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Самые невероятные версии ваших любимых закусок из Америки

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Каждый человек знает, что жители Америки очень любят наслаждаться не самой полезной пищей. Они любят ее так сильно, что просто не могут не поделиться своей любовью к еде с другими странами по всему миру. Хочу заранее предупредить вас, что очень скоро вам придется столкнуться с рядом закусок, о которых вы никогда не слышали. Итак, пристегните ремни, ведь мы отправляемся в путешествие по миру самой странной вредной еды, о которой вы никогда не слышали.

1. Фраппучино со вкусом сладкого картофеля от Starbucks

Когда американцы слышат про сладкий картофель, практически каждый из них вспоминает про День Благодарения. Тем не менее, в странах Восточной Азии сладкий картофель используется в качестве ароматизатора в самых разных блюдах (их количество просто невозможно себе представить). В 2019 году японское подразделение Starbucks представило местным жителям сезонный напиток, который содержит в своем составе сладкий картофель и получил название Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino.

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Стоит отметить, что этот удивительный напиток содержит небольшие кусочки засахаренного сладкого картофеля, а также натуральный мед и сладкий картофельный сироп. Те, кому удалось попробовать этот, без всякого сомнения, интересный напиток, отмечают довольно интересный вкус напитка. Удивительно, но компании удалось найти идеальный баланс вкуса сладкого картофеля с неповторимыми нотками крепкого эспрессо.

2. Печенье OREO со вкусом жареных крылышек и васаби

Если вы не знаете, то печенье Oreo — это удивительно популярный десерт, который состоит из двух круглых печенек и сладкого крема, намазанного между ними. Мне очень нравится эта сладость, поэтому я всего беру ее с собой в путешествие, а также наслаждаюсь как дома, так и на работе. Тем не менее, если вы вдруг окажетесь в Китае и захотите печенье Oreo, вы будете поражены тем, с чем вам предстоит столкнуться. В 2018 году производитель печенья Mondelez выпустил Oreo с двумя весьма необычными вкусами.

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Если вы не знаете, то печенье Oreo — это удивительно популярный десерт, который состоит из двух круглых печенек и сладкого крема, намазанного между ними. Мне очень нравится эта сладость, поэтому я всего беру ее с собой в путешествие, а также наслаждаюсь как дома, так и на работе. Тем не менее, если вы вдруг окажетесь в Китае и захотите печенье Oreo, вы будете поражены тем, с чем вам предстоит столкнуться. В 2018 году производитель печенья Mondelez выпустил Oreo с двумя весьма необычными вкусами.

3. Газировка Fanta со вкусом бананового йогурта

Для начала давайте согласимся с тем, что подавляющее большинство видов газировки, включая Coca-Cola и Sprite, не очень полезны для нашего здоровья. Тем не менее, поразительным остается то, что Fanta решила разработать специальный полезный напиток с добавлением йогурта со вкусом банана.

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Удивительно, но для японцев в этом нет ничего удивительного, ведь они давно наслаждаются газировкой со вкусом йогурта.

4. Пряное мороженое со вкусом табаско от McDonald’s

Мы понимаем, что многие любят острые закуски и блюда, но вы когда-нибудь слышали об острых напитках? В 2017 году, рамках сотрудничества между американской компанией Tabasco, которая занимается производством острых соусов, и McDonald’s в Гонконге была выпущена ограниченная версия очень острого (НЕВЕРОЯТНО ОСТОРОГО) шоколадного напитка с добавлением соуса табаско.

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Когда десерт был представлен широкой общественности, люди были удивлены тем, что речь идет не о гамбургере или картошке фри, а об удивительном мороженом. Самые смелые из них решились отведать новый десерт, но сообщили, что в нем не было ничего удивительного. К тому же фанаты острой пищи заявили, что в десерте не хватало по-настоящему острого соуса.

5. Чипсы Lays со вкусом зеленого карри и том-яма с креветками

Компания Lays прославилась тем, что производит отменные чипсы с самыми удивительными вкусами: от лука до мяса на гриле. Тем не менее, существуют и другие ароматы. Так, например, в 2019 году Lays выпустила ограниченную партию новых ароматов для своих потребителей в Таиланде.

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Компания Lays решила вдохновиться зеленым карри и супом том-ям с добавлением креветок, которые и стали основой для нового вкуса. Хочу признаться, что чипсы со вкусом креветок звучат интересно. Несмотря на то, что отзывы о чипсах были неоднозначными, подавляющее большинство блогеров признали, что достать пачку заветных чипсов оказалось крайне непростой задачей.

6. KitKat со вкусом сладкого картофеля

Перед вами еще один пример необычного использования сладкого картофеля. Несмотря на то, что сладкий картофель впервые появился в Америке, он стал важной частью азиатской кухни, а также обрел невиданную популярность в Японии. На первых порах его использовали в качестве замены рису, но постепенно стал одним из самых важных ингредиентов японской кухни.

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Компания KitKat решила черпать вдохновение в одном из самых популярных блюд из сладкого картофеля, которое называется дайгаку. Результатом работы стала шоколадка со вкусом сладкого картофеля, которая собрала сотни восторженных отзывов.

7. Мороженое McFlurry со вкусом дуриана

Каждый знает, что McFlurry — это торговая марка мороженого, которое представлено в ресторанах McDonald’s по всему миру. В разных странах встречаются совершенно удивительные наполнители для этого десерта. Совсем недавно компания McDonald’s предложила использовать в качестве наполнителя дуриан, который является одним из самых популярных лакомств в Азии.

