Lightning Round: Pancakes and Palcohol

By Frazer Jones
Were kind of obsessed with the new PancakeBot, the worlds first pancake printer, and we couldnt be more thrilled that the idea has already raised more...
  • We’re kind of obsessed with the new PancakeBot, the world’s first pancake printer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that the idea has already raised more than three times its original Kickstarter goal. Still, there are still 25 days left on the campaign and reaching the $250,000 stretch goal means that the printer will be available in more colors so there’s always room for more donations. ~ Engadget
  • Have mercy on us all: despite concerns about safety and proper usage, Palcohol—the powered alcohol—has been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and is coming to market. ~ Forbes
  • While we’re waiting for Palcohol to hit the market, intrepid Vice reporters decided whip up a home batch of their own and had a bad time. ~ Vice
  • McDonald’s is taking on the City of Seattle’s increased minimum wage, arguing that it’s a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment by treating franchised businesses differently from local businesses. Not that the franchise vs. local business argument is without merits, but invoking the fourteenth amendment may be a bit of a stretch. ~ Eater National
  • We all know by now that the overwhelming majority of your greens and veggies are grown in Salinas through most of the year—but what happens in the winter when the northern coastal air gets too cold for delicate lettuce leaves? As these stunning pictures illustrate, most farms pick up altogether and move base to Yuma. ~ Huffington Post

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