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20 Real (and Fake) Beer Flavors That Will Blow Your Mind

20 Real (and Fake) Beer Flavors That Will Blow Your Mind

Inside the wacky, weird flavors that are taking over the craft beer scene

The craziest beer flavors you've never heard of.

You all know how we feel about flavored vodkas: they just keep getting weirder and weirder. From waffles to basil, scorpion to wasabi, there’s just no end to the madness. But the more craft beers we see with outlandish flavors, the more we wonder: Will craft beer follow the same trajectory of the scary vodka flavors we see today?

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Much like flavored vodkas, flavoring beer is a tradition that’s older than you might think. As the blogger behind Save On Brew notes, George Washington added molasses to his beer; and before that, beer in ancient Greece was usually flavored with herbs, spices, dates, or other fruits. Traditionally, a beer gets its flavors from the barley (flavors like chocolate, biscuit, or caramel), hops (used as a bittering agent or for citrus and spice flavors), and sugars from the grains (flavors like fruit, candy, or brown sugar). So when you add a flavor like pizza or rocky mountain oysters (really) to the mix, it’s no wonder that our minds get boggled.

It’s an even bigger feat when you realize that the crazy flavored craft beers you see today aren’t flavored with artificial ingredients. Take Rogue Ales in Portland, Ore., a brewery with some outrageous flavored beers that never uses preservatives or artificial flavoring agents. Its Chocolate Peanut Butter Ale uses chocolate hops and real chocolate, peanut butter, and banana for a very different kind of ale. Whether it's with fruit (like passion fruit) or algae or yeast from a beard, brewers are finding imaginative ways to add flavoring to their beer.

Think you know the wackiest beers out there? Take a spin through the weirdest beer flavors out now, and see if you can spot the four flavors that are fakes. Answers are at the end!


THIS BEER + THIS CHEESE Will Blow Your Mind. Seriously.


Several months ago, I participated in a honey-and-cheese pairing at Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village. Among the many miraculous marriages tickling my palate that evening, the great standout was Swiss Hoch Ybrig cheese drizzled with Connecticut buckwheat honey. On the tongue, the two blended together into an almost-dead-ringer for an old-fashioned butterscotch candy: butterscotchey, carameley, toasty and supersilky, but without any aftertaste of candy preservatives or too much sugar. So basically, something perfect. That was eight months ago and I can almost taste it still, if that tells you anything.

The cheese itself is in the Gruyere family so it’s dense and a little elastic to the bite but creamy as it melts, and it has the nutty, farm-ey flavors that come from aging (affinage). But this raw cow’s milk beauty is washed in white wine many times over the course of many months by a rock star. The rock star … I mean affineur … responsible for Hoch Ybrig is none other than Rolf Beeler. Google “Rolf Beeler” if you’re looking for a new hero.

The complement of buckwheat honey from Red Bee Apiary in Weston, Conn., was rich, velvety, nutty, molasses-dark and positively luscious. (If you’ve never had honey like this, then you probably have no idea what honey is capable of. Go out and get you some!)

The two different treats, each so unique, blended together into this incredible and oh-so-welcome new flavor. It was completely distinct from either the honey or the cheese, and stood alone as a new kind of yummy for me. What a perfect pairing!


What’s this about honey? I thought you said cheese and BEER.

Indeed. This weekend I attended another Murray’s pairing — a “standoff” actually. We tasted several cheeses, each with both a wine and a beer, then voted on the winning pairs. When I realized Hoch Ybrig cheese was on our plates again, I could barely wait to find out what we’d be tasting it with.

Amanda Crawford*, wine specialist at Christie’s Auction House, picked two stellar complements: Donnas Cuvee de Donnas and Arbois Savagnin Jacques Puffeney 2006. The Donnas, a red wine from the Alpine vineyards in the Val d'Aoste region of Italy was pleasantly crisp and light with a very clean grassy-fruity smell. It worked well with the cheese, but the flavors of the cheese lingered longer. The Savagnin, a white wine from the Jura, was impressive. We all thought it was sherry, because its aroma was superstrong and distinctly sherrylike, but its flavors turned out to be far less sweet and far less alcohol-ey. It’s a wine I’d definitely like to have again, even by itself. But it, too, made a great pair for Hoch Ybrig. (At least half the tasters voted the combo their fave.)

