions, the story behind coral reefs isn’t a happy one.

According to a 2017 report by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, experts explained that “soaring ocean temperatures in the past three years have subjected 21 of 29 World Heritage reefs to severe and/or repeated heat stress, and caused some of the worst bleaching ever observed at iconic sites like the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Papahānaumokuākea (USA), the Lagoons of New Caledonia (France) and Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles).” These coral reefs will disappear in 2100 if CO2 emissions are not reduced.

Smithsonian Institution scientists also reported that dozens of coral reefs have been affected by dead zones and many more will be threatened.

Due to coral bleaching, the temperatures of waters in The Great Barrier Reef have increased and this resulted in corals expelling the algae that originally gives them the color.

Critics are also not a fan of the color. Slate Magazine’s http://www.designtaxi.com/news/402820/Behind-PANTONE-s-2019-Color-Of-The-Year-Living-Coral-Lies-A-Sad-Truth/

This Personality Test Reveals The Most Positive Character Trait About Yourself



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Personality tests are a fun way to uncover positive or negative traits of a person. In this test, shown directly below, the first item that catches your eye will reveal the most positive trait about yourself.

Read on to preview what various items from the test might mean below.

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Book

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If you noticed the book, it means you are smart and blessed with the gift of intuition. People usually approach you for advice and you are able to handle your challenges with ease.

However, since people are not able to make their decisions on their own and usually come to you for advice, this can leave you drained. Always make sure you have a peaceful place to unwind and rest your mind to avoid burning out.

Rose

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If you saw a rose, it means that love is your biggest positive trait. You appreciate peace, tranquility and tend to see the beauty in everything. You do not participate in unnecessary gossip and do your best to make everyone happy.

Though being kind to everyone is a good trait, be aware that some people might use this for their own gain. Stay away from those who make you uneasy.

Lion

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If you noticed the lion first, it means you are courageous and possess great self-confidence. You are honest with yourself and accepting of your flaws. Many people, however, might find you reserved as you only allow a handful of people deemed trustworthy into your circle. As such, you tend to travel through life alone.

Smiling Face

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You find yourself looking at the lighter side of things if you spotted a happy smile. Your sense of humor never fails but you tend to mask who you really are behind your jokes.

Read more about what the different results could mean over on The Mind’s Journal.

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New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Logo Shares Same Color Scheme To Basketball Team Lakers

Avengers: Endgame has unveiled its new logo that comes with serious ‘Thanos’ vibes.

The fresh graphic now fronts the official Avengers Facebook page. where it boasts shades of purple, with the word “Avengers” outlined with a gold hue. The film’s subtitle Endgame is almost drenched in gold with only hints of purple on it.

The color scheme matches the appearance of ‘Thanos’ and the ‘Infinity Gauntlet’. The colors are also fitting since the movie is focused on the aftermath of the villain’s ‘Decimation’ event.

The aforementioned similarities aren’t all, however. Fans have drawn comparisons between the logo design and the color scheme of basketball team Los Angeles Lakers.

Fans were treated to the first trailer of the highly anticipated movie, which will drop on 26 April 2019. The trailer has raised many questions as fans start to wonder how ‘Tony Stark’ will survive in space, or how ‘Scott Lang’ had escaped from the ‘Quantum Realm’. Fans will continue to wait and hope there will be no surprising deaths in the movie.

Here's your first look at the poster for Marvel Studios' #AvengersEndgame, in theaters April 26, 2019! pic.twitter.com/kPSJKcnriq

— The Avengers (@Avengers) December 7, 2018

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NASA’s ‘InSight’ Gets Playful, Captures Its First Selfie On Mars



This is NASA InSight’s first selfie on Mars. It displays the lander’s solar panels and deck. On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. The selfie was taken on Dec. 6, 2018 (Sol 10). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via NASA Newsroom

NASA’s ‘InSight’ lander touched down on Mars on 26 November after traveling through space for six months.

In addition to capturing photos of the planet, the craft has taken a decent shot of itself while on mission. NASA took to Twitter to share the selfie of ‘InSight’ with the caption, “The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to create a mosaic made up of 11 images.”

Over the next few weeks, ‘InSight’ will be using three instruments—a seismometer, radio antennas and heat probe—as part of its objective to help NASA scientists understand the composition of Mars and whether it has liquid water housed below its surface.

