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by Rona Rona,posted Mar 28 2012 7:29AM
Early this morning, a friend sent me this story and I thought it was cute. Picture this: you're a police officer and you pull over a dude driving a Lambourgini...wait for it.....dressed as BATMAN! Here's the story my friend sent me. Funny but also heartwarming. It even made international news. Cool! Read here and see the video that's related below!
Have you ever wondered how Starbucks makes their Strawberry Frappuccinos look so vibrantly pink? The pink hue is thanks to crushed up insects, according to new information provided by the coffee chain giant. In a statement released by Starbucks, the company has revealed that they use cochineal extract, which is the ground-up bodies of insects, as a dye for the popular rose-colored beverage. Bugs from mainly Mexico and South America are dried out before they are ground and used in the drink. As stomach-turning as it may sound, the ingredient is in fact harmless. Commonly used to help liven up the dull hues of jams, meats, cheese, baked goods, alcoholic drinks and more, cochineal extract has been used as a coloring agent in food and drinks for centuries. Vegan fans may not be happy about this... ThisDishIsVegetarian.com, an animal rights and eco-friendly news site, labels the extract non-vegan. In fact, I remember reading about this in the book Fast Food Nation a few years ago. Ew. I'll still eat cherry candy!!!!