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Мороженое McFlurry со вкусом дуриана было впервые представлено в Малайзии, после чего появилось и в других странах Юго-Восточной Азии, став настоящим хитом. Нужно отметить, что этот фрукт известен своим сильным запахом, поэтому он запрещен в гостиницах и общественных местах.

8. Пончики с пряным манго

Скорее всего, каждый раз, когда вы хотите пончики, вы немедленно отправляетесь в Dunkin’ Donuts, чтобы насладиться их вкусом. В кафе представлен широкий спектр вкусов и ароматов: от заварного баварского крема до мармеладных наполнителей. Тем не менее, жители Индонезии были удивлены, когда компания предложила два новых вкуса: пряный манго и пряный ананас.

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Идея сочетания пряных вкусов и фруктов используется в Индонезии не впервые. Клиенты из Индонезии, которые и так любят пряное манго, были приятно удивлены новыми пончиками.

9. Чипсы Pringles со вкусом острой икры

Давайте начнем с того, что Pringles — это торговая марка чипсов, слоган которой звучит так: “попробовав раз, ем и сейчас”. Те, кто пробовали различные ароматы Pringles, готовы согласиться с правдивостью такого слогана. Тем не менее, есть один вкус, который поразил даже самых искушенных клиентов. Несколько лет назад компания Pringles выпустила на японский рынок чипсы с удивительным пряным ароматом.

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Аромат, о котором идет речь, получают путем сбора игры минтая. Стоит отметить, что такие чипсы оказались популярными не только в Японии, но и в Сингапуре.

10. Doritos со вкусом пиццы с креветками и майонеза

Начиная с 60-х годов прошлого века Doritos по праву считаются одной из самых популярных закусок в Америке и Японии. Компания Doritos предлагает самые разные вкусы и ароматы: от приторно сладких до жгуче соленых. Тем не менее, один аромат смог разделить сообщество любителей Doritos.

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Компания Doritos начала сотрудничество с крупнейшей японской сетью пиццерий Pizza-La, и создала Doritos со вкусом пиццы с добавлением креветок и майонеза. Пока одни блогеры сравнивали новые чипсы с “кормом для рыб”, другие наслаждались сладковатым вкусом умами.

The Top Video Games That Have Made an Insane Amount of Money

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People all over the world love video games, so much that the industry raked in an astounding $140 billion in 2019 alone. But how much money each game and franchise actually gain till today? Today we have a list of the top video games that have made an insane amount of money. Without any feather discussions, let’s get into it.

12. The Legend of Zelda – $1,400,000,000

The Zelda series exist since 1986 thanks to Nintendo and became a big hit. The series is a mix of puzzles, action, adventure and exploration. The Zelda series became one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises and many consider it to be best video games ever made.

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Although , The Legend of Zelda is imaginary/fantasy game, it is actually inspired by the real word. The game designer and the creator Shigeru Miyamoto loved the nature and used to travel and explore the forests, lakes and caves that were near by to his hometown of Sonobe, Japan. Princess Zelda actually takes her name for American author and socialite Zelda Fitzgerald, while Link’s appearance was combination between Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

11. Tom Clancy Rainbow Six: Siege $1,600,000,000

A series of incredibly successful video games and several well-known films were inspired but none other then Tom Clancy’s books. Rainbow Six games were first released in the late 1990s and got reborn in 2015 under the name Rainbow Six: Siege.

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Rainbow Six: Siege is Fps game (first person shooter) that allows players to operate in one of the 5 teams,  FBI SWAT, the British SAS, the German GSG-9, the Russian Spetsnaz, and the French GIGN. The series gained substantial fan base which even created annual tournament where the best players compete team versus team on rewards and title.

10. Minecraft – $2,500,000,000

We can’t ignore one of the most successful building games revolutionary in the history – The Minecraft. Minecraft have been sold over 200 million copies till now and became the best-selling video game of all time in terms of units sold. This game became so popular that we got reported it even reached to 126 million users playing monthly.

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Minecraft is building sandbox game with no specific goals that the player needs to accomplish. The freedom that the game offers is a huge part of it mass appeal and thanks to the big community, there are so many Mods. Mods are an output or process of adding custom items and blocks to Minecraft. Modding allows users to expand the open-ended game, incorporating new tools, blocks, mobs, and more. With mods there are so many in-game games and calibration with other games that made by fans, for example you can actually play Pokémon in Minecraft thanks to mods.

9. Halo Franchise – $5,000,000,000

The outer space franchise shooting game, Halo, is based on a plot about war between humanity and evil aliens known as “The Covenant”. The first game in the series first released in 2001 and after that, the series sold over 65 million copies worldwide. The first games of the series were big success by many and even acknowledge as the best first-person shooter games that released by Xbox.

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Halo didn’t just stay in the video games, it even expend into other media including novels, graphic novels, comic books and even Lego sets. Some people even compared Halo series to the Star Wars series.

8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – $5,000,000,000

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also known by name PUBG, was released by South Korean video game company Bluehole in 2017. PUBG is based on the Japanese movies Battle Royale and came with features as a shooting battle royal genre game.

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At first, Battlegrounds was available via the video game streaming service, Steam to pc and then expend to mobile and to the consoles. Downloads of the mobile version of the game reached to 600 million, while computer and console sales have reached till now to over 70 million copies.

7. Tetris – $5,000,000,000 (estimated)

Probably the most classic of all the games in the list. On the summer of 1984 Russian mathematician Alexey Pajitnov created the game Tetris. He first showed it out to close friends and he never expected it to be a worldwide sensation.