Say Cheese! @NASAInSight's first #selfie on Mars reveals the lander's solar panels and deck!
The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to create a mosaic made up of 11 images. Take a peek at Insight's first complete "workspace" here: https://t.co/Y5C6sCSRZV pic.twitter.com/Orh4DWli3h

— NASA (@NASA) December 13, 2018

ICYMI: I've been feeling the Martian breeze on my solar panels. Listen to this calm and definitely otherworldly audio I’ve picked up.
🎼 The plains are alive with the #SoundsOfMars! 🎼

🔊: https://t.co/ieLeg8gmIw

— NASA InSight (@NASAInSight) December 7, 2018



This mosaic, composed of 52 individual images from NASA’s InSight lander, shows the workspace where the spacecraft will eventually set its science instruments. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech via NASA Newsroom

[via NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, opening image via NASA Newsroom] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/402817/NASA-s-InSight-Gets-Playful-Captures-Its-First-Selfie-On-Mars/

NASA’s Probe Captures First Image Ever Taken From Inside The Sun’s Atmosphere



This image from Parker Solar Probe’s WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument shows a coronal streamer, seen over the east limb of the Sun on Nov. 8, 2018, at 1:12 a.m. EST. Coronal streamers are structures of solar material within the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona, that usually overlie regions of increased solar activity. The fine structure of the streamer is very clear, with at least two rays visible. Parker Solar Probe was about 16.9 million miles from the Sun’s surface when this image was taken. The bright object near the center of the image is Mercury, and the dark spots are a result of background correction. Credits: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe via NASA Newsroom

NASA previously gave you this mind-blowing ultra HD photo of the sun that lets you safely stare at it in awe. This time, the space agency has gone a step further with its first photo taken from within the sun’s atmosphere.

NASA’s ‘Parker Solar Probe’ has managed to get itself closer to the sun than any other craft before it, by entering its atmosphere to retrieve information for its mission.

“[T]he science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the mission’s scientists,” NASA announced. “It’s a moment many in the field have been anticipating for years, thinking about what they’ll do with such never-before-seen data, which has the potential to shed new light on the physics of our star, the Sun.”

During its encounter with the sun, the probe’s wide-field imager captured the first image ever shot from inside the sun’s corona. The image was taken on 8 November 2018, when ‘Parker’ was distanced 19.9 million miles from the sun’s surface.

The image features coronal streamers, bright loop-like ejections that form over active regions on the sun. If you look closely at the image above, you will notice a bright spot of light located under one streamer. That is Mercury, the first planet nearest to the sun.

‘Parker’ will be making its way closer to the sun to hit 4.3 million miles from its center, and will travel at speeds up to 430,000 mph during the journey.



The solar wind, the Sun’s outflow of material, along with one-off eruptions of solar material called coronal mass ejections carry the Sun’s magnetic field out through the heliosphere, producing space weather effects on Earth and other worlds. Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio/Greg Shirah via NASA Newsroom



This video clip shows actual data from NASA’s Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory Ahead (STEREO-A) spacecraft, along with the location of Parker Solar Probe as it flies through the Sun’s outer atmosphere during its first solar encounter phase in November 2018. Such images will allow us to provide key context for understanding Parker Solar Probe’s observations. Credits: NASA/STEREO via NASA Newsroom

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Kylie Jenner Jumps On Sheer Bandwagon With Sparkling See-Through Dress



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It looks like the Jenner sisters are jumping on the sheer dress bandwagon.

After Kendall Jenner turned up at the British Fashion Awards in a gilded ‘naked dress’, her sister Kylie dazzled her fans in a similar style shared through Instagram.

The makeup mogul posted an image of herself wearing a nude-colored bra beneath a sheer gown that flaunts her curvaceous body. Her long, platinum blonde hair is tied in a ponytail with loose curls at the end.

She paired the dress with a nude lip and dramatic eye makeup with bronzed glow. Jenner did not caption her shot, leaving fans curious on the occasion for the luxe look.

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Serena Williams Is The First Woman To Rock Cornrows On Teen Vogue Magazine Cover

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Tennis player Serena Williams has made history for being the first woman to flaunt cornrows on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine.

Williams paired her cornrows with a coral jacket and gold earrings, looking powerful and beautiful on the December cover issue.

“We put cornrows on the cover of Teen Vogue for the first time in the publication’s history,” the magazine tweeted.

Williams’ cover photo comes with an interview, conducted by the publication’s new editor-in-chief Lindsay People Wagner.

Gun control activist Naomi Wadler is also featured in conversation with them. She had gained famed after speaking at the March for Our Lives protest in 2017 and credits her fellow activists for keeping her motivated in her work.

Wagner revealed why she had decided to feature a black woman with cornrows as one of her first moves as the new editor-in-chief. In the introduction, Wagner explains that her mother had advised her, when she younger, to be what she needed to be to sustain herself in the industry.

So she decided to feature Williams in conversation with her and Wadler, as three young black girls figuring out their magic. The cover was shot by black female photographer Ronan Mckenzie.

Williams stressed how important it is to support women, especially women of color. By supporting one another, the success of one woman could inspire another, and together, they might accomplish great things.

Our December cover star is @serenawilliams! 👑❤️✨ Read her conversation with activist Naomi Wadler and new Teen Vogue editor-in-chief @lpeopleswagner at the #TeenVogueSummit: https://t.co/wVBpvhI55S pic.twitter.com/J352bv2tFa

— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) December 12, 2018

We put cornrows on the cover of Teen Vogue for the first time in the publication's history. Read @dressupwithjess on why it matters: https://t.co/vF82SFndMP pic.twitter.com/KhuHd3gjUo

— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) December 12, 2018

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