I was starting to think that anything could stand up to this fantabulous cheese, but then … sweet lord … then came the beer. The amazing beer. The combo of Hoch Ybrig and Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock doppelknocked my socks off!! Chris Munsey, the beer specialist at Murray’s said he chose it because, like the cheese, it comes from Bavaria and is aged for several months before we get to devour it. Of course, aging beer is a little uncommon, but this lager-style brew simply takes longer to develop its full, dark, smoky-sweet intensity. It didn’t turn the cheese into butterscotch candy, but it did turn it into a little bit of Bavarian heaven.

- Look for Hoch Ybrig cheese in stores with a great cheese selection, or order directly from Murray’s through their online shop.

- Look for the beer and wines in specialty shops. (Warning: The wines will not be easy to find.)


60 Food Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

1. The oldest evidence for soup is from 6,000 B.C. and calls for hippopotamus and sparrow meat.

2. Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren't really potato chips.

3. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.

4. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.

5. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.

7. Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.

8. Central Appalachia's tooth decay problem is referred to as Mountain Dew mouth, due to the beverage's popularity in the region.

9. Apples belong to the rose family, as do pears and plums.

10. Oklahoma's state vegetable is the watermelon.

11. One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas.

12. About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.

13. Real aged balsamic vinegar actually costs anywhere from $75 to $400 or more.

14. Store bought 100% "real" orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.

15. The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 and takes 72 hours to make.

16. The winner of the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest consumed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

17. The Dunkin' Donuts in South Korea offer doughnut flavors such as Kimchi Croquette and Glazed Garlic.

18. Chocolate was once used as currency.

19. There is an amusement park in Tokyo that offers Raw Horse Flesh-flavored ice cream.

20. The tea bag was created by accident, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.

22. Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc., is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.

24. Radishes are members of the same family as cabbages.

25. The red food-coloring carmine — used in Skittles and other candies — is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle.

26. Casu Marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia that is purposely infested with maggots.

27. The softening agent L-cysteine — used in some bread — is made from human hair and duck feathers.

28. The potentially fatal brain mushroom is considered a delicacy in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the upper Great Lakes region of North America.

29. If improperly prepared, fugu, or puffer fish, can kill you since it contains a toxin 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.

30. It is almost impossible to find out what all the ingredients are that Papa John's uses in its pizzas.

31. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.

32. Milt, which is a delicacy around the world, is fish sperm.

33. McDonald's sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.

34. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect.

35. Three plates of food at a Chinese buffet will net you about 3,000 calories.

36. To make jelly beans shiny, shellac is used, which is made from Kerria lacca insect excretions.

37. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.

38. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things.

39. Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.

40. Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

41. No matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.

42. The most expensive fruit in the world is the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe, and two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.

43. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

44. When taken in large doses nutmeg works as a hallucinogen.

46. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but rechristened by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. "Canola" is short for "Canadian oil."

47. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

48. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.

49. Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurants were created by the inventor of the Atari video game system, Nolan Bushnell.

50. The twists in pretzels are meant to look like arms crossed in prayer.

52. To add nutrition, a lot of milk, juice, and yogurts enrich the food with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. In other words, your OJ contains fish oil.

53. There's an enzyme in pineapple called bromelain that helps to break down proteins and can also ruin your tastebuds.

54. Apples float in water, because 25% of their volume is made of air.

55. The popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.

56. Crackers, like Saltines, have small holes in them to prevent air bubbles from ruining the baking process.

57. The reason why peppers taste hot is because of a chemical compound called capsaicin, which bonds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned.

58. One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.

59. There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world, and if you tried a new variety each day, it would take you 20 years to try them all.


"I always sprinkle sea salt on each side of the cod and refrigerate uncovered for a couple of hours or more. This removes excess moisture and firms up the fish. For breadcrumbs, I keep a tub of panko crumbs mixed with dried lemon peel as a base for fish. This helps add flavor."