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Eventually Tetris was picked up by gaming enthusiast and businessman Hank Rogers, which sold it to Nintendo back then. Sadly, Pajitnov didn’t gain anything of the revenue until 1991, when he moved to US and joined forces with Rogers. In the meantime, he missed out millions of dollars from the deal that Rogers done. Happily, to date, the rights are back in the hands of its rightful owner while the game sold more then 200 million copies.

6. Grand Theft Auto Franchise – $9,000,000,000

The Grand Theft Auto series is an open world games where mostly the theme is to slowly climb up in the underworld hierarchy or take revenge against crime organization. Each game in the GTA series took different place and city in America. The funny part is, that GTA was developed in the UK by Rockstar North.

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In the GTA’s series, several well-known Hollywood actors have voiced the in game including, Ray Liotta, Dennis Hopper, Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, and Axl Rose. Even though its an on going successful series, many articles criticized it as a violent real-life crime game. Many countries such as Britain, Germany, and France are against the game even if it’s still sold in their countries and even Brazil banned it outright.

5. Warcraft – $11,200,000,000

Warcraft is a real time strategy game where players control in-game armies and fight against other players or against the computer. The game take place in fantasy world where humans, elves, orcs, undead and many other creatures live there.

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This game not stopped in just video games, it also expended to other media including a short-lived magazine, card game,  comics, books, and actually full-length movie that released in 2016. Warcraft is one of the most recognizable video game titles, played by fans all over the world.

4. Mario – $12,000,000,000

Another successful franchise and series by creator and director Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo. Shigeru never knew that introducing an Italian plumber into an already popular arcade like Donkey Kong, will actually lead to the plumber stealing the show. 40 years later, the Mario franchise became the most recognizable video game franchise on earth.

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According to many sources, the name Mario was based on landlord of Nintendo’s warehouse in North America, named Mario Segale. Till today, Mario has appeared in over 200 games and sold over 200 million units of games. Lately rumors start to spread out about animated Mario movie is set to be released somewhere in 2021.

3. Pokémon Franchise (video games only) – $13,100,000,000

One of my childhood’s favorite video game series and tv show is none other the Pokémon, known also as “Pocket Monster”. Pokémon Franchise is owned by three companies: Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures, but it is managed by Nintendo in North America. Pokémon is the highest top grossing media franchise of all time, with an estimated 9$ billion revenue.

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When the co-creator Satoshi Tajiri gave the idea to Nintendo, at first no one really understood the idea of being able to trade “monsters” between players and use them to battle one another. According to his previous success in the company, Satoshi and partner Ken Sugimori were given the green light to develop the first game under Shigeru Miyamoto’s instructions.

2. Call of Duty Series – $15,000,000,000

Call of Duty was first published in 2013 by the California-based Activision. The first game was based on World war II and even include the cold war, futuristic, and outer-space settings. Only by February 2016, the series has sold over 250 million copies.

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The game’s vivid realness, has made it a surprisingly  favorite among members of the military. Because of the soldiers love it so much, US Armed Forces seriously adapted some of their training to simulate elements of the game.

1. League of Legends – $20,000,000,000

League of Legends, or in short LoL, was produced by American video game company Riot Games. LoL first launched in 2009 and within only 3 years it became the most played game in North America and Europe in terms of total hours spent playing. Riot, thanks to LoL, made billions of dollars per year over the last decade.

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So what Riot doing with all this money they gain from LoL? According to reports (take them as rumors until they official announce) they might plan to announce on digital card game, television series and movie. League of Legends continues to be a number one title across Europe, Asia, and North America.

Valuable Items That You Can Get Completely Free of Cost

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Before you pull out your credit card from your wallet, remember that sometimes you don’t really have to. You can save hundreds of dollars on basic necessities or activities such as music lessons, museum visits, find free hobbies, food and more. However, some of these free are really free, you need to work a bit to get them free.

1. Music Lessons

Many dream about being a rock star or a great musician, show in front of hundreds or even thousands of people or just play music as a hobby. But first, you need to take some lessons. Music lessons can be very pricey, and your progression depends on the quality of the teacher.

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Thanks to the technology that gave us the internet, we can connect with many people around the world. With that, there some websites that can give free music lessons such as MusicTherory.net. Hoffman Academy and Drum ambition have video tutorials and music sheet for beginners. But overall, there are many free apps and websites to learn music, one of them is of course YouTube.

2. Smoke Detectors

The National Fire Protection Association reported that 3 out of 5 individuals don’t have in their house a functioning smoke detector. This report is really shocking and unfortunate, which made some states to make it illegal to live in a home without a smoke detector.

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Luckily you don’t have to go to store and buy one for almost 15$. All you need to do is go to closest fire department, and the firehouses should give you a fire detector with battery replacement services for free.

3. Free Treats For Your Furry Friend

Having a dog comes with amazing benefits like having furry friend by your side, one of the big downsides on take care of dogs is the cost. One of the ways to save money is by subscribe to BringFido and after few days receive sample toys, food and even dog shampoo.

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More than that, if you want to groom your dog, try take him to the nearest veterinary school. They might offer free basic treats like hairbrush, nail treat and even toothbrushing. All you need to do is to call local pet shelter and ask the location of the veterinary school.

4. Wellness Classes

Gym, Yoga and any other fitness classes are pricy and might need spend hundreds of dollar per year to attend. Happily, you don’t have to and there are a lot ways to do them for free. Many Lululemon Athletic stores offer weekly yoga classes, you can even visit sites like MeetUp and join fitness group and workout with them for free.

