Color Changing Ice Cream!
Ice cream is an exciting treat to have all on its own, and now a certain type can change colors when you lick it. A Spanish scientist has created a formula for ice cream than changes colors when exposed to new temperatures and different levels of acidity found in saliva. The product is called Xamaleon, and supposedly has a “tutti frutti”-like flavor. The product starts out as a periwinkle color, then changes to pink and then purple after it’s been licked. The creators of the color-changing ice cream say their next project will be a flavor made with medicinal plants that cause an aphrodisiac effect. (Fox)
Game Of Thrones Casting Scam
Contact Music claims two men were recently arrested for a Game Of Thrones casting call scam. The men set up a fake Website after it was announced the show would film near Seville, Spain. The con men’s phone number charged $13.50 a minute for instructions on where to audition as an extra. The average person stayed on calls for six minutes. 10,000 citizens applied to work as extras on the show.
The men made $134,000 a week. A police spokesperson tells the site: “The fraudsters, who are based in Ibiza, created a website almost identical to the genuine Game of Thrones site… given the success of the series and the excitement over the forthcoming filming of some episodes in Seville, the number of calls received was very high. It was the perfect hook for a big scam.”
Lewinsky Joins ‘Vanity Fair’ as Ongoing Contributor
Monica Lewinsky is continuing her relationship with Vanity Fair after breaking her more than decade-long silence with a long essay in its pages in June, with the magazine saying yesterday (July 31st) that she will be an ongoing contributor to its website. Spokeswoman Beth Kseniak told The Hill that the 41-year-old Lewinsky won’t be limited to any particular subject. In her first online column yesterday, titled, “The Online Rebuttal is the New Black,” Lewinsky writes that she’d been binge-watching Orange is the New Black, notes that she was threatened with jail during the Monicagate scandal, and writes that a vulgar reference to her name came up in one episode. She says, “I did what I usually do in these situations where the culture throws me a shard of my former self. After the cringing embarrassment, the whiff of shame, and the sense that I am no longer an agent running my own life, I shuddered, I got up off the sofa, and I turned it off.” She segues into how in our digital age, more and more people are using social media to do the opposite when public attacks or criticism lead them to, quote, “lost command of their public narratives.” Instead of just enduring, she says they use social media to launch an online rebuttal. She writes, “They refuse to have their identities swindled or misshapen. Instead, they take charge. They turn the attack on its head and use it as an opportunity for self-definition, instead of just taking blood as they go down.”