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Care for a Crap-accino?
Coffee made from elephant dung actually sells for $50 a poop, er, pop at some luxe hotels.
Black Ivory Coffee, which was launched last month at luxury hotels in Thailand, the Maldives and Abu Dhabi, sells for a whopping $50 a serving, or $500 per pound.
But more noteworthy than the inflated price is the curious process behind this exotic new brew, which involves pure Arabica beans being eaten by elephants and then plucked a day later from their dung, resulting in what some say is the world’s smoothest cuppa.
“When an elephant eats coffee, its stomach acid breaks down the protein found in coffee, which is a key factor in bitterness,” said Blake Dinkin, who has spent $300,000 developing the coffee. “You end up with a cup that’s very smooth without the bitterness of regular coffee.”
Remember the living Popeye dude with the freakishly huge pipes? He wants the world record for largest biceps. But Guinness isn’t rubber stamping those monsters… yet.
Meet the world’s oldest dad, Ramajit Raghav of India, who just had his second child at the ripe ol’ age of 96.
Uh … did His Holiness just say “f**k it”?
While the Dalai Lama urged an audience of Brown University students to help spread his message of peace last night, the closed captioning read that if there’s “not much interest, then f*ck it.”
And The Daily got its hands on the photographic evidence!
Are you sitting down? Better check your cellphone. An epidemic of butt dialing is overwhelming 911 call centers across the country.
In the last 10 years, the near-universal adoption of cellphones and smartphones has caused the number of accidental 911 calls (also known as fat-finger dials or butt dials) to skyrocket. For every 100 calls made to 911 this year in the U.S., roughly 40 of them were accidental, Andrew Reece —president of Winbourne Consulting, which works to improve 911 call centers — told The Daily. This is out of a huge total: in 2010, Americans placed a total of 240 million 911 calls, an increase of 26 percent over 1999.
That translates to about 100 million illegitimate 911 calls last year alone — or one for every three Americans.
Why is it happening? Industry experts say that phones jostling in purses, pockets, briefcases and bags deserve much of the blame. Some users have not locked their keypads, others have 911 programmed into speed dial, and others accidentally triggered the phone’s “emergency call” function.
Just a handful of the gents who competed in yesterday’s first European Beard and Mustache Championship in Wittersdorf, France.
In our book, they’re all winners.