Coffee Art Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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If you are looking for a barista who is going to work fast and churn out that coffee, then this guy isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for art? This is your guy.

South Korean barista Lee Gang-bin is the co-owner of Cafe C.THROUGH in Seoul, Korea. And his coffees are a sight to behold. He uses colored icing (which he calls “cream art”) to transform that regular cup a joe into something else.
As he told CNN, “Coffee is a fairytale to me. It helps me express exactly what I want and brings my dreams to life. People who specialize in latte art usually only use two colors: black and white. But I wanted to break that color limit.”
The only downfall to his creations is that his coffees take close to an hour to create and he only makes three a day! And they are made by reservation only. But you can request just about any picture including storybook characters, Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Vogue Korea magazine covers.
Don’t worry that you won’t get anything, however, if you come to the Cafe C.THROUGH. He has other items on the menu as well for walk-in customers. As he says, “We are baristas making coffee, not just artists drawing pictures on coffee,” he says.

Did You Damage Your Eyes During the Eclipse?

The experts certainly made it very clear that people should not look directly into the sun during the recent solar eclipse. But if you did look at it without protective eyewear, you are probably worried that you may have damaged your eyes. But have you?

Google Trends showed a spike on Tuesday morning, after the eclipse, of people searching for “eye pain.”

How do you know if you actually damaged your eyes? Symptoms can begin just a few hours after exposure, or they can take a few days to develop.

Symptoms that you should consider include:

* Watery eyes that last for more than a minute

* Soreness and discomfort when moving your eye

* Sensitivity towards bright lights near you

* Blurriness or blind spots in the center of your vision

If you are still unsure whether or not you damaged your eyes, you can look at the Amster Grid eye test which is used by doctors to detect issues with vision. You can print the grid that they offer and place it 14-16 inches from your eyes.

Which Lottery Number Is The Best?

We’d all love to win the lottery. But of course the chances of having that happen are very small. Now, however, researchers may have just increased your chances of winning the big bucks. How? Well, they’ve figured out that some numbers are actually luckier than others.

The online betting platform Jackpot has looked at winning lottery numbers from all over the world in the last 12 months. They looked at the US Powerball, the Irish Lotto, EuroMillions, the UK Lotto and more.

So, what number is the luckiest? The best number was…number 16! It was drawn over 191 times over the last year. The second best number was 22 and the worst number was 18.

Of course, keep in mind that your chances to winning the lottery are not very high. But you just might have better luck with these numbers!

Campbell Courts Camilleri: The Supermodel Turns to Tobacco Tycoon

British supermodel and actress Naomi Campbell has a new boyfriend.  The super successful British-born model recently started dating Louis C. Camilleri, Chairman of Philip Morris International, when they bonded over their love of Formula One.

With a net worth of over £150 million (around $200 million), flying Campbell off on his private jet probably hasn’t made much of a dent on Camilleri’s finances.  Having said that, Campbell is quite well-to-do herself with an estimated net worth of $60 million.  But she’s earned it.  At 47 years old, the model-actress has been working for the last four decades, with her first job in 1978, featuring in Bob Marley’s Is This Love music video.

Since then, Campbell has established herself as one of the “big six” – the first ever models to be recognized “supermodels” by the fashion industry alongside: Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington Burns, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista.

Her new boyfriend, Camilleri, has also been in the limelight, in his industry.  He was recognized by Forbes, for at one point being the best-rewarded executive in his sector, receiving a salary and package of $25 million in one single year.

 

Is Ice Cream on the Decline?

It may be shocking to hear this but…global ice cream sales have actually seen a dramatic drop lately. Last year, ice cream sales across the world totaled 13 billion liters while in 2015 they totaled 15.6 billion litres.

Why the difference? Market experts are hypothesizing that it’s because of the growing health concern that people have around the world. As Alex Beckett, the global food and drink analyst at Mintel, said “More people are aware of the sugar content of food they are eating now. They are going into the ice cream chiller with their diet in mind. While the industry is very competitive, prices have also had to go up due to cost hikes. People are eating less ice cream but when they do buy it, they want the good stuff – for example gelatos or Magnums.”

Interestingly, China is the largest ice cream consumer with sales at 4.3 billion litres in 2016. The per capita consumption, however, is larger is Norway where they ate 9.8 litres per person last year.