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The internet is a big resource to find free things, and even workout tutorials and courses. There are plenty of qualified workout instructors on YouTube just waiting to change your life.

5. Free Music

There are many services that streams songs for free. People used to pay for CDs and albums, but these days are over.

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Music is completely free with apps and websites like Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora and YouTube. You can install them on your laptop. Music is now one click away and free.

6. Free E-Books

Most of the people read books. These can be real books or digital books like Kindle. Sure, borrow books from libraries is still a thing (believe it or not), but who want to touch a book that been touched by so many people or pay for expensive membership to a library? The internet strikes once again to the rescue.

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The readers among you are no longer have any excuses avoid reading books. Websites such as Gutenberg.org and the University of Pennsylvania’s online book page have free copyright books. All those books can be read from your laptop or even from your phone.

7. Free Hobbies

If you spent too much time at work you might forgot the life outside and the importance of having hobbies. So instead of spending weekends inside the house and watch tv, YouTube or play video games, why not join a free workshop to boost your creativity.

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Well, some might charge their workshop services for few dollars while other will be free of charge. Stores like Home Depot, Apple, Michaels and A.C. Moore and many others even offer classes to adults and kids completely free without charge.

8. Free Concerts

If you live in small town you will probably struggle with find free concerts to attend to. Many big cities have free concerts at their biggest parks or public stages where local performance arts can show up.

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If you really wish to keep listening to modern day performers or musician that play opera or classical music. You can always volunteer to local concert halls or work at the backstage. You will technically be working but will be able to continue “attend” to concerts for free.

9. Museum Visits

Art, culture and nature are important for our lifestyle and the creativity of our mind. Many museums, zoos and galleries offer free entry.

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People that have student ID, senior citizen card or Bank of America card will have many benefits and can get to more areas for free. For American people it is nice to know that if you have Bank of America card, you will be able to access to over 200 museums on weekend of every month for free.

10. Free Food at Restaurants

We all love food, in the restaurant, in the house or in events. Those food are really pricy after all and we need pay for the ingredient or the food in the restaurants. So how can we get free meal? Bring your mom or veteran relative to almost any restaurant in Mother’s Day or Veterans Day and get free meal.

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Other events that allow you get free food for example, is National Donut Day where Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and others will give you free donuts. I highly suggest googling these events and write on your calendar those dates to remember when and where you can get free food.

The Crazy Versions Of Your Favorite American Snacks

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It is well known that Americans love a lot of junk food. They love it so much, that they have to share their love to food with other countries around the world. I have to let you know that you are about to see many snacks that you have never seen before. So buckle up and get ready for some of the weirdest junk food you have ever seen or heard about.

1. Starbucks Sweet Potato Frappuccino

Sweet potatoes for many Americans remind Thanksgiving. But for across East Asia, they use sweet potatoes as a flavor for many (even too much) varieties of foods. Starbucks launched in 2019 in Japan a seasonal drink that literally contain sweet potatoes in it and that is named Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino.

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This drink contains small touches of candied sweet potato along with a honey and sweet potato sauce. People that tasted this interesting drink report the flavor of the drink is quite interesting and they could feel the the sweet potatoes taste with strong taste of espresso.

2. Hot Wing and Wasabi Flavored Oreos

Oreo is a special sandwich cookie snack that contain 2 wafers and sweet crème between them. I love this snake and I love to take it for traveling, to work or just at home. Well, if you are in china and you want an Oreo cookie, you will be surprised what you will find. In 2018, cookie manufacturer Mondelez released 2 weird Oreo flavors.

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Oreo with wasabi and Oreo with hot wing. In the wasabi cookie, the crème is green and mimics the flavor of spicy wasabi. While in the hot wing cookie, the crème is orange and mimics the flavor of the traditional hot wing sauce. Those 2 flavors drove social media apps crazy.

3. Yogurt Banana Fanta Soda

Let’s be honest here, most of the soda drinks such as Coca-Cola, Sprite and many more are not healthy at all. Well surprisingly, Fanta created a special healthy drink that contain yogurt in banana flavor for the Japanese market.

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Well, for Japanese this is not an unusual thing because it is popular to have yogurt in soda drink.

4. McDonald’s Tabasco Infused Spicy Hot Sundae

Many people loves spicy food and snacks, but have you ever heard about spicy drinks? As part of collaboration between Tabasco an American hot sauce company and McDonald in Honk Kong, in 2017, they released a limited addition of hot (VERY HOT) chocolate drink with tabasco.

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When the dessert came out people were shocked that the collaboration wasn’t about hamburger or fires but an actually a Sundae. The brave ones among them that tasted the spicy drink said it wasn’t special and even people there who were fans of spicy food were disappointed because that drink lacked some more spicy sauce.

5. Green Curry and Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor Lays Chips

Lays is known as one of the favorite chip snack company across America with many interesting flavors form onion to BBQ. Well, there are more other flavors, for example in 2019 Lays released a variety of limited edition flavors in Thailand.

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Lays took inspiration from 2 favorite Thai’s foods – green curry and shrimp tom yum , and add them to chips. I am not going to lie, chips with shrimp flavor sound interesting. The reviews for the chips were mixed, but the majority of the bloggers agreed it was a hard challenge to get these high complex flavors into chips.

6. Sweet Potato Kit Kat

This is another use of sweet potatoes in weird places. While sweet potatoes originally came from America, they became important part of the Asian diet and especially in Japan. At first, it was a replacement for rice when the country got low with rice and then slowly became one of the most important ingredients in the Japanese kitchen.

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Kit Kats got inspired by the one of the most popular sweet potatoes dishes, Daigaku Imo and developed Kit Kats with sweet potatoes which won rave reviews.