45 Classic Rock Facts That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

1. Axl Rose is an anagram for oral sex, and his real name is William Bailey.

2. Rose used to earn $8 an hour by smoking cigarettes for a science experiment at UCLA.

3. The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" was written after the banning of rock music in Iran.

4. Bono got his nickname from a hearing-aid store.

5. John Lennon was featured as the cover story on the first issue of Rolling Stone, but the Beatles hold the record for most covers with more than 30.

6. Jimmy Page dated a 14-year-old girl while he was touring with Led Zeppelin.

7. The Rolling Stones' tongue logo design was inspired by the Indian Hindu goddess Kali The Destroyer.

8. London Calling was named after a phrase used in a BBC show during WWII: "Good morning America, this is London Calling."

9. Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" is named after Route 61, the highway that goes through his home state Minnesota through the Mississippi Delta.

10. Angelina Jolie's uncle, Chip Taylor, wrote the song "Wild Thing."

11. Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a high school teacher, Leonard Skinner, who suspended students for having long hair.

12. Brian Jones, co-founder of The Rolling Stones, was proficient at over 60 musical instruments.

13. Zeppelin came up with the title "Black Dog" after a large black labrador walked into the studio while recording.

14. Eric Clapton wrote the song "Layla" for George Harrison's wife.

15. The Doors were the first band ever to advertise a new album on a billboard.

16. John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka the night he died.

17. Keith Moon, drummer from The Who, allegedly gave Led Zeppelin their name.

18. Led Zeppelin was once accused of defiling a groupie with a mud shark.

19. Wings recorded Red Rose Speedway at Abbey Road Studios the same time Pink Floyd recorded The Dark Side Of The Moon.

20. Each member of Nirvana was kicked out of the Nevermind release party for starting a food fight.

21. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" is dedicated to Duane Allman of The Allman Brother's Band.

22. Prince's "Purple Rain" is an allegory to the Jimi Hendix song "Purple Haze."

23. Jimi created the song "Little Wing" in 145 seconds.

24. Elton John's real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

25. Fleetwood Mac founding member Jeremy Spencer abruptly left the group to join the Children of God cult.

26. The Muppet Show's Animal is allegedly inspired by Mick Fleetwood.

27. After making a mistake when recording "Hey Jude" Paul McCartney says, "Oh, fucking hell" at 2:58.

28. Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young" is about a man attempting to convince a Catholic girl to lose her virginity to him.

29. "Killing an Arab" by The Cure is really about Albert Camus' book The Stranger.

30. Before Neil Young joined Crosby, Stills and Nash, the members reached out to George Harrison and Eric Clapton to join the group.

31. Queen has the longest-running fan club, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

32. Paul McCartney performed at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony for the astonishing amount of 1 pound ($1.57).

33. London socialite Tara Browne is the inspiration behind the Beatles' "A Day in the Life."

34. Before he renamed himself Bob Dylan, Robert Allen Zimmerman briefly went by Elston Gunn.

35. Malcolm Young, AC/DC guitarist, worked in a bra factory as a sewing-machine mechanic.

36. The Rolling Stones recorded "Nineteenth Nervouse Breakdown" after Mick Jagger announced how exhausted was after touring, "I don't know about you blokes, but I feel about ready for my 19th nervous breakdown."

37. Before joining KISS, Vinnie Vincent wrote the soundtracks for Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.

38. The Beatles' White Album was originally titled A Doll's House.

39. The Eagles started out as the backup band for Linda Ronstadt.

40. Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, but wrote zero of them.

41. Chuck Berry aspired to be a professional photographer and only performed music to buy photography equipment.

42. Bill Wyman, former Rolling Stones guitarist, dated a 14-year-old.

43. Dylan's first draft of "Like a Rolling Stone" was six pages long.

44. While Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" was recorded in one take.

45. Jimi Hendrix wrote "Purple Haze" after dreaming about walking under the sea.


20 Crazy Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

The everyday trivia that proves truth is stranger than fiction.

The world is a crazy place. Even the most ordinary, boring, everyday stuff can turn out to have a weird backstory—or do something you had no idea it could.

