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Jelangkung
A forbidden Indonesian game that uses hand made puppets to communicate with spirits. The puppets are made from wood and their heads are made from coconut shells. They are then clothed and have faces drawn on them.
The game is played typically (at night) with 3-4 people who hold the dolls up and read a mantra. The puppets have pens placed in their hands and are then asked questions. Supposedly the puppets will move and begin to write down on a piece of paper. The game is forbidden because there is a risk of being possessed by evil spirits.

unexplained-events:

Jelangkung

A forbidden Indonesian game that uses hand made puppets to communicate with spirits. The puppets are made from wood and their heads are made from coconut shells. They are then clothed and have faces drawn on them.

The game is played typically (at night) with 3-4 people who hold the dolls up and read a mantra. The puppets have pens placed in their hands and are then asked questions. Supposedly the puppets will move and begin to write down on a piece of paper. The game is forbidden because there is a risk of being possessed by evil spirits.

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Coffee Brewing Chemistry: Hot Brew vs. Cold Brew
Hot or cold, temperature won’t stop many from obtaining their caffeine fix. Depending on the weather and personal preferences, coffee drinkers at home can brew coffee by one of two ways: hot brew or cold brew. On the surface, the distinctions between the two methods seem self-explanatory. Read more…
Photo Credit: Nick Webb (nickwebb/Flickr)

scienceandfood:

Coffee Brewing Chemistry: Hot Brew vs. Cold Brew

Hot or cold, temperature won’t stop many from obtaining their caffeine fix. Depending on the weather and personal preferences, coffee drinkers at home can brew coffee by one of two ways: hot brew or cold brew. On the surface, the distinctions between the two methods seem self-explanatory. Read more…

Photo Credit: Nick Webb (nickwebb/Flickr)

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Flavor the Month: Watermelon
Nothing says “summer” quite like a big, juicy slice of watermelon. Even if you prefer it charred on the grill or blended into an icy agua fresca, watermelon is one of the best ways to beat the late-summer heat.
So what gives watermelon its refreshingly delicate flavor?
Turns out the answer is pretty complicated. Over the last few decades, scientists have identified dozens of flavor and aroma molecules that contribute to watermelon’s unique taste.
And here’s an interesting twist: a watermelon’s flavor has a lot to do with its color. Chow down on a yellow ‘Early Moonbeam,’ a pale ‘Cream of Saskatchewan,’ or a deep red ‘Crimson Sweet’ and you’ll likely notice different flavor profiles for each melon. Read more… 
Photo credit: David MacTavish/Hutchinson Farm

scienceandfood:

Flavor the Month: Watermelon

Nothing says “summer” quite like a big, juicy slice of watermelon. Even if you prefer it charred on the grill or blended into an icy agua fresca, watermelon is one of the best ways to beat the late-summer heat.

So what gives watermelon its refreshingly delicate flavor?

Turns out the answer is pretty complicated. Over the last few decades, scientists have identified dozens of flavor and aroma molecules that contribute to watermelon’s unique taste.

And here’s an interesting twist: a watermelon’s flavor has a lot to do with its color. Chow down on a yellow ‘Early Moonbeam,’ a pale ‘Cream of Saskatchewan,’ or a deep red ‘Crimson Sweet’ and you’ll likely notice different flavor profiles for each melon. Read more… 

Photo credit: David MacTavish/Hutchinson Farm