7. Durian Flavor McFlurry

McFlurry is a brand of flavored ice cream distributed by McDonald over many regions with different unique flavors. Recently, McDonald offered in Asia one of their most popular fruits, the Durian.

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McFlurry with Durian was first launched in Malaysia and then in the rest of Asia and became big hit across Southeast Asia. Funny note, this fruit is known by having strong smell which is why it became banned from hotels and public close areas.

8. Spicy Mango Munchkins

If you want donuts you probably will go immediately to Dunkin’ Donuts to munch them there. It comes in many flavors such as Bavarian cream and jelly filled. In Indonesia, however things started getting hot when they decided to introduce two special flavors, spicy mango and spicy pineapple.

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The idea of combining spicy flavors and fruit is actually popular in Indonesia. Indonesian customers who already fans of spicy mango responded positively to the new spicy doughy treats.

9. Spicy Fish Egg Flavored Pringles

The Pringles is a potato chips snack brand the use the slogan “Once you pop, you just cant’s stop”. Many people tasted Pringles different flavors and confirmed the slogan. But this flavor surprised many people – a few years ago Pringles released an unfamiliar spicy flavor to the Japanese market.

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The flavor we are talking about is known as mentaiko, flavor that was created by harvesting eggs form fish. Mentaiko’s popularity hasn’t stayed just in Japan but spread as well to Singapore.

10. Shrimp Mayo Pizza Doritos

Since the 60’s, Doritos became one of the popular snacks in America and Japan. Doritos came in varieties of flavors from sweet to salty and even spicy. But one flavor was managed to divide the Doritos community.

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Doritos joined forces with Pizza-La, Japan’s largest chain of pizza restaurants, and created the Doritos with flavor of shrimp mayonnaise pizza. While some bloggers compared the taste to “fish food”, others praised the taste of the slightly sweet umami-rich.

The Most Dangerous Animal Attacks And How To Survive Them

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In the animal’s world, survival is crucial. This information is helpful whether you are about to encounter these dangerous animals or you are just curious about how to deal with these animals. I invite you to read this list of the world’s top predators and how to face them.

1. Grizzly Bears

Grizzly Bears are an enormous mammals that weight 1,500 pound, you should always prefer to avoid an attack from them. The majority of bear’s attack comes form a female bear that protects her cubs. So, if you encounter bear cubs it is highly recommended to leave quickly and quietly before the mom will show up and think you want to attack her cubs. It is also recommend to stay away from areas with bears in March and April when young grizzlies begin their adventure in the open wild area.

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But what if you can’t avoid the grizzly bear? Experts say that people should expose the chest by puff it out and remain calm and completely still. If that doesn’t work, lay down on the bely, cover your neck with your hands and play dead. Bear usually won’t get close to dead bodies.

2. Sharks

One of the biggest and dangerous animals in the sea are the sharks. Many people will say if a shark will approach them, they will try swim away. Sadly a shark will outswim every human being on earth. So, what people should do when a shark is approaching?

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Instead of swimming away from the shark, try to play dead by stay still with as little splashing as possible. If that doesn’t work, prepare to punch the shark. Sharks are extremely sensitive on their nose and in between their eyes.

3. Lions

According to many studies, lions are only actively hunting 4 hours a day, but this doesn’t say that lions are not dangerous. Lions, sadly, kill almost 250 people per year. So how we avoid or even fight back?

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The first step is to walk backward very slowly while keeping eye contact with the lion. Do not run, it will only trigger the lion to hunt you. Important to know that lions will engage with few fake attacks before really attacking their pray in order to confuse it. If they begin doing it, try to make yourself big by doing scary motions and a lot of noise. By doing this, a lion might give up and look for easier pray to hunt, after all they active for 4 hours a day.

4. Snakes

Snakes are one of the most feared creatures in all of the animal kingdom. Snakes can come in many sizes and species and some of them have deadly venom that can kill many people. But we can’t avoid the fact that the snakes also afraid from us. So how we both can live in harmony?

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Many if not the majority of the snakes start bite only when they feel in danger and if their enemy is getting too close to them, so watch your steps. Because snakes can blend and hide themselves, it is recommend to make a lot noises and look down to see any movements in the ground. Some of the snake can vibrate their tip of the tail and make sound which make it easier to spot them. If you spot a snake, wave goodbye and walk away.

5. Gorillas

Gorillas are not hostile to humans… Most of the time…
If anyone ever find himself in a situation where they are facing a gorilla and he starts beating their own chest, get ready to do the next thing…

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In the gorilla’s world is all about social hierarchy. Don’t challenge them, don’t run and don’t look them in the eyes. Show the gorilla you know who the boss is and show them respect as much as you can.

6. Crocodiles

We don’t know the official number of deaths caused by crocodiles, but some say it is around 200 deaths each year. Those powerful lizards mostly live in lakes and rivers.

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Sadly if you in the water and crocodile approach you, there is nothing you can do. Crocodiles can move incredibly fast under water and even on the ground. If you spot a crocodiles, just act as fast as you can and run away from the water and distance yourself from them. They usually won’t chase you on the ground, but if they do, run for your life in zig zag.

7. Scorpions

Do you think the bigger the predator the deadlier it is? Well, you are wrong. Scorpions is one of the deadliest creatures that cause 1,000 deaths every year. So, how we can avoid from a sting from their venomous tail?

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The best defense against scorpions is the preparations before even encountering one. It is recommended to wear thick jeans and high boots so their sting won’t be able to penetrate your thick cloths. Another advice is scorpions usually active and get out of their hiding places during night times or rainy days, so take extra precaution during your trip in the field when you notice upcoming rain or at night time.