For example, did you know that worms eat four to six times their weight each day? Or that trained pigeons can tell the difference between Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso? Who knew?

But there are dangers out there, too. Your cell phone is infested with bacteria (see below) and traces of the bubonic plague have been found in the New York City subway. It turns out, when you dig a little deeper, things that you've taken for granted or that seem perfectly normal can surprise you. With that in mind, here are 20 weird little facts you'll likely be surprised to learn. For more informative tidbits to get your mind racing, here are 10 Amazing Facts to Make You Smarter This Week.

It's an evolutionary mystery that scientists have had trouble explaining, but humans are the only animals who actually enjoy eating spicy food. There does not seem to be any health benefits to eating painful peppers (though some research finds that it may fight off fungus), so the best reason some have suggested is the thrill factor—no different than the fact that we are the only animals that like rollercoasters and scary movies. And for some great tips on healthy eating, this is the Single Best Weight-Loss Hack You Can Do.

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As we get older, our brains tend to shrink and can suffer from cognitive dysfunction like Alzheimer's disease and dementia. But as best researchers can tell, we are the only animals to whom this shrinkage happens. Tests on other animals have found no similar phenomena—even close evolutionary relatives like chimpanzees and rhesus monkeys. And for more facts about your body, here are the 40 Ways Your Body Changes After 40.

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A Harvard University study of more than 120,000 people found that potato chips were to blame for the gain of an average of 1.69 pounds per person over four years. Other fatteners: potatoes (1.28 pounds), sugar-sweetened beverages (1.00 pounds), and unprocessed red meats (0.95 pounds). And for more crazy facts about food, here's Why Health Experts Want You to Avoid Lettuce in 2018.

That salmon is probably not salmon. Researchers estimate that about one-third of all fish sold in restaurants and grocery stores is mislabeled—often to deliberately mislead consumers and get them to buy more expensive fish (getting tilapia while paying red snapper prices). Snapper was found to be mislabeled 87 percent of the time, tuna was mislabeled 59 percent. It's far too common an occurrence to be a fluke.

The bananas we are all know and love, known as Cavendish, are in fact a hybrid of two other plant species. It has no seeds and has only been able to reproduce with the aid of farmers, who remove and transplant part of the plant's stem in order to create our favorite yellow fruit. And for more on your favorite fruit, check out Why Bananas Are Curved.

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For the same reason you can't exhale while holding your nose and closing your mouth—to make the humming noise you have to pass air through your larynx. You can't do that when no air can be exhaled. Still, seems pretty weird.

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That, according to software developers True Knowledge. The search engine project collects facts, and of the more than 300 million facts it has collected, just two occurred on this date: a soccer player named Jack Shufflebotham died and a Turkish academic named Abdullah Atalar was born. And for more weird historical facts, here are the 28 Most Enduring Myths in American History.

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The deaths of these venerable British writers (who died within about 10 minutes of each other) would seem newsworthy under most circumstances. But it was hard for the loss of the author of Brave New World or the Narnia series to garner much attention when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated within the hour. Conspiracy? You be the judge. And for more conspiracy theories, here are 20 U.S. Government Secrets They Don't Want You to Know.

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A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that when diners were given smaller forks with which to eat their meals, they ended up eating less. According to the researchers, this is because the smaller forkfuls of food lead diners to "feel they are not making much of a dent in consuming their food, and, hence, satisfying their hunger." And for more daily lifestyle hacks, here are 70 Genius Tricks to Get Instantly Happy.

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While it's unlikely that they cause cancer or spark a fire at a gas station as popular lore might suggest, mobile devices have been found to be loaded with bacteria. According to some research by British scientists, the average cell phone carries 18 times more potentially harmful germs than the toilet handle in a men's restroom. When was the last time you disinfected your phone?

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Cockroaches may have been around since dinosaurs roamed the planet, but the termite queen lives longer than any other insect out there. Some scientists estimate that these obese and pretty disgusting critters live as long as 100 years.

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It turns out the saliva that's stimulated by chewing gum becomes more alkaline, effectively neutralizes the acid reflux that creates heartburn while soothing your esophagus.

