TIME Food & Drink

Breast Milk Ice Cream Returns in Time for Upcoming Royal Birth

The Licktators

With the objective of reminding mothers of the benefits of breastfeeding

For the (fearless) ice cream lovers and dedicated royal baby watchers out there, there’s a special frozen delight just for you.

London-based ice cream company The Licktators teamed up with breastfeeding campaigner Victoria Hiley to toast the birth of royal baby No. 2 and raise awareness for breastfeeding in public with a re-launch of their breast milk flavor Saturday.

Dubbing the famed sweet treat Royal Baby Gaga, the company will offer the specially branded flavor just in time for the birth in both pink and blue tubs. The ice cream, which launched temporarily in 2011, will also be available at select London retail locations and online later this week and throughout the summer.

“It’s the ultimate organic ice cream,” a rep for The Licktators (known for other imaginative flavors such as popcorn and cinnamon doughnut) tells PEOPLE.

The spokeswoman adds that the flavor is “free-range, freshly squeezed and totally natural. Perfect for any prince or princess.”

So, what exactly is in the breast milk ice cream recipe? The concoction blends donated breast milk – screened in line with hospital standards – and Madagascan Vanilla. (You can also whip it up at home, thanks to the Licktator’s online recipe.)

Hiley, a 30-year-old mom from Leeds, England, wanted to remind mothers of the benefits of breastfeeding.

“There was huge support from breastfeeding women for Baby Gaga ice cream in 2011, yet some politicians still [stigmatize] women for breastfeeding in public,” Hiley said in a statement.

A tub of Royal Baby Gaga is available for about $22 (€19.99). All proceeds will be donated to a breastfeeding charity.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME Bizarre

16 Ways People Have Tried to Destroy Their Apple Watches

See what happens when a car runs over one


While some people are desperate to get their hands on Apple Watches, others are already trying to destroy them.

Watch CNET journalist Sharon Profis, host of this torture exercise, try whacking it with a seven-pound cast-iron skillet, rubbing it against different kitchen graters, stepping on it repeatedly and submerging it in cold and boiling water. Profis also dunks the timepiece in red wine and coats it in various condiments such as soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, peanut butter and Nutella.

Meanwhile, a Canadian tech blog (MW Technology on YouTube) tried hitting it with a rubber mallet, irreparably scratching it with various razor-sharp blades, a bagful of keys and against a stone column, before finally running it over with a car:

The gadget was also subjected to a 15-minute cycle in a washing machine:

And another YouTube user TechRax — known for boiling an iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola — pulled a less dramatic stunt, simulating what would happen to an Apple Watch with a blue sport band if someone accidentally dropped the gadget in such a way that it hit the ground face-first.

TIME Bizarre

Watch This Kid Solve a Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 Seconds

Collin Burns broke the world record

A teenager has beaten the world record for fastest solution of a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube, completing the puzzle in just 5.25 seconds.

Although the World Cube Association (WCA) has not yet updated its website, it confirmed to Mashable that the young man, Collin Burns, is the new record-holder. Burns completed the task at an official WCA event in Doylestown, Penn. The previous champion was Mats Valk of the Netherlands, who unscrambled a cube in 5.55 seconds.


Read next: Watch This Man Solve the World’s Hardest Rubik’s Cube Very Quickly

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TIME Bizarre

Man Sidetracked by Tater Tots During Suspected Robbery Attempt

The man was awoken when a woman tried to escape her home, police say

A suspected burglary attempt in California went awry last week when authorities say the man got side-tracked by, of course, tater tots.

A homeowner in Petaluma went downstairs Thursday afternoon and found an unfamiliar man, identified by police as James Adams, asleep on her sofa after he apparently enjoyed a snack of frozen tater tots, the San Fransisco Chronicle reports. After calling the police, she tried to leave her house but accidentally awoke the man.

Adams, 44, who was said to have a long criminal history, was apprehended by authorities as he tried to leave the yard.

[SF Chronicle]

TIME Bizarre

Google Removes Illustration of Android Robot Urinating on the Apple Logo in Google Maps

The user-generated drawing was spotted in Google Maps on Friday

A new twist in Google’s and Apple’s battle for world domination: Google has removed an illustration of the Android robot relieving itself on the Apple logo found in Google Maps, just outside of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

CNN Money reports that former Samsung employee Ahmad Babar noticed the crude image and uploaded this screenshot to Instagram:

Has anyone else seen this on Google Maps? Saw it while searching for a place in Rawalpindi

A photo posted by Ahmad Babar (@ahmadbabar) on

Another user-generated image that has since been removed:

The tool relies on contributors to keep maps of their areas current with local, insider information, and a regular, “vetted” contributor appears to be responsible for the gag, a Google spokesperson told the website.

It’s not the first time this kind of a joke has happened. The Washington Post points out that last week, a map of the White House displayed a fake business called “Edward’s Snow Den.”

TIME Bizarre

This Moonshine Distillery Plans to Launch a Bottle Into Space

Onyx Spirits

Advertising goes to space

It’s a marketing stunt that’s out of this world.