8. Jellyfish

The unusual brainless jellyfish is one of the deadliest creatures we encounter on the beach and their sting is so painful and even can kill people without the right treatment.

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There are some steps you should do to deal with after-effects of jellyfish’s sting before calling an ambulance. First of all, do not rub or scratch the stung area so the venom won’s spread quickly. Secondly, wash the salty water from you. Then neutralize the venom by putting vinegar with baking soda on the wound area.

9. Killer Bees

Some people are scare from get stung by a bee, but that I can assure you is safer (for people who are not allergic to bees) than getting stung by a killer bee. The best advice is to avoid from getting into a swarm of killer bees. But if you got yourself in this situation, here is the weirdest thing you are going to do to stay alive.

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As I said, this is going to sound weird and against any human instinct. The U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest that you take of your shirt and cover your face if they Killer Bees start attack you. According to professional studies, we learned that human can survive over 1,100 stings at once.

10. Spiders

The small 8 legs creature with fluffy legs is no other than our beloved spider. Majority of the people don’t like them and even afraid of them. Spiders come with many sizes and spices. Some of them has deadly venom like the black widow which has venom that can kill many people from single tear of her venom. Spider’s bite can be noticed only during or after you got bitten.

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If you spot a spider and you don’t know their spices (if it venomous or not), it is recommend to walk away or just try to kill them safely without expose any skin to them while try killing them. You can also try and capture them in container and throw them away. But if you already got bitten by spider, here some steps to do:
First try capture or take a picture of the spider (it is important for the doctor to know what spider bite you), Then immediately clean the bite area with soap and water and finally, hop to your car and head straight to hospital for special treatment.

Technologies Inspired By Animals

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Technology got evolved over time, but we couldn’t get our “eureka” moment without the help of the animals. Animal inspired us to develop new technologies that helped improve our modern society. So here is the list of some technologies that were inspired by animals.

Mosquitoes – Surgical Needles

Let’s agree with the fact that we all hate mosquitoes – they come, buzz around and suck our blood day and night. At the beginning, most of the people don’t feel the mosquitoes bite as their proboscis get into under your skin. This proboscis is what Japanese researchers from Kansai University wanted to replicate and use for good.

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They invented three-pronged needle that easily get into the skin to inject medicines with no issue. Thanks to those annoying little bugs we learned something

Fireflies – LED Light Bulbs

We all have LED lights in our homes – these lights last longer than the traditional light bulb. But not many knows that the LED Bulbs (Thomas Edison invented the Light Bulbs) were inspired by small bugs that fly around with green light known as fireflies. Their unique ability to project light from their body help us evolve the old light bulb Edison invented.

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Researchers from Penn State University found that if we mimick the firefly’s microstructures ability to provide light into LED Lights, it improved the light distribution by almost 90%. Those small magical bugs light our modern world with their natural light microstructure.

Bats – Walking Sticks For The Blind

Ultracane is unique stick which help blind people with one of their hardest daily tasks – move around. When the stick gets closer to certain objects it start vibrating to warn the user. This mechanism (echolocation) was inspired by none other than our night friends – The bats.

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Bats are almost completely blind and their only way to predict objects/obstacles in their way is by sending ultrasonic pulses to many directions, and as these ultrasonic pulses come back, it helps the bats to sense and react to obstacles. Thanks to the bats, blind people can walk more safely and independently.

Camels – Water Purification

Camels have the most interesting technique to survive in the desert with limited water resources. Scientists attempted to understand how camels do this, but they couldn’t figure it out completely.

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At first they found that camels recycle their exhaled air at night by cooling it and then absorbing it back once it got mixed with the atmosphere again. According to that, Sahara Desert researchers used this idea to create water purification system that removes salt from saltwater. This invention seriously improved the survivability of humans around the world.

Hummingbirds – Helicopters

I am sure you wonder how Hummingbirds and helicopters are similar right? They both have the ability to hover in place without moving, they can move horizontal and vertically while hovering if they choose to. But surprisingly, Hummingbirds gave helicopters some pro tips as that affected the way helicopters fly.

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Researchers from Stanford University and Wageningen University tested 12 different hummingbird species and found thing that changed our known helicopter models. They found that the hummingbird’s wings are large for their body and how powerful these wings are. These findings also help to save power energy for helicopters and made them better thanks to hummingbird’s pro tip.

Elephants – Bionic Arms

Elephants are one of the wild animals you wish you won’t encounter alone in wild. One of the deadly thing about them is their majestic trunk which is built from 40,000 muscles with no bones at all. Scientists took this as advantage of this fact and start developing new inventions.

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Scientists from Germany actually developed a bionic arms, a robotic arm replacement and replica to human arm inspired by the elephant’s trunk.

Sea Otters – Wetsuits

Sea Otters have ability to handle and stay in cold temperature water thanks to their protective fur layer that protect their warmth like many animals in the wild. MIT researchers took this fact and started researching how to make it – He created the wetsuits.

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Within these wetsuits the researchers built a replica to the otters protective layer – by designing small furry rubbery pelts which trap pockets of warm air and prevent losing body temperature. Thanks to them, divers can enjoy diving without being afraid of cold water.

Kingfishers – Trains

Train manufacturers have been also got improved with models and technology thanks to the animals among them – the Kingfishers. A Japanese rail company struggled with solving one of their own train’s design issue when their trains made noises while they got out from a tunnel.