They don't call them "man's best friend" for nothing. Researchers have found that dogs are able to pick up on a specific scent that cancer produces in a person—which is undetectable to humans. So if your dog is acting strange around you, it may be you who needs to get checked out by a physician. And if you're looking to repay your canine's kindness, Meet the Former Model Who Wants to Save Your Dog's Life.

If you thought that was impressive—bees are able to detect bombs with their tongues. Just as law enforcement uses dogs to sniff out explosives, bees can be trained to associate the scent with receiving food as a reward. So when the bee's handler sees it extend its proboscis, they know they've got a bomb on their hands.

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A survey 17,000 people across 28 countries found that after marriage, the amount of time a man spends doing chores on a weekly basis decreases significantly.

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The toy company produces approximately 306 million tires per year—far more than any other manufacturer in the world. They may be tiny toy tires, but the fact still stands.

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For grammar sticklers who say that should include a hyphen (requiring you use your right hand), then the longest word is "stewardesses." The longest word you can type with your right hand is the European wildflower "johnny-jump-up." And for more goofy fun, here are 50 Puns So Bad They're Actually Funny.

Research has found that a mid-day nap can make you more creative, focused, and fresh for the rest of the day. But one study also found that they can also reduce your risk of heart attack. Specifically, those who regularly nap were found to be 37 percent less likely to die from a heart attack or other coronary ailment than those who worked straight through the day.

Swiss scientists have found that the rocking motion from a hammock leads to nappers enjoying a longer period of "N2 sleep" and increased "slow oscillations" and "sleep spindles"—science jargon for "deeper sleep"—than those who sleep on a traditional bed. The rocking motion was also found to make the subjects fall asleep faster than a regular bed.

Tear ducts don't fully develop in infants until they are one to three months old, making it impossible for babies to shed actual tears. No wonder they have to express their emotions by crying loudly. And for more facts you might have missed out on, here are the 20 Things Your College Professor Won't Tell You.

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50 Mind-Blowing Facts about IPL:

#1. Broadcasting rights of IPL 2018 are sold for a whopping ₹16347.5 crore to Star India Network. It means 1 ball costs around 21 Lakh Rupees.

#2. In IPL, Delhi Daredevils is the only team that had never played an IPL Final.

This year (2018), I had high hopes for Delhi. But the outcome is the same as in every season. Delhi is out of the tournament this year also.

Let’s see what happens in the upcoming seasons.

#3. Praveen Kumar had bowled the highest number of dot balls in the history of IPL. He has bowled 1075 dot balls in 119 Matches.

#4. Interestingly, Praveen Kumar is also the bowler who has bowled the first-ever over in IPL.

#5. Again, Praveen Kumar is the bowler who has bowled the most number of maiden overs in the history of IPL. He has bowled 14 maiden overs.

#6. Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are the only two Indian players to have won the most valuable player award in the history of IPL.

#7. Chennai Super Kings is the only team in IPL that has never changed its captain.

#8. Amit Mishra holds the record of highest number of hat-tricks (3) in the history of IPL.

#9. Dale Steyn holds the record of most number of dot balls in one IPL Season. In 17 matches, he bowled 212 dot balls out of a total of 407 balls in IPL 2013.

#10. Virat Kohli holds the record of most runs in one IPL Season. He has made 973 runs in IPL 2016.

He took 16 innings to reach this milestone, highest score being 113 runs in an innings.

#11. In every IPL Season, RCB promotes “Go Green” initiative by wearing green jersey for a match.

#12. Ishant Sharma holds the record of conceding most runs in an innings. He conceded 66 runs in 4 overs against CSK in IPL 2013.

#13. K.L. Rahul holds the record of fastest 50 (in 14 balls) and Chris Gayle holds the record of fastest 100 (in 30 balls) in IPL.

And both of them are playing for KXIP, this year (2018).

#14. Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first Indian player to win an orange cap in IPL.

There is hardly any record which is untouched by Sachin in the cricketing world. He made 618 runs in 15 matches including 5 fifties in IPL 2010.

#15. Shaun Marsh becomes the first orange cap holder in the inaugural season (2008) of IPL.

He made 616 runs in 11 matches including 5 fifties and one hundred in IPL 2008.

