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A batch of sourdough starter can live indefinitely, but it also requires a certain amount of care and feeding. In Sweden, bakers jetting off for vacation can leave their precious starters in the care of a sitter at the airport. iStockphoto hide caption

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'There Are Raisins In My Toast' by Danny Jones © 1996 Waffle Music
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Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Isaac Newton, Gandhi, Pythagoras, Balzac, Marie Curie — scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by others, or had some very peculiar dining habits. Katherine Du/NPR hide caption

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The card reads, in part, ""Bye bye, teenage years, bye bye, carefreeness and fun! Lightness is over, hello, health problems. It is so hard to become an adult!" Museum of Broken Relationships Los Angeles hide caption

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According to legend, the Explorers Club — a society of scientific adventurers — served its members a prehistoric dish at its annual dinner in 1951. By some accounts, the mystery meat was woolly mammoth; by others, extinct giant sloth. Now DNA analysis has provided a definitive answer — and unraveled a decades-long deception. Katherine Du/NPR hide caption

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Project Nourished's virtual eating gizmos. From left: An atomizer that releases the scents of a food; a virtual reality headset; a a device that mimics the chewing sounds transmitted from a diner's mouth to their ear drums; a cocktail glass with built-in sensors; a utensil that picks up on the diner's movements and integrates them into the virtual reality experience; and a 3-D printed food cube. Courtesy of Project Nourished hide caption

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We Sampled The Gastronomic Frontier Of Virtual Reality
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