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So you wonder how Kingfishers got into this picture? Well, thanks to one of the company’s engineer who had bird-watching habit. He solved the company’s problem by the inspiration of kingfisher’s long ,sleek beak. He designed the train like it with long nose. Thanks to that, every time their trains get out of the tunnels, the air particles move over the train and reduce the level of noise in those areas.

Woodpeckers – Black Boxes

Woodpeckers are one of the most interesting birds that exists – they are able to knock their head like a drill toward wood for long time without damaging their head. The reason is that their skulls naturally build with incredible shock absorbers – this fact made many scientists curious.

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Researchers from UC Berkeley showed that the woodpecker’s beak is filled with spongy and cerebrospinal fluid that helps them absorb the shock impacts. Researchers converted this concept into a black box to put on airplanes. Thanks to the woodpeckers, those flight recorders have better chances to survive a plane crash and help up figure out what happened to the planes.

Spiders and Ants – Unsinkable Metal

Inventing unsinkable ships seems nearly impossible, but thanks to small bugs we seem to get really close to, humans accomplished this task. Scientists from the University of Rochester studied unique spiders and ants that manage to float on water in any conditions.

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They found out that these bugs have pockets of air bubbles that trapped within a self-made underwater dome, which gave them the ability to float on water without sinking. Using this idea, engineers managed to replicate this ability and made ships with a smaller risk of sinking.

Actors Who Have Been Replaced By Another Actor Mid-Series

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Have you ever experienced the moment when your favorite actor in a Tv series suddenly replaced by another actor in the middle of the series? Sadly, it happens quite often, sometimes actor get fired mid-series due to conflicts behind the scenes or other reasons.

Becky Conner – Roseanne

The producers of Roseanne really confuse the fans, they didn’t switch actors once but multiple times. Lecy Goranson, a young actress played Becky Conner for the first 5 years of the series, was replaced by Sarah Chalke.

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When Goranson decied to leave and go to college, the producers of Roseanne replaced her with Sarah Chalke, a known actress who stared in shows like Scrubs and Rick and Morty. And it didn’t end here, after some time, the producers of Roseanne brought back Goranson and had her switch with Chalke multiple times.

Aunt Vivian – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The first rule of replacing actors is – If you are going to switch an actress with another one, make sure you find another candidate who resembles to the original stars. The producers of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air didn’t do this and upset may loyal fans.

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Janet Hubert was the original actress to play as Aunt Vivian. Hubert was replaced due conflicts with Will Smith behind the scenes. Instead of finding another actress who resembled Hubert, they picked Daphne Maxwell Reid and tried to convince the fans that she was the real Aunt Vivian. Well at least they didn’t change our beloved Uncle Phil.

Carol – Friends

we all know Carol from friends who was mother of Ross’s son Ben. Carol was one of the biggest recurring side characters in Friends who was played by Jane Sibbett. But, if you watch the tv show again, you might notice something isn’t right.

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On the first season of the series, Coral have been played by an actress named Anita Barone and after that Sibbett took the place. Barone was replaced by her decision. She thought her role was too small before realizing Friends going to be a huge hit.

Myrcella Baratheon – Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is known by changing actors multiple times. In fact, at least 10 actors on the show were replaced by another actors mid-series. One of these actors and characters was Princess Myrcella Baratheon played by Aimee Richardson.

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Since Game of Thrones have been filmed for many years, characters, by nature, was getting older. Due to this situation, it gave good reason to switch original actress with “older” once. Richardson the original actress has been replaced with Nell Tiger Free who actually looked younger then har.

Ginger Grant – Gilligan’s Island

When the pilot for Gilligan’s Island originally aired, people loved it. But there was certain character who the producers felt needed to be change. On the first episode of the tv show, the actress Kit Smythe played Ginger Grant but not for too long.

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The directors of the tv show wanted to go to a different direction, which made them replace Smythe with Tina Louise. This replacement ended up being one of the best parts of the show.

Lily – Modern Family

Modern Family has emerged over the years as one of the most favorite and long term tv shows. But since we mention this tv show here, you might guess that during the tv show there was an unexpected and even surprising switching between young actresses.

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One of the families in the tv show led by Mitchell (Jesse Tyler) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) have adorable, adopted daughter named Lily. Lily was played by our beloved Aubrey Anderson-Emmons who played her the majority of this tv show. What the majority of the people don’t know is that Lily was played by another younger actresses in the very first season, twin babies Jaden and Ella Hiller.

Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane – Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is full with many epic character we loved and admired. One of the badass characters is none the less Gregor Clegane known by many as “The Mountain”. A gigantic knight of House of Clegane and the older brother of Sandor Clegane “The Hound”.

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Gregor Clegane was portrayed by 3 different actors. The original actor was Conan Stevens, then the next one was Ian Whyte. But finally, the producers of Game of Thrones settle on the third actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson who really look like a mountain.

Penny – The Big Bang Theory

Our beloved sitcom tv show about 4 social awkward friends that their life changed thanks to a beautiful girl name Penny. To be fair, we might saw a different Penny as we know because the directors almost took a different actress to play Penny.

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Katie was the first name before Penny, and almost played by completely different actress. During the pilot episode, Amanda Katie played Katie and she did an excellent job. But the showrunners weren’t sure about the episode and didn’t publish it. Instead, they replaced Katie with Kaley Cuoco and changed the character name to Penny – exactly what The Big Bang Theory needed.

Delores Pasternak – Two and a Half Men

Comedy tv show about Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) who lives with his brother Alan and nephew Jake. During the series, multiple young women come and go but one of them was Jake’s fifth grade teacher Delores Pasternak.

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The original actress that played Delores Pasternak was Missi Pyle, a brilliant actor that made the fans fell in love with her. But for some reason, the showrunners decide to replace her with Alicia Witt.
Even if she wasn’t the main character, many fans can agree that the replacement wasn’t necessary.

Meg Griffin – Family Guy

Like every show, we have the “poor punching bag” character with bad luck. In Family Guy we have Meg Griffin. For many episodes we saw Peter, Stewie and Lois bullying (in a funny and ridicules ways) Meg for long time.

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The voice behind the character is Mila Kunis, however if you watch it again, in the very first episodes you will realize it is not Kunis but other veteran actress – Lacey Chabert.

Laurie Forman – That 70s Show

Who doesn’t remember Laurie? Eric’s Sister from the 70s Show. Laurie were played by Lisa Robin Kelly but not until the end of the series.

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Kelly played as Laurie for 6 seasons of the show ,but sadly not in all the 8 seasons. Kelly suffered from substance abuse and in the she was replaced by Christiana Moore. That’s not all, Kelly passed away in 2013 and many fellow cast members spoken fondly of her.

Lois Lane – The Adventures of Superman

We saw so many versions of superman come and go, and not only version of superman that changed but also many versions of Lois Lane as well. Lois is Clark Joseph’s (superman’s real name) fellow reporter, best friend and sometimes lover. Lane is known as the biggest and popular supporting characters of all time.

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The Adventure of Superman came in the 50s.  It took a while for producers to find the perfect actress to fit into Lane’s shoes. Phyllis Coates been found and did really respectable and amazing job, but she was replaced by Noel Neil who rocked out the acting.  

KFC and Gaming?

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No, this isn’t one of the April Fool jokes you usually hear – KFC, the famous fast food global restaurant network, announced on a gaming food console/pc. We are talking about a cooperation between KFC Gaming and Cooler Master to create a mini pc with the shape of the known KFC chicken bucket with actual heating food space inside the console/mini pc.

Many laughed about the “KFConsole” since June but it actually happening. This is not a console such as PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, but a mini gaming pc that designed by Tim Malmborg.

The device based on Cooler Master’s Master Case – NC100 pc case and use Intel’s Compute Element Module NUC9 Extreme.

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We don’t know the spec of KFConsole yet but we can assume that since the model NUC9 can come with Intel Core i9-9980K and Seagate SDD 1TB storage the console with have the same specs.

The Graphic Card of the device might be from Asus cooperation with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX, and categorized by the company that this device will provide high quality smooth gaming with support 4k with 240FPS and 240 Hz.

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Tim Malmborg, who helped creating this console said – “The hardest part was definitely figuring out the entire internal layout to get it as compact as possible and still have sufficient cooling for the hardware. The cylindrical bucket design and the chicken bay [are] two separate features that by themselves [are] challenging to work with. And then combined with a high-performance PC, well, I had to spend days creating the 3D model for it.”

MSI Optix MAG301CR2

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MSI announced on their new curve gaming monitor – the MSI Optix MAG301CR2. MSI Otix comes in 29.5-inch WFHD, 21:9 ratio display, a refresh rate of 200Hz, response time of 1ms and support AMD FreeSync Premium.

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The new monitor comes with 3 thin bezel sides (top, left and right) and a curve of 1500R for better gaming experience with angle view of 178 degree.

The screen includes blue light filter and Anti-Flicker technologies to prevent from exhausting the user while using the screen for long duration of time.

MSI equipped the new monitor with 7 unique display modes each one for different game genre and include night mode to bright dark areas in-game.

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The panel of the screen is VA 8-bits quality with FRC. The screen support 82% of DCI-P3 and 103% sRGB color protocols. MSI combine RGB lighting on the back of the monitor under the name MSI Mystic Light and gave the ability to adjust the RGB lighting via mobile app or direct from unique desktop application.

The I/O ports are:

  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2.
  • 2x HDMI 2.0.
  • 1x USB-C with DisplayPort support.
  • USB central with 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1.
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The MSI Optix MAG301CR2 will be launch with a price tag of $350.

Netflix’s New Content For December

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Netflix uploads new and old tv shows and movies this month so you and your family would enjoy some quality time in front of the TV.

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man who is afraid of commitment until he meets Lucy.
Lucy loses her memory each and every day so Henry has to make her fall in love with him again.

Chef (2014)

After losing his job at a popular restaurant, Chef Carl Casper attempts to start fresh by fixing up a food truck.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

One of the famous movies of all time. The story is about an alien who is left behind on Earth and is saved by young Elliot who decides to keep him hidden and help him go back to his friends.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

The 2nd movie of kung fu panda sequel. The movie is about Po who takes it upon himself to foil the plans of murderous peacock called Shen who intends to conquer China and destroy kung fu once and for all.

Marauders (2016)

Bruce Willis and Dave Bautista star in this action crime thriller about a group of untraceable bank robbers.

Nate – A One Man Show (2020)

Netflix Original – Stand-up show by Natalie Palamides.

Peppermint (2018)

Thriller movie starring Jennifer Garner about a woman who is seeking revenge for the death of her husband and daughter.

Quigley Down Under (1990)

Wild Western movie starring Tom Selleck and Laura San Giacomo about an American rifleman who accept a sharpshooter duty job.

Runaway Bride (1999)

A big-city reporter came to interview a small-town handywoman who has made a habit to runway from wedding and commitments, during the interview he falls in love with her.

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Mystery/Thriller movie about Robert (Tom Hanks) who travels from Paris to London to unravel a bizarre murder.