#16. Sohail Tanvir becomes the first purple cap holder in the inaugural season (2008) of IPL.

He took 22 wickets in 11 matches with an economy rate of 6.46.

#17. Chris Gayle and David Warner have won the orange cap twice in the history of IPL.

Chris Gayle in two consecutive years, 2011 & 2012 and David Warner in 2015 & 2017.

#18. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) is the only bowler to have won the purple cap twice in IPL history.

He won the purple cap for two consecutive years, 2016 (23 wickets) and 2017 (26 wickets).

#19. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the youngest player in the history of IPL.

He is just 16 years old when he has been bought in IPL Auction 2018.

#20. Mujeeb Zadran or Mujeeb Ur Rahman is also the highest paid under 19 player to feature in IPL 2018.

This young Afghanistani player has been bought for a whopping 4 crores rupees by Kings XI Punjab in 2018.

#21. Brad Hogg is the oldest player in the history of IPL.

He was 45 old when he last played for KKR in IPL 2016.

#22. In 2015, Parthiv Patel becomes the first Indian player who plays for 6 IPL franchises.

This is one of the funniest facts about IPL.

He started his career with Chennai Super Kings in 2008. Then he went on to play for Kochi Tuskers Kerala (2011), Deccan Chargers (2012), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2013), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2014) and the Mumbai Indians (2015-2017).

In IPL 2018, he is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

#23. Aaron Finch becomes the first overseas player who plays for 6 IPL franchises.

He has played for Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Gujrat Lions.

In IPL 2018, he is playing for Kings XI Punjab.

#24. Lakshmipathy Balaji becomes the first bowler to pick up a hat-trick in IPL in 2008.

He (playing for CSK) picked up the first hat-trick against KXIP on May 10, 2008. He finished off with a five-wicket haul in that match.

#25. Ashish Nehra (for DD) and Fidel Edwards (for DC) are the two bowlers who bowl the most economical over in the history of IPL.

They both shared the same bowling figures. They both conceded 6 runs in his 4 overs with 1 maiden over each and 1 wicket each.

Interestingly, both the performances came in 2009, when IPL was held in South Africa instead of India.

#26. Zaheer Khan is the only player who is a part of the very 1st game and 500th game of the IPL.

He played his 1st game for Royal Challengers Bangalore and the 500th game for Delhi Daredevils. Both ended up being the losing side in the respective games.

#27. David Warner holds the record for most half-centuries in IPL (36).

#28. Chris Gayle holds the record for most centuries in IPL (6).

#29. Chris Gayle also holds the record for winning man of the match award, most number of times in IPL (20).

#30. West Indian ace batsman Chris Gayle also holds the record for the highest individual score in IPL.

He scored 175 runs playing for RCB in just 66 balls against Pune Warriors in 2013.

#31. Chris Gayle also holds the record for most sixes by a batsman in IPL history.

He has hit 292 sixes in 112 Matches (as of May 20, 2018)

#32. Kings XI Punjab is the only team that has changed its captain 11 times in 11 seasons of IPL.

This is one of the funniest facts about IPL. On one side, there is RCB who sticks with Virat Kohli as captain even after not winning a single IPL season.

And on the other hand, there is KXIP, who changes its captain in every season of IPL and still ends up on the losing side.

#33. Instead of a two-year suspension from the IPL, CSK has reached the final 6 times, most by any team in the history of IPL.

CSK won the IPL trophy for two consecutive years (2010 and 2011).

#34. Also, CSK is the only team that has qualified for the playoffs in every season of the IPL (except for 2 years due to ban)

#35. Interestingly Chennai Super Kings also loses 4 times in IPL final, most by any team in IPL.

#36. Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in IPL with a total of 154 wickets in 110 matches.

#37. Rohit Sharma is the part of IPL winning team, the most number of times (4).

First with Deccan Chargers (2009) and then three times with Mumbai Indians (2013, 2015, 2017).

#38. Sandeep Lamichhane is the first and only Nepalese cricketer to play in the Indian Premier League.

He is just 17 years old when he was bought in the IPL Auction in 2018 for 20 lakh rupees.

#39. Manzoor Dar (24) is the only player from Jammu and Kashmir to play in IPL 2018.

He has been bought by KXIP for 20 lakh rupees. He plays cricket during the daytime and works as a security guard during the night.

His story is really very inspiring!

#40. Chennai Super Kings has the highest winning ratio (60.42%) in IPL.

CSK has played a total of 144 matches (till 17th May 2018) and won 87 out of them.

#41. Mumbai Indians holds the record biggest ever win in the history of the IPL. MI defeated DD (Delhi Daredevils) by a huge margin of 146 runs in IPL 2017.

#42. Kolkata Knight Riders hold the record for most consecutive wins in a single season of IPL.

In 2014, KKR won 9 matches consecutively.

#43. Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Pune Warriors (PW) hold the record for most consecutive defeats (9) in a single season of IPL.

#44. RCB holds the record for making the highest and the lowest score in an IPL match.

Highest Score – 263/5 against Pune Warriors in 2013.

Lowest Score – 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017.

#45. Mumbai Indians hold the record for most wins by any team in IPL. They have won 91 out of 157 matches (2008 – 2017).

#46. Rajasthan Royals (RR) holds the record for the highest successful run chase in IPL.

They have chased 214 runs in 19.5 overs against Deccan Chargers in 2008. RR made 217 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in 19.5 overs.

#47. Piyush Chawla is the only bowler who has not bowled a no-ball till 386th over in IPL history.

This is one of the rarely known facts about IPL.

Piyush bowled his first no-ball against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016. This means that he has not bowled a no-ball for 8 years.

#48. AB de Villiers and Kieron Pollard are the only two overseas players who have played more than 100 matches for a single franchise.

#49. Chris Gayle remains unsold in IPL 2011 and 2018.

This is one of the most shocking facts about IPL. An incredible batsman who has scored more than 10,000 runs in T20 runs remains unsold two times.

In 2011 Chris Gayle was picked up by RCB as a replacement and he scored a century in his first game.

In 2018 Chris Gayle was picked up by KXIP last minute and he scored a century in his second game.

#50. IPL is the first tournament in the cricket history where four female commentators participate in the commentary. This happens in IPL 2015.

These commentators were Anjum Chopra (India), Lisa Sthalekar (Australia), Melanie Jones (Australia), and Isa Guha (England).

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10 Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS)

If you’re in the mood to have your mind blown, these 10 optical illusions will definitely do the trick.

Give your brain a workout and test your ability to mess with your perception by checking out these 10 optical illusions, and let us know which one had you the most confused and astounded.

Confusing Circles

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Despite What You See, This Image Is NOT Moving

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Toys Come To Life

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The Spirals Appearing Blue And Green Are Actually The Same Color

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Spiraling Out Of Control

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Stare At The Middle For A Change In Color

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Trippy

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Two-Faced

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Where can you buy Helium beer?

We know that science evolves as time goes on. Not only that, but the recent discoveries come to light in a fast and impressive way. For that reason, it is not a surprise that there are helium beers in the market already.

However, the large corporations don’t want you knowing the mysterious ways of this elixir. For that reason, these two recognized brands today.

As of this article’s writing, these are the only known ways to buy helium beer. Use them wisely.

Stone Brewing’s Canned Helium Beer.

The Stone Stochasticity Project “Cr (He) am Ale with helium” has been in high demand. It has to thank its particular innovative ingredient. It’s available in 16-ounce cans at stores. You can also get a hold of them at different restaurants in town, as well as bars in select markets across the country.

This latest brewing experiment goes beyond what people can expect. Adding nitrogen widgets to beer cans is not something that has not been seen before, but the time has come to add a new ingredient to the brewing territory hitherto unimaginable.

That is why the Stone Stochasticity Project Cr (He) am Ale took the first step to welcome the world in a beautiful can of 16 ounces to helium.

After announcing the launch of his second project, Stone comes forward and gives us information about this new production, which is revolutionizing all over the world.

The result is a strange but pleasant sensation. Starting today, you can find this fantastic new beer in a bottle store or a pub near you. Watch the video on the Cr (He) am Ale Stochastic Stone Project website to discover what inspired this unique product.

HeliYum

HeliYum is what started the helium beer craze. It was more than a fad it was an eye-opener for many. Samuel Adams created this beer infused with helium.

The release came with an article detailing the properties of the now-famous beer. The noble crusade to find perfection gave way to exploring the—-also noble—-gases.

The main advantage of HeliYum is its lighter composition. The unique refraction index from helium provides both unrivaled clarity and light feeling in your mouth.

Even better, helium is odorless. That may not sound like much, but it means that you’ll experience all the natural aromas from this beer. If that’s not enough, helium doesn’t oxidize. You can have HeliYum stored for longer than regular beers!

The beer not only became famous because of those properties. People who don’t care about beer culture still find this product surprising. Just a few sips are all you need to elevate the pitch of your voice.

It’s like breathing from a balloon, but it also refreshes you!

How To DIY Helium Beer?

Beer scientists have studied foam for decades. They’ve used a wide variety of techniques. They have searched for answers to the questions: What is beer foam? How can it be improved? Is there a magic key that promotes or destroys the foaming potential of beer?

In one study, a group of researchers proceeded as follows:

The scientists put beer in cylindrical vessels and passed helium bubbles through the beer to create foam. This foam was collected and dissolved in a mixture of beer and water. It re-formed, passing more bubbles through it.

One must keep in mind that specific components favor the formation of foam and others that inhibits it.

One of the most critical aspects of foam retention is the viscosity of the beer. The bubbles are maintained as long as there is liquid surrounding it. Thickness creates the right conditions for this. Otherwise, it would explode.

In a beer with high viscosity, the liquid between the bubbles drains slowly, so the foam lasts longer.

The viscosity of the beer increases with raw or flaked barley—for example: by adding between 5-10% of barley flakes to a pale ale or stout beers.

Aspects that favor the elaboration of this beer include:

  • Make 100% malt beers (avoid rice, corn, sugar, etc. They are a good source of sugars but not proteins).
  • Use the 4 main ingredients for making beer, such as 4-5% wheat malts,
  • Do not exceed the 50 degrees mark for more than 20 minutes in the maceration stage.
  • Carbonate correctly, at a slightly higher level (here. use helium).
  • The glasses have to be scrupulously clean.
  • Avoid chemical residues in any element of the equipment, bottles, glasses, etc.
  • Use a generous addition of hops, especially those of bitterness. The iso alfacids from hops contribute to the formation of the lace.
  • Do not exceed 75 minutes when boiling.
  • Also, a proper elimination of hot turbines will favor the removal of acids that attack the foam.

Additional information so that the elaboration of your beer is not ruined:

  • Avoid excessive use of attachments.
  • Use little hops
  • Oils and fats (oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, etc.). Avoid using these ingredients if you want a good foam.
  • Soaps and detergents. They destroy the foam of the beer. The containers have to be completely clean.
  • A low carbonated beer will not form foam.

We can directly use bottles, barrels or kegs. We can also make a helium scale in barrels, and then fill the containers through the backpressure filling. It allows us to fill bottles with beer. But initially, it is more complicated and requires much more equipment.

However, it is good that you know that there is such a possibility. You can find the padding and its instructions for use with the usual supplies.

Why is it really impossible?

Is helium beer only fiction? With a little science, we will solve what is behind the helium beer.


How to Make Root Beer

There's three basic steps to making homemade root beer. First, you'll start by making an herbal decoction by simmering the herbs in water until they release their aromatic compounds and other constituents. Then you'll sweeten the brew and add a starter culture, so that it ferments. Lastly, you'll bottle the root beer and let it culture.

As it ferments, all the microbes in your starter culture will consume the sweetener. As a result, your root beer will be fizz and bubble. And it's a great source of probiotics, too.


"I have made this recipe with many variation stir-ins, but a favorite of mine is using a chocolate cookie crust and Hershey's Special Dark syrup swirled into the cheesecake batter. I have also made a cranberry-orange swirl for Christmas or Thanksgiving. No matter how you prepare this cheesecake (as long as you use a Springform pan), it will turn out lovely!"