A Connecticut moonshine distillery plans to shoot a 750-milliliter bottle of its best stuff 22 miles into space next month in what the company says is the first time a bottle of liquor will leave the earth’s atmosphere, reports a local California NBC affiliate.

Employees of Onyx Spirits Company will fix the bottle to a weather balloon with a rocks glass and silver platter on May 2, and send it floating into space. The balloon will be equipped with GoPro cameras, GPS technology, a radar deflector, and a parachute to soften its landing into the Long Island Sound.

“Onyx Moonshine is all about attempting things that haven’t been done before, which is the true essence of the American spirit,” Onyx Spirits Company co-founder Adam von Gootkin said Tuesday.

With moonshine, perhaps there’s no such thing as flying too close to the sun.


TIME Bizarre

A Stinking 11-Ton Megalith of Congealed Fat Has Been Removed From a London Sewer

It’s called a fatberg and it’s terrifying

Londoners have been advised to stop flushing cooking oil and pre-moistened towelettes down sinks after authorities successfully removed a mammoth 11-ton piece of congealed fat, caked with compacted wet wipes, from one of the city’s sewers.

The “fatberg” was reportedly the size of one of the British capital’s famed double-decker buses and inflicted more than a half-million dollars of damage to the sewer pipes under West London’s plush Chelsea neighborhood.

“The original sewer has been so badly abused by fat being chucked down the plughole we’ve had to opt for the time-consuming and disruptive option of replacing many meters of pipe,” Stephen Hunt, a maintenance supervisor at Thames Water charged with overseeing the removal of fatberg, told the Guardian.

West London is home to a high-concentration of restaurants and food-related enterprises that produce approximately 32 million to 44 million liters of used cooking oil, much of which is then flushed down the drains, annually.

“I’d urge people to consider what lurks beneath their feet,” pleaded Hunt. “When it comes to getting rid of fat, ‘bin it – don’t block it.’”

The same, naturally, goes for wet wipes.


TIME Bizarre

You Can Now Search for the Loch Ness Monster on Google Street View

Loch Ness Monster
Keystone—Getty Images A view of the Loch Ness Monster, near Inverness, Scotland, April 19, 1934.

Who wants to go diving into that freezing, murky water anyway?

It’s one of the most persistent mysteries of modern times — does Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, exist? For those who are interested in finding out, Google is here to help. It has taken its Street View cameras on (and under) Scotland’s most famous lake.

The initiative, according to a post on the company’s official blog, is part of the anniversary celebration (including Tuesday’s Google Doodle) of the iconic “Surgeon’s Photograph” that began the legend. Taken in 1934, the photo showed what appeared to be a giant sea creature raising its neck out of the water, kicking off a series of conspiracy theories that linger to this day.

Google ditched its recognizable Street View car in favor of a boat in order to get the images, naturally, but also employed a team of divers to snap photos beneath the lake’s surface. There’s even a video showing how they did it.

Happy hunting!

TIME Family

Ohio Woman Discovers Work Colleague Is Her Birth Mom

They had been living six blocks away from each other

It was the last thing La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark expected when she decided to track down her birth mother – she discovered they weren’t strangers, but shockingly, work colleagues.

The 38-year-old from Youngtown, Ohio, learned her mother was Francine Simmons after the Ohio Department of Health released birth records last month for those born between Jan. 1, 1964 and Sept. 18, 1996, according to WYTV.

After she looked her name up on Facebook and saw that they both worked at the same company, Infocision, she knew who she was right away.

“There’s a Francine that works at my job. She works in VR and she works at the front desk,” Mitchell-Clark told the news outlet.

Throughout the years, Simmons wanted to know who her daughter was, but after becoming pregnant when she was 14, she put her in a girls’ home.

“I’m still in shock. It’s amazing,” Simmons told the news outlet.

They connected over a phone call, and the rest is history.

“She called me and I said, ‘Is this Ms. Francine?’ She said, yes. I said, ‘I think I’m your daughter’,” Mitchell-Clark said.

Mitchell-Clark also discovered that she and her mother live six blocks away from each other and that she has three sisters. “Now, we’ve got a bigger extended family where we can just be together,” Francis Simmons told WYTV about reconnecting with her daughter.

The icing on the cake?

One of those sisters works at the same company as well.

“It’s just amazing that all this time we’re thinking about her and trying to find her and she was trying to find us, too,” said one of her sisters, Maisha Cummings.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME Bizarre

It’s Raining Worms in Norway

And it's not even the first time

Forget cats and dogs. It’s been raining worms in Norway.

Biology teacher Karstein Erstad recently came across “thousands of earthworms” on top of snow at least half a yard deep while skiing on mountains outside Bergen, according to The Local, an English-language European news network.

“It’s a very rare phenomenon,” he said, citing reports he found of worm rainfall in the 1920s. “It’s difficult to say how many times it happens, but it has only been reported a very few times.”

“People have now observed the same phenomenon in many places in Norway,” added Erstad. “It’s very peculiar, I don’t know why so many people have discovered it. I don’t know if there have been some special weather conditions lately.”

